Crime

Blinded dog Roadrunner’s recovery has been ‘amazing’

The KC Pet Project took advantage of Wednesday’s nice weather to share an update on the recovery of Roadrunner, the dog who needed to have his eyes removed because of alleged severe abuse. Roadrunner, who is believed to be a small brown Tibetan spaniel, was severely injured when he was allegedly thrown from a third-floor balcony of an apartment building.

Crime

Details of KC man’s harrowing kidnapping and escape are revealed

Court documents filed in the case of a south Kansas City man who was carjacked last week reveal a harrowing ordeal at the hands of armed assailants and the 67-year-old’s desperate escape in a St. Louis suburb. Robert C. Caldwell, 25, is now charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas City with carjacking, using a firearm during a violent crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Cityscape

KC makes ‘best cities for singles’ list

Travel + Leisure magazine’s new survey put Miami the best city for singles. But Kansas City isn’t too far behind at No. 12. The cities rank highly for nightclubs, dive bars and great diners where “you might lock eyes with someone over a late-night order of fries.”

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Kansas City hopes to replace deteriorating Chouteau Courts housing project

Kansas City Housing Authority leaders are putting the finishing touches on a plan to replace the city’s most deteriorated and obsolete public housing project: Chouteau Courts, northwest of Independence Avenue and the Paseo. The plan calls for relocating about 500 residents of the apartment buildings to smaller mixed-income sites over the next five years. It also aims to improve the area’s educational, health, business development and social services.

Cityscape

Chipotle’s Pizzeria Locale coming to Waldo

Pizzeria Locale, a partnership between Chipotle and Colorado restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, plans to open this summer at 505 W. 75th St., next to a Chipotle. Pizzeria Locale currently has locations in Boulder and Denver.

Government & Politics

Lobbyists got a sneak peek at Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget

Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director used a private email account to share a working version of the governor’s proposed budget with two lobbyists three weeks before it was unveiled to lawmakers. Budget director Shawn Sullivan sent a draft of the proposal to the private emails of the governor’s former chief of staff, David Kensinger, and his former campaign manager, Mark Dugan, both of whom are lobbyists.

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