Kansas City Midweek Links At Conclusion National Nude Day

Tonight we consider the legacy of "Naked Athena" one year later as the pandemic and social justice protests continues to impact the great or not-so-great American cultural shift. 

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Cowtown Surge Cont'd

Kansas City hospitals are close to capacity even without delta variant's surge

Kansas City hospitals are filling up. People are already in the hospital for other reasons even without the delta variant's surge.Last winter, at the pandemic's height, people were not regularly going to hospitals."And hospitals were canceling procedures and everything else to provide volume, and now we're seeing the results of that," said Steve Hoeger, a medical officer with the Mid-America Regional Council.Hoeger said that many area hospitals are close to capacity with non-COVID-19 cases.

Tragic Tribute Tonight

Neighbors hold moment of silence, vigil following deadly fire that killed 2 people

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Neighbors say their neighborhood is forever changed after a tragic house fire killed two people and injured three more. "It's going to be a different neighborhood," neighbor Mark Garner said. "It's not going to be the same without him."

Northland Standoff Aftermath

Man yells at Clay County deputies to shoot him, is safely taken to hospital for treatment

CLAY COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office says that they were able to safely take an attempted burglar for mental health treatment after he asked to be shot on Tuesday afternoon. According to the sheriff's office, residents near Holt reported that there was a shirtless man who they didn't know on County Road CC trying to get into their homes around 3 p.m.

Kansas City Crash Course Redux

Rough day for motorists on the Avenue.

Tuesday wasn't the greatest day to be motoring on Independence Avenue, especially for the inattentive or distracted. Yesterday morning around 10am, the infamous and also undefeated Independence Avenue Bridge put another notch in its already storied WIN column when this semi driver tried unsuccessfully to put a 13'9″ high trailed through a 12′ hole.

Flyover Country Hotness Competes

Kansas & Missouri Miss America Contestants Decided

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Both Missouri and Kansas have awarded their crowns, selecting two young women to compete in the Miss America contest. Taylor Clark, 21 of St. John, KS was awarded the prestigious title of Miss Kansas on Saturday. For her talent, Clark played the drums, something she's done since she was only eight years old.

Remembering Social Justice In The Buff

Portland Protester 'Naked Athena' On Why She Stripped Down

"Jen" didn't plan to get naked. She just did. After a long day of protesting in Portland, Oregon-where federal officers have been dispatched to crack down on Black Lives Matter demonstrations-the sex-worker stripped down and positioned herself on the pavement facing a line of police.

Sleazy Snoring Suggested

National Nude Day 2021: 8 Surprising Health Benefits Of Sleeping Naked

National Nude Day celebrates the idea that the human body is most beautiful in its natural state Sleeping naked leads to an overall better sleep quality, which in turn prevents one from gaining weight Sleeping without clothes on next to one's partner can also improve the relationship National Nude Day, which falls on Wednesday, aims to celebrate the beauty of the human body and the benefits that come with going "au naturel."

Prez Trump Tell-All

'They're not going to f**king succeed': Top generals feared Trump would attempt a coup after election, according to new book

The top US military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, was so shaken that then-President Donald Trump and his allies might attempt a coup or take other dangerous or illegal measures after the November election that Milley and other top officials informally planned for different ways to stop Trump, according to excerpts of an upcoming book obtained by CNN.

EPIC Cash Rallying Cry

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will 'get a lot done'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden made a quick foray to the Capitol on Wednesday hunting support for his multitrillion-dollar agenda of infrastructure, health care and other programs, a potential landmark achievement that would require near-unanimous backing from fractious Democrats.

Stimmy For The NextGen

Child Tax Credit 2021: Payments to be disbursed starting July 15 - here's when the money will land

The federal Child Tax Credit is slated to begin its first monthly cash payments on July 15, when the IRS will begin disbursing checks to eligible families with children ages 17 or younger. The new enhanced credit is part of a government effort to use the tax code to help low- and moderate-income families weather the ongoing challenges of the pandemic.

Merch Plagued By Critics

Liberals fuming after DeSantis website sells beer koozies saying 'Don't Fauci my Florida'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is selling merchandise poking fun at Dr. Anthony Fauci over his support for strict coronavirus restrictions. For the price of $12, supporters of DeSantis can help his re-election campaign by purchasing a beer koozie that says, "Don't Fauci my Florida."

Forever War Regrets

'The consequences are going to be unbelievably bad': Bush slams Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal

Bush expressed similar concern for the fate of thousands of Afghan translators and interpreters - as well as their families - who aided U.S. and NATO forces throughout the two-decade war effort. "It seems like they're just going to be left behind to be slaughtered by these very brutal people," Bush said.

Plague Persists Across Planet

Summer setback: COVID deaths and cases rising again globally

COVID-19 deaths and cases are on the rise again globally in a dispiriting setback that is triggering another round of restrictions and dampening hopes for an almost normal summer of fun. The World Health Organization reported Wednesday that deaths climbed last week after nine straight weeks of decline.

COVID Vaxx Breakthrough Testimony

Catt Sadler sick with COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated: 'Delta is relentless'

A fully vaccinated Catt Sadler revealed that she has contracted the Delta variant of COVID-19. "I'm telling you this so that you understand that the pandemic is very much NOT over," the former E! host, 46, warned her Instagram followers Tuesday alongside a photo of herself lying in bed.

Social Media Diva Shares Public Health Messaging

Olivia Rodrigo meets Biden, Fauci to make TikToks about COVID vaccine

Pop superstar Olivia Rodrigo visited the White House Wednesday, meeting President Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci as part of a campaign to tell young Americans that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is "good 4 u."

Expanding Waistlines Across The Bridge

Whataburger expands, heading into Kansas City's Northland

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Whataburger confirms it's expanding to Kansas City's Northland. A spokesperson for the San Antonio-based company confirmed Monday it plans open a restaurant at Metro North Crossing. The development is located near U.S. Highway 169 and Barry Road.

Home Team NextGen

Kansas City Royals draft pick Ben Kudrna excited to sign


Kansas City Baller Name Game

Have we been pronouncing 'Kelce' wrong for nine years?

UPDATE: Wednesday, July 14, 4:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time Travis Kelce finally speaks on the matter. Not trippin at all... you can actually keep calling me that - Travis Kelce (@tkelce) July 14, 2021 you've been sayin it right man, I go by both....

Hipster Music Hangout Hype

Ad Astra: Exploring the Deep Space Co-Op, a new hub for musicians and creatives in the Crossroads

Inside Deep Space. // Photo by Aaron Rhodes Sometimes you need to do some soul searching before you make an important decision. Sometimes that decision is opening a co-op practice space for local musicians. Sometimes that soul searching comes in the form of doing shrooms on a camping trip in Colorado.

Kansas City Summer Haze

Smoke from western wildfires leads to hazy conditions in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - You might have noticed a hazy sky in the sunset Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. It's all because of wildfires to our west and northwest, the smoke from which makes its way to the Midwest thanks to high level winds. Another possible contributor? The Sarahan air layer.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight.