Kansas City Late Night News Life Lessons

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Other Side Of The Shovel Considered

Snow incoming during sparse winter season for plow drivers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some say there's been so little snow over these winter months that business is just scraping by. Couple that with other hiccups and it's been a rough season for those who depend on snow. But private plow operators are readying for Tuesday evening.

Big Picture Ahead Of Gameday

No matter what happens on Sunday, the Chiefs' 2022 season has been a success

With Saturday's 27-20 Divisional Round victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Kansas City Chiefs ' 2022 season can now be declared a success. Sure... there is still at least one game left to be played - but for the Chiefs, 2022 was about much more than postseason wins.

One More Reason To Take It Easy On Local Streets

Police: Suspect seriously hurt in crash after allegedly fleeing officers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police say a man who tried to elude police capture failed when he ran a red light, crashed into a vehicle, and suffered serious injuries early Tuesday morning. The incident began at 12:25 a.m.

Redemption Song For Kansas City

Local filmmakers produce documentary about refugee band The Salvation Choir

Bowersox (center) reviews a shot with members of the Salvation Choir. // Photo by Diana Gonzalez For the past year and a half, Kansas City filmmakers Danny Bowersox and Tyler Bachert have been creating a documentary about The Salvation Choir-a band partially made of family members and friends that fled armed conflict in Congo.

Families Fight For Education

Longfellow Elementary parents voice concerns about school closures ahead of KCPS vote

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Public Schools district board will decide whether or not to close Longfellow and Troost Elementary during a meeting Wednesday night. It's a big shift from the original plan to close 10 schools, but parents still have questions about what's next for their kids.

Future Teachable Moments

Kansas City-area school district finds creative way to hire new teachers

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As schools across the Kansas City area continue to search for ways to fill open teaching positions, one local school district said it's found a creative way to grow its own teacher pool. The North Kansas City School District has been cultivating the Grow Your Own program for about five years.

JoCo Good Life Offers Respite

Downtown Shawnee may trade liquor store strip for luxury bar concept - Kansas City Business Journal

The family that owns a liquor store and retail strip in downtown Shawnee hopes to redevelop the property to accommodate one or two additional retail/restaurant tenants. The plan falls in line with the city's efforts to create more opportunities for people to come to the downtown - and stick around.

Hip-Hop Party Forever

Lil Jon 'rallied' at an Independence sporting goods store before divisional round

Kansas City Chiefs fans are excited for another AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium.Some spent the day stocking up on even more Chiefs gear. For the Divisional round of the 2023 playoffs, the Rally House in Independence even had a high-profile fan looking for merch.

Classic Tunes For Overnight

Trumpeter Hermon Mehari returns to KC to headline the Folly Jazz Series

"Kansas City is like home to me," trumpeter Hermon Mehari says. While Mehari now resides in Paris, his career took flight in KC. "I knew I could always keep a foot in Kansas City," Mehari says. Mehari is the host of KCUR's The Session , a program dedicated to Black American music that airs every Saturday at 7 pm.

Kansas City Family Ties

Travis Kelce's mom has plan to support both sons in conference playoff games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Kansas City Chiefs fans buy tickets for Sunday's fifth-consecutive AFC Championship game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, plans to watch the game are a little more complicated for one family. For the second year, Donna Kelce will have two teams to cheer for during the AFC and NFC conference championships.

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