Kansas City

Up to Date
11:47 am
Thu April 12, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell performs this weekend at Knuckleheads Saloon

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for April 13-15, 2012.

Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians: Royals’ home-opening weekend. 3:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Tickets: $10 to $245.

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Up to Date
1:32 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Kansas City: City Of Fountains...That Require Maintenance

One of Kansas City's most recognizable landmarks: the J.C. Nichols Fountain on the Country Club Plaza

It's a popular saying in our town that only Rome has more public fountains than Kansas City.

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Up to Date
12:59 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

They're Going To Kansas City...Kansas City Here They Come

How is Kansas City doing when it comes to attracting conventions and tourists to town?

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Storms
5:07 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

KC Parks Warn Of Fallout From Budget Cuts

KC Parks Board Member Aimee Gromowsky warns snow plowing will be cut short if budget is slashed.

A storm warning has been sent to Kansas City by a city department that performs much of the snow plowing during and after major winter storms.

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Up to Date
11:30 am
Thu February 23, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

George Straight and Martina McBride perform Saturday evening at the Sprint Center

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for February 24-26, 2012.

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Up to Date
7:40 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Historic Kansas City Foundation Announces Most Endangered List

Each year the Historic Kansas City Foundation releases a list of the "most endangered" structures in an effort to raise awareness of the city's historic buildings.

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Up to Date
11:41 am
Thu January 26, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Looking for a few things to get your attention this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for January 20-22, 2012.

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Government
12:13 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Committee Endorses West Edge Tax Credit

A requested tax break for the reborn effort to develop the Plaza West Edge project breezed through a joint city council committee Wednesday.

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Up to Date
1:21 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

KCMO City Council Reacts To Proposed City Budget

Kansas City, Missouri City Council Chambers
Library of Congress

Kansas City, Missouri City Manager Troy Schulte’s recently proposed budget recommendations for 2012 include a number of cuts, most notably a reduction of more than 100 positions in the fire department. On Wednesday, Fire Chief Smokey Dyer told the City Council’s public safety committee that the proposed cuts would violate national fire safety standards.

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Up to Date
11:40 am
Thu January 19, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Country star Brad Paisley performs Thursday evening at the Sprint Center

Even if you can't keep your New Year's resolutions, you can certainly make some short-term promises to go out on the town this weekend.  Need some ideas?  Brian McTavish is back to offer up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for January 20-22, 2012.

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Up to Date
12:12 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

New Kansas City Chief Focuses On Community Policing

KCMO Police Chief Darryl Forté

The Kansas City (Missouri) Police Department searched far and wide for a new chief last year. Finally, they chose from within its ranks: Darryl Forté.

Tuesday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomed Chief Forté to talk about Kansas City's consistently-high homicide rate, community policing, and his background. 

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Harvest Public Media
3:15 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

North Kansas City Demolishes Mill; Area Ready For Development

Work crews start to demolish the old ADM mill building on Armour Road in North Kansas City, January 11, 2012.
Jeremy Bernfeld Harvest Public Media

North Kansas City took the first step toward creating a new sprawling business development Thursday, when a demolition crew began destroying a century-old Archer Daniels Midland mill.

The hulking gray mill sits on 58 acres of prime land at the intersection of 210 highway and I-35. The city hopes a developer will re-tool the land and create a large mixed-use development that could include medical offices, retail stores and possibly even some residential units.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Thu January 12, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Singer Shelby Lynn performs Friday night at 8 at the Folly Theatre

Ready to face the great urban outdoors this weekend?  Brian McTavish is back to offer up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for January 13-14, 2012.

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Up to Date
10:03 pm
Sun December 18, 2011

Kansas City Area Development In 2011

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opened in September 2011.

Whether it's the opening of a beacon of the performing arts, a shopping mall revived from near death, a business fleeing one side of the state for the other, or a law firm's attempt to build a new office structure on the Country Club Plaza, it's been a busy year in development across the Kansas City region.

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Up to Date
4:36 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Kansas City International Airport Eyes Replacement Terminal

Just three years ago the Kansas City Missouri City Council voted down a single-terminal plan for Kansas City International Airport.  Now it has approved a $4.4 million study to determine how to build and pay for the very same thing. Why the change of heart and how is one terminal better than three?

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Health
1:04 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Part 2: Malpractice Investigation Has Unintended Consequence

KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCUR) - When the Kansas City Star used a federal database this summerto investigate the way doctors are monitored in the region, and matched anonymous records from the database to a specific doctor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responded by, among other things, restricting access to the entire public database.

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Film
12:38 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

The Last Descendants Reimagines History

Lone Ranger's "artifacts" at the Paragraph gallery.
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, or fiction can illuminate truths. Lawrence-based artist Judith Levy collapses the two, and reimagines history in an exhibition called The Last Descendants.

Kansas City, Mo. – Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, or fiction can illuminate truths. Lawrence-based artist Judith Levy collapses the two, and reimagines history in an exhibition called The Last Descendants.

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Visual Arts
1:41 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Debate over Controversial Statue Resumes

This statue, located in front of the police communications building, has sparked years of controversy in Kansas City about art and interpretation.
Brenna Daldorph/KCUR

Renovations of the police communications building mean that a well-known statue will have to find a new home. Will it be sent to storage or be moved to another public spot in Kansas City? The debate is on!

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KCUR News
4:02 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

Black Baseball Stars Honored By Stamps

Thurgood Marshall Jr at memorial stamp issue.
photo by dan verbeck

Kansas City, MO – The U.S. Postal Service has taken wraps off two commemorative stamps honoring baseball leagues that led the way toward racial integration. The stamp issue came at the Kansas City Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Thurgood Marshall Jr. of the Postal board of Governors noted how Jackie Robinson's 1947 breaking of the color line led to integration of sports and society and politics.

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KCUR News
1:07 pm
Tue July 13, 2010

Royals Relief Pitcher Celebrated In Mexico

Anaheim, CA – Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Joakim Soria may be the long team representative at the All-Star game in Anaheim. But he's being more recognized by his fellow countrymen in Mexico. KCUR's Greg Echlin has more.

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Murder
5:41 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

Homicide Probe In KC Country Club District

Kansas City, Mo. – Kansas City police waited for a search warrant today before examining the interior of a house in the upscale Country Club District where the homeowner was found dead this morning. Police identify him as 49 year old Michael J. Tutera. Investigators did not say by what means he was killed, except to say it is a homicide.

Police asked anyone with information to call the Crimestoppers' Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. A police spokesman said detectives were following up on what were termed, "good leads."

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