Some Internets users pity hottie 25-year-old Courtney for her All-American antics . . . Right now, she inspires our peek at pop culture, community news and info from across the nation. Checkit:
Artsy K Will Survive Thanks To Rich Parents & Taxpayers
Kauffman Center CEO remains bullish on venue's future The COVID-19 pandemic has created a budget crunch for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, which already has canceled 85 shows this season, according to a report by The Kansas City Business Journal .
JoCo Honcho Won't Go
A Shawnee Mission principal has been placed on "modified duty" while an outside investigator looks into allegations against him, leaving an immediate vacancy at Shawnee Mission West. Paul Colwell, who served as principal of Shawnee Mission Horizons High School for five years, was accused by staff and students of making racist and sexist remarks, bullying and intimidation.
Locals Target Crime
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A coalition of urban core groups is meeting Monday afternoon to discuss what more they can do to reduce gun violence in the city. Yet another shooting Monday morning near East 114th Street and Spring Valley Road has left a man fighting for his life in the hospital.
PREZ TRUMP VS. BUBBA!!!
President Donald Trump on Monday took aim at NASCAR's Darrell "Bubba" Wallace, a prominent Black driver, falsely claiming on Twitter the racing sport's recent anti-racist stance lowered its television ratings.
Court Earns Starring Role In Hollywood Threeway
Brian Austin Green Sets the Record Straight on His Relationships with Courtney Stodden and Tina Louise
The Beverly Hills, 90210 star was previously seen out on separate occasions with both women The Beverly Hills, 90210 star, 46, set the record straight on Friday, explaining that he's not romantically involved with Courtney Stodden or dating model Tina Louise after he was seen out on separate occasions with both women.
Charlie Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame best known for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," died Monday morning after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83. Daniels' death was confirmed by his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs, to The Tennessean, part of the USA TODAY Network.
Central Park Consequnces
Amy Cooper, the woman who was caught on video accusing Central Park birdwatcher Christian Cooper, a Black man, of threatening her will be prosecuted, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said Monday in New York.
QB Earns Patriotic Rebuke
Colin Kaepernick was ripped on social media over the weekend over his tweet denouncing the Fourth of July holiday -- which comes about nine years after he was celebrating America's independence. Kaepernick posted a video showing the Ku Klux Klan, police brutality, slavery and lynchings.
Rough Branding Play
The manufacturer of the popular American Girl dolls says it is "disgusted" by an online parody that depicted one of its toys as a gun-toting white doll named Karen who refuses to wear a face mask while shopping during the coronavirus pandemic.
Boozy Takeout Celebrated
What's better than a half gallon of cold, colorful, quenching tropical slushy on a hot summer day? The same thing, but boozy. If you're looking for a half gallon-or, hey, a full gallon-of a smooth-drinking and flavorful frozen daiquiri, you'll find it in the Power & Light District.
Winning Tech Future
Digital Sandbox KC's latest quartet of funded companies will help Kansas City build a better, more inclusive startup ecosystem, said Jill Meyer. "We've always been keenly aware of the inequities in the tech ecosystem, especially for entrepreneurs of color," said Meyer, who leads Digital Sandbox and is senior director of the Technology Ventures Studio at the UMKC Innovation Center.
Local Bag Update
Kansas City, MO - This week is a 'trash amnesty' week for KCMO residents. Typically, residents are allowed just two bags of trash per household per week, and must purchase tags to mark additional bags of trash.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .