Allow us a bit of nostalgia at the end of the holiday weekend . . . I think we've talked about this before but this blog always admired those old school TV sign-off breaks at the end of the broadcast day.
The classic American TV national anthem sign-off always provided a "sense of place" and a quick realization that the news and all of the content on the TV was just somebody's pain-in-the-ass job. Now social media fools plebs into thinking that "the news" is more like the weather and a force of nature rather than merely yet another product of both corporations and the state.
Accordingly, we take a hot second to gather top headlines, pop culture and community news for night owls and early birds.
Check TKC news gathering . . .
Gunfire Cont'd On Local Streets
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two shooting victims were found critically wounded in a car Monday night in KCMO. They were located at about 8:15 p.m. in the 9000 block of East 74th Street. No information on what led to the shooting. KCMO firefighters and paramedics were sent to the scene to provide emergency medical care.
Royals Stay Losing
After making things interesting in the eighth inning, the Royals fell to the Cleveland Guardians, 7-3. It was Kansas City's fifth loss of the road trip. As has happened many times this season, a Royals starter allowed a run in the first inning.
Ace Suffers Injury
The Kansas City Royals placed right-handed starter Zack Greinke on the 15-day injured list with a right flexor strain Monday, a day after he lasted only four innings against the Minnesota Twins because of the injury. Greinke (0-4) gave up five runs, six hits and two walks in four innings on Sunday in the Royals' 7-3 loss.
Golden Ghetto Burned Today
Hide Transcript Show Transcript COMING UP IN MAINE WEATHER KATIE. THANK YOU. A FAMILY IS SAFE. THEY'RE HOME THOUGH DAMAGED IN EARLY MORNING FIRE. THIS IS ON.% STILL 107TH TERRACE JTUS LESS OF SOUTH WOODLAND ABOUT 2:30 THIS MORNING FIREFIGHTERS.
About Cowtown Tradition
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Celebration at the station made its return to Kansas City after a two-year hiatus. The family-friendly event draws tens of thousands, to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thousands flocked to the visual voice of Kansas City Union Station not only for a concert, food and community but to show honor to those who fought so would enjoy a day like Sunday.
Begrudging Baseball Tribute
PHILADELPHIA -- Three days ago, Giants manager Gabe Kapler announced that he planned to sit out the national anthem to protest the country's political inactivity on gun control, though he decided to pause the practice on Monday in honor of Memorial Day. "Today, I'll be standing for the anthem," Kapler
Prez Biden At War With Guns
President Joe Biden told reporters on Monday he spent more than three and a half hours with survivors and the families of victims of last week's mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School.
MAGA Might Just Be Symptom
The statistics backed him up. In 1976, 26.8 percent of voters lived in "landslide" counties - counties, that is, in which the winner in the presidential election won by more than 20 percent. In 1996, it was 42.1, and by 2004, it was nearing half.
Speaker's Hubby Earns Crash Course In Public Shaming
Driving under the influence: Pelosi's mega-millionaire husband could have saved thousands by calling an Uber
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's mega-millionaire husband allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol in Napa County, California, on Saturday night instead of calling an Uber or taxi, resulting in a car crash and thousands of dollars for his bail following his arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.
Vlad Steps Up Attack
Russian forces have entered the city of Severodonetsk, as they continue their attempts to capture the eastern Donbas region of Ukraine. One of the region's governors says that the bombardment of the industrial centre is so intense that they have given up counting the casualties.
Gun Lovers Double Down
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre was overwhelmingly re-elected to his position as head of the controversial guns-rights organization, amid national outrage over gun violence. There were at least 11 mass shootings in the U.S. over Memorial Day weekend, less than a week after the massacre in Uvalde, Texas, that left 21 people dead, many of them young students.
Local Readings In Memory
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Celebrate Community Word
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - From an early age, Chi Nguyen was forced to put on a brave face. "I escaped Vietnam when I was 18 months old," Nguyen said. According to Nguyen, she's held her mother's hand every step of the way.
Report: Showers This Week
Hide Transcript Show Transcript WAY ACROSS NORTHWEST MISSOURI AND NORTHWEST KANSAS. THIS WATCH SHOULD BE OVER BY 4:00 IN THE MORNING. LOOK WHAT HAPPENS ARODUN 7:00 OR SO. STILL SOME SHOWERS AROUND. MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS START TO DEVELOP. ISTH IS WHY WE HAVE IT AS AN ALERT DAY TOMORROW .FLOODING CONCERNS.
As we were saying, here's our favorite Kansas City TV station sign-off . . .
This is the OPEN THREAD for right now.
Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!