Kansas City Sunday News Look: Angels & Russians

For close readers we share some of the news we've been reading today on the topic of angels, community news, pop culture and top headlines.

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After Christmas Dumping Ground

Kansas City compost piles are a perfect place for fruitcakes and other holiday leftovers

In households all around Kansas City, holiday menus have been planned, but what to do with the leftovers - the green bean casserole, cranberry relish, or mashed potatoes - may not have been considered. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, food waste comprises about 24% of municipal solid waste.

Midtown Gunfire Aftermath

KC police investigate shooting outside nightclub

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police are investigating after one person was shot outside of a Midtown nightclub. The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. near 39th and Southwest Trafficway. According to police, officers were dispatched to the parking lot connecting Missie B's and KC Kitchen & Pizzeria an an aggravated assault.

Meth Town Tragedy Report

Person of interest in custody after 2-year-old killed in Independence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Independence Police Department said a person of interest is in custody after a 2-year-old was killed after handling a gun Friday. According to IPD, the suspect is in custody out of state and will be extradited back to Jackson County.

Local Good Deeds Documented

Kansas City gives back on Christmas Day

Many in Kansas City didn't just celebrate Christmas at home with family and friends - volunteers donated their time to help those who need a little more help this holiday season. Two events showed how giving our community is.

Corporate Commerce Postscript

'It's madness just like usual': Kansas City area businesses capitalize on Christmas Day sales

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Christmas Day is often about spending time with loved ones or tradition, but for some it means a critical boost in business. "It's madness just like usual," New Peking's manager Tony Teng said. "It's seems like our dining business has all been you know converted to carry out or delivery."

Angel Hard Times Reconsidered

Erin Heatherton Opens Up About the Extreme Measures She Used to Lose Weight as a Victoria's Secret Angel

Model Erin Heatherton is opening up about her time as a Victoria's Secret Angel in a new podcast. In the series, titled Fallen Angel -hosted by Vanessa Grigoriadis and former Glamour features director Justine Harman -Heatherton talks about the extreme lengths she went to lose weight while working as an Angel from 2010 to 2013.

Joker Talks Rude X-Mas Aftermath

'Let's go Brandon' Santa Tracker caller insists he meant no disrespect to Biden

The caller who ended a conversation with Joe Biden with the rightwing meme " Let's go Brandon" - which means "fuck Joe Biden" - has insisted he was joking and meant no disrespect to the president. "At the end of the day I have nothing against Mr Biden," Jared Schmeck, 35, told the Oregonian newspaper.

Talker Condemns Former Prez

Alex Jones says Trump is either 'ignorant' or 'evil' in Christmas rant

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones issued a "warning" to former President Donald Trump, calling him either "ignorant" or "evil" for encouraging people to take the coronavirus vaccine. The infamous extremist talking head made the comments during his InfoWars show on 25 December. "This is an emergency Christmas Day warning to President Trump.

Veep Against Voting

Kamala Harris says 'democracy' is biggest national security threat in CBS interview

Vice President Kamala Harris appeared to misspeak during an interview aired Sunday when she answered "democracy" when asked what's the biggest national security challenge facing the US. During the interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation," host Margaret Brennan asked her about the one national security threat that keeps her up at night worrying.

Chummy Across The Aisle

Two lawmakers say their bipartisan friendship a model for overcoming 'toxic' year in Washington

Two Michigan lawmakers from opposite sides of the aisle came together to urge the importance of unity and kindness after a "toxic" year in Washington and across the country.

Party Time Postponed Again

New Year's celebrations shelved across the globe as COVID-19 surges, here's who canceled and who hasn't

Large cities across the world are canceling their New Year's Eve celebrations due to the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus while others are forging ahead with their plans.

Vlad Takes Pause

Russia withdraws 10,000 troops from Ukrainian border ahead of planned negotiations next month

Russia has withdrawn over 10,000 troops from the Ukrainian border as it prepares to enter security discussions with the Biden administration in the new year. The Russian military has said that the troops have returned to their permanent bases after participating in "months-long drills" near the border.

Man Of Faith Moves On

Desmond Tutu, South African equality activist, dies at 90 | AP News

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Desmond Tutu, South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Sunday. He was 90. An uncompromising foe of apartheid - South Africa's brutal regime of oppression against the Black majority - Tutu worked tirelessly, though non-violently, for its downfall.

Brits Crackdown On Bowman

Man found with crossbow at Windsor Castle sectioned

A crossbow was found on the man after he was stopped on Christmas Day, police say.

Angels Are Everywhere

Victoria's Secret Is Now In India

Victoria's Secret, the poular lingerie brand that has been an icon in fashion for decades, is now coming to India with their best beauty picks!

Kansas City Confidence Emerges

Most Chiefs fans believe team will eventually secure AFC bye week

Welcome to , a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in fans. In this edition, we asked Chiefs fans how confident they are in the team clinching the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

Neighborhoods Need Niceness

The generosity of one woman spawns resources for the community

Around Christmas two years ago, Faye Kendrick had one donated turkey still left in the freezer. She decided to roast it, create meals and give it to the less fortunate standing on the corner on Christmas Day. Before she knew it, friends joined in.

Sky Writing Over Kansas City

Local pilot's flight path honors Christmas

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) --- While Santa was busy making his rounds around the world, one local pilot had a different flight plan in mind. Local pilot Glenn Bowers took off from the Johnson County Executive Airport this morning. From the ground, you may not recognize what Bowers was able to do.

Acts Of Good Faith Abound

Group works to serve homeless, many living under bridges - The Leaven Catholic Newspaper

by Moira Cullingsmoira.cullings@theleaven.org KANSAS CITY, Kan. - It's a two-fold motto that Pat Brown has lived by for years: "Don't waste and feed the hungry." She found a ministry that satisfies both. Brown, a parishioner at Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish in Overland Park, was shopping at a Hy-Vee supermarket years ago when she [...]

December Chill Moves In . . . 

Light showers possible Sunday, and snow is on the horizon


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