Kansas City Thursday News Stand

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.

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Tribute To KC BBQ Legend

L.C. Richardson, owner of LC's Bar-B-Q in Kansas City, passes away

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

200+ organizations want to reimagine, expand internet access for KC

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

Kansas City Councilwoman Still Working To Reduce Tax Abatements

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 Is Maxim's March/April Cover Model

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

Bill Gates slams Texas governor's explanation for catastrophic power outages

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

Social media photos seem to show Sen. Ted Cruz flew to Cancun as Texas froze

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.


Democrats Unveil Sweeping Immigration Bill

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

U.S. life expectancy plummets amid pandemic

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

Dolly Parton asks Tennessee lawmakers not to erect statue of her on Capitol grounds

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

Still time to help: Kansas City raises more than $56,000 for Project Warmth

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's KPRS part of history, as oldest black-owned radio station in the country

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

Mix of clouds and sunshine, highs around 22 degrees


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. 

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Pipe Problems Persist

Rising temperatures raise the risk of bursting pipes

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

T-Mobile Center hosting blood drive, COVID-19 antibody testing provided

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

KC Library reopens North-East branch after renovations thanks to 2018 levy increase

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.

Po-Po Talk Progress

Black police leaders in Johnson County discuss trials, triumphs

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

KCATA provides special shuttles to local warming centers for homeless

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???

Kansas lawmakers want tuition refunds for COVID-19 disruptions

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

Pandemic-inspired take-out booze rule could become permanent in Missouri

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

Local rescue dog goes from death's door to starring on hit DC Comics show

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, [...]

QB Reflection

Alex Smith reflects on Patrick Mahomes' rookie season with KC Chiefs

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

For new Kansas City chief operating officer Amber Cox, the goal is always keeping it 100

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

Kansas City area jewelry maker empowering women through raising funds for homeless women's shelter

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

KCK group converts old church into warming shelter for homeless

A Kansas City, Kansas, community outreach group is doing all it can to help keep people warm.

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Anonymous said…
Learn to code in KC?

Good luck.
Anonymous said…
Shame to see the food legends passing away. I have some LCs sauce in my fridge right now.
Anonymous said…

Sharice said:

ooh..I wanna stick my face on Filipa's chest and motorboat those boobs!
Ted 'Cancun' Cruz said…
"Vamos a la playa, bitches!" - Ted "Cancun" Cruz 2/17/21, allegedly exclaimed to fellow passengers as United Airlines flight 2020 rolled for takeoff.
Anonymous said…
Cruz should have stayed in Texas and hired Beto O'Rourke to blow hot air at all those frozen windmills.
Anonymous said…
And he was supposed to stay back in Texas and do what exactly to resolve the problem? The Libtards have lost their minds and are trying to take the focus off of the Cuomo killings of nursing home residents.
Anonymous said…
Let me see. What is worse? Hmmmm ... Cuomo killing nursing home residents or Cruz flying to Mexico during bad Texas weather.
Anonymous said…
Hope they firmly anchor that Dolly statue ..it'll be top heavy with all that boob weight.
Anonymous said…
The amount of Bill Gates in the news is too damn high. He needs to STFU for six months or so and get out of the limelight.
Ol' Cancun Cruz said…
“I was speaking this weekend with the meteorologist expert who was saying the combination of these two storms, we could see up to 100 people lose their lives this week in Texas. So don’t risk it. Keep your family safe and just stay home and hug your kids,” -- Ted 'Cancun' Cruz, Feb. 15.
Anonymous said…

Dolly Parton is a far left liberal. Bill Gates needs to keep his big mouth shut he's not a politician, but then again the left always goes after that money and Gates has plenty of it.
Anonymous said…
What a renaissance man Bill Gates is. Apparently his ill-gotten billions make him an expert not just in computer software but in viruses and vaccines, environmental science, and power generation. Is there anything about which he knows less than other people.
Anonymous said…
Gates and many others (Paul Krugman would be a good example) assume that because they know a lot about one thing, they know a lot about all things. They are far from reluctant to share their wisdom with the world, and being proved wrong does not deter them in the slightest.
Anonymous said…
You guys. Only Gavin Newsom is allowed to travel during a crisis!

Democrats. When they come up with a single standard of behavior that they hold themselves accountable to, let us know.
Anonymous said…
^^^ Oh, they have - the Democrats don't incite insurrections andmurdwrs.
Anonymous said…
Anonymous said…
Your small monkey brain doesn't have a very good memory. A whole summer's worth of riots and violence, with Democrats fully in support of it.

Thanks for proving my point though! Lol
Anonymous said…
Again, Cruz did nothing wrong. Get over it.
Anonymous said…
@6:01 In some people's minds, there is a difference between "rioting" and trying to overthrow the Government. Guess "whataboutism" makes it impossible for you to see that though.
Anonymous said…
The small number of DC protesters who were violent weren't nearly as ready for warfare as the Antifa and BLM maggots the rest of the year.
Anonymous said…

You brightened Blue Parkway with the smell of your Barbecue smoking.

L.C.s and Nieces was a nice little oasis on Blue Parkway.

The Dugout did not have windows. Rule #1; never enter a saloon without windows as you likely will not come out alive.
Anonymous said…
Bill Gates is such a phony.

He stole Apple's and Lotus 1-2-3 programming to make a fortune.

His ugly house is 50,000 square feet of ugly sprawl on Lake Washington in Seattle.

Gates sure as hell doesn't heat his home with Solar or Wind in Seattle as it is sunny only five days a year.
Anonymous said…