A quick glimpse at some of the more worthwhile news links for our evening visitors. . .
Local Scribe Game Overstocked
The Pen Place Inside a tiny 750-square-foot store on the ground floor of Crown Center, you'll find a store out of a different era. Pen Place (2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 111, Kansas City, Mo. 816-474-7500) has been open since 1968 and sells primarily pens (their best guess is about 2,500 different writing implements in stock) plus a small selection of...
Flapjacks With The SecState
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo poses with IHOP general manager Rachel Yoakum in Overland Park. It was a half hour before noon when a federal agent showed up at IHOP and showed Rachel Yoakum his badge. "I honestly thought it was the health department or something," said Yoakum, the general manager of the newly opened IHOP on 151 st Street in Overland Park.
More Deets About Classic House
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A bidder from Nebraska has paid $920,000 for a house designed and built by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Star reports that Heritage Auctions says the new owner wants to remain anonymous for now, but the bidder plans to honor the integrity of the Sondern-Adler house that sold Monday.
Local Survivor Story
CASS COUNTY, MO (KCTV) - A 42-year-old woman riding a motorcycle on Sunday is recovering from injuries after her motorcycle overturned. According to a Missouri Highway Patrol crash report, the woman was riding a 2012 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on Route Y at 247th Street around 6:30 p.m.
Look To The Heavens
The Perseid meteor shower is set to peak with the most number of meteors during the early morning hours of August 12 and 13 -- which coincides with a bright full moon.Once evening falls, expect to see a meteor, or a "shooting star," streaking across the sky every few minutes.
Kansas Mosquito Mayhem
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said the entire state is now at high risk for West Nile infections.In its surveillance and transmission risk report from July 27, the KDHE said the southwest and north-central and north-east reporting regions were upgraded from moderate to high risks.
Show-Me Po-Po Outrage
JEFFERSON CITY - The longtime lobbyist for the Missouri Police Chiefs Association canceled his registration with Missouri ethics regulators on Friday, a week after a state audit blasted his role in a no-bid contract scheme that cost taxpayers $74,000.
Evening Forecast Look
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