Kansas City Lame Duck Mayor Sly poses with his latest and last city hall budget as we check some of the more important news links from this morning. Take a peek:
Family & Doggie Burnt Out
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (KCTV) -- Firefighters rescued a dog from an overnight house fire that left four people without a home in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Fire Department responded around 1 a.m. to the house fire at 89th Street and Manchester. When they arrived, the dog was still stuck in the basement.
Kansas City Morning Confrontation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Law enforcement officials were involved in a standoff in the Northland Friday morning. They were called to the scene in the 200 block of Northeast 43rd Street around 5:30 a.m. Officials told 41 Action News there was an assault at the home earlier, and a person refused to come outside.
Kansas City Grave Robber Redux
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An historic cemetery in Kansas City helped unravel a 155-year-old mystery. Now, a team effort is helping put a disturbing crime to rest. "We bury our dead. We put them in mausoleums. But really, we keep them in our heart, and you can't desecrate that," said John Weilert, board of trustees member at Elmwood Cemetery.
Kansas City Weed Biz Bad Puns
Missouri's new take on medicinal marijuana is permeating the Kansas City business landscape, as business owners grapple with everything from adapting drug-testing policies to capitalizing on new business and investment opportunities. The Kansas City Business Journal gathered area experts to discuss how employers and investors can navigate the many opportunities and challenges of this emerging multimillion-dollar industry.
Local Creeper Capture Update
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Jackson County sex offender is in custody after failing to register, according to the sheriff's office. Clarence Hamilton Jr., 51, was arrested Thursday morning by the U.S. Marshals Office after an anonymous tipster said Hamilton was in the area of 7000 Walrond.
No Convenience For JoCo Voters
Johnson County, KS - Gov. Laura Kelly has signed a bill that allows Kansas voters to cast ballots at any polling place in their county, but it won't be an option in Johnson County.The new law allows counties to opt in, so Johnson County has chosen not to participate.
Forecast For Now
Our next chance for rain comes Tuesday of next week.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .