Kansas City Midweek News Link Pool

Special thanks to patient TKC readers as we celebrate hottie Khloe doing a bit of bikini promo for the Summer and we take a peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines for today.

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters Today

'Good times in Kansas City': Officials break ground on new Buck O'Neil Bridge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - City, county and state officials broke ground on the new Buck O'Neil Bridge Wednesday. Representatives from Kansas City, Missouri, the state legislature, Jackson, Clay and Platte counties, Massman-Clarkson, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson were all in attendance.

Kansas City Street Life Conversation

Civil engineers and the City meet with community members to discuss street improvements

Corbin Smith Editorial Assistant Kansas City residents were invited to a community meeting on June 16 to discuss possible improvements to Eighth Street and Woodland Avenue at the Samuel Rodgers Health Center. The City of Kansas City, Mo., partnered with CFS Engineers to present ideas for community members to express their opinions on and gauge what improvements are needed.

Fire Down By The River

Berkley Riverfront apartments evacuated due to fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An entire apartment complex in Kansas City, Missouri, was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a fire. The fire occurred at 1000 Berkley Parkway, which is identified as the Union Berkley Riverfront building by the complex's website. KCFD officials said residents reported smoke coming from under the door of a third-floor apartment at 7:55 p.m.

Golden Ghetto Makeover Approved

Bluhawk developers adjust plan for new sports complex in south Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - With the clock ticking ahead of state-wide policy change, the city of Overland Park is requesting roughly $71 million in bonds to build a multi-sport complex in the southern part of the city. On Monday, the Overland Park City Council voted 10-2, approving an ordinance to amend the STAR bond plan for the Bluhawk complex.

Show-Me Biker Danger

Missouri Motorcyclists See 40% Spike In Deaths After 2020 Helmet Law Repeal

Last year, shortly after Missouri law began allowing licensed motorcyclists 26 or older to ride without helmets if they have proof of health insurance, St. Louis resident Justin Adams noticed another man on a Harley riding through the city without any head protection. "Wow, that's bold," Adams, who also rides a Harley, remembers thinking at that moment.

Rock Chalk Double Up

Schwab seeks second term as Kansas secretary of state

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab has announced he will seek a second term, saying the state needs leaders who will defend election integrity. In a press release Wednesday announcing his candidacy in the 2022 election, the Overland Park Republican touted his efforts to implement election security, improve business services and modernize office functions since taking office in 2019.


Travis Kelce says 2020 Chiefs season was nothing less than a failure

Appearing in a SiriusXM interview on Tuesday, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce put it bluntly: if the Chiefs aren't winning championships, they're failing. "I took a note from the Chicago Bulls - when they were winning their championships and had their run: 'It don't mean a thing if you ain't got the ring, baby," he laughed.

Splendidly Selling Hotness

Khloe Terae Flaunts Curves In Skimpy Lilac Bikini While Reading Beside A Bubble Bath

Khloe Terae turned up the heat in a sizzling Instagram post on Tuesday afternoon. In the large collection of photos, the Canadian babe posed by a bathtub filled with bubbles and rose petals as she wore a lilac bikini that did nothing but favors for her assets.

Insurrection Pass

No jail time for first Capitol Riot defendant sentenced

Morgan-Lloyd faced a maximum possible sentence of six months in prison, but prosecutors did not seek jail time for Morgan-Lloyd. They said she'd cooperated with law enforcement. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors agreed to drop three other misdemeanors Morgan-Lloyd faced. Almost 500 people have been charged in federal court with crimes related to the Jan.

Veep Going To Border

Kamala Harris to make first trip to border more than 90 days since being tapped for crisis role

Vice President Kamala Harris is set to visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday, the White House confirmed, amid mounting criticism from Republicans for not yet doing so, following her appointment by President Biden to handle the "root causes" of migration.


Justices rule for student in 'cursing cheerleader' case

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the case of the cursing cheerleader, the Supreme Court notched a victory for the free speech rights of students Wednesday, siding with a high school student whose vulgar social media post got her kicked off the junior varsity squad.

COVID Concern Confirmed

CDC reports more than 1,200 cases of rare heart inflammation after Covid vaccine shots

There have been more than 1,200 cases of a rare heart inflammation condition in people who received Pfizer's or Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine, according to a CDC presentation slide published Wednesday ahead of an advisory meeting. The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is holding a meeting to discuss rare, but higher-than-expected, reports of myocarditis or pericarditis in 16- to-24-year-olds after receiving the mRNA vaccines.

Life Lesson For Progressives

How to Avoid the Culture War Trap Around Critical Race Theory

On Tuesday, the culture war over Critical Race Theory reached a new low point. During a school board meeting in Loudon County, Virginia to discuss a draft policy on transgender student rights, an unruly group of protesters calling themselves "Parents Against CRT" disrupted proceedings and forced officials to shut down public comment.

Spyware Tech Dude Deleted

John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison

John McAfee, the controversial antivirus software magnate who'd had multiple recent run-ins with the US law, has died at 75. McAfee was awaiting extradition in a Spanish prison after being charged with tax evasion in the United States last year.

Spoiler Alert: It’s A Commercial

Jerry Seinfeld's Pop-Tarts obsession is turning into a Netflix movie

Jerry Seinfeld is perhaps best known for co-writing and starring in Bee Movie (fine, also for co-creating one of the most beloved televised sitcoms). But since that daring project, he hasn't really returned to feature-length films. That's about to change - and report that Seinfeld is co-writing, directing, producing, and starring in Unfrosted, a new film about the origins of Pop-Tarts, for Netflix.

Lady Luck Rules In Kansas City

Kansas City woman wins $50,000 from scratch off

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A Kansas City woman has claimed the top prize from the Missouri Lottery's $3 scratchers game "Gold Mine." Mae Black purchased her $50,000 winning ticket from World Liquor on Woodland Avenue in KC. "I had to look at it about 10 times," Black said.

Royal News For Now

Royals Rumblings - News for June 23, 2021

Danny Duffy is ready to come back sans a rehab assignment, reports Anne Rogers: Duffy has been on the IL since May 17 with a left forearm flexor strain, an injury that he battled through over his first few starts, which also happened to be one of the best stretches of his career.

The Scoop For Right Now

New ice cream shop in Overland Park seeing overwhelming response

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Golden Scoop opened in April in Overland Park, providing the disability community with a new employment opportunity. 41 Action News checked in on how they're doing two months after the grand opening. "I have so much fun here. It's the best place to work," said golden Scoop employee Lucy Wagner.

Tribute Tonight

Taps at the Tower runs daily until June 26

Dating back to the Civil War, Taps is the haunting and distinctive melody played at US military funerals and as a call for "lights-out" to soldiers at night. Taps' real name is "Extinguish Lights" and it was created by Union General Daniel Butterfield in July of 1862.

Weather Warning

Kansas City area under flash flood watch beginning Thursday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City area will be under a flash flood watch from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. The National Weather Service said Wednesday that "several rounds" of thunderstorms are expected, along with "repeated bouts of heavy rainfall."

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