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Latest Local Browse Debuts

After 14 years, Barnes & Noble opens new location in KC metro

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (KCTV) - A new Barnes & Noble location in Blue Springs is the first the bookseller has opened in the Kansas City metro in 14 years. The Blue Springs store opened today in Adams Dairy Landing at 1030 Northeast Coronado Drive, replacing the one that closed in Independence last February.

Kansas City Burnout Aftermath

Woman critically injured in Wednesday night fire in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An elderly woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a Wednesday night fire in Kansas City, Missouri. The fire happened at the River Park Town Homes. According to a Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department spokesperson, the woman suffered from smoke inhalation and minor burns. She was transported to an area hospital.

Goodwill Cash On The Way

Lenexa's Heart to Heart delivering $34 million in medical aid to Ukraine

To help the people of Ukraine with medical aid, Heart to Heart International, a humanitarian aid organization based in Lenexa, Kansas, has partnered with an organization in Slovakia to deliver $15 million worth of medical supplies. The shipment includes medicines, medical supplies, hygiene kits and blankets.

Flood Of Suburban Opposition

Lee's Summit rejects housing development amidst neighbor flooding concerns

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Several dozen homeowners successfully banded together Tuesday to fight a proposed new subdivision near their Lee's Summit neighborhood. The neighbors worried the new development proposed along I-470 could put their yards or basements under water. Opponents of Anderson Pointe all wore red, symbolizing they wanted Lee's Summit City Council to stop the project.

Home Team Wins Tonight

Royals relievers roll, repel Rangers 8-2

Both the Royals and Rangers opted for a bullpen game tonight, with Gabe Speier starting for Kansas City and Matt Bush taking the mound for Texas. It paid dividends for the Royals as the bullpen dominated a scuffling Rangers lineup and the lineup broke through late en route to a 8-2 victory.

Angel Fashions New Path

Alessandra showcases chiseled figure in bikini from own line

Alessandra Ambrosio proved once again that she was her own best advert when she fired up her Instagram on Wednesday. The 41-year-old supermodel, who shot to fame as a Victoria's Secret Angel, declared herself a 'Wild spirit' in her caption.

Prez Biden Shows Reserve

Biden admin cancels massive oil and gas lease sale amid record-high gas prices

The Biden administration canceled one of the most high-profile oil and gas lease sales pending before the Department of the Interior Wednesday, as Americans face record-high prices at the pump, according to AAA. The DOI halted the potential to drill for oil in over 1 million acres in Alaska's Cook Inlet, along with two lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico.

MAGA Suffers Wrist Slap

New York judge lifts civil contempt finding against Trump and orders him to pay $110,000 in fines

A New York judge on Wednesday lifted the civil contempt finding against former President Donald Trump, assuming certain conditions are met, and ordered him to pay $110,000 in fines.

Pro-Choice Shut Down

US Democrats' bid for federal abortion law fails in the Senate

US Senate Democrats have failed to pass a bill to make the right to abortion a federal law, as the nation's top court is poised to curtail it. The move, meant to counter the Supreme Court's expected ruling that abortions can be banned, was seen as doomed from the start.

Supreme Warning For LGBT

Biden predicts that if Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, same-sex marriage will be next

President Joe Biden predicted Wednesday that if the Supreme Court officially overturns Roe v. Wade's holding of a federal constitutional right to abortion, the court will next look to strike down other landmark cases guaranteeing Americans' rights, from same-sex marriage to contraception access.

Rocketman Finally Admits Plague

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record keeping out the virus that has spread to nearly every place in the world.

Family Drama Confronts White House

Hunter Biden's pal Kevin Morris sparks concern for White House: report

People close to President Biden are worried that his son's deep-pocketed lawyer pal could create problems for the White House - and remind voters of Hunter Biden's controversial overseas business dealings, according to a new report.


Bitcoin drops below $30,000, as hot inflation report causes investors to shun risky assets

The price of bitcoin fell below the $30,000 mark on Wednesday for the second time this week, after new data showed inflation is still running near 40-year highs. Bitcoin fell about 7% to $29,196.10, according to Coin Metrics. Earlier in the day dropped as low as $29,026.66, its weakest point since December 2020.

Actor Fights Corporate Coffee

James Cromwell superglued his hand to a Starbucks counter to protest vegan milk charges

James Cromwell, one of the stars in "Succession," superglued himself to a counter of a Starbucks in New York protesting the chain's surcharge on vegan milks.

Hard Times For Pr0n Star Dudes

Male adult star lifts lid on queasy penis injections he uses to perform on set

A male porn star and director has spilled the beans on a dangerous practice that performers use to "keep it up" on set. It has led to some erotic actors needing their penis drained of fluid - and this is surprisingly common.

Collecting Art In Time Of Plague

Coping with the Pandemic - KC STUDIO

Former executive director and chief curator of the Nerman Museum, Bruce Hartman, has purchased a lot of art online during the pandemic, including (left) Raven Halfmoon's "She's Something Else," which he acquired for the museum when he viewed it on Instagram.

New Hope For Struggling District?!?

Kansas City-based Tirza Design opens store on Country Club Plaza

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City-based jewelry and lifestyle accessories company will open its doors on Saturday, May 14 on the Country Club Plaza. Tirza Design, which describes itself as a "survivor-made jewelry and accessories lifestyle brand," is set to take over the Plaza space previously occupied by the Kate Spade store at 321 Nichols Road.

Warm Weather Feast Debuts

Dish & Drink KC: Beat the heat with classics done right and some tasty, experimental refreshments

The Double Smash Burger at The Campground. // Photo by Jordan Baranowski We all knew it was coming-after weeks of spring weather teasing us, Kansas City finally brought the heat this week. When those first hot days arrive, comfort food is always what we're craving.

Spilling Tea With Funny Man

Former Chief Tyreek Hill talks Mahomes on Kevin Hart's YouTube show

MIAMI - Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill appeared on Kevin Hart's YouTube show " Cold as Balls " and spoke about his relationship with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Hart interviews guests, typically athletes, on a set reminiscent of a locker room and he and the guest sit in ice baths.

Sweating Another Day

Sweltering heat will subside after a hot Thursday

Heat and humidity continue through Thursday with highs in the low 90s.Friday is a First Alert Impact Day in Kansas City. (for scattered t-storms and risk for a few severe storms)KC has patchy clouds Wednesday night with lows near 70. Highs Thursday will be in the low 90s with heat index levels in the mid-90s.

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