Kansas City Sunday Night Look: Local Resources, Twitter Files & Football

Tonight, once again, angel Candice inspires us to share a quick glimpse at pop culture, community news and top headlines as we prep for the work week.

Check www.TonysKansasCity.com news gathering . . .

Cowtown Cold Weather Caring

Resources for people who need shelter in Kansas City

Last winter, social service workers identified at least 711 people in Kansas City staying in shelters or without a means of shelter on a single day. That number is known as the point-in-time count, but the actual number of people who are unhoused is thought to be much higher, with individuals and families transitioning in and out of situations.

Heartland Politics Heats Up

Kansas, Missouri lawmakers already setting 2023 legislative agenda


Show-Me Care For Moms

Republican Senator files bill to address Missouri's high maternal mortality

In May, a bipartisan proposal to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage for low-income women in Missouri to a full year after they've given birth was close to gaining approval from the state legislature. But as the legislative session came to a close, the bill became collateral damage in the Republican Party's bitter infighting, between the seven-member conservative caucus and the 17 Republicans generally aligned with leadership.

Sunflower State Art Therapy

Kansas artist paints picture of hope, resiliency after overcoming decades of setbacks

LENEXA, Kan. - Gil Rumsey discovered he could draw when he was 8 years old. But since finding his passion for art, Rumsey has encountered many life challenges. The first came when he broke his leg and was out of school for nearly a year.

Rock Chalk Baller Comeback

KU football is headed to Memphis, ending a 14-year drought with the Liberty Bowl

The University of Kansas has a football team headed to a bowl game. After a 14-year bowl drought, KU will take on Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis on Dec. 28.The news was made official around 2:30 p.m. Sunday when the bowl selections were announced.KU's will be making its 13th appearance in a bowl game.

Wildcat Road To Victory

Kansas State to take on No. 5 Alabama in Sugar Bowl

MANHATTAN, Kan. - On Sunday morning, the College Football Playoff committee released its final rankings, and now Kansas State Wildcats knows who their next opponent will be. The Wildcats will be set to play the No. 5 rank Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Eve in New Orleans.

Trash Talk Postscript

Chiefs' Justin Reid apologizes to Bengals' Hayden Hurst

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The trash talk between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals is slowly coming to an end for now. In the locker room after the Chiefs' loss to the Bengals, safety Justin Reid apologized to Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst. "I feel bad that I didn't give the proper respect to Hayden Hurst."

Angel Endures . . . 

Candice Swanepoel flaunts her beauty as she models in Schutz campaign

Candice Swanepoel put her enviable looks on display in a new campaign for fashion brand Schutz. The 34-year-old supermodel was captivating in the bright and airy ad for the brand's summer 2023 collection. Sharing outtakes on Instagram on Saturday, the former Victoria's Secret Angel wrote: 'Dreaming of a bright and colorful summer with @schutzoficial.'

Nation Clowns White House

SNL jokes that Joe Biden, 80, has BRAIN DAMAGE

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor Michael Che joked that President Joe Biden goes to work every day 'with full blown CTE' on this week's show Che was introducing a headline about Biden's signature of a measure that would avert a recent railway strike without guaranteeing workers' sick leave demands The comic cracked: 'How do you expect him to care about sick leave when he shows up to work every day with full blown CTE?'

Former Prez Unimpressed

Sorry, Donald: Here are the real takeaways from The Twitter Files

Hand it to ex-President Donald Trump to present exactly the wrong takeaway to The Twitter Files: "A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution," he posted Friday night. No, it doesn't.

War Zone Complications Persist

'We haven't got this figured out just yet': Pentagon, industry struggle to arm Ukraine

"High-end conflict consumes a lot of munitions and a lot of weaponry," Mike McCord, the Pentagon's top budget official, said in an interview. "We are also looking at the supply chain limitations. We haven't got this figured out just yet."

Joker Predicted Ye Downfall

Bill Burr was spot-on when comparing Kanye West to Adolf Hitler in 2017 stand-up

Comedian Bill Burr was spot-on when he compared Kanye West to Adolf Hitler during a 2017 stand-up routine. The controversial rapper recently expressed his admiration of Hitler and the Nazi party while on the Alex Jones podcast.

Faith Blogger Consideration

Does the Museum of the Bible help or hinder scriptural understanding?

Several months before the Museum of the Bible opened in 2017 in Washington, D.C., I wrote this Flatland column describing how Kansas City metal craft workers were creating the stunning front doors through which visitors would enter. As I described...

Newspaper Tribute To Local Broadcasting Legend

Goodbye, Gary Lezak. You were the Kansas City community's best neighbor for many years

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Gary Lezak is the Mr. Rogers of meteorology. He has served the greater Kansas City community for many years in many ways and will be missed. Thank you, Gary. - P. Christopher Jaros, Leawood Soon Kansas City will have an updated, efficient new airport.

Kansas City Cinematic Debut . . .

Art House | Rideshare Driver's Life Takes a Turn in 'RIDE'

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Cowtown Christmas Tradition

KC Rep's "A Christmas Carol" Is a Solid Burst of Seasonal Nostalgia - KC STUDIO

Come one, come all to the most WIENERFUL show on earth! The Midwest Trust Center joyfully welcomes back What If Puppets (formerly Paul Mesner Puppets) as their Arts Education Artists-in-Residence for the 2022-2023 season.

Forecast For This Week

FORECAST: Dry weekend continues before chance of wintery mix later this week

Clouds continue to filter out sunshine this morning with temperatures holding in the 20s. By the afternoon look for partly to mostly cloudy skies with highs that will finally be closer to normal for this time of year. Temperatures will top out in the middle 40s.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.