Kansas City Aesthetic: Sideshows, Live Music & Royals Lose Again

Once again we share community focused news items with our late night denizens, shift workers and all manner of night owls and/or early birds. 

This time around not all of the news is upbeat but most of it offers a sanguine portrait of local life and our community right now.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Live! Onstage in May and June - KC STUDIO

Million Dollar Quartet As the weather warms up, outdoor theater joins the roster of Kansas City stages. Check out these productions, ushering in (no pun intended) Summer in our City. DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!Now through May 21 | The Coterie Whatever you do, don't let the Pigeon star in his own musical!

Sideshows again have Kansas City, Kansas families on edge

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kansas City, Kansas families say "sideshows" are again a nightly occurrence at their favorite riverside park. In video shot Monday night at a home about a mile from Kaw Point Park one can hear a car burning rubber in the distance.

Video shows moments before deadly ambulance crash in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New video shows the moments before an ambulance crashed off a Kansas City highway. A patient being transported from Warrensburg to Research Medical Center died at the scene. The KSHB 41 I-Team has been following the crash since it happened on April 30 on 71 Highway near Bannister Road.

Kansas City mother pleads for tips in son's 2020 murder investigation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A mother is pleading for tips in her son's murder investigation. Shawndele Gray was shot and killed two years ago on southbound U.S. 71 at 75th Street. Sherry Lynnette, Gray's mother, spoke with KSHB 41 to share her son's story. "There's mama's baby, mama's baby," Lynnette said.

Nearly two decades after homicide, search for justice continues in Kansas City man's death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Nearly 20 years later, a mother on a mission to get justice for her son is still fighting to help investigators find his killer. Larry Riley's mother, Rachel Riley, says her son was tall, handsome, and a loving older brother and son.

80,000 pounds of trash being cleaned up from Kansas City's Santa Fe neighborhood

The Santa Fe neighborhood in Kansas City accounts for 25% of the violent crime in the city. It has since the year 2000.But, there's room to hope of turning the city's first affluent neighborhood around.KC 360's comprehensive crime prevention program has chosen the Santa Fe neighborhood for its village initiative.First on the agenda is a massive cleanup.80,000 pounds of trash are being moved out of the area.Multiple organizations make up KC 360.

Students learn about nursing at Research College of Nursing

A nationwide nurse shortage has lots of hospitals looking toward the future. Research College of Nursing in Kansas City and KC STEM invited students and families to the school to learn about nursing and health care.

Kansas City Public Schools' bodega helping fund student activities

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Students at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts are getting hands-on experience with the launch of the school's first-ever bodega. "It gave me a lot of experience at being in a store, helping remodel when we needed to change up the setting of the room from time to time and restocking and talking to lower-class men and it gave me a lot of business," Paseo Academy senior Nyrie Allen said.

For the new executive director of the Kansas City Ballet, the goal is to make dreams come true

The Kansas City Ballet on Tuesday announced David Gray as its next executive director. Gray will succeed the Ballet's current executive director, Jeffrey Bentley, who is retiring after 25 years. "Kansas City Ballet under Jeff's leadership, has been very judiciously managed so that things are very well run," Gray said.

Former K-Stater Wyatt Hubert leaves medical sales for Chiefs rookie camp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The journey for Wyatt Hubert is unusual compared to most NFL players. The Topeka, Kansas native was an All-Big 12 defensive end at Kansas State amassing 20 sacks and 34 tackles for loss in three seasons. Hubert was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft at 235th overall.

Kansas City Marching Cobras asking for their drums back

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Disagreements and accusations between adults are getting in the way to an important activity that's been a positive influence in Kansas City for decades. The Kansas City Marching Cobras tell FOX4 the drums donated by the FOX4 Love Fund Band of Angels in 2019 are missing.

Parents adjusting after Blue Valley Schools makes bus cuts for some students

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Some families in the Blue Valley Schools district are now left wondering how they'll get their kids to school. On Monday night, the Blue Valley Schools Board of Education voted to cut its payrider school bus transportation program for more than 700 middle and high school students.

Long, lost summer days

Memories of sunburnt, lazy and hazy days on Lawrence's Clinton Lake.

A complete game by Lyles not enough in 4-2 loss to White Sox

Despite a complete game from Jordan Lyles, the Royals' offense couldn't muster up much against Lucas Giolito in a 4-2 loss to Chicago. It's the third loss of the homestand for Kansas City. Things got started in a hurry for the Royals in the bottom of the first.

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