Kansas City Sunday Gathering

In this compilation we quickly share a bevy of community reports that might not be debatable but are still worth a peek for local newshounds.

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Pitmasters from across the country talk barbecue, traditions at Kansas City BBQ Festival

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City BBQ Festival is back for its second year at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Pitmasters from across the country traveled to KC to show off their craft. "There's nothing better in this world than to have folks come together and eat," said Brian Wahby, who does public relations for the event.

Olathe firefighters investigate cause of deadly fire

Olathe firefighters are working to figure out what started a deadly fire late Friday night.They were called to a home on West 163rd Street off Ridgeview Road just before midnight Friday.Firefighters say a woman died in the fire, but they haven't released her name. No other injuries were reported.Investigators are still working to determine the cause.

Moving in Retirement? Here's How to Keep Costs Down and Maintain Flexibility.

Retirees fret about their portfolios in a turbulent market and rightfully so, but for many the most consequential financial and personal decision is where they move in retirement. If they make a mistake-moving to a town they don't like, buying a home that isn't right for them, or encountering costs they didn't expect-it can put a permanent dent in their retirement.

Shining a Light on Diversity in Classical Music - KC STUDIO

Pianist and musicologist Samantha Ege will perform work by Black women composers in a Discovery Concert for the Harriman-Jewell Series May 15 at the Folly Theater. ( www.samanthaege.com) Pianist and musicologist Samantha Ege brings to life the works of women whose history had long been relegated to the footnotes of classical music.

I want to tell you about my hometown: Kansas City

Kansas City has taught me that you don't love a city by seeing only the parts that make you comfortable. Telling stories about this place for two decades allowed me to understand its quirks, its flaws, its strengths and its heartaches.

Sean Smith Launches Campaign To Maintain Jackson County Legislature - District 6 Seat For Republicans And Conservatives

April 30, 2022 Submitted by Sean Smith Local businessman, entrepreneur and educator Sean Smith has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Jackson County Legislator - 6th District to replace Theresa Galvin who opted to withdraw her candidacy for the seat and instead filed to challenge Frank White for the County Executive Role.

Fallen Independence officer added to Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial

An Independence police officer killed in the line of duty was honored at Missouri's annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service Saturday. Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans was among the 11 officers in Missouri who made the ultimate sacrifice in 2021. Four officers whose previous line of duty deaths were confirmed were also added to the memorial.

KC-area mom ready for first Mother's Day after giving birth to twin 'micro-preemies'

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A Kansas City-area mom is counting her blessings as she anticipates Mother's Day after giving birth to twin "micro-preemies." Baby girls Lola and Nala were born at 22 and a half weeks. Jamesia Donato said she didn't think she would get to celebrate her first Mother's Day.

Kansas City celebrates 80th anniversary of 1942 Negro Leagues World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The crowd gathered on the corner of 22nd and Brooklyn. Shades of white, red and navy blue caught the eye in every direction. There were baseball jerseys and caps, T-shirts and flags. This was a Saturday morning at what was once Municipal Stadium, at what is now known as Monarch Plaza.

Local pastor feels blessed even after fire, credits firefighters for saving something significant

Click here for updates on this story KANSAS CITY, Missouri ( KCTV) - From outside, the most obvious signs of damage at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church are the windows. Two plain glass windows are broken open. The large stained glass window is broken in places, but the rest of the windows were spared and that, says the pastor, is a blessing.

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