Archive for November 2016

Parts of I-670 to close tonight in Kansas City, Mo.

Parts of eastbound I-670 in Kansas City, Mo., will close tonight for work at the Grand Bridge project, according to Missouri highway officials.

All lanes of eastbound I-670 between I-35 and Route 71 on the south side of the downtown loop in Kansas City, Mo., will close to finish work and remove traffic control for the Grand Bridge project, according to a Missouri highway news release.

Lanes will close at 9 p.m. Nov. 30 and reopen no later than 5 a.m. Dec. 1, a spokesman said. All work depends on the weather.

Traffic can bypass the closure using I-70 around the north side of the downtown loop.

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Two persons turn themselves in to authorities in connection with child’s death

Devondre Sanders

Devondre Sanders


Sierra Mitchell

Sierra Mitchell


Two persons who have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 4-year-old girl have turned themselves in to authorities, a spokesman said.

Devondre Sanders and Sierra Mitchell, charged with murder in the death of Honesty Sanders on May 27, 2016, in the 700 block of Vermont, turned themselves in to the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s office around 12:01 a.m. Nov. 30, according to police.

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Natural gas bills may go up next year

Kansas Gas Service rates could increase $1.25 a month for residential customers, after a settlement agreement was approved this week by the Kansas Corporation Commission.

Originally, Kansas Gas Service proposed a $4.54 rate increase a month. The settlement is nearly $20 million less than KGS had originally requested.

New rates would go into effect Jan. 1.

KGS’s application sought a net revenue increase of $35.4 million. Parties to the docket negotiated a unanimous settlement agreement that increases KGS’s revenue by $15.5 million, including the $7.4 million Gas System Reliability Surcharge, which is currently being recovered from customers as a separate line item.

Also, the company was seeking approval of a Cost of Service Adjustment, an alternative ratemaking mechanism that would reset rates annually. In the settlement agreement, KGS agreed to withdraw the request for COSA.

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