Kansas City Late Night Reflections: History & Closer To Home

For our overnight visitors we remember an important anniversary in American history that has been otherwise forgotten. 

It's the 59th anniversary and widely regarded as the date when the United States lost its innocence given that ALMOST NOBODY BELIEVES THE OFFICIAL STORY.

Accordingly, we'll start with a few relevant links and then move to local items worth a peek as well . . .

On this day in history, Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, 35th president, is assassinated

On this day in history, Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy - the 35th president of the United States - was assassinated while riding in an open-car motorcade in downtown Dallas, Texas. The shocking event of 59 years ago happened near the end of JFK's third year as president.

Why We Still Don't Have the JFK Assassination Files

Almost exactly 59 years after those rifle shots rang out in Dealey Plaza, left a president mortally wounded and changed the course of history, there are still secrets that the government admits it is determined to keep about the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

This timeline shows exactly how the day of JFK's assassination unfolded

An image of the moment President John F. Kennedy was shot.James W. (Ike) Altgens/AP President John F. Kennedy was killed on this day 59 years ago while riding in a motorcade through Dallas. Tuesday marks the 59th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Nostalgia and eagerness on travelers' minds at the old KCI during its final holiday rush

The Kansas City International Airport expects to serve nearly 70,000 passengers Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of Thanksgiving on two of the year's busiest travel days.The airport will see a total of more than 350,000 over the entire holiday period.Airport officials are asking people to get here more than two hours before your flight to keep up with demand.

Overland Park pediatrician offers advice to parents as flu, RSV cases spike

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - According to a recent report from Children's Mercy Hospital, with respiratory syncytial virus cases on the rise, the flu is spiking even higher in children this holiday season. Many parents in the Kansas City area are finding their kids sick right before the holidays, including Gina Vitale.

KCK small buisness asks for community support after break-in

KaledioScoops ice cream shop in Kansas City, Kansas, is asking for the community's help after someone broke into the shop last week.

1st mobile home arrives to Eden Village, a permanent living community for homeless people in KCK

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Eden Village is a new mobile home village in Kansas City, Kansas - a permanent living community for those that are chronically homeless. KSHB 41 News first reported on the people combatting homelessness and building the community in July.

Ararat Shriners host 3rd annual Festival of Trees at Independence Center

The Ararat Shriners are hosting the third annual Festival of Trees at Independence Center.

Kansas City Chiefs players pack holiday meal boxes for families ahead of Thanksgiving

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Players from the Kansas City Chiefs teamed up with Harvesters - The Community Food Network and Hy-Vee to pack holiday meal boxes for Kansas City area families. "We use these shelf stable, non-perishable food items during the holiday season to make sure families have what they need," said Stephen Davis, Harvesters CEO and President.

KC medical organization working to get better health outcomes for Black men

When it comes to the topic of Black males and health care, the numbers don't lie."Since the U.S. has been measuring life expectancy, Black males have been at the bottom since the 1900s," Swope Health Central President and CEO Jeron Ravin said.

Thousands of Kansas Citians volunteered for a day of KCI hassle and no travel. Here's why

For many of us, a day spent at the airport - parking, checking in, taking off your shoes in the security line - seems like a headache. But according to Kansas City officials, more than 5,000 residents have applied to do just that - without the reward of traveling anywhere.

A Battle For Freedom on the Border: the Life and Legacy of Kersey and Sarah Coates

Kansas City in 1854 was little more than a riverfront town where business houses and a steamboat landing greeted pioneers venturing to their next destination. When the Kansas-Nebraska Act passed, many of the pioneers venturing out west weren't the proslavery lot that had settled in the area in the 1830s.

Charter school commission accepts Hogan Prep's new safety plan

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One week after ordering Hogan Preparatory Academy to close its high school campus, the Missouri Charter Public School Commission announced that the school has submitted a satisfactory safety plan and may be allowed to reopen after the Thanksgiving break.

Community Services League seeks volunteers to help with its Christmas store

An Independence Christmas Store is entering its fourth decade of helping families provide a happy holiday experience for their children.

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