At least 80 people being monitored for Ebola in Texas

About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday. Health officials are focusing on containment in trying to stem the possibility of the Ebola virus spreading beyond Thomas Eric Duncan, who traveled from Liberia to Dallas to visit relatives and fell ill on Sept. 24.


Strong storms descend on KC, raising threat of flooding

The Kansas City region is getting drenched again Thursday as a strong cold front moves through the area, bringing rounds of storms, some producing heavy rains. Because the ground is saturated and many streams are nearly full from runoff from Wednesday’s storms, flooding is a concern.


Kokopelli Mexican Cantina closes after a decade in Prairie Village

Kokopelli Mexican Cantina has long been known for its frequent email specials offering loyal customers deals like this week’s “Football Monday Coupon” — 20 percent off their total check. But on Wednesday, Kokopelli’s owners, Kevin and Tammy Lyman, sent another email, this one to let their customers know that the Prairie Village restaurant had closed.

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American Royal leaders turn up the heat as city decision nears on plan for Kemper Arena

Kansas City corporate leaders and supporters of the American Royal are putting on a last-ditch, full-court press to convince the city to adopt their plan for demolishing Kemper Arena and replacing it with a facility they say would be more suited to their needs. Their calculated campaign to get their way has increasingly emphasized a threat to move the American Royal and its all-important weekend barbecue contest somewhere else.

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