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Pedestrian accidents increasing in Midtown

Half of eight intersections in the entire Kansas City region with the most pedestrian accidents are in or near Midtown, an expert reported Wednesday. Stephen Lachky, transportation planner with the Mid-America Regional Council, reported that ...

City offers free HPV vaccine for young people

The city health department is offering free Human Papilloma Virus vaccine for men and women between 19 and 25 years of age. The HPV vaccine is a series of three shots over six months and can help prevent certain cancers and genital warts. The ...
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Community invited to preview draft of school turnaround plan tonight

 With critical issues in the balance, the Kansas City school district is inviting the community to a special meeting tonight. The Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) and other community partners will preview a draft of “The Kansas City Public ...
Free tax assistance in Midtown Kansas City

Free tax assistance in Midtown Kansas City

Midtown Kansas City seniors and other taxpayers can get free tax assistance again this year. Volunteers trained through the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Tax-Aide program are offering receive tax counseling, return preparation, ...
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Red light cameras go dark

The red light camera at 39th and Southwest Trafficway resulted in the most tickets in Midtown, but the cameras are now inactive after two recent court rulings. Kansas City’s red light cameras, which officials say reduce accidents and raise ...

I-670 downtown loop closing tomorrow

One more note of caution about getting around town this weekend. The city will close I-670 on the south side of the Downtown Loop from 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16 for demolition of the Main Street Bridge. The closure ...

Resident cite multiple traffic, parking problems on Armour Boulevard

Dave Mennenga of consulting firm GBA kept notes on traffic and parking problems residents detailed on Armour Boulevard. The consultants are studying problems and will make recommendations to the city over the next several months. Residents had ...

City says red light cameras work and will stay

Ever wonder where people get the most red light tickets in Kansas City? Right here in Midtown, at the intersection of 39th Street and Southwest Trafficway. The city council public safety committee on Wednesday approved renewing a contract for ...

Weekend traffic alerts: four events Friday – Sunday

Four separate walks and races will result in several temporary road closures on May 17, 18 and 19. They include a Saturday walk that will bring 8000 walkers and rolling road closures to the Plaza from 8 a.m. to noon. Here are the details from ...

Traffic alert: Jefferson between 46th and 47th

Private construction at the East Dunleith Towers will close Jefferson Street between 46th and 47th Streets on Wednesday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, according to the city. Please observe caution during this construction and follow all marked ...