The Kansas City News Layout Pool Friday

We approach the conclusion of the Summer with a glimpse at the hottie good life, and these national news items . . .

HB: How artificial intelligence models are taking over your Instagram feed

QZ: Reading books is the best new way to spend time on Instagram

HT: Kara Del Toro Is InstaHotness

Closer to home, for Friday after work these are the local news links that count right now . . .

Rock Chalk Lady Fights Back Against Rampant Creepers Around Campus

Woman helps organize self-defense training after being attacked while running

​"We're gonna make women confident. We're gonna give them a fighting chance."

Show-Me Ducky Crackdown

Attorney General files lawsuit against Branson Duck Vehicles, Ripley Entertainment

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a petition in the Circuit Court of Taney County on Friday urging the court to order Branson Duck Vehicles, LLC and Ripley Entertainment, Inc. to stop operating duck boats in Missouri.

Westport Out Of Style???

Volume 1ne sneaker seller moving from Westport to Crossroads | The Kansas City Star

Four-and-a-half years after opening in Westport, Volume 1ne is ready to relocate. The sneaker and streetwear boutique has closed shop at 427 Westport Road and plans to relocate to 1919 Wyandotte St. in the Crossroads. Flying Pig Local Mercantile formerly occupied the space. Volume 1ne owner Justin Ji purchased the two-floor 6,000-square-foot building in 2017.

Family Drama Conclusion

Kansas City man found guilty of murder after killing stepfather in 2017

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) - A Kansas City man has been found guilty of shooting and killing his stepfather in Overland Park in 2017. On Thursday, a Johnson County jury convicted Phillip Stanley of first-degree murder. The charge stems from an incident that happened on July 19, 2017.

Kansas City Urban Core Artsy

NEKC Chamber commissions murals along the Avenue

Independence Avenue is getting a new splash of color. The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring five new murals that are being painted by local artists from Kansas City. The artists will be sharing wall space at local businesses in the Northeast area.

Growing Kansas City

There are no thumbs greener than those of Ella Thomas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ella Thomas has been planting seeds in Kansas City for more than 60 years, and if she has her way, that won't end anytime soon. The 70-year-old native does more before lunch than most people do all day. "I usually wake up as soon as the sun pops up over the horizon," she said.

Old School Kansas City Farewell

The Elders Continue Farewell Tour, Headline Kansas City Irish Fest For Last Time

This weekend's Kansas City Irish Fest, which kicks off Friday at Crown Center when The Maguire Brothers take the stage at 5 p.m., marks the end of an era in local music history. One of the region's most popular musical groups of any genre, The Elders, will take the stage for the last time after performing for 16 consecutive years at the annual Labor Day weekend festival.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


  1. Ella Thomas sounds like a wonderful lady.

  2. Typical Hawley - "Mee too! Mee too! Look, look - me too!"
    Disgusting little fraud.

  3. Farewell Tour? THANK GOD!
    How many miserably different ways can your band sing "Heidi Heidi Heidi Heidi Heidi Heidi Ho?"


    Artificial Intelligence Model Melts Circuits

    Ladies, Why You Need To Carry A Gun

    Ripley's Amphibious Vehicles Sink Like A Stone, Believe It Or Not

    Crazy Rich Asians Dressed Me In Jeans And A T-Shirt

    Daddy Issues Violate Penal Code

    Cinco de Mural

    ET - The Garden Terrestrial

    The Elders Take Social Security


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