Kansas City Workout: Trolley Redux, White House Story Snuffed & Troops Deployed

There's a lot to catch up on tonight as hottie mom & reality TV star Kim inspires our peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Tiny Inferno Inside The Loop

KCFD: Sprinkler system puts out small fire on 21st floor of Kansas City's One Light

Kansas City, Missouri, firefighters are crediting a sprinkler system for quickly turning back a small fire in an apartment on the 21st floor of the One Light apartment building downtown.

Double Down On Highway Tragedy

2 dogs die, 2 people injured in crash on Interstate 670 at Genessee Street in Kansas City

Two dogs were killed and two people were injured in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 670 at Genessee Street in Kansas City, Missouri, on Thursday afternoon.

Tradition Restarts

Made in KC's trolley cafe gets a new driver: Iconic Kansas City brand set to reopen space in August

The Made In KC Trolley in River Market - a full service cafe within a vintage, refurbished Kansas City streetcar - is winding down its run this weekend; next aboard the repurposed artifact of local history: Donutology.

JoCo Fights Freebie Food

Growth of Tiny Pantry Times in Overland Park sparks traffic concerns among neighbors

What started as a small pantry off of west 71st Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park may soon be too much for a residential yard.

Missouri Air Disaster Aftermath

2 die, 1 injured in small plane crash at Lake of the Ozarks; victims identified

The Osage Beach Fire Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol are investigating a plane crash.

Rock Chalk Power Struggle

Kansas customers sound off on Evergy's proposed rate increase

Evergy has asked state regulators to approve new rate hikes for Kansas customers. If approved, the new rates could go into effect later this year.

News Now Begs For Money

Scott Canon named as The Beacon's first editor-in-chief, bolstering nonprofit journalism in Kansas and Missouri

Scott Canon brings local journalism experience and a track record for building news networks to The Beacon's mission of community-centered reporting in Kansas and Missouri.

Union Against Kim K Glam

Fran Drescher Defends Photo With Kim Kardashian From Days Before SAG-AFTRA Contract Deadline: 'It Was Absolute Work'

The SAG-AFTRA president explained she was in Italy on a contract job with Dolce & Gabbana when the photo with the reality star was taken


Biden orders 3,000 reservists to be ready for Europe deployments

It's not clear whether the troops will actually be deployed, but it suggests the U.S. military presence in Europe is under strain.

GOP Preps Future Plans

How MAGA Republicans plan to make Donald Trump's second term count

They think they know how to banish the chaos and frustrations of his first four years | Leaders

2nd Place Disclosure

DeSantis' campaign is "brutally honest" about trailing Trump in presidential race, donors say

Trump has led DeSantis in nearly all early 2024 polling. Donors say DeSantis is still confident in the path to the GOP nomination.

Nose Candy Coverage Concludes

Cocaine in the White House? Buried to be one of history's supposed mysteries

We're somehow supposed to believe the men and women charged with protecting the president can't find out who dropped an 8-ball in the West Wing? No. Way. In. Hell.

Vlad's Strongest Opt Out?!?

Wagner forces no longer significant in Ukraine, US says

The Pentagon comments come three weeks after the mercenaries' failed mutiny in Russia.

Cartel Conflict Also Escalates

Mexico: IEDs kill four police officers and two civilians in 'brutal' cartel ambush

Another 14 wounded after seven improvised devices set off in attack by organized crime group in Tlajomulco, Jalisco state

Far East Out Of Work???

'China has changed.' Germany unveils strategy to cut reliance on world's no. 2 economy | CNN Business

Germany announced Thursday that it would reduce its dependence on China in "critical sectors" including medicine, lithium batteries used in electric cars and elements essential to chipmaking.

Fun & Games Volley Reported

Adult film star Teanna Trump visits Wimbledon to cheer on American Eubanks

P*RN STAR Teanna Trump was in attendance at Wimbledon to support American Christopher Eubanks. The adult film actor, 27, shared clips of compatriot Eubanks walking out onto Court 1 for his quarter-...

Enjoy Good Life In Silence

The quiet luxury trend is taking over KC

The fun, maximalist trends of last year have seemingly subsided, and quiet luxury is taking their place.

EPIC Prices Confront Old School

Retired Grain Valley, Missouri couple sees property assessment increase by over $500,000 since 2021

Their new assessment increased the value of their home and property north of Grain Valley 451 percent.

Pride Before The Fall

Chiefs win ESPY award for 'Best Team'

Kansas City earned the top honor - and Patrick Mahomes swept the evening.

Losing Next Season Agenda Disclosed

Royals unveil 2024 schedule

The Royals open next season at home against the Twins

Forecast For Now . . .

Another chance for storms arrives Friday

Thursday will close out with relative calm ahead of continued storm chances in the coming days.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.