As we slouch toward the holidays, times get tighter, schedules are busier and the news cycle keeps churning along. Here are news highlights right now . . .
Kansas City Buy Local Frenzy
KANSAS CITY,Mo. - Union Station was packed as thousands of people shopped at more than 150 small, local businesses on Small Business Saturday. Every vendor is a small business, with 80 percent from the Kansas City area. Small Business Saturday started 10 years ago with the goal of increasing sales for local businesses, and it's working.
Another End Game Option
TOPEKA, KS (AP) -- Death typically brings two options - burial or cremation - but a third option could be on the horizon in Kansas. The Newspaper reports that something called promession would allow the body to be cryogenically frozen and vibrated into tiny pieces.
Tranz Crook Look
OAK GROVE, Mo. - A white man wearing a wig robbed the Commercial Bank of Oak Grove around 9 a.m. Saturday. Officers were called to the bank at 1114 South Broadway after a man approximately 6' to 6'1" gave the teller a command note.
COLUMBIA, MO (AP) -- Missouri fired football coach Barry Odom on Saturday, ending the four-year stay of a respected former player who took over a program in disarray but could never get the Tigers over the hump in the brutal SEC. The Tigers finished 6-6 and 3-5 in the conference after beating Arkansas on Friday.
EPIC Legal Tribute To Longtime Kansas City Power Player
BCLP Senior Counsel Herb Kohn has been selected to receive the 2019 Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award in Kansas City. Kohn will be presented with the award Nov. 24, at the 43 rd Annual Human Relations Dinner sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee (JCRB/AJC).
Skimpy Trees Thanks To Global Climate Change??
LENEXA, Kan. -- The day after Thanksgiving is officially the start of the holiday season, and for many, that means decorating their homes with a real Christmas tree. Hess Acres is one of the first farms welcoming customers.
Raider Hater Primer
There may not be a better way to come back from a 13-day period without Kansas City Chiefs football than the game that will be taking place on Sunday: the 7-4 Chiefs hosting the 6-5 Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium - where the Raiders have not won since 2012.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .