Wyandotte & Leavenworth

Business

Unified Government rescues the Kansas City T-Bones again

Faced with declining attendance since 2010, the Kansas City T-Bones and the Unified Government reach a new management agreement that has the UG paying part of CommunityAmerica Ballpark’s utilities, property taxes at a Legends parking lot and no longer collecting lease payments from the baseball team.

Business

Heavily subsidized fast-food development in Argentine moves ahead

A $1.23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the largest funding source for a $3.3 million Wendy’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and Pizza Hut development in Argentine, a Kansas City, Kan., neighborhood. Tax increment financing and an upfront cash contribution from the Unified Government covers most of the rest.

Development

Proposed hotel near KU Hospital stalls amid opposition

The University of Kansas Health System, Hall Family Foundation and others greeted a proposed 120-room hotel at the corner of 39th Street and Rainbow Boulevard with criticism, mostly centered around project design, parking and traffic issues. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., earlier this month held off on voting on Mike Patel’s hotel plan.

Sporting KC

New training and coaching facility in KCK is a partnership

Construction of the National Training and Coaching Development Center is ahead of schedule due to a mild winter. It will be the new training facility for Sporting Kansas City, a coaching education center for U.S. Soccer and a sports medicine and rehabilitation center for Children's Mercy Hospital.

Wyandotte & Leavenworth

Ten people, including six children, escape house fire in Kansas City, Kan.

Firefighters from Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department battled strong winds as they fought a house fire in the 6000 block of N. Sewell Avenue on Saturday in Kansas City, Kan. Four adults and six children, all under the age of 6, escaped from the burning house. Two adults suffered minor injuries, as did one firefighter, who was transported to a hospital with a minor leg injury. The fire destroyed the home and four vehicles. The Red Cross and neighbors were assisting the displaced residents.

Videos

Wyandotte County D.A.: 'Detective Lancaster should still be here'

Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark A. Dupree, Sr. reacted Tuesday morning to the life sentence given to Curtis Ayers, who was convicted in the 2016 murder of Kansas City, Kan., Police Detective Brad Lancaster.
David Eulitt The Kansas City Star
Wyandotte County D.A.: 'Detective Lancaster should still be here' 3:07

Wyandotte County D.A.: 'Detective Lancaster should still be here'

New training and coaching facility in KCK is a partnership 1:55

New training and coaching facility in KCK is a partnership

Quindaro Ruins a story of freedom, unity, community 2:28

Quindaro Ruins a story of freedom, unity, community

Two men found shot to death in Kansas City, Kan. 0:54

Two men found shot to death in Kansas City, Kan.