Kansas City Hyper Local: Legend Passes & Neighbors Offer Help

Tonight we share a bittersweet collection of local news starting with the death of a beloved local entertainer and then highlighting efforts from residents to help their neighbors.

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Kansas City jazz and tap legend Ronald McFadden, half of the McFadden Brothers, dies at 66

Ronald McFadden, part of the legendary Kansas City jazz duo the McFadden Brothers, died this week at 66 years old. McFadden and his brother Lonnie performed on stage together for nearly 60 years as dancers, singers and instrumentalists.

KC Emerging as a Life Sciences Powerhouse

The Children's Mercy Research Institute stands like a lighthouse overlooking downtown Kansas City, Missouri, with its all-glass fa├žade illuminated at night with strands representing genomic variances found in Children's Mercy patients. The wavy nine-story building, modeled on the double helix structure of DNA, cost approximately $200 million and totals about 375,000 square feet.

Kansas City woman survives deadly heart condition most commonly affecting women

Despite being a healthy, active 45-year-old with no family history of heart disease, Nancy Holland went into cardiac arrest while out to dinner in 2017. The idea of cardiac arrest didn't seem plausible to Holland. "I never believed that a heart situation could have impact me," says Holland.

Q&A with 'Preserving Our Past' Producer Catherine Hoffman

Flatland: You say that the title of your latest production, "Preserving Our Past: The Story Continues," alludes to history's connection to the present. Why do you think it's important to share history through this lens and connect the histories of folks like Sarah Rector to TikTok trends of today?

GoFundMe raises nearly $500K for Janae Edmondson

ST. LOUIS - Nearly half a million dollars has been raised for Janae Edmondson, who faces a long road to recovery after a tragedy last weekend in St. Louis. Edmondson, 17, was visiting St. Louis with her family for a volleyball tournament. While walking around downtown St.

KC physician mentors underrepresented medical students, establishes nonprofit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Black Americans comprise more than 12% of the population but account for less than of doctors in the United States. Thus, one area doctor is hoping to improve physician diversity in Kansas City. Dr. Michael Weaver called St. Luke's on the Plaza home for decades.

Kansas City-area family helping spread awareness after daughter's rare disease

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Children's Mercy Research Institute raises awareness as rare diseases impact families in the Kansas City metro. A family in Mission Hills has made it their mission to help after their daughter was diagnosed with a rare disease.

Kauffman funds help Holy Rosary pilot new lending model to boost equitable access to capital

When a traditional bank may not be able to justify lending additional funds to an entrepreneur struggling to get their business off the ground, Holy Rosary Credit Union is uniquely positioned to help people achieve that evasive upward mobility - regardless of race, gender, or geography, said Carole Wight.

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