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Kansas City Real Estate Agent Assn. Selects CoStar as CRE Information Service Provider

CoStar to Provide Listing Management, Residential Or Commercial Property Browse Service for KCRAR’s Commercial Members

The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR) and CoStar issued a joint declaration today revealing that CoStar will become the realty company’s unique information, analytics and marketing company for its industrial realty division.

Under the arrangement, KCRAR’s business realty members will be provided preferential CoStar prices and KCRAR members’ listings will be offered to tenants and investors on the association’s site through LoopLink, a hosted listing management and property search service offered by CoStar’s LoopNet affiliate and supported by CoStar’s extensive CRE database.

In addition, CoStar accepted an annual KCRAR sponsorship and to supply market stats and data to the organization’s members.

KCRAR CEO Kipp Cooper stated the arrangement supports the association’s mission of offering innovative resources, tools and education to its members.

“We set out to discover the best information and marketing system with the best analytic tools for our members and to make it budget friendly. Our company believe our partnership with CoStar supplies the very best solution,” Cooper said in a statement.

CoStar Group CEO Andrew Florance said the contract will offer Kansas City business property specialists with the best-available research study and marketplace options.

“We are committed to helping KCRAR members make faster, better decisions by offering the most current CRE information that is backed by an extraordinary team of more than 1,850 scientists who carry out 12 million interviews each year,” stated Florance.

The arrangement with KCRAR comes as CoStar remains in the middle of a two-week, 30-city road program with presentations to present and prospective users. The discussions, which are concentrated on the transforming impact of innovation on commercial property, consist of such subjects as 3D cams, infrared drones and enhanced reality.

Police: Trick resulted in cops shooting unarmed Kansas male


Bo Rader/ The Wichita Eagle/ AP Lisa Finch, surrounded by member of the family responds to the killing of her kid Andrew Finch after he was shot Thursday night, Dec. 28, 2017, by authorities, in Wichita, Kan.

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017|6:10 p.m.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.– Cops and the FBI are examining whether an argument over an online video game prompted a hoax call that resulted in a house where an officer shot and eliminated a Kansas male who obviously wasn’t involved in the conflict.

Wichita Deputy Authorities Chief Troy Livingston on Friday blamed a “prankster” who called 911 and made up a story about a shooting and kidnapping. He did not mention reports that an argument over online video gaming was at the heart of the trick, although he stated investigators had made great development tracking online leads.

Police have not disclosed the name of the man who was killed Thursday evening, however loved ones determined him as Andrew Finch, 28.

Livingston, speaking at a news conference, said the scam call was a case of “swatting,” where an individual makes up a false report to get a SWAT team to come down on an address.

“Due to the actions of a prankster we have an innocent victim,” Livingston stated. He stated no one has actually been jailed in connection with the hoax.

Authorities played audio of the call to 911. A male said his dad had actually been shot in the head. He said he was holding his mom and a sibling at gunpoint. The caller, talking with relative calm, stated he poured gas inside the house “and I may just set it on fire.”

A number of officers arrived and surrounded the house, braced for a hostage scenario. When Finch went to the door police informed him to put his hands up and move slowly.

But Livingston stated the male moved a hand towards the location of his waistband– a typical location where guns are hidden. An officer, fearing the guy was reaching for a weapon, fired a single shot. Finch died a few minutes later at a healthcare facility. Livingston stated Finch was unarmed.

The officer, a seven-year veteran of the department, is on paid leave pending the investigation.

The Finch household on Friday allowed reporters inside their house. Lisa Finch told them her kid was not a player.

“Exactly what offers the polices the right to open fire?” she asked. “That cop murdered my boy over an incorrect report in the first location.”

Lisa Finch said the family was forced outside barefoot in freezing cold and handcuffed after the shooting. She said her granddaughter was forced to step over her dying uncle which no guns were discovered in the home.

Dexerto, an online news service concentrated on gaming, reported that the series of occasions began with an online argument over a $1 or $2 wager in a “Call of Responsibility” game on UMG Gaming, which operates online competitions including one involving “Call of Task.”

