With respect to this #TBT symbolic logo selection . . . Right now we share a bevy of info, news, politics and perspectives from across the metro along with a few headlines from both Missouri and Kansas. It's a worthwhile collection and glimpse of the local news game and how it stands right now. Also serves as an important distraction in avoiding conversation with colleagues during lunch or the increasingly forbidden midday smoke break.

Meet 'Very Best' New Boss

Hallmark Cards names Perry as CEO - Kansas City Business Journal

For only the second time in its history, Hallmark Cards Inc. will be run by a CEO not named Hall. The Kansas City company named Mike Perry as president and CEO. Don Hall Jr., who had filled that position, will become executive chairman, with brother Dave Hall serving as executive vice chairman, according to a company release.

KCPD Shares Alert
Police searching for missing KC 11-year-old
Fanboy Push Back Cont'd

Explaining away the Kansas City Chiefs low fan ranking

Have you ever read or heard something and immediately knew that it was wrong? That was the feeling that many fans of the Kansas City Chiefs felt when Yahoo! Sports released an article about Michael Lewis's NFL Fandom Report for 2019. In this report, Lewis attempts to rank the NFL fan bases based off of three different factors.

Feds Take Hard Line With Heartland Mobile Phone Crook Suspects

Burglars stole 1,400 cellphones from stores in five Midwest states, feds say

Victor Chernetskiy, 29, and Bryan C. Kirkendoll II, 29, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Missouri's Western District Thursday for an alleged conspiracy to steal cellphones and sell them across state lines. Charges say the pair worked in five states.

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Medical Marijuana Clinic Offers Free Evaluations for Veterans
Rock Chalk End Game

Kansas abortion ruling prompts new attack on death penalty

TOPEKA, Kan. - A recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling declaring that the state constitution protects access to abortion opened the door to a new legal attack on the death penalty.

Shark Sponsor Holds Court

How the opioid crisis is creating more criminal charges

KANSAS CITY, MO - Wichman Law Firm is a sponsored advertiser of Kansas City Live and is responsible for this content. Attorney Kevin P. Wichman has been named a "Super Lawyer Rising Star," and is one of the top three criminal defense attorneys in Kansas City.

Ask A Stupid Question

Supreme Court sends case over census citizenship question back to lower court, in blow to Trump administration

The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a setback to the Trump administration's plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, effectively blocking the addition of the question for now. In an opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court questioned the administration's reasoning for adding the question and ordered the case to be reconsidered by a lower court.

Rural Jackson County Morning Murder Postscript

Man in custody after woman shot, killed in Greenwood

GREENWOOD, MO (KCTV) -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a woman was shot and killed late Wednesday evening. Deputies were called just before midnight to 13000 block of Harris Road on shooting. The victim was found dead inside the home. A male suspect was apprehended after short vehicle pursuit, Sheriff Darryl Forte said.

Local Scrappy Confession

Kansas City man admits embezzlement involving scrap metal

A 47-year-old Kansas City man pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $388,000 in a scheme involving scrap metal.

Lunch On The Road

Semitrailer carrying Hot Pockets overturns on I-70 in Saline County

SALINE COUNTY, Mo. -- A semitrailer carrying Hot Pockets over turned on I-70 in Saline County Thursday morning. The incident happened along the westbound lanes of I-70 at the 65.4 mile marker before 11 a.m. Only one lane of traffic is shut down while crews work to clean up all the Hot Pocket boxes.

KC Crooks Fizzle Charity Hope

Armed thieves rob fireworks stand that benefits children

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Independence police are looking for five men accused of stealing expensive fireworks from an Independence fireworks stand. The theft happened early Wednesday morning in the parking lot of Price Chopper near 42nd Street and Noland Road.

Kansas City Info Worth Cash

KC Mothers In Charge spreads the word about increased reward for KC homicide tips

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Calls to the TIPS Hotline have picked up since Friday's announcement that the Kansas City Crime Commission increased its reward for tips that solve homicides to $25,000. While the increase is positive, one local group said it's not good enough.

Kansas Takes Chances

Lottery ticket vending machine makes debut in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - The Kansas Lottery debuted it's first ever lottery ticket vending machine on Wednesday morning. You can find it at John's Food Center at 5812 SW Topeka Blvd. in Topeka. Any tickets that could normally be purchased at the counter can now be purchased via a touch-screen lottery vending machine.

Show-Me Life Fight

Missouri's only abortion clinic continues fight over license

COLUMBIA, MO (AP) -- Missouri's only abortion clinic on Tuesday asked a state panel for an extension to continue providing abortions after its license is set to expire Friday. The state health department last week refused to renew the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate's license, and a court order protecting abortions at the clinic is set to expire Friday.

Harsh Times Hit Kansas Worst

Kansas Saves More Than Anyone From Mitigating Disasters

Build higher, build stronger - it pays off big in Kansas. Disaster mitigation investments in Kansas yielded more savings than efforts in any other state, a new study found. The Pew Charitable Trusts listed Missouri as a close second. Pew crunched numbers from a previous study that looked at federal disaster mitigation grants between 1993 and 2016.

Help This Good Doggie

Purrfect Pet of the Week: Great Plains SPCA

KANSAS CITY, MO - This summer, our local shelters have seen record numbers of animals looking for their forever home, including "Julie." This adorable dog joins us today, along with Mandy Start of Great Plains SPCA, to tell us how you can help. "Julie" is up for adoption now.

Summer Biz All Wet!!!

Record Rainfall In The Midwest Is Curbing Outdoor Fun And Hurting Businesses

Out on the vast Kansas Flint Hills, Christy Davis trudges through a muddy cow pasture on the site of a big concert that never happened. "We took a hit with the weather. The one thing that we couldn't control," says Davis, outgoing director of Symphony in the Flint Hills, an annual event drawing thousands to see live classical music on the open prairie.

And for those who have made it this far, this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


  1. Kansas City bus service should be free for everyone. In the future, it could be

    Haha! Free huh?

  2. ^^Ugh. So old, so lame.

  3. OMG we'll be able ride the bus free to the donut shop Maude!

    Won't need no car!

  4. KCTV 5 will have a report on the Lyin' Gail Beatty grilling today at 5:00

    I hear it's a doozy

  5. Use the middle logo but change the colors to match LGBTQ. That about sums up KC today.


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