Heavy smoke billowed from the main entrance and lower level as fire crews arrived about 4 p.m. Thursday at 219 W. Ninth St. The fire started in the basement and spread to the first floor. The building containing the city’s oldest restaurant has been slated to undergo renovations by a prospective owner.
The Kansas City Royals are three wins from something that hasn’t been done in half a century — forget the 29-year drought, the franchise didn’t even exist 50 years ago. The Royals were a game under .500 just three months ago, on July 22. No World Series winner in 50 years has been under .500 as late in a season as these Royals.
The 45th edition of the Governor’s Cup between the Chiefs and Rams takes place at noon Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, and this time the game carries extra meaning. Unlike its origin in 1968 as an annual preseason game between the Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals, this is a regular-season game.
Building bridges and tearing down walls. Construction work may not be part of Darryl Forté’s job description, but as Kansas City’s police chief, he is focused on mending a historical disconnect between the department and the minority community. Three years into his stint as the city’s first black police chief, Forté is succeeding, many say.
As the months go by and Kansas creeps ever more precariously toward the brink of a fiscal cliff, it becomes ever more astounding that anyone, even Gov. Sam Brownback and his supply-side allies, thought it was a good idea to completely exempt nearly 200,000 businesses from state income taxes.
The Kansas City Royals have four finalists for AL Gold Glove awards, given to the best fielders at each position. Alex Gordon, who’s going for four in a row, joins repeat hopefuls Eric Hosmer and Sal Perez and Alcides Escobar. Lorenzo Cain was not a finalist.
Teachers have long sought to understand the hazards in their students’ lives and help them find enough peace to be able to learn and grow. Two Kansas City elementary schools are working with Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health in a pilot program that is reaching out to adults and children alike.
Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Company is celebrating 25 years in business with a Nov. 8 pub crawl through Westport with Odell Brewing Company. Odell, based in Fort Collins, Colo., also collaborated on Boulevard’s Silver Anniversary Ale.