Kansas City Gather: Chuy's Surprise Plaza Shut Down & More Nukes

More than a few things to consider for late night & early morning denizens of the local discourse as we watch over pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Not Quite An Iconic Closure

Another Country Club Plaza restaurant closes its doors overnight

Two more stores say goodbye to The Plaza with no update on new owners

Cowtown Can't Cry

Minor injuries reported after truck overturns, spills milk on highway exit ramp in Kansas City

The crash occurred on an exit ramp connecting Emmanuel Cleaver Blvd and US 71 Highway early on Sunday afternoon

Suburban Salvation

'Bambi is saved!': Lee's Summit Fire Department rescues fawn from storm drain

Thanks to the efforts of a local fire department, a young deer is back on its feet after getting trapped in a storm drain.

Community Fabric Debut

Pop-up boutique in Crown Center focuses on empowering young, female entrepreneurs

Beloved, a pop-up boutique in Crown Center, opened its doors Sunday. The shop is run by the Nia Project and sells goods made by Black, female entrepreneurs from the Kansas City area.

Local Listening Session

Summer Sounds: Kansas City guide to live music and concerts

Music performances happening throughout Kansas City this summer at a variety of venues.

Angels Live Up To Expectations

Victoria's Secret (VSCO) Q1 Earnings & Revenues Top Estimates

Victoria's Secret (VSCO) first-quarter fiscal 2024 results are hurt by tough retail landscape and high competition in promotions.

Choosing Lesser Evil?!?!

Over half of Biden supporters say main reason for backing is to oppose Trump: CBS Poll

More than half of President Biden's supporters said they are mainly backing the incumbent in 2024 to oppose former President Trump, according to a new poll. A new CBS News/YouGov poll, released Sunday, found 54 percent of likely Biden voters are planning to choose him on November's ballot, a 7-point increase from March.

MAGA Fights For Change

With no teleprompter, Trump riffs with crowd at Las Vegas rally, vows to end taxes on tips

Meanwhile, Trump did not endorse any of Nevada's Republican candidates for U.S. Senate but did say he'd rather be electrocuted than eaten by a shark.

Stocking Up For 2024

White House issues nuclear weapons update

America might have to construct more nuclear weapons "to deter our adversaries" according to a stark new warning.

Rough Ride Aftermath

4 injured as bull escapes arena and charges into spectators at Oregon rodeo

Four people were hospitalized after a bull escaped an arena at an Oregon rodeo and charged into patrons outside, authorities said Sunday.

Eastern Europe Rumors Of War

Ukraine war briefing: Ukrainian intelligence 'strikes Su-57 warplane deep inside Russia'

Satellite pictures show apparent damage; Russian gains reported at Chasiv Yar, but Zelenskiy says Pokrovsk under most pressure. What we know on day 838

Holy Land Power Moves Reported

Analysis: Why the departure of Israeli war cabinet member Benny Gantz does - and doesn't - matter | CNN

Gone from the war cabinet. Gone from the government. Benny Gantz is back where he was at the start of the war Hamas launched on October 7: an ex-defence minister, ex chief of staff - and Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu's chief political rival.

Newsie Might've Lacked Objectivity?!?

Gaza journalist who wrote for Al Jazeera was holding 3 hostages in home with family, Israel says

A Gaza journalist was holding three hostages in his home with his family before he was killed by Israeli commandos during a rescue operation on Saturday, according to the Israeli military.

South Of Border Slow Down

Migrant arrests drop at US-Mexico border as Biden asylum ban rolls out

Biden's policy generally bars migrants who illegally cross the border from claiming asylum. There are exceptions for unaccompanied minors, people who face serious medical or safety threats, and victims of trafficking.

Animated Criticism Endures

Teacher Li: The hunt for the cartoon cat vexing China's censors

A student fears he is in China's crosshairs, for sharing the news Beijing doesn't want you to hear.

Allies Turn Conservative

Millions will vote on Europe's super Sunday, with surveys suggesting a shift to the right

Millions of voters are heading to the polls for the European Union's election super Sunday. Surveys suggest the European Parliament will shift to the political right and make it harder for the world's biggest trading bloc to approve laws and take decisions.

New Super Power Stays Winning

India's prime minister, humbled by voters, is sworn in again

For the first time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead a coalition after his party was humbled in its traditional stronghold of the Hindi-speaking belt of northern India.

El Papa Prays For Peace

Pope recreates the 2014 Mideast peace prayer in Vatican Gardens to beg for an end to Gaza conflict

Pope Francis has gathered the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors to the Vatican Gardens to pray for an end to the war in Gaza.

Newspaper NEEDS Us To Care

KC Current drop second-half hammer on Seattle Reign at sun-splashed CPKC Stadium

Three-second half goals broke open a tense 2-2 match and made big winners of the Kansas City Current.

Navigating Local Old School

Meet Kansas City's 70 over 70

For the past six years, KC Shepherd Center has honored the people in our community going above and beyond after retirement.

Grigs Offers Sneak Peek

Perfect conditions kick off the week ahead of warmup

Highs on Monday and Tuesday will hover around the upper 70s and lower 80s

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