Kansas City Late Night Community News Light: Local Good Times & Great Causes

Tonight we share a bit of a bittersweet news collection that remains hopeful about this cowtown and our little corner of the Internets . . .

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Weekend Possibilities | 'The Nutcracker(s),' Toys for Tots Bar Crawl and The Grisly Hand

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4 rescued from Overland Park apartment fire

Firefighters were called to the complex just after 1 a.m., with reports of possible trapped victims. OPFD rescued four victims from the building.

North Kansas City Schools adopts program to pay student teachers

The North Kansas City School District has a new program that will pay student teachers for the first time.The path to finding good teachers starts with student teachers and North Kansas City is making it clear it is willing to pay for them."Money definitely does.

KCK Public Schools holds hiring fair as it deals with a teacher shortage

A teacher shortage is hitting schools across the country and here in the Kansas City area.The Kansas City, Kansas, School District held a hiring fair Wednesday to fill more than double the amount of openings they usually have.

Youth football team from KC needs funding for nationals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A Kansas City youth football team is looking to represent the KC metro in a national tournament for the second year in a row. What's standing in their way, however, is money to fund the trip. It's one of the premier 10 and under football teams in the state of Missouri.

"A blessing beyond measure"

On Monday, Nov. 21, the City of Grandview held the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the long-awaited I-49 Outer Roads Conversion Project-the largest infrastructure undertaking in the city's 110-year history and the first of its kind to result from a collaboration between a Missouri municipality and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot).

Kansas City trombonists challenge tuba players for Christmas brass supremacy

Tuba Christmas has been around since the 1970s, so Trombone Christmas is a bit of an upstart. The first event featuring slide trombone players took place in 2010 in Anaheim, California. Now there are more than a dozen across the country, including one in Kansas City since 2017.

Night Out With MOCSA - GLITTERATI Cocktail Party and Auction

November 5th was the date for the 18th annual Night Out With MOCSA - GLITTERATI Cocktail Party and Auction, which was held at The Midland Theatre. More than 350 guests enjoyed cocktails, delectable bites, shopping, and dancing. Denise Delcore and Matt Michaelis were the honorary chairs, and Tiffany Melton Meeks served as the event chair.

Lawrence artist crafts labor of love for KCI

Bead by bead, artist Mona Cliff is making her masterpiece. It's one of several pieces of art chosen to hang on the walls inside the new KCI terminal. As an artist, Cliff focuses on using traditional tribal mediums. "I also wanted to introduce seed beads to people that they're more than just adornment for adornment uses," explained Cliff.

Technology helping teens report suicide concerns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nearly a year after the Greater Kansas City Crimestoppers launched a QR code to report tips, reports of suicidal concerns from school students have rolled in. "Kids started reported about bullying and then they started telling us about different students mental health issues," said Detective Christina Ludwig.

The Kansas City Chorale presents "A Christmas Carol" - KC STUDIO

If you have a local history buff on your gift list, check out Lindsay Major's "Lindsay Hughes Cooper: A Portrait." an engaging account of the extraordinary role played by her aunt, Lindsay Hughes Cooper, in the early days of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Santa makes special stop Thursday in Claycomo

Santa Claus will be making the rounds soon but he made a surprise visit Thursday in Claycomo.Santa arrived in a Shelby Ford 150."You ought to see the joy it brings to their faces. It's something really amazing," said Josh Curtis, of UAW Local 249.United Auto Workers from Local Union 249 hosted St.

Hundreds of families show up for KC Police Athletic League holiday party

There was a line out the door Thursday as hundreds of families showed up for the Kansas City Police Department's Police Athletic League holiday party. The league brings kids and officers together to foster positive relationships.The party at the police athletic league is celebrating more than just the holidays but the effect the program is having on young lives."I absolutely love it seeing this many of our kids," said police Sgt.

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