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Kansas City firm to lead $105M renovation of Oklahoma City's NBA arena

Kansas City sports architecture firm Populous has scored yet another big-name arena project. The firm was selected by Oklahoma City for a $105 million renovation of Paycom Center, where the Oklahoma City Thunder play and other live events are hosted. Construction is slated to start this year, according to the Sports Business Journal.

JoCo Unchanged

Five years after Overland Park's biggest fire, recommendations but no code changes

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Sunday, marked five years since the biggest fire in Overland Park's history. Since the fire destroyed two apartment buildings, 13 homes and three fire trucks, Overland Park inspectors and staff now have discussions with developers regarding expectations for construction. But there haven't been codified changes.

Fuel-ish Reporting

Gas prices trending down in Kansas and Missouri

Gas prices are trending down in the Kansas City Metro. A gallon of gas is $3.60 at one local QuickTrip. It's a price that would have felt steep just a few months ago. Now, that dip in cost is a welcome relief.

Rock Chalk Crackdown Report

KU professor accused of fraud under China Initiative goes to criminal trial - Kansas Reflector

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The two and a half years since her husband, Franklin Tao, was arrested have been a waking nightmare for Hong Peng and the couple's two children. Peng said she is working three jobs while the family falls into debt from her husband's legal expenses - and his lost income.

Show-Me Pay Disparity

Missouri women earn thousands less than men. Lack of child care is a major reason

Women working full-time in Missouri earn about $10,000 less per year than men, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Women are more likely to work in lower-paying industries and are often forced to leave their jobs due to lack of affordable child care.

Inspiration This Week

Motivational Monday: Kick the procrastination habit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Become a highly effective and more productive person. To help us start the spring a more motivated person, we're talking to Chastity Stemmons. She's sharing her simple tools to overcome procrastination. Follow Chastity on Instagram to learn more.

Game On . . . 

'The Price Is Right' bringing competition to Kansas City

NEW YORK (AP) - The game show that made famous the phrase "Come on down!" is coming on down to you. "The Price Is Right" is hitting the road, putting the game show on wheels and making 50 stops on a coast-to-coast tour for anyone who can't make the trip to the Los Angeles studio.

Plunge Into Hotness

Kim Kardashian slips into a plunging SKIMS swimsuit

Kim Kardashian treated her 293 million Instagram followers to several new sexy photos on Monday. The 41-year-old designer posted images wearing a nude-colored SKIMS one-piece bathing suit as she frolicked in the ocean at night. She wrote in her caption, 'dreams of paradise,' before hitting more than one million likes with the sensual upload.

Humanitarian Pressure On Prez Biden

Bipartisan lawmakers call on Biden to form 'aid airlift into Ukraine'

FIRST ON FOX: A bipartisan group of lawmakers called on to form an "international humanitarian aid airlift" into Ukraine amid Russian President Vladimir Putin's brutal war. Reps. Young Kim, R-Calif., and Lou Correa, D-Calif., are leading the letter, which was first obtained by Fox News Digital.

MAGA Fights In Court

Trumps file appeal to try and stop depositions in New York attorney general investigation

Former President Donald Trump and two of his children filed an appeal in their fight against the New York attorney general's attempt to depose them as part of a civil investigation into the Trump Organization, saying a lower court erred by denying the Trumps' request to quash their subpoenas for testimony.

Belt Tightening Begins

Powell says 'inflation is much too high' and the Fed will take 'necessary steps' to address

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Monday vowed tough action on inflation, which he said jeopardizes an otherwise strong economic recovery. "The labor market is very strong, and inflation is much too high," the central bank leader said in prepared remarks for the National Association for Business Economics.

Supreme Decision Awaits

Takeaways from Ketanji Brown Jackson's first day of Supreme Court confirmation hearings

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation hearings kicked off Monday with more than four hours of speeches from senators, introductions of Jackson by two of her colleagues and remarks from the nominee herself.

Far East Tragedy Deets

China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 crashes in Guangxi region with 132 on board

Beijing - A China Eastern passenger jet carrying 132 people crashed in southern China on Monday, aviation authorities said. China's state-run media said the crash led to a fire on a mountain and an unknown number of casualties.

COVID Impact Cont'd

New Research Shows Higher Risk of Developing Diabetes After Covid-19 Infection

A large new study found that people who recovered from Covid-19 within the past year are 40% more likely to receive a new diagnosis of diabetes compared to those who weren't infected. The increased risk translates into 1% of people who have had Covid-19 developing diabetes who otherwise wouldn't have, the study's author says, resulting in potentially millions of new cases world-wide.

Computer Builders Stay Losing

Windows 11 gets a new desktop watermark on unsupported hardware

Microsoft is pushing ahead with plans to warn Windows 11 users that have installed the operating system on unsupported hardware. In a new update to Windows 11, a watermark has appeared on the desktop wallpaper for unsupported systems, alongside a similar warning in the landing page of the settings app.

Paternity Show Postscript . . . 

'Maury' To End After Three Decades: NBCUniversal Confirms Host's "Bittersweet" Retirement - Update

UPDATE SUNDAY AM: NBCUniversal on Sunday confirmed that its daytime syndicated talk show will be wrapping with the current season, saying that it was a mutual decision between the studio and veteran host Maury Povich to end the talker made when Maury was most recently renewed in 2020 through the 2021-22 season.

End Game Quest

I'm hunting a mystery man whose name was tattooed on my butt 10 years ago

She's determined to get to the bottom of this mystery. A British woman is trying to track down the man whose name she spontaneously tattooed on her posterior during a girls trip back in 2012. Kaylie Williams, 32, was on vacation with four gal pals in Magaluf, Spain, when she met the mystery man and his male friends on a wild night out.

Toast To Local Biz

How to make mixology easy with KC's Boozy Botanicals

Boozy Botanicals variety. // Courtesy of Boozy Botanicals We are in our second year of the pandemic. Some are venturing out while others are still hanging out at home partaking in new hobbies such as baking bread, puzzles, tie-dye, or becoming an at-home bartender.

All Good In Grandview

"Grandview is thriving." Mayor gives State of the City address

The last time mayor Leonard Jones Jr. gave Grandview's State of the City address on January 23, 2020, it had been five decades since the Chiefs last appeared in a Super Bowl. "My parting words to everyone [were], 'God bless and Go Chiefs'.

Soggy Start To Construction Season

Rain delays highway projects across Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The metro is expected to see significant rainfall this week. Due to that forecast the Missouri Department of Transportation has postponed several road projects. The Interstate 29 at Waukomis Drive bridge project is one that will be impacted. Instead of beginning the project as planned, crews will now start the project Wednesday, March 23.

Boozy Debut This Week

River Bluff Brewing is officially open at its first Kansas City location in River Market

Thirsty Kansas City residents used to have to trek all the way to St. Joseph to get a taste of River Bluff Brewing, but that's no longer the case. The popular brewery recently opened their second location in River Market with several new varieties and a slightly different approach to the brewing process.

Playing Off-Season Moneyball

Chefs' GM Brett Veach continues to use all of his tricks to manage the NFL salary cap

Since the second week of March, Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach has signed 11 players for 2022 - and completed a significant contract restructure with defensive end Frank Clark that cleared $12.6 million in cap space, turning a player who was almost universally believed to be a surefire cap casualty into someone being paid an acceptable amount of money.

KC Magazine Winning!!!

Hey, we're nominated for three national awards!

This year, we found out we're finalists in three categories-including the most coveted of all, General Excellence. (Think of it like Best

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