Kansas City Monday Open Thread

We have a few things we need to take care of behind the scenes but we're always thinking of our blog community and simply wanted to share news items from today's cycle that are worth a glimpse . . .

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Cowtown Body Count Misery

Person found dead in East Bottoms Sunday

One person was found dead in the 800 block of North Chestnut Avenue Sunday morning just before 10 a.m. Kansas City Police Department officers responded to an ambulance call in regard to an unresponsive party lying in the back of a truck bed.

Slightly Less Pain At Pump

Kansas City area gas prices fall over 10 cents in a week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - In a sudden change to recent trends, Kansas City area gas prices have fallen over 10 cents in the past week, a figure similar to decreases in national gasoline costs.

Urban Renewal Hope

NLBM hopes grant will help revitalize Monarch Plaza at former site of Municipal Stadium

With baseball season just weeks away, you can help revitalize a piece of Kansas City sports history.The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is working to get a grant that would help revamp Monarch Plaza, the former site of Municipal Stadium. They need the community's support to make it happen.

Building Access In The Burbs

Study proposes pedestrian bridge at College, Metcalf in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A study up for review Monday night in Overland Park, Kansas, presents the concept of building a pedestrian bridge over the intersection of College Boulevard and Metcalf Avenue, but it's a long way from becoming reality. The city's committee of the whole will review the now completed College and Metcalf Mobility Study at 6:15 p.m.

Supreme Fight Starts

Confirmation hearings begin for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, as Democrats aim to confirm the first Black woman justice and many Republicans search for a unified message to oppose her.

War Zone Turning To Ruble

Ukraine rejects Russian demand for surrender in Mariupol

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian officials defiantly rejected a Russian demand that their forces in Mariupol lay down arms and raise white flags Monday in exchange for safe passage out of the besieged strategic port city. Even as Russia intensified its attempt to pummel Mariupol into surrender, its offensive in other parts of Ukraine has floundered.

Rock Chalk Reason For Hope

Wild Sunday leaves pair of double-digit seeds on bottom half of KU's region as the Jayhawks head to Chicago for the Sweet 16 | Tale of the Tait

The Jayhawks come together in a huddle during the first half on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. by Nick Krug Fifth-seeded Iowa losing in the first round was already considered quite a gift for the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks.

Local Music Lovers Sound Off

Bridge Music Mayhem Monday: Top 8 Voting Today Only!

That's right - we're down to the wire with the Bridge Music Mayhem TOP EIGHT! We've got four more matches for you to vote on TODAY (Monday, March 21) ONLY, until midnight.

More Deets On Barista Fight

Workers at Starbucks in Overland Park stage one-day walkout over treatment

At 8 a.m. Saturday, workers at a Starbucks on West 75th Street in Overland Park staged a walkout, effectively closing the cafe. After walking out, employees were joined by supporters to protest what they say are unfair working conditions and retaliatory acts against workers trying to unionize.

On The Menu Today

What's new in Kansas City food & drink: April 2022

Ice cream, beer and tacos-check out what's new in Kansas City food & drink this April.

Royal Restart

The Royals have quietly put together the hardest throwing bullpen in baseball

Throwing a baseball hard is, essentially, a prerequisite to be in Major League Baseball. Yes, there are outliers. There always are. Yes, velocity itself does not fully explain what makes a good baseball. How a fastball spins and how it plays off a pitcher's full arsenal are also important.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Rain possible Monday night

Increasing clouds today with showers possible early this afternoon and rain likely closer to 7 p.m. South winds will blow 15-20 miles an hour, sometimes gusting up to 30 mph. High temperatures will be around 68 degrees. Widespread rain that's heavy at times will be likely this evening and overnight.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.