Kansas Newspaper Raid REALLY Just Result Of Nasty Divorce?!?!

As always we refer to The Bard . . . Because we're a snarky wise-ass Westsider and writing that phrase makes me feel like I'm putting that otherwise useless Communication Studies degree to use . . . 

But I digress . . .

Actually, the quote is from a 1697 work by William Congreve

‘Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned’

Accordingly . . . 

Via WaPo, here's the most important deet found by THE BEST & BRIGHTEST TKC READERS that explains the sitch far better than all of those wordy editorials about journalism (lulz) . . .

The raid had its origins in a dispute between the restaurant owner, Kari Newell, and her estranged husband, Ryan, according to interviews with individuals named in the affidavits and other participants.

Ryan Newell told The Post that he was upset that his wife had continued driving and had applied for a liquor license despite having lost her driver’s license in 2008 because of a drunken-driving conviction. Newell said he was also worried about the insurance risks of his wife’s driving his car without a license.

Newell said a source he would not identify gave him a screenshot of his wife’s driving record, which indicated that she did not have a valid license. He said he gave the screenshot to a friend, Pam Maag, who passed it to the council member, Ruth Herbel. Herbel also wanted to use it to block renewal of the liquor license, according to Cody’s affidavits.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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