The Meekers represent a growing number of vocal residents upset with their homeowners associations. While many HOAs still support their residents, others now harass them with narrow and odd rules. Fines for violating those rules can be heavy, leading to liens against residents and even loss of their homes.
The Stout family in Lee’s Summit painted a swing set purple. Their HOA was unhappy, and the case ended up in court, drawing international attention. The family won, but not really, considering legal costs.
In a random act of kindness, Donald Carter of Kansas City raised money for Popeyes employee Shajuana Mays to go to nursing school. With the help of his Facebook friends and a GoFundMe effort, he raised more than $5,000 since Friday night.
Oak Park High School in the Northland was on lockdown Monday morning after multiple threats were called into police dispatchers. Students were bussed to Staley High School for pick up by their parents as police investigated.
Richard Parker, MD is the head team physician for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He describes how taking care of a sports team is different than working in the traditional orthopaedics office, and talks about fanatics.