For our late night readers and early birds we want to share just a bit of news focused on the community, neighborhoods and all things local. Even better, these items are slightly more encouraging than the "news poison" that dominates cable chat shows.
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The fast-paced world of local wrestling might seem like a crazy one, but its coming return offers DJ Stewart a much-needed sense of normalcy. "It gives me something to be really excited to work on," said Stewart, owner of Journey Pro KC , announcing the return of the Kansas City wrestling company's live shows, which found themselves down for the count amid the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kansas City Offers Life Lessons
Metropolitan Community College said Friday that it will give up to 1,000 fully vaccinated people a free MCC class for the fall 2021 semester.This includes current students as well as prospective students."It's all-hands-on-deck time," chancellor Kimberly Beatty said. "As a community, we need to get out the message that vaccinations are safe and effective.
Public Health Teachable Moment For NextGen
Last year, COVID-19 disrupted both in-person learning and routine wellness visits for children across the county. As a result, too many have fallen behind on recommended vaccinations. The Jackson County health department is offering back-to-school immunization clinics to help families get their children back on track and prepare for the new school year.
Big 12 Switcheroo Confronts Locals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One of Kansas City's most celebrated events every year may now face an uncertain future. The college sports landscape appears ready for a major readjustment, as the University of Texas and University of Oklahoma appear poised to ditch the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference, according to multiple reports .
'It was the right time': Why a veteran reporter finally agreed to talk about the Hyatt skywalk for a new KMBC documentary
Harrison interviewed Mahoney and other witnesses, survivors, family members and first responders in the documentary KMBC 9 Chronicle: The Skywalk Tapes, which premiered July 13. The film also features archival footage from KMBC's 1981 coverage, and Harrison narrates the timeline of the collapse.
Suburban Democracy Restarts
by: Sydnie Holzfaster Posted: / Updated: OLATHE, Kan. - Advanced voting for the primary election in Johnson County will begin Saturday morning. Voters in five cities in Johnson County will have a chance to cast their vote in a primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
Animal Jailer Gives It Up
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Golden Ghetto Offers Small Biz Help
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - City leaders in Overland Park, Kansas, are considering setting aside $3 million in grants to help small businesses recover from economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. During a meeting Wednesday night , the city's Finance, Administration and Economic Development Committee will discuss how to roll out the grant program .
Protecting Against Season Of Tragedy
The excessive heat always raises concerns about kids left in hot cars, but legislation moving through Congress could be the key to preventing deaths. KMBC 9 spoke with a local mom about her fight to get the Hot Cars Act of 2021 passed and what she's asking you to do right now.
Transit Worker Tribute Takes Moment Of Pause
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will honor Shirley Muhammad, a part-time bus operator, on Friday with a 60 second bus pullover. At 11 a.m., all KCATA buses will pull over and turn on all their vehicle lights for a minute, according to a news release.
Kansas City Show Must Go On
With temperatures soaring this weekend, many venues are getting ready to handle large crowds and heat."We're going to do a little experiment with reading your mind," said mentalist Wes Mathewson. Mathewson is cool under pressure.
Home Team Entertains
Kris Bubic pitched well. The bullpen made pitches when they had to. The offense came through with a couple of quality dongs. It was a good baseball night in Kansas City on Friday night, as the Royals took down the Tigers, 5-3. Let's start with Bubic, who was the brightest part of the evening.
Kansas City Inferno Persists
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And so, we'll have more just a bit later in the morning . . . STAY TUNED!!!