“We woke this morning to dreadful news about an innocent guy losing his life,” UMG spokeswoman Shannon Gerritzen said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. “Our hearts head out to his liked ones. We are doing everything we can to assist the authorities in this matter.” She decreased to divulge other information.

In addition to the 911 call, cops also released a brief video of body camera footage from another officer at the scene. It was hard to see clearly exactly what took place.

The FBI approximates that roughly 400 cases of whacking occur each year, with some using caller ID spoofing to disguise their number. An FBI manager in Kansas City, Missouri, which covers all Kansas, stated the agency participated the investigation at the demand of regional cops.

In other cases of apparent swatting, three households in Florida in January needed to leave their houses after a detective received a confidential email claiming bombs had actually been put at the address.

A 20-year-old Maryland man was shot in the face with rubber bullets by police in 2015 after a fake hostage circumstance was reported at his home.

Rep. Katherine Clark, a Massachusetts Democrat, presented an anti-swatting expense in 2015– then was herself the victim of swatting. Equipped officers in 2016 responded to a confidential call declaring an active shooter was at Clark’s home.

John Hanna in Topeka, Kansas, added to this report. Salter reported from St. Louis.

Kansas City mother embarrassed, shamed after forced to pee in cup on United flight, she says

KANSAS CITY, MO (MEREDITH/KCTV) – A Kansas City mom says she was embarrassed and shamed on a United Airlines flight with her household.

She had to go to the restroom, and flight attendants handed her a plastic cup. Then, they shamed her and told her they would report her.

Nicole Harper is the mom of two and has an overactive bladder. She states she was heading house from Houston with her family when she truly had to use the toilet.

“It’s a little awkward to come forward,” she stated.

Harper is less than enjoyed share exactly what took place Thirty Minutes into her flight.

“I’ll just get up and go to the bathroom actually fast and go back to my seat,” Harper said.

She states a flight attendant told her to take a seat.

“They began doing drink service other individuals getting up at this point,” she stated.

Consisting of a first-rate guest, Harper was all set for her turn when flight attendants told her the pilot was anticipating turbulence.

Harper told the flight attendant she had to utilize the bathroom and it was immediate.

“She informed me extremely rudely it was not allowed to get out of my seat,” she remembered.

Harper weighed her choices

“Well, I’m going to require a cup then,” she stated.

Harper was wearing a gown she could do a squat over the seat and simply use a cup. She says she submitted 2 cups with the help of her hubby.

“I was thinking I was on honest cam or being punked at this point,” she stated.

Harper says a flight attendant returned and informed her to stand and go empty her cups in the restroom.

“She was basically reprimanding me and talking down to me through the aisle with other individuals listening,” she stated.

Harper states the flight attendant informed her they would report her. The pilot would speak with her when the airplane landed and the seats would all need to be cleaned by a biohazard team.

“There was simply no customer service no empathy,” she stated.

United Airlines issued the following declaration:

Client security is always our very first concern. Preliminary reports from the Mesa Airlines flight attendants suggest that Ms. Harper tried to visit the lavatory on final descent and was advised to remain seated with the seat belt fastened per FAA policies. The circumstance as explained by Ms. Harper and our employees is distressing for all included. We have actually connected to Ms. Harper and our flying partner Mesa Airlines to much better understand exactly what took place.

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Kyle Busch wins Xfinity race at Kansas Speedway


Colin E. Braley/ AP Photo

NASCAR Xfinity Series motorist Kyle Busch, center, celebrates winning the Kansas Lotto 300 auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015|6:05 p.m.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP)– Kyle Busch reached 2 milestones Saturday in his NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Kansas Speedway.

Busch edged Matt Kenseth for his record-extending 75th Xfinity win and ended up being the very first driver to win 4 NASCAR races at the track. He likewise won Xfinity races in 2007 and 2014 and a Truck Series occasion in 2014.

“This location is so quickly,” Busch stated “It’s difficult to pass for the lead. There’s a lot speed on the top side of the race course. It’s a true testament to everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing and what sort of devices these guys put out and just how much enjoyable it is to drive, and the outcomes we get.”

