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Barfly Burnout Starts Wednesday

Fire crews called to bar fire off N. Brighton Avenue Wednesday morning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fire broke out at Squirrely's Bar on N. Brighton Avenue early Wednesday morning. Firefighters were called to N.E. 46th Street and N. Brighton Avenue just after 7 a.m. Smoke and fire were showing from the roof of the one-story building on arrival.

Midtown Driver Caution

Tuesday night crash on Broadway turns fatal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman struck by a vehicle on Broadway Boulevard and Linwood Boulevard Tuesday night was pronounced dead after arriving to the hospital with serious injuries. According to police, a silver Ford Explorer driving north on Broadway did not see the woman crossing the road at about 10:30 p.m.

Local Literacy Comeback

Midtown bookstore owner aims to build back after getting hacked

Midtown bookstore owner aims to build back after getting hacked

Kansas City Talks Fight Against Vlad

Kansas City area lawmakers react to Ukrainian president's remarks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed U.S. lawmakers Wednesday, asking for support in the country's fight against Russia. In wake of the address, local lawmakers are expressing their support. "President Zelenskyy's sobering remarks must be followed with further action to protect innocent civilians & support the Ukrainian people in their fight for freedom," U.S.

Golden Ghetto Gets Hosed

Johnson County home values are way up. Don't soak homeowners with property taxes

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Appraisal notices have landed in Johnson County mailboxes in recent weeks, bringing with them a new kind of sticker shock. Home values have risen dramatically. As you would expect, those increases are reflected in the new county appraisals, which show jumps of 20% or more for some homes.

Maintaining Smut Dignity

Confessions of a Pornhub moderator

In the early days of the company, MindGeek (the parent of Pornhub) struggled to effectively moderate its content. Nathan Munn, a former employee in charge of take-down requests, reveals the origins of the issues that would eventually plague the fast-rising porn site.

White House Confused

President Biden refers to VP Kamala Harris as 'first lady'

President Biden mistakenly referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as "first lady" during remarks on Equal Pay Day at the White House Tuesday, and he went on to joke about the gaffe. "There's been a little change in arrangement of who is on the stage because of the first lady's husband contracting COVID," Biden said, according to video of the remarks available on CSPAN.

MAGA Remembers Wrong

Trump makes bizarre claim he 'rebuilt floundering Nato' in middle of Zelensky speech

Donald Trump issued a statement during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's speech to Congress, in which the former US president complained of the supposed lack of reports that he rebuilt "a floundering Nato ".

Politicos Against Masks

Senate expected to pass resolution that would undo transit mask rule extension

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate is expected to pass a resolution Tuesday afternoon that would undo the extended federal regulation requiring face masks on planes, trains, subways and other modes of public transportation, according to a Senate leadership aide and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

Prez Biden Sends Big Bucks

Biden will announce $800 million in security assistance for Ukraine, official says

President Joe Biden is expected to announce an additional $800 million in security assistance to Ukraine on Wednesday, a White House official told CNN, bringing the total to $1 billion announced in just the last week.


Zelensky's impassioned speech rekindles congressional no-fly talk

President Volodymyr Zelensky's impassioned pleas Wednesday rekindled congressional talk of supporting a no-fly zone over Ukraine. Why it matters: While most members of Congress still maintain having the U.S. and NATO enforce such a zone would drag Americans into a superpower conflict with Russia, the openness of a few members to consider various options for air involvement represented a shift in tone from recent days.

Sneeze Whilst Sky Falls

Allergy season will start much earlier than normal and be far more intense because of climate crisis, study suggests

Future allergy seasons will start more than a month earlier and be far more intense because of the climate crisis, new research shows.

Pr0n Fights To Death

X review - back-to-basics slasher pits porn stars against elderly killers

he ascent of so-called "elevated horror", a nonsense term vaguely referring to a loose collection of films that smack of the highbrow in a way that your average down-and-dirty murder-fest does not, has yielded a handful of strong entries.

Airline Comeback Stalls

I-29 bridge project to impact drive to KCI for months

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A long-term bridge project may impact your drive to and from the airport for the remainder of the year. The Missouri Department of Transportation started closing various lanes of Interstate-29 between North Oak Trafficway and 56th Street Wednesday morning. Eventually both northbound and southbound lanes of the interstate will be impacted.

No Workaround Amid Gas Hike

KC-area ridesharing drivers say Uber, Lyft's new surcharge won't make difference

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Ridesharing services, Uber and Lyft, are adding temporary surcharges on its rides to help drivers deal with the increase in gas prices. Uber announced on March 16, Uber will begin charging customers a surcharge. Customers will be charged between 35 cents and 55 cents depending on either transportation or food delivery services.

Hope Spring Eternal

Royals unveil revised spring training schedule with TV and radio

The Royals unveiled a revised 17-game spring training schedule that begins this Friday, March 18 against the Texas Rangers at 3:05 CT in Surprise. Six spring training games will be broadcast on Bally Sports Kansas City: Sunday, March 20, 3:05 CT, vs. Arizona Diamondbacks in Surprise Monday, March 21, 3:10 CT vs.

Remember The 90s?!?

Limp Bizkit brings "Still Sucks" Tour to KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rap and Rock band Limp Bizkit will return to the road in April and make their stop to Kansas City during "Still Sucks Tour." The band will make their stop on May 24 at the Cable Dahmer Arena, and tickets will go on sale Friday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m.

Ballers Begin Rebuild

Arrowheadlines: History is repeating itself as the Chiefs look to youth

Kansas City Chiefs' move away from Tyrann Mathieu follows a pattern | ESPN But we shouldn't be surprised. Replacing Mathieu, who turns 30 in May, with Reid fits general manager Brett Veach's pattern of big-dollar free-agent signings. The Chiefs throw their significant free-agent money at younger players theoretically on the rise and not older players who have already been at the top.


Olathe dentist sees uptick in oral health problems among young patients

OLATHE, Kan. - It's been two years since the start of the pandemic and nationwide dentists are reporting an increase in stress-related oral health conditions among patients. A recent conducted by the American Dental Association revealed nearly 70% of dentists have seen an increase in oral health issues related to COVID-19, like teeth grinding, clenching and jaw pain.

Waldo Offers Coffee Break

Another Friendly Local Business Open in Waldo-Front Range Coffeehouse

Welcome Neighbors! That's the greeting on the door of the new Front Range Coffeehouse and Provisions shop at 400 E Gregory (NE corner of Gregory and Oak). This isn't your usual coffee shop; there is so much more here to explore, brought to you by the same folks who created Made in KC.

Internets Veggies Stay Winning

Local farmers started selling online during the pandemic. That trend is here to stay

When the pandemic first hit, Maureen Schletzbaum had to figure out how to sell her produce while avoiding human contact. Normally, she'd set up a booth at two different farmers markets near Pleasantville, Iowa, where she and her daughter operate Straw Hat Farms . But as COVID-19 continued to spread, Schletzbaum opted to go online.

Temperature Uptick Ahead

Warmer than normal conditions continue in KC

Spring has sprung in the area! KC's temperatures are running above normal for March. Tuesday's overnight low will fall to the mid-40s. Conditions are windy and warmer for Wednesday with the high getting all the way up to the mid-70s! Increasing clouds are in store on St. Patrick's Day.

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