Right now this #TBT tribute to old school "lads' mags" inspires us to take a step back and share some of the more interesting, upbeat or otherwise captivating items from pop culture, community news and top headlines.
Take a peek . . .Tribute To KC BBQ Legend
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- L.C. Richardson, the owner of LC's Bar-B-Q in Kansas City, has passed away. Richardson ran LC's Bar-B-Q on Blue Parkway for years and years. LC's Bar-B-Q has became the gameday pitstop for Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs fans citywide and guests nationwide visiting Kansas City.
Cowtown Learns To Code
A divide between those with sufficient internet and the knowledge to use it, and those without, has become prominent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some students have been without devices and there are older adults who have struggled with making appointments online.
Money Fight Cont’d
Currently there are a number of agencies in Kansas City, Missouri, that can offer developers tax abatements or incentives. If Robinson's ordinance passes, the amounts and the length of abatements would be reduced. Melissa Robinson , Kansas City, Missouri, council member representing the Third District.
Old School Hottie Endures
Filippa Hamilton takes a few steps towards the camera and her long brown hair flutters over a transparent John Galliano dress. The French-Swedish supermodel is on a quick visit to Paris to star in the cover shoot for March/April issue.
Billionaire Power Player Fights For Texas Wind Turbines
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday pushed back against a statement made by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in which he blamed recent widespread power outages in his state on a failure of solar and wind energy sources. Millions of Texans have gone days without power this week as massive winter storms brought freezing temperatures and devastated the state's power grid.
Senator Ted Confronts Shame
Is Sen. Ted Cruz now going to be known as "Flying Ted"? Social media erupted early Thursday with multiple photos purportedly showing a masked Sen. Ted Cruz boarding a plane and then flying to Mexico even as millions of his fellow Texans froze because of historically low temperatures and widespread power outages.
subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast Congressional Democrats unveiled a sweeping immigration bill Thursday, which includes setting up a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The measure is backed by President Biden and closely aligns with the plan he proposed on his first day in office.
End Game Arrives Early
Other health experts say it shows the profound impact of COVID-19, not just on deaths directly due to infection but also from heart disease, cancer and other conditions. "What is really quite striking in these numbers is that they only reflect the first half of the year ...
Dolly Politely Declines
Country music legend and Tennessee native Dolly Parton asked state legislators to remove a bill to erect a statue in her honor on Capitol grounds. Parton, 75, said she was "honored and humbled" by the gesture but doesn't think it's the right timing.
Kansas City Good Cause
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- We want to thank everyone who donated to Project Warmth on Tuesday. So far we have raised more than $56,000. There's still time to help out your neighbors struggling to pay their utility bills this winter. At this time, KCTV5 News is not accepting coats or blankets.
Sound Of Kansas City Success Resonates Over Generations
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KPRS has been on Kansas City's airwaves for decades, and has heard it all. "The name, like I said, Carter Broadcast Group around here means a lot coming from what's been beforehand," KPRS radio personality, Chris 'Playmaker' Stimpson said. Andrew 'Skip' Carter began Carter Broadcasting on the AM dial in 1949, [...]
Weather For Now
Hide Transcript Show Transcript FEET, SEVEN FEET IN SOME AREAS. WE HAVE ALMOST WHAT LOOKS LIKE A DECK OF LOW CLOUDS OR FOG BETWEEN THE SPORTS COMPLEX IN DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY. THIS IS FROM OUR TOWER CAM ON THE EAST SIDE. A DEGREES AND THE AIRPORT IS REPORTING SOME FLURRIES.
9 to 5 by Dolly Parton ranked Billboard #1 in February of 1981 and is the #TBT song of the day. This is the OPEN THREAD for right now.
Keep going for more local links . . .Pipe Problems Persist
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - We are working our way out of a historic deep freeze in Kansas City. While the worst of the impacts may be behind us, there is still the risk of pipes bursting inside of homes. During a deep freeze, pipes can burst when water inside them freezes and expands, putting pressure on pipes walls.
Downtown COVID Care Debuts
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Community Blood Center is set to test donations for antibodies to COVID-19 on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the T-Mobile Center. Mobile Drive Schedule Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. T-Mobile Center 1407 Grand Blvd Grand St.
Bookworm COVID Comeback
Po-Po Talk Progress
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Public Library's North-East Branch has reopened after more than one year in a temporary home to allow for a $4.5 million renovation project. Granted only a limited number of services are currently available because of restrictions in place at all library branches to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Many occupations require you to have thick skin, including law enforcement. Adding that thick layer sometimes means losing other important things, as Officer John Lacy recalled. "I lost a friend this past summer I've known since elementary school. And he said, with everything that's going on, 'I know you're law enforcement.
Rolling Warmups Arrive
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is providing special shuttles from Bartle Hall's overnight warming center to various daytime warming centers in Kansas City to help the city's homeless survive the frigid winter temperatures. The special RideKC shuttles will leave Bartle Hall and head to Southeast Community Center and Hillcrest Community Center shortly after 8 a.m.
Rock Chalk Discount???
College students who lost class time or were forced into online classes because of the pandemic could have some of their tuition refunded under a measure Kansas lawmakers are debating. A House panel amended the state's higher education budget Wednesday to require that colleges, community colleges and technical schools reimburse students for 50% of the tuition paid every day they spent online instead of in the classroom.
Show-Me Permanently Loosened Restaurant Booze Rules
JEFFERSON CITY - Restaurants in Missouri are one step closer to making take-home cocktails a permanent part of their menus. In action Wednesday, the Missouri House gave preliminary approval to legislation allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages with carryout meals under certain conditions. The change is an outgrowth of the pandemic.
Kansas Doggie Star Debuts
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Talk about being discovered! Last winter, someone found a shivering 5-month-old puppy near a snowy woodpile in Leavenworth, Kansas. "Pepsi," as he was later named, was also suffering from heartworm. "They took him to the shelter, and there's just too many dogs, so he was at risk for euthanasia," said Melissa Millett, [...]
Alex Smith will always be one of Chiefs Kingdom's favorite players as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play for the franchise. Not only did he help restore the Chiefs to respectability in his first few years under Andy Reid, but he also helped turn the team into a perennial playoff contender with a dynamic offense with a stellar final season under center with MVP-esque numbers at times.
News Kansas City Sports Honcho Emerges
When I called new Kansas City Chief Operating Officer Amber Cox, she answered from a room filled with basketball memorabilia, a whiteboard with a court on the wall behind her. She was still in Connecticut, finishing up her most recent role as Vice President of Sports at Mohegan Sun, where she was in charge of generating revenue for the Connecticut Sun and the New England Black Wolves.
Bling Makes It Better
Krystal Webb started her business Boss.Queen to share her jewelry-making skills, but she also quickly discovered it is also a vessel to empower other women. "We all rise to the top when we all support each other," she said. Webb is raising three girls with her husband and wants to teach them by example.
Help From Above
A Kansas City, Kansas, community outreach group is doing all it can to help keep people warm.
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