Kansas City After Dark: Shuttlecock Postscript, Simple 'NOVID' Advice & Britney

Right now for our beloved late night, insomniac, shift worker and early bird denizens, we share more than a few news items that have been on our radar today.

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Local Landscape Artist Tribute

Sculptor Claes Oldenburg, maker of colossal everyday objects, has died at 93

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Claes Oldenburg, the pop artist who reimagined everyday objects like clothespins and spoons as mammoth sculptures, has died at age 93, according to Pace Gallery in New York, which has represented the artist since 1960.

News Outlook This Week

Nick's Picks | Buck O'Neil Finally Enters the Hall of Fame - Flatland

It's been a long time coming. The late Kansas City Monarchs legend Buck O'Neil will finally be granted a home in the National Baseball Hall of Fame this week. His induction ceremony is this Sunday in Cooperstown, New York. O'Neil was passed over for the honor shortly before his death in 2006.

Bullet Train Comeback

Amtrak restores second Missouri River Runner train for twice daily round trips

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All aboard - the Missouri River Runner has been restored to full service after lack of funding forced Amtrak to pull back on round trips across the state. Twice daily round trips are back on. This is the first time since January the Missouri River Runner is making its way from Kansas City to St.

Small Airplane Aftermath

NTSB investigating fatal plane crash near Basehor

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, Kan. (KCTV) - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a fatal plane crash near Basehor, Kansas. The NTSB said that the plane is "an experimental Nieuport 28." That type of plane appears to be a small, single-seat plane. According to the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office, the fatal crash happened shortly after 10 a.m.

Old School Still Learning

Kansas City man receives 1st ever library card at age 84

KANSAS CITY, MO - Ralph Goodrich, a Kansas City, Missouri, man has been given an endless array of knowledge after getting his first ever library card. "It's sort of like a credit card, it gives me access to all of this," Goodrich, 84, said. Goodrich is now starting a new chapter in his life.

Biden Era Stays Losing

CNN Poll: Most Americans are discontented with Biden, the economy and the state of the country

The summer of 2022 is a season of deepening and widespread discontent, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. The survey finds the public's outlook on the state of the country the worst it's been since 2009, while its view on the economy is the worst since 2011.

MAGA Money Investigated

Two New York residents charged with funneling Chinese investor money to Trump campaign

NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) - Two New York state residents were charged with illegally using funds from Chinese and Singaporean investors to donate $600,000 to then-President Donald Trump's re-election campaign in 2017, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

Former Veep Claps Back

Pence Takes on Trump with Arizona Gubernatorial Primary Endorsement | National Review

Mike Pence endorsed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson on Monday, adding fuel to the fire to the proxy war about the 2020 election with Trump.

Progressive Piecemeal

Dems lean toward taking Manchin's small-ball deal

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) said his party has two options: Take a guaranteed agreement or wait for a better one. "I'd go with the former rather than the latter," he advised. While many Senate Democrats criticized and blamed Manchin for abandoning talks with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that could have yielded a package on drug pricing, tax and climate change, only Sen.

The Future Is NOVID!!!

Can You Totally Avoid Catching COVID? These People Have.

Well over half the U.S. population had caught COVID by February 2022. That majority has only gotten bigger in the months since as contagious, immune-system-evading variants continue to circulate. Yet, despite COVID's pervasiveness, there are some people who have managed to avoid it-the "NOVIDs." We know because their number includes some of our colleagues.

Podcast Trash Talk Vs. MAGA

Joe Rogan Calls Trump a 'Man Baby,' Theorizes He Was on Adderall During His Presidency

Joe Rogan went after former President Donald Trump during a recent podcast episode. On last Thursday's edition of The Joe Rogan Experience , the Spotify host spoke with fellow comedian Tom Segura. Segura was on to promote his new book, I'd Like to Play Alone, Please, but the conversation quickly turned to politics and Trump.

90s Nuptial After All

Jennifer Lopez Shares Pics, Video & Story of Ben Affleck Vegas Marriage

Play video content onthejlo Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are married -- and wouldn't you know it ... they did it like a couple of kids looking to elope, saying "I do" out in the desert. According to court records, obtained by TMZ, the couple got a marriage license in Clark County, NV -- which was taken out and processed on Saturday, July 16.

Bleached Billionaire Bares Flesh

Elon Musk enjoys a yacht trip in Mykonos

He may be facing legal action after backing out of his £35 billion Twitter takeover deal. But Elon Musk appeared to be putting his troubles behind him on Monday as he enjoyed a yacht trip off the coast of Mykonos, Greece.

Troll Army Exposed

Exclusive: Fake Accounts Fueled the 'Snyder Cut' Online Army

Zack Snyder was becoming increasingly agitated. Over the course of several weeks in the spring of 2020, the director repeatedly demanded that the names of two producers - Geoff Johns and Jon Berg - be removed from his upcoming re-cut of , the DC superhero movie that had tanked back in 2017.

Standup Scot Free

Charges dropped against Stephen Colbert staffers who were arrested for unlawful entry in House office building

The "Colbert 9" were cleared of "unlawful entry" charges Monday after staffers for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" were caught recording comedy skits inside a House Office Building after hours without permission in June. A statement from the U.S. Attorney's office read: "After a comprehensive review of all of the evidence and the relevant legal authority, the U.S.

Diva Shares Life Au Naturel

Britney And Her Toned AF 🍑 Are Everything In These Nude Underwater IG Pics

Britney Spears is showing off her ultra strong booty and legs in a recent Instagram post, and everyone is here for it. In the photos, the 40-year-old pop icon dives through the water in...nothing at all.

Artsy Party Marks Quarter Century

Charlotte Street Foundation's Free Community Block Party celebrates organization's 25th anniversary

The Emotional Value Auction at the Charlotte Street Foundation's 25th-anniversary block party asks participants to exchange written statements of value instead of money. // Photo by Ana Textor The Charlotte Street Foundation has been located in its headquarters at 3333 Wyoming Street for a year now.

Locals Teach Skills

Kansas City's nonprofit dog grooming school is hoping for $8.5-million expansion

The Grooming Project, founded by Natasha Kirsch, uses training in the high-demand trade of pet grooming-as well as comprehensive support services-to help parents escape poverty. Many people entering the program have high school diplomas-or no diploma at all. After graduating, groomers can make between $35,000 and $70,000 a year, and carry no student debt.

Fun Link Just For TKC . . . 

'How dare you': Video shows woman using 'teacher voice' to shoo bear off North Carolina porch deck

A South Carolina woman was not having any of it when a bear climbed onto the porch of her vacation house and tried to steal her bird feeders.Debbie Tomlinson, a former teacher, and her husband were at their condominium in Sapphire, North Carolina, last week when she said her husband called to her about a bear being on the porch.After grabbing her phone to get a video, she said she saw a "nursing mama bear whose young cub was foraging in the foliage below."

Talking Local Museum Life

245: The History Behind the Sheets

On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, Publisher Michael Bushnell is joined by artist Michel Mirabal, whose paintings are on display at the Kansas City Museum through September 25. A selection of Mirabal's work is brought to the Museum in partnership with Cubanisms: A Cuban Cultural Project, founded by Kansas City Ethnic Enrichment Commissioners Dálida T.

Blazing Forecast Shared . . .

Tuesday's high will be near 100 degrees


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