Kansas City Sunday News Links: Redemption & Politics

Right now former angel hottie Karlie inspires our extended Sunday peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Check the TKC collection . . .

Weekend Swim Postscript

Kansas City, Missouri, firefighters perform water rescue in Brush Creek

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department responded around 4:45 p.m. Saturday to a water rescue in Brush Creek near east Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and The Paseo. KCFD spokesperson Jason Spreitzer said crews arrived in less than four minutes. Once on scene, firefighters tended to one car and one person in the water.

In Defense Of The Dotte

Wyandotte County residents turn out in support of proposal to establish a public defender's office

The Kansas State Board of Public Indigents' Services held a public hearing Saturday at Kansas City, Kansas Community College on a proposal to establish a public defender's office in Wyandotte County which currently does not have one. The hearing was attended by close to 200 community members.

Show-Me Hand Up Success

Missouri sheltered workshops a 'godsend' for some, exploitation to others

Missouri has the second highest number of sheltered workshops in the country. While other states phase them out, Missouri’s industry is strong with backing from the state legislature.

Golden Ghetto Against Plague

COVID-19 testing site opens in Roeland Park

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is taking steps to try and improve access and speed of COVID-19 testing by hosting and opening up more testing sites."We are able to provide some indoor testing opportunities," said Lyndsey Norman, of WellHealth Management.That is a big reason why people started lining

Local Freedom Awaits . . . 

Attorneys for Keith Carnes request immediate release following judge's report

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Attorneys for Keith Carnes are requesting his immediate release following a report released earlier this week by a Missouri judge. They filed a motion for his release in the Missouri Supreme Court on Friday.

Know Thy Enemy

Two Kansas City bars give locals a taste of Buffalo and Buffalonians a taste of home

KANSAS CITY, MO (WKBW) - For Al Burns, the owner of Al's Bar & Grill in Parkville, Missouri, this weekend is a special one. "This is the most fun I have all year," he said. "I gotta be honest." Burns is a South Buffalo native who owns one of the Bills Backers Bars in the Kansas City area.

New Look For Angel

Karlie Kloss has gone 'expensive brunette,' and it looks so good

Karlie Kloss is the latest celebrity to trade their signature blonde hair for the year's chicest trend: expensive brunette. "After a decade of being a blonde, i finally crossed over to the dark side," Kloss wrote on Instagram alongside photos and videos debuting her new hair colour. See for yourself, below.


Aaron Rodgers slams 'fake White House' after Biden's vaccine joke

Unvaccinated Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers slammed President Joe Biden's "fake White House" after the commander-in-chief joked last month about the quarterback remaining unvaccinated. In an ESPN profile of the outspoken NFL veteran published Friday, Rodgers fumed about Biden recently labeling COVID-19 the "pandemic of the unvaccinated."

In Defense Of MAGA

'They'll go after children': Donald Trump slams Jan 6 committee for Ivanka focus

Former President Donald Trump unloaded his frustrations on Democrats and the January 6 committee in particular during an interview with the Washington Examiner over the weekend. The ex-president appeared incensed at the targeting of Ivanka Trump, his eldest daughter, by the House select panel.

Build Back Busted

Democrats slim down ambitions after back-to-back failures

After two strikeouts, don't expect Senate Democrats to immediately swing for the fences again. There's little appetite in the Democratic majority to publicly fall short on high-profile priorities so soon after the party's failures to both weaken the filibuster to pass election reform and to approve President Joe Biden's $1.7 trillion social spending bill.

Tax Time Starting

Taxpayers face overloaded IRS as filing season opens Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) - Count 30-year-old Ethan Miller among that subset of Americans who are actually eager to file their taxes once income tax filing season opens on Monday. The financial planner who lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, is looking forward to claiming the new deductions that will come from buying a home.

Brits Issue Ultimatum

UK warns Russia will face severe sanctions if it installs Ukraine 'puppet regime'

LONDON/KIYV, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Russia will face severe economic sanctions if it installs a puppet regime in Ukraine, a senior UK minister said on Sunday after Britain accused the Kremlin of seeking to install a pro-Russian leader there.

Locked Down Under

New Zealand rolling out new COVID-19 restrictions

New Zealand is rolling out new COVID-19 restrictions as the country works to prevent an outbreak in cases driven by the omicron variant. Just before midnight on Sunday, New Zealand will move into its Red setting, triggering a number of mitigation measures to tame the spread of the virus, according to a statement from the government.

Pandemic Pill Proves Scarce

Game-changing Covid pills remain out of reach for some patients - POLITICO

The Covid pills are less expensive and more practical than the single antibody treatment shown to be effective against the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, which has to be administered in a clinical setting. The key is, a series of pills must be started within days of the onset of symptoms - and after a test confirms a Covid-19 infection.

Royal Reunion?!?

Prince Harry 'wants to be closer to his family' ahead of jubilee

Prince Harry has 'reached out to his father' to hold secret talks ahead of spring US-based royal and his family were expected to come to the UK for the Duke of Edinburgh 's memorial service and the Queen's Jubilee over the summer Row over the police providing their security has called their return into doubt Source says he is now 'coming back into fold' and 'wants to be closer to family' Prince Harry has 'reached out to his father' to have 'friendly video calls' ahead of the Queen's Jubilee, a source has claimed.

Diva Doubles Back

Christina Aguilera supports Britney Spears months after snubbing her in interview

Christina Aguilera spoke out in support of Britney Spears this week, just two months after refusing to discuss the singer's conservatorship in a red carpet interview. Aguilera, 41, was promoting her new Spanish EP "La Fuerza" on Friday when she was asked about Spears and whether she'd be interested in speaking with her in the future if she had the opportunity.

Rock Chalk Drinking Game Exposed

Late to the Party: The Strange History of Liquor Laws in Kansas

The state of Kansas is yet to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. For anyone needing to brush up on U.S. history, the 21st Amendment took effect Dec. 5, 1933, when Utah became the 36th state to ratify the amendment officially repealing Prohibition.

Artsy Biz Endures

Dirk Soulis: Art on the Block - KC STUDIO

From prints by Thomas Hart Benton to antique butter churns and notable Kansas City collections, auctioneer Dirk Soulis has sold a wide range of valuable objects since establishing his eponymous auction business in Lonejack, Missouri, in 1997.

Friendship Brewing In The Dotte

With Kinship Café, TJ Roberts serves coffee with intention in Kansas City, Kansas

What is a coffee shop, if not a place for a quick pick-me-up, a chance to re-energize and space for community to gather? These are the questions that TJ Roberts has asked himself for years.

Sweets For The Playoffs

Smart Cookies Bakery sees jump in sales during Chiefs playoff season

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Starting from scratch 13 years ago, Shari Weyrauch, a former Chiefs cheerleader, created a cutting-edge cookie business. "You have to get the concept, make all the dough, get it ready, get it rolled out, chilled and ready to cut," said Weyrauch, owner of Smart Cookies Bakery.

Katie Calls The Weather Today

Sunny Sunday with a light breeze ahead


Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.