Let's start the morning with Jordan hotness even in the midst of soggy conditions as we check just a few of the local news stories that are worth a peek right now . . .
Officer Killed In Westport Double Take
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An off-duty Lee's Summit police officer is the latest victim of the increasing violence in Westport. Thirty-year-old Thomas Orr, Jr, was off-duty, attending a young professional's party at Californos restaurant in Westport when he was shot and killed.
Heartland Secret Pill Popping
Opioid overdose deaths under-reported in Missouri and Kansas, study says
Soggy Traffic Trouble Last Night
The Kansas City Police Department is investigating what led up to a crash involving an ambulance and a charter bus late Monday night. That incident happened around 11 p.m. near 13th and Central. Fire Chief Paul Berardi confirms two paramedics from that ambulance were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.
Rock Chalk Walking Papers
Kansas football has dismissed linebacker Maciah Long for violating team rules, according to the Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell. KU football announces LB Maciah Long has been dismissed from team for violation of team rules. Was 3-star prospect in 2016.
The Kansas City Comeback Cont'd
The American League Wild Card race is decidedly blah. Eight teams are within five games of the final post-season spot, none of which is more than four games over .500. The Wild Card race is a marathon of the mediocre, a contest of the cromulent, a battle of the beige, a matchup of the "meh."
Miley Cyrus - Younger Now is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .