Kansas City Hyper Local: Kansas Avenue Bridge Shut Down & Cooling Centers Open

Here are a few afternoon items that aren't really up for debate but serve as something to consider for locals . . .

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Cooling sites open across Kansas City ahead of hot weekend

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Kansas City metro is under a Heat Advisory Friday, and the heat is expected to continue into next week. Due to the high temperatures, Independence opened its Sermon Community Center at 201 North Dodgion St. The center will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wyandotte County abruptly closing Kansas Avenue Bridge until further notice

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Road crews in Wyandotte County are abruptly closing the Kansas Avenue Bridge by the state line until further notice. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, Public Works Department said the bridge will close at 3 p.m. Friday. It's not clear when the bridge will reopen.

Truck driver captures video after pilot lands plane on I-70

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A truck driver captured video of the plane that landed on Interstate 70 near Grain Valley early Friday morning. In the video provided to KSHB 41 by the driver's employer Chad Bishop, Crystal Lipham drives up to the plane at around 2:36 a.m.

Lenexa police ask for help in finding 15-year-old girl last seen in KCMO

Police in Lenexa, Kansas, are asking for help in finding a missing 15-year-old girl.Police said Zamiyah McNeil was last seen on Tuesday afternoon in the area of East 58th Street and Woodson Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Authorities said they have information indicating that Zamiyah has run away.Anyone who has seen Zamiyah is asked to call 911.

KCMO nonprofit 'Entitled Learning' teaches inner-city children real life skills

KANSAS CITY, MO - Keylan Shape, 11, doesn't feel like there are a lot of Black entrepreneurs, and he plans on fixing that. He wants to be a real estate developer, and this summer, he's laying the right foundation The 11-year-old is one of dozens of young people between the ages of seven through 14 gaining real world exposure through a nonprofit called Entitled Learning.

KCPS to host annual Enrollment Fair July 18-20

Questions about the upcoming school year? Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) families can ask them at next week's Enrollment Fair! District and school employees will be at Manual Career and Technical Center, 1215 E. Truman Rd., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 18, 19 and 20.

Experts optimistic about job claims related to Panasonic plant

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The KSHB 41 I-Team is looking into the tax incentives and job claims related to the new Panasonic plant. The electric vehicle battery plant is considered to be the largest economic development project in Kansas history. The Sunflower State edged out Oklahoma for the massive project.

Family of Leawood girl who pushed for inclusivity hopes to continue her legacy

LEAWOOD, Kan. - The Kansas City area is mourning the loss a of a 10-year-old girl who fought for inclusivity. Through her short life, she impacted millions of people for the better. Now, her family works to continue her legacy to educate through kindness can play together.

Kansas and Missouri ready to launch 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

You know to call 911 in an emergency, but there's a new number to call in a mental health emergency. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is launching Saturday.

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