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Shelter Suffers Money Probs

Kansas City pet rescue nonprofits on tight leash due to inflation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Whether you have two legs or four, inflation has impacted the lives of those in the Kansas City area. KSHB 41 News is continuing to look into how members of the community are adapting to inflation, including nonprofits who rely on donations.

Newspaper Admits O.D. Culture

Kansas City schools can't afford wishful thinking about student drug use. Get Narcan

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Leaders at school districts who believe none of their students are using potentially deadly opioids, and so they don't need to keep lifesaving doses of opioid-antagonist medication in stock, are just fooling themselves. "Drugs in our schools are more of an issue than guns in our schools," said Jason Roberts, president of the Kansas City Federation of Teachers.

More Gunfire Rings Out Tonight

Man critically injured in Monday night shooting in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating a shooting that left a man critically injured on Monday night. The incident happened near east 22nd Street and Prospect Avenue at around 9:38 p.m. Officers responded to the scene on reports of a shooting and found the man in the street.

Hero Mom Postscript

Kansas City mom brings her 18-month-old back to life after he stopped breathing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City mom did CPR on her 18-month-old son while trying to call 911 at the same time. Amid the terrifying moment, she revived her toddler. Her son Aavion is still recovering at Children's Mercy Hospital, but she still remembers looking down at the boy as he struggled to breathe.

Baller Off-Season Agenda Cont'd

Chiefs single-game tickets will go on sale Friday

As we reported last month, the NFL is set to announce its official schedule for all 273 games of the 2022 regular season at 7 p.m. Arrowhead Time on Thursday night. We already know that the Kansas City Chiefs will open Week 2 by hosting the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football .

Hotness Can Change The World

Miranda Kerr's Trip to the White House Correspondents' Dinner Was About Style and Substance

The White House Correspondents' Dinner is an experience like none other. Washington D.C.'s annual "nerd prom" honors excellence in journalism while raising scholarship money for the next generation of news people. After a two-year hiatus, it returned this weekend with a bash hosted by Trevor Noah and a guest list that read like a pop culture who's who.


Politics Podcast: Why Biden Has Lost Ground With Democratic Voters

Nationally, a large majority of Americans support legal abortion in at least some cases, but the politics of abortion are likely to play out on the state level if Roe v. Wade is overturned. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses the various types of legislation different states may adopt and how those policies jibe with local public opinion.

MAGA Fights The Courts

Trump says he has no Trump Organization cell phones and asks judge to end contempt fines

Former President Donald Trump said he no longer has four cell phones identified by the New York attorney general's investigation into the Trump Organization's finances but has turned over his personal phone to be searched as he tries to convince a state judge to lift a civil contempt ruling that so far has cost him $140,000.

Supreme Justice Under Threat

Senators aim to quickly pass bill to expand security for families of Supreme Court justices

Sens. John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, and Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, introduced a bipartisan bill called the Supreme Court Police Parity Act, and are hoping to pass the legislation as soon as possible.

Progressive Newsies Now Doubt White House

CNN fact checker slams Biden's claim that he reduced federal deficit

CNN's fact checker Daniel Dale pushed back President Biden's recent claim that his policies had helped to reduce the federal deficit - revealing that one expert told him that the Democrat's assertion was "almost bizarro world" in its misrepresentation of the situation.

Vlad Stalls?!?

Putin Can't Even Pretend He's Winning in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin observed Russia's annual Victory Day celebrations in the Kremlin's usual style, with thousands of troops parading through Red Square to honor the defeat of Nazi Germany on May 9, 1945. But this time, contrary to widespread expectations, he had no other victories to celebrate.

Europe Combat Escalates

Missiles pound Ukraine's Odesa after Russia marks WW2 victory

KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 10 (Reuters) - Buildings in Odesa lay in ruins on Tuesday, a day after Kremlin forces pounded the southern Ukrainian port with missiles and Russian President Vladimir Putin led defiant celebrations marking the Soviet's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.

Lockdown Foreshadowing

Shanghai intensifies lockdown as Xi Jinping insists on zero-Covid

Shanghai is further tightening its stringent lockdown measures after China's top leader Xi Jinping pledged to "unswervingly" double down on the country's controversial zero-Covid policy, leaving millions confined to their homes with no end in sight.

All About 2022 COVID Boost 

COVID vaccine makers shift focus to boosters

May 9 (Reuters) - COVID-19 vaccine makers are shifting gears and planning for a smaller, more competitive booster shot market after delivering as many doses as fast as they could over the last 18 months.

Pr0n Life Leads To Harsh Times

Inside sad demise of adult film star found living in tunnels under Vegas strip

It might not be an accolade sought by everyone, but Jenni Lee was once regarded among the world's top porn stars. A model at 19, Jenni, whose real name is Stephanie Sadorra, featured in a handful of TV commercials but switched her attention to the adult movie industry by the time she was 21, soon carving out a successful career.

Bad Moon Rising

Best time to view Sunday's 'Total Blood Moon' around Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Sunday, May 15, a total eclipse of the moon will be seen across the night skies for the first time in years. On the night of May 15, the moon will the Earth's shadow, creating a total lunar eclipse, the first since May 2021.

Golden Ghetto Renovation Starts

Overland Park to review plans for townhouses behind former Incred-A-Bowl site

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The owner of the former Incred-A-Bowl amusement center in Overland Park, Kansas, wants to build townhouses in an empty field behind the building near west 151st Street and Antioch Road. On Monday, the city's planning commission will review a request from property owner N. M.

Local History Well Remembered

Kansas City 'Rosie the Riveter' rolls up sleeves, helps restore WWII plane she worked on in 1944

It's been 77 years since Allied forces proclaimed victory in WWII on May 8, 1945.Now, a piece of WWII history is being restored with some very special local help.The B-25 Mitchell Bomber was used in every theater of WWII, and it played a crucial role in the Allied victory.More than 6,000 of those planes were made at the Kansas City Fairfax Aviation Plant.

Hipster Fare Share Of Gimmicks

39th street staple, Tiki Taco, has a cool new menu with Thai-inspired tacos

The Wade Brothers had a vision for Tiki Taco on West 39th Street. To handle the culinary side, they tapped former Westport Cafe co-owner Richard Wiles, who supplemented classic ground beef in crunchy shells with Thai fried chicken.

This Week's Hotness

Near-record highs possible through Thursday

Where did spring go? After a mild week, Kansas City will have its hottest stretch of the year so far in early May.Hazy hot and humid weather will last again into the middle of the work week.

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