Kansas City News Link Overview: Making New Friends & Enemies

In this quick compilation we check-in with info junkies in order to consider pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Here's TKC news gathering for our late night and early morning denizens . . .

Kansas City Perpetual Hype Machine Persists

Team owners play the long game + Downtown news + Lyric Opera offer - Downtown Council of Kansas City

5 to know: Downtown news beat KC Current women's soccer team owners are playing the long game Downtown CID leads huge trash cleanup beneath Bartle Hall Buyers acquire prime land in Opportunity Zone near Kauffman Center Sinkers Lounge reveals next big game + cocktail experience KC Cauldron Streetcar hits the streets to open Sporting KC [...]

Plan To Fail

Buck O'Neil Bridge planning takes next steps

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri is taking the next step this month to refurbish the Buck O'Neil Bridge by sending out a Request for Qualifications and Proposals for a feasibility study that will lay out what residents want on the bridge, what can be built, when it can happen and what it will cost.

Cowtown Connections To Conflict

Kansas City couple anxiously watches war in Ukraine

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One couple that lives in Kansas City and is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, is sharing their experience during the ongoing war in their native country. Volodymyr Polishchuk remembers when he received the message from his wife Iuliia's sister.

Community Help For Victims

Father, 2 children from Kansas City-area among 7 killed in Iowa tornado

WINTERSET, Iowa - Eight members of a family took shelter in a Winterset, Iowa, home as Saturday's tornado headed toward them but only four survived. Two neighbors also died, according to Madison County authorities. The tornado tore through homes along Carver Road in Winterset. Melissa Bazley, 63, died after the tornado struck her home.

Local Stax Shrinking

Mid-Continent Public Library Boardwalk location to permanently close

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Mid-Continent Public Library Boardwalk branch will permanently close on Sunday, March 13 at 5 p.m. Staff who work at the Boardwalk branch located at 8656 N. Ambassador Drive will prepare to move into the Green Hills Library Center which was recently built.

A$$ From The Past Reboots

Madonna, 63, Flaunted Her Booty On IG-And The '🔥' Emojis Just Keep Coming

Madonna, 63, just revealed her super sculpted butt in brand new Instagram photos. The Queen of Pop is toned from head to toe in fishnet tights and a black, barely-there jumpsuit. Hitting the gym with her trainer for six days a week helps keep Madonna fit.

Prez Biden Gassing Up Diplomcy

Biden risks whitewashing Maduro's 'crimes against humanity' in pursuit of Venezuelan oil, expert warns

President Biden's courting of Venezuelan oil in an attempt to end reliance on Russian imports and assuage skyrocketing gas prices at home could risk whitewashing the alleged "crimes against humanity" committed by the Venezuelan government and its closeness with Russia.

MAGA Insults Former Colleague

Trump calls Barr a 'Bushie' who went to the other side

Former President Trump William Barr Bill Barr Barr says no evidence that Trump was 'legally responsible' for Jan. 6 attack Barr says Trump responsible for Jan. 6 riot 'in the broad sense of that word' The Hill's Morning Report - Russia's war against Ukraine grinds on MORE as a "Bushie" in an apparent reference to Barr's time served under former President George H.

As The World Burns

Russia Ukraine war: what we know on day 13 of the Russian invasion

Volodymyr Zelenskiy accuses Russia of 'medieval' tactics amid shelling of key cities, preventing civilians from leaving

Escalation Overhead

U.S. "actively" working with Poland on deal to send fighter jets to Ukraine

The war for control of Ukraine will be waged in the air, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told U.S. lawmakers Saturday, and therefore, he implored them to give him planes to keep Russia at bay. The U.S.

New Axis Strengthens

China calls Russia its chief 'strategic partner' despite war

BEIJING -- China's foreign minister on Monday called Russia his country's "most important strategic partner" as Beijing continues to refuse to condemn the invasion of Ukraine despite growing pressure from the U.S. and European Union to use its influence to rein Moscow in.

Pandemic Head Check

Scans reveal how Covid may change the brain

By Rebecca Morelle Science Editor, BBC News Catching Covid may cause changes to the brain, a study suggests. Scientists found significant differences in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans before and after infection. Even after a mild infection, the overall size of the brain had shrunk slightly, with less grey matter in the parts related to smell and memory.

Keep On Truckin?!?

Johnson, Cruz to meet with trucker convoy Tuesday in DC

Republican Sens. (Wis.) and (Texas) will meet with truckers from the "People's Convoy" protest movement on Tuesday "to discuss the harmful effects of 's vaccine mandates," they said Monday. The convoy, which has staked out in the Washington, D.C., area since last week , is calling for an "end the State of Emergency that led to overreaching mandates."

Dolly Declares Solidarity

2022 ACMs host Dolly Parton dedicates 'entire show' to Ukraine: 'I want us to send our love and hope'

Dolly Parton was with a heavy heart on Monday while co-hosting the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs). The "Heartstrings" star, 76, delivered an opening monologue in which she dedicated the "entire show" to Ukraine, asking everyone to send their prayers to the people of Ukraine in the midst of Russia's invasion.

Honey-Do Tik Tok Debuts

Wives are sharing their 'turn ons' online, but they're not sexy

Married women have been sharing their "turn ons" online - but there's nothing sexy about this popular TikTok trend, says Nadia Bokody. I'm worried about straight women. Every time I think I've written the last column I'm going to write about this, the bar for the men who partner with them sinks to an abysmal new low.

Meet Newsman

Cleveland Anchor Kevin Barry Joins Kansas City Station

Kevin Barry has joined Kansas City Fox affiliate WDAF. Barry left Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS in February after five years there. He started at WDAF last week as co-anchor with Loren Halifax weekdays on the 10 p.m. newscast. He's also worked at KGAN-KFXA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

About Cowtown BBQ Revival

Oh Yeah?! Eat it and beat it! - In Kansas City

Daniel Vaughn thinks Kansas City is overdue for a barbecue renaissance and that local pit masters need to look to Texas to make that happen. Vaughn is the "Barbecue Editor" for Texas Monthly magazine and has written voluminously and traveled widely in the study of his passion of smoked meats.

Lady Boozing Kicks Off

Teal Rising: KC Current, Boulevard collaboration headed to shelves

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Boulevard Brewing Company and the Kansas City Current teamed up to create Teal Rising, a pilsner celebrating the NWSL franchise, and it will now be available at stores around the Midwest.

Just Kidding

25 newborn goats arrive at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead over weekend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A boom of goats have been born at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead in Overland Park, Kansas, with more expected on the way. According to a Tweet from Deanna Rose, 25 pygmy goats were born over the weekend, with 23 mothers yet to deliver.

Snow More Games

Kansas City area could see additional snow on Thursday


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