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South Kansas City Winning
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
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
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
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 Visitation at the Olathe facility has been suspended, but only temporarily as work is being done on the old, out-of-date building.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
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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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Meek Mill - Believe (feat. Justin Timberlake) is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .