Another glimpse at our news scene and these items that deserve a look from our weekend news hounds.
Po-Po Draw Guns @ El Choppo
We are working to learn what was taken after an overnight burglary at a Kansas City Price Chopper. It happened near 85th Street and Wornall Road sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. Wednesday. Police tell KCTV5 News that an employee called police saying three people were breaking into the store.
Big Bucks For Urban Planners
Kansas City is suddenly home to a new, heavy-hitter-backed startup with a built-in $11 million in Series A funding, Nick Bowden announced Thursday. Replica - a next-generation urban planning tool by Sidewalk Labs (itself a smart city firm owned by Alphabet, the parent company of Google) - has been spun out into its own standalone entity, said Bowden, CEO and co-founder of Replica.
JoCo Retail Is Dead?!?!
The growing LA-based brand chooses the Overland Park shopping center for its brick-and-mortar experiment.
GARDEN CITY, KS (AP) -- A Republican commissioner for western Kansas' Finney County has kicked off his campaign for the state's 1st District seat in Congress after two-term incumbent Roger Marshall announced plans to run for the Senate. Bill Clifford said Thursday in announcing his candidacy that he will stand with President Donald Trump and represent "conservative values."
ROB: IF THERE'S ONE THING KANSAS CITY KNOWS, IT IS BARBECUE. RACHEL: THAT IS WHY CAN'T IS HOME TO THE AMERICAN ROYAL WORLD SERIES OF BARBECUE AT THE KANSAS CITY SPEEDWAY. THAT IS WHERE WE FIND MATT EVANS. MATT: THIS IS THE BARBECUE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD EACH AND EVERY DAY, EVERY YEAR.
An independent living facility was shut down by San Diego city officials after an investigation found filthy living conditions.KGTV reports residents were living with cockroaches, bedbugs and rodent feces, along with leaking gas pipes. City officials said the carbon monoxide detectors also didn't work.Eleven people were living inside the facility.
Push Back Against Box Store
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There's a growing concern about the safety of customers and employees at a Jackson County Walmart and the area around it. For the second straight weekend, officials are meeting with customers and neighbors near the Walmart on 40 Highway, working on a plan to make it safer.
Local Good Deed For Youngster
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A child found dirty and scared, wandering the streets at 4 a.m. has police possibly building a case against her mother. The crying little girl, just 4 years old, was found early Friday near Blue Parkway and Lawn Avenue without any clothes.
Counting Mahomes Money
Let's talk about Fantasy stats versus stocks. In case you missed it, Jim Cramer has launched BullMarketFantasy.com, a website dedicated to Fantasy Football. He and Fantasy Football expert Bill Enright host a show every Tuesday and Thursday to bring Fantasy Football managers all of the advice and knowledge that they need to know to prep their teams. But, of course, Cramer can't avoid the stock market.
Crafting New Happy Rock
The city needed a gathering place for its residents, and city leaders - skeptical a developer would step up and do it for them - took matters into their own hands and willed it to happen. Today, their creation of Linden Square has jump-started almost $100 million in development.
KC Royals Postscript
This evening, Zack Greinke will take the mound at Kauffman Stadium for just the fifth time since he made his last start in a Royals uniform in 2011. The soon-to-be 36-year-old is now a member of the Houston Astros, who now boast the most dominant starting rotation in baseball.
Forgone Weekend Conclusion???
NFL odds, picks, predictions for Week 2: Advanced computer model loving Chiefs, Patriots | CBS Sports Another one of the Week 2 NFL picks from the model: the Chiefs cover as eight-point road favorites against the Raiders on Sunday.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .