Kansas City Cloudy Late Night News

For our late night denizens we share a bevy of news links from across the metro that are still worth a peek tonight . . . 

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Local Lesson In Hunger Pain

KC schools are struggling to get enough school lunches.

Kansas City schools are struggling to get enough school lunches. School districts say two of the three major school food distributors have stopped serving schools. The stoppage is causing a huge backload of orders and a limited supply of meals.

Perfect Village Goes Dark

Power outages in Prairie Village have 1,300 homes in the dark

SOURCE: File image On Thursday night power outages in Kansas City are affecting 1,400 total customers. Evergy Communications Manager Kaley Bohlen says Every is currently working to restore power.A smaller outage impacting the river market area of Kansas City has already been resolved.

Tragic Suburban Crash

Pedestrian struck, killed on I-470 near Lee's Summit

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -- The authorities are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle near Lee's Summit on Thursday night. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, it happened on westbound I-470 just past 50 Highway. The incident happened around 9:15 p.m. As of 9:50 p.m., westbound I-470 remains closed.

Police Ask For Community Help

Kansas City police searching for missing boy last seen in April

by: Karra Small Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department is searching for a missing boy who hasn't been seen since April. Connor Stoneman, 13, was last seen on April 7. He was reported to police as a runaway by a case worker with the Jackson County Children's Division the following day.

Jackson County Fight For Justice

National Organization of Exonerees comes out to support Kevin Strickland

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- A new court date has been set in the Kevin Strickland case for Sept. 13. All parties involved will be discussing Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt's motion. A motion requested yesterday, which delayed Strickland's court hearing that was originally scheduled for today.

Home Team Stays Losing

The long-ball sinks Minor and the Royals in 4-2 loss to Cleveland

For much of the 2021 season, Mike Minor has done peripheral things that other Royals pitchers have failed to do in the past. If the season ended today, his 22.8% K% would be the 6th best mark in Royals history. His K-BB% of 16.2% is the third-highest mark.

South Side Drinking Game Strong

Tanner's to open location in Red Bridge Shopping Center

In Red Bridge Shopping Center owned and operated by Lane4 Property Group, Tanner's, located at 11134 Holmes Road, will open in the final quarter of 2021, formerly Blue Moose. The business will continue to be managed and operated by KC Hopps Restaurant Management group, the leaseholder of the business.

Meth Town Parties Maskless

After cancellation in 2020, SantaCaliGon Festival returns to Independence with no mask requirements

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- After being canceled last year, the SantaCaliGon Festival is underway in Independence. Masks are not required for the festival, other large outdoor events, or indoors in Independence. In a 4-2 vote on Aug. 16, city leaders voted against a mask mandate. On Monday Aug.

Outdoor Poke For Anyone Who Asks

SantaCaliGon Days Festival returns; COVID-19 vaccines available

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - SantaCaliGon Days Festival returns Thursday night with no mask requirement, but the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The event, which begins Thursday night and runs through 5 p.m. Monday, encourages mask usage - in alignment with Independence's public health advisory - because "there will be a large number of people from different households," according to a news release.

Luck Of The Irish Amid COVID

Kansas City Irish Fest balances COVID-19 safety with economic boost

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some of the Kansas City metro's largest festivals - including Kansas City Irish Fest, the SantaCaliGon Days Festival, Plaza Art Fair and Renaissance Festival - will start to return this Labor Day weekend, drawing hundreds of thousands of people.

Crushing Car Crisis Exposed

Classic car could be destroyed even though no crime committed

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A metro-area man's dream come true has turned into a nightmare. The dream -- a 1959, red and white, hard-top convertible Corvette. The nightmare -- the dream car is sitting in an impound lot in Topeka, waiting to be destroyed.

Late Night Local Rain Forecast

T-storms are likely overnight into Friday morning

The weather will be mostly clear tonight with lows in the mid-60s. Showers and T-storms are likely overnight into Friday morning into the afternoon. Another round of rain is likely Friday evening into Friday night. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding is possible Friday night.

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