Kansas City Monday Morning News Look

For night owls & early birds we share just a few items worth a peek and to guide us into the work week.

More Deets After Local Journalism Tragedy

KCUR reporter, who radio station reported died Sunday, was 'incredibly humble'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's a single shot that has shattered the world of those who loved and knew KCUR reporter Aviva Okeson-Haberman. A concerned coworker came by her apartment Friday after messages to went unanswered. "Somebody walked over to her house and looked like they were spooked about something," neighbor Jovel Bowen said.

Striking Critical Note

Remembering Emmett Till, This Kansas City Musician Isn't Taking The Chauvin Verdict For Granted

The tension was palpable as a verdict announcement drew near. In Kansas City, hundreds of miles from Minneapolis, helicopters circled overhead, putting everyone on high alert for whatever reaction the decision might bring. It had been almost a year since the world saw George Floyd die on video with then-Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin's knee on his neck.

Euro Vacay Coming Soon???

Fully vaccinated Americans will be able to vacation in the EU this summer, European Commission president tells New York Times

Americans who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit the European Union this summer, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said in an interview with The New York Times on Sunday.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Polls: A majority of Americans feel good about Biden's first 100 days

Just a few days before President Joe Biden marks his first 100 days in office, a trio of new polls from NBC, CBS, and the Washington Post and ABC show that Americans give Biden high marks for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, while his overall job approval rating remains positive.

Survey Seyz GOP Disputes Cop Conviction

Almost half of Republicans say Chauvin jury reached wrong verdict: poll

Nearly half of all Republicans questioned in a new poll said that they believe former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was wrongly convicted of murdering George Floyd. A total of 46 percent of respondents to the CBS News-YouGov poll who identified as Republican said the Hennepin County jury reached the "wrong verdict."

Celebs Thank Prez

Kim Kardashian, Cher thank Joe Biden for recognizing the Armenian massacre as genocide

President Joe Biden's official recognition of the Armenian massacre as a genocide has received approval from Kim Kardashian and Cher. The Armenian Genocide resulted in the deaths of approximately 1.5 million people and the deportation of around 2 million between 1915 and 1925 by the now dissolved Ottoman Empire. The U.S.

Counting Down

Arizona Republicans deploy Cyber Ninjas in pro-Trump election audit

Months after Donald Trump's election defeat, Republicans in Arizona are challenging the outcome with an unprecedented effort to audit results in their most populous county - all run by a Florida company, Cyber Ninjas, with no elections experience.

Holy Land Party Time

Palestinians cheer as Israeli barriers come down after Jerusalem Ramadan clashes

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Palestinians gathered in celebration outside Jerusalem's Damascus Gate on Sunday night after barriers put up by Israeli police were removed, allowing them access to a square that became the focus of nightly Ramadan clashes.

Hollywood Goodwill Gestures

The Oscars Embraced Diversity, but Not as Much as It Could Have

After the humiliating back-to-back scandal of #OscarsSoWhite for the 2014 and 2015 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences set itself to aggressively increasing representation within its membership. By expanding the perspectives of its voters, the hope was that a greater diversity of voices could find recognition at the Oscars.

Actress Shares EPIC Hang Out

Glenn Close Doing "Da Butt" Dance Is the Only 2021 Oscars GIF That Matters - E! Online

The Oscar-nominated actress just stole the show by dancing to "Da Butt" during the Academy Awards telecast. See the meme-worthy moment that everyone will be talking about.


The Royals, who aren't acting like most rebuilders, have the AL's best record three weeks into 2021 season

The Kansas City Royals on Sunday rode another dominant outing from Danny Duffy to a 4-0 win over the Detroit Tigers ( box score). That's the Royals' fourth straight win, which means they maintain a 2.0-game lead over the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central. That K.C.

Kansas City Forecast For Now

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

Breezy south winds will relax to a steady 15 mph pace overnight as temperatures drop into the 50s. Monday will start out mild before gusty southwest winds increase between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up near 40 mph at times.

Dinosaur Jr. - Take It Back is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.


  1. polling is rigged both ways, best not to really take it seriously.

  2. Hey. EMMIT TILL fans...what about the WHITE KCUR reporter killed in her home?

  3. Yes, let's remember the Emmitt Till tragedy that took place in 1955 instead of bothering ourselves with the record homicide rate in KCMO in 2021.
    The reality of black people killing one another at an horrendous rate is too embarrassing, so let's scroll into the distant past in the hope of finding someone else to blame.
    Willful ignorance.

  4. A sh!t load of money helps the Socialism go down, the Socialism go down...

    Intoxicating and addictive.

