Kansas City Sunday News Gathering

In this post we catch up with all manner of community news that might not be debatable but is still worth a peek for our bloggy denizens who actually live in and around our cowtown.

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Five injured after crash on Gregory Boulevard

KMBC file image SOURCE: KMBC file image Three juveniles and two adults have been injured as a result of a crash near Gregory Boulevard and Oldham Road.Kansas City police say that the accident happened a little after 2 p.m.

Firefighters perform 'life-saving measures' on dog found in duplex fire in Gladstone

Firefighters rescued a dog from a burning two-story duplex late Friday morning in suburban Gladstone. Rescue crews were dispatched around 11:30 a.m. to the 6700 block of North Askew Avenue on reports of the smell of smoke and sound of alarms, the Gladstone Fire Department said on Facebook Friday.

Kansas City charter schools could see millions more in funding

In Missouri, charter schools have been funded based on a formula that used a fixed property tax value from 2005, while property tax funding for traditional public school districts has increased based on current values.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announces recipients of $10M rural broadband access grants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Friday the 11 recipients of the Broadband Acceleration Grant program that will give more than $10 million of investment in high-speed broadband access in rural areas. Two of the award recipients are Charter Communications in Leavenworth County and KwiKom Communications in Paola, Miami County, according to a release from Kelly's office.

KC metro to receive $5.75 million in EPA grants, including funds for Parade Park co-op

Federal funding through the infrastructure plan will help clean up potentiallypolluted communities across the Kansas City metropolitan area, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. Kansas City will receive $5.75 million in Brownfields and Revolving Loan Fund grants. There was $254.5 million available for 265 communities, according to a news release from the EPA.

Federal tax credit lures development in underserved areas

In and around Kansas City, Missouri, Enterprise Bank and Trust is one of the only local banks currently working with the US Treasury Department in the New Market Tax Credits program. One of the projects the bank previously worked on was the expansion and renovation of the YMCA in Atchison, Kansas.

Interstate 635 at stand still after semi rolls over

Interstate 635 northbound has been temporarily closed after a roll-over accident involving a semi-truck just north of Interstate 70.Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident happened at 6:20 p.m. Sunday.The highway has been temporarily shut down to clear wreckage.Troopers said no one was injured in the accident but the cause is still under investigation.

Two KC area athletes prepare for boxing junior olympics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two local athletes are prepping for the USA Boxing National Junior Olympics in Wichita soon. When Malachi Ross and Brijhanna Epperson's noses aren't in a book, you can find the two National Champions in a boxing ring. "I had about 80 fights with 10 losses and I'm an 8x National Champion," Ross said.

Local brewery, nonprofit team up for mental health awareness

SHAWNEE, Kan. - Transport Brewery and Carl's Cause are teaming up to raise money for mental health awareness in the Kansas City metro. After the Specht family lost their son Carl to suicide in 2017, they created Carl's Cause, a nonprofit working to provide mental health awareness.

Royals' Whit Merrifield whipping up waffles and Wiffle ball for kids at the Ronald McDonald House

Before tonight's royals game, second baseman Whit Merrifield was already scoring big at the Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City.He brought smiles to families who could use a little boost right now.It's not quite Kauffman Stadium, but Whit Merrifield is a hit here too, setting up Wiffle ball home runs with children at the Ronald McDonald House.Before that, Whit was whipping up waffles for his young fans.

Kansas City woman launches interpreting agency to increase accessibility for deaf people

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City woman has dedicated her life to serving the Deaf community. Peige Turner launched an agency called NERDterpreter in January 2022 that aims to provide live interpreting services at community events. "Deaf people have the right to do everything that hearing people have to do as well," Turner said.

KCK laundromat combines laundry and learning for kids

A small business in Kansas City, Kansas, is trying to make a difference in the community by combining laundry with learning.Families come here to Leah's on Quindaro Boulevard to do their laundry but the owners care about more than clean clothes.While parents are busy at the machines, children are in a learning center set up within the laundromat.

Central Middle/High starts 1st Golf Program in Kansas City Public Schools

Central Middle/High School head golf coach Joe Kirk has been involved in the game of golf for 35 years. In his time, he's never seen Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools field a golf team. He was determined to change that.

Two large grants not only help teens ageing out of foster care, but improve the Blue River Watershed as well

Supporting youth in foster care as they transition from teenagers to productive adults is the focus of local organizations like Cornerstones of Care and Heartland Conservation Alliance. These organizations are collaborating on two grants worth nearly $400,000 to restore the Blue River Watershed.

Kansas City barber changing young lives through art of profession

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City barber is trying to change lives in his community by showing young people the art of his profession. He wants to let other young people know they too can have a successful career and business, and as many students struggle while in school, he's stepping up to offer financial help, using TikTok to inspire them and get the community involved.

6-year-old Kansas girl surprised with helicopter ride after saving sister's life

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A southeast Kansas girl got the surprise of a lifetime after saving her sister's life. First responders made sure the 6-year-old got to arrive in style for a party to celebrate her bravery. It was a helicopter ride for a hero. Addyson Morillo got a free helicopter ride Thursday.

Invasive jumping worms spreading throughout Missouri, Kansas and more

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A species of wiggling worms can jump a foot in the air, and they've spread to more than a dozen states in the Midwest, including Kansas and Missouri The jumping worm, also known as Alabama jumpers, snake worms and other names, are invasive earthworms, originally native to east Asia.

Here's how Kansas City, Kansas, schools design their budget and how you can weigh in

With the recent influx of federal COVID relief dollars, it expected revenues of $443 million for the 2021-22 school year.

Creature Feature: Sateen, Molly, and Butterscotch just wanna take it slow

Molly and Butterscotch are ready for a new chapter. // Courtesy of Scott Poore This week's "Creature Feature" is brought to us with the help of Scott Poore from Mission Driven. Be prepared, as Molly and Butterscotch have a heartbreaking story. Molly is a 2-year-old brindle Labrador Retriever mix, and Butterscotch is her 3-year-old mother with a reddish coat.

Kansas City neighborhood asks: 'Why can't we have anything nice?' Now it has food hall

Diane Hershberger and her husband, Rodger Kube, have lived in the Marlborough neighborhood in southeast Kansas City for nearly three decades. As an interracial family, they like the area's diversity, both racial and economic, as well as its proximity to U.S. 71 highway and the Brookside and Waldo neighborhoods.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica honors fallen at National WWI Museum and Memorial lawn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Citians have the chance to pay their tributes to those who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall arrived in Kansas City, Missouri, and opened to the public on Thursday.

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