Kansas City Hyperlocal News Tagging: Chiefs Start, Royals FAIL & Fake Fall

Right now we share a bevy of local news that might not be debatable but provides a sense of context and place for our late night, early morning denizens of the discourse.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Chiefs banners unfurled at Kansas City's Union Station

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's beginning to look a lot like...football season. On Tuesday, crews at Kansas City's Union Station brought out their bucket lifts to hoist giant Chiefs banners over the large south-facing windows of the building.

Royals shut down by Bieber again in 4-1 loss to Guardians

Shane Bieber continued his mastery over Royals hitters by allowing just one run over eight innings in a 4-1 Royals loss on Tuesday evening. Including his Opening Day start against Kansas City, Bieber has allowed just one run in 12 2⁄ 3 innings with 11 strikeouts and just 1 walk in his two Kauffman Stadium starts, with Royals hitters batting just 6-for-44 (.136) against him.

Kansas City-area students open up to discuss school safety, violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Many students across the Kansas City area returned to class last month, settling into the routine of a new school year. There's a part of that routine that's increasingly different for this generation of students.

Northeast News hosts neighborhood president discussion

Abby Hoover Managing Editor Historic Northeast neighborhood association presidents met on Thursday evening, Sept. 1, for a roundtable discussion about their community. The meeting, hosted by the Northeast News staff at their office at 2659 Independence Blvd., was the first of its kind in nearly a decade.

Independence City Council makes key vote on city employee health insurance plan

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Tuesday's Independence city council meeting delivered a one-year health insurance plan for current and retired city employees. It's been a back-and-forth for the past three weeks. "Just doing one-year band-aid approaches is not, I think, bringing peace of mind to anyone," Michael Steinmeyer, an Independence councilman, said.

Blue Valley School District holds the largest Mental Health First Aid training event ever in Kansas

Blue Valley Schools hosted the biggest mental health first aid training event ever in Kansas on Tuesday.The goal is to teach staff members how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.It was held at the Hilltop Conference Center for coaches, teachers, and staff - adults who are regularly interacting with students.

Jackson County Children's Division to host hiring event due to lack of case workers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jackson County Children's Division will be hosting a hiring event on Sept. 28 due to a "desperate need of case workers for foster children," according to a news release. The hiring event will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Red Friday returning as Chiefs players, flag sales support kids in need

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - We're a mere five days from the start of the football season for the Kansas City Chiefs. But before the players take off for Arizona, they're connecting with fans out at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. On Tuesday, players spent time with kids living at the Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City.

Season wraps for first Missouri girls flag football league; rec league to bridge gap

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - By Tuesday night, it was only boys in pads on the football field at North Kansas City High School. The school district ended play for its pilot Girls Flag Football league the previous Thursday when Staley took on North Kansas City.

KCPS partnership with KC Water Department offers career, livable wages to students after high school

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Kansas City Public Schools district is working to let students know they have a future here in their hometown. KCPS is partnering with the Kansas City Water Department in the Water Management Systems Program .

Overland Park ranked among best places to retire, Wichita ranked among worst

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - While Overland Park ranked among the best places in the nation to retire, just three hours south, Wichita ranked among the worst. With less than 3 in 10 workers reporting that they are very confident they will have enough money to retire, the personal-finance website WalletHub.com says on Tuesday, Sept.

KCAI's 'Soundings' Exhibit Constantly Transforms with Combination of Sound and Art - In Kansas City

Visitors who stop by the Kansas City Art Institute Gallery's newest exhibit, Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts today, will have an almost entirely different experience than visitors who stop by the exhibition when it ends on October 30. "You kind of have to visit multiple times to get the full experience," says Michael Schonhoff,...

Random acts of kindness with Pay It Forward 9/11 spread through KC metro

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nearly 21 years after the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, some people around the Kansas City metro who were in the right place at the right time Tuesday were the beneficiaries of random acts of kindness.

Joe's Weather Blog: Fake fall alert Sunday (TUE-9/6)

It's a foggy start to the day around the region as dense fog has once again formed early this morning. The hope is that the low clouds and fog won't last quite as long today as it has for the past couple of days and burn off quicker.

Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!