The Kansas City Morning Overview

Right now we want to reward our early morning readers with a TON of Kansas City local news links that provide an important glimpse of life in this town at the moment but may not spark intense debate . . . Nevertheless, this is an excellent place to start a look at this cowtown for the early morning.

Kansas City Baseball Boozing Starts Now

Boulevard's ¡Vamos! is Royals' craft beer for second year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the second year in a row, is welcoming back its ¡Vamos! Mexican-Style Lager. Last season, the popular Kansas City brewing company created the official craft beer for the Kansas City Royals. Ambassador Brewer Jeremy Danner said with that came the opportunity to make an official beer.

Double Gunfire Aftermath

KCMO police investigating double shooting on 11th and Benton

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Police are investigating a double shooting Wednesday evening. Kansas City police are investigating a double shooting near the intersection of East 11th Street and Benton Boulevard, an area six blocks south of Independence Avenue, that happened around 6:45 p.m.

Fam Needs Help After Downtown Tragedy

GoFundMe set up for family of 3-year-old hit by truck in KC | The Kansas City Star

After a 3-year-old boy, Jayden Courtney, was hit by a truck and killed in downtown Kansas City March 20, a group of people have set up a GoFundMe page to help the child's family.

Pre-K Swan Song For Mayor Sly

Kansas City Mayor Sly James Spent His Last State Of The City Pushing His Pre-K Sales Tax

Kansas City Mayor Sly James' term is rapidly coming to an end. At his final State of the City address Tuesday night, James reflected on his tenure, but spent most of the 40-minute speech campaigning for a sales tax to pay for universal pre-K. "If we screw it up, we're the ones liable," James said.

Grassroots Life Lesson Underway

$4M childcare center on Prospect could be pivotal for urban core development

Students who grow up in Kansas City's urban core shouldn't be denied access to a quality education based on their address, Myron McCant said as he thumbed through renderings of a 15,000-square-foot learning space that could soon grant such students access to a brighter future.

Charges After Eastern Jack Killing

Teen girl charged with killing man at Independence home

An Independence, Missouri, teenage girl is charged with murder in the shooting death of a man twice her age.

Local Runaround Capture

Police: Carjacking suspects in custody after crash near 40th and Woodland

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Three people who police say were suspects in a carjacking Tuesday night are now in custody following a pursuit and crash Wednesday. According to the Kansas City Police Department, the incident began as a vehicle chase involving a Ford Mustang before the car hit the back of a work truck in the area of 40th and Woodland.

Story Of The KCPD Badge

The mystery behind the Kansas City, Missouri police badge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - You've seen them all around KC sporting the French blue uniform, black gun belt and a clean-cut look. The Kansas City, Missouri police officers always stands out in a crowd--but did you know that there is a cloud of mystery that surrounds the badge they wear?

Push Back Against Prez Trump Cuts

Special Olympics community reacts to proposed federal cuts

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came under fire for proposing to cut near $18 million from of Special Olympics, or roughly 10 percent of the program's overall funding, but she's faced push back from families and prominent politicians, including U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt.

Kansas City Police Tradition Kaput???

Show-Me Tag Bribes Complete

Missouri bill could exempt 1 million cars from inspections

SOURCE: AP images Mandatory safety inspections would no longer be required for more than a million vehicles on Missouri's roads under legislation passed by the state House.Safety inspections currently are required every other year for all vehicles more than five years old.

Ethics Check In Kansas

Abortion flap could cost Kansas governor her commerce chief

TOPEKA, KS (AP) - Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly could be forced to replace Kansas' top business development official because of two small grants to a nonprofit group he previously managed from a fund tied to a late physician known nationally for doing late-term abortions.

Show-Me End Of Period Tax

With proposed bill, Missouri joins national push to lower tax on menstrual products

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's a bit of a taboo topic but one that's sweeping national headlines and making waves around the world. As of March 2019, sales tax is imposed on menstrual hygiene products in 35 states. Of the 50 states, five of them don't have sales tax.

Abortion Fight Cont'd In Kansas

Kansas House gives 1st round approval to abortion 'reversal' bill

A bill requiring health care providers to tell women that some medically-induced abortions can be reversed received first-round approval from the Kansas House.The House passed the bill on voice vote Monday after nearly two hours of debate.The Kansas City Star reports the issue involves medical abortions, which involve women to take two pills.

More Opening Day Hype

Players feeling excited for Royals Opening Day

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The Royals Opening Day is Thursday and the players couldn't be more excited, especially Salvador Perez. The Royals had their final workout at Kauffman Stadium before Opening Day and the countdown is on. First pitch is Thursday at 3:15 p.m.

Election News Clogged

American Heart Association of KC endorse pre-K tax proposal

KANSAS CITY, MO. - The American Heart Association of Greater Kansas City is the newest voice backing outgoing Mayor Sly James' proposed pre-K sales tax proposal. Senior Vice President of Health Strategies with the American Heart Association Jeff Willett explained that the support is part of the organization's commitment to promoting healthy communities.

Silence After Abuse Accusations

Andy Reid has 'no further statement' on Tyreek Hill investigation

PHOENIX (AP) - Chiefs coach Andy Reid knew the questions about Tyreek Hill were coming. He simply had no information to provide regarding the All-Pro star wide receiver who was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this month.

Local High Art Sneak Peek

KCRep Announces Gala Featuring Broadway Star Shoshana Bean

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Executive Director Angela Lee Gieras has announced the organization's 2019 Gala, THE CAST PARTY. Featuring a performance by international recording artist and Broadway veteran Shoshana Bean, THE CAST PARTY promises an evening of Broadway-style glamour.

Local Football Wants & Needs

Kansas City Chiefs: Offense needs to be key in 2019 NFL Draft

Talking heads will try to tell you the Kansas City Chiefs must, yet again, invest a vast majority of their draft capital on the defensive side of the ball. That's in part because their defense was atrocious last season (despite leading the league in sacks) and because they lost big names in Justin Houston, Eric Berry and Dee Ford.

If You've Made It This Far, We Wanted To Share This FUN Song Dedicated To The Unpredictable Kansas City Weather

The Weather Here is Nuts!

Weather dog Tom W. Frostington finds the weather in his town unpredictable. Watch this adorable puppy deliver a hilarious weather forecast for the fictional 42 Metro News. To license this video for use outside of this YouTube link, email Rumble at (reference Licensing ID 957141).

And This Is The FIRST OPEN THREAD for today . . .


  1. Very fun song at the end. Thanks T. Kind of nice to have a laugh at the start of the day.

  2. Cowtown review. Sad to see an inordinate amount of crime for what seems like such a peaceful city most days.

  3. Slie must be desperate pimping his pre-K scam the way he is.


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