Kansas City Monday News Roundup


There's a great deal of news to cover my dudes and longtime hottie Vida inspires us to get comfy at the desk and share all that we can when it comes to community news, pop culture and top headlines.

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Kansas City Sounds Off Today

Kansas City celebrates Make Music Day

On the longest day of the year, Kansas City, Mo., will participate in its first annual city-wide Make Music Day as part of a global celebration of music. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

Locals Cope With Burnout

Roof collapses in KCMO house fire, no injuries reported

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Three people escaped an early morning house fire in the 9600 block of North Ditzler Court in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday. Firefighters from both Kansas City and Liberty responded to the scene shortly before 4 a.m. Smoke and fire were showing from the two-story home when crews arrived.

Traffic Turnabout Starts

I-435 lane closures for 67th Street Bridge Repair

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- MoDOT will begin the 67th Street bridge replacement over Interstate 435 this week, causing a lane closure for southbound traffic. The right lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily starting today and going through Friday, June 25. Please use caution when driving through the area.

Reminder: Danger At The Lake

Searchers continue looking for woman's body at Smithville Lake, focused on Collins Bridge area

SMITHVILLE LAKE, Mo. - Troopers continued searching for the body of a woman on Monday who disappeared under the waters of Smithville Lake Sunday. The highway patrol's underwater recovery team has been focusing their search on the Collins Bridge area of the lake.

Be Careful On The Road

Data shows 2020 as deadliest year for US traffic crashes in over a decade

Woman whose daughter was killed by drunk driver shares safety messageWhen the coronavirus pandemic shut down the country last year, highways emptied out as many people holed up at home. But those who got behind the wheel engaged in riskier behavior, leading to the deadliest year for U.S.

Hottie Vida Loves Gun Rights

Vida Guerra Returns To Shooting Range 25 Years Later

Vixen Vida Guerra doesn't just spend her time slaying on the regular. The popular model shared some footage of herself at a gun range - her first time in 25 years - and shows she's still nice-nice with her trigger finger.


Unvaccinated Americans are at risk of an aggressive and more dangerous Covid-19 variant. These are the most vulnerable states

Some states are making great strides in vaccinating their residents against Covid-19, but the ones that are not may soon be contending with a more transmissible variant, experts say.

Voter Showdown Awaits

Biden faces down McConnell in clash on voting rights: The Note

It's a showdown more than half a year - perhaps even decades - in the making. This week, Senate Democrats will try to pass a voting-rights overhaul that President Joe Biden has identified as critical to his agenda.

NYT Vs. Tucker

The New York Times has outed Tucker Carlson, who attacks journalists as 'cringing animals,' as a top anonymous source for the media

Fox News' Tucker Carlson frequently berates media outlets and insults journalists on his show. But according to The New York Times reports, he has acted as an anonymous source for media outlets. He has shared information about Donald Trump and internal Fox News politics, the report said.

Haxxorz Tax Deduction

Paying fortifies ransomware gangs but scant support for bans

BOSTON (AP) - If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don't expect much help from the U.S. government. The answer is apt to be: It depends.

New Tome Shares Wild Allegations

Trump proposed sending Americans with Covid to Guantánamo, book claims

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump advocated shipping Americans who contracted Covid-19 abroad to Guantánamo Bay. The stunning revelation is contained in a new book, Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History, by Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta, two Washington Post reporters.

Comic Relief Collab After COVID

Dave Chappelle Belts Radiohead's 'Creep' With Foo Fighters at First Madison Square Garden Gig

Dave Chappelle helped Foo Fighters reopen Madison Square Garden for live music by making a surprise appearance and covering Radiohead's "Creep." A fan-shot video captured Chappelle sauntering onto the stage and delivering a casual and cool performance of the alt-rock standard.

Border War For Real This Time

Fear shakes Mexico border city after violence leaves 18 dead

Fear has invaded the Mexican border city of Reynosa after gunmen in vehicles killed 14 people, including taxi drivers, workers and a nursing student, and security forces responded with operations that left four suspects dead.

Olympic Trash Talk

US Olympic athlete Chelsea Wolfe threatened to burn flag on podium

EXCLUSIVE - BMX Freestyle rider Chelsea Wolfe, who qualified as an alternate to represent the U.S. at this year's summer Olympics in Tokyo, said last year that her goal was to win an Olympic medal "so I can burn a US flag on the podium."

Prime Day Perspective

Petition to stop Amazon founder Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth after space trip nears 40,000 signatures

by: Fareeha Rehman, Dolan Reynolds, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: / Updated: A petition is calling to stop Amazon founder Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth when he goes to space with his aerospace company Blue Origin in July.

Hottie Kim K Shares Branded Booty Shots

Kim Kardashian works a hot pink thong as she showcases her curves

She rarely looks anything short of incredible. And Kim Kardashian was at it again in her latest sizzling ad for SKIMS. In the shoot, Kim, 40, worked her brand's T-String Thong and Skimpy Scoop Bralette as she showcased her famous curves.

Kansas City Royals Tribute

The Nicky Lopez appreciation thread

Earlier this season, former beat writer Jeffrey Flanagan, now unfettered from his beat responsibilities, let loose with some opinions on his time covering the Royals. In particular, he had thoughts on how the fanbase treated Nicky Lopez, going from excoriating the Royals for not calling him up despite some flaws to his game, to turning on Nicky when his bat became an obvious black hole in the lineup.

Witness Hipsters Back To Nature

Magic (of) mushrooms

Mushrooms off a trail at Swope Park. // Photo by Chase Castor For people who think of spring as morel-hunting season, that time of year is filled with excitement, one or two really great meals, muddy shoes, and dashed hopes. Balancing those components takes practice and a philosophical mindset that can prove as elusive as the fungi themselves.

Kansas City Park Renewed

Kansas City family adopts park, rekindles tradition that had been lost

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been years since Gloria Smith and her siblings stepped foot on a softball field. Playing ball at Town Fork Creek Park was a tradition she and her family did every Sunday. "Neighbors came from both ends," Smith said. "They came from the north, the east, the west and the south.

Kansas City Cool Down

A few brief morning showers possible for a cool Monday


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