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Kansas City Suffers Low Key Economic Slow Down
By Kimberly Chin Manufacturing in the middle of the country continues to fall in December from a month ago weighed by weaker durable-goods manufacturing in the region, according to a monthly survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Suburban Double Gunfire Tonight
LEAWOOD, Kan. -- Two people have been shot Friday night near a Leawood apartment complex, leaving one person in critical condition. The shooting happened at about 8:15 p.m. at the Leawood at State Line Apartments, just south of 135th Street. While officials said one person was critically injured, they could not confirm the status of the other victim.
Decent Housing Getting Tougher To Find In Kansas City
Sharon Owens sat in her living room Friday at the Colony Woods apartments exhausted. Her husband, Brandon Owens, was on the couch beside her looking at his phone."We can't get our kids Christmas presents," she said."We will. It will just be late," Brandon Owens said.
Looking For Meth Town Justice
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Independence police are still looking for a suspect in connection with a shooting that happened at Salty Iguana almost two years ago. Henry Hernandez-Guerra, 28, is wanted for first-degree assault and armed criminal action. He is described as being 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds.
Show-Me Kansas City Housing Crackdown Continued
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Attorney General's Office announced Thursday it has resolved 16 complaints against TEH Realty. The AG's Consumer Protection division says they are working to get money refunded, services issued and more for TEH residents who made consumer complaints. The division made site visits to TEH's properties in Kansas City and St.
Josie Newsworthy Hotness
Josephine Skriver shared a sizzling pic from Sri Lanka, as she showed off her bikini bod while posing poolside. Her swimsuit had a classic cut, and she sat on the edge of an infinity pool with the ocean visible in the backdrop. The small bikini top left her cleavage on display, while her toned midriff could be seen.
EPIC TKC Reader Find: Prez Trump Has More Job Protection Than Most Americans
Impeachment Nobody likes losing his job, but if there's any country on Earth that's copacetic about firing people, it's these United States of America. Almost alone among industrialized democracies, the U.S. hews to the old-school regime of employment at will, which means most of us can be frogmarched out of the building at any time-for good reason, bad reason, or no reason at all.
Court Questions Give Credence To Many GOP Complaints
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's presiding judge has sent another directive to the Justice Department, ordering officials to identify previous surveillance requests from an FBI lawyer linked to the 2016 warrant from former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Nobody Likes Mayo Pete
For the last Democratic primary debate of the year, hosted by PBS at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the tone was somber - and thankfully so. Gone were most attempts by candidates to land well-rehearsed jokes that always fall flat (though Sen. Amy Klobuchar did trot out a few groaners).
Ladies 1st @ New KCI
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The promise of women-owned businesses plays big role in the new KCI terminal. "Sometimes it's difficult being a female," Jennifer Hart said. She owns Hartline Construction, based in Kansas City, Missouri. "It's hard when you're not part of the, if I could call it, the good ol' boy network," Hart said.
Kansas City Home To Hardest Working Man In Hip Hop
Friday was a good day for Tech N9ne.The Kansas City rapper announced 55-stop, two-month national tour and dropped the music video for "Yeah No!" on Friday. "Yeah No!" features Mackenzie Nicole and gives fans the first taste of Tech's next album, which is set for release in 2020.Tech kicks off his "ENTERFEAR Tour 2020" on April 1 in Oklahoma City.
Cowtown Tech Scene Persists
The latest round of founders joining Digital Sandbox KC includes relative newcomers to the startup scene alongside a Fountain City Fintech alum and a key player behind one of Kansas City's biggest exits. Digital Sandbox KC is a proof-of-concept program that significantly and rapidly moves early-stage entrepreneurs from concept to commercialization.
Enjoy Last Day Of Fall
Hide Transcript Show Transcript A CHANCE OF FOG TOMORROW MORNING. 46 IN THE NEXT HOUR, 43 BY 6:00, 41 BY 7:00, AND HERE COME THE 30'S BY 9:00. 10:00 MEMBER EVEN COLDER. -- NUMBER EVEN COLDER. IN THE 20'S IN THE MORNING. MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES, BUT THERE WILL BE A PATCHY FOG CLOSE TO THE GROUND.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .