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Ahead Of The Game This Week

Nick's Picks | Searches Continue for a KC Police Chief and Schools Superintendent

You may not know it from the headlines, but Kansas City is about to end the year with the second highest number of homicides in its history. With city leaders still grasping for solutions, Mayor Quinton Lucas has invited the nation's top gun law enforcer to town.

