Kansas City News Overnight

Because we love our late night denizens and there's always something to click on this humble little corner of the local Internets . . . We share some of the headlines that don't fight anywhere else right now.

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Kansas City Tribute To Fight Against Foo . . . 

Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters drummer, dies at 50

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died, the rock band announced Friday. He was 50. The band, founded by lead singer Dave Grohl, said in a tweet that they were devastated by Hawkins' untimely death. "His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever," the band said in the statement.

Hard Time For Dad After Daughter's Tragic Death

Olivia Jansen's father sentenced for death of KCK 3-year-old

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The father of a 3-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, girl was sentenced Friday to nearly three decades for his role in her murder. A Wyandotte County judge sentenced Howard Jansen III to 29 years in prison Friday. The sentencing came a month after Jansen pleaded "no contest" to second-degree murder and abuse of a child.

Local Help Amid Fighting

Kansas City man works to help Ukrainians arriving in Poland

Thousands of people keep leaving Ukraine and if they're lucky enough to get to Warsaw, the capital of Poland, the first person they may see is a 25-year-old MBA student from Kansas City.Cristen Bublitz was planning an overseas trip for spring break until a college friend of his from Warsaw said come over and help.

Police Searching For This Lady

Kansas City police ask for help in finding woman last seen leaving hospital

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are asking for the public's help in finding a woman who's been missing since Thursday. Deborah S. Compton-Boudreaux, 69, was last seen leaving the Saint Luke's Hospital on the Plaza. Compton-Boudreaux has numerous health issues that require medication.

Rock Chalk Winning Tonight

Top-seeded Kansas beats Providence 66-61

Remy Martin scored a season-high 23 points and Kansas did its part as the only No. 1 seed left in the NCAA Tournament, holding Providence to 17 first-half points and hanging on for a 66-61 victory on Friday night to reach the Elite Eight.The Jayhawks (31-6) made it farther than fellow No.

Hotness In The Moonlight

Kim Kardashian announces SKIMS SWIM pop up shops in Miami

Kim Kardashian has been working very hard on her new swimwear line called SKIMS SWIM. And on Thursday the 41-year-old TV star talked about how the suits came to be when she sat down with Vogue Hong Kong. The mother of four also shared there will be several pop up shops selling the bikinis and one pieces.

Prez Biden Correction Amid War

White House insists US troops not going to Ukraine after Biden comments in Poland

The White House on Friday insisted the U.S. military will not be deployed to Ukraine amid Russia's multifront war on the country after comments President Biden made to troops in Poland seemed to suggest otherwise. RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE: LIVE UPDATES Biden, visiting U.S. service members in Poland, talked about how average Ukrainian citizens are "stepping up."

MAGA Against Hillary Again

Donald Trump sues Hillary Clinton over Russian collusion allegations

The lawsuit - against members of the Clinton campaign and senior FBI officials - is a decided longshot, in part because there is ample evidence of connections between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives as documented by Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation and a report by the bipartisan Senate intelligence committee.


Biden and EU agree landmark gas deal to break Kremlin's hold

Joe Biden has agreed a landmark energy supply deal with the EU under which the US will increase transatlantic gas deliveries, in the hope of weakening the power the Kremlin wields thanks to its natural resources.

Literary Rebuke

J.K. Rowling hits back at Putin for comparing Russia with her

J.K. Rowling has hit back at Vladimir Putin after the Russian President compared the West's treatment of his country to a public backlash faced by the Harry Potter author.

Slipping Away From Vlad?!?

Pentagon: Russia has lost partial control of first captured Ukrainian city

Russian forces are no longer in full control of Kherson, the first Ukrainian city Kremlin troops captured as part of its invasion into the country, a senior U.S. defense official said Friday. "We've seen reports of resistance there in areas that were previously reported to be in Russian control," the official told reporters.


Supreme Court gives partial OK to Navy for vaccine mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court late Friday reinstated the Biden administration's program mandating that members of the military be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face reassignment. The vote was 6-to-3 to partially overturn a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which had blocked a Department of Defense vaccine mandate for military personnel.

Royal Legacy Reconsidered

Analysis: When royal tours fail

There's a running joke among royal reporters that royal tours always end up being headlined "triumphant." That won't be the case with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to the Caribbean.

Brit Stays Tuned

Britney Spears says 'Euphoria' helped her anxiety 'go away'

Britney Spears is a fan of "Euphoria" and says the hit HBO series was "like meditation" for her. "For MENTAL AWARENESS WEEK a little while ago I watched this insane amazing show @euphoria," she wrote via Instagram on Friday, alongside a clip showing lead actress Zendaya shooting at another character.

Fighting For Your Right To Party

Miami Beach steakhouse sues city over 'impermissibly overboard' spring break curfew

A swanky Miami Beach steakhouse is suing city officials in response to a crippling curfew cutting business hours short during the busy spring break season. The lawsuit, from Papi Steak on First Street, describes the curfew as "arbitrary" and "impermissibly overboard" and is seeking an injunction against enforcement south of Fifth Street as well as costs.

Mahomes Reminder

Amidst a franchise-altering trade, let's not forget who plays quarterback for the Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs made a franchise-altering decision on Wednesday, moving on from a 28-year-old, top-five wide receiver in his prime - and inarguably the greatest to ever play the position for their organization. Tyreek Hill is a Miami Dolphin, which, in itself, still feels abnormal to put in print.

Local Weekend According To State-Sponsored Newsies

Weekend Possibilities | Spring Flowers, First City Film Fest, KC Carnival Parade + Block Party

You can get a jump on gardening season with plant and flower sales around town, party at the Crossroads Hotel or make the day trip to Leavenworth for First City Film Fest. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. KC Blooms is marking its first anniversary and it's celebrating all weekend with door buster prizes, giveaways, new merch and more as spring approaches.

Rock Chal Faux Pas

Kansas lawmaker apologizes for equating gavel with tomahawk

TOPEKA, Kan. - A Kansas House member has apologized after he asked a Native American lawmaker whether she used a tomahawk rather than a gavel to quiet the House. Rep. John Wheeler, a Republican from Garden City, made the comment Wednesday to Rep. Ponka-We Victors-Cozad, a Democrat from Wichita.

Tribute Across The World

Olathe woman mourns loss of former student in Ukraine, raises money for aid

An Olathe woman who spent two years in Ukraine is mourning the loss of a former student there. She taught English in Ukraine during her time in the peace corps. KMBC 9 spoke with her about the loss and how she's helping friends who are still in the country.

Weather For Your Time Off

FOX4 Forecast: An OK weekend but...

Overall the weekend should be OK but cool. Warmer days come early next week ahead of a storm that will bring more rain to the area at some point either later Tuesday or Wednesday FOX 4 meteorologists Joe Lauria, Karli Ritter, Michelle Bogowith, Garry Frank, and Alex Countee will keep you apprised of any severe [...]

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