Kansas City Sunday Night Links

Right now we're sharing just a few local news links worth a peek for tonight's news cycle.

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Royal FAIL Tonight

Royals bunt into a triple play, lose embarrassing game to the Twins 2-1

Let's not bury the lede here: the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins played a baseball game, which the Twins won 2-1. During that game, however, the Royals hit into a triple play. This is rare enough; the last triple play the Royals hit into occurred on April 20, 2012, a game that featured the Holy Trinity of Yuniesky Betancourt, Chris Getz, and Jeff Francoeur.

Missouri Never Forgets

9/11 memorial being built outside Pleasant Valley fire station with metal from twin towers

by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. - A memorial honoring the lives lost on September 11, 2001 is currently being built outside of the Pleasant Valley Fire Station. The Pleasant Valley Fire Fighters Association announced in August 2020 that it had acquired metal from the site of the World Trade Center twin towers through a donation from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Summer Tragedy Hits Home

Shawnee mother, 2 children killed in boating accident on Neosho River

A Shawnee, Kansas, mother and her two young children were killed in a boating accident on the Neosho River Saturday evening.The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reports several agencies responded to the area of the Burlington City Dam around 6:30 p.m.

Kansas Vaxx Downsized

Kansas orders less than 1% of its COVID vaccine allocation

Kansas ordered less than 1% of its vaccine allocation from the federal government for this week. The state health department's disclosure Friday came as its data showed that Kansas still had nearly 593,000 unused doses. The state health department said that this week it ordered only 1,020 or 0.7% of its federal allocation of 147,660 vaccine doses.

Show-Me Plague Comeback?!?

Why these 2 Missouri counties' COVID-19 surges are among worst in the country

Sherry Weldon thought the worst of the pandemic was over for Livingston County, a rural area in northern Missouri, after the winter. Confirmed cases had essentially dropped down to zero. Schools had largely stayed open. But starting at the end of April, cases started popping up.

Artsy Pushback Against Hateration

Roger Shimomura Is 81 Years Old. His Takedown Of Anti-Asian Stereotypes Is Timelier Than Ever

One of the 2020 graduates to have recently walked in a twice-delayed commencement ceremony at the University of Kansas-first delayed because of the pandemic, and then postponed for torrential rain-doesn't have to hope to make his mark on the world. Artist Roger Shimomura has already made his mark.

Kansas City Heat Arrives This Week

Heat is on! Upper 80s, low 90s in forecast for Kansas City this week

well. It is still pretty hot out there, humid as well, pools. Probably a popular spot today, I would say. So you know, we just have a couple of little thunderstorms popping up. But in general, yeah, it's that heat and humidity. Yesterday we had a high of 87 degrees today.

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