Kansas City News Cloud: Million Dollar Payout & World War Z

We've got a lot to catch-up on and more than a bit to highlight.

Right now, beyond today's big soccer story , we want to share some of the headlines we think are worth a peek for dedicated denizens of the discourse who might appreciate a round-up and snarky headlines.

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Tribute To Kansas City Legend

KMBC's Micheal Mahoney honored by KC council

Hide Transcript Show Transcript MICHAEL MAHONEY WAS HONORED THIS AFTERNOON FOR HISEARS Y OF REPORTGIN FOR KMBC 9 NEWS. JOINEDY B HIS WIFE, FRIENDS, AND WHILE HE HAS STEPPED AWAY FROM DAILY REPORTING, YOU WILL SEE HIM REP Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and the city council approved a special congratulatory resolution honoring KMBC's Micheal Mahoney for reporting news for more than 40 years.

Kansas City Tacos Transcend Local Dividing Lines

Tiki Taco's iconic curly fry-filled burritos riding wave to Troost storefront near UMKC, Rockhurst

Originating as a gas station in the 1950s, the vacant but charming building at 5400 Troost Ave caught the attention of Lyndon and Lindsey Wade. The brothers realized it would be the perfect place to expand their California-inspired Mexican restaurant, , Lyndon Wade said.

Sharing Equal Access To Info

During severe weather, language and ability barriers can increase dangers

People with disabilities or non-English speakers can often feel unprepared when facing severe weather. Here are considerations around disability and emergency preparedness.

Regional Left Turn Tragedy 

NASCAR's Clint Bowyer involved in deadly crash near Lake of the Ozarks

LAKE OZARK, Mo. - An investigation is complete following a crash involving Emporia, Kansas native and former NASCAR Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer. A 47-year-old woman died in the crash. The crash was reported just before 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, near U.S. 54 and Missouri Highway 242 near Osage Beach, Missouri.

Urging Summer Fun Caution For Parents

As people head to pools this summer, CPSC says drownings involving children remain high

When it gets this hot, many families cool off at the swimming pool, but young swimmers could be more at risk this summer than in years past."More people are going to go to the pools," said Alex Hoehn-Saric, the chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.Nationally, there is an average of 397 drowning deaths of children under 15 each year dating back to 2016.

12th & Oak Legal Consequences Cost Taxpayers

Kansas City to pay Black electrician $1 million in discrimination lawsuit settlement

Kansas City will pay $1 million to a former city water department electrician who sued claiming racial discrimination. It was the largest of four lawsuit settlements the Kansas City Council approved on Thursday in a 12-0 vote. The three other settlements together totaled about $323,500.

Kansas Help In Higher Demand

Rising costs leading to longer lines for Kansas food banks

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - With inflation at 40-year highs, more Kansans are seeking help as they face higher prices on nearly everything. People lined up around the block for assistance during a food drive that the Urban League of Kansas and Kansas Foodbank partnered to organize.

Show-Me Support For Troops

Views are mixed on efforts to reduce military suicides at Missouri's Fort Leonard Wood

In 2019, Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri's Ozarks had the highest number of suicide attempts among the Army's soldiers in their first six months of service. The military post is home to more than 15,000 basic trainees every year, and hosts advanced individual training that follows basic training in areas including military policing and engineering.

Golden Ghetto Good Deeds Delivered

Effort underway to help families displaced after Overland Park fire earlier this month

For the first time since a massive apartment fire in Overland Park earlier this month, managers are talking about efforts to get displaced residents back on their feet. Seven families lost everything in the fire June 3 at the Highlands apartments near 80th and Farley streets.Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.

B-List Confronts Harsh Times

David Koechner arrested for driving under the influence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Actor and comedian David Koechner was arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired in Ohio earlier this month. The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed the arrest and released body camera video Thursday morning. The video shows a sheriff's deputy stopped Koechner before the trooper arrived at the scene.

Classic Hottie Back In Black

Kim Kardashian puts on a busty display in a black leather catsuit

Kim Kardashian rocked an effortlessly cool all-black look on Wednesday night as she headed out for some fun in Los Angeles in her $600,000 Lamborghini Urus. The 41-year-old shapewear mogul put her curves on full display in a sizzling black leather catsuit that she was in danger of popping out of.

