Hottie Amber making a political statement as we check some of these local links to finish Friday. Checkit:
Kansas City Music Sampling
If Kansas City had a soundtrack, Craig Smith would probably create it. Smith is a local rapper and producer whose music has been picked up by Fox's "Star" and "Empire," Starz' "Power," TNT and Lionsgate Films. While he's found success commercially, he uses his platform to increase awareness of injustices in his KC community and works to change them.
Temp Top Cop Talks Murder Spike
Interim Kansas City Police Chief David Zimmerman talks openly about the uptick in violent crime and possible solutions.
Sleaze Summit Safety Check
It is legal for Missouri fireworks tents to open in Lee's Summit on Friday, but retailers will have to wait for inspections to be performed before they can begin selling their wares. The tents undergo more than just a quick walk-though, said Jim Eden, Lee's Summit Fire Chief.
Kansas City Lesson In Tagging
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some beautiful artwork, admired by historic Northeast neighbors, has been vandalized. Three years ago, the Kansas City Public School district allowed large murals to be painted on the now shuttered Scarritt Elementary School. Art instructor Hector Casanova and his students were thrilled to give the space a complete makeover.
Home Team Perspective
The KC Royals still have a ton of work to do to convince Dayton Moore that they are worthy of another shot at October. The Cleveland Indians are not going to go down easily, and if it wasn't for a road trip against three of the..."less good" teams in baseball, the Royals general manager may have already made his decision.
Kansas City Friday Falafel
In this encore presentation: A visit to Nazareth Sweets, which is in a part of Lenexa that's becoming a "Middle Eastern strip," and a culinary instructor talks about a beloved Syrian dish that she grew up eating. Then, the Food Critics search out the best Middle Eastern food in and around KC.
Kansas City Royals Back To .500 After Frenchy Win!
Un double de deux points de Whit Merrifield aux dépens du releveur Jason Grilli a couronné une poussée de 4 points des Royals de Kansas City en fin de neuvième manche et scellé une victoire de 5-4 contre les Blue Jays de Toronto vendredi soir au Missouri.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .