Emergency blood drive today after storm cancellations

Recent winter storms cancelled more than two dozen blood drives and officials are asking people to donate  today to increase very low inventory. People can call the Community Blood Center at 816-645-4323 to make an appointment to donate at ...

Weekend festivities may close streets, reroute buses

Just a reminder that the weekend St. Patrick’s Day partying may cause some streets to be closed this weekend. Down in Brookside, there’s a St. Patrick’s Warm-Up Parade on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. That one goes down 65th Street and Wornall ...

Winter storm: minimal bus service this morning

Here’s the latest from news about bus service: Due to poor road conditions the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (ATA) is offering very minimal bus service this morning. At this time, we are encouraging customers to stay home and ...

Mayor declares state of emergency

Mayor Sly James has issued a state of emergency for Kansas City through 11:59 m.m. Friday night. That means Phase I and II of the city’s snow ordinance are in effect. Motorists parked on assigned emergency snow routes face the possibility ...

Roads in Plaza reopening

Roanoke Road in the Plaza has been reopened following the massive fire yesterday. The city said at 4 p.m. that Belleview should be reopened by 4:30. The police say the only remaining closure is 48th Street from Jarboe to Roanoke.

Reports of Time Warner outage in Kansas City

Channel 41 is reporting that Time Warner cable service is down in much of Kansas City. We still have internet here in Valentine. What is happening in other parts of Midtown? Update: There is no problem in Midtown. There issue is in the northeast.  

Avoid 31st and Troost during rush hour today

Kansas City Police are investigating a homicide at a barber shop at 31st and Troost. They have asked motorists to avoid the area because of the homicide investigation. Troost is shut down, and traffic getting worse as rush hour approaches, the ...

39th Street closed while police investigate package

The police have closed 39th Street between Main and Wyandotte while they investigate a suspicious package found in a parking lot. Update: the package did not turn out to be dangerous and the streets have been reopened.

48th Street closure

The city advises us that West 48th Street may close between Belleview Avenue and Roanoke Parkway from 9 am today to 4 pm tomorrow for water repair.

Neighborhood alerts straight to your phone or email

The City of Kansas City and the police department can now send you immediate alert messages if you sign up for Nixle, a new service to send either text messages or email alerts to specific areas of the city. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll ...