Tuesday, April 09, 2019


With respect to one of our favorite old school video games, we go looking for a bit of news treasure in this compilation of local news items from across the metro . . .

Troubled Traffic Tuesday

Traffic snarled after semi hits bridge over EB I-70 at 27th

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There are only minor injuries after a crash on eastbound Interstate 70 Tuesday morning. Officials said a semi clipped a bridge over the interstate at 27th Street around 8:30 a.m. The semi was carrying a full load, so debris was scattered across the road after the crash.

Debates Don't Belong To Newspaper And TKC Broke This News Before They Did

The Kansas City Star wants your help with six mayoral forums | The Kansas City Star

Councilwoman Jolie Justus and Councilman Quinton Lucas emerged victorious in Tuesday night's Kansas City mayoral primary, prevailing over nine competitors for the chance to face off in the June general election. The Kansas City Star will sponsor six forums with Kansas City mayoral candidates Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas between now and the June 18 election.

Kansas City Leader Inspires

Rosilyn Temple says her own grief moved her to help others


Daycare Tragedy Update

Kansas City day care under investigation after 6-month-old baby's death

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- An in-home day care is under police investigation after an infant was found unresponsive Friday afternoon. Officers were called just after 2 p.m. to a home in the 10000 block of Crystal Avenue after someone called to report the 6-month-old not breathing.

Kansas Spy Cam Cash Game

FBI offering reward for information in two recent payday loan center robberies

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification and conviction of the person responsible for the robberies of two Kansas payday loan centers. The FBI is asking for the public's assistance to identify the suspect connected to the robbery of the Advance America on Louisiana Street in Lawrence, Kansas, and the Advance America on Northwest Topeka Boulevard in Topeka, Kansas.

Tragic Branson Info

Pump removed before Branson duck boat tragedy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A powerful water pump was removed and replaced with less efficient ones before a duck boat sank on Table Rock Lake last summer, killing 17 people. The change in water pumps was approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Golden Ghetto Due Process

Justin Rey files more motions, delaying his sentencing again

OLATHE, Kan. - Justin Rey filed a series of new motions in Johnson County Court before a hearing set for Monday morning, causing it to be rescheduled yet again. Rey, who was convicted of child endangerment and child pornography charges at the end of January, was supposed to be sentenced on March 27.

Raytown Wreck Report

Police investigating after SUV slams into the back of a loaded school bus

Authorities are investigating after an SUV slammed into the back of a loaded school bus Tuesday morning.That incident happened just after 7:30 a.m. near East 53rd Street and Ralston Avenue in Raytown, Missouri. Students were on the school bus at the time of the crash.At least two ambulances were called to the scene.

Another KC Area Steamboat Destination???

Parkville makes pitch to home museum for Kansas City's Arabia Steamboat

PARKVILLE, Mo. -- If Parkville Mayor Nan Johnston has her way, the Arabia Steamboat will return to where the doomed ship went down in the Missouri River in 1856. "It sank in Parkville, and we'd like to have to have it back," Johnston said.

More Deets On Tax Fight For Subscribers

KC ordinance would delay voter-passed incentives cap - Kansas City Business Journal

The Kansas City Council will discuss a proposed ballot issue that would give it an out should voters approve an initiative to lower the cap on economic incentives. The council is set to discuss this week an ordinance proposed by Councilwoman Teresa Loar, KSHB reports.

Northland Welcomes Scary Doggies

Mayor makes it official: Pit bulls and all breeds now welcome in Liberty

LIBERTY, Mo. - Pit bulls are now legally welcome in Liberty. Voters overturned a ban on the breed on election night, and on Monday, the city council voted unanimously to declare it. Two years after the idea of repealing the ban began to surface, it was made official at Liberty's city council meeting Monday night.

Artsy Biz Decision

Kansas City Art Institute introduces Entrepreneurial Studies minor - Kansas City Business Journal

The Kansas City Art Institute is ready to start helping its students get into the business mindset. KCAI's new minor in Entrepreneurial Studies in Art and Design will be offered with the help of the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Footballer In Political Training

Chiefs lineman completes internship for Sen. Josh Hawley

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) -- Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Ryan Hunter has tackled the halls of government. As part of the NFL Players' Association's Externship program, the pre-law graduate from Bowling Green State University worked for Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, of Missouri. He focused in part on helping improve rural internet access.

Kansas Bus Driver Man Recruitment

Kansas Is Short On School Bus Drivers. One Company And Its Drivers Have An Idea.

Ray Alvarez remembers the summer he couldn't make ends meet driving children to school. "I did qualify for food stamps," the Olathe school bus driver said. "And yes, I accepted them. My income was so low." Alvarez has driven buses off and on for a decade.

Show-Me Shroom Winning

Missouri's morel mushroom season may be 'epic'

Ron Cook, the founder of the Missouri Morel Hunting Facebook page, told the Springfield News-Leader the forecast for this year's morel season in the Show Me State may be "epic.""The conditions are really right for them," Cook said in the report.

Jackson County Home Help

JaxCo group raises funds to increase affordable homeownership

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - A group in eastern Jackson County, Missouri, hopes to provide families the keys to unlock a better future. Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity is joining Home is the Key, a national campaign by Habitat for Humanity International that spotlights the need for affordable housing and aims to raise funds to drive lasting change in the United States.

Unkind Friend Indeed?!?!

Hickman Mills district, police investigate after students possibly sickened by cannabis-infused food

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Hickman Mills School District and the Kansas City Police Department are investigating after students may have been sickened by a cannabis-infused food product. At least two students, one at Hickman Mills in the freshman center and one at Ruskin, ate some edibles and got very sick.

Local Big Money LGBT Support

Fans of 'Queer Eye' show raise more than $90K for woman

A lesbian whose experience of being kicked out of her home as a 16-year-old because of her sexual orientation was highlighted on the Netflix show "Queer Eye" has a fresh shot at college after fans of the show raised enough to pay off her student loans.

Kansas City Forecast 2nd Look

Warmer Tuesday and Wednesday before a big temperature drop

A freeze is possible this weekend.

And this is the SECOND OPEN THREAD for today . . .

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