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Kansas City restaurant updates for September: What’s coming, what’s open & what’s closed?

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Kansas City restaurant updates for September: What’s coming, what’s open & what’s closed?


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Huge plume of black smoke billows from Lee's Summit business

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Huge plume of black smoke billows from Lee's Summit business


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Top-ranked Kansas may lose No. 1 overall NCAA seed with loss

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Top-ranked Kansas may lose No. 1 overall NCAA seed with loss


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TCU stuns No. 1 Kansas 85-82 in Big 12 quarterfinals

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TCU stuns No. 1 Kansas 85-82 in Big 12 quarterfinals


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TCU stuns No. 1 Kansas 85-82 in Big 12 quarterfinals

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TCU routs Oklahoma 82-63 in opening round of Big 12 tourney

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TCU routs Oklahoma 82-63 in opening round of Big 12 tourney


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TCU routs Oklahoma 82-63 in opening round of Big 12 tourney

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Kansas City metro among best areas for single women to live in the U.S., study finds
For single women, the KC area is one of the best places to be. That’s the finding of an analysis by the real estate brokerage site Owners.com, which ranked KC as the second-best metro area in the country for single women. Women living in the top 10 cities had, on average, a higher homeownership rate, better access to inexpensive dining and better opportunities for affordable housing   Read More ...
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A national group takes notice of Kansas City Superintendent Mark Bedell
Playing pickup basketball in the community may have helped gain Kansas City Public School Superintendent Mark Bedell some national attention. The National School Public Relations Association announced Wednesday that Bedell is a “Superintendent to Watch,” specifically for his ability to communicate and engage with students, parents, staff and community members. The national group recognizes superintendents with fewer than five years of experience who “possess dynamic, fast-paced leadership with strong communication at its core,” according to the association’s website   Read More ...
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Company fined $500,000 for death of ironworker at Kansas City job site
A federal judge imposed the maximum $500,000 fine against a company found liable for the 2014 death of a worker at a Kansas City construction site. Eric Roach, 22, of Raymore, died after he fell more than 30 feet from a steel beam while working on July 24, 2014, at the site in the 3500 block of East 149th Street. In January, a federal judge in Kansas City ruled that DNRB Inc   Read More ...
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Bob Motley’s service set for Sept. 26 in Kansas City
The visitation and funeral for former Negro Leagues umpire Bob Motley is scheduled for Sept. 26 at St. Monica Church, 1616 Paseo, in Kansas City. Motley was the last living umpire to have worked in the Negro Leagues when he died last Thursday at age 94. He was a fixture in the Kansas City sports scene and helped found the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum here in 1990   Read More ...
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Body of man missing for 8 months found in Kansas City airport parking lot
KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- The decomposing body of a man missing for eight months was found in a vehicle in a major airport parking lot, raising questions as to how he went unnoticed for so long. The body of Randy Potter, 53, was found in a truck at Kansas City International Airport on Sept. 12, just 35 minutes from his home in Lexena, Kansas, the Kansas City Star reports   Read More ...
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Motorist dies while fleeing Kansas City police at 35th and Brooklyn
A motorist was killed Sunday evening after crashing his car at 35th Street and Brooklyn Avenue while trying to flee from Kansas City police. Officers responded to the crash just before 8 p.m. Prior to the crash, police officers discontinued the pursuit after they several attempts to pull over the driver, according to Kansas City police. The victim’s name has not been released   Read More ...
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Serious injuries in three-vehicle crash near I-435 in Kansas City
Several people were seriously hurt — at least one with life-threatening injuries — in a crash in east Kansas City after the Kansas City Chiefs football game Sunday afternoon. Police reported three vehicles were involved in the crash that happened on 23rd Street near Interstate 435 about three miles from Arrowhead Stadium. One vehicle crashed into a stone wall and another was wrapped around a utility pole   Read More ...
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Man found dead in car near 12th and Pennsylvania in Kansas City
September 16, 2017 9:17 AM A man was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound Saturday morning inside a vehicle, according to the Kansas City Police Department. Officers were called to the area around 2:45 a.m. because of the sound of shots in a parking garage at 12th and Pennsylvania, according to police. Police also said a man at the scene was detained for questioning   Read More ...
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Five charged after pizza delivery driver robbed, attacked with a baseball bat
Five young adults in Kansas City are facing charges after authorities said the group robbed and beat a pizza delivery driver close to death on Tuesday in the 7400 block of Food Lane. The Jackson County prosecutor’s office on Friday identified the defendants as Leann B. Howe, 20, Mikeal Farr, 19, Miriah Farr, 19, Tanner Stone, 20, and Madison Lambson, 18   Read More ...
