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Deadly Saturday Crash
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - Police are investigating after one person was killed in an accident between a car and train. At about 10 a.m., KCK police were called to the 7300 block of Kaw Dr. on a car vs. train accident. One person was killed in the accident.
Another Talk With Troy
Troy Schulte's 10-year term as manager of Kansas City, Missouri, will in a few months come to a close. He said one of the hardest things about his job was finding a balance in handling pressing crises and working toward long-term goals.
KCMO Slice Of Life
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man is awaiting sentencing for a deadly stabbing. Panom Gai was convicted of stabbing two people in the West Bottoms in November 2017. Prosecutors say surveillance video from the area showed Gai attacking Cynthia Thomas; Thomas was killed in the attack.
Fun Time Biz Collabo
Cedar Fair LP, the owner of Kansas City's Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, reportedly is being pursued by a bigger amusement park competitor. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: SIX) has made a cash-for-stock offer that Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN) is considering, Reuters report s, citing people familiar with the proposed transaction.
Flood News Tease And More Subscriber Info . . .
Federal authorities are racing to drain water from swollen reservoirs on the Upper Missouri River to prepare for next year's flood season, inadvertently complicating efforts to shore up badly damaged levees downstream. Heavy rains over frozen ground last March created record floods that breached dozens of levees in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.
Dead-Tree App Old News
The governor's office has spent $340,000 so far on private attorneys to defend the state in a lawsuit over former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' use of the self-destructing text message app Confide, according to records reviewed by The Star.
Rock Chalk Redirect
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Only 18% of Kansas economic development funds were spent as intended in the last fiscal year, in part because there is little oversight of how money for a state economic development fund is spent, according to state auditors.
Fight Life Cont'd
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - For the first time since two conservative judges joined the U.S. Supreme Court bench, the court is taking up the topic of abortion. They'll be ruling on a law out of Louisiana that would erase all but one of the state's abortion clinics.
Show-Me Happy Hour Gimmick
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - A new bar just opened for business in Missouri and has gained lots of attention for its unique sales approach. Open Concept sells time instead of drinks. According to the bar's website, customers pay per hour to drink as much as they can handle.
Game Day Sneak Peak
So far, our staff predictions have been as perfect as the For Week 5, the Chiefs return to Arrowhead to face the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday Night Football. Let's see what our staff (and our readers) think this time: Kansas City Chiefs ' record - yet another week passed with everyone picking the Chiefs to win.
And this is another OPEN THREAD for right now . . .