Prez Falters On Economic Facts

Biden gets testy, falsely claims inflation in 'every other major industrialized country' higher than US

President Biden appeared to get defensive when asked during a Thursday interview if his energy policies were to blame for inflation. In his first interview with The Associated Press, the president - running contrary to what many economists are forecasting after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates - said a recession was "not inevitable."

How Can MAGA Move Ahead Of Prez Trump Era???

Opinion | Trump Voters Need a New Direction

This is what I tell Trump voters when they ask. It's my general view on future paths. I start with the obvious. I never meet Americans who love America more than Trump people do. They really love it-its history, what it means in the world, what it's done.

Show Trial Documents Tough Talk Amid Riot/Insurrection

'Wimp!': Trump reportedly berated Pence on Jan. 6 phone call

On Jan. 6, 2021, then President Donald Trump berated Vice President on a phone call that took place shortly before he addressed his supporters at a Washington rally prior to the riot that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol, witnesses from his administration told the Jan. 6 select committee.

Bad Case Of Internets Backlash

Doctor known for spreading Covid misinformation is sentenced to prison for role in US Capitol attack

Dr. Simone Gold, a Beverly Hills woman known for spreading debunked claims about Covid-19 was sentenced on Thursday to 60 days in prison for illegally entering and remaining in the US Capitol during the January 6 insurrection.

GOP Leaders Debate Vaxx

'That's Not Science, That's Conjecture': Rand Paul Dismantles Fauci Over Vaccines

Health Screenshot/Rumble/CSPAN3 WATCH: Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky grilled Dr. Anthony Fauci about government recommendations regarding COVID-19 booster shots for children during a Senate hearing Thursday, claiming Fauci's approach was "conjecture." Paul lambasted Fauci, who serves as chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, after Fauci admitted "not enough data" had been gathered to conclude that booster shots reduced hospitalizations or deaths for children.

New Champs Tonight

Warriors vs. Celtics score: Stephen Curry leads Golden State to fourth NBA championship in eight years

Andrew Wiggins didn't quite live up to the hype surrounding him when he entered the league as the No. 1 overall pick back in 2014. But he found a home with the Golden State Warriors and blossomed into one of their most important players. There's no chance they win the title this season without him.


Dow sinks 700 points, dropping back below 30,000 to the lowest level in more than a year

The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday tumbled below the key 30,000 level for the first time since January 2021 as investors worried the Federal Reserve's aggressive approach toward curbing inflation would bring the economy into a recession. Markets had rallied on Wednesday after the Fed announced its largest rate hike since 1994, but reversed those gains and then some on Thursday.

El Papa Warns Of Greed & Destruction

Pope Francis: 'World War III' gives arms dealers opportunity, Ukraine invasion 'very complex' situation

Pope Francis urged more nuance in discussions about Russia's invasion of Ukraine, insisting that people are too quick to create "good guy" and "bad guy" labels for a complex global situation that is tantamount to an ongoing "World War III."

Hipsters Share Clever Internets Content Gamebit

With more Screen Time podcast inbound, a look back at the top 5 episodes of KC Top 5

As host of the new Screen Time movie podcast for The Pitch, I'm Patrick Moore and I'm thrilled to be launching this new slice of joy for the publication's audience. You probably know me from writing about incredibly awful experiences on drugs, or from being the resident film critic on Great Day KC over at Fox 4.

Community Rolling In The Burbs

Olathe Lowrider Club gaining national reputation

OLATHE, Kansas - For high school students in Olathe, the Lowride Bike Club continues to change lives. It's a program we've told you about before , but it's had so much success that other cities across the country are looking at Olathe. For the club, success comes in many forms, including student-built lowriders, trophies and plaques.

Tribute To Beloved Educator

Award winning Olathe principal dies after long battle with cancer

An award-winning principal in the Olathe, Kansas, public school district has passed away after years of dealing with and seeking treatment for a cancer diagnosis. Dr. John Ernst was the principal at Rolling Ridge Elementary School. The district took to social media to mourn the administrator.

Scribe Shares Life Lessons

Get the Funk Out! My Tips for Getting Out of Your Own Head

Yesterday I was chatting up a friend who-out of nowhere-said, "You know, I don't know how you stay perpetually perky all the time. Like, what's your secret?" (Fun fact: I was chewing Xanax at the time.) So, I half-laughed and told her about some of my OCD-esque daily rituals.

Cowtown Hotness Cont'd

No break from the heat anytime soon


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