Kansas City Sunday: Power Outage After Storms & Bezos Against Prez Biden Redux

As usual the legacy of angel hotness inspires this peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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People Of Kansas City Reconsidered

An ode to the real humans of Kansas City

Like so many of the people I've written about (and probably some of you reading as well), the pandemic turned my reality into a bizarre funhouse mirror version of itself. I started out with a tightly-scheduled existence, filled with non-negotiable tasks that had to be completed no matter what, and separate spaces for each responsibility - the office, for example, was not also where I made pancakes.

Kansas City Recovers After Rain

A few thousand people without power as storms move through Kansas City Sunday morning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - As storms make their way across Kansas and Missouri on Sunday morning, there are reports of trees down and homes without power. As of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Evergy is reporting about 10,000 customers are facing power outages. Trees and other debris were blocking a few streets Sunday morning.

Local Conversation Cont'd

4Star Politics: Kansas City's on the clock

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City is on the clock ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft. FOX4's John Holt and The Kansas City Star's Dave Helling are joined by Kathy Nelson of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Visit KC as the city gets ready to put its best foot forward.

Local Baseball History Endures

Kansas City Monarchs hold championship ring ceremony ahead of home opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Before hitting the diamond on Friday night, the Kansas City Monarchs held a championship ring ceremony to celebrate the team's 2021 American Association title. Last September, the Monarchs the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks to win their third American Association title. Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro League's Baseball Museum, led the ceremony Friday night.

Cowtown Consistency Deserves Credit

Whit Merrifield reaches 500 consecutive starts with Royals

DENVER - One of the longest-tenured current Kansas City Royals players has hit another milestone. On Saturday, Whit Merrifield started in his 500th consecutive game as a Royal as they faced the Colorado Rockies. Merrifield also tied Carlos Beltran for 7th all-time among the Royals stolen base leaders (164).

Latina Angel Salvation?!?

See Camila Cabello in Victoria's Secret's First Bilingual Campaign

On the heels of the release of her third solo album, Familia, Camila Cabello is dropping another debut: a fragrance campaign for Victoria's Secret. Cabello is the new face of Victoria's Secret Bombshell, shot by photographer Zoey Grossman. The collaboration marks the brand's first bilingual campaign (Cabello speaks both English and Spanish in the ads), highlighting the singer's Mexican-Cuban background.


Jeff Bezos accuses Biden of 'misdirection' over inflation

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos accused President Joe Biden of spreading "misdirection" on Twitter, after the president tweeted that wealthy corporations should be paying their fair share of taxes to bring down inflation.

American Tragedy Aftermath

Witnesses describe horrors of mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket that killed 10 people and authorities say was racially motivated | CNN

Shoppers in and around a Buffalo, New York, supermarket Saturday detailed being forced to hide behind cars, calling out for help as a gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others in a mass shooting authorities believe was racially motivated.

Right Wing Political Swan Song?!?

'He's Not OK': The Entirely Predictable Unraveling of Madison Cawthorn

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - In August of 2015, 16 months after the accident that nearly killed him and left him unable to walk, Madison Cawthorn exchanged text messages with the friend who had fallen asleep at the wheel and careened into a concrete wall. Brad Ledford was about to head off to college.

GOP Contradicts Isolationists

McConnell takes on MAGA with Ukraine visit

The GOP leader argues the United States will be there for Ukraine as long as it takes and that there's "broad bipartisan support for helping them" despite 57 no votes in the House on the package and Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) unilateral delay of the legislation in the Senate.

El Papa Rebounds

Pope declares 10 new saints, including Dutch priest killed by Nazis

VATICAN CITY, May 15 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday declared 10 people saints of the Roman Catholic Church, including an anti-Nazi Dutch priest murdered in the Dachau concentration camp and a French hermit monk assassinated in Algeria.

More Weather Pix

Thunderstorms blow through Kansas City area Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPDATE, 10:41 a.m. | The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled. KSHB 41 Meteorologist Jeff Penner provides an update on the last round of storms in the area. The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is canceled. The last round of rain and thunderstorms will cross the region 11 AM-2 PM.

Cowtown Clean Eating Praised

2022 Food Safety Excellence Award recipients

The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department congratulates the 258 food establishments that received the Food Safety Excellence Award for 2022. The award recognizes the commitment shown by managers and employees to excellence in safety, sanitation, education and training. To achieve the Food Safety Excellence distinction, these food establishments met or exceeded strict criteria pertaining to health inspections conducted in 2021.

It's Left Turn Time . . . 

Racers rev up for AdventHealth 400 on Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Come rain, wind or shine, the Kansas Speedway will welcome thousands of fans for the AdventHealth 400. Races will start their engines at 2 p.m., tickets are still available. While pouring rain and wind speeds of up to 50-60 mph swept through Kansas Speedway Sunday morning, conditions are expected to clear up by this afternoon.

Sia - Sunday is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.