Tim Grimes found out he had stage 4 melanoma before the Royals got in the World Series. He was told he had seven to nine months to live. A year later, he’s still focusing on the bright side of life and the new friends he’s made along the way — Eric Hosmer, among others.
Restless Spirits Distilling Co., an Irish-American whiskey distillery, and Chicken N Pickle, an entertainment complex with a chicken restaurant, pickleball and lawn games, both plan spring 2016 openings near Cinder Block Brewery. North Kansas City’s Dutchman Coffee Roasters also is opening a new coffee roasting facility in part of Cinder Block’s expanded space and plans to later have a coffee shop.
A Jackson County jury found Time Warner Cable primarily at fault Thursday for the February 2013 explosion and fire that destroyed JJ’s restaurant, killed one worker and injured 15 other people. It set damages at $5.9 million.
“I did it,” defendant F. Glenn Miller Jr. confessed in a phone conversation from the Johnson County jail. After playing the audio recordings Thursday in court, prosecutors rested their case in the triple-murder trial for the rampage of killings outside Jewish centers in Overland Park.
Livingston’s Breakfast Blues & BBQ opened this week just south of the new Truman’s Marketplace in Grandview. The locally owned restaurant offers ribs, smoked turkey, brisket, ham or turkey sandwiches and more, including blues on Friday and Saturday nights.