Kansas City Overview: Locals Offer Help Amid Harsh Times

For our late night denizens we share a bevy of local news items focused on community and more than a few nice links thrown in . . .

Here's just a bit more TKC news gathering . . .

Kansas City's Charlie Hustle wants to pay local families' rent, mortgage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A local company is hoping to keep Kansas City families in need from being evicted this winter. They want to pay several months' rent or mortgage, but the deadline to apply is looming. Charlie Hustle said they're just giving back to a community that's given so much to them.

ShareWaves Foundation, KU basketball coach Bill Self team up to raise funds for KC children to be active

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball coach Bill Self is teaming up with the ShareWaves Foundation for a charity event Thursday. The Blasters: Battle of the Bays golf event at Top Golf in Overland Park is set to raise funds for "Power of Sports Game-Changing Grants," which are designed to deliver high-quality sports experiences to children.

Kansas City opens applications for grants backing affordable housing projects - Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas City has opened the door for builders to submit plans that could receive a boost from its newly active affordable housing fund. A second application round for the city's Housing Trust Fund will remain open through Nov. 7, through which submitted proposals could win awards from upward of $10 million in available funding.

$80M development plan proposed for Waldo neighborhood in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new development could soon make its way to the Waldo neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri. "Waldo is like one of those perfect little gem neighborhoods," said Will Kivinski, who lives in Waldo. The heart of the neighborhood could be at 75 th and Wornall Avenue, an intersection of the Trolley Track Trail.

Johnson County, Kansas, OKs funds to help child care providers

The Johnson County, Kansas, Board of County Commissioners approved $2 million to help offset the cost of child care centers.A recent survey showed Johnson County families spend 18% of their income on child care and that's if they can find it.Emily Barnes works 10 hours a day, five days a week as an in-home childcare provider for a lot of little ones, and even then, she said it is hard to make ends meet.

Kansas City psychotherapist publishes book about ADHD

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The author of a new book on treating attention deficit hyperactive disorder will host a book signing Thursday night in Overland Park, Kansas. Thomas Scott published his book "When Living and Learning Hurt: Making Now Better, So Later Will be Easier" earlier in 2022.

Mushroom lover finds the perfect spot to hunt: Her own warehouse in North Kansas City

"We do vertical farming, so that way I can grow a large amount of food in a small space," said Robin Moore. "Because I think it's very important - and it's going to be important for the future - for growing more and more fresh local food in urban areas."

John Wornall House Museum Presents Haunted House History Tour

Known for its unique Greek Revival-style architecture, long and storied history, and supposed hauntings, the John Wornall House Museum at 6115 Wornall Road, is preparing to put on a special event about haunted houses just in time for Halloween, entitled "The Anatomy of a Haunted House."

Longfellow Elementary students can return to school building Friday

Longfellow Elementary School students have been cleared to return to classes in their building.That decision comes a day after seven students and two adults were treated and released from the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning.

KCPS family recalls experience after carbon monoxide leak at Longfellow Elementary

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kasi Darnell-Tibbs' son is a first grader at Longfellow Elementary in the Kansas City Public Schools district. A day after a carbon monoxide leak at the school , she shared a picture of her 6-year-old son Morgan in the emergency room with an oxygen mask and a thumbs up.

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