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Tallgrass Creek Residents/Staff Rescue Four Kittens

Tallgrass Creek Residents/Staff Rescue Four Kittens

OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 21, 2014) -- A litter of four kittens -- two males and two females -- has been rescued by residents and staff at Talllgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park. The kittens are said by a local veterinarian to be four weeks old. They are now being cared for as they seek their forever homes.

The kitten rescue has been a  labor of love:

A resident, pediatrician Dr. Don Blim, noticed the kittens yesterday and promptly notified security officer David Gregory, who then notified the Front Desk, which notified Sales Director Deborah Messmer, a lifelong animal lover who happened to be Manager on Duty for the day.

Residents and staff surrounded the kittens -- "oohing and aahing" over them in lobby.

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Construction of New 87-Apartment Home Building Underway at Tallgrass Creek

OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 21, 2014) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community today announced the addition of Meadowlark Terrace, its new residence building now under construction with 87 apartment homes in 10 new floor plans that vary in size and style from luxury two-bedrooms to more modest one-bedrooms. Seventy-five percent of the new apartment homes are already reserved. Information can be obtained by calling 913-897-2700 or 1-800-893-3118.  

Tallgrass Creek considered feedback about the individual apartment homes when designing Meadowlark Terrace, which will officially open late 2014.  Lantz-Boggio is the architect.

Kansas City community invited to interfaith service at Jewish Comm. Ctr. to honor victims

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — People of all faiths are invited to come together to mourn and honor the victims of Sunday’s deadly shootings outside the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom.

serviceThe Interfaith Service of Unity and Hope is at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 West 115th Street, inside the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre.

The service is expected to last 45 minutes. All are invited. In the public invitation, the service was described as a time for clergy to lead us in prayers of solace, healing and hope.

Joe;s Weather Blog: Severe Weather And Snow

Well this is another one of the rapid transition periods for western MO and eastern KS. So get ready to go from A/C weather to furnace weather…that poor unit won’t know what’s hitting it :(


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KCMO Police Chief: 12 ‘highway shootings’ now linked, says ‘Tips will solve this’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo., Police Chief Darryl Forte said Friday that investigators have connected 12 of the approximately 20 highway shootings.

While he would not reveal what the common link is nor which of the shootings have been linked, he did say that one of the previously shootings has been eliminated.

It is the incident that happened on April 5, which started on  I-49/US Highway 71 in the area of Red Bridge Road and ended on I-435 and Bannister Road. This incident has been attributed to road rage. The victim stated that a car cut him off on the highway, and the occupants began waving their middle fingers at him, showed a gun and fired one shot.

Chief Forte said as the investigation continues, the time frame of shootings has expanded.

Missouri leaders want to work to bring Super Bowl to KC

— A task force would be charged with trying to bring the Super Bowl to Kansas City under a resolution passed by the Missouri Senate.

The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to send the measure to the House. If adopted there, the state Department of Economic Development would be asked to form a group to “examine what measures need to be taken” for Kansas City to host the game.

Resolution sponsor Sen. Paul LeVota, of Independence, says Arrowhead Stadium’s $350 million renovation in 2010 would help make it an attractive venue.

The most recent Super Bowl was played in an outdoor stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The 2015 game will be played in Phoenix.

Kansas City police investigate 13 highway shootings, some connected

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Kansas City, Mo., police confirmed Tuesday that they’ve determined some of the 13 highway shootings reported in the past month are connected.

They did not identify how many of the 13 were linked or how the connection was made.

One of the shootings happened in Leawood, Kan., and Leawood authorities told FOX 4 on Tuesday that they turned over their ballistics finding to Kansas City, Mo. investigators. Leawood said all questions about the investigation would have to be answered by Kansas City police.

“What they determined over the weekend was they’ve located 13 different incidents where vehicles have been struck by bullets on the highways,” Kansas City Police Captain Tye Grant said on Monday..

Police said they believe the shots are coming from inside a car or cars. When asked by reporters, police were quick to state they do not believe a sniper is targeting drivers.