Kansas City Roundup: Design Debate, Drone Strike & May The 4th Be With You

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Kansas City Street Life Endangers Us All

Kansas City mom blames bad street design for daughter's injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City mother is calling for action after her 5-year-old was hit by a car. She blames the street design. Amira has a broken leg and fractured jaw. Mom Kaite McDonald said her daughter is strong and recovering well, but wants the street where her daughter was badly hurt to see a facelift in the name of safety.

JoCo Closing Time

Mission business closing its doors after 25 years of business

MISSION, Kan. - Mission Fresh Fashion have experienced everything since the business opened it doors in 1998, from surviving a global COVID-19 pandemic, three recession and three different moves. But after 25 years of operation, the longtime staple in Mission, Kansas is closing its doors at the end of the month, as the owners of Mission Fresh Fashion have decided to hang their cleats up.

Weather Postscript

20 years ago, tornado outbreak in Kansas City area created widespread damage

When one thinks of severe weather in the greater Kansas City area, one of the first days that comes to mind is May 4, 2023.

Taxing Issue Persists

Date of sales tax extension vote for Royals' new stadium still unknown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Royals Chairman and CEO John Sherman briefly spoke about his timeline for a new stadium Tuesday at a press conference at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

TV News Sparks Change

Kansas City council members call for accountability after KMBC 9 Investigation into waste haulers

Three Kansas City Council members are calling for accountability and potential regulation for private waste haulers to keep them from spilling debris onto area interstates.The statements by the council members on Thursday came after a KMBC 9 Investigation found eight of nine semis hauling trash or recycling from Kansas City

Princess Probs

Carrie Fisher's Walk of Fame ceremony illuminates family rift between Billie Lourd and late star's siblings

Six years after Carrie Fisher's death, she's getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - on Star Wars Day - but family drama is overshadowing the event. On the eve of the May 4 event, Billie Lourd - Carrie's only child - responded to attacks from her mother's siblings for excluding them from the event.

Watching Chuck Take The Crown

Why Jill Biden, But Not Joe, Is Attending the Coronation

Donald Trump called it 'disrespectful' for President Biden to skip it. No US President has ever attended a coronation of a British Monarch.

MAGA Talks Diplomacy

Trump bashes 'very disrespectful' Biden after President rejects UK's invitation to Charles III coronation

Former President Trump says it was "very disrespectful" for President Biden to reject the U.K.'s invitation to attend Charles III's coronation this week. King Charles III is set to be crowned this weekend in a lavish ceremony, but Biden will remain in the U.S.

NYC Reminds Us Not To Get Involved

Man dies after being put in a chokehold by another rider on New York City subway, officials say. The DA is investigating | CNN

Manhattan prosecutors are conducting a "rigorous ongoing investigation" into the death of a man seen in video being put in a chokehold by another rider on the New York subway. Jordan Neely, 30, died Monday due to "compression of neck (chokehold)," a spokesperson for the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said.

European Fighting Drones On

Cheers as malfunctioning Ukraine drone shot down over Kyiv - video

Video shared on social media captured the moment a Ukrainian drone was brought down over Kyiv as onlookers cheered. The device, initially believed to be Russian, was taken down by air defence over the city. The air force later said the device was Ukrainian and had been destroyed to avoid 'undesirable circumstances'.


Ed Sheeran wins copyright case, as jury rules he did not steal Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On'

After three hours of deliberation, jurors in Ed Sheeran's copyright infringement trial have unanimously found that he did not copy Marvin Gaye's 1973 song " Let's Get It On" for his 2014 track " Thinking Out Loud." "I feel like the truth was heard and the truth was believed," Sheeran told in the courtroom just after the verdict was read.

Managing Ménage à trois

'It was hard to keep track of who was at which stage': what I learned from a threesome

hen my husband's 40th birthday approached, I offered to buy him a vintage watch. He said he'd prefer something else: a threesome with me and another woman. We'd never done anything like that, but I spontaneously said "yes". There was the cost analysis (watches are expensive).

Home Team Loses Brilliantly

Royals lose in devastating fashion, fall 13-10 after frenzied comeback

It isn't often that a team comes back from down seven runs. The biggest comeback in Royals history is nine runs. But that's exactly what this young, win-deprived squad did. After going down 8-1 after 2.5 innings, Kansas City orchestrated a frenzied comeback, scoring eight unanswered runs and ultimately taking a 9-8 lead in the 7th after scoring runs in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th innings.

Maybe Weekend Warms Up

Showers possible Friday, weekend warmer and breezy


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