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Students give Betsy DeVos an education at Kansas City Academy
Betsy DeVos would make a really good beauty queen. She’s gracious, demure, photogenic and surrounded by a team of handlers to whisk her away from anything unpleasant. Like the swarm of sign-carrying protesters who gathered across the street from Kansas City Academy, the private school the controversial U.S. Secretary of Education visited Friday. If DeVos caught a glimpse of the protesters, it was fleeting   Read More ...
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‘Why us?’ Inside Betsy DeVos’ whirlwind stop at Kansas City Academy
The U.S. Secretary of Education was on her way, and already dozens of protesters had gathered in the church parking lot across the street. Students peered out the windows of Kansas City Academy shortly before 8 a.m. Friday to take in the commotion. It would be an unusual day for the small, private middle and high school that had been abruptly scheduled as a stop on Betsy DeVos’ week-long “Rethink School” tour to highlight innovative learning across the Midwest   Read More ...
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Feds charge 75-year-old biker named Snake, two others with kidnapping and torture
Three Kansas City biker club members are facing federal charges of conspiracy of kidnapping and torturing an Independence man over a drug debt. The three were previously charged in Jackson County Circuit Court in the September 2016 incident. Those charges will be dismissed now that federal charges have been filed. Two of the defendants are father and son: Gerald L. Holmes, also known as “Jerry” or “Joker,” 25, and Randal G   Read More ...
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Kansas City restaurant updates for September: What’s coming, what’s open & what’s closed?
Here’s a look at what’s happening in restaurant news around the Kansas City area. Andy’s Frozen Custard, 10816 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee. Late October opening. It also plans to open in the redeveloped Metcalf South, now known as 95Metcalf South. It has a site under contract at 10641 State Line Road but no opening date was available. It also is looking at sites in Liberty, North Kansas City and Overland Park   Read More ...
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In Amazon bid, Kansas City turns to top specialists
Kansas City has the help of Richard Florida and Joel Kotkin, prolific authors in subjects ranging from city planning to attracting and keeping business talent, in an effort to bolster its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters project and its 50,000 jobs. The Kansas City Area Development Council confirmed that Florida and Kotkin had signed contracts to consult with the region’s economic development leaders ahead of its response to Amazon’s call for interested cities hoping to land what it’s calling the HQ2 project   Read More ...
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What Amazon wants that Kansas City doesn’t have
Maybe we could offer to rename Kansas City “Amazonia.” Or better yet, “Bezosville.” Yes, there’s something unseemly about the enticements that Amazon apparently expects from the city that will become home to Amazon’s “HQ2.” We may not have to worry about that, having been left off nearly all the lists of those towns now seen as really in the running to be the site of the company’s second corporate headquarters   Read More ...
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Protesters say they’re prepared for Betsy DeVos visit in Kansas City
Kansas City Academy staff and parents learned last week that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ would visit their school. It took only a few hours for the word to spread. “Anybody who is a progressive or does social justice and racial justice work started coming together quickly,” said Lora McDonald, executive director of More2, the Metropolitan Organization for Racial and Economic Equity   Read More ...
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Have you paid a traffic ticket in Missouri? The state could end up owing you money
Missourians who’ve paid a speeding or parking ticket in the last few years will want to pay close attention to a class-action lawsuit recently filed in Jackson County Circuit Court. Millions of dollars in ticket surcharges, past and future, are at stake. So is a more fundamental issue: unwisely using court fines to raise money for government programs, instead of increasing taxes or cutting spending somewhere else   Read More ...
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School a ‘mundane malaise?’ Three topics Betsy DeVos could talk about in Kansas City this week
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will swing by Johnson County Community College and The Kansas City Academy on Thursday and Friday as she concludes a week-long “Rethink School” tour across the country. The tour was intended to bring attention to schools with innovative approaches to learning. Since her confirmation eight months ago, DeVos has fiercely advocated for a shift in the nation’s approach to public education and made clear her support for expanded school choice   Read More ...
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The Midwest’s most ethnically diverse college is in Kansas City, Kan
Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas, tops the U.S. News and World Report list of the most ethnically diverse colleges in the Midwest. “We are proud to receive this national recognition highlighting one of our strongest assets – our diverse student body,” Donnelly President Monsignor Stuart Swetland said in a statement Wednesday. “Students come to Donnelly for many reasons – our affordability, our urban location, our nurturing campus environment, and especially our academic programs   Read More ...
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Huge plume of black smoke billows from Lee's Summit business
