Wyandotte County received a dusting of snow starting about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. It started snowing again around 9 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, more snow is possible, mainly before midnight. As much as an inch or two of snow is possible. Tonight’s low will be 24. Thursday should be sunny with a high near 40. Wyandotte County remains under a winter weather advisory until 4 a.m. Thursday, and under a freeze warning from 1 a.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Thursday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
A little snow fell Wednesday afternoon in Wyandotte County. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 4 a.m. Thursday, and a freeze warning is in effect from 1 a.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Thursday. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

New Spira Care Center to open in KCK

A new Spira Care Center in Kansas City, Kansas, will open on Nov. 1. A ribbon-cutting for the facility from Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Blue KC) was held on Oct. 30 at the facility at 9800 Troup Ave. Attending the ribbon-cutting were, left to right, Daniel Silva, president and CEO of the Kansas City, Kansas, Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Greg Sweat, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City; Sue Ferbet, chief clinical operations officer at Vera Whole Health; and Tim O’Brien, vice president, executive director of care delivery of Blue KC. (Submitted photo)

A new Spira Care Center will open Nov. 1 at 9800 Troup Ave. in Kansas City, Kansas.

The facility will offer integrated primary care and coverage in one place to simplify the health care experience, making it more personal and affordable, according to a spokesman.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) facility will provide access to Blue KC members enrolled in Spira Care. In all, there are six Spira Care centers located in Greater Kansas City.

According to a spokesman, Spira Care is designed to create a care experience that is simple and personal, while also innovative and forward-thinking. Blue KC members enrolled in Spira Care will have access to integrated primary care, behavioral health consults, health coaching, routine lab draws and other services in one place at a low cost.

The care team will include physicians, nurse practitioners, behavioral health clinicians, health coaches and care guides.

Dr. Marla McLaughlin is the regional lead at the new Wyandotte Care Center.

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Bonner Springs woman sentenced for scamming homeowners facing foreclosure

A Kansas woman was sentenced today to a year and a day in prison for swindling homeowners facing foreclosure with false promises to help them save their homes, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Ruby Price, 74, Bonner Springs, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. Price was a managing partner of Arize Group, a company based in Overland Park, Kansas. She and co-defendants took money from distressed homeowners by fraudulently promising to:

  • Lower their interest rates.
  • Lower their monthly payments
  • Help them obtain loan modifications.

McAllister commended the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Office of Inspector General, the Federal Housing Finance Agency – Office of Inspector General, the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Emilie Burdette and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble for their work on the case.