Friday, March 22, 2019

The Kansas City News Overview



Tonight we share a bevy of local news that's worth a look and offers a great glimpse of life in the metro right now. Checkit:



Kansas City To The Rescue

KC-area firefighters ready to help rescue stranded people

ELWOOD, Kansas - Sirens sounded Thursday evening urging residents in Elwood, Kansas to evacuate as the Missouri River rose above 30 feet. Around the same time, residents filled a gym to learn about evacuation procedures where officials said that eight hours after the sirens sounded, utilities would be shut down.


Chiefs Always Second Best

Kansas City Chiefs are #1 in Power Ranking, But The Patriots Still the Favorite To Win the AFC

NFL Power Rankings: 2019 Preview and 2018 Review


Cowtown Soda Shut Down

PepsiCo will shutter Kansas City facility with 57 employees - Kansas City Business Journal

PepsiCo Inc. (Nasdaq: PEP) is shuttering its Kansas City production facility at 6050 Manchester Trafficway, which will affect 57 employees. The layoffs will occur over a 14-day period starting May 17, according to a filing with the state.


Local Blaze Aftermath

Fire damages 3 homes near 59th and Wabash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Fire Department battled a large house fire near 59th and Wabash around 2:30 Friday morning. The fire quickly spread to nearby homes, damaging three houses in total. Two of the houses are total losses. They were occupied, but no one was inside when the fire took place.


Tragic Crash Aftermath

Man pleads guilty to killing woman in deadly car chase/crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chrissy Saale's family finally has answers. The man who caused a car crash that killed Saale admitted guilt in court Friday. Collan Cross, 25, pleaded guilty in Wyandotte County Court to second degree murder, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and felony fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer.


Local Biz Sneak Peek

Custom Truck One Source revitalizes Armco Steel site [Photos] - Kansas City Business Journal

Custom Truck One Source continues to revitalize the former site of Armco Steel. The builder and supplier of specialty work trucks relocated its headquarters to two buildings on the site in the Blue River Valley Industrial Corridor in 2005. The company has been rehabbing additional vacant warehouses and converting them into workspaces ever since.


Sunflower State Civil Rights

ACLU: Black man detained while moving into Tonganoxie home he'd just bought

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday asked state officials to investigate after a black man was detained by police while moving into his home, then allegedly harassed for weeks and blocked by the police chief from filing a racial bias complaint with the department.


Asking Community For Gift Of Life

Olathe 9-year-old girl needs bone marrow donor for anemia | The Kansas City Star

Nine-year-old Emma Hall of Olathe has aplastic anemia, a blood disorder. She needs a bone marrow donor who is African-American, so her family and friends are having a donor drive on Saturday.


Ex-Burb Public Safety

Blue Springs PD program to protect special needs community

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - A child wandering off or running away from home can be a parent's worst fear. In that situation, every moment matters, which is why the Blue Springs Police has unveiled a new program aimed at helping children and adults with special needs get back home safely.


Tragic Highway Wreck Postscript

33-year-old KC woman dies after being ejected in one-vehicle crash on I-29

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A 33-year-old KC woman died Thursday night after being ejected in a crash on Interstate 29. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's crash report, the deadly crash occurred shortly before 6:30 p.m. Thursday on northbound I-29 near Interstate 635.


Record Breaking Po-Po Celebration

Ride along: Trooper has the record for DWI arrests in a year

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - When it comes to stopping drunk drivers, no Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper does it better than one in Jackson County. Trooper Aaron Engelhart has arrested the most people on suspicion of driving while intoxicated among MSHP troopers in three of the past four years.


Former First Lady Chat Today

Former First Lady Laura Bush honors KC women inducted into UMKC hall of fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Former First Lady Laura Bush, and her daughter, Barbara Piece Bush, joined about 1,000 others Friday in paying tribute to 10 women being inducted into UMKC's Starr Hall of Fame. Laura Bush has been an advocate for education, health care and women's rights.


Rock Chalk Twitter Check

Ghosts Of Social Media Past Haunt Kansas Governor's Administration

The last week might have been easier for Gov. Laura Kelly if every staffer and appointee had stuck to sharing cat photos on Twitter instead of political opinions. The Kansas GOP pounced quickly on her newly formed Democratic administration for the social media transgressions of its people.


Kansas City Stays Winning Small Time College B-Ball Bracket

NAIA reaches deal to keep men's basketball tournament in KC for 4 more years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The NAIA Tournament is staying in Kansas City for another four years, organizers say. The extension will keep the men's basketball tournament in Kansas City until 2024. About 250 colleges with enrollments of 2,000 students or fewer make up the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and that includes local schools like Park University and Mid-America Nazarene University.


Kansas City Christian Shut Down

LifeWay Christian Resources will close all 170 retail locations - Kansas City Business Journal

LifeWay Christian Resources will close all 170 of its retail locations by the end of year, the company announced Wednesday. The decision to close its physical locations comes as LifeWay looks to strengthen its digital presence, according to a company blog post.


Stepping Up Local Care

With about 50,000 affected, local group pushing to make KC dementia-friendly

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In just the last six weeks, at least six older people have been reported missing in the Kansas City area. The metro has roughly 50,000 people with dementia right now. There are an additional 200,000 people taking care of them.


Old School End Around Fix

Inspectors: Harrisonville hospital makes fixes after botched colonoscopy

HARRISONVILLE, MO (AP) - A Kansas City area hospital has passed a follow-up inspection after Missouri inspectors found that its staff failed to properly respond to an 83-year-old woman who died one day after undergoing a routine colonoscopy.


Kansas City's Latest Eco-Devo Game

Editor's Notebook: Opportunity Zones' potential seen in ZIP codes data - Kansas City Business Journal

Editor Brian Kaberline notes that last week's print edition of KCBJ highlighted the area's wealthiest ZIP codes. This week, he looks at the area's poorest such area - through the prism of what Opportunity Zones can do for similar neighborhoods.


Show-Me Sacrifice For The Wall

Scott Air Force Base Project Could Be Cut To Pay For Border Wall Construction

Among the military construction projects that could be cut, or at least delayed, in order to pay for a wall on the southern border of the United States is a $41 million communications facility expansion at Scott Air Force Base. Plans to build a new $1.75-billion National Geospatial-Intellence Agency campus in north St.


Speedy Kansas City Spring Awaits

Kansas City Royals 2019 season preview: This might be MLB's fastest team, but will the speed translate to wins?

The Royals won't see a lot of wins in 2019, but hope to see development for their younger players


And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

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