Kansas City Midweek News Squeeze: Patriot Missiles, Panties, Nukes & Nips

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Cowtown Walks This Way

Need sidewalk improvements? KCMO holds online meetings to address sidewalk repairs

Persons wanting more information about KCMO's plans to repair and replace sidewalks and install curb ramps at intersections to serve persons with disabilities in south Kansas City may join an online meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at www.tinyurl.com/SouthSidewalks or join by phone at 1-872-212-5076, conference ID 321 591 525#.

Drive Carefully Kansas City

KCPD: Fatal crash uptick matches national trend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department said that compared to this time last year, the city has seen more than twice the amount of fatal car crashes. At this point in 2021, Kansas City saw 10 fatalities from traffic crashes. In 2022, the number so far is 21.

Admin Offers Thanks

Olathe superintendent on Olathe East shooting: 'There are so many heroes in this situation'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Olathe School District superintendent Dr. Brent Yeager said Wednesday that he is grateful for the support of the community, both in Olathe and beyond in the wake of Friday's shooting at Olathe East High School. "It was an onslaught of people who call, text, email to ask, 'What do you need?'" he recalled.

City Offers Tribute To Worker

Kansas City identifies second man killed in trash truck crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The city of Kansas City has identified a contract worker killed last week in a trash truck crash. Huan Doan, 47, died March 1 after the KC Public Works truck he was in crashed and caught on fire.

Traffic Trouble Starts

Closures with Buck O'Neil Bridge project announced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Long-term road closures associated with the Buck O'Neil Bridge project will begin next week. The Missouri Department of Transportation said crews will close areas beginning Sunday, March 13. The work was originally scheduled to happen this week, but MoDOT delayed the project because of the Men's and Women's Big 12 Championship Tournaments at T-Mobile Center.

Hottie Shares Inspiration

Iskra Lawrence pens powerful open letter to her younger self on body positivity: 'I know right now you think you aren't thin enough'

She's shared a heartfelt message of self-love and self-acceptanceIn celebration of our International Women's Day digital issue , British model, mother and influencer Iskra Lawrence has written a heartfelt open letter to her younger self.

Prez Biden Enjoys Bounce

Biden's Approval Rises in Crisis

Americans' approval of President Joe Biden appears to be on the rise amid his handling of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and shortly following his State of the Union address last week. Biden's favorability among registered voters has risen slightly to 45%, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll conducted March 4-7.

MAGA Social Media Struggles

Trump's Truth Social gets off to a rocky start

Former President Trump Donald Trump Thom Hartmann: Trump shut down U.S. cyber protections against Russia Texas county elections chief resigns over botched primary Fox News poll: Kemp leads Perdue in Georgia GOP governor primary MORE 's platform Truth Social has made little impact on the social media market roughly two weeks after launching on the Apple app store, with hundreds of thousands of potential users stuck on a lengthy waitlist.


'Putin is angry': U.S. intel heads warn Russia could 'double down' in Ukraine

The remarks from Haines and four fellow intelligence agency leaders - Defense Intelligence Agency Director Scott Berrier, CIA Director William Burns, National Security Agency Director Paul Nakasone and FBI Director Christopher Wray - represented some of the most candid assessments of Moscow's thinking by U.S.

Nuke Site Offline?!?

Cease-fires allow Ukrainians to flee cities battered by Russian artillery amid concern over power cut to Chernobyl

Ukrainian authorities warned, meanwhile, that power had been cut to the Russian-held Chernobyl nuclear power plant, risking the possible release of a "radioactive cloud" if cooling systems can't be kept on line. Fears, however, were played down by the global nuclear agency..

Prez Biden Brings Out Big Guns

Biden sends Patriot missile batteries to Poland

The United States is sending two Patriot missile batteries to Poland as a 'defensive deployment' The missiles are designed to counter and destroy incoming short-range ballistic missiles, advanced aircraft and cruise missiles Kamala Harris will arrive in Poland on Wednesday for a three-day visit to Warsaw and the Romanian capital,

COVID Therapy Coming Soon

Pfizer begins stage 2 and 3 trials of COVID-19 antiviral treatment on children

Pfizer on Wednesday announced it has begun the Phase 2 and 3 stages of its study into the use of its antiviral COVID-19 treatment in young children. The oral COVID-19 treatment called Paxlovid is currently one of two authorized SARS-CoV-2 antiviral treatments in the U.S.

Medical Miracle Concludes

A man who got the 1st pig heart transplant has died after 2 months

The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the groundbreaking experiment, the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery announced Wednesday. David Bennett, 57, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Doctors didn't give an exact cause of death, saying only that his condition had begun deteriorating several days earlier.

Sitcom History Forgotten

Courteney Cox admits she doesn't remember being on 'Friends'

Courteney Cox made a shocking revelation when she admitted that she doesn't remember much of her time filming "Friends." Cox, 57, recently sat down with "Today's" Willie Geist for an extended "Sunday Sitdown" interview when the actress shared that she realized there were a lot of gaps in her memory when she appeared on "Friends: The Reunion" in May 2021.

Celeb Poking Out Reconsidered

Camila Cabello Brushes Off Wardrobe Malfunction, But Reveals She 'Said No' to Wearing 'Nip Covers'

On Monday, the "Havana" singer, 25, accidentally flashed the hosts of BBC's The One Show while executing her favorite dance move featured in the video for her song "Bam Bam." In the now-viral moment, Cabello stood up and adjusted her oversized, patterned, button-up blouse. Seconds later, her shirt accidentally opened, resulting in a brief reveal.

Kansas City Mexican Connection

Union Station announces next exhibit, 'MAYA: The Great Jaguar Rises'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the record-breaking Auschwitz exhibit enters its final weeks, Union Station is announcing what's up next. "MAYA: The Great Jaguar Rises" will open on May 13, and tickets are already on sale.

Local Art Therapy Debuts

Unicorn Theatre's 'Tiny Beautiful Things' Is Just What We Need After the Pandemic - In Kansas City

When Cynthia Levin, the producing artistic director at Unicorn Theatre, read the script to Tiny Beautiful Things when the play was released five years ago, it wasn't one she would have chosen for Unicorn Theatre-but the play couldn't be more perfect for the 2021-22 season. "I'm always looking for political ramifications-racial, gender, cultural identity- and...

Name That Local Tune . . . 

Kansas City companies have produced their fair share of standout jingles

From Thermal King Windows and Bob Sight Independence Kia to Midwest Hemorrhoid Treatment Center and Celsius Tannery , local homegrown advertising jingles have become lodged in our brains. Composed by accomplished musicians, local jingles aim to translate their message in a short and catchy tune.

Drink To Kansas City

Dish & Drink KC: Mean Mule drops new blue agave gin, Thou Mayest River Quay reopens

The bar at Thou mayest River Quay featuring Mean Mule spirits. // Photo by Liz Goodwin Mean Mule continues its quest for spirit innovation with new blue agave gin If you call yourself a cocktail enthusiast, then odds are you've been to Mean Mule.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Two winter storms bringing accumulating snow through Friday morning


Camila Cabello - Bam Bam is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.