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Westport Dedication To Troops

Getting results: Kansas City Vietnam Veterans memorial repairs underway after veteran's concerns

Art Fillmore spoke to KMBC 9 Investigates in June calling for action at nearly 40-year-old memorial

Building Toy Train Economy

Copaken pulls back curtain on 13-story Crossroads apartment high-rise along streetcar - Kansas City Business Journal

Copaken Brooks has had its eye on redeveloping a stretch of retail properties along Main Street for several years. During the past year, the Kansas City developer has honed plans for a 13-story, 120-apartment, $38.9 million high-rise that, pending coming city approvals, could break ground before the year's end.

Local Biz Moving Up

Porter House KC earns MO infrastructure grant, pushing its retail incubator closer to opening

Funding from a pilot physical infrastructure grants program is expected to help The Porter House KC complete phase 2 of the build out for its new 811 Retail Incubator, focused on boosting retail entrepreneurs from the urban core.

Champs Work Solo

Chiefs among only a few teams not conducting joint practices in 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs are among only a handful of NFL teams that don't have at least one preseason practice with another club - but that's the way Andy Reid wants it.

Crash Postscript

Multiple lanes of SB I-435 closed at 87th St in Kansas City, Missouri, after box truck strikes concrete truck

At approximately 10:50 a.m., the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department responded to a report of the crash, which involved the concrete truck and a box truck.

Diving Into Good Life

Paris Hilton Shares Swimsuit Photo as "Bikini Barbie"

Paris Hilton is a Barbie girl. In one of her latest social media posts, the heiress, reality star, and entrepreneur heats up Greece.

Prez Requests BILLIONS More

Biden asks Congress for $40 billion to support Ukraine, replenish US disaster aid and bolster border

The Biden administration on Thursday asked Congress to provide more than $13 billion in emergency defense aid to Ukraine and an additional $8 billion for humanitarian support through the end of the year, another massive infusion of cash as the Russian invasion wears on and Ukraine pushes a counteroffensive against the Kremlin's deeply entrenched forces.

MAGA Moves Questioned

Trump confronted on golf course about no-showing Florida court appearance

Former President Donald Trump said he didn't believe it was "necessary to appear at a court hearing Thursday regarding new charges related to classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago.

Supreme Questions Considered

Supreme Court blocks $6 billion Purdue Pharma opioid settlement and will hear case this fall | CNN Politics

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Purdue Pharma from going forward with bankruptcy proceedings, which the Biden administration has called an "unprecedented" arrangement that would ultimately offer the Sackler family broad protection from opioid-related civil claims.

Maui Aftermath Documented

Flash drought, invasive grasses, winds, hurricane and climate change fuel Maui's devastating fires

A dangerous mix of conditions appear to have combined to make the wildfires blazing a path of destruction in Hawaii particularly damaging, including flash drought, high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation.

Eye-popping Stash Exposed

Record-breaking 17,600 pounds of cocaine seized in the Netherlands

The drugs were shipped from Ecuador via Panama to Rotterdam and are worth around $660 million, Rotterdam's public prosecutor's office said in a news statement.


Lil Tay Is Not Dead, Claims Social Media was Hacked

Lil Tay is not dead, claiming her social media account was hacked.

Pupper Friend Opportunity

Creature Feature: Max is one in a million

Max the Dutch Shepherd. // Courtesy Scott Poore Max Meet Max, a 7-year-old Dutch Shepherd. His owner recently passed away, and he is in need of a new forever family with patience and compassion. Max is terrified and confused in the shelter environment, and it's heartbreaking.

Summer Steam Heightens

Rising temps and storms on the way for Kansas City

Storms in northern Missouri Friday morning will transition toward the metro in the afternoon

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.