Thursday, August 22, 2019

KANSAS CITY NEWS NIGHT MEGAPOST!!!



One again we're bringing back one of my favorite segments for the blog . . .

THE TKC MEGAPOST IS A KICK-ASS KCMO INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE!!!

This segment is filled with items that we would have skipped but instead decided to share not for immediate discussion but to see if the news items would inspire our readers to write back or send us more thoughtful commentary that we can then share with everybody . . . In the future we hope to feature more links, pix and then some . . .

Community In Mourning

Family remembers Southeast High teen killed in shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The family of a Southeast High School student killed while playing with his sister outside their Vineyard Northwest home has many unanswered questions. The is a profound loss to his great-grandparents, who remember the 17-year-old as the one who often visited them.


KCK Foodie FAIL

Nestle announces 85 layoffs at KCK facility

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nestle notified the state of Kansas earlier this month it plans to lay off up to 85 employees at its facility in Kansas City, Kansas' Fairfax Industrial District. The global food and distribution company notified the Kansas Department of Commerce of its intentions on Aug. 16.


East Side Comeback?!?!

Leon's Thriftway owner hopes to make comeback

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Leon's Thriftway closed its doors in May after more than 50 years in business. After a few months of the shelves being bare, Leon Stapleton and his son, Vernon, are hoping to make a comeback.



East Side Community Cookout For Freedom, Inc.


Nobody Hurt After KC Morning Cardmaker Crash

Hallmark parking garage damaged in dumpster truck crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - No one was injured in a crash involving a dumpster truck Thursday morning. It happened just before 4 a.m. near East 27th Street and McGee Trafficway in Kanas City, Missouri. Police said the driver of the dumpster truck was not inside when it began to move and rolled into the Hallmark employee parking garage.


Cowtown Sammich Sensation

Popeyes has gone viral for its new chicken sandwich, and Kansas City is all about it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Popeyes Chicken has a new chicken sandwich on the menu, and it's gone viral. "The other Popeyes ran out of their sandwiches," Popeyes employee Shelia Pearson said. "We started this on Monday, and we've already sold 300 today." Popeyes employees told FOX4 that they sell at least 500 of these chicken sandwiches a day.


Show-Me More Options

MoDot considers options for aging Buck O'Neil Bridge

Hide Transcript Show Transcript MICHAEL: ONE OF THEM IS TO DO NOTHING. KEEP THE AGING BRIDGE CONNECTION THE NORTHLAND TO DOWNTOWN AS IT IS. BUT EXPECT LOTS OF MAINTENANCE. HERE IS THE WEST ALTERNATIVE. A NEW BRIDGE SLIGHTLY TO THE WEST IT HAS SPACE FOR PEDESTRIANS AND BIKES.



Legal Defense For The Top Ranking Weed Activist In KC



Local Cold Case Redux

Almost 3 years later, 21-year-old Kansas City woman's killing remains unsolved

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Almost 3 years later and still there are no charges in a 21-year-old Kansas City woman's killing. Mickell Tolbert's family wants people who have a piece of information that could help police crack the case to come forward.


Walking Tech Breakthrough

New medical facility offers chance for quicker rehab

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - New technology has arrived in the Kansas City metro that could cut down on the recovery time for patients that have lost the ability to walk. In April 2018, Bob Franseen was chopping up a tree that had fallen. The branch landed on the goal post in the soccer field behind his church.


Politics Is Fundamental

Missouri councilwoman sworn into office using a Dr. Seuss book

CLAYTON, Mo. - A newly elected St. Louis County councilwoman has been sworn into office using a Dr. Seuss book. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the council doesn't require members to be sworn in on a Bible, and newly elected 2nd District member Kelli Dunaway chose "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"



Jackson County BOE Appeal Workshop At Kansas City Public Library In Waldo


Traffic Trouble Redux

More detours, changes to I-70, I-435 construction project

More changes and detours are coming to one of the metro's biggest highway construction projects at Interstate 70 and Interstate 435.


Fanboy Tech Hype, Too

Patrick Mahomes partnering with virtual-reality project set for Arrowhead this season

A virtual-reality look at Kansas City Chiefs games from Patrick Mahomes ' perspective will be available to fans at Arrowhead Stadium this year. According to an article by Shlomo Sprung published by Forbes on Thursday, the Chiefs quarterback is partnering with immersive entertainment company CityLights to create The MVP Experience - a way to see an NFL game through his eyes.


Forecast For Now

Temps to stay below average for next few days

There is a 20 percent chance for an evening shower or thunderstorm. Toward morning there is a 40 percent chance for rain and storms. The morning starts at 66 degrees with afternoon temps climbing to near 80 degrees. There are more chances of rain and storms over the weekend, but they won't last long or be too widespread.


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Don't forget to send us an e-mail tony@tonyskansascity.com if any of these items inspires comment, another perspective or insight . . .