Kansas City Hyperlocal: Massive Midtown Blaze, Royals WIN & Crime Fight Cont'd

This quick collection shares a quick snapshot of Kansas City right now and some of the news links that might be worth a peek but maybe not debate . . .

Check TKC news gathering as 15 people have been displaced by a blaze reported today . . .

Kansas City, Missouri fire crews respond to apartment fire on W. 39th Street

SOURCE: KMBC Kansas City, Missouri fire crews responded to a fire at an apartment building on W. 39th Street Sunday afternoon.Firefighters got the call around 3 p.m. Sunday for a fire at a three-story apartment building on W.

KCMO neighborhood hosts Labor Day event to help combat gun violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Along with many other Labor Day celebrations this weekend, was one in the Oak Park neighborhood. It was an event put on by the community to combat gun violence. "This is what we do to try to improve the way we live around here," Oak Park Neighborhood Association President, Pat Clarke said.

Random acts of kindness across Kansas City honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks

For the first eleven days of September, people in Kansas City and across the nation are doing random acts of kindness. It's on behalf of a movement from a group called Pay It Forward 9/11.It all started nearly 21 years ago when Kevin Tuerff was flying back to the U.S.

How Grief Grew Into Garden Therapy for Teens

The sky glowed tangerine. Bees circled, cicadas wailed and sunflowers swayed. Being in nature like this is a welcome escape for 13-year-old Liberty Williams. "I feel like I'm away from the reality of Earth," Williams says. "The plants, they can't ... be critical towards me. They just gotta sit there.

Bobby bails the Royals out in 3-2 win to take series over Tigers

Bobby Witt Jr. had a pair of hits, including the game-winning double, to go with a dazzling defensive play in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday afternoon. The Royals had a runner in scoring position in each of the first three frames but couldn't cash any in for a run against Tigers starter Matt Manning.

Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts challenges colonial narratives

Installation View // Courtesy of Water Phillips Gallery and ICI Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts made its way to KCAI on August 18 and will remain in Kansas City until October 30. Curated by Candice Hopkins and Dylan Robinson and organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), the exhibition addresses the realities of the systemic displacement of indigenous peoples through...

Kansas City Irish Festival celebrates 20 years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Irish Festival is celebrating 20 years of "promoting the culture, music, character and history of Ireland and of the Irish people who call Kansas City home," according to festival organizers. Attendees can check out various food vendors, activities for kids, live bands and more.

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