Kansas City News Links On A Cloudy Tuesday Night

Clouds overhead inspire this peek at local news links that are worthy of consideration but maybe not an argument.

Check our TKC collection that is focused on the local . . .

2nd Act For Kansas City Hipsters Denied In Westport

The Riot Room goes quiet, closing doors after 13 years of live music

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A local music venue that was a Kansas City staple for more than a decade shut its doors over the weekend. The owners of The Riot Room say after the COVID pandemic hit, it was a challenge to get back on track.

Futboll Culture War Considered

Kansas City's Peter Vermes, soccer power players react to NWSL abuse scandal

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The soccer world continues to feel the impact of a bombshell article released last week detailing abuse inside the NC Courage; a team inside the National Women's Soccer League.

Heading Toward Kansas Is Not East/West

Streetcar study to explore east, west extension

The Kansas City Streetcar Authority is looking at possible routes spanning east and west. When construction is complete along Main Street, the streetcar will take passengers from Union Station to the University of Missouri -- Kansas City.

Social Justice Round Deux

Judge to review Strickland case updates Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A scheduling conference Wednesday will determine hearing dates in the appeal of Kevin Strickland's triple murder conviction. The hearing will be held online at 2 p.m. Former Missouri Court of Appeals Judge James Welsh was appointed to hear the case last week in a ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Trying To Run Away From Your Problems Inconveniences Us All

Garmin Kansas City marathon road closure notice

This post was paid for by the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation. The Garmin Kansas City Marathon is Kansas City's largest annual race and will be taking runners on a tour through the coolest neighborhoods and past the most beautiful landmarks in the city.

Student Loan Double Take

Kansas community, technical colleges see more interest as enrollment declines at universities

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - In Kansas, enrollment is on the decline across the six state universities. The figures recently published by the Kansas Board of Regents also show that enrollment at community and technical colleges is increasing. So what's fueling these trends? On Tuesday, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools held a college fair for high school seniors.

Show-Me NextGen Lost

Lawmakers blast Missouri's child welfare office after report on missing foster kids

JEFFERSON CITY - Top child welfare officials were on the hot seat Tuesday as members of a House panel grilled them about the results of an "alarming" federal report that revealed a pattern of mishandling missing foster children who run away.

Golden Ghetto Resolution

Overland Park police standoff near 80th, Lowell ends peacefully

SOURCE: KMBC Overland Park police said a standoff Tuesday at a home near 80th Street and Lowell Avenue has ended peacefully.Police said detectives went to the house to speak to a man wanted on two felony warrants.Authorities said the man and his girlfriend ran back inside when detectives started to approach the home.Two nearby schools were placed on precautionary lockdown until police were able to get the pair to come out of the house.

Sounds Like A Good Cause

Nonprofit record shop with a bar coming to KC

The Mockingbird Lounge is opening a new space with Manor Records in Strawberry Hill, a nonprofit record store bar.

Great Time To Talk It Out

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

community days rose brooks One in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives. Often the most dangerous time for a victim is when they decide to leave. Many of us have heard these statistics, but what can we do to help?

Lottery For Cowtown Coders Cont'd

These eight KC tech startups are circling Pure Pitch Rally with up to $1M on the line

During a live Oct. 18 event, founders will pitch to more than 100 "land sharks" - a nod to the hit TV show "Shark Tank" and Kansas City's landlocked geography - who will donate $1,000 to the pitcher of their choice. Meet the competitors.

Overnight Kansas City Forecast

Cool tonight, showers possible Wednesday

KC can expect a few clouds with lows in the upper 50s tonight. More clouds with scattered showers will be on their way for Wednesday. Highs tomorrow will be in low 70s. Clouds will gradually clear Thursday. High temperatures will rise slightly into the mid 70s.

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