Kansas City News Links To Compliment And/Or Distract Forced Laughter

We know that a great many of our readers also watch TV morning news and that's cool. It's nice to pretend to have friends in a way that's more convenient and comes with a remote control.

Accordingly, we share hyperlocal links which might help guide early risers through their waking hours.

Some of this stuff is already on newscasts whilst others hasn't yet made the cut. 

Either way . . . This is just another local resource for our blog community featuring info that might not merit debate or clowning but is still worth a quick peek. Check-it . . .

KCFD crews on the scene of a residential fire

The Kansas City Fire Department is on the scene of a residential fire on Belmont Avenue near East 12th Street.

Overland Park to replace Fall Festival parade with St. Patrick's Day parade

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Overland Park's annual Fall Festival parade will not take place this year. Instead the Downtown Overland Park Partnership (DOPP) will host the city's first St. Patrick's Day parade. DOPP Executive Director Angie Mutti gave city council members an update on the organization's annual operations during a Community Development meeting Wednesday night.

RideKC bus involved in fatal crash with motorcycle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department is investigating a deadly crash involving a motorcycle and RideKC bus. The crash happened on East 75th Street between U.S. 71 Highway and Prospect Avenue. Police closed East 75th Street. Police say the RideKC bus was turning into the bus terminal when the motorcycle collided with the bus.

Mattie Rhodes' MUJER exhibit celebrates Women's History Month

During the month of March, Mattie Rhodes Center (MRC) will highlight the amazing, creative accomplishments of strong, determined local Kansas City women. On Friday, March 4, 2022 at 6 p.m., MUJER - translated to woman in English - an art exhibition focused on Hispanic women creatives and makers will be held at the Mattie Rhodes Cultural Center located at 1701 Jarboe St., Kansas City, Mo.

MoDOT to reopen WB I-70 at 18th Street Friday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Good news for drivers who rely on Interstate-70 to get around town. The Missouri Department of Transportation said it finished repairs and will reopen the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 at 18th Street Friday. Crews will close several lanes in the area from 9 a.m.

Kansas lawmakers join students at the Statehouse to protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine

TOPEKA, Kansas - A group of Kansas lawmakers stood at attention on the steps of the Capitol Thursday to protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The bipartisan group stood with their hands over their hearts as the Ukrainian national anthem played over a loudspeaker. A trio of University of Kansas students from Ukraine stood nearby.

Exclusive: KSHB 41 tours new Kansas City International Airport terminal

We are officially one year out from the completion of the new, single terminal at the Kansas City International Airport. KSHB 41 News was granted exclusive access to capture photos and video while on tour of the progress made on the largest infrastructure project in Kansas City history.

Kansas City teacher one of five artists to design new murals installed at KC Streetcar stops

It's out with the old and in with the new in Kansas City. The Kansas City Streetcar Authority installed new murals along the KC Streetcar line Wednesday.The day is jubilant for Kansas City, Missouri teacher and mural artist Adrianne Clayton."I'm trying not to cry.

Evergy passes milestone for renewable energy

Evergy says it has passed a milestone for renewable energy."We have already retired more than 2,000 megawatts of coal generation," said Gina Penzig, of Evergy.For nearly 20 years, Evergy has been using Kansas and Missouri wind farms to generate energy to offset the dependence on coal.

American medical student in Poland talks about Ukrainian refugees arriving

The violence in Ukraine is creating the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Most of the people displaced are going to Poland."Everyone's just kind of come together in such a way that I've never even really thought possible," said Joanna Rak, an American medical student in Poland.Rak is finishing her degree in Krakow, Poland.

Death of KCK 14-year-old sparks conversation of suicide in Black teens

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City-area therapist is speaking out about the number of Black youth dying by suicide. It's being called a growing crisis. The major finding was part of a task force report by the Congressional Black Caucus.

Mylan agrees to $264 million settlement in Kansas City, Kansas, litigation over EpiPen price hikes

The company formerly known as Mylan Inc. has agreed to pay $264 million to resolve class action litigation over huge EpiPen price hikes. The settlement - if approved by a federal court in Kansas City, Kansas - comes atop a $345 million settlement last year of the same litigation by Pfizer Inc.

Progress Report: How's the Missouri US Senate race shaping up?


Kansas moves to block plastic-bag bans by cities, counties

Republicans in the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature have moved to block local bans, restrictions or taxes on plastic bags or other packaging. The state Senate voted 27-13 for a bill that would strip cities and counties of their power to regulate or tax bags, cups, bottles or other packaging.

Leawood anti-crime advocate Roger Kemp has died

Leawood anti-crime advocate Roger Kemp has died.Kemp's daughter, Ali, was killed in 2002. Kemp led a billboard campaign that resulted in a tip to police and a conviction in the case. He started the Ali Kemp Educational Foundation, which holds self-defense classes.

Kansas City veterans' WWI fight shows democracy is durable - and a work in progress

Even before the current war in Europe was cast as an effort to make the world safe for self-determination, Americans of all political stripes worried about the health of democracy at home. A collection of World War I photos housed in Kansas City shows, in beautiful black-and-white detail, another time democracy's durability and promise came into question.

Kansas City-area businesses come up with creative ways to support Ukraine

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City always shows up to help others who need it. Businesses around the area are getting creative to show support for Ukraine. For John Dicapo, owner of Italian Gardens Pizzeria - Dicapo Foods, being charitable runs in the family. He is always happy to help others when he can.

7 Things To Do This Weekend In KC: March 4-6

Check out what's going on this weekend in Kansas City March 4-6, 2022.

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