We start this #TBT news day with tribute to classic hottie Pamela who was unsuccessful in her bid to help Julian Assange earn pardon from Prez Trump yet still remains one our favorite celeb political activists. And all of THAT inspires this peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.
Legoland Crash Aftermath
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- One person was critically injured overnight driving into a concrete wall outside Legoland. Police were called about 12:30 a.m. Thursday to 24th Street and Grand Avenue on a single-vehicle crash. Officers say a black Ford Focus was traveling south on Grand Avenue at a very high rate of speed.
Building Kansas City
Even as the past year wrought a series of changes to Kansas City's construction landscape, local development has been anything but anemic. In 2020, developers unveiled transformative plans for visible buildings and properties not just in downtown Kansas City but throughout the area, ranging from distinctive apartment proposals to sprawling multimillion-dollar office and mixed-use developments.
Local Cash Crunch
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The co-owner of a one-time Kansas City payday lending company has pleaded guilty to a bankruptcy fraud count related to his 2015 personal bankruptcy, in which prosecutors say he hid more than $1 million in assets.
Iconic Hottie Outlook
Pamela Anderson got risqué on Instagram this week when she shared a sultry NSFW upload with her 1.2 million followers. The former Baywatch star and ex- Playboy model posted the sizzling photo of herself on January 19, which showed her in bed while smoking a cigarette.
Trump's decision to leave out Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from his final list of presidential pardons has not gone down well with his supporters on mainstream and fringe social media platforms, with several Assange supporters accusing the outgoing president of folding to pressure from his advisers and Senate Republicans.
Presidential Shout Out
Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton honored President Joe Biden Wednesday evening as America's new leader in a joint message that emphasized the new President's call for national unity.
Shutting Down Debate
"Chuck Schumer is the majority leader and he should be treated like majority leader. We can get shit done around here and we ought to be focused on getting stuff done," said Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.). "If we don't, the inmates are going to be running this ship."
BIDEN AMNESTY STARTS!!!
The newly inaugurated Biden administration wasted no time in taking two major steps to dismantle much criticized Trump-era immigration policies in their first day in office. The Department of Homeland Security announced that starting Thursday, it would pause deportations for certain non-citizens in the U.S.
For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding. The shift to minority status is always difficult, prompting debates over who is to blame for losing the last election.
Throwback Deal Emerges
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Reliever Wade Davis is returning to the Kansas City Royals, the team he helped pitch to the 2015 World Series title. Davis and the Royals agreed Wednesday to a minor league contract, and the 35-year-old right-hander will go to spring training trying to earn a spot on the major league roster.
Doggie Style During Big Game
Puppy Pooper Bowl logo.// Courtesy of Great Plains SPCA The Great Plains SPCA in Mirriam, Kan. is hosting a new kind of Super Bowl celebration Feb. 7. At 11 a.m., the shelter will be hosting their "Puppy Pooper Bowl" fundraiser to raise money for the no-kill shelter and set the mood for the Super Bowl later in the day.
Weather Deadline Today
Another great January day is ahead with highs approaching 60 degrees Colder air surges in on Friday and the weekend A series of storm systems will arrive this weekend. First storm could bring light rain for part of the day on AFC Championship Sunday KANSAS CITY'S MOST ACCURATE FORECAST Thursday: Sunny skies, not as windy & even warmer.
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JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- On any other day you'll see the hours for Soirée Steak and Oyster House on 18th Vine, and they wouldn't be open until 5 p.m., but today the owner felt it was important to make an exception. At 9 a.m.
Tech Help Wanted
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Cerner has 27,000 associates around the world and the company, based in the Kansas City area, has hundreds of jobs open locally. "Think of us as sitting between health care and high tech. So we do systems that doctors and clinicians use to support patients," explained Bill Huffaker, Senior Vice President of Integrated Talent at Cerner.
Kansas City Vaxx Check
KMBC 9 Investigates found just under half of the county health departments in the KMBC 9 viewing area have established online waiting lists or signups for the COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday.That does not mean they're doing anything wrong. Nor does it mean county health departments are the only places you can find a vaccine in the coming weeks, and months.
KCK Po-Po Carjack Stop
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was involved in a crash Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 70 in KCK. According to a spokesperson from the department, police began chasing a suspect after a woman was pulled from her car and robbed around 1:45 p.m.
Show-Me Road Work
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- MoDOT is now taking applications for 50 new maintenance workers. The Missouri Department of Transportation says it is looking to add to its workforce. The hires would come for spring and summer months. MoDOT's Human Resource Department announced the maintenance operators are being hired in Jackson, Clay, Platte, Ray, Lafayette, Saline, Johnson, Cass, and Pettis counties.
Peaceful Transfer Afterall
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Concerns had been raised about large protests at state capitol buildings across the United States on the day Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, but no such thing came to pass in Jefferson City.
Show-Me Bitter Payback
ST. LOUIS - Unemployment insurance kept Marissa Crozier afloat after she was laid off as a costume designer for St. Louis Community College's theater program and her costume gigs for the Muny and Opera Theatre of St. Louis vanished because of COVID-19.
Radio History Remembered
Alvin "Al" Nash's mellow voice, robust laugh and inquisitive nature helped define his years of public service to Kansas City, his family said. Nash, a fierce advocate for the community, died on Jan. 14 in Lenexa at the age of 78.
Grateful For Backup Glory
Backup quarterbacks did more than just hold clipboards in the NFL's divisional playoff round.Jameis Winston threw a 56-yard trick-play touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith on his first playoff action after 76 regular-season games over six seasons.Chad Henne, the Chiefs' 35-year-old backup, also got his first taste of the playoffs Sunday when he was pressed into duty after former MVP Patrick Mahomes entered the concussion protocol midway through the third quarter against Cleveland.
Community Story Continues
Kansas City's Local Investment Commission, the Kansas City Public Library, the Black Archives of Mid-America, and the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center partnered to create a compilation of biographies honoring Black Kansas Citians who have impacted the community. // Image courtesy of kcblackhistory.org Four local organizations have collaborated to create a booklet honoring Black Kansas Citians as a special edition...
Artsy Delivery Endorsed
After years of just causal painting, the Kansas City Chiefs are inspiring one Wyandotte County man to get a little more serious about the hobby."I said to myself, 'Hey I can do that,'" artist David Alston said.Alston is a milkman with a very creative hobby."The most important part is the eyes.
Kansas City Old School Sign Of The Times Featured
Michael Bushnell Publisher This week, in theme with our Remember This column on a novelty transistor radio, we're featuring another novelty communication tool from back in the day, the novelty Real Photo, picture postcard. Picture postcards reached their zenith during the early to mid-20th century, mostly earlier than 1915.
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