New commercial building projects can require several million dollars and the work of a major contractor. But what happens when it’s time to update or expand or re-purpose the space? Real estate professionals and property managers have become accustomed...
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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Bottles mysteriously spinning behind the bar. Shelves inexplicably crashing to the floor. It’s all fairly routine at Ron’s Roadhouse on Truman Road in Independence. “I’m a Christian and I don’t believe in ghosts but this one’s real...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A super honor was bestowed upon one of Kansas City’s super citizens on Wednesday. Organizers unveiled the city’s newest mural at 41st and Pennsylvania featuring Mike Wheeler, also known as “Westport Superman.” Wheeler says that...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A pedestrian was struck and killed on Wednesday night in the area of 40 Highway and Logan, which is slightly east of the highway’s intersection with Noland Road. Few details were released on Wednesday night, but police say the driver...
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ORWELL, Ohio – Angela Mixon-Smith said she nearly had a heart attack when she opened her satellite television bill Monday. “I mean, my chest got heavy,” she said. “I had to get some water. I don’t drink. I was ready to drink.” The retired postal worker...
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A pedestrian was killed in a wreck at 40 Highway and Phelps in Kansas City.  Kansas City police say it was not a hit-and-run incident and the driver remained on scene.  It happened at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday night.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned...
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Regular dental checkups and vacation time may not seem related, but according to a survey measuring happiness in U.S. cities, they are both good indicators of overall well-being. A study compiled by National Geographic, author Dan Buettner and Gallup...
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One of Worlds of Fun's inaugural rides will be closing soon.  The park announced Wednesday evening that Finish Fling's cycle is over.  The final ride will come on Oct. 29.  Finnish Fling was at the park when it opened in May 1973.  "Unfortunately, there...
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Jeff Roe, a principal and founder of Kansas City-based Axiom Strategies LLC, will have even greater influence after his firm acquired a full-service West Coast political consulting firm, Politico reports. Axiom, which is already "the largest Republican...
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Kansas City's Smart City Tech Summit embraced a public safety theme this year and featured a variety of workshops and panel discussions. The "Creating a Master Plan for a Smart City" panel discussion touched on building a game plan, smart city trends and...
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A woman has been charged with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal and first-degree assault in connection to a shooting death in the 1100 block of Ewing.  The shooting happened Sunday morning around 5 a.m. One person was declared dead at...
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A California-based private equity firm will lead a buyout of Leawood-based Tortoise Investments. The deal involves purchasing the interests of Mariner Holdings and three retiring co-founders of Tortoise. Terms of the deal were not announced. Lovell...
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QTS Realty Trust Inc. is eyeing a nearly 281-acre site for building a new data center, the Washington Business Journal reports. The Overland Park-based IT and data services company signed a contract to acquire the $80-million site near Dulles...
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Overland Park-based KBP Foods LLC is continuing its acquisition roll, and its latest adds 78 KFC restaurants. The three acquisitions are worth a total of about $85 million and include restaurants in Austin, Houston, Chicago, Lawrence and Topeka. It...
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