Kansas City News Warmup: Inferno Aftermath, Busted Pipes & Politics

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Decommissioned fire station in Kansas City catches fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - An old, decommissioned fire station in Kansas City caught fire on Tuesday afternoon. It appears the fire started after noon at the old firehouse in the area of Virginia and Independence avenues. Fire Station 10 was decommissioned several years ago, so it was unoccupied when it caught fire.

Suburban Risk Rises

Grandview fire union says short staffing puts crews, residents at risk

GRANDVIEW, Mo. - Staffing concerns have Grandview Fire Department employees saying they're at their breaking point. Those are the words of their union president. "They are down about a third of their work force, which not only puts our members' lives at risk when they're responding to emergencies, but most importantly it puts the citizens of Grandview at risk," said Daniel Heizman, president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 42.

Mighty Wind Dies Out

Wind energy is not enough: Winter storms show renewables alone can't fuel Kansas City

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Energy security, regionally competitive retail electric rates, and continuous, reliable electric service are foundational to the quality of our personal and business lives in Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Infrastructure Stays Losing

Businesses battle broken pipes across Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A.B. May tracked 4,500 calls for service from Thursday through Monday across the Kansas City area. That is five times more than they would normally get during that time. Three hundred and fifty of those calls were for frozen or broken pipes, like those at Soiree in the 18th and Vine District.

Party Planning For New Year

This Weekend IN Kansas City: December 30-January 1 - In Kansas City

Welcome to the final weekend of 2022 and the first weekend of 2023! Looking for New Year's plans or something to do in those lazy days before and after? Here's where to go. New Year's Eve Gatherings Around the Metro December 30-31 It's almost time to bid adieu to 2022-have you planned your New Year's...

Double Take Debated

Fans React To Photos Of Hailey Bieber's Early Career After Reported Nose Job: 'So Much Better Before'

Hailey Bieber's face has been quite a hot topic of conversation over the past few months, especially following the allegations made by Kanye West about the Rhode Skin founder having a nose job - which both she and her husband Justin Bieber have...

Prez Trump Policy Stays Winning

Supreme Court blocks Biden administration for now from ending migrant expulsions under Title 42

WASHINGTON - In a blow to the Biden administration's ability to set the nation's immigration policy, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said the government could not halt the expulsion of migrants for public health reasons under the controversial Title 42 program.

MAGA Mocks Newsie

Trump rips 'unattractive' NY Mag reporter Olivia Nuzzi after piece on '24 run

Former President Donald Trump attacked New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi as an "unattractive wack job" late Monday after she wrote last week that Trump is largely holed up at his Mar-a-Lago resort - even quoting an insider as saying "the magic is gone."

Republicans Against Suspected Faker

Incoming GOP Rep Calls For Ethics Investigation, Possible 'Law Enforcement' Action Against George Santos

Rep.-elect Nick LaLota called for an ethics investigation and possible criminal probe of fellow New York Republican George Santos in the wake of Santos' admission that he fabricated large portions of his biography. "Over the last few weeks, I have heard from countless Long Islanders how deeply troubled they are by the headlines surrounding George Santos," LaLota said in a Tuesday statement.

Gavel Hot Mess Worsens

Time is running short for McCarthy to lock up Speakership

It's crunch time for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Members of Congress departed Washington on Friday with the group of House Republicans voicing opposition to McCarthy for Speaker showing no signs of wavering, setting up a dramatic Jan. 3 Speaker's vote - or series of votes - on the first day of the 118th Congress.

Vlad's Rivals Quickly Perish

A Russian tycoon and his travel companion were found dead in India shortly after one another.

A wealthy Russian businessman and lawmaker was found dead over the weekend in India, shortly after another Russian national he was traveling with died at the same hotel, local media reported, citing police. The two men, Pavel Antov and Vladimir Budanov, were part of a tourist group visiting the Indian state of Odisha.

Distracted Elon Starts Losing

Tesla's Stock Is Burning Faster Than a Lithium Battery

Tesla has lost over $800 billion in market value in the last year - a decline fueled by Musk's sloppy work at Twitter Tesla's stock price plummeted to $110.55 on Tuesday, its lowest price since September 2020, and the drop in shareholder value could represent the company's worst performance since its debut on public markets.

Vlad Cuts Off Supply

Putin imposes oil ban on buyers complying with G7 price cap

Russia has hit back at the G7's attempts to cap gains from the country's oil revenues, after Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning sales under contracts that comply with the $60 price ceiling imposed by Ukraine's western allies.

NYE Drinking Debated

Ryan Seacrest Says CNN Axing Alcohol During New Year's Eve Broadcast Is a 'Good Idea'

Jeff Neira via Getty 2023 is right around the corner and Ryan Seacrest is ready to ring in the new year sans alcohol. In November, Variety reported that CNN was cutting down on drinking both on and off-camera during its New Year's Eve programming.

Generous Mum Rebukes Scorn

I'm 'slut-shamed' for breastfeeding in public - just because I'm busty

This mom's got some knockers - and they're virtually shaming her for breastfeeding her toddler in public. Outraged TikTok townspeople are digitally lighting their torches and sharpening their pitchforks in fury after a well-endowed mother, known online as @MsCalciumCannons98, shared NSFW footage of herself going topless to feed her son in a supermarket aisle.

Housewife Earns Suspicion

New Jersey woman allegedly shoots, kills husband on Christmas

A New Jersey woman is accused of fatally shooting her husband on Christmas Day, according to prosecutors. Marylue Wigglesworth, 51, was arrested for David Wigglesworth's murder after police responded to a report of an injured man at their Mays Landing home at 10:19 p.m.

Trashing Golden Ghetto Holidays

Where to recycle live Christmas trees in Johnson County

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Now that the holiday season is coming to a close, cities across Johnson County are encouraging residents to recycle their live Christmas trees. Here's a look at where you can dispose of your holiday greenery for free. Johnson County Parks From Dec. 26 through Jan.

Kansas Runs Dry

New mandatory water conservation plan put in place for Atchison

ATCHISON, Kan. (KCTV) - A new mandatory water conservation plan that was announced Tuesday morning is now in effect in Atchison, Kansas. City leaders are concerned about record low river levels and a second ice jam floating down from Nebraska. The river levels are so low the main pump no longer works and an auxiliary pump is being used.

Influencer Switcheroo Reported

Why a KC athletic apparel founder is rebranding his business after amassing 125K+ social following

"I'm very happy to have this new chapter of AC1," said Ryan Tanner Mueller, describing the brand's move away from the name Alpha Clothing. "There's no connotations there; it's just a moniker that's very minimal and industrial. And that's how our style has been this whole time."

Animal Jail Helps Save Planet

The Kansas City Zoo wants to help you recycle broken holiday lights

It's just a simple blue barrel, but just one day after Christmas, it's already been filled up four times."Just the Christmas lights that are on your tree. If they've got broken bulbs, they're not working," Julie Meyer with the Kansas City Zoo said.

Midweek Weather Sneak Peek

Wednesday slated to be even warmer!


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