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Tonight we take a quick peek at old school hottie Salma still holding up well as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Holiday Good Times Extended

'Winter Skies' adds more dates due to high demand

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The high demand for reservations at the Winter Skies pop-up bar forced organizers to add more dates this holiday season. Located at the Skies Kansas City restaurant at the top of Crown Center, the pop-up winter-themed bar is adding seven more dates on Thursday at 11:17 a.m.

Kansas City Burns Today

Firefighters respond to three apartment fires within an hour around Kansas City

Firefighters battled three different apartment blazes that started within the same hour Thursday morning in Kansas City, according to officials. Several people were displaced from the apartment fires, which were reported between around 4 a.m. and 4:50 a.m., but no injuries have been reported, according to Jason Spreitzer, a spokesman with the Kansas City Fire Department.

Locals Shooting Spree

KC hit-and-run suspect shot at friends' vehicle before Kansas arrest: officials

PLEASANTON, Kan. - A startling manhunt through the small Kansas town of Pleasanton yielded a suspect already accused in a larger web of crime. The suspect, 19-year-old Thomas Weyer, is also charged in a hit-and-run death near Arrowhead Stadium. He's now accused of firing multiple times at a vehicle on a Linn County highway.

Show-Me Lucky Break

Missouri man awarded $441,000 after rocking chair collapses in state office

Adobe Stock. A defective rocking chair will cost Missouri taxpayers $441,000, the Southern District Court of Appeals ruled Monday. In a case stemming from a 2015 accident at the Missouri Children's Division office in Sikeston, the court ruled that Kenneth Gilmore, a grandfather injured when a rocking chair collapsed during a supervised visitation, must be compensated for his medical and...

Protect This Delicious Kansas Bird From Foul Play

Feds give 'threatened' protection to lesser prairie chickens in Kansas, with flexibility for industry

The federal government will list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened in Kansas and neighboring states, triggering protections under federal law starting next year. A smaller, isolated population of the same grouse species in part of Texas and New Mexico will be listed as endangered and receive stricter protection. The U.S.

Celeb Tongue Lashing . . .

Channing Tatum and Salma Hayek kiss in Magic Mike's Last Dance trailer

Channing Tatum and Salma Hayek shared a steamy kiss as they got hot under the collar in the raunchy first trailer for Magic Mike's Last Dance. The hunky actor, 42, who play stripper Mike Lane, was seen performing a racy lapdance for 56-year-old Salma's glamorous character, before the pair shared a passionate liplock in the film, due for release on February 10, 2023.

Prez Talks Supreme Loan Plan

Biden admin to ask high court to take up student debt plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Biden administration plans to ask the Supreme Court to reinstate the president's student debt cancellation plan , according to a Thursday legal filing warning that Americans will face financial strain if the plan remains stalled in court when loan payments are scheduled to restart in January.

MAGA Suffers Testimony

Trumps had role in fraud scheme, Allen Weisselberg testifies at company's trial

Former Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg testified in court Thursday, describing how Donald Trump and two of his children allegedly participated in a scheme to defraud tax authorities. Weisselberg said Donald Trump, or at times Eric Trump or Donald Trump Jr., signed checks to pay up to $100,000 for private school tuition for Weisselberg's grandchildren.

Florida Court Fights GOP

'Positively dystopian': Florida judge blocks DeSantis' anti-woke law for colleges

"'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen,' and the powers in charge of Florida's public university system have declared the State has unfettered authority to muzzle its professors in the name of 'freedom,'" Walker wrote, citing George Orwell's novel "1984."

Arizona Showdown

Kari Lake declines to concede, says she's assembling legal team

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (R) declined to concede governor race to Democrat Katie Hobbs Thursday, raising concerns about the election process. The Associated Press and other outlets projected that Hobbs won the race on Monday. But Lake indicated she is assembling a legal team that is "collecting evidence and data" pertaining to the electoral...

Mean Tweets Target Chief Twit

Senate Democrats Try To Sic Biden's Market Regulator On Elon Musk

Multiple Democratic senators wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Thursday demanding an investigation into Twitter following Tesla CEO Elon Musk's purchase of the social media site. The letter comes after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday there was "no basis" for an investigation into Musk's purchase of the social media site by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), despite comments from President Biden on Nov.


House Republicans vow to investigate Biden and his family's business dealings | CNN Politics

After clinching the majority in the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, top Republicans on Thursday outlined a broad range of investigative targets focused on President Joe Biden and his family's business dealings.

Red Army Unleashes Hell

Russian fires new airstrikes as UN announces grain deal

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - Russian airstrikes inflicted more damage on Ukraine on Thursday, with the latest barrage smashing into energy infrastructure, apartment buildings and an industrial site. At least four people were killed and five others wounded in drone and missile strikes around the country, authorities said.

Contagion Cont'd

'Tripledemic:' What Happens When Flu, RSV and COVID-19 Cases Collide?

Note: Information in this article was accurate at the time of original publication. Because information about COVID-19 changes rapidly, we encourage you to visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and your state and local government for the latest information.

Tech Fights Trolls

Intel Says Their Deepfake Detector Has 96% Accuracy

Deepfake technology-where someone's likeness is digitally placed over someone else's-has some very spooky implications. says that its new deepfake detection tech, called FakeCatcher, is able to clock a deepfake video 96% of the time. Intel announced that FakeCatcher can operate in real-time to detect deepfake videos, further claiming that it is the first of its kind in the world.

Classic Romps Ranked

The Steamiest Movie Sex Scenes Between Older Women and Younger Men

There's just something about watching younger men and older women get together on-screen. Whether it's the rarity factor or reversal of power dynamics or the fact that many of these relationships happen in secret, the dynamic between older women and younger men is tantalizing to see.

Local Grind Celebrated

Four takeaways from the Mid x Midwest event in Kansas City - Kansas City Business Journal

The local investment community banded together to host the first Mid x Midwest event in Kansas City, which brought together 50 investors from throughout the U.S. and 50 early-stage tech companies from the Kansas City region. We've captured the highlights.

Double Take On Working Life

Kansas City woman talks about second career after starting candle company

In between a Kansas City tattoo parlor and a cocktail bar, Birdie Jansen is making her mark on the world with her pours: hundreds upon hundreds of wax candles. Jansen and her husband, David, started Effing Candle Co. after the pandemic began."This just started as a way to keep my hands busy," Birdie Jansen said.It did.

Baller On The Mend

Hardman hits IR as Chiefs WR group thins out

5:21 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs placed wide receiver Mecole Hardman on injured reserve Thursday due to an abdominal injury, meaning he will miss at least the next four games.

Cold Weather Moves

Ten Royals' numbers to think about this offseason

Baseball is officially over. It was a fun postseason. The Royals did not participate. Because they were bad. The 2022 season was a long one and a bad one. So bad that John Sherman hit the big red button and fired Dayton Moore after nearly 20 years at the helm before overseeing the firings of manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Cal Eldred.

November Chill Persists . . .

Friday will be chilly with highs in the upper 20s


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