Late night consideration as a longtime pop-legend confronts continued harsh times and reminds us that those without her resources also confront an American mental healthcare crisis.
Variety: Britney Spears Checks Into Mental Health Facility
Peeps: Everything to Know About Britney Spears and Kevin Federline’s Relationship Through the Years
CNN: Britney Spears says she's taking 'me' time
Closer to home we're taking a moment these links:
Kansas City Trash Talk Cleanup
A social media challenge is encouraging the community to help clean up Kansas City.With the KC Trash Tag Challenge, residents pick up trash from parks, trails, boulevards and fountains; post before-and-after pictures with the hashtag #KCTrashTag and #KCParks; then call Parks and Rec to pick up the trash bags."We actually found a lot of interesting things -- a lot of, obviously, trash that people are discarding from fast food and drinks.
Old School Waldo Tech Debate
There was a flurry of activity Thursday at the old Brandsmart building in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri, hours after the owner paid another fine. The building has sat vacant for more than decade at the corner of West Gregory Boulevard and Wyandotte Street.
Scary KCK Crash Scene Today
Terry Zeigler/KCK PD SOURCE: Terry Zeigler/KCK PD Multiple people were hurt Thursday afternoon in a crash on Seventh Street Trafficway near Miami Avenue, according to police.Authorities said the crash was reported at 3:01 p.m. and involved two vehicles.Accident investigators said the driver of a silver Honda Pilot was heading south on Seventh Street Trafficway and crossed into oncoming traffic.
KCPD Talk With Neighbors
By embedding officers more deeply in the community, the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department hopes to foster increased trust and cooperation with the city's residents. Ultimately, the goal is to make a dent in the rising plague of violent crime in KCMO.
Kansas Lesson In Compromise
Kansas legislators have approved Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for increasing public school funding in hopes of satisfying a court mandate.The vote Thursday in the GOP-controlled House was 76-47. The Senate approved the measure on a 31-8 vote to send it to Kelly.
Missouri Weed All Clear?!!?
JEFFERSON CITY * A Ballwin lawmaker called on his colleagues Thursday to support his plan to decriminalize marijuana possession. Republican Rep. Shamed Dogan told members of the House Special Committee on Criminal Justice that his proposal would keep nonviolent offenders out of Missouri's prison system.
Help Find This Old School Dude
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Lee's Summit Police Department issued a Silver Alert Thursday for a missing 71-year-old man with dementia. David Allen Depooter left his residence in the 200 block of Southeast Somerset Drive around 2 p.m. Thursday and has not been seen since, police said.
Spring Fling First Friday
After a foggy start, sunshine will gradually return Friday. Look for a high near 66 degrees. Rain moves in for both days this weekend.
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