Kansas City Red Friday Night News: Discourse Illuminated

For night owls, insomniacs, shift workers and all manner of local . . . We share this collection of community news, pop culture and top headlines for your reading pleasure. 

Here's the TKC Red Friday night collection . . .

Shooting Persists This Weekend

1 critically injured in St. John, Drury avenues shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person was critically injured in a Friday night shooting in Kansas City, Missouri. The incident happened at around 7:15 p.m. near St. John and Drury avenues. No other details on the person's condition or the events that led to the shooting were immediately available.

Kansas City Justice Delayed

Missouri high court denies motion for Keith Carnes' immediate release

The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday declined a motion for Keith Carnes' immediate conditional release from prison.The high court did decide to expedite the legal proceedings in his case.Carnes is serving a life sentence for the 2003 murder of Larry White.In a newly released report, a Phelps County judge found that Carnes' constitutional rights were violated at trial.

Heartland COVID Rising

LOCAL COVID-19 UPDATES: Missouri's positivity rate drops slightly to 33.3%


Rock Chalk Big Bucks Await

Kansas Senate approves billion-dollar, 'mega-project' bill

TOPEKA, Kan. - An economic development bill that could bring a $4 billion business and over 4,000 jobs to Kansas was approved by the Senate on Thursday. Senate Bill 347 would enact the Attracting Powerful Economic Expansion Act, or APEX, which could add a significant boost to the Kansas economy if it is passed by the House and signed off by Gov.

Show-Me Showtime

Tax incentives for filmmakers back on Missouri's legislative discussions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This week a committee of Missouri state senators took the first step toward restoring tax incentives for filmmakers who work in the state. The last statewide film incentive ended in 2013. That was also the last time a major studio filmed a movie in the state, with much of the filming for Gone Girl taking place near Cape Girardeau.

Tastes Vary

Tattooed OnlyFans star with two vaginas begged to share her 'yummy' breastmilk

A pregnant OnlyFans star is being begged by some of her more questionable admirers to share her "delicious" milk. Tattooed Evelyn Miller was born with two uteruses, two vaginas and two wombs and is now expecting her second child after giving birth just seven months ago.

Rumors Of War

President Biden sending troops to Eastern Europe soon as Ukraine turmoil intensifies

President Biden told reporters Friday that he is moving U.S. troops to Eastern Europe and NATO countries. The president made the comment after stepping off of Air Force One after a speech in Pittsburgh and added that he does not have an update on the tensions between Russia and Ukraine.


Trump facing legal, political headwinds as he eyes comeback

CONROE, Texas (AP) - As he prepared to tee off at one of his Florida golf courses, a fellow player introduced Donald Trump as the "45th president of the United States." "45th and 47th," Trump responded matter-of-factly, before hitting his drive.

Vaxx Protects Families

Vaccinated parents give COVID protection to unvaccinated children, study finds: Updates

A new study out of Israel found that unvaccinated children may get indirect protection from COVID-19 through their vaccinated parents. Researchers studied households made up of two parents and unvaccinated children, estimating the effect of parental vaccination on unvaccinated children's risk of catching COVID.

Controversy Covering COVID

Politico scolds New York Times writer over 'irresponsible' COVID coverage that goes against liberal dogma

Politico scolded New York Times senior writer David Leonhardt, who pens the Gray Lady's flagship newsletter "The Morning," Thursday for COVID-19 coverage that has reportedly irked some medical professionals by going against liberal dogma. Leonhardt has stood out with his more sober coronavirus coverage compared to the stridently negative tone of other outlets.

Plague NextGen Going Viral

The latest Covid variant is 1.5 times more contagious than omicron and already circulating in almost half of U.S. states

There are already dozens of cases across almost half of the U.S. of a new Covid subvariant that's even more contagious than the already highly transmissible omicron variant. Nearly half of U.S. states have confirmed the presence of BA.2 with at least 127 known cases nationwide as of Friday, according to a global data base that tracks Covid variants.

Feds Want Ur Phone

What We Learned About Pegasus, the Smartphone Cracker

Israel used the NSO Group's cyberweapon as a tool of diplomacy. The F.B.I. tested it for domestic surveillance. Then everything soured. Here are highlights of a New York Times Magazine investigation. It is widely regarded as the world's most potent spyware, capable of reliably cracking the encrypted communications of iPhone and Android smartphones.


Elon Musk calls Biden a 'damp sock puppet' after White House CEO snub

The gloves are off between Elon Musk and the White House. The billionaire Tesla founder escalated his feud with the Biden administration Thursday after the electric carmaker was again omitted from a summit meeting with top business leaders, including the CEOs of General Motors and Ford, to promote President Biden's "Build Back Better" bill.

Pennsylvania Ave. Hosts Yet Another Stray 

Jill Biden announces new White House cat Willow named after her hometown

The first lady met the short-haired feline during a 2020 campaign stop, according to her press secretary, Michael LaRosa. The cat's name is inspired by her hometown of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, CNN reports. LaRosa said: "Willow is settling into the White House with her favorite toys, treats, and plenty of room to smell and explore."

Nasty Hip-Hop Hateration Alleged

Kanye West Allegedly Spreading Rumor Pete Davidson Has AIDS

Kanye West 's bizarre behavior might be at a new low -- he's allegedly telling friends Pete Davidson 's suffering with AIDS, and while the false rumor's gotten back to Pete ... people close to Ye are denying it. Sources close to Davidson confirm what DJ Akademiks claimed earlier this week, "Kanye's been telling everybody within earshot" that Pete has AIDS.

Behind The Scenes Of This Week's Best Kansas City Photo Bomb

'That's when my face happened': Woman behind viral Chiefs Chris Jones beer photo all smiles now

It was the moment of a lifetime, and this Chiefs fan is watching a photo of her face go viral.But more than that - the moment will be forever memorialized on a T-shirt thanks to Michelob Ultra beer. "That face only lasted a couple seconds, but that's what got captured," Julie Collins said of the now-viral photo.

Meth Town Loves The Chiefs

Businesses in downtown Independence celebrate Chiefs' playoff run

INDEPENDENCE, MO. (KCTV) --- It seems like everyone around the historic Truman Courthouse is displaying their Chiefs pride in one form or another. The Independence Square Association hung flags and banners around the downtown area this week to celebrate Kansas City's playoff run.

For Appetites Tonight . . . 

In Kansas City's Crossroads, Lula Southern Cookhouse serves comfort food just like Grandma used to

Kansas City has seen plenty of exceptional pop-ups and home-based food businesses opening during the last two years, but the ones that are able to transition from pop-up to permanent fixture are those that offer a quality product, are open consistent hours and offer something missing from the current culinary landscape.

Upscale Artsy Debuts

Kansas City Actors Theatre Delights With New Translation of Molière's "The Pests" - KC STUDIO

KCAT’s production leans in hard to an intentionally anachronistic aesthetic. This sort of doublet-meets-pop stylizing isn’t new, but it’s often implemented in the form of sporadic, half-baked design elements. That’s far from the case here.

Higher Temperatures Promised

Sunny and mild Saturday through Monday

Overnight lows will drop into the 20s. Get ready for a big warm up Saturday. Highs will be in the lower 50s.It will be slightly cooler for Sunday, but still above normal for this time a year. The high will be in the mid-40s. There is a chance for rain coming in late Tuesday evening.

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