Tonight we share a glimpse at news links still worth a peek which provide an overview and more insight into this town for our most dedicated newshounds . . .
Local Drug War Casualty
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Copper thieves caused Kansas City Scout cameras to go offline overnight, impacting a busy rush hour in the area of westbound Interstate 70 and 18th Street.
Newspaper Naughty Coverage
A former teacher at St. Therese Catholic elementary school says she was fired because she was pregnant and unmarried. A Kansas City priest, accused of telling a pregnant, unwed, teacher that if shehad quietly had an abortion she might have kept her job at a Catholic elementary school, defended his statements in court Wednesday.
Golden Ghetto Becomes More Accessible For New Residents
LENEXA, Kan. - There is a new push to meet the desperate need for more affordable housing in Johnson County. Johnson County Housing Services recently created its first-ever 'Landlord Recruiter' position. Pam Harris has been in the role for a little less than three months. "The role is exciting," Harris said.
Homicide In The Stix
A Grain Valley man was convicted Wednesday of killing his estranged wife in January 2016.Clay County Prosecutor Dan White said jurors deliberated 79 minutes before finding Larry Ratliff, 70, guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the stabbing death of Carolyn Ratliff, 65.Carolyn Ratliff died of multiple stab wounds Jan.
Rebuilding Yet Again
There are still three weeks left in the regular season, but the Royals have already been eliminated from post-season, and let's face it, they were out of contention after the first week of the season. The club is very likely headed to their second consecutive 100-loss season, which means there is still a lot of work left to do in this rebuild.
Local Moonshot Report
A rare Harvest Moon will appear in the night sky on Friday, September 13th. The last time the U.S. saw a full moon on Friday the 13th was October 13th, 2000. It won't happen again until August 13th, 2049. According to NASA, it's called the Harvest Moon because it's the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox.
Kansas City Sept. Heatwave
Another warm and sunny day in Kansas City. Highs topped out near 90 and the humidity is running on the extremely muggy side. Yep, it's the recipe for the potential of strong or severe thunderstorms on Thursday! And still looks like we need to keep an eye on the sky Thursday afternoon.
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