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A quick peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines for locals checking in on the holiday.

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Reminder Of Great War Futility

National World War I Museum and Memorial open for Memorial Day

There are free public events, a new exhibit and upgrades to the main gallery. The Memorial Day Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m.

Drive Carefully Today

1 killed, 2 critically injured in Memorial Day weekend DUI collision on I-35

One driver has been arrested on suspicion of a DUI after a Memorial Day weekend crash took the life of one woman and put two more of her family members in the hospital with critical injuries.

Recent JoCo Inferno Aftermath

2 taken to hospital after early-morning fire destroys Overland Park duplex unit

Two individuals were taken to a nearby hospital as a third was evaluated at the scene after an early-morning duplex fire in Overland Park destroyed one unit.

King James Visits

LeBron James comes to Kansas City for AAU tournament

One of the most popular athletes in the world has made his way to Kansas City this weekend.

Local War Machine Remembered

Looking back at Kansas City's production of B-25 bombers flown in World War II

B-25 bombers were aircraft first made and flown in World War II. A plant in Fairfax, Kansas, produced the majority of these aircraft.

Latina Tribute

Happy Memorial Day from Hollywood! Sofia Vergara posts

Sofia Vergara wore a fiery red dress with her hair down as she posed with a female friend and her new Chihuahua puppy. 'Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!!❤️❤️,' wrote the Modern Family veteran.

Prez Shares Honor

Biden's Memorial Day speech honors fallen troops, praises democracy

"Our democracy is more than just a system of government, it's the very soul of America," Biden said.

MAGA Pledges Clap Back

Trump tells donors he will crush pro-Palestinian protests if re-elected

Presumptive Republican nominee calls demonstrations against Israel's war in Gaza part of a 'radical revolution'

Contempt Commitment Lacking

GOP in limbo on Garland contempt vote as some Republicans cast doubts

The House GOP effort to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress is in limbo, with Republicans unsure whether they have the votes to pass the measure. Two committees last week ...

MAGA Holiday Message

Trump Wishes Happy Memorial Day to 'Human Scum' Trying 'So Hard to Destroy Our Once Great Country'

Trump had a unique message designed specifically for what he called "Human Scum that is working so hard to destroy our Once Great Country" - Happy Memorial Day!

Goodbye To Baller

Bill Walton, legendary NBA player and broadcaster, dead at 71

Bill Walton, a former NBA MVP who then became a broadcaster, died Monday following a battle with cancer, the league announced.

Tragic Misfire Amid War

Israel PM Netanyahu accepts 'tragic mistake' after dozens killed in Gaza city

WARNING: DISTRESSING IMAGES AND DETAILS - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said an investigation is ongoing following a strike that killed dozens of Palestinians in Gaza

Holy Land Fights Another

Egyptian soldier shot dead in border incident with Israel

Reports say there was an exchange of fire in a rare deadly incident between the two countries.

Euros Flow For War

Spain to give Ukraine €1bn in military aid in decade-long defence deal

Pedro Sánchez, the prime minister, says the funding will improve Kyiv's air defences just days after Russia killed 18 people in Kharkiv

Far East Alliance Strengthens

US lawmakers vow to bolster Taiwan's defense with bipartisan visit days after China's 'punishment' military drills | CNN

US lawmakers vowed to bolster Taiwan's deterrence against China on Monday during a bipartisan congressional visit to the self-governing democracy just days after Beijing surrounded the island with massive military exercises.

Farmer Debut On East Side

Downtown Market Plaza being built in Lee's Summit

The City of Lee's Summit is moving forward with a more than 10-year plan to enhance its farmers market.

Forecast For Now . . . 

It will be sunny and warm for Memorial Day

Rain and thunderstorm chances return for the end of the week and weekend

Skid Row - I Remember You is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.