TKC Morning News Collection As Kansas City Crumbles

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More Deets On 12th & Oak Distraction

City hall debates fixes for deteriorating garage, lack of fire safety

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee met Wednesday to discuss several infrastructure issues impacting city workers. Officials recommended closing and repairing the KC City Hall parking garage after a report earlier this month determined it was becoming unstable from corrosion and water infiltration.

Community Conversation

Kansas City pastor Darron Edwards works to bridge gap between people and the police

A Kansas City pastor is on a mission to bring the people and the police together.Getting to the heart of the matter has become more difficult recently after a deadly officer-involved shooting at a Kansas City gas station."Whether you're Northland or Southland or west of Troost or East of Troost, the same voices begin to be the same.

Detectives Work The Dotte

KCKPD still looking to solve May 2020 shooting that took teen's life

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department has released surveillance of a person they think can help them solve a homicide case from last spring. On May 18, 2020, an unknown person fatally shot 17-year-old Jesús Abarca in the 1100 block of Metropolitan Ave.

Show-Me Alarming Nurse Testimony

A nurse in Missouri says she's seen more COVID-19 deaths in the last 2 weeks than the past 6 months

A COVID-19 surge in Missouri that is being fueled by the delta variant has taken its toll on hospital staff there. Registered nurse Brittany Dillard has been working at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, since January.She told sister station 40/29 News that she's seen more patients die in the last two weeks from COVID-19 than in the last 6 months.

Rock Chalk Vaxx Mandate Requested

KU student starts petition asking for mandatory vaccines or masks

LAWRENCE, Kan. - A University of Kansas student is calling on the school to require vaccinations or masks. The petition has more than 500 signatures. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department said it expects to see an increase in cases when school starts again. Sophie Kunin is a senior and triple major at the University of Kansas.

Show-Me Prep For Another Surge

Health experts: Missouri hospitals need to prepare for second surge, expect rates higher than before

ST. LOUIS ( -- The Missouri Hospital Association wants the state's hospitals to prepare for more COVID-19 patients as the Delta variant is driving a second surge, with hospitalizations expected to reach levels higher than before during the pandemic.

KCK Legal Fight

Members Of Kansas City, Kansas, Sect That Engaged In Human Trafficking Lose Defamation Claims

A federal judge has dismissed the breach of contract and defamation claims of four members of a Kansas City, Kansas-based sect that was hit with a nearly $8 million judgment for human trafficking more than three years ago. U.S.

Pr0n Teaches The Classics

Pornhub Art Guides Rile Museums, Unseen Hokusai Drawings to Appear in London, and More: Morning Links for July 21, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. YOU CANNOT BUY PR LIKE THIS. Some art museums are not pleased about being featured in 's recently published guides to finding risqué art, the Daily Beast reports.

Prez Talks Youngster Vaxx

Biden says children under 12 could be eligible for Covid vaccines within months

Joe Biden has expressed optimism that young children would soon become eligible for Covid-19 inoculations, while urging unvaccinated Americans to take the "gigantically important" step of getting their shots as the virus surges across the US.

Pundit Pushes Back Against Speaker

Ingraham: Nancy Pelosi exploits January 6 in a ruthless power grab

Fox News host Laura Ingraham slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to exclude House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's Republican choices for the Jan. 6 commission Wednesday on " The Ingraham Angle." "She pledged bipartisanship, but of course, it was all a lie," Ingraham said. The House Speaker rejected Republican Reps.

Vaxx Double Talk Debated

Biden pokes at Fox hosts: They've had 'altar call' on vaccines

said it is good that Fox News anchors are now urging viewers to get vaccinated while poking fun at hosts for changing their rhetoric during a CNN town hall on Wednesday.


Another 2.2 million stimulus checks have gone out. Here's who received the payments

About 2.2 million more stimulus checks have gone out over the last six weeks, the government said Wednesday. The latest batch brings the total number of payments disbursed to more than 171 million, with an aggregate value of $400 billion, according to the announcement from the IRS, Treasury Department and Bureau of the Fiscal Service.

Mask Life Lesson Double Down

Biden hints at coming CDC guidance recommending children younger than 12 to wear masks in school

President Joe Biden foreshadowed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending children younger than 12 years old who are ineligible for a coronavirus vaccine to wear a face-covering in school. "Everyone over the age of - under the age of 12 should probably be wearing a mask in school.

COVID Death Bed Regret Exposed

'I'm sorry, but it's too late' - unvaccinated patients beg for shot; new infections nearly triple in two weeks: COVID news

An Alabama physician glumly says she is making "a lot of progress" in encouraging people to vaccinate - as she struggles to keep them alive. Dr. Brytney Cobia, a hospitalist at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, wrote in a recent Facebook post she is treating a lot of young, otherwise healthy people for serious coronavirus infections.

FAIL Of Olympic Proportions

Olympics opening ceremony director fired over Holocaust joke

TOKYO - The director of the Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremony was fired Thursday over a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Kentaro Kobayashi was ousted just a day before the pandemic-delayed Games were set to officially kickoff Friday with an elaborate ceremony he helped create, the latest in a long list of setbacks to hit the event.

Diva Shares Pool Party

Lady Gaga sizzles in a star-shaped bikini top and matching bottoms

Lady Gaga put her enviably toned physique on display as she appeared on Instagram in an eye-catching bikini on Wednesday. The 35-year-old superstar emerged from her $24million Malibu home's resort-style swimming pool in a tiny star-shaped bikini top and a pair of stringy bottoms. Gaga added an extra element of glamour to her barely-there ensemble by rocking a gold waist chain, as well as two gold necklaces.

Stepping Up For Kansas City Homeless

Two women to walk 100,000 steps to help provide free eye care to KC homeless

Two Kansas City-area power walkers will be doing what they love to help people without eye care to see a little more clearly."High risk equals high reward," said Julie LaFreniere.LaFreniere and Mirella Welsh will start walking at 5 a.m.

Working For The NextGen

Kansas City-area program connects youth to jobs and opportunity

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Young people in Kansas City are finding opportunities in the workforce through organizations like Working For Youth. 17-year-old Jordan Ashley landed his internship through Hire KC. Hire KC is one of three program partners under Working for Youth.

Whit Road Trip Ahead

Royals reportedly more open to trading Whit Merrifield than in previous seasons

The Kansas City Royals are more willing than in previous seasons to trade second baseman Whit Merrifield, according to Jayson Stark and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Merrifield, who earned his second All-Star selection this season, is slashing .272/.321/.405 with eight home runs, 51 RBI and an MLB-leading 24 stolen bases.

JoCo Gold Star Tribute

'Honor Spencer': Memorial 5K celebrates life, legacy of fallen Olathe Soldier

10th annual Make It Count 5K honors the fallen while helping their families heal

Kansas City Heat Up Ahead

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

This evening is expected to be warmer than last evening followed by even warmer evenings later this week and weekend. Skies will be mostly clear from sunset through sunrise while a gentle southerly breeze eases across our area at less than 10 MPH.

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