Kansas City Community News: Two Weeks Of Autumn Ahead

In this post we play a bit of catch-up and share a few items that have caught our attention but might not be very debatable.

Check the compilation . . .

 Trashy Kansas City Explained

'We can't afford to dump it': Man caught illegally dumping explains why he did it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Last week, the city of Kansas City, Missouri, cleaned up a large illegal dump site within 24 hours of KSHB 41 News' original story. Shortly after the clean-up, a KCMO illegal dumping investigator caught and fined the person behind the mess near 29th and Topping.

Police Rescue Youngster Today

Car stolen with child inside in Kansas City, boy recovered at Quiktrip

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A car was stolen with a young child inside in Kansas City on Tuesday morning. Police said a suspect took the car from the Learning Experience Academy of Early Education at Northeast 82nd Terrace and Flintlock Road at 6:55 a.m., next to the Corner Cafe.

Another Crash Inside The Loop

2 injured in downtown Kansas City scaffold collapse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two people are expected to recover from injuries sustained in a scaffolding collapse Tuesday afternoon in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Crews from the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department were called just after 1 p.m. to a building under construction in the 1400 block of Baltimore Avenue.

Learn If Neighbors Are Drunks

Glass recycling coming to curbs in one suburb, could expand depending on popularity

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ripple Glass is making it easier than ever to recycle glass. The company announced Monday that it is launching a curbside glass recycling pick-up program. Until now people have needed to take glass to one of dozens of purple bins that have been placed throughout the Midwest.

Golden Ghetto Blocked

Train derailment blocks road for several hours in Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- A BNSF train derailment Tuesday morning is expected to block a road in southern Johnson County for several hours, as crews work to get it back on track. The train derailed at 159th Street and Mission Road around 7 a.m.

Local Hollywood Backstory

Jason Sudeikis' Shawnee Mission West basketball coach inspires Emmy-winning performance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - "Ted Lasso" had a big night at the Primetime Emmy Awards last week, including wins for Best Comedy Series and Best Leading Actor in a Comedy Series for Kansas City's Jason Sudeikis. The important mentor in the actor's high school days is the inspiration behind that award-winning performance.

Existential Pumpkin  Spice Question

Do I have fall allergies or COVID-19?

by: Dara Bitler, Nexstar Media Wire, Kristen Gallant Posted: / Updated: DENVER ( KDVR/ WATE) - Fall is officially here and with it, comes seasonal allergies. From coughing, to sneezing, and even that scratchy throat, how can you tell the difference between your allergies and COVID-19?

Locals Still Searching

Kansas City organization seeks volunteers after uptick in attention for missing persons cases

A Kansas City organization is asking volunteers to help search for missing children at risk of human trafficking.Search KC is working to find youth who have gone missing in the Kansas City metro area.

Po-Po Help NextGen

Kansas City's PAL program bonds KCPD officers with youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Inside Police Athletic League, you'll quickly meet Isabel Rivera, who's been practicing her martial arts and boxing. "I really like to work out," Rivera said. She's one of several students who is a part of the Police Athletic League of Kansas City, also known as PAL.

Courthouse Confronts COVID Costs

Jackson County faces thousands in unexpected costs because of spike in deaths

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office faces a grim reality. It is $240,000 over budget this year because of an increase in overtime and other fees related to autopsies.

Aftermath Report: Coach Recovers

Chiefs coach Andy Reid released from hospital

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Monday that head coach Andy Reid has been released from a hospital. Reid was taken by ambulance to a hospital after reporting feeling unwell after the team's loss Sunday to the Los Angeles Chargers."Head Coach Andy Reid felt ill at the conclusion of the game.

Dead-Tree Cash Awarded

Kansas City Public Library awarded over $850,000 in federal emergency connectivity funding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Public Library received $853,212 from the federal Emergency Connectivity Fund, which the library will use to purchase over a thousand laptops and hundreds of Wi-Fi hotspots. The library announced Monday the funds will increase access to broadband internet in the community, according to a release.

Big Biz Makes More Demands

Business groups push for Kansas City police reforms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Civic Council of Greater Kansas City is joining the Chamber of Commerce in pushing for police reforms designed to make the city safer and a better place for business. The two business groups spent a lot of time focusing on the need for independent review of police use of force and all complaints brought by the public.

Another Vaxx Endorsement

Kansas City University: Vaccinations 'essential tool for keeping our community safe'

This content is sponsored by Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. As Kansas City University strives to live our mission of improving the well-being of the communities we serve, our campus community is proud to partner with the Black Health Care Coalition in the coming weeks to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations each Saturday through Oct.

Local Mask Lesson

Center School Board approves 30-day extension of the district's mask mandate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Center School Board approved extending the school district's mask mandate for 30 days. The vote was 6-0, with Board President Dr. Ronald Fritz abstaining. Students in grades K-12, along with teachers and school staff, must wear masks when on district property, according to the school district's COVID-19 mitigation strategy.

Pumpkin Spice Season Preview

Rainy days coming to the Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Hopefully you've been able to squeeze as much out of the these summer days as possible because we'll start to see a shift in the hot and dry pattern starting Wednesday. Clouds will start to move in tomorrow morning and scattered rain is most likely in the afternoon, with more widespread showers [...]

Tribute Postscript

Olathe East football coach, 34, remembered as mentor to kids

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- Hundreds of people turned out at the Olathe East football field Monday night to remember Coach Chris Burnett. His parents said the father of four died from COVID-19 on Sept. 11. He was 34 years old. They said they encouraged him to get vaccinated but he put it off.

Local Lesson In Scarcity

'Makes my heart hurt': Kansas City area schools struggle to feed kids amid shortages

The posted menu at the school cafeteria may list pizza, chicken nuggets and other entrees, plus three kinds of milk and assorted fruit juices. But more and more this school year, students walking into lunch soon learn they actually have far fewer options, perhaps only spaghetti, with the pasta borrowed from another school district.

Cowtown COVID Cash Counted

These 75 Kansas City venues received $78M in federal pandemic aid - Kansas City Business Journal

B&B Theatres is one of just three organizations in Kansas or Missouri to have received the maximum allotment of $10 million in federal pandemic aid through the latest supplemental funds announced Friday. The other two entities - both based in St. Louis - are Fox Associates LLC (The Fabulous Fox Theater) and Zoological Society of St.

Pass On Gas

The Shawnee Mission School District's February gas bill dropped by more than $1.2 million

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was more than frigid temperatures last March that sent chills down the spines of the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education. The district found out it owed its gas company $1.6 million. That's more than double what the school district normally pays for natural gas for an entire year.

Kansas City Forecast For Now

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

Area skies will stay clear to mostly clear through the evening hours while a light southeast breeze helps to hold temperatures in the 70s through midnight. Comfortable temperatures will linger through daybreak as clouds gather making for a mostly cloudy day on Wednesday.

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