Your Morning Brief: 5 things you need to know for today

Here are the top headlines in Kansas City for Monday, April 22, 2019:

Five Things You Need to Know

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — China is no longer accepting the world’s trash which is creating a recycling crisis in many cities in the United States. <a href=”https://www.kctv5.com/news/glass-recycling-grows-in-kansas-city-area/article_b03957a8-64ee-11e9-a4d0-43649dc79926.html” target=”_blank”>(more)</a>

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — The Community Blood Center (CBC) has declared a blood emergency for the greater Kansas City metro. <a href=”https://www.kctv5.com/news/community-blood-center-declares-emergency-blood-shortage/article_24dda408-6461-11e9-800d-6338bf59ca1f.html” target=”_blank”>(more)</a>

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A van parked near a Sri Lankan church that was bombed on Easter Sunday has exploded, but no injuries have been reported. <a href=”https://www.kctv5.com/van-explodes-near-bombed-sri-lanka-church/article_ddfaceb6-e073-5781-8271-d7b9a26cd0ca.html” target=”_blank”>(more)</a>

NEW YORK, NY (KCTV) — The Royals keep finding themselves with moral victories instead of real ones. <a href=”https://www.kctv5.com/sports/kansas_city_royals/royals-lose-to-yankees-again/video_eeae8a96-6e0d-5d5e-8a2d-fd22d356de98.html” target=”_blank”>(more)</a>

NASHVILLE, TN (KCTV) — Lee’s Summit product Drew Lock heads to Music City for the NFL Draft with a first round pick in sight. <a href=”https://www.kctv5.com/sports/lock-family-prepares-for-nfl-draft/video_eb644cef-1b16-5843-ae04-8e43f55628b5.html” target=”_blank”>(more)</a>

Daily Forecast

Today’s Trending Story

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Target’s bi-annual car seat trade-in program begins Monday. <a href=”https://www.kctv5.com/news/target-will-give-you-a-big-discount-if-you-bring/article_c666799c-948d-5c82-a4dd-d54706da32ad.html” target=”_blank”>(more)</a>

Sports

MLB:

Kansas City Royals (7-15, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (14-8, first in the AL East)

St. Petersburg, FL, 6 p.m.