Kansas City News Look: MAGA Crimes Debated & Sound Of Christmas

Adult "actress" Sophie inspires one last peek at links tonight and a quickie view of pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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'It's a family event': Dickens Carolers celebrate 39 years of spreading holiday cheer in KC

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. - For 39 years, the Dickens Carolers have spread holiday cheer through song across Kansas City. "I really don't remember Christmas without doing the Dickens Carolers," said soprano Dalene White. Saturday, Brad Zimmerman, Dalene White, Janelle Grimes and Perry White performed as a quartet.

Rock Chalk Blowout

No. 8 Kansas romps to 84-62 victory over No. 14 Indiana

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Gradey Dick scored 20 points to lead six Kansas players in double figures scoring, Dajuan Harris Jr. added 10 points and 10 assists and the eighth-ranked Jayhawks roared to an 84-62 victory over No. 14 Indiana on Saturday. Kevin McCullar Jr.

Show-Me Small Town Tribute

Airport terminal and Missouri State University building now named after Roy Blunt

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Missouri Senator Roy Blunt is retiring when his term expires next month, and to honor him, two buildings in Springfield have been named after him. First, the Midfield Terminal at the Springfield-Branson National Airport is now named the Roy Blunt Terminal.

Sophie Wins In The End

I'm one of OnlyFans' top earners - I grew up poor, now I make $350K a month

From welfare to wealth beyond her wildest dreams. A British OnlyFans model who grew up in public housing is speaking out about how she became one of the platform's biggest earners - raking in $350,000 a month for getting kinky on camera.


The Jan. 6 committee will take up criminal referrals against Donald Trump

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast The House Select Jan. 6 Committee will take up criminal referrals against former President Donald Trump on at least two charges: obstruction of an official proceeding of Congress and conspiracy to defraud the United States, according to a source familiar with the committee's discussions but not authorized to speak publicly on the plans.

Prez Trashes Heritage

Joe Biden roasted for busting out 'old school, anti-Irish' slur, claiming he's Italian: 'He needs help'

President Joe Biden's critics on Twitter blasted him for a couple of awkward ethnic-related comments he made during a recent U.S. veterans town hall address in Delaware. During the Friday speech, Biden claimed that despite him being Irish, "he's not stupid" and insisted he's got "a little Italian" in him because his wife's family is Italian.

Former Prez Enters GOP Infighting Fray

Trump tells GOP congressional supporters to cease McCarthy opposition: Breitbart interview

Former President Donald Trump voiced his support for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif) bid for Speaker on Friday, warning the five Republican holdouts that they're "playing a very dangerous game." "Look, I think this: Kevin has worked very hard," Trump said in an interview with Breitbart, adding, "I think he deserves the shot.

Caravan Redux

El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser declares state of emergency ahead of Title 42 lifting

The mayor of El Paso declared a state of emergency Saturday ahead of Wednesday's deadline to lift a COVID-era policy that is expected to result in more than 6,000 migrants crossing the border a day into an already overwhelmed city where hundreds are already sleeping on the streets.

Feds Follow Former Star

Billy Baldwin's account among those flagged by FBI for 'additional action': Twitter Files Part 6 reveal

Billy Baldwin's Twitter account was included in a lengthy list of accounts that the FBI's National Election Command Post (NECP) deemed "may warrant additional action" by the social media giant ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

Rocketman Tests Limits

North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast, says Seoul's military

North Korea fired an "unidentified ballistic missile" on Sunday, Seoul's military said, days after Pyongyang announced a successful test of a solid-fuel motor for a new weapon system. "North Korea fires an unidentified ballistic missile into the East Sea," South Korea's joint chiefs of staff said, referring to the body of water also known as the Sea of Japan.

Iran From Cultural Crackdown

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti arrested after criticizing execution of protester | CNN

One of Iran's best-known actresses has been arrested days after she criticized the execution of a man who was involved in the nationwide protests that have swept the country since September. Taraneh Alidoosti, who starred in the 2016 Oscar-winning film, "The Salesman," had condemned the hanging of Mohsen Shekari, who was killed this month in the first known execution linked to the protests.

Journalism Exposes Dark Side Of Global Recession

The women turning to sex work to make ends meet

Tiffany smoothed her hair in the bathroom mirror and took off her wedding ring. Little knots were tightening in her stomach. The former civil servant climbed into the car next to her husband, who dropped her off near a plush hotel in Cardiff.

Newspaper Explores Nostalgia

What happened to downtown Kansas City's beloved Christmas crowns? KCQ has the backstory

With the holidays in full swing, a What's Your KCQ? reader wondered: "What happened to the Christmas decorations that used to be displayed downtown, particularly the crowns strung across the streets?" Since City Hall lacks an attic, we couldn't start our search in the most logical place.


FORECAST: Snow accumulation expected in the metro on Monday

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- Clear skies and light winds this evening will send the low into the teens by daybreak on Sunday. After that wind turns more southeasterly and that should help warm temperatures above freezing by the afternoon.

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