  5. Which one of you hired a hit man to take out that poor girl for reporting politics?

  6. kim k is a human toilet

  7. Chauvin screwed up and is guilty of something. But, how can you be convicted of murder AND manslaughter for the same death? That doesn't make sense.

    1. Minnesota has weird laws. I thought it would be one or the other. Not both.

  8. There will never be enough minority Oscar winners. The Libtard media can't get enough of judging everyone by the color of their skin. It's the Demoncrapic playbook while MLK rolls in his grave because it goes against everything he stood for. This is like saying the NFL, MLB and NBA need to be proportional to the race percentages in America or else someone is racist against those underrepresented.

  9. ^^OK Boomer. You're babbling again.

  10. Byron Funkhouser4/26/21, 8:23 AM

    It must be sad Chimpy, to wake up daily, knowing all you have to offer are inane comments on other folk's posts. You contribute nothing, and your childish satire is lacking any hint of being clever. Obviously unemployed, your future is pretty dim. You must be envious of those you ridicule, knowing they have so much more in their lives that's positive than you'll ever achieve. Well, it's probably time for you to start with the “weirds” and your pathetic pussy ^^marks. Go up the tree and have a free flea brunch off mommas hairy back, then take a break so you can come back to the blog and resume your life's work.

  11. ^^Real rich coming from an a CHUD who stole someone else's identity. Weird.

  12. "Chauvin screwed up and is guilty of something. But, how can you be convicted of murder AND manslaughter for the same death? That doesn't make sense."

    And yet a jury who listened to the entire 14 day trial disagrees unanimously. Weird.

  13. 8:29 never had a father in the home. You can definitely tell. Say a prayer for him, everyone. It's obvious he needs it. Amen.

  14. ^^^He probably had a father in the home. His problem is his brain is wired wrong. He's so bitter about his squandered life that he lashes out at everyone else. No doubt his Mom and Dad dislike him as much as the rest of us.

  15. ^The jury convicted Chauvin after BLM was protesting and threatening outside the courthouse.

    U.S. Representative Maxine Waters threatened violence against the jurors and City.

    Plus, President Joe Diaper Biden and Vice-President Heels Up Harris said to convict Chauvin.

    The police officer was basically lynched by a mob.

  16. The only decent thing said at the Oscars last night -- from Tyler Perry:

    “I refuse to hate someone because they’re Mexican or because they are black or white. Or LGBTQ. I refuse to hate someone because they’re a police officer or because they’re Asian. I would hope we would refuse hit hate. And I want to take this humanitarian award and dedicate it to anyone who wants to stand in the middle. Because that’s where healing, where conversation, where change happens. It happens in the middle. Anyone who wants to meet me in the middle to refuse hate and blanket judgment, this one is for you, too,” he said.

  17. 8:47 - He never refutes it. For someone who refutes everything, that's the way it must have been.



  19. You can't compare Emmett till to the George Floyd case not even close. This guys statement screams hate whitey hate cops racism. I'm not saying DC was right but the comparison here is ignorant and racist.

  20. Kim K is a Sperm Toilet.

  21. Libs like to talk about White Privilege but the real concept is White Liberal Privilege. It pops its head up again with Aviva Okeson-Haberman. Lefty, white, likely woke reporter for public radio. Her murder has been covered more than the other 46+, mostly black people who were murdered in KC this year.

    This is just like when that lawyer in Brookside was murdered. All press drops what they are doing to cover the white liberal who was murdered.

    White Liberal Privilege is a thing.

  22. ^Old people like to talk about libs.

  23. ^^ You're pathetic.

  24. ^^You're old and lame. Oh and a racist too.

  25. Sophie Scholl's Hairdresser4/26/21, 12:04 PM

    Emmett Till's father, Louis would have been proud of his son's fame. Louis Till and another African American soldier raped and murdered an Italian woman in 1944. The two were tried, convicted, and hanged.

    1. No no! Don't talk about that, or the record of general cowardice among black regiments in WW2. Black privilege means our ghetto scholars are history's oppressed heroes and nothing else!

  26. Old people are so lame, dull and racist. The only place that will have them is TKC.

    1. But Dr. Chimpy! Enlighten us with your monkey science! Lol

  27. Cher is looking more like her son from mask every time she shows her face.

  28. ^^OK fatty. Let's see your horrendous mug.

  29. Chimpy sure hates old folks. Bet that old silverback at the zoo used to butt fuck him regularly.

  30. ^^Any wonder why he hates them simp? Do better. You people suck.


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