On track for a somewhat productive Friday, here's a quick collection of some of the more interesting news links out there right now from Kansas City and BEYOND . . .
Captain Obvious Survey Seyz Kansas City Loves It's Football Team
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- It's probably the biggest football game in Kansas City played in about a half century. If you're like the average NFL fan, odds are you've been near obsessed with the Patriots and Chiefs. In fact, NFL fans, on average, will spend 46 hours a month just thinking, talking, reading, about their favorite football team.
Right Wing Shut Down Reflection
FOX NEWS FIRST: Pelosi-Trump feud overshadows shutdown's victims; proof that the Mueller probe is a 'hoax'
Welcome to FOX News First. Not signed up yet? Click here. Developing now, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 SHUTDOWN TIT FOR TAT: The government workers who are not receiving paychecks are not the focus of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
Prez Strikes Back
WASHINGTON (AP) - She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers from opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as the negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown remain stalled.
Chica Tells All
The former Mexican lawmaker testified about Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's naked run through a secret tunnel that started under his bathtub, having to trim the pants of the famously short kingpin, and about her work for the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Confronting Local Doggie Dilemma
MERRIAM, Kan. - The Great Plains SPCA Shelter in Merriam will continue to serve the community but the clinic next door will close in a few weeks and they'll be leaving the facility out in Independence in a few months.
Local Lady Mahomes
Kansas City Checklist
It seems so Here are five things to watch during the game: unreal , but it's really happening. On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium for the AFC Championship Game. One team is going home, and the other is going to the in Atlanta.
Shut Down Continued
The partial government shutdown was supposed to be a brief non-event for the economy. Now it's starting to look like a serious crisis that could nudge the U.S. toward recession and threaten President Donald Trump's economic message during his reelection campaign.
The Guv Parson Plan
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is scaling down the agencies and employees the Department of Economic Development oversees in an effort to better target its mission. Parson signed several executive orders moving agencies away from the Department of Economic Development. Among other things, that includes transferring: The Department of Energy to the Department of Natural Resources.
Show-Me Step Up From Missouri
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Sen. Josh Hawley plans to move his family to a suburb of Washington D.C., but will keep a Missouri home in Springfield. Hawley's spokeswoman, Kelli Ford, said in a statement Thursday that Hawley and his wife decided to move with their two young sons to Washington so they could be together while the Senate is in session.
Big Game Political Consequences
Venom From Vampire Bats May 'Revolutionize Treatments' For Hypertension, Heart Failure, More - Study Finds
QUEENSLAND, Australia - It turns out Dracula may have some good in him after all. Australian scientists say the venom from vampire bats may pave the road to new treatments for a slew of medical conditions. But that road, they note, has also been dealt some bumps in the form of dangerous Mexican drug traffickers.
Kansas City Season Of Scams
Authorities are issuing a warning for Kansas City Chiefs fans looking for tickets: Be wary of scammers. Some fans have waited a lifetime to see the Chiefs play an AFC Championship game. But you want to make sure you get to see the game and that you're not left out in the cold.
Foodies Save The Planet???
When it comes to saving the planet, carrying around a metal straw in your pocket isn't going to cut it. Don't get me wrong, keep drinking from reusable water bottles and bringing your own tote bags to the grocery store-cumulatively, small efforts can often have a big impact.
Urban Core Rebrand
The Kansas City Council voted Thursday to back a proposed renovation of a business incubator on the city's east side. It's the first project to get funds from a new Central City Economic Development Sales Tax.
Locals Well Remembered
Out of tragedy, a symbol of love. A local artist found a way to pick up the pieces and put them back together after losing a loved one. "I held on to it because it was special," said artist Heather Benoit, referring to her late brother Michael's shirt.
Students at the Immanuel Christian School -- who range in age from five to 14 -- are also banned from engaging in "homosexual or bi-sexual activity," according to an agreement parents must sign before enrollment. Vice President Mike Pence's wife Karen is once again teaching art at the
Wall Still Confronts Legal Fight
US president Donald Trump has staked a lot on his plans to build a wall along the border with Mexico. He has shut down the federal government over its alleged failure to budget sufficiently for this project and insists that a barrier will solve drug trafficking and immigration woes, even threatening to declare a national emergency to get this done.
Arsty Kansas City Pix
Cirque du Soleil's latest production, Crystal, brings the expected acrobatics and aerial tricks of previous shows, but this time on ice. Think a mashup o...
World Of Weather According To Joe
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