Stay with KMBC.com for updates. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Emergency crews are at the scene of a large fire at a Lee's Summit business. The fire was reported at CK Enterprises in the 1200 block of Southwest Jefferson Street just after 8 a.m. Wednesday. This is near Missouri 291 and U.S. 50. A huge plume of black smoke could be seen coming from the business, which is described as a chemical and detergent plant   Read More ...
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Ten years after she went missing, Kara Kopetsky will be laid to rest
Ten years after she disappeared in Belton, Kara Kopetsky will be laid to rest. Kopetsky was 17 when she was last seen on May 4, 2007. Two sets of human remains were found in April in rural Cass County, nearly 10 miles from where she lived, and last month the Jackson County medical examiner’s office said one set had been positively identified as Kopetsky’s remains   Read More ...
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Betsy DeVos is about to meet reality during her visit to this Kansas City school
The life-size cutout of Michelle Obama in a white Grecian gown (leftover from a red carpet-themed fundraiser) will be tucked away during Betsy DeVos’ visit next week to Kansas City Academy. The head of school feels it best not to rouse partisan emotions. Kory Gallagher’s fear is that controversy will ensue anyway, when DeVos meets the beautiful array of students who attend this small private school tucked into a Waldo neighborhood   Read More ...
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Trail murder defendant Fredrick Scott in court; preliminary hearing pushed back
The man accused in the shooting deaths of five men on or near south Kansas City trails appeared in Jackson County Circuit Court on Thursday, but prosecutors asked for and received a continuance until Oct. 23. Relatives of the victims were in the courtroom Thursday for Fredrick Scott’s preliminary hearing. Scott’s public defender had objected to the continuance. Scott, 22, is charged in two killings and is a suspect in the other three   Read More ...
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Construction lift hits Kansas City streetcar, and service is suspended
A construction lift struck a northbound Kansas City streetcar Thursday morning. The 11:20 a.m. incident happened at 20th and Main streets. The glass on the east side of the streetcar was fractured. A scrape mark ran the length of the streetcar. A construction worker taken to the hospital as a precaution. There were no other reported injuries, said police Sgt. Scott Simons   Read More ...
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Do not pass go: Jackson County jail needs more than a facelift
Of the many tough calls in this world, this is not one: Jackson County needs a new jail. When you defer maintenance for 30 years, you can’t get by with a renovation. And the $150 million it would take to rehab the jail complex at 13th and Cherry wouldn’t even solve the safety problems there. Or the overcrowding. A new facility would cost at least $30 million more   Read More ...
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A better deal: Kansas City could save more than $300 million on new airport terminal
The Kansas City region is taking a major step toward a needed, modern terminal at Kansas City International Airport. There is still important work to do. Voters will render the final verdict in November. But Wednesday’s announcement that Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate of Maryland had won the support of the terminal selection committee clears away enormous amounts of flammable underbrush from the summer-long airport debacle   Read More ...
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Young, black males more likely to be suspended in Kansas City schools
Young, black students who attended a school in Kansas City last year were five times more likely to be suspended than their white classmates, according to a data analysis by the Kansas City Health Department. Black kids also spent longer periods in suspension than their peers and were more likely than other non-white students to get an out-of school suspension. “There are severe, and I do mean severe, racial and gender inequities when it comes to suspension in Kansas City schools,” Mayor Sly James said Wednesday as he addressed a group of educators gathered for a education summit on suspension hosted by the mayor’s office, Turn the Page KC and the health department   Read More ...
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Prison ordered for Kansas City man who brought 3-year-old to armed drug deal
A Kansas City man was sentenced Wednesday to nine years and two months in prison for carrying a gun during a drug deal with a 3-year-old child in his car. Chavierre R. Walker, 26, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Kansas City where he pleaded guilty earlier this year to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime. According to court documents, Walker met with an undercover police detective in Midtown Kansas City last August to sell cocaine   Read More ...
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Firing gun from Caddy — while not wearing pants — lands Kansas City man in jail
A 31-year-old man is facing a federal gun charge after allegedly firing shots outside a Kansas City apartment complex while not wearing pants. Leron Morris is charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas City with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Kansas City police were called Monday night to the 6400 block of Manchester Avenue on a report of a man who was not wearing pants firing gunshots from inside a white Cadillac, according to court documents   Read More ...
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Second shooting in as many days reported on U.S. 71 in Kansas City
Police were investigating reports of the second shooting in as many days on U.S. 71 in Kansas City. The shooting was reported about 9:40 p.m Tuesday at the Cloverleaf Apartments in the 14500 block of South U.S. 71, but police were unable to locate a victim, according to authorities. The area is near 145th Street and U.S. 71. Police responding to a car wreck early Monday found a man dead inside with gunshots wounds   Read More ...
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Kansas City makes its case to be a 2026 World Cup host city
The possibility of a World Cup in Kansas City remains just that — simply a possibility — but it took one procedural step closer to becoming reality Tuesday. Kansas City representatives submitted an official bid Tuesday to serve as a host site for the 2026 World Cup, with Arrowhead Stadium as the designated venue to hold matches. Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman and team president Jake Reid presented the proposal in person in New York City with a booklet titled, “Unity,” bypassing the option to fill out an online application   Read More ...
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Lawsuit challenges mail-in election process for Kansas City streetcar expansion
Opponents of Kansas City streetcar expansion have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the mail-in election process to establish the expansion district. “There are to be no burdens on one’s inalienable right to vote,” said attorney Sherry DeJanes, who filed the lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Court. DeJanes and the plaintiffs argue that the mail-in process to create the streetcar expansion district imposed an undue burden on their eligibility to vote   Read More ...
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Report recommends Jackson County build new 1,000-bed jail to replace troubled facility
Jackson County Executive Frank White endorsed starting a master planning process for a new county jail after hearing a consultant’s report Tuesday. The report from HOK Inc. said renovating the existing jail would cost $150 million and still not meet modern standards. A new 1,000-bed jail would cost $150 million to $180 million, HOK says. White, at a meeting of the Jackson County Legislature, also called for raising guard pay to $15 an hour   Read More ...
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‘Disgusting’ conditions greeted auditor on first inspection of Jackson County jail
On his first visit to size up the Jackson County jail earlier this year, it was the filth that auditor Jim Rowenhorst initially found most appalling Toilets crusted with feces, filthy mattresses and showers that looked as if they hadn’t been cleaned in a very long time. “The operative word for the cleanliness of the fixtures would be disgusting,” Rowenhorst wrote in a long-awaited audit report to the Jackson County Legislature that was released to the public on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Relatives of Kansas City boy whose remains were fed to pigs sue child welfare agencies
Family members of Adrian Jones, the seven-year-old boy whose father and stepmother killed him and fed his remains to pigs, have filed a lawsuit against social workers they say should have removed him from a dangerous situation, according to multiple reports. The lawsuit, filed against social workers from the Missouri Department of Social Services and the Kansas Department for Children and Families, alleges child welfare workers knew Adrian was being physically abused but didn’t remove him from his home and instead just documented the abuse, thereports   Read More ...
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Daughter of man killed in Kansas City trails shootings opens up about her dad
Five months after Timothy Rice was found dead at Minor Park — one of a string of fatal shootings along Kansas City walking trails — his daughter wants the public to know her father. And she wants help. “My dad was one of the friendliest people you could ever meet, he didn't know a single stranger,” Hannah Rice wrote about her father in an email to The Star Monday evening   Read More ...
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Relatives of Kansas City Boy Whose Remains Were Fed to Pigs Sue Child Welfare Agencies
Family members of Adrian Jones, the seven-year-old boy whose father and stepmother killed him and fed his remains to pigs, have filed a lawsuit against social workers they say should have removed him from a dangerous situation, according to multiple reports. The lawsuit, filed against social workers from the Missouri Department of Social Services and the Kansas Department for Children and Families, alleges child welfare workers knew Adrian was being physically abused but didn’t remove him from his home and instead just documented the abuse, thereports   Read More ...
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Kansas City police investigate fatal shooting
Kansas City police are investigating a fatal shooting near Indiana Avenue and Garner Avenue Sunday night. The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. when police responded to a call for an ambulance. Police found a man suffering from apparent gun shot injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police had not identified the victim, nor was any suspect information available   Read More ...
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Texas floods life-changing experience for Blue Springs rescuers with military vehicle who saved Overland Park family
A privately owned heavy military vehicle already well known around Kansas City for a flood rescue carried its drivers into a life-changing experience this past week in Texas. Cyrus Dawson drove the truck from Blue Springs into Port Neches, Texas, where marooned families in homes and apartment buildings needed evacuations, water and medicines. The coastal towns east of Houston bared flood scars and debris in power lines and higher than highway interchanges, he said, laying so many people’s livelihoods and possessions to waste   Read More ...
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KCK man struck by vehicle and killed on southbound I-435 in Claycomo
A 32-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man died late Saturday after he was struck by a 2013 GMC vehicle as he walked along southbound Interstate 435 in Claycomo. The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the man as Francisco M. Corchado. He was walking south along I-435 when he was hit by the vehicle just south of U.S. 69. Corchado was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office   Read More ...
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