After colleague Kenseth led the very first 117 laps and 148 in all in the 204-lap race, Busch grabbed the lead for good in his Toyota with 15 laps to go en route to his 5th victory in 12 starts this year. He beat Kenseth by 0.607 seconds.

Joey Logano was third, followed by Ty Dillon, Regan Smith, points leader Chris Buescher and Chase Elliott. Buescher tacked one point onto his benefit and leads safeguarding series champ Chase Elliott by 27 points with 3 races to go.

Busch appeared to have seized control on the 147th lap, however during a caution, he ran into debris that damaged the right front and dropped him back into the field. When the racing resumed, Busch returned to contention and rode Kenseth’s bumper prior to taking the lead.

“I was nervous a little bit, how huge a hole it was and if we could get it repaired and how great the repair service would be,” Busch said. “The men did an excellent job there at putting it back together for me and getting a great patch on there. Re-starting seventh, I believed, ‘Guy, we just tossed it away.’ I didn’t believe we were going to have the ability to come back from that far back. But we got a really good re-start on the outside lane didn’t, and I just chased down Matt after that.”

Another care with four laps to go extended the race to a green-white-checkered surface.

“My tongue was hanging out,” Busch of the frenetic surface. “I cannot envision what Matt seemed like. He was driving way harder than I was. When you have 2 truly great race vehicles like that, you simply need to bring them house.

“Joe (Gibbs) may get mad at us tearing something up. He raced me actually, really tough and was on my door down the straightaways and through the corner, and my automobile was actually excellent in the middle of the race course.”

Kenseth, a Sprint Cup regular, was making his fifth Xfinity start of the season and most likely last one of his profession. He finished second for the 4th straight time.

“I thought most of the day we had the very best car, and at the end we got too loose,” Kenseth stated. I’m still attempting to determine how Kyle went from 7th on the re-start and to second I have no idea how he did that. At the end of the day, he beat us.”

While Busch was happy to win his 75th Xfinity race and 4th race at Kansas, he’s more worried with winning Sunday’s Sprint Cup race and qualifying for the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

“To me, I’m expected to win trucks races and Xfinity races; that’s what I do,” said Busch, who has 152 profession wins over all 3 national series– 75 Xfinity, 33 Sprint Cup and 44 Ttruck. “However Sunday is a special day to display our capability to obtain a win at this race track, not to mention to put us through to the next round of the Chase.”

2015 LDW photos: Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult carry out free concerts on Fremont Street


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Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult perform a free concert Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015|5:33 p.m.

2015 LDW: Kansas + Blue Oyster Cult at FSE
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Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult carry out a complimentary performance Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

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Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult carry out a complimentary show Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

The totally free summer-long performance series at Fremont Street Experience ended with a bang Sunday night as more than 14,000 music fans ended up for Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult throughout the 2015 Labor Day Weekend.

Fremont Street Experience President Jeff Victor and The D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens were among the participants in downtown Las Vegas to welcome and introduce the two famous rock bands.

Thanks to Tom Donoghue of Donoghue Photography for his image gallery.

Per Donoghue’s report and image gallery, Blue Oyster Cult’s Sunday night setlist consisted of “The Red and the Black,” “Golden era of Leather,” “Burnin’ for You,” “Profession of Evil,” “Harvest Moon,” “The Vigil,” “Dollar’s Boogie,” “Then Came the Last Days of Might,” “Godzilla,” “(Do not Worry) The Reaper” and “Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll.”

And Kansas’ setlist included “What’s On My Mind,” “Play the Game Tonight,” “Reason To Be,” “Dust in the Wind,” “Miracles Out of Nowhere,” “Icarus (Borne on Wings of Steel),” “Hold On,” “Belexes,” “Portrait (He Knew),” “Sparks of the Tempest,” “Fight Fire With Fire” and “Carry On Wayward Son.”

Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has actually been a reporter for almost 20 years.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous fame” has been a reporter for more than 50 years and has actually spent the past 15 years offering readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Sun Entertainment + Luxury Elder Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

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