Kansas City Saturday Night News Link Lounge

Right now we take a peek at hottie Rita in a not so long ago photo set from her debut as a movie star & music diva . . . And that inspires our TKC collection of pop culture, community news and top headlines. 

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Cowtown Cash Comeback

Small Business Saturday leaves local shops with success

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Consumers shopped their way through Black Friday spending billions online and at national department stores. Now, the focus shifts to small businesses. Because of COVID fears and mandates, many retail mom and pop shops barely made it through last Christmas.

Spotlight After Exoneration

'I was honored': Kevin Strickland helps light Mayor's Christmas Tree in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Recently freed Kevin Strickland helped light the Mayor's Christmas Tree at Kansas City's Crown Center on Friday night. Strickland was invited after Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu canceled last minute due to scheduling conflicts. "I was honored to receive it. I felt it was a pretty good deal.

Happty Rock Tragedy Tonight

One killed in Gladstone apartment fire

Gladstone Fire Department Gladstone Fire Department SOURCE: Gladstone Fire Department One person was killed in a fire Saturday night at the London Towers Apartments in Gladstone. Firefighters were called to the apartments at 2503 NE 63rd Place off N. Antioch Road at 7:17 p.m.

Local Help For The Troops

For the first time, the VA is helping some veterans with PTSD get service dogs

For years, advocacy groups have said veterans suffering from PTSD could benefit from specially trained service dogs. Now, with new research in hand and the backing of Congress , the Department of Veterans Affairs is set to begin a pilot program that will put service dogs into the homes of veterans without cost.

Show-Me Small Town Impact

Rural areas face loss of clout in redistricting

Every decade, Missourians attempt to draw new statewide legislative maps based on the latest census count. Like clockwork, this effort leads to accusations that one party or another is trying to gerrymander districts for political gain. In Northwest Missouri, the concern might be based less on partisanship than simple arithmetic.

Rock Chalk Defeat Tonight

Kansas football hosts West Virginia in its regular-season finale. Jayhawks lose 34-28

Kansas football's 2021 regular season continued Saturday with a Big 12 Conference matchup at home against West Virginia. The Jayhawks came in off of a loss on the road against TCU. The Mountaineers came in off of a win at home against Texas. With a win, West Virginia would reach six wins this season.

Tech Caution Redux

FBI warns of increased laser attacks on Kansas City aircraft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A lot of people are travelling this weekend, and the FBI, Kansas City Aviation Department and Kansas City Police want to make sure a prank doesn't lead to tragedy. Pilots face all kind of danger in the air.

Recent Hotness Well Remembered

Rita Ora Poses Topless For Most NSFW Photoshoot Yet

Remember when Kim Kardashian broke the internet with her naked Paper magazine cover back in 2014? Well, Rita Ora looks set to follow in her footsteps after unveiling her latest photoshoot. The ' X Factor ' judge has posed topless on the cover of French magazine, Lui.


Biden spotted in Nantucket shopping indoors without a mask despite sign mandating them

President Joe Biden was spotted shopping inside a store over the weekend without wearing a mask which he has repeatedly urged Americans to wear. The president was seen inside Murray's Toggery Shop on the island of Nantucket Saturday with his mask around his neck and not covering his mouth despite a visible sign outside the door instructing patrons to wear a mask.

In Defense Of The Veep

While Americans mark Thanksgiving, Republicans panned over Harris attack

An attack on Kamala Harris for buying expensive French cookware rebounded on the Republican party over Thanksgiving, moving social media users to compare the vice-president's culinary outlay with the cost to taxpayers of Donald Trump's four years in power.

Cable News Customers Search Elsewhere

Analysis: How anti-Trump conservatives have fled Fox News

The audience of right wing media such as Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network wants little to do with resisting Trump... Republicans who don't get news from these networks are far more unfavorable to the former President.

O NO!!!!

World is put on high alert over the Omicron coronavirus variant

Dutch health authorities are investigating whether 61 people traveling from South Africa who tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday were infected with the new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant known as Omicron.

Tactics Plagued By Doubt

Biden and Fauci's Omicron travel ban 'worse than useless,' critics say

Critics took aim Saturday at White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Biden for their "worse than useless" response to the highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19. "No worries, travel ban begins next week because you know, variants don't spread on holiday weekends," Republican Rep.

Holy Land Locks Down

Covid: Israel to impose travel ban for foreigners over new variant

Israel is to ban foreigners from entering the country for 14 days and use surveillance to halt the spread of the new Covid strain, local media report. The ban is expected to come into effect at midnight on Sunday, following full cabinet approval.

Hottie Bastes In The Buff

Adult star Maitland Ward goes topless as she cooks Thanksgiving meal for family

Maitland Ward certainly celebrated Thanksgiving in style. The Disney actress turned porn star took to her Instagram page to tell fans she had been cooking for her family to celebrate the holiday. However, it must have been hot in the kitchen, as the redhead appeared topless in the photo.

Country Club Plaza Elevates Drunken Party Opportunities

New rooftop cocktail bar opens at Plaza office tower in Kansas City

Prime Social Rooftop has opened on the 16th floor of 46 Penn Centre on the Country Club Plaza. The upscale cocktail bar is the first of two concepts by Ohio-based Cameron Mitchell Restaurants that are opening in the building at 4622 Pennsylvania Ave. The 5,500-square-foot space offers eastern and southern views of the Country Club Plaza.

Local Drama Always Underway

Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces Lineup For 18th Season

Warm, poignant, witty, whip-smart, and heartfelt - all words that describe the works included in Kansas City Actors Theatre lineup of plays selected for 2022-2023. This is KCAT's 18th Season of productions, showcasing the leading professional theater talent in Kansas City.

FĂștbol Foresight

How Sporting KC matches up with Real Salt Lake in the MLS Cup Conference Semis

by: PJ Green Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Real Salt Lake swept the regular-season series against Sporting KC. With much history preceding these Western Conference rivals, this matchup is sure to have Children's Mercy Park full of loud fans on Thanksgiving weekend.

Kansas City Wrist Slap

Edwards-Helaire, Fenton fined for unsportsmanlike calls

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- Two Kansas City Chiefs players were fined by the NFL on Saturday for unsportsmanlike conduct. Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was fined $10,300 after pointing at a Dallas Cowboys defender on his way to a touchdown. Edwards-Helaire was penalized in the game.

Amazing Autumn Right Now

Sunny & Mild Thanksgiving Weekend

Kansas City will be milder but cool in the morning. Things start off in the 40s, get much nicer and then get colder as evening sets in. Conditions are breezy, sunny and relatively warm in the afternoon on Saturday. The high temperatures will be in the lower 60s.

Rita Ora - Only Want You is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.