The Kansas City Friday News Lookout

A morning collection featuring worthwhile links and news items that we'd like to share quickly . . .

Rolling Toward The KC Weekend

NASCAR legend headlines car show at Bartle Hall this weekend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bartle Hall is the place to be for car lovers in Kansas City this weekend. The 59th annual World of Wheels show begins at 3 p.m. Fridayand runs through Sunday. This year, a celebrity guest is sure to attract a lot of fan.: NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Considering College Choice

Seg. 1: Can Kansas Students Afford (Not To Go To) College? Seg. 2: UMKC Great Gives Back To KC Kids.

Economists and education experts suggest students think very strategically about how their educational path will connect with a job down the line. Given that more than 30 percent of people looking for employment have bachelor degrees, you can't count on a undergraduate degree alone to open doors.

Top Honor Sent By Prez Trump

Missouri Governor appointed by President Trump to Council of Governors

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) - On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced he had appointed Governor Mike Parson to the Council of Governors. The council is a panel of U.S. governors who advise the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on issues related to the National Guard and national defense, U.S.

Kansas Power Player Opts Out Again

Pompeo on 2020 Kansas Senate race: 'It's ruled out'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to be ruling out a Kansas Senate race in 2020. Pompeo, who represented Kansas' 4th Congressional District from 2011 to 2017, said he'll serve as secretary of state as long as President Donald Trump wants him to.

Water Park Judgement Day Coming

Judge to rule whether Schlitterbahn murder case to be dismissed

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- A hearing has been scheduled in Wyandotte County concerning the 2016 Schlitterbhan criminal case. In 2016, Caleb Thomas Schwab was killed while riding the world's tallest water slide, Verr├╝ckt. Caleb, was the second oldest son of Kansas state Rep.

Remember Home Team Heroes Unrealized

Kansas City Royals: Frank Schwindel, The Forgotten Prospect

He hits for power, average, and makes contact. He has never struck out more than 89 times in a season. That's better than most of the Kansas City Royals top farm prospects. As an example take Khalil Lee, who in 100 games, struck out 103 times in 2018 and 171 in 2017 in 121 games.

Local Foodie Solution

Food truck vendors combat winter by moving from streets to Crossroads warehouses

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mother Nature has put the brakes on food truck operations, forcing vendors to think outside their normal business practices. Food truck owners know business is rarely lucrative during the winter months, but some have found a way to stay open despite the unforgiving weather this season.

Local Medical Drama Exposed

Kansas City family faces autopsy nightmare after hiring 'Professor Lynn'

TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) -- The autopsy assistant who was the source of controversy in Michael Brown's autopsy case in Ferguson, MO, is back in a harsh spotlight. Shawn Parcells now operates under "Professor Lynn." Families accuse him of fraud and lying about who he really is.

Helping Hand Across Borders

Metro residents plan supply drive for Venezuelans as President Maduro blocks aid

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The economic crisis in Venezuela seems to be getting worse by the day, as a political showdown between the nation's President, Nicolas Maduro, and interim President Juan Guaido drags on. Maduro announced Thursday he's closing the border to Brazil to block aid.

Kansas City Cinematic Tour

'Uncommon Allies' film shares story of a mother who turned son's murder into action

The first time Kansas City filmmaker Jon Brick responded to a homicide scene, he said he couldn't bring himself to film what he was witnessing. "It shook me up a little bit," he said. "I had never seen that kind of chaos, you know, police everywhere, the primal screams of the family, they're falling to the ground with grief.

Friday Gunfire In The Dotte

Man firing shots at KCK clerk who refused to sell him cigarettes, shoots another man in the leg

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A good Samaritan who stepped in to stop a shooting early Friday was shot in the leg, police said. Kansas City, Kansas police chief Terry Zeigler tweeted that two young men attempted to buy cigarettes at a convenience store near 42nd and Shawnee Drive, but the clerk refused to sell to them.

Show-Me Hard Time Plan

Missouri bill on minimum prison sentences heads to Senate

Judges could ignore mandatory minimum sentencing laws for some nonviolent offenders under a bill passed Thursday by Missouri's Republican-led House, a move that's part of a broader push to revamp the state's criminal justice system.The bill , which passed the House 140-17, wouldn't allow for reduced sentences in cases of violent crimes, sexual crimes against minors or crimes involving guns.But the sponsor, Republican Rep.

Kansas City Soccer Future Preview

A look ahead to Sporting Kansas City's 2019 season

From new team jerseys to stadium renovations, find out what's new with Sporting Kansas City as their season kicks off.

Saving The NextGen

Children's Mercy has 'a good problem' with CHAMP infant monitoring program - Kansas City Business Journal

Children's Mercy launched its Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program (CHAMP) in 2014. Five years in, the program's results are impressive, but the hospital system must re-evaluate its funding to expand CHAMP without charging sites or families that use the app to monitor infants with a life-threatening heart defect.

Soccer Kindness After Tragedy

Sporting KC reaches out to family recovering from tragedy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A year after experiencing tragedy, one family came together on Thursday night to cheer on Sporting Kansas City and have fun with one another. Last February, a crash along I-435 near State Line Road claimed the lives of two young sisters , one-year-old Teresa Vazquez and seven-year-old Ruth Vazquez.

Offering More KC Mommy Care

St. Luke's working to learn more about pregnant women with heart disease

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- In January 2017, at just 22 years old, Cheyenne Mize collapsed at work while pregnant. She was pronounced clinically dead before being revived. "I had chest pains, but other than that, it was the only signal I had that something was wrong," Mize said.

Overland Park Aftermath

Mother remains heartbroken as 2 are charged son's death

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Residents met with Overland Park, Kansas Police Chief Frank Donchez and officers at a meeting Thursday evening at Comanche Elementary to address the recent violent crime in the area of W 79th Street and Grant. Ben Workman was one of the victims of that violence.

Talking Local History

Seg. 1: Glenn North On Community Healing. Seg. 2: I Remember 12th Street

It's no secret that Kansas City still bears scars of redlining and segregation, but it's not exactly something you bring up at a party either. So how do we have these important discussions to help our community move forward? A local poet has ideas.

Celebrate Old School No Show

KC legislator want seniors to be able to skip jury duty

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One of the perks of making it past 70 years old should be the ability to opt out of jury duty. That's the goal of Rep. Jerome Barnes (D - 28th District, Kansas City).

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  1. Just realized why I read TKC. That post has more info in it than the past hour of the morning show I watch, which has been cooking something really nice looking for about 15 minutes.

    1. Well, there's that and then clevage in some of the other posts.

  2. Buy, consume, don't think, sleep, obey, watch TV.

  3. ^^or post on this blog relentlessly.


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