Kansas City Saturday News Look

For Saturday we're inspired by hottie Denise and her body of work that gives rise to our interest in pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Take a peek at TKC news gathering . . .

Westport Rebuilds . . . 

Bunker reopens after fatal crash in Westport building

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bunker, a clothing store in Kansas City, Missouri's Westport entertainment district reopened Friday. The popular store at the corner of Westport Road and Broadway Boulevard was closed Thursday as engineers from the city evaluated the building's structural integrity following a crash in the northern section of the building.

Booze Burns In The Dotte

Fire destroys Kansas City, Kansas liquor store

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department responded to a fire at Mike's Discount Liquor Friday. According to KCKFD, a resident who lived next door to Mike's Discount Liquor saw smoke coming from the building and alerted a person in the store. Firefighters arrived to the scene at 6:58 p.m.

Tech Deal Sneak Peek

Exclusive: Google buys more than 200 acres for possible data center development - Kansas City Business Journal

After more than two years of quiet, Google might be feeling lucky about a potential large scale data center development in Kansas City's Northland. As Shalerock LLC, the international web search giant and primary unit of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) since August 2019 has owned 78.9 acres within Hunt Midwest Business Center, northeast of Parvin Road and Arlington Avenue.

NextGen Waiting For Care

Free child care offering solution for parents in Kansas City area

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - It's no secret child care is hard to find and afford. KSHB 41 News set out to expose issues within the system and offer solutions for many parents who are struggling. There's a place in the Kansas City area that provides free childcare and it doesn't stop with education.

Latest Kansas City Freebie Debuts

What renters need to know about Kansas City's new right-to-counsel law

“The passage of ‘right to counsel’ is transformative and will have a systemic impact on our courts,” said Gina Chiala, executive director and staff attorney at the Heartland Center. “It will take what was a very oppressive process and inject fairness into it, so that the courts are no longer a place of oppression. Instead, they’re a place of justice.”

All About Denise

Oxford educated professor relives murder in notorious Argentina jail

Professor Paul Frampton sentenced to four years for cocaine smuggling Watched inmate brutally murdered as he stood just feet away Renowned physicist duped after falling for bikini model online Voluptuous 32-year-old was in fact member of South American mafia Model had no idea she was being used as honeytrap in trafficking scam Sacked academic wants job so he can return to the classroom He has written 'Tricked!

Veep Corrects Talker

Kamala Harris interview with Charlamagne Tha God gets heated after he asks who is 'real' president

Vice President Kamala Harris bristled Friday after TV host Charlamagne Tha God asked her who the nation's "real" president is. "I want to know who the real president of this country is - is it Joe Biden, or Joe Manchin?" Charlamagne asked on his Comedy Central show, "Tha God's Honest Truth," while he and Harris discussed Democratic Sen.

Prez COVID Warning Backstory Explained

Inside the meeting that led to Biden's stark warning about the Omicron winter

President Joe Biden's top health officials came to an afternoon briefing at the White House Thursday with a warning -- and a request.

MAGA Denounced

Trump condemned by Anti-Defamation League chief for antisemitic tropes

The chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League led condemnation of Donald Trump after the former president used antisemitic tropes in remarks about American Jews and Israel. "Insinuating that Israel or the Jews control Congress or the media is antisemitic, plain and simple," Jonathan Greenblatt said.

Awaiting Red Wave

'Let's get a drink': Dems confront prospect of a 2022 hurricane

"Success looks like we hold the Senate and we hold the House, or we narrowly lose it, so if Republicans take control, it's a razor-thin margin," said Colmon Elridge, the chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party. "I would hope [the Republican margin in the House] is less than 20," he said.

Democratic Party Time

What Manchin wanted, rejected and got in Biden's $2T bill

During a private meeting in July, Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sat down to negotiate what exactly it would take for Democrats to unlock Manchin's vote to start the process of considering President Joe Biden's massive social and environmental bill. Nearly five months later, much of what Manchin wanted has been delivered.

Plagued By New Wave

Omicron more likely to reinfect than delta, no milder: study

The risk of reinfection with the omicron coronavirus variant is more than five times higher, and it has shown no sign of being milder than delta, a study showed, as cases soar across Europe and threaten year-end festivities.

Iran From Nuke Standoff

Efforts to save Iran nuclear deal 'reaching the end of the road'

Attempts to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are "rapidly reaching the end of the road", European negotiators have warned, as talks in Vienna adjourned to allow the Iranian negotiator to return home for consultation - a pause described by the Europeans as disappointing.

Pageantry Persists . . . 

Can Miss America Survive 100 More Years?

When I was little, I used to make my Barbies participate in the Miss America pageant. I'd dress them up in evening gowns and parade them down the hall one-by-one, making them do the talent competition and the interviews. At the end, my mother, a diehard fan of the competition, would judge.

Even In Hollywood: Marriage Is A Prison

What we can learn from Ben Affleck's comments about his marriage and addiction

Ben Affleck's comments on Howard Stern's show stirred controversy over whether he was blaming his ex-wife for his alcoholism, but that is both untrue and not the point, an expert says. Addictions and relationships are complicated, but we can ultimately all improve our communication and coping skills.

Grocery Goodness Debuts

A newly renovated Price Chopper opens at 85th & Wornall

The completely remodeled Ball's Price Chopper at 8430 Wornall Rd. which now looks like an entirely new store inside had its "soft" reopening at 8 a.m. December 8 after being closed since April.

Shopping Amid Plague

Kansas City area small business hope to capitalize on last shopping weekend before Christmas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With Christmas just a week away, the clock is ticking for people to find the perfect gifts for loved ones and local businesses hope to capitalize on this final shopping weekend. Small businesses in the Kansas City metro tell FOX4 the nationwide shipping issues and inflation have impacted sales.

Kansas City Comeback

How the Kansas City Chiefs got their swagger back

Dec 16, 2021 Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- The moment that saved the Kansas City Chiefs' season happened at the most unlikely of times.

Community Conversation

215: Our Year in Review

On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, the Northeast News staff is discussing 2021 in Historic Northeast. We've worked hard to bring our community the most important news through a pandemic, including COVID-19 vaccination opportunities, covering the reopening of the Kansas City Museum, housing and homelessness, historic preservation, education, local government and so much more.

December Arrives

The cold returns! Highs barely above freezing

Kansas City sees itself having a cold start in the 20s, Saturday. Wind chills all day will remain in the 20s and the highs are barely over freezing.The December standards for lows is in the mid to upper 20s. Some sunshine will be present but still very cool.

John Legend - You Deserve It All is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.