Kansas City Tuesday Night News Link Double Down

Right now hottie Lucy reminds to check our news list twice as we serve up TWO DOZEN HEADLINES regarding community news, pop culture and noteworthy topics from around the world.

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Building Local Crisis

Housing providers pushing to be part of houseless, affordability solutions in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There are thousands of houseless people across the Kansas City area. Many of them are in the pipeline to be placed into housing through a voucher program, but they're still waiting. "We see people everyday that have had vouchers for months," Chris Stout, former director of programs for Hope Faith Ministries said.

Calling Up Court Dox

City: Municipal Court makes it easier to get info

Effective Monday, Dec. 13, the Kansas City Municipal Court will launch a call center where residents can directly reach a customer service specialist working inside the courthouse. Residents will spend less time on hold, and will be able to speak to a representative without being transferred.

1st Responder Hurt In The Dotte

Kansas City, Kansas firefighter hospitalized following critical injury

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, firefighter remains hospitalized with critical injuries two days after he was admitted. The fire department said the firefighter suffered a head injury Sunday morning. Emergency crews were dispatched to 47th and Shawnee around 10:45 a.m.

Sleaze Scummit Debut Slated

Shake Shack's second drive-thru location in the country opens in KC-area next week

Shake Shack is opening its third location in the Kansas City area next week, and the new store is set to become the popular chain's second drive-thru restaurant in the nation. Shake Shack will open in the Streets of West Pryor at 12051 Northwest Lowenstein Drive in Lee's Summit, Missouri, on Dec.

Tech Layoff Postscript Review

At Innovations Campus, Cerner leaves questions on future buildout, office value - Kansas City Business Journal

With 11 phases remaining to be completed on its massive proposed campus in south Kansas City, Cerner offered little in the way of specifics during a presentation Thursday. The company provided a five-year update on the heavily incentivized development to the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City.

Holiday Help Arrives

Community Services League launches annual Christmas Store

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A nonprofit social services organization based in Independence, Missouri, anticipates serving more people than previous years with its annual Christmas Store. Community Services League opened its Christmas Store Monday. The store is open through Saturday. Pre-registered families in need scheduled a time to "shop" through the store.

Power Player Good Deeds Considered

Former city councilwoman helps raise $750,000 for Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Former KCMO City Councilwoman Cathy Jolly who represented much of south Kansas City organized the 15 th Kansas City Council Annual Benefit to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) this fall and reported the event has raised approximately $740,000 since its inception for breast cancer research.

Lucy's Career Cont'd

Lucy Pinder, Katy Clayton & James Lance on new comedy Me, Myself & Di

Me, Myself & Di is a charming new British comedy that is well worth giving a go. To mark its release, we had the pleasure in speaking to its three leading roles, speaking to model-turned-actress Lucy Pinder, newcomer Katy Clayton, and James Lance (Northern Soul, Marie Antoinette).

Lesson In Lasting Bills

White House punts Biden's promise to cancel $10,000 in student debt to Congress: 'They haven't sent him a bill on that yet'

The White House said it's up to Congress to help carry out Biden's promise to cancel $10,000 in student loans. "If Congress sends him a bill, he's happy to sign it. They haven't sent him a bill on that yet," Psaki said. Millions of Americans are expected to restart their student-loan payments in 49 days.

Politicos Will Peep MAGA Dox

Judge scraps Trump lawsuit to shield tax returns from Congress

The ruling is a boost for the House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), which has been seeking Trump's tax returns since the middle of 2019. Neal reissued the request after Trump left office earlier this year, saying the returns are necessary for a potential reform of the IRS program that audits presidential tax returns annually.


Senate votes to raise debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion

The Senate voted to lift the federal debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion on Tuesday, clearing a key hurdle toward avoiding a U.S. default after months of discord on Capitol Hill. The vote was along party lines, 50-49. Lawmakers expect the increase, which raises the debt ceiling to roughly $31.5 trillion, to last beyond the upcoming midterm elections and into 2023.

