Thursday, April 04, 2019

The Kansas City Thursday News Roundup

Right now we offer a peek at the CLASSIC KANSAS CITY LOGO that's near and dear to our heart along with this collection of important but maybe not debatable local news links.

Kansas City Crime Fight Cont'd

War Cry KC recruiting 1,000 leaders to help reduce city's growing number of murders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City homicides are up 33% over the first three months of 2019 compared to 2017. That year would prove to be the most deadly year in Kansas City in more than two decades. Now one local group is making a big push to stop the violence you might have noticed driving around town.

Telcom Warning Of Future Hard Times That Might Be Inevitable Either Way

Sprint warns of more layoffs if T-Mobile merger denied

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Overland Park, Kansas, based Sprint is warning of more possible layoffs if its merger with T-Mobile is not approved. This week, Sprint's CEO Michel Combes sent a letter to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. , Combes writes Sprint faces significant challenges that "prevent us from thriving as a stand-alone company."

Cold Case Solved With Help From Community
KC man sentenced 22 years for fatal 2017 stabbing
Show-Me Lesson In Gun Rights

Campus concealed carry bill advances in Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Concealed carry would be allowed on college campuses under a bill that has won first-round approval in the Missouri House. The Columbia Missourian reports that the measure was added to a bill that would allow some faculty and staff to carry weapons as designated campus security officers.

Rock Chalk Family Looks For Cures

Kansas Mother Says There's 'No Other Option' To Save Her Daughter Beyond THC-Infused Oil

She already has had to bury her 17-year-old daughter Claire. Gwen Hartley's mission now is to have Kansas lawmakers help save the life of her 12-year-old daughter Lola. Lola has up to 30 seizures a day due to spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, one of several conditions she suffers from.

Show-Me New ID

Missouri begins offering REAL ID cards to comply with federal regulations

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Missouri is now offering drivers licenses and ID's that comply with the stricter federal requirements under the REAL ID Act. Missouri is one of the last states in the country to comply and has even been granted extensions.

EPIC Tax Fight Underway In Kansas

Kansas GOP struggles for votes to override Kelly's tax relief veto

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Top Republican lawmakers in Kansas struggled Wednesday to find enough GOP votes to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a tax relief bill despite a strong push to save the measure from the state Republican Party.

Local Consumer Alert

Bankruptcy case of contractor accused of taking thousands dropped

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Homeowners are still in the dark about whether they'll get their money back from a Lee's Summit contractor who filed for bankruptcy. Building Pro owner Mike Ross tried to declare Chapter 7 bankruptcy last year. The case was recently dismissed.

More Community Involvement In The Fight Against Crime

After tip to police, KC murder suspect finally arrested more than 2 years after shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City murder suspect that police have been searching for for more than a year is now in custody. Police served a warrant and arrested Deric Canady on Tuesday. He's been charged in the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Greican Davidson. which occurred on Nov.

Local Biz Activist Rebranding

Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce rebrands, adopts new name - Kansas City Business Journal

The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is rebranding and adopting a new name: Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The move aims to "foster a more inclusive community for Bisexual and Transgender members," according to a release posted on the chamber's website.

KC Sneezy Warning

As the cooler weather moves out, get ready for an intense allergy season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- We've been longing for warmer weather in the metro for months. It's finally here, but unfortunately, that means allergy season is here as well. Metro allergists say it's going to be a rough season. Children's Mercy puts out a daily allergy report. Right now, the pollen count is almost 130.

Pre-K Plan B

What's next after Kansas City voters reject pre-K sales tax

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, residents handily voted down a sales-tax increase Tuesday, which would have funded high-quality pre-kindergarten education programs for every 4-year-old in the city. The final margin - 66% against it and 34% for it - was a landslide defeat for outgoing Mayor Sly James and its advocates, but it was a resounding win for area school districts, who aligned tin opposition.

Kansas City Helping Hands Needed Behind The Wheel

Free ride program for cancer patients desperate for new drivers in KC metro

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The avenue to good health begins with a ride to the doctor's office. Kansas City's chapter of the American Cancer Society is in need of volunteer drivers to help keep the road open. The nonprofit's Road to Recovery program uses volunteer drivers and their cars to help cancer patients get to their medical appointments.

Local Reading Life Lesson

The Learning Tree renews lease, gets fresh look - Kansas City Business Journal

The Learning Tree has renewed its lease at Corinth Square and is ready for a makeover. Owners Jonny and Jane Girson temporarily closed their Prairie Village location Monday and plan to reopen in less than a week. Improvements will include a new layout, flooring and lighting.

More Services For Growing Need

Sherwood Autism Center expands to help more adults

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Sherwood Autism Center broke ground Wednesday on a $3.5 million renovation and expansion project. The 10,000 square foot expansion will take place at their 8030 Ward Parkway Plaza campus. Currently, the center is dedicated to helping children with Autism, but when renovations are finished, it'll combine adult programs as well.

Building Golden Ghetto Good Times

Overland Park council hopes to eliminate entertainment dead zone with new plan - Kansas City Business Journal

Overland Park City Council members are hoping to eliminate an "entertainment dead zone" in the College Boulevard corridor with a new College and Metcalf corridor plan, the Shawnee Mission Post reports. As part of that plan, the council approved the launch of a traffic and engineering study to analyze parking and whether it would be beneficial to reduce the number of lanes on College Boulevard.

East Side Cleanup Trash Talk

Neighbors, owner battle over Marlborough property

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The tight-knit community of Marlborough East, just off Prospect Avenue in south Kansas City, is trying to clean up the neighborhood and attract investment to their neck of the woods. But it isn't always easy. "It takes a village to raise a neighborhood, right?

Kansas City Return Team

Former Kansas City Chiefs who could return in 2019

Over the last few weeks, scores of NFL player names have come across the NFL's transaction wire as the free agency frenzy took over the month of March. What is lost in the process is every change of address involved, introducing players all over the NFL to new environs within which they must settle, select schools for their children, find friends and the like.

Perspective From Winner's Circle

41 Files: Justus, Lucas talk about winning mayoral primary

Kansas City, Missouri City Council colleagues Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas outlasted a crowded field Tuesday night to move on in the race to determine who will be Kansas City's next mayor.

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1 comment:

Josh said...

Oh yeah, allowing this generation of overly sensitive and emotionally unstable kids to carry firearms at school will without a doubt slow down killing. Next they will want you to believe that eating tide pods and snorting condoms while jumping out of moving vehicles to dance blindfolded is absolutely normal .

At this rate, I would not believe surprised if Missouri and Kansas get hit by a hurricane in a couple years. Global warming is real and we are soon to be under water while being simultaneously beat to death by tornadoes.

Good luck cleaning up the east side. I will sit back and watch how the next mayor gives Sly a wink as they find some way to push that pre K tax through.