With respect to this #TBT symbolic logo selection . . . Right now we share a bevy of info, news, politics and perspectives from across the metro along with a few headlines from both Missouri and Kansas. It's a worthwhile collection and glimpse of the local news game and how it stands right now. Also serves as an important distraction in avoiding conversation with colleagues during lunch or the increasingly forbidden midday smoke break.
Meet 'Very Best' New Boss
For only the second time in its history, Hallmark Cards Inc. will be run by a CEO not named Hall. The Kansas City company named Mike Perry as president and CEO. Don Hall Jr., who had filled that position, will become executive chairman, with brother Dave Hall serving as executive vice chairman, according to a company release.
KCPD Shares Alert
Police searching for missing KC 11-year-old
Fanboy Push Back Cont'd
Have you ever read or heard something and immediately knew that it was wrong? That was the feeling that many fans of the Kansas City Chiefs felt when Yahoo! Sports released an article about Michael Lewis's NFL Fandom Report for 2019. In this report, Lewis attempts to rank the NFL fan bases based off of three different factors.
Feds Take Hard Line With Heartland Mobile Phone Crook Suspects
Victor Chernetskiy, 29, and Bryan C. Kirkendoll II, 29, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Missouri's Western District Thursday for an alleged conspiracy to steal cellphones and sell them across state lines. Charges say the pair worked in five states.
JOURNALISM: Northeast News Earns EPIC KCMO Weed Cash
Medical Marijuana Clinic Offers Free Evaluations for Veterans
Rock Chalk End Game
TOPEKA, Kan. - A recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling declaring that the state constitution protects access to abortion opened the door to a new legal attack on the death penalty.
Shark Sponsor Holds Court
KANSAS CITY, MO - Wichman Law Firm is a sponsored advertiser of Kansas City Live and is responsible for this content. Attorney Kevin P. Wichman has been named a "Super Lawyer Rising Star," and is one of the top three criminal defense attorneys in Kansas City.
Ask A Stupid Question
Supreme Court sends case over census citizenship question back to lower court, in blow to Trump administration
The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a setback to the Trump administration's plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, effectively blocking the addition of the question for now. In an opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court questioned the administration's reasoning for adding the question and ordered the case to be reconsidered by a lower court.
Rural Jackson County Morning Murder Postscript
GREENWOOD, MO (KCTV) -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a woman was shot and killed late Wednesday evening. Deputies were called just before midnight to 13000 block of Harris Road on shooting. The victim was found dead inside the home. A male suspect was apprehended after short vehicle pursuit, Sheriff Darryl Forte said.
Local Scrappy Confession
A 47-year-old Kansas City man pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $388,000 in a scheme involving scrap metal.
Lunch On The Road
SALINE COUNTY, Mo. -- A semitrailer carrying Hot Pockets over turned on I-70 in Saline County Thursday morning. The incident happened along the westbound lanes of I-70 at the 65.4 mile marker before 11 a.m. Only one lane of traffic is shut down while crews work to clean up all the Hot Pocket boxes.
KC Crooks Fizzle Charity Hope
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Independence police are looking for five men accused of stealing expensive fireworks from an Independence fireworks stand. The theft happened early Wednesday morning in the parking lot of Price Chopper near 42nd Street and Noland Road.
Kansas City Info Worth Cash
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Calls to the TIPS Hotline have picked up since Friday's announcement that the Kansas City Crime Commission increased its reward for tips that solve homicides to $25,000. While the increase is positive, one local group said it's not good enough.
Kansas Takes Chances
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The Kansas Lottery debuted it's first ever lottery ticket vending machine on Wednesday morning. You can find it at John's Food Center at 5812 SW Topeka Blvd. in Topeka. Any tickets that could normally be purchased at the counter can now be purchased via a touch-screen lottery vending machine.
Show-Me Life Fight
COLUMBIA, MO (AP) -- Missouri's only abortion clinic on Tuesday asked a state panel for an extension to continue providing abortions after its license is set to expire Friday. The state health department last week refused to renew the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate's license, and a court order protecting abortions at the clinic is set to expire Friday.
Harsh Times Hit Kansas Worst
Build higher, build stronger - it pays off big in Kansas. Disaster mitigation investments in Kansas yielded more savings than efforts in any other state, a new study found. The Pew Charitable Trusts listed Missouri as a close second. Pew crunched numbers from a previous study that looked at federal disaster mitigation grants between 1993 and 2016.
Help This Good Doggie
KANSAS CITY, MO - This summer, our local shelters have seen record numbers of animals looking for their forever home, including "Julie." This adorable dog joins us today, along with Mandy Start of Great Plains SPCA, to tell us how you can help. "Julie" is up for adoption now.
Summer Biz All Wet!!!
Out on the vast Kansas Flint Hills, Christy Davis trudges through a muddy cow pasture on the site of a big concert that never happened. "We took a hit with the weather. The one thing that we couldn't control," says Davis, outgoing director of Symphony in the Flint Hills, an annual event drawing thousands to see live classical music on the open prairie.
And for those who have made it this far, this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .