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Signs of colder weather aren’t just in Kansas City’s forecast

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is expected to see a big drop in temperatures as the first day of fall officially arrives. The cooler temperatures aren’t the only signs that the seasons are changing. Trucks also delivered salt to the Missouri Department of Transportation Tuesday morning. The salt will...
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City Council repeals pit bull ban

After studying the breed-specific language in the City’s dangerous animal ordinance this summer, the City Council voted last night to repeal Overland Park’s pit bull ban. In the Spring, the City Council Public Safety Committee began exploring options to update the ordinance after a group of advocates approached the committee, asking it to eliminate the breed-specific provisions of the dangerous dog ordinance.
Blue Springs Examiner

Independence City Council approves police bonuses, ballistic helmets

Independence police officers will receive retention bonuses, along with additional safety equipment, after the City Council approved the funding mechanism. The council voted 4-2 to approve an amended spending plan for the city's allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds, which is more than $10.7 million for the first of two years. Included in that plan is $1.47 million for $8,000 payments to active police officers, master officers and sergeants. It's a retention effort as the city struggles to fill police vacancies. About 180 officers will receive a bonus, City Manager Zach Walker said.

Overland Park City Council repeals ban on pit bulls

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A decision from Overland Park could help ease the burden on Kansas City-area animal shelters. Leaders reversed the city's pit bull ban on Monday. This has been years in the making. Animal advocates have been pushing to repeal these kinds of breed-specific bans for a long time now, and overland park joins a long list of cities to repeal a pit bull ban after Monday's vote.

Team Roc Lawsuit Accuses Kansas City Police Department of Hiding Misconduct

Team Roc has hit the Kansas City, Kansas police department with a lawsuit for misconduct in an attempt to acquire complaints about the police department’s behavior. Lawyers for Jay-Z’s philanthropic group wrote in the filing that “for decades, members of the KCKPD abused their positions of power and authority to solicit and coerce fabricated witness statements and testimony, plant evidence, procure sexual favors, withhold exculpatory evidence, and conceal their own misconduct and ignore the misconduct of others.”
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Cheerleader Says Missouri High School Won't Let Her on Field Due to Wheelchair

A Missouri high school cheerleader says her athletic department "is restricting her participation because of her wheelchair," per Fox 4. 18-year-old Lacey Kiper, who is entering her second year on the Truman High School (Independence, MO) cheerleading squad, says she was told she could not join her team on the field due to the possibility of her wheelchair damaging the turf.

Realtors volunteer to repair homes in Northeast Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dozens of real estate agents are working to fix up homes in the Lykins neighborhood this week. This is part of a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to “Rock the Block.”. Volunteers are doing yard work, painting and some general outdoor cleanup in the neighborhood. They’ll...

Another deal: PLS Logistics acquires D&L Transport

Third-party logistics company PLS Logistics Services announced it has acquired freight broker D&L Transport. Overland Park, Kansas-based D&L Transport has a network of more than 15,000 motor carriers, brokering loads in modes like truckload, less-than-truckload, heavy haul and intermodal. The non-asset broker logged deals for the shipment of more than 350,000 pieces of freight last year.

Vilsack: US moving forward with net zero greenhouse gas emissions plan

KANSAS CITY, MO. — The United States is assuming a leadership role in discussions on how the world might best reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told in-person and virtual participants in the Ag Outlook Forum organized by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Communications Inc., and held Sept. 20 in Kansas City.
Kansas City Star

‘It’s not that big of an ask’: This city in Johnson County extended its mask mandate

The Prairie Village City Council on Monday approved extending the citywide mask mandate through the end of October. In approving the measure, the council cited the fact that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers Johnson County an area of high transmission of COVID-19. The council’s decision had the support of the county health department.

Missouri woman convicted in husband’s death in 2012

LIBERTY, Mo. – A woman from Warsaw charged in the 2012 death of her husband was found guilty today (9/21/21) of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Viola Bowman, 60, is to be sentenced in November after she was found guilty of shooting her husband Albert Bowman to death on Nov. 7, 2012, at their home in Clay County. She told investigators at the time she had left the house to go for dessert and found her husband dead when she returned home.