Kansas City Drive: Paris Burnt, MAGA Indictment Redux & Crypto Political Cash

We wanted to refine a few of our thoughts for the early morning and pay tribute to heiress Paris as we check pop culture, community news and to headlines.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Traffic Trouble Today

Upcoming closures, traffic alterations due to Buck O'Neil Bridge project in Kansas City

The ongoing Buck O'Neil Bridge project will bring about several closures and traffic alterations in the coming days.

Show-Me Legal Week Take Back

Missouri's Division of Cannabis Regulation recalls nearly 63,000 products made by Delta Extraction

The Missouri Division of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) has issued a product recall for manufactured products sold to dispensaries and manufacturers by Delta Extraction, LLC, an infused product manufacturer.

Rock Chalk Bottom Dweller

How much did that blue catfish weigh? Topekan reels in near-record catch on Kansas River

Topekan Travis Herzog said he was using a rod and reel with white bass for bait when he caught the big catfish.

Local Agenda Setting

Nick's Picks | Assessments, Newspaper Raid and Dolly Parton

The funeral for a fallen police officer, an investigation of Jackson County property assessments and a raid of a small Kansas Newspaper top this week's news.

Baller Achievement Earned

Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr. Makes Statcast History With Inside-the-Park Home Run

It took shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. just 14.3 seconds to score an inside-the-park home run, making it one of the fastest in the Statcast era.

As The World Burns . . . 

Paris Hilton Is Being Ripped for Vacationing in Maui During Wildfires

"Paris Hilton heard about the Maui wildfire devastation and said, 'That's hot,'" one person tweeted after the socialite was photographed on a Maui beach over the weekend.

Bidenomics On The Road

Biden heads to battleground Wisconsin to talk about the economy a week before GOP debate

President Joe Biden is stopping in the battleground state of Wisconsin to discuss how policies he calls "Bidenomics" are boosting the economy.

MAGA Victory Plan

Trump says Georgia indictment comes during 'dark period' for US, vows to fix it by winning

EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump told Fox News Digital his fourth indictment comes during a "dark period for our country," but vowed to win the 2024 presidential election and "Make America Great Again."

Funny Money Flowed To Politicos

Bankman-Fried charged with using stolen customer funds for $100 mln in US political donations

Sam Bankman-Fried used stolen customer funds to make more than $100 million in campaign contributions ahead of the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, federal prosecutors said on Monday in a new indictment filed against the founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange.

War In Europe Blows Up

At least 12 die in inferno at petrol station in southern Russia

Fire engulfs an area of 500 sq m (5,380 sq ft) in Makhachkala, in the southern region of Dagestan.

Far East Stifles Data

China stops releasing youth unemployment rates amid economic gloom

Release of figures suspended in order to 'optimise labour force survey statistics', says bureau, after youth jobless figure hit record 21.3% in June

Social Grudge Match Escalates

The Musk versus Zuckerberg beef has reached a new level of absurdity

After Mark Zuckerberg said it was "time to move on" from their proposed cage match, Elon Musk posted that he will show up at the Meta CEO's Palo Alto house to fight.

New KCI Needs Workers

Need a job? Kansas City International Airport hiring fair set for August 15

The event will take place in the new airport terminal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

August Chill Arrives . . .

FORECAST: Cooler than normal temperatures continue

We'll get to enjoy a few more mornings that will give a little bit of a Fall-feel as temperatures bottom out in the mid to upper 50s with much lower humidity around.

TALK - A Little Bit Happy is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.