Sunday, February 09, 2020

Kansas City Sunday News Look

Quick peek at pop culture hotness, community news and info from across the nation and around the world.

South Kansas City Winning

Watts Mill gets a facelift

By Leslie Alford, KC Parks If you plan to visit Watts Mill anytime soon, you will notice some beautiful changes to the area. KC Parks, using PIAC (Pubic Improvement Advisory Committee) funds helped bring ADA accessibility and enhanced amenities to the historic area at 103rd St., east of State Line Road.

Sirens Blare Amid Burbs Blaze

Lee's Summit music store damaged in early morning fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lee's Summit firefighters battled an early morning fire at a music school. Shining Light Music at 611 SW 3rd street caught fire before 2:25 a.m. Sunday morning. A police officer in the area saw the flames and alerted the fire department.

Show-Me $3-MIL Ask

Facing dire budget, Missouri's chief public defender calls on lawmakers for added funding

To fulfill the constitutional right to an attorney, the office has said it needs more than 300 additional lawyers, which is roughly double what the office has now. In 2017, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state on behalf of five defendants who were awaiting trial on criminal charges.

Kansas Lockup Redux

No visitors at Johnson County Jail in Olathe for months as building undergoes construction

OLATHE, Kan. -- If you have a loved one at the Johnson County Jail, you won't be able to see them for a while. Visitation at the Olathe facility has been suspended, but only temporarily as work is being done on the old, out-of-date building.

Panty Power Play

Models Sign Open Letter to Victoria's Secret CEO Over Alleged 'Culture of Misogyny and Abuse'

Over 100 models have come together to sign an open letter to Victoria's Secret CEO John Mehas, urging "the company take concrete action to change its culture of misogyny and abuse."

Mom Talks Shooter Down

Thai soldier killed after shooting dead at least 20 people in shopping mall

A Thai soldier accused of killing more than 20 people and injuring 33 others in a shooting at a crowded shopping mall has been shot dead by police, bringing an end to a 12-hour manhunt, military officials said Sunday.

Brash BBC Analysis

Is US politics beyond the point of repair?

The new decade in American politics has started with a hangover that keeps on getting worse - a quickening of the downward democratic spiral we have witnessed over the past 30 years. So much of what has gone awry has been resident in the trial of Donald Trump. The partisan vitriol.


Man plows van through voter registration tent narrowly missing Trump campaign volunteers

Authorities arrested a suspect who allegedly drove his van through a voter registration tent in Florida, narrowly missing volunteers campaigning for President Donald Trump. Gregory Timm, 27, was taken custody after the incident at the Kernan Village shopping center in Jacksonville on Saturday, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

AOC Insta-Mess

AOC mixes up two 'very different' economists in Instagram post about 4-day workweek

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Boston University, had to correct herself Saturday evening after mixing up two "very different" economists during a lengthy Instagram discussion.

Kansas City Hip-Hop Tribute

Kansas City Hip Hop Artists Remember Justin 'Info Gates' Gillespie, Who Brought Beats To Millions

Kansas City hip hop artist and producer Justin " Info Gates" Gillespie, 39, died unexpectedly at the end of January. Those who loved him are reeling but not at a loss when explaining how Gillespie will live on.

Independence Dedication

Friends fondly remember a community stalwart

Even as he dealt with his own health issues, Cecil Vaughan didn't stop his constant mission to help the blue-collar worker. "Literally within a week of getting out of the hospital, he went to Jeff City to talk with legislators because he thought he could make a difference," Vaughan's neighbor Deb Twyman said.

Weather Outlook Today

Morning rain gives way to mild Sunday


Meek Mill - Believe (feat. Justin Timberlake) is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

south kansas city is barely included in the kc decisions. glad to seem some improvements in the area for a change.

Anonymous said...

the dude who drove thru the voter registration tents looks like he ought to be real popular in prison..

Anonymous said...

the Candice pic makes up for having to look at the earlier Cleaver and Quinton photos..

balanced reporting.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Lulz! nice.

Anonymous said...

Not a peep of outrage from the DNC regarding one of their own and his violent voter intimidation.

Lorem Ipsum said...

As a Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative, I can only hope that the Political Radicalism that has frozen both Political Parties in the US into "Disparate Realities" and brought about an impossibility of compromise will lead to the rise of one or two New Political Parties that truly represent the moderate attitudes of the vast majority of the American People.

I have long been a believer in the Parkinsonian "Pendulum Theory" of Historical Momentum, and have regretfully watched the fervor of "True Believers" destroy the American Dialectic.

The alternative of replacing both Parties would be the downfall of this Nation.
Remember that this President is a "Symptom" of the Political Stasis, not the "Cause".

Anonymous said...

It's called jail you losers, Maybe this will be the jolt that makes your loser sister tow the line when she gets out.

Anonymous said...

^^^'s "toe the line"..."winner"

Anonymous said...

^^^^ You have to excuse him, his Mother and Sisters all called it "towing the line" when they were pulling a train, so he doesn't know any better.

Anonymous said...

12:17 probably the victim of auto spell checker thinking it's smarter than us.

Anonymous said...

A discussion about economics?
With AOC?
On Instagram?