Afternoon peek at some of the more interesting news links we're reading amid the downpour and inspired by Danica. Take a look:
Kansas City Cosplay Crash
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A part of a stage backdrop collapsed during a Planet Comicon panel but the host managed to recover flawlessly. The panel was hosted by John Barrowman, known for his roles on "Arrow", "Torchwood", and "Doctor Who". After the backdrop fell inward, he cracked a few jokes and continued with the panel as planned.
Show-Me Danger This Weekend
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed an executive order Friday declaring a State of Emergency because of flash flooding. "Please stay safe and stay away from rising water." -- Gov. Eric Greitens There have been 93 evacuations and 33 rescues so far.
Fanboy Frustration Persists
Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Well Royals fans, it's time. It's time to come to the reality that the Royals are back. Not the Royals we fell in love with the past four years but the Royals we loved prior to 2013. It wasn't a love of winning as much as it was a love for the team, the players, and baseball.
Local Talent Profile
A couple of years ago, musician Greg Wickham was on a walk with his wife when she asked what he thought was a strange question. "'If you were to die tomorrow, is there anything you haven't done that you would regret?'" he recalled.
Today's Tribute Report
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Several hundred people are flooding into the IBEW Local 124 in Kansas City, Missouri Saturday afternoon to remember Jessica Runions. Her "celebration of life" was organized by her 14-year-old sister, Megan. Jessica's mother, Jamie, spoke with 41 Action News about how much it means to see the outstanding showing of support, even from complete strangers.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .