Kansas City Community News: Erin's Legacy Lives!!!

In this post we remember a young person killed in the Crossroads not so long ago and tribute from her friends & family that keeps her memory intact.

From there we we offer more community news, insight and reporting that might be otherwise overlooked . . .

Homicide victim worked to help others; Family continues mission in her honor

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City woman dedicated her life to helping victims of domestic violence. Now two years after her death, her legacy continues to help the people she fought to defend.

Wyandotte County launches program to reduce strain on emergency services

A new program in Wyandotte County, Kansas, is working to reduce the strain on the health care system.

New plan to help drivers, pedestrians navigate KC construction zones

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new plan hopes to give more metro drivers a green light through construction zones. The Kansas City Council approved a new policy it said will minimize the impact construction projects have on traffic.

Community leaders look for options to save the Red Bridge YMCA facility

The Red Bridge YMCA will close December 17. As the YMCA of Greater Kansas City looks to sell the property some community leaders hoped the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department could operate the community center. That doesn't appear likely due to over $100 million in deferred maintenance at the department.

Jackpot! Lotteries for KCPS signature schools and local charter schools are open now

So how do you select your top choices and ensure you have a good shot at being admitted? We’ve put together this guide to help.

Runaway Camel Flees Nativity Scene, Runs Amok Through Kansas Town Before Safely Being Caught

The camel was "taken into custody" and returned to its owners, per an Instagram post by the Bonner Springs Police Department A camel has safely been returned to its owners after fleeing a nativity scene in a small Kansas town, the Bonner Springs Police Department shared in an Instagram post on Sunday.

Inflation in the aluminum industry could force breweries to charge more for craft beers

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Supply chain issues in the aluminum industry are causing local breweries to make tough decisions. Some breweries are anticipating having to pay double the price for a stack of cans starting next year.

Louisburg family-owned candle company hopes to 'Continue Good'

Inside a barn just outside of Louisburg, Kansas, a couple is igniting their dream: Create kindness in the world through business.Calvin and Mollie Beck started "Continue Good" in 2019. They make candles with meaning.Their latest creation is the "Giving Candle."The recipient burns it for ten hours, then passes it along to someone who does the same, and so on."The idea is that we want multiple people to get this candle.

Hundreds offer breast milk to help Oak Grove family of mother who died of COVID-19

OAK GROVE, Mo. - A few weeks ago FOX4 told you about a mother of six who died of COVID-19. Her family asked to get the word out about their need for breast milk and FOX4 viewers came through. Megan Richards' family said the response from the community is overwhelming.

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