Kansas City Tuesday: Puppies, Omicron & Chicken Shut Down

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Building Community

Urban Neighborhood Initiative works to transform vacant spaces into vibrant places

Kansas City's Urban Neighborhood Initiative partners with ten overlooked and often underserved neighborhoods in the heart of Kansas City. They work to break the cycle of poverty and racial inequities by building healthy, thriving neighborhoods.

Earthy Forecast Offered

Nature, folklore can give us some hints about Kansas City's winter forecast

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With the first day of winter just a few days away, the question is always: Will we get a lot of snow this year? Factors across the nation, and even the world, lead the FOX4 Weather Team to a winter forecast for Kansas City.

Kansas Hopes To Rebuild

Kansas Ranchers Face Long Road to Recovery After Devastating Wildfires

Extreme winds and drought fueled widespread grass fires across western and central Kansas earlier this month. Now, the ranchers, farmers and communities who lost so much begin to pick up the pieces. This time of year, rancher Rich Koester is normally busy caring for newborn calves or feeding his herd to get them ready for winter.

Paint By Numbers Journalism

COVID in 2021: A look back at data visualizations showing Kansas City trends in year two of the pandemic

Delivered every Tuesday and Thursday morning A donation to The Beacon goes beyond the newsroom. We amplify community voices, share resources and investigate systems, not just symptoms. The Beacon in your inbox. In-depth reporting delivered every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Complaints On Track

With proposed railroad merger, Liberty officials talk safety, noise around tracks

LIBERTY, Mo. - A proposed merger for one of Kansas City's large railroads is under discussion. Canadian Pacific Railway wants to acquire Kansas City Southern. It's the railroad that extends from Kansas City to the Gulf Coast and into Mexico, operating across 10 states.

Golden Ghetto Crook Sneak Peek

Lenexa police trying to ID person suspected of car theft, break-ins

LENEXA, KS (KCTV) -- The Lenexa Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying someone suspected of car theft and car break-ins. He is also suspected of attempted car theft. He was last known to be driving a stolen, black 1995 Jeep Cherokee.


Brookside Poultry Co. to close in late January

Brookside Poultry Co. announced Tuesday that it will close late next month.The restaurant, which is at 751 E. 63rd St., will close Jan. 29. Chef Charles d'Ablaing cited challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for closing."We may emerge in a different space down the road with our fried chicken concept but for now, we're taking a break," d'Ablaing said in a news release.

EPIC Talents Endure

Lindsey Pelas Launched Her 2022 Calendar-Celebrate With These Exclusive Photos - Maxim

Take a sneak peek at the bombshell model's "Virtual Girlfriend" 2022 pin-up calendar. Lindsey Pelas wants to be your partner from afar in in 2022. The social media star, model, Eyes Up Here podcast host and actress just launched a new pinup calendar titled Virtual Girlfriend.

Prez Biden Washes Hands

Critics slam 'hypocrite' Biden for claiming 'no federal solution' to pandemic after vow to 'shut down' COVID

Critics on both ends of the political spectrum went full blast on President Biden's claim Monday that states are responsible for solving the coronavirus crisis, pointing out Biden's long history of claiming he would bring the country out of the pandemic.

MAGA Count Exaggerated

Trump claims 5,000 dead people voted in Georgia - but the real number is four

Donald Trump has claimed 5,000 dead people voted in 2020 in Georgia, a state he lost to Joe Biden on his way to national defeat. He was off by 4,996. As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Monday, state officials have confirmed four cases of dead people voting.

Veep Explains Blow Up

Kamala Harris: Heated Charlamagne tha God exchange was result of 'frustration'

Vice President Kamala Harris has said she felt "frustration" during a rocky interview earlier this month with radio and TV host Charlamagne tha God, during which she was asked who was the "real" president of the United States.

The Big Lie Exposed?!?

Rand Paul Ridiculed After Accusing Dems of 'Stealing' Elections by Persuading People to Vote for Them

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has accused Democrats of "stealing" elections by legally persuading people to vote for them-and people have quickly pointed out to him that's simply how democracy works. Writing on Twitter, the senator quoted an article from the Washington Examiner about how Democrats carried Wisconsin in 2020 after losing it to ex-President Donald Trump in his 2016 victory.

COVID Evolution Cont'd

Omicron is 'not the same disease' as earlier Covid waves, says UK scientist

Omicron is "not the same disease we were seeing a year ago" and high Covid death rates in the UK are "now history", a leading immunologist has said.

COVID Winter Double Down

January will be 'a really, really hard month' as Omicron variant fuels new infections, expert says

The Omicron variant of coronavirus is going to make the start of 2022 difficult, experts say, as new infections surge, healthcare resources are strained and government agencies adapt to face changing conditions.

Vaxx Talk Checked

Viewers demand apology from MSNBC, Rachel Maddow for previous COVID vaccine comments

Social media users demanded apologies from Rachel Maddow and MSNBC over the liberal host's insistence in March that the COVID-19 vaccine stops the virus dead in its tracks and prevents further transmission. "Now we know that the vaccines work well enough that the virus stops with every vaccinated person," Maddow said on her show the evening of March 29, 2021.

Life Lesson Reopened

An 1865 newspaper clipping and a bible were removed from second time capsule found at former site of Robert E. Lee statue

A second time capsule that was recently found in the pedestal of Richmond, Virginia's, Robert E. Lee statue was opened Tuesday.

The Great Pr0n Debate Cont'd

Maitland Ward blames Billie Eilish's parents for letting her see porn

Billie Eilish revealed earlier this month that exposure to extreme pornography when she was just 11 years old 'really destroyed' her brain. And Maitland Ward, the Boy Meets World actress who turned into an adult entertainer, blamed Billie's parents for allowing her to even see the violent content at such a young age.

Live Streaming Captivity

The Kansas City Zoo officially has names for their new macaroni penguin chicks

The Kansas City Zoo has officially named their three new macaroni chicks! Gnocchi, Rigatoni, and Egg Noodle now have names in line with their pasta penguin heritage. The trio has grown so rapidly that these chicks now have graduated to the "playpen," an area which will keep them protected until their adult swimming feathers have grown.

Exploring Cuisine On The Nice Side Of The Bridge

Parkville's Mudville Public House serves up American classics in a space that turns back time

Bond is referring to the little league baseball teams who practice in Mudville's indoor turf training facility, which is located in the back of the building. The warehouse was actually an auction house before Titus Bond, Linda's son, purchased the building several years ago.

The Dotte Reimagined

New store focusing on local makers in Kansas City, Kansas' Strawberry Hill neighborhood

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A new retail store is catering to customers from the Kansas side of the state line. Strawberry Hill Forever recently opened in the Strawberry Hill Neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. Owner Kathy Hanis grew up there and decided to try her hand at retail.

Hipsters Offer Local Taste

Two new KC restaurants are making deviled eggs like you wouldn't believe

Blu Hwy and Nighthawk, two of the newest restaurants in Kansas City brought us the most memorable deviled egg dishes.

Local College Tribute Shared

Avila University mourns loss of head baseball coach Daryl Cronk

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Avila University head baseball coach and Assistant Athletic Director Daryl Cronk, died early Sunday, the school announced. "This morning was hard," Avila University Director of Athletics Shawn Summe said in a statement. "[Daryl] was a great and genuine man.

Hipsters Share New Friends

Creature Feature: Ring in your 2022 by bringing home Hiraki or Cousteau

Hiraki appreciates a good chin scratch from familiar people. // Courtesy KC Pet Project We teamed up with KC Pet Project to host a weekly "Creature Feature" on loveable and adoptable pets here in the KC Metro. Mama Jack, recently featured here, was just adopted!

Local Weather Game Update

Joe's Weather Blog: Flash freeze concerns to start 2022 (TUE-12/28)

by: Joe Lauria Posted: / Updated: Something unusual happened Tuesday morning... it rained! We've had one day with rain earlier in the month...and since the 10th of November...it's been dry otherwise. So you can definitely say the rain was welcome and needed. Temperatures have remained nicely above freezing locally though...so the roads are just wet.

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