In major emergencies, police say, state line shouldn’t be a barrier

Missouri has enacted a new law allowing law enforcement agencies here to forge mutual aid agreements with their Kansas counterparts. If Kansas lawmakers give their blessing, too, agencies across the area could respond or assist each other during “critical incidents” like the recent shooting at the Jewish Community Center.


QuikTrip starts cooking with kitchens in stores

QuikTrip is hoping its new made-to-order menu will draw people who want to fill up their stomachs — whether or not their vehicles need fill-ups. QT Kitchens offer a made-to-order menu that includes flatbreads, toasted sandwiches, personal pizzas, specialty coffee drinks, frozen lemonades, smoothies and ice cream.


Pursuing fame from the Artists’ Couch

Inspired by his musician brother, video producer Ken Smith uses his Belton business to promote local talent. He makes videos, with interviews and songs, to post on social media in hopes that national music labels will notice.

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