Saturday, January 25, 2020

Kansas City Saturday Night News Look

For our Saturday night news readers we share a quick peek at pop culture hotness, community news and a few more interesting items from across the metro and the nation.


Food Critics: The Best Vegetarian Food In Kansas City In 2020

Kansas City can sometimes be a city of extremes. It has more than 100 barbecue restaurants and counting, yet it's also seen an explosion of more plant-based and vegetarian cuisine, including restaurants that are completely free of meat.

Cowtown Tech Success

Two KC edtech startups just won $50K each, tickets to OHUB's demo day at SXSW

Opportunity Hub pulled out the big checks Friday, awarding two Kansas City edtech startups with $50,000 each as the accelerator nears its culmination at SXSW in March. Three winners from outside KC are expected to establish a presence in the metro as part of their awards.

JoCo Burns

Man injured in Overland Park house fire caused by improperly discarded cigarette

One person was injured early Saturday morning in a house fire at 95th and Catalina streets in Overland Park, according to fire officials. Overland Park and Leawood fire crews were called to the house just after 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the Overland Park Fire Department.

Kansas City Talk Today

State Rep holds town hall in Northeast.

State Representative Barbara Washington hosted a Town Hall meeting Saturday at the Northeast Chamber of Commerce offices on Independence Avenue. Washington represents the Missouri's 23rd District that runs essentially from 9th street south to 35th, Prospect to I-435.

Kansas City Pride

Royals Fan Fest continues at the Convention Center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Today is the last day for Fan Fest at the Kansas City Convention Center. Fan Fest is all about the Royals. Players are at various locations throughout the day. Among the many activities, you can throw a pitch like you are on the mound and facing home plate.

Panty Parent Company Enjoys EPIC Bounce Back 2020

L Brands Stock Jumps After Yet Another Upgrade. Why Some Analysts Say 'There Is Change Afoot.'

For the second time this week, L Brands stock is rising thanks to an analyst upgrade. Barclays ' Adrienne Yih raised her rating on the struggling retailer's stock two notches straight to Overweight from Underweight in a note to clients Thursday. L Brands stock (ticker: LB) rose 3.7% in Thursday trading in response.

Macabre Fast Lane

Man takes fake-skeleton passenger to skip traffic

A driver in the US has been caught trying to disguise a fake skeleton as a passenger so he could use a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the 62-year-old was pulled over when an official noticed the skeleton, which was wearing a hat and tied to the passenger seat with yellow rope.


Warren wins prized Des Moines Register endorsement

The endorsement comes nine days before the Feb. 3 caucuses, providing enough time for TK to highlight it in ads. In another highly anticipated marker next Saturday, the Register's final poll which be published online and revealed live on CNN. The Register is the most important media endorsement in the state.

Kansas Fake Meat Shout Out

Kansas lawmakers discuss labeling for meat alternatives

TOPEKA, KS (AP) - Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit producers of meat alternatives from using certain meat-related terms, such as jerky or burger, in their marketing. The bill contains 22 terms that producers of plant-based or other meat alternative foods could not use, unless they label the product as "imitation" or include disclaimers that the products contains no meat, The Kansas City Star reported.

Show-Me Gamesmanship

Momentum building for Missouri to join ranks of states legalizing sports betting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For many longtime Kansas City Chiefs fans, the stakes couldn't be higher for Super Bowl LIV. And for gamblers, the Super Bowl is the granddaddy of them all, hundreds of millions of dollars will change hands, much of it illegal betting.

KC Ballers Remember

If you have a story from Super Bowl IV, the Jackson County Historical Society wants it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Throw a stone in Kansas City, and someone has a story about the last time the chiefs went to the Super Bowl. That includes Charles Wheeler, the oldest living Kansas City mayor. "Ninety-three," said Wheeler, when asked his age on Friday afternoon. "I was born on August 10.

Building KC Creatively

FIRST LEGO League holds regional championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Building robots and creating real world change. That's the focus for hundreds of students in Kansas City, Missouri, today. FIRST LEGO League held its regional championship today at the Hy-Vee Arena. The event is a way for students to put their robotics skills to the test.

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