This evening will be mostly dedicated to storm and tornado coverage, here's a few notes to start the panic and some other local insights as well . . .
Kansas City Fear Factor Tonight
Good afternoon! As you're reading this, you've probably heard about the severe weather threat for this afternoon and evening. If not, here's the deal: we've got a Tornado Watch for the metro area until 10 p.m. and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for areas in far northern MO and KS.
Harley Last Day
Harley-Davidson plant in Kansas City closes - Milwaukee Business Journal
Newspaper Against Kangaroos
UMKC softball players and parents accuse assistant coach of sexual harassment: walking in the locker room as they dressed, kissing them, telling an offensive joke. Officials spoke to him, but he is still there. The University of Missouri-Kansas City assistant women's softball coach accused last year of sexual harassment by former players has been terminated, along with his boss.
Good Deeds For Hobos
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City couple is working to give those who are homeless a new start. Kelsha and Jeremy James are on a mission to bring a mobile shower trailer to the area by the end of the summer.
Kansas Po-Po Troll Drug Dealers
Protect and serve? The Topeka, Kansas, Police Department has a message for drug dealers -- it can help dealers protect their product from impending severe weather.We're not joking.But, obviously, Topeka police are. The department posted to Facebook, saying: "Attention drug dealers! There is a high probability for severe weather today.
Local Drowning Tragedy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man from Overland Park, Kansas, drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri Monday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said 27-year-old William Gordon-Price went under while swimming and didn't resurface. The Mid-County Fire Protection District sent a dive team into the water, but found nothing.
Hand Up Needed In Golden Ghetto
For the last 37 years, Shawnee Community Services has been offering a hand to people across the Kansas City Metro. The food pantry and free clothing resource is a nongovernmental organization, and their primary support comes from donations.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .