Tuesday, March 05, 2019

The Kansas City Fat Tuesday News Redux



Quick collection of news worth a quick scroll and perusal for those watching the clock and waiting to drink tonight . . .



KCMO Against Rent Double Down

These Kansas City Activists Want To Make Housing The Biggest Issue In The Mayor's Race

Protesters withstood single-digit temperatures on the steps of City Hall Monday to share horror stories about landlords kicking their families out after a serious illness or being left with no safe, permanent housing options after an eviction. KC Tenants, a new group advocating for tenants' rights, intends to make housing a central issue in the upcoming mayoral election.


Golden Ghetto Suspect Appliance

Dishwasher eyed as possible cause of Overland Park duplex fire

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- Investigators say a dishwasher is being eyed as a possible cause of a kitchen fire. Crews from Overland Park and Lenexa fire departments were called about 6:30 a.m. Monday to 115th and Bluejacket streets. First units on the scene reported light smoke from the ground floor of a two-story duplex.


KCK Chief Double Dip???

KBI investigates KCK police chief's use of a county-owned lake house

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV/AP) -- The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the Kansas City, Kansas, police chief's use of a county-owned lake house. The investigation centers on whether Chief Terry Ziegler "double dipped" when he took paid time off work while also charging the county government for work he did on the lake house.


JoCo Workout Trending

A new style of fitness has come to Johnson County

There is a new fitness studio in Overland Park with a unique twist using a dynamic machine. It's called the Lagree Method and it uses a machine designed to provide constant tension and resistance to keep the heart rate elevated.


Cold & Harsh KCMO Winter Report

Families struggling to survive the cold turn to KC emergency shelter for help

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The lingering, harsh winter is still pushing more families in need to City Union Mission in Kansas City. "It's been a tough few days for us. I'm just really happy to be here," Melissa Macias said. A few days ago, the single mom and her four children moved to Kansas City from Dallas.


Storms Ahead For Kansas

Kansas projected to see higher frequency of tornadoes, severe storms in 2019

With winter storm after winter storm, it's hard to believe that severe weather season is right around the corner.


Perfect Village Suspect Search

Authorities investigate after bank robbed in Prairie Village

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS (KCTV) -- The FBI is investigating a bank robbery that happened in Prairie Village. Authorities say the Great Southern Bank at 5206 W. 95th Street was held up around 1 p.m. on Monday, February 4. The Prairie Village Police Department said the suspect approached a bank teller and demanded money.


Kansas City Bulky FAIL

Kansas City residents frustrated by continued delays for bulky item pick-up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- KC is further delaying scheduled bulky item pick-ups. It's part of a messy situation the city hasn't been able to handle, thanks to the harsh winter weather. Three couches, some shelving and bags of trash all sit on the curb outside Marlandis Hayes' Brookside home.


Meth Town Runaround

2 in custody following Independence police chase, vehicle nearly struck officer

Two people are in custody after an early morning police chase that started in Independence, Missouri.The Clay County Sheriff's Office said just before 7:30 a.m., Independence police pursued a stolen vehicle into Clay County, where the vehicle involved nearly struck an officer.Clay County deputies pursued the suspect vehicle until in crashed near Kansas Street and Conistor in Liberty.Clay County authorities said two men were taken into custody after a short foot chase.Charges are pending in connection with this incident.


Phone Threat Fakers Abound

Independence officials warn of utility bill scam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Independence officials are warning residents that scammers are at it again in their area. A city spokesperson said people have reported receiving threatening phone calls from an "800" number that shows up on caller I.D. as from the City of Independence.


Lesson In No Privacy

Smithville School District hosting forum on random student drug testing

Hide Transcript Show Transcript WERE HURT THAT ARE EXPECTED TO RECOVER. STUDENT DRUG TESTING COULD BE COMING TO A NORTHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT. HALEY: TOMORROW NIGHT THE SMITHVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS HOSTING A FORUM FOR PARENTS. KMBC 9'S WILLIAM JOY EXPLAINS WHY THE POLICY IS HAPPENING NOW, AND HOW PARENTS ARE REACTING.


Fanboys Talk Conspiracies

Making sense of the Dee Ford rumors with two theories

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport joined Good Morning Football Tuesday morning to discuss Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford, who the team officially tagged Monday. Rapoport: "A true standout, career year, but certainly a year where the Chiefs had been waiting on it.


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