Kansas City Community News Section Debut

As always, we want to keep changing, keep evolving and keep tweaking what it is we do here at TKC. 

And so, this post offers a morning glimpse at topics that impact the entire community and we hope to make it a new bloggy tradition.

Check-it . . .

Kansas City Burning Sensation This Morning

Firefighters battle flames at Kansas City industrial park

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Fire Department battled a flames Tuesday morning at an industrial park. The fire broke out in the middle of the building at 1:16 a.m. Tuesday at Leeds Industrial Leasing at 6817 Stadium Dr. Firefighters say there were some small explosions inside the building, but they don't know exploded.

Salvy 2nd Best

Royals' Salavador Perez sets record, but Mets' Pete Alonso takes 2nd title in Home Run Derby

by: Makenzie Koch, AP Wire Posted: / Updated: DENVER - Before Pete Alonso won his second straight Home Run Derby title, Kansas City Royals fans got to watch catcher Salvador Perez make history Monday night.

Apple TV Promo In Disguise

'Ted Lasso' taps nostalgia for summer in Merriam, Kansas, in Euro 2020 tweet

Ted Lasso still believes.And show creators are bringing up a little nostalgia for summers in Merriam, Kansas, for some perspective in the European Championship soccer final. For Kansas City fans of the Apple+ TV show "Ted Lasso," it can sometimes be hard to separate the main character of Ted from actor Jason Sudeikis, a KC-area native.

Golden Ghetto Works On Mental Health

Overland Park Police Department closer to establishing Behavioral Health Unit

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A Behavioral Health Unit is one step closer to becoming a reality for the Overland Park Police Department. The Overland Park City Council approved on Monday the city's proposed 2022 budget, which includes a line item for an 11-member team that would be "dedicated to responding to mental health calls," according to Councilman Chris Newlin.

Local Latino Uprising

Cuban-Americans gather in solidarity protest in Kansas City, as Cubans demand freedoms

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Thousands of people are marching across the streets of Cuba in protest, in one of the largest antigovernmental uprisings the country has seen in decades. As the island faces food shortages and high prices, which have been further exacerbated by the pandemic, families in Kansas City protested in solidarity on Monday.

Welcoming Sketchy International Players

We want the World Cup: Kansas City still pushing forward in 2026 host city bid

KANSAS CITY, Mo - It's the biggest international sporting event in the world, and in a few years, the World Cup could be coming to Kansas City. FIFA is considering 17 cities in the United States to host World Cup matches in 2026, and the organization will whittle that number down to 10 next year.

Here’s How To Beg The Worst KCMO Council Members For Money

PIAC hearings for south KC residents begin this week

By John Sharp Members of the KCMO Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) that I serve on as an appointee of 6 th District Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Kevin McManus will begin hosting virtual public hearings in south Kansas City next week to allow persons to request funding for capital improvement projects such as curbs and sidewalks, park improvements and stormwater control for the city's next fiscal year starting May 1, 2022.

Kansas City Sideshow Solution?!?

Kansas City group finds potential safe location for sideshows, but still looking for city support

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Illegal sideshows have been an ongoing concern in Kansas City. But one group is trying to find a safe place for these tire-squealing events. Desmound Logan said his organization Smoke Your Tires, Not Your Homies has been working to make safe spaces for sideshows a reality.

Raytown Postscript

11 displaced after apartment fire in Raytown

An apartment fire Monday afternoon in Raytown displaced 11 people, according to Raytown firefighters.Emergency crews were called at 2:53 p.m. to the apartments in the 9800 block of East 61st Street and reported smoke and fire showing from a unit when they arrived at the scene.Crews were able to contain the fire to one apartment, but authorities said there is smoke and water damage throughout the building.Firefighters said everyone was able to get out safely.

Progressive Teachable Moment

What you need to know about charter schools in Kansas City

A donation to The Beacon goes beyond the newsroom. We amplify community voices, share resources and investigate systems, not just symptoms. The Beacon in your inbox. In-depth reporting delivered every Tuesday and Thursday morning. In Kansas City, Missouri, charter schools serve nearly half of all public school students within Kansas City Public Schools district boundaries.

Muted Slave State Party

Kansas City Celebrates Missouri's Bicentennial - In Kansas City

Quick-who has 200 birthday candles handy? August 10 will mark the 200th anniversary of Missouri's entry as the 24th state of the United States. Our friends at Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Rec are inviting everyone to celebrate Missouri's Bicentennial at the Fran├žois Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain in the Northland on July 24th....

Expect Tuesday Hotness

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

The sunshine is back for your Tuesday! Along with mostly sunny skies, the temperatures and humidity will both climb again today. High temperatures near 90 are expected by the drive home. We will repeat the heat for Wednesday with highs in the lower 90s.

This is the COMMUNITY NEWS OPEN THREAD for right now.