Kansas City News Collection: Prez Biden Talks Guns Tonight As Locals Prep For Summer

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The Kansas City Zoo shows off construction progress for its new aquarium

The Kansas City Zoo is still on track to open its new aquarium in 2023.The zoo showed off the project's construction progress with a new drone video on Thursday. The $75 million aquarium is the single largest project in its 112-year history.JE Dunn Construction, along with other trade partners, is heading up the construction of the aquarium.

Golden Ghetto Tech Avoids Disaster Amid Cont'd Search For Sarah Connor

Johnson County piloting artificial intelligence program to predict floods

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The next time it rains in Johnson County, Kansas, the county's stormwater engineers may be able to predict potential flooding hazards in advance thanks to a program it's testing that relies on artificial intelligence. "It's super exciting," said Sara Smith, senior stormwater engineer.

South Side Sees Improvement

Street maintenance finally reaches south Kansas City

Potholes and cracked streets will soon give way to orange traffic cones and road closures in south Kansas City. This week, street milling began on Wornall Rd from Gregory to 63rd St and on Bannister Rd. from Raytown Rd to 350 Hwy. (A weekly schedule of street repair in your area can be found here.)

Craft Beer Scene Crowding

Kansas City's Newest Breweries - In Kansas City

Kansas City's craft brewing scene continues to grow with a wave of spots opening this spring and summer. We caught up with the owners of three new beer destinations to get a first taste. River Bluff Brewing Co. Several years after opening in St. Joseph, Missouri, River Bluff Brewing Co.

Awaiting Mahomes Burger Joint (Nullus)

Patrick Mahomes' ownership group to open KCK Whataburger next week

The first Whataburger location from Patrick Mahomes' ownership group will make its debut Tuesday on Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas.The restaurant, located at 10780 Parallel Parkway, will begin welcoming customers at 11 a.m.The Mahomes group also plans to break ground June 14 on a restaurant at 400 Northwest Barry Road.The KMO Burger group plans to open 30 Whataburger restaurants over the next seven years The first Whataburger location from Patrick Mahomes' ownership group will make its debut Tuesday on Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas.

Already Planning Local Weekend

10 Things To Do This Weekend In KC: June 2-5 2022

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events happening in May 19-22, 2022, in Kansas City.

Fans Still Adore Diva

Jennifer Lopez Just Activated Summer Mode, And More Than 3 Million Fans Like Her Swimsuit

What better way to embrace the beginning of summer than seeing actress and singer Jennifer Lopez in her new swimsuit? She is certainly one of the most beautiful performers we have right now, and at the ripe young age of 52 years old, she still has the same kind of body as when she started as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color.

Prez Biden Talks Gun Crackdown Tonight

Biden to deliver prime-time address on guns

President Joe Biden will deliver prime-time remarks on Thursday evening "on the recent tragic mass shootings, and the need for Congress to act to pass commonsense laws to combat the epidemic of gun violence that is taking lives every day," according to the White House.

MAGA Remains On Warpath

Trump seeks revenge in Arizona even after AG flips stance on 2020 election

Former President Donald Trump is continuing his revenge tour of endorsements-this time in an Arizona Senate race where a Republican attorney general is looking to unseat Democratic Senator Mark Kelley. Running for Senate, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has shifted gears on the 2020 presidential election, expressing "serious concerns" over the state's election integrity despite initially refusing to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Latest Mass Shooting Excuse

Police: Tulsa suspect targeted surgeon he blamed for pain

A man who blamed his surgeon for ongoing pain after a recent back surgery bought an AR-style rifle hours before opening fire at a Tulsa medical office, killing the surgeon and three other people before fatally shooting himself, police said Thursday.

2nd Amendment Defense Offends

Republican brandishes private arsenal in House hearing on gun reform

A Republican congressman used a House hearing on gun control in the aftermath of multiple mass shootings to show off his own collection of guns and brandishing them via remote video link. A Democrat, Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, interjected and said: "I hope the gun is not loaded."

World War Z Worsens

Ukraine war: Zelensky says Russia controls a fifth of Ukrainian territory

The sanctions, which include a limited ban on Russian oil imports, were reportedly agreed after officials accepted a Hungarian request to remove the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, from the list of targets.

Pr0n Star Payback

Avenatti gets 4 years in prison for cheating Stormy Daniels out of book proceeds

NEW YORK - Michael Avenatti was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for stealing book proceeds from Stormy Daniels, the porn actor who catapulted him to fame as he represented her in courtrooms and cable news programs during her legal battles with then-President Donald Trump.

Pandemic Sign Of The Times

Bullets hit COVID vaccine bus in NYC, prompting lockdowns at 2 schools

Bullets flew near a popular Manhattan tourist spot in broad daylight Thursday, striking a COVID-19 vaccination bus and prompting lockdowns at two nearby schools. The gunfire struck the occupied city vaccination bus that was parked at 18th Street and Ninth Avenue in Chelsea around 2 p.m., cops said.

Be Careful On FB Interviews

Mexico police arrest alleged serial killer who lured women with job offers

Authorities in Mexico have arrested a suspected serial killer accused of luring at least seven young women on Facebook with false job offers. Surveillance camera footage from two states showed the man meeting with the victims in public places, and in one case driving a victim away on a motorbike, officials said.

Pr0n Politico Debuts

Adult star standing as Christian Labour Party candidate says 'sex is from God'

A porn star is seeking election to the Labour Party despite her raunchy past in films like "Easter Bunny Looking for Carrots" and "Rolling Around With a B*tt Plug In". Adult movie star Bianca Naldy has announced her intention to run for public office and said Christian voters would have no problem with her old line of work.

Artists Earn Cash For Spruce Up

Several KC arts organizations win National Endowment for the Arts Grants

Eight Kansas City area arts organizations received nearly $2 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The NEA distributed more than $91 million nationwide during this second round of grants for fiscal year 2022. The Arts Asylum was one of the recipients, receiving $75,000 for their 'Our Town' initiative.

Cowtown Combo Redux

Local ice cream, barbecue combination returns to Betty Rae's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A combination of local ice cream and barbecue flavor is back at Betty Rae's Ice Cream. The Joe's BBQ Burnt Ends is now available at both the Waldo and River Market locations and features Joe's famous burnt ends and sauce.

JoCo Feast Expands

Buck Tui brings Thai-inspired barbecue to Overland Park

Buck Tui opened in the former Plowboys space at 75th Street and Metcalf in Overland Park in February, and it felt like the restaurant had been around for years.

Newspaper Saves Planet???

Here's how many smartphones could be solar charged over the next two sunny days in KC

Unbury those sunglasses Kansas City - you're going to need them. Weather for the next couple days will be "fantastic," with temperatures in the 70s to low 80s and low humidity, the National Weather Service in Kansas City said on Twitter.

Katie Shares Glorious Days Ahead Of Rain Return

Mostly sunny in Kansas City Thursday, highs in mid-70s


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