Prez Promises Gun Control

'We owe them action': Biden honors Sandy Hook victims on 9th anniversary

"No matter how long it's been, every one of those families relives the news they got that day," he also said. On Dec. 14, 2012, a single gunman shot and killed 20 first graders and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

WHO Seyz Plague Isn't Over

WHO says omicron is spreading at a rate not seen with any other Covid variant

The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned the new omicron Covid-19 variant is spreading faster than any previous strain, and it is probably present in every country of the world. "Omicron is spreading at a rate we have not seen with any previous variant," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a Covid update in Geneva.

Plague Milestone Redux

800,000 Americans have died of COVID. Now the U.S. braces for an omicron-fueled spike

The coronavirus has now killed more than 800,000 people in the U.S., just two years after the first COVID-19 cluster was reported in Wuhan, China, and a year after vaccines were first rolled out. "It's tragic on so many levels," said Dr. Helen Chu, an immunologist and epidemiologist at the University of Washington.

War Machines Discounted

UAE suspends multi-billion dollar weapons deal in sign of growing frustration with US-China showdown

The United Arab Emirates has suspended a multi-billion dollar deal to buy US-made F-35 fighter jets, in a sign of Abu Dhabi's growing frustration with Washington's attempts to limit Chinese technology sales to the oil-rich Gulf state.

Sobering Look At Hollywood Married Life

Ben Affleck 'still would've been drinking' if he'd stayed married to Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck revealed he'd probably still be drinking if he had remained "trapped" in marriage with Jennifer Garner. Affleck, 49, opened up about the end of his marriage to Garner, 49, during a recent appearance on Sirius XM's "The Howard Stern Show." "We probably would've ended up at each other's throats.


'Cyber Brothel' launches free VR world where sex dolls and humans get freaky

A VIRTUAL reality porn studio and a high-tech sex doll company are merging to offer a free VR world experience for randy customers. Creators of the VR scene say they're hoping to create another "layer of reality" by featuring a real adult actress and a humanoid high-tech sex doll.

Local Sales Prob Solved?!?

Their company didn't sell a single puzzle during the pandemic; today the best-sellers need restocked ASAP

The puzzle finally fits together this holiday season for Tim and Stefanie Ekeren as the couple discovers the missing pieces that kept Kansas City Puzzle Company boxed on the shelf for more than a year. The small business, based in Mission, Kansas, offers a line of 10 puzzles, most featuring Kansas City-area landmarks or illustrations by local artists.

JoCo Aglow

Olathe, KS looking a little blue? Defective street lights to blame

If it seems like Olathe, Kansas, has been looking a little blue lately, you're not wrong. Due to a defect, a number of streetlights in Olathe have turned blue. The city posted an update on Twitter saying due to a manufacturing defect, some of the streetlights in the city have turned a blue hue.

Old School Help Arrives

Moving company helps 79-year-old after ceiling collapses at Kansas City apartment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chaunceyetta Mize had a busy day, directing traffic inside her Parade Park home. "I want my roaster and things like that," Mize said as employees with a big-hearted moving company moved about. The company had offered to move Mize for free out of her dilapidated house and into a new one in the same historic complex near 18th and Vine.

Kansas City Hipster Handouts Pile Up For Activist

Cafe Cà Phê raises funds for brick-and-mortar location

Courtesy Jackie Nguyen. With about 750 individual donations, a GoFundMe campaign from Cafe Cà Phê owner Jackie Nguyen has raised $37,920 so far of its $68,000 goal. The Cafe Cà Phê team will use the funds to transform their new space into a full-fledged brick-and-mortar location.

Soldiers Deliver Good Deeds

Kansas City's Toys for Tots still needing toy donations


Locking Down Holidays

Paulie's Penguin Playground, Olathe inflatable holiday display, prepares for strong winds

With heavy winds expected over the next 24 hours, it's a good idea to prepare your home and bring in or secure items outside. It's going to be an interesting challenge for one man with a very unique holiday display.

Forecast For Now

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

A Storm Track 5 Weather Alert has been posted looking ahead to Wednesday. A High Wind Warning has been issued for our area with wind gusts expected near 60 mph. We will also be tracking record setting warmth and the chance for isolated strong storms .

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