Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Kansas City Saturday News Links

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

1 injured after backdrop collapsed during Planet Comicon panel, host continues on

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

Flash flooding leads Mo. Governor to declare state of emergency

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

Royals fans, it's time to face reality

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

Kansas City Musician Greg Wickham Returns To Music After 15 Years - And Three Children

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

Hundreds gather for Jessica Runions's memorial

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 . . .


Silverback Sly said...

A true commentary as where we are as a society when "hundreds" show up for a girl that was brutally murdered by some twink.

Anonymous said...

Surprised Gov Grieten isn't shooting at the clouds?

Anonymous said...

^ why, is Claire up there flying in her plane?

Byron Funkhouser said...

Actually, 6:33 it is you who are the testament as to where we have come as a country.

You're a unthinking, unfeeling sociopath who thinks our regard for someone is dependent ... on how she was killed, or by whom?

I'm not familiar with racist jargon - what's a "twink".

I know what a pussy is, it's an anonymous coward who uses his anonymity to say hateful things just to feel like a big shot.

Byron Funkhouser said...

P.S. Long Live Captain Jack!

I would rather spend time with a bunch of Whovians, then the reprobates who populate this forum.

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Anonymous said...

Yeah Funkhouser, you're so fucking brave. You post using a name that you could've just pulled out of the phone book. You're really as anonymous as anyone else that posts on here.