Kansas City Midweek News Sit Down

Right now hottie Lexi inspires more than a bit of contemplation as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines for tonight . . .

Toy Train Timeline Celebrated

Kansas City Streetcar extension project on track for this year - Trains

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Delivery of new rail for the Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension began this week. Delivery is anticipated to take two weeks, with four trucks per day delivering rail, for a total of 36 deliveries.

Building Bridge To Nowhere

Developers proposing KCK apartment building at city's gateway meet with neighbors

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Concerned neighbors met with the developer of a proposed Kansas City, Kansas apartment building Tuesday night. Developers of the $41.5 million project at 6th Street and Central Avenue say it will bring much needed housing and business to the area.

More Deets On Royals FAIL

Royals Cancel 2022 FanFest, Fault COVID-19 Pandemic

The Kansas City Royals' annual FanFest has been canceled, according to the team's official website. The last FanFest took place in January 2020, months before the initial COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. "At present we do not plan to hold the 2022 Royals Fan Fest originally scheduled to take place in late January at the Convention Center," the Royals' website says.

Sounds Like More Cash

Kansas City's American Jazz Museum gears up for new opportunities

This September will mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of the American Jazz Museum and this month marks another anniversary - it's been two years since Rashida Phillips took the helm as the museum's executive director. These milestones present an opportunity to rethink the institution's exhibits and design.

Not So Shocking Update

Kansas City Airport installs wireless electric bus charging system

As part of the $1.5-billion Kansas City International Airport New Terminal project, Kansas City Aviation Department is investing in the first wireless, vehicle charging system installed at a U.S. airport. The Aviation Department will use this technology to extend the range of its electric buses without installing an above-ground charging station or taking buses out of service for charging.

French Connection Requires ID

Porn sites to be BLOCKED in France unless they can verify users' age

France's Higher Audiovisual Council will ask a judge to block the sites tomorrow Adult websites Pornhub, xHamster, XVideos, XNXX and Tukif are facing blackout The council says they are breaking the law by not having stricter age controls But porn sites argue such checks would infringe upon adult users' privacy The French government has announced it will move to block five of the world's major porn sites from tomorrow unless they introduce protective measures to ensure all users are aged 18 or over.


Trump on eve of Capitol riot anniversary urges followers to 'rise up'

Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a statement urging his supporters to 'rise up' against Democrat measures to control COVID-19 like vaccine mandates The statement raised eyebrows, issued on the eve of the first anniversary of the Capitol riot where his supporters 'rose up' to try and overthrow the election Trump

COVID Shame Game Questioned

White House reporter asks Psaki why Biden hasn't 'focused more on scolding the unvaccinated'

A White House reporter asked press secretary Jen Psaki Wednesday why President Biden hasn't focused more on "scolding" unvaccinated Americans. Citing the approach of President Emmanuel Macron , who raised eyebrows this week when he said he intended to "piss off" unvaccinated people in his country, Politico's Daniel Lippman wondered if Biden would employ a sharper approach to those who remain unvaccinated.

Democracy Pillow Talk

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's phone records

The select panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has issued a subpoena for the phone records of Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow and a top Trump ally, according to a federal court filing Wednesday. Lindell filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Verizon in an attempt to block Verizon from turning over his phone records.

Politicos Pass On Gas Debate

Dems shift gears on Russian pipeline, backing Biden against Cruz's gambit

Absent a surprise development, Cruz's bill is expected to fall short of the 60-vote threshold. "At this point it's very important, as we're looking at potential Russian action in Ukraine, for us to work very closely with our allies, and Germany is one of those very important allies.

Rocket Man Fired Up

North Korea says it test-fired a hypersonic missile Wednesday, state media reports

North Korea said it successfully test-fired a hypersonic missile on Wednesday, the state-run news agency KCNA reported Thursday.

War Still Going Strong?!?

US troops come under attack in Iraq and Syria in days after Soleimani death anniversary

A base hosting U.S. troops at Baghdad's international airport came under rocket fire on Wednesday while indirect fire hit another base hosting U.S. troops in Syria, part of a string of attacks in the days after the anniversary of the death of top Iranian general Qassim Soleimani.

Creeper Earns 2nd Chance?!?

Ghislaine Maxwell to seek new trial after juror's sexual abuse claim -lawyer

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Ghislaine Maxwell, who was convicted last week of aiding Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuses, deserves a new trial, her lawyer said on Wednesday after a juror told media including Reuters that he had been a victim of sexual abuse. In a letter to U.S.

Still Plagued By Doubt

Study raises doubts about rapid Covid tests' reliability in early days after infection

A new study raises significant doubts about whether at-home rapid antigen tests can detect the Omicron variant before infected people can transmit the virus to others.

Former Pr0n Star Against Flex

Mia Khalifa hits out at 'pathetic men' who do nothing but 'hump dirty floors'

Ex-Pornhub star Mia Khalifa has hit out at "pathetic men" in her latest rant to her thousands of followers on Instagram. Mia made the random outburst last night as she called out men who like to boast about their income on a post believed to be a screenshot of a bank transfer.

Playoff Crunch Time

Playoff scenarios: How can the Chiefs get the No. 1 seed?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs secured their spot in the playoffs when they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 16. As AFC West champs, the Chiefs are guaranteed a top-4 seed in the AFC playoff picture; however, the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last week puts their destiny in the hands of the 4-12 Houston Texans if they want to secure the No.

Pandemic Politics Pictured


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Kansas City Veggie Reporting

Dish & Drink KC: The vegetable edition

Two patrons observe a dessert display case inside Billie's Grocery, a restaurant with plenty of vegetable-packed entrees and several desserts to choose from. // Photo by Anna Petrow Another year come and gone, and most of us are saying good riddance. 2021 rivaled the mess of 2020, making a new year and a clean slate all the more welcome.

Old School Plagued By Fear

Kansas City-area health care officials concerned with impact of omicron cases on nursing homes

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Nursing care facilities in the Kansas City area are concerned with the rise in new COVID-19 cases. Dr. Jessica Kalendar-Rich, with the University of Kansas Health System, says targeted assistance to nursing homes no longer exist like they used to.

Forecast For Tonight

Light snow expected overnight, mainly to the south


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