Gathering Late Night Kansas City Community News

Despite the snark, silly "educational" pix and the often acerbic discourse . . . TKC exists as a resource for anyone and everyone searching the Internets for more information about life in Kansas City.

Accordingly, we share this collection of news from our metro community in order to better inform late night lurkers, insomniacs and curious souls.

Check the collection . . .


Cowtown Boosted

Health department opens booster shot clinics for people in Kansas City, Missouri

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - People living in Kansas City, Missouri, and qualify for a COVID-19 booster shot, can now get one through the city's health department. The Kansas City Health Department opened three locations that will offer the booster shots.

Docs Discuss Youngster COVID Vaxx

Kansas City pediatric doctors optimistic about approval of vaccine for children

Many had hoped for a vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds before school started. That didn't happen.The U.S.

Local Living Spaces Worsens

Kansas City woman living in dangerous conditions, finding little help from landlord or city

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City woman said she is living in dangerous conditions but the problem isn't easily solved. FOX4 looked into how several issues are creating complex problems. Deborah Gillespie is living in less than ideal conditions. She has for years.

Golden Ghetto Gives Comfort

Johnson County Mental Health takes over local calls to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - From now on, anyone in Johnson County who calls the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will speak directly to a licensed mental health professional in their own backyard. It's a move the center said has cut down on wait times and provided a direct connection to local resources.

Tribute For 1st Responder

Fallen Independence firefighter to receive national honor

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A fallen firefighter from Independence will be recognized with a national honor. David Jameson, Jr. died suddenly in the line of duty in May of 2020. He was a 23-year-veteran firefighter. Jameson, 52, was a father of 10 children. He reported being short of breath at the scene of a fire.


A revitalization is taking place in Waldo, bit by bit

It's an exciting time for the Waldo community. On September 1, Andy's Frozen Custard held its grand opening at 79th and Wornall, replacing the dilapidated Berbiglia Liquors property with an attractive family-friendly destination. Price Chopper at 85th and Wornall plans on a November grand opening after months of remodeling the facility within the revitalized Wornall Village Shopping Center.

South Side Suffers Trashy Situation

Blight battle in KCMO's Hickman Mills neighborhood frustrates neighbors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Neighbors who live in the Hickman Mills area remain concerned and frustrated over the continued blight of buildings and trash being dumped around several shopping areas. It's a story KSHB 41 News has highlighted for several years, and those who live in the area say it's getting worse.

Dirty College Life Lesson

Mold forces 100 KCK Community College students out of housing

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Mold has forced more than 100 college students out of their apartments. But the clean up could be a sticky situation. Those students live in Kansas City Kansas Community College student housing. But the school doesn't own the buildings. They are part of of a nearby apartment complex, Royal Ridge.

Autumn Kansas City Preview

Here's When the Leaves Will Turn in KC, According to the Farmer's Almanac

The Old Farmer's Almanac can help you schedule your fall activities around prime Instagram-able scenery.

Kansas City Hipsters Start Pumpkin Spice Party

Dish & Drink KC: Oktoberfest returns this weekend, plus a new brunch spot and collaboration not to miss

Courtesy of HomeGrown Kansas City Check it out: HomeGrown Kansas City wakes up in Brookside If you like puns with your sincerity in the morning, try out the brand-new HomeGrown Kansas City, which opened just a couple of weeks ago in Brookside at 338 West 63rd Street (formerly Avenues Bistro).

Autumnal Booze Reviewed

Tap List | Comparing Local Oktoberfest Beers

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Sound Of Cowtown Success

Manor Records holds two benefit shows for its new non-profit space

Manor Records' new space on Stawberry Hill. // Courtesy Manor Records As you might have guessed, we're big fans of Manor Records here at the Pitch, having premiered quite a few tracks from the label over the past year. The label is noted for its support of local musicians across the spectrum of identities, and with its recent announcement of...

Tribute To Local Cuisine

Family Vows To Keep 'Old School Soul Food' On The Menu After Owner Of Kansas City, Kansas Diner Dies

Ruth Scover, proprietor of Ms. R's Soul Food Café on Quindaro Blvd., died in early September. As her family plans for the future, they say they will honor their mother's legacy by keeping fried chicken, peach cobbler and other soul food favorites - as well as a role in the community - on the menu.

Global Sporting Kick-Off Hyped

New Kansas City women's soccer training facility will bolster region's World Cup bid

RIVERSIDE, Mo. - A new $15 million training complex for Kansas City's women's professional soccer franchise could also boost the region's chances of hosting World Cup activities in 2026. "We are working to bring the World Cup to our region," said Kathy Nelson, president of the Kansas City Sports Commission.

More Local Care

AdventHealth gets set to open the first full service Kansas City area hospital in 15 years.

The first full-service hospital to open in the Kansas City Metro in 15 years celebrated today. AdventHealth of South Overland Park is located near Highway 69 and 159th street, about half a mile away from Blue Valley West High School. Highway 69 is a major, and busy, artery that cuts through the heart of Southern Johnson County.

Deep Rooted Tradition Cont'd 

Liberty pumpkin patch adjusts hiring requirements to widen employment pool

LIBERTY, Mo. - Labor shortages have been hard all around the metro, and now the struggle to hire has hit some fall favorites, too. Carolyn's Pumpkin Patch in Liberty sprawls 90 acres. Carolyn Raasch, the owner, says to pull off this season, they've had to hire more young people than ever before.

Salvy Saves Season

Salvador Perez ties Royals mark with 48th HR, exits with ankle sprain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Royals star Salvador Perez hit his team record-tying 48th home run in the first inning, then exited after the second with a sprained right ankle Wednesday night. Perez homered on the first pitch he saw, extending his major league lead with a three-run drive for Kansas City against the Cleveland Indians.

Still Hope For Mahomes

NFL fans aren't writing off the Chiefs' season

Since the Kansas City Chiefs have lost two straight games - posting a losing record for the first time since quarterback Patrick Mahomes became the team's starter - some Kansas City fans are fearing the worst: that the Chiefs have lost their edge. But that isn't necessarily true for the rest of the NFL's fans.

Home Team Defeated Again

Royals offense wastes strong debut from Zerpa, fall 6-1

At one point, Kansas City hadn't beat Cleveland in over four months, losing 12 straight games to the future Guardians. The Royals broke that streak last week and had won four of five against Cleveland coming into tonight, but finished the season series with a whimper, falling 6-1.

Kansas City Forecast For Now

chances for rain pushed back to the weekend

Scattered showers are possible for this evening and Friday. The chances are relatively low, around 30%. Our storm system out west is still slow to move and slow to organize. As a result, things are looking better for outside plans this evening and most of Friday, with the system passing directly overhead on Saturday.

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