Charlie Keegan, 41 Action News

Charlie Keegan

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Kansas City, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Charlie:

KC businesses get involved in addressing crime with new WORC Initiative

After three years of planning, this summer, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce launched its W.O.R.C. Initiative. The program’s mission is to create a pipeline where people returning from incarceration can get a job. → Read More

Update on Kansas City’s GO Bond sidewalk program

Since 2017, Kansas City, Missouri, has been using money from a General Obligation Bond initiative to repair, inspect and design new sidewalks. → Read More

We See You: KC Cares puts spotlight on nonprofits with weekly radio show, podcast

KC Cares spotlights different nonprofits working in Kansas City with a weekly, 30-minute radio show and podcast. → Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month: Being Cuban in Kansas City

Cubans living in Kansas City maintain a deep connection to their homeland and work tirelessly to bring freedom to the island country. → Read More

Update on flooding in notorious Sugar Creek problem spot

Monday’s heavy rains across the Kansas City area did not cause any flooding on U.S. 24 Highway at Northern Boulevard in Sugar Creek, Missouri, in part because the city cleaned out an underground culvert which it says had been clogged for years. → Read More

Weekend-long celebration of Crestwood Shops’ 100th anniversary begins Thursday

The Crestwood Shops, Kansas City, Missouri’s oldest, active shopping center, celebrates its 100th anniversary with a series of events kicking off Thursday night and continuing through Saturday. → Read More

All eyes will be on Salvador Perez’s attempt at history in Royals’ last game Sunday

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has a chance to make history Sunday afternoon in the baseball team’s final game of the 2021 season. Perez could set the record for most home runs by a Royal in a single season. → Read More

Truman Medical Centers changes name to University Health

Beginning Oct. 1, Truman Medical Centers will be called University Health. The hospital system announced the change as a way to highlight its role as an academic medical center that works with UMKC to help train doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists of the future. → Read More

Town hall meeting Tuesday to gather feedback on Overland Park farmer’s market

City leaders in Overland Park, Kansas, will host a town hall Tuesday night to gather public feedback and input on plans to redevelop the farmer’s market pavilion downtown. → Read More

Cyclists pass through Kansas City on cross-country fundraiser for cancer research

Employees of the pharmaceutical giant Bristol Myers Squibb ride bicycles in a relay from Oregon to New Jersey every year as a fundraiser for The V Foundation which funds cancer research. They stopped in Kansas City Thursday. → Read More

From offices to outdoor spaces, see COVID-19’s impact on homebuilding at Parade of Homes

Homebuilders around the Kansas City, Missouri, area are seeing increased demand for office space and outdoor space as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can see how they're incorporating those trends into new construction during the 2021 Fall Parade of Homes Greater Kansas City. → Read More

Kansas City area real estate market showing signs of cooling

There is still much more demand than supply in the real estate market around Kansas City, Missouri, but Tony Conant, president of the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors, believes the market is showing signs of cooling. → Read More

Independence’s Ennovation Center seeing record enrollment

More people than ever are using a business incubator in Independence, Missouri, to launch their startups. The Ennovation Center has more current clients than at any time in its 11-year history. → Read More

3 brothers develop brain tumors, lone survivor’s mission is to help find cure

Brent Erwood, 63, of Leawood, Kansas, will walk in Sunday's Head for the Cure 5K in honor of his two brothers who both died of brain tumors. Erwood himself survived a brain tumor and has made it his mission to help find a cure. → Read More

Most Missouri schools begin class Monday morning

Kansas City, Missouri, Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell said his first day of school jitters disappeared when he saw the first school bus arrive at Central Middle School Monday morning. → Read More

Teachers, parents, community prepare to send Missouri students back to school

From free haircuts to COVID-19 vaccines and organizing classrooms, teachers, students and the community at large spent Sunday preparing to send students back to school in Missouri. → Read More

DS Bus Lines continues to hire school bus drivers in Kansas City area

Bus companies across the Kansas City metropolitan area are hiring school bus drivers right now. → Read More

Guns N Hoses fundraiser returns to Kansas City on Saturday

The annual Guns N Hoses fundraiser returns to Kansas City, Missouri, after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event featuring boxing matches between police and fire departments raises money for surviving family members of first responders killed on duty in the metropolitan area. → Read More

Mask mandate is back in place for public places within KCMO

People visiting grocery stores, restaurants, museums and other places of public accommodation within the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri, will once again have to wear a face mask beginning Aug. 2, 2021. → Read More

Overland Park studies insects to determine quality of streams

A one of a kind monitoring program in Overland Park, Kansas, studies the variety of insects living in streams and creeks to gauge the water quality. → Read More