Kansas City Midweek Hyperlocal: Northeast Blaze & Late Spring Gathering

For our fellow news junkies we share a glimpse at quite a bit of news on all topics related to this place we call home . . . In this post we check info from throughout the metro that might not be debatable but is still worth a peek . . .

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Condemned apartment catches fire at Scarritt and N. Lawn

Just after 7:30 p.m. on May 25, crews were called to a fire at 135 N. Lawn Ave., where the top floor and roof of the apartment building was engulfed in flames. Kansas City Fire Department Deputy Chief Nino Bruno was on the scene, directing crews.

Plan to Redevelop Historic ABC Building on Main Clears First Hurdle

A $13 million redevelopment proposal for two historic buildings near Linwood Boulevard and Main Street on the planned streetcar route cleared its first hurdle Tuesday with a development agency approving a blight designation and preliminary plan.

Independence makes deal for $1 billion industrial park, the largest project in city history

Independence leaders have inked a $1 billion investment agreement with Kansas City-based NorthPoint Development to bring a mixed-use industrial park to the east side of the city. "This is really where Independence needs to be developed," said Independence Mayor Rory Rowland.

Over $7 million in funding awarded to 11 Kansas transportation projects

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Over $7 million in grant funding will be awarded to 11 Cost Share Program transportation projects in the state of Kansas, Gov. Laura Kelly and Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announced Tuesday. Among the projects receiving funding are Interstate 35 and 24th Street traffic signals in Johnson County, and the Cedar Creek Trail in the City of Olathe.

Wife mourns 69-year-old who drowned while fishing at Jackson County lake

UNITY VILLAGE, Mo. - Family are mourning the man who drowned while fishing at a Unity Village lake last week. In the last year, nearly 80 people have died in boating-related accidents or drownings, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Diane Bray said her husband, Randy Bray, had gone fishing at the Unity Village lake many times.

MDC biologists say bears on the move now; don't feed them, take precautions when camping

St. LOUIS, Mo.- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds St. Louis region residents that spring and early summer is the time when bears are on the move. It's common for MDC to receive reports of bears in counties like Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, and Crawford.

"Operation BBQ Relief" continues to help others 11 years after Joplin tornado

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Barbecue sandwich and some comfort. That's all the members and volunteers of "Operation BBQ Relief" hope to provide from people surviving a natural disaster. "I mean, I'll never forget the first person that thanked me for a pulled pork sandwich.

Must-Have Father's Day Gifts for the Kansas City Chiefs Fan

Don't let Father's Day sneak up on you. Get Dad something awesome to remind him how much he's loved. Below, you'll find some of our favorite gift ideas for Kansas City Chiefs fans. Revo Black Air 1 Sunglasses Stylish? Check. Effective? Check. Lightweight, but durable? Check and check.

Open Enrollment, other education reforms signed into law by governor - The Sentinel

Beginning in 2024, open enrollment will permit any Kansas student to transfer schools, based on the receiving school's capacity, following Governor Laura Kelly's signing into law a of education reforms. of the concept of open enrollment has been fierce from the "education establishment", particularly from large districts such as Blue Valley, Olathe, Shawnee Mission, and Kansas City, Kansas, and state education officials.

Kansas City woman recovering after having stroke while driving

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - May is Stroke Awareness Month. Spotting the signs fast could save a life, there's research to prove it. But imagine being behind the wheel when a stroke strikes. That happened to one Kansas City woman. "You guys saved me," stroke survivor Merly McMurry said.

Patrick Mahomes partners with Youth Volunteer Corps for new initiative

Representatives from 15 and the Mahomies Foundation and Youth Volunteer Corps announced a new partnership program today.The program is called Volunteer for 15. The program will encourage kids ages 11-18 to volunteer 15 hours this summer.

Travis Kelce, Mitchell Schwartz faceoff in waffle vs pancakes cook-off

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and former Chiefs offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz are going head-to-head in Kodiak Cakes Waffle vs. Flapjack challenge. Starting Tuesday, May 24 and finishing up on May 27, fans can vote daily for their favorite waffle or pancake recipes.

Donations honoring late podcast host, comedian fund 'place of peace' for young creators

Friends and family of the late podcast host Mathew George gathered to celebrate the dedication of Operations Breakthrough's newly-debuted recording studio on what would have been Mathew's 27th birthday.

Tivoli Under the Stars is back at the Nelson-Atkins for a summer of screenings

Summer events are back in session and the Nelson-Atkins Museum has the perfect opportunity for you to get out with family or friends to enjoy a film in the open air. Tivoli Under The Stars is an event that will be taking place for its second year on the back lawn of the Nelson-Atkins in which multiple films will be shown throughout the summer season.

A Kansas City Classic Makes a Comeback: The 65th Prairie Village Art Show - In Kansas City

Sponsored Content After two years of a Prairie Village Art Show shaped hole in our hearts, Kansas City's second oldest art show is back for its 65th year of local and national art, activities, entertainment, and local eats from June 10-12. "We love having something in Prairie Village where the whole community can come together,"...

Ukranian teenager stuck in KC waiting to go back home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The chance to go back home isn't an option for one foreign exchange student studying in Kansas City. The Ukrainian teenager is stuck in the metro and her future is uncertain, as Russia's invasion continues. After she moved in with her exchange family here things changed quickly.

Despite setbacks, Thelma's Kitchen continues to feed the underserved

Throughout the pandemic and now in the middle of record inflation, Thelma's Kitchen has continued to feed the underserved. It's not business as usual. But it's finding a way to meet the need.The nonprofit is currently at a temporary location. The organization had to change with the times.

Oceans of Fun opens this week for its 40th season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Oceans of Fun is ready for another season of fun in the sun. The Kansas City waterpark opens Saturday, May 28, for its 40th season. It all begins Memorial Day weekend with a 40th Anniversary Beach Bash.

United States Navy veteran remains identified, returned home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A local family received the answer to a decades long question. "We heard a rumor that he and a buddy made it to shore, but nothing ever came of that," Jane Perkins said. Arriving at Kansas City International Airport Tuesday, were the remains of Wilbur Francis Newton, a United States Navy veteran who died in 1941 at Pearl Harbor.

Unique Fallen Soldier Cart delivered to KCI Airport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City International Airport held a special salute to fallen members of the military Tuesday morning. Alaska Airlines delivered a new fallen soldier cart to the airport. The cart will be used to transport remains of fallen members of the military from a plane.

Best bookstore in America? The Raven in Lawrence, Kansas

On Tuesday, Danny Caine was in Bayfield, Wisconsin, for a spring meeting of the Midwest Independent Booksellers when he heard the news: Publishers Weekly named the Raven Book Store as Bookstore of the Year. "It was a thrill," said Caine, co-owner of the store and author of the book "How to Resist Amazon and Why" and three collections of poetry.

Sound Minds 2022: Zero Reasons Why Hour

For our Sound Minds series on music & mental health, we welcomed four special guest hosts from the Zero Reasons Why initiative. These students shared stories and songs that have made a difference.

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