Kansas City Spark: Fireworks Burn Metro, Royals FAIL & Big Bucks

We notice more than a few fireworks continue to blast on local streets and that inspires us to check pop culture, community news and top headlines for our insomniac, night owl & early bird denizens.

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Kansas City Suffers Good Times

Dozens injured by fireworks across Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Fourth of July holiday weekend ended with trips to hospitals for dozens of people across the Kansas City metro. Children's Mercy Hospital said it treated a total of 16 patients for fireworks-related injuries by Monday morning. The youngest patient was just two years old.

Frustrated New Homeless Pop Off

Woman displaced following apartment fire upset about use of fireworks

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (KCTV) - An investigation is underway in Independence regarding what caused a fire on July Fourth that damaged six apartment units and destroyed several cars. A city spokeswoman said it's not clear yet whether fireworks sparked the fire at The Cedars apartments and townhomes near 40 Highway and Noland Road.

Kansas City Metro Burns After Independence Day

Fireworks suspected for 2 late night fires in KC metro

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Two fires, in different parts of the metro, are blamed on fireworks. In Overland Park, the fire department responded to a house fire near West 106th and Antioch shortly after 9 p.m. on July 4. Firefighters said it appeared fireworks ignited the shake shingle roof on the house.

Meth Town Sweep Up

Strays: Rogue fireworks and wandering animals mark post Independence Day cleanup

Whether it's streets filled with bottle rocket debris or animal shelters full of spooked pets, there are several issues people are dealing with on the day after the Fourth of July.One spot on South Leslie Street in Independence, Missouri, is still marked by cones and scorch marks.One man, who identified himself as Jason, says he put artillery shells in an old refrigerator and lit them with fireworks at his Fourth of July celebration.

Street Life Comes With Risks

Child hit by car, injured while lighting fireworks in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An 11-year-old is in the hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car on Prospect Avenue Monday night. According to Kansas City police, the child was in the street lighting fireworks at a family gathering at about 11:30 p.m.

Home Team Blasted 

Umpires, Royals pitching have a terrible night in 9-7 loss to Astros

Normally, I like to try and keep editorializing to a minimum in recaps. Weird stuff happens in games all the time, and you can draw just about any conclusion you'd like from a given game if you're looking for it.

Rescue At Swim Park Tonight

Young girl pulled from Oceans of Fun pool, taken to Children's Mercy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A young girl is recovering in the hospital after being pulled from the water at Oceans of Fun Tuesday night. Dwayne McMulkin, a spokesman with Cedar Fair who owns Oceans of Fun said at 6:45 p.m. a lifeguard responded to a young female guest in distress in the Coconut Cove pool.

JoCo Fights Fire Tonight

5 firefighters injured while battling blaze in Shawnee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Five firefighters were injured while battling a blaze in Shawnee, Kansas, on Tuesday night. According to a spokesperson for the Shawnee Fire Department, the firefighters were injured after a partial collapse occurred in the home. Crews first responded to the area at around 9:10 p.m.

Hard Times Confront Prez

Politico reports 'recession talk surges' from Washington to Wall Street despite Biden's reassurances

Politico published an article Monday which warned that despite President Joe Biden's attempts to reassure the public and investors that a recession is not inevitable, "He is an increasingly lonely voice."

MAGA Hatches Escape Plan

Report: Trump Thinks a 2024 Presidential Run Will Keep Him Out of Prison

Donald Trump famously hated the actual job of being president of the United States, given its emphasis on reading documents, listening to experts, and giving a crap about other people. On the other hand, he did enjoy the power, and one aspect of the power he really seemed to like was the fact that, according to his lawyers, he couldn't be held accountable for any crimes while in office.

Big Trouble For Brit Boss

2 key U.K. senior ministers quit Boris Johnson's government

LONDON - Two of Britain's most senior Cabinet ministers resigned on Tuesday, a move that could spell the end of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's leadership after months of scandals.

New Strain Steps Up

Highly Contagious BA.5 Variant Becomes Dominant In U.S. As Covid Cases Rise

The highly transmissible BA.5 omicron subvariant is now the dominant coronavirus strain in the U.S., accounting for nearly 54% of Covid-19 infections last week, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as cases rise and drug companies work to reformulate vaccines to target new virus strains known for their ability to evade antibodies.

Big Bucks Betwixt Friends

Ukraine unveils $750 billion recovery plan as Russia sets sights on Donetsk

Russia to target Slovyansk and Bakhmut next, Luhansk governor says Updates from key battlefields: Lysychansk falls, Kharkiv shelling intensifies Placeholder while article actions load Here's what else to know Britain unveiled a major aid package - including an additional $525 million in World Bank loan guarantees - at the conference.

Trans Mass Shooter Suspect

Parade 'shooter wore women's clothes a YEAR before he fled scene in disguise'

THE alleged Highland Park shooter's uncle recalled how his nephew "wore women's clothes at least once in the past" after cops said he fled the parade carnage wearing a wig. Robert E.

Celeb Sweater Weather?!?!

Kendall Jenner wears bikini in new images for e-commerce brand FWRD

Kendall Jenner appeared on Instagram on Tuesday with a trio of new snapshots for her 247 million followers. The 26-year-old modeled a golden yellow string bikini topped with a micro cardigan. The skin-baring look showed off her flat stomach and perky cleavage as she touted a chic handbag sold on e-commerce site FWRD.

Local Baller Legacy Cont'd

Arrowheadlines: Super Bowl 54 winners named best Chiefs team of all-time

Every NFL franchise's best team of the Super Bowl era: Defending AFC champion Bengals crack all-time list | CBS Sports 15-4 overall record Won franchise's first Super Bowl since AFL-NFL merger First team in NFL history to overcome three double-digit deficits in the playoffs After a 7-4 start, the Chiefs won their final nine games that included a 31-20 win over the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

Dangerous Weather Endures

FORECAST: Excessive Heat Warning in effect for metro

Skip to content An Excessive Heat Warning continues for the Metro area through 11 p.m. Thursday with high humidity levels driving the heat index well above 100 degrees. The overnight hours will bring a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms mainly north of I-70, cooling off those who are lucky enough to find themselves in the path of the storms. The slim rain chances continue Wednesday with a 30% chance for rain.

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