Kansas City Saturday News Layout: Russia Fear And Local Warmup

For close readers we take a quick at pop culture, community news and top headlines that we've been looking at today.

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Local Ladies Wear Hearts On Sleeves

Kansas City goes red on National Wear Red Day for women's heart health

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Women across the world, and right here in Kansas City, are raising awareness for women's heart health. Friday was National Wear Red Day. Although, many of us wish it was another Red Friday - many hope wearing red will help bring awareness to this serious issue.

Cowtown Weekend Exploring

Escape your house with this list of outdoor adventures around Kansas City

This story was first published in KCUR's Creative Adventure newsletter. You can sign up to receive stories like this in your inbox every Tuesday. As winter wears on, cabin fever sets in: the doldrums, the mopes, the winter blues.

EPIC Cash For Good Times

SeaWorld makes $3.4B offer to buy Worlds of Fun parent company

The parent company of Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun received a $3.4 billion offer from SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. to buy the amusement park owner. According to reports in The Wall Street Journal , SeaWorld (NYSE: SEAS) offered to pay around $60 a share in an unsolicited, nonbinding proposal for Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.

Winter Hottie Exposed

Charlotte McKinney is a beach bombshell as she models zebra bikini

Charlotte McKinney joined many celebrities who made the jump to Miami, Florida this weekend for Art Basel. And though the 28-year-old American model has been making the rounds on the social scene, she took some time to unwind on the beach alongside boyfriend Nathan Kostechko on Sunday.

White House Doesn't Want Questions About Impending War

Biden officials say those questioning US approach to Ukraine are spouting Russian disinformation

President Biden's administration has taken a hard line against scrutiny of reports on Ukrainian and Russian relations, repeatedly dismissing critical lines of questioning as "Russian talking points" and "misinformation." White House press secretary Jen Psaki and State Department spokesperson Ned Price have squashed inquiries into government sources and alternative narratives surrounding the conflict in Ukraine.

Vlad Overhead

Russian bombers fly over Belarus amid Ukraine tensions

MOSCOW -- Russia on Saturday sent a pair of long-range nuclear-capable bombers on patrol over its ally Belarus amid spiraling tensions over Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry said the two Tu-22M3 bombers practiced interacting with the Belarusian air force and air defense during a four-hour mission.

COVID Crackdown On Troops

U.S. Army to dismiss soldiers refusing to get vaccinated for Covid

The U.S. Army is separating soldiers who refuse to get the Covid-19 vaccine from the service. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth instructed commanders on Wednesday to initiate "involuntary administrative separation proceedings" against unvaccinated soldiers who do not have an approved or pending exemption request.

Jokester Stands Up For Talker

Jon Stewart calls 'overreaction' to Joe Rogan, Spotify 'a mistake'

Jon Stewart called the controversy currently surrounding popular podcaster Joe Rogan an "overreaction" and defended him in the latest episode of his podcast, " The Problem with Jon Stewart," on Apple TV+. Stewart defended Rogan and his show, "The Joe Rogan Experience," and said that unlike some right-wing television hosts, Rogan is not "an ideologue in any way" and is open to being corrected when he's wrong.

Pr0n Diva Still Mad About Money

Stormy Daniels calls for 'maximum' sentence for ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti

Hell hath no fury like a woman scammed. Stormy Daniels said her former lawyer Michael Avenatti deserves no mercy when he is sentenced on May 24. The ex-attorney, who represented Daniels in her legal battle with former President Trump, was found guilty Friday of stealing nearly $300,000 in book advance cash from the porn star.

Fanbois Devise Comeback

Three moves for the KC Chiefs to consider this offseason

The Kansas City Chiefs' season unexpectedly ended in the AFC Championship with a shocking loss to the Cincinnati Bengals after surrendering an 18-point lead. This offseason will be monumental if the Chiefs want to bounce back in 2022 and continue to develop a roster that can hold up in the AFC.

More Local Foodie Advice

First bite of Tyler Shane: This spicy new pairing with Westport favorite Café Corazón has cacao lovers going nuts

'I want people to sit down and really have a moment with their chocolate' When Tyler Shane bites into a piece of chocolate, all of her senses come alive to fully indulge in the experience. "Food, for me, is almost like a religious experience," she said.

Katie Calls Weekend

A slushy Saturday as warming begins

Calm, cold and frosty conditions will kick off Saturday. lows will be in the lower double digits for the day. The winds will pick up from the southwest and combine with the sunshine for later in the day.The high will be back to near 40 degrees which is about normal.

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