Kansas City Tuesday Cloud: Royals Blanked & Prez Biden Talks China

We're putting just a bit more effort into the morning update so right now we'll simply share some of the news we've been reading along with our our patented Westsider snark . . .

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Home Team Shut Out

Royals blanked as Angels get their revenge 6-0

Sometimes, there's not just a whole lot of anything that's good or interesting that happens for your team. Tonight was one of those nights, as the Los Angeles Angels soundly beat the Kansas City Royals 6-0 in a bit of a snoozefest for Royals fans.

Double Gunfire Erupts In The Dotte

Suspect arrested and charged in Kansas City, Kansas, double shooting

The suspect in a July 17 double shooting has been arrested. The shooting occurred in the Gateway Plaza neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas, and took one person's life.The incident also left another seriously injured.The suspected shooter, Tanesha Marie Horton, 27, a Kansas City, Kansas resident, was arrested and charged Tuesday.

Country Club Plaza Crumbles

'It's dangerous' South Plaza residents worry crumbling wall will collapse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There are growing fears a crumbling section of a South Plaza retaining wall will give way and hurt people. "The degree to which it's fallen apart speaks for itself," Kate Marshall, president of the South Plaza Neighborhood Association told KSHB 41 News on Tuesday.

Bullets Fly In East Burbs

Afternoon Shooting In Raytown

Released By: Communication Technician Mallory Harrison July 26, 2022 Raytown, MO - On Tuesday July 26th at 3:22 PM Raytown Police were dispatched to the 8900 block of 54th Street for a male party that had been shot. Officers arrived locating an adult male with apparent gunshot wounds.

Cash To Win Kansas Pours In

Kelly, Schmidt campaigns raise more than $2.2 million combined in 2022 in Kansas governor's race - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - Gov. Laura Kelly has raised more than double what her Republican challenger, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, raised so far this year. New fundraising reports show that Schmidt, who is without a major primary opponent, raised $707,279.02 from Jan. 1 to July 21.

Show-Me AG Pulling Ahead

Schmitt campaign speaks out after taking lead in FOX4/Emerson poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In June, former Republican Gov. Eric Greitens was in the lead with 26% of the vote in our exclusive FOX4 poll, done with Emerson College and The Hill, on the Missouri Republican U.S. Senate race. At that time, Attorney General Eric Schmitt was in second place at 20%.

Double Time For Compensation

KCK man waits two years for car title, seeking compensation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When Nick Delgado purchased a car for over $3,700 from Adam's Auto Sales in east Kansas City, he never anticipated having to wait for his car title. Over two years later, Delgado says he's still waiting. "Almost $4,000, the most money I've ever spent on any vehicle that I've ever bought," he said.

Summer Hotness On Display Down South

Vanessa Hudgens is red hot in a skimpy scarlet bikini in Mexico

She's currently living it up in Mexico as part of her pal Sarah Hyland's bachelorette party. And Vanessa Hudgens looked like the ultimate bikini babe as she posed up on the beach in a tiny red two-piece. The High School Musical alum, 33, shared the sizzling snaps with her nearly 47million Instagram followers on Tuesday.

Prez Talks With Super Power

Biden will speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday

President Joe Biden will speak Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a White House official tells CNN, as tensions between the two countries rise amid reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is considering a visit to Taiwan.

MAGA Vs. Former Veep

Trump paints a grim picture and Pence tries to look ahead in dueling D.C. speeches

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast Hours after his former No. 2 and possible 2024 primary rival gave a speech outlining a "road map for conservative leaders," former President Trump delivered a grim and rambling speech about violent crime in his first appearance in D.C.

Bipartisan Support For Speaker

Democrats and Republicans agree: Pelosi should visit Taiwan despite Biden's warning

WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats in Congress are rallying behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by urging her to follow through on a potential visit to Taiwan even as President Joe Biden said the Defense Department believes such a trip is " not a good idea right now."


White House announces sale of additional 20 million barrels of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The White House announced Tuesday that the Department of Energy will be issuing a notice to sell 20 million more barrels of oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of the Biden administration's effort to bring gas prices down. This makes the fifth such sale that President Biden has authorized.

Nobody Likes TKC's Favorite War Plane

Ukraine Official Says Country Doesn't Want Old American A-10s

Air Force officials said last week that a variety of American planes could be given to Ukrainian pilots in their fight against Russia, including the A-10 Warthog. But in a message to Military.com on Tuesday, Yuriy Sak -- an adviser to Ukraine's minister of defense -- made it clear: The country doesn't need A-10s, it needs the more modern F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet.

COVID Redux?!?

China's Wuhan shuts some businesses, transport amid new COVID cases

BEIJING, July 27 (Reuters) - China's central metropolis of Wuhan temporarily shut some businesses and public transport in a district with almost a million people on Wednesday, as the city where the pandemic first emerged raised vigilance after several new infections.

Nobody Admits Harsh Times

Here's how to know if we're in a recession, and it's not what you think

Everyone who cares knows that recessions happen when there are two consecutive quarters of negative growth - everyone, that is, except for the people who actually decide when the economy is in recession. For those folks, at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the definition of recession is much squishier.

Internets Tribute To Goodfella

Mira Sorvino leads an outpouring of tributes to her late father Paul | CNN

Tributes have been pouring in to honor the late Paul Sorvino. The "Goodfellas" and "Law & Order" star died Monday of natural causes at the age of 83. "My father the great Paul Sorvino has passed," his daughter, actress Mira Sorvino, said on Twitter. My father the great Paul Sorvino has passed.

Desperately Seeking New Meth Town Boss

Independence announces finalists for next police chief

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The city of Independence has narrowed its list of police chief candidates to three. The public has the opportunity to meet all of the finalists Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Independence Uptown Market. The finalists include two candidates who are currently with the department.

Hipsters Hype Local Pasta

The Pitch's Secret Menu: 715 Restaurant will serve 'penne rage' to those in the know

PENNE RAGE $25 fresh pasta, braised pork & beef, tomato sauce, chili three-ways (Calabrian chilis, chili flake, chili paste), butter, parm Vegetarian option available. Funny story: ragu auto-corrects to rage, we've miss-posted on social ragu to rage many times over the last decade. So Penne Rage is our Penne Ragu but spicy AF.

Practical KC Tech Debuts

Smart dog crate created in KC could be just months away; Interplay set for August crowdfunding, launch party

Dog owners are one step closer to getting their hands on the world's first interactive dog crate as Kansas City-based Interplay plans the Aug. 12 launch of its hotly anticipated debut product, PlayTach. The milestone has been a long time coming, said Jonaie Johnson, founder and CEO of Interplay, who has been working on it since January 2019 as a student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Community Shares Love For Fallen Officer's Fam

Northtown rallies, mourns with NKCPD and Officer Vasquez's family

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The support in North Kansas City for Officer Daniel Vasquez's family and NKC PD isn't hard to spot. It's there on homes, dozens of trees and in the ground around the city. Larry Moss is one of those whose block looks different after last week's tragic shooting death of Officer Vasquez.

Storms For Tonight . . .

Chances for rain continue in the Kansas City area


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