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Kansas City Chills Tonight

Roads refreeze, become treacherous for evening drive in Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The snow stopped falling for several hours Thursday afternoon, but that doesn't mean the danger is over for drivers. The Missouri Department of Transportation warned drivers that roads started refreezing around 3:30 p.m., and that drivers should expect it to take longer to get around Thursday evening.

Snowball Bounce Downtown???

VIDEO: Thousands of fans brave winter storm to attend Big 12 Tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Despite low temperatures and snow Thursday, a steady flow of fans showed up at T-Mobile Center for the Big 12 Tournament. Some were disappointed that game-day fan activities were shut down outside the arena, but after two years of cancellations and COVID-19 restrictions, many were glad the games were back on with a sense of normalcy.

Parent Sleep-In Friday

Multiple KC-area schools closed Friday as snow continues to fall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Multiple schools across the Kansas City area have announced they will be closed Friday as snow continues to fall across the metro. A Winter Storm Warning continue through 6 a.m. Friday.

Urban Remodel Moves Forward

Lykins neighborhood battles blight with plans to build 15 houses

What sets Lykins apart at the moment is a ground-up strategy for rebirth. The neighborhood, named after Johnston Lykins, considered Kansas City’s first legal mayor, is seeing the results of a concerted effort known as the Lykins Focused Community Development Project.

Spoiling Panasonic Surprise

This could be the company considering a $4B facility in Kansas

Panasonic Corp. appears to be the company that last month drove Kansas to approve a vast new business incentive program to better attract billion-dollar megaprojects, starting with a mysterious $4 billion advanced manufacturing facility for which the state is competing against Oklahoma as a finalist.

Show-Me Plague Subsiding

Positive COVID test rate dips below 4% in Missouri for first time in 10 months

by: Kevin S. Held Posted: / Updated: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The average COVID positivty rate, which was as high as 35.6% in Missouri as recently as mid-January, has dropped all the way to 3.9%. It's the first time the 7-day testing average has been this low since May 2021.

Dark Winter Forever?!?

Kansas City region blasted with more snow

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If it's Thursday in the Kansas City area, it's probably snowing. The most recent snowstorm to sweep through the Kansas City region dropped more snow and ushered in a colder temperatures. "I'm quite tired of it honestly," Sam Schneck, who lives in Kansas City said.


Sharon Stone looks better than ever as she covers GQ Portugal magazine

Sharon Stone is the latest cover star of GQ Portugal magazine. The 64-year-old Sliver actress looked stunning as she modeled a figure-accentuating black dress - which made the most of her impressive 25inch waistline - with side cutouts on one of multiple covers.

White House Russian Rebuke

Biden to announce Friday that US will move to revoke 'most favored nation' status for Russia

President Joe Biden will announce Friday that the US, along with the G7 and European Union, will call for revoking "most favored nation" status for Russia, referred to as permanent normal trade relations in the US, sources familiar with the move tell CNN.

MAGA Remembers Good Times With Vlad

'I got along': Trump avoids criticizing Putin

Hannity not once, but twice, brought up the blowback to Trump's comments. "I think you also recognize he's evil, do you not?" the Fox host said. Trump again didn't go that far, but Hannity gave it another try. "Let me go back to the issue of the criticism, because I've known you well over 25 years," he said.


Americans' stress is spiking over inflation, war in Ukraine, survey finds

Americans say that they feel more anxious about inflation, global uncertainty and the war in Ukraine than they have reported feeling about any other issue in recent years, according to a new survey released Thursday from the American Psychological Association.

High Costs Forever

Psaki pressed on how long 'temporary' inflation actually will be

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was pressed Friday about just how long Americans can expect high inflation to continue. Psaki told reporters that gas prices are expected to continue surging in the coming months due in large part to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Losing The Numbers Game

U.S. Census undercounted Latinos, Black people and Native Americans

March 10 (Reuters) - Black people, Latinos and Native Americans were undercounted during the 2020 national census, new U.S. Census Bureau data showed, potentially affecting political representation and federal funding for communities with significant minority populations. The once-a-decade national population count is used to draw both U.S.

World Plagued By Tragic Stats

Global pandemic death toll is three times higher than reported Covid-19 deaths suggest, study finds | CNN

See More Videos The Covid-19 pandemic may have been three times deadlier than the reported death toll suggests. Globally, official reports through the end of 2021 show that 6 million people have died directly because of Covid-19.


'Serious escalation': US believes North Korea testing intercontinental missile

The US believes North Korea is testing a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in what the Biden administration called a "serious escalation" that will trigger more sanctions. Pyongyang conducted two recent missile launches which it said were ultimately intended for putting satellites into space.

Bad Actor Smacked Down

Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for lying to police in hate crime hoax

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was sentenced Thursday to 30 months of felony probation, including 150 days in jail, and ordered to pay restitution of more than $120,000 and a $25,000 fine for making false reports to police that he was the victim of a hate crime in January 2019.

Sending Hottie Get Well Soon Wishes

Retired Porn Star Jenna Jameson Reveals She's Using A Walker While Battling Mystery Illness

Jenna Jameson's doctors believe she's having issues with her femoral nerve. Jenna Jameson is getting stronger every day. As you may have heard, within the first few weeks of 2022, reports began flying that the former adult actress had mysteriously lost her ability to walk while battling what remains...

JoCo Good Deeds On Display

Olathe Snow Brigade shovels snow for those in need during snow storms

OLATHE KAN. - Living in the midwest, shoveling is part of the deal even in March. However, shoveling isn't often paired with Jack Reynold's attitude. "I'm just lucky and happy to do it," Reynold said. Reynold's daughter Paula, weighed in on her father's work ethic. "He's usually the one that doesn't stop," Paula said.

Big 12 Hype Redux

Big 12 basketball tournament rolls on despite the snow - Kansas City Business Journal

Falling snow put a damper on the Big 12 basketball tournament Thursday, causing the cancellation of the scheduled Hoops Central Fan Fest, including the pep rallies in the KC Live! block and the Big 12 Gameday Fan Fest.

Protecting Peeps On Cold Streets

Kansas City group transporting hope, protecting the unhoused in the process

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Once shelters are at a capacity in Kansas City, Missouri, some without a home will spend the night at the Garrison Community Center located at 1124 e 5th Street. KSHB 41 News rode along with Hope Faith, a group that helps the unhoused get out of frigid temperatures.

Kansas Reminder To DRIVE CAREFULLY Amid Winter Blast

2 snow plow crashes reported in Kansas Thursday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two Kansas Department of Transportation snow plows were involved in crashes Thursday as they were clearing the snow. One of the crashes occurred Thursday morning on Interstate 70 in Saline County and involved the plow and a 2005 Honda.

Show-Me Sketchy Foodie Ranking

St. Louis restaurant named Missouri's best barbecue joint by Southern Living

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis, not Kansas City, apparently rules the roost - or rather, the pit - when it comes to the South's best barbecue. Earlier this week, Southern Living announced the results of its sixth annual South's Best Awards, a reader's choice award of sorts, recognizing top destinations and experiences across the South.

Kansas City Sends Love

Realty ONE Group receives hundreds of donations for Ukrainian children

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Realty ONE Group asked for donations for kids in Ukraine, specifically shoeboxes filled with toys and other necessities, and the people of Kansas City showed up. Co-owner and broker Janet Brooks said the toy drive is part of a nationwide effort stemming from inspiration via CEO and founder Kuba Jewgieniew, whose wife is from Ukraine.

Weather Report: Cowtown Refrigeration Effect Overnight

Slick roads possible Friday with cold temps


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