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We start the morning inspired by hottie Daphne Joy and her fashionista swimwear debut and then we quickly move to community news, pop culture and info from across the nation and around the world . . .
Kansas City Newsflash: Drunk Driving Still Dangerous
Police say drunk driving is leading to a surge in fatal crashes this year as 52 people already have died in Kansas City accidents, compared to 36 people a the same time last year, a 44 percent increase. Three of those crashes happened over the long holiday weekend.
Golden Ghetto Builds Better Dead Mall Development
Loretto Sports Ventures, Woodbury Corp. still look to score on $300M Mentum project in Olathe - Kansas City Business Journal
Behind-the-scenes work has continued on a $300 million mixed-use transformation of the former Great Mall of the Great Plains site in Olathe, though some specifics have yet to be hashed out. Discussions on the Mentum project, near 151st Street and Interstate 35, are ongoing between city officials and development team representatives, Mike Swenson, a spokesman for Loretto Sports Ventures LLC, said Thursday.
Royals Against Corona
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals organization on Sunday underwent its second round of COVID-19 testing to ensure MLB health and safety protocols are being met. Manage Mike Matheny spoke with media, explaining how players, coaches and staff would all conduct tests -- something he thinks is crucial in order to keep operations going safely.
Hip-Hop Hottie Persists
New York rapper 50 Cent might low-key want that ol' thing back. The hip-hop veteran's former flame and baby mother Daphne Joy has turned frowns upside down courtesy of new modeling pics. Fifty's ex-girlfriend went to Instagram Wednesday with a slideshow of steamy shots.
Prez Trump Fights Culture War
In an unusually divisive speech for a president on the Fourth of July holiday weekend, President Trump on Friday decried a "growing danger that threatens every blessing our ancestors fought so hard for." What is it? Terrorism? Polarization? A lack of trust in institutions?
Meet The Next VP
Atlanta mayor calls for citizens to stop 'shooting each other' after murder of 8-year-old near BLM protest site
In an impassioned press conference Sunday night, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a full-throated call for citizens to stop "shooting each other up on our streets," after an 8-year-old girl was shot and killed on the Fourth of July near a Wendy's that became a flashpoint of recent anti-police protests in the city.
COVID Changes Campaign 2020
Just two months ago, Donald Trump was warning against "bailouts" for Democratic-run states that were grappling with the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
Corona Kills South Of Border
At the end of April, video emerged from the main hospital in the Brazilian city of Manaus of bodies lined up in corridors, the victims of a sudden surge in the coronavirus. At the same time, the city began digging mass graves for hundreds of people who'd not even had the chance of treatment.
Red Scare Over Wet Markets
Ou Yang is having a hard time finding snake to eat. "A very famous restaurant specialized in cooking snakes in my city already stopped providing such dishes," Ou told NBC News from Foshan, in southern China, where snake has long been regarded as a delicacy. "They are all banned now."
Local Pipes Sound Off
Espinoza handcrafts a wide variety of native instruments. He sees those instruments as the crucial connection allowing him to achieve harmony with the world.
Cowtown Coach Talk
When the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV, it was the cherry on top of head coach Andy Reid's already illustrious career and cemented his spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Reid has been fantastic since he arrived in K.C.
Sweaty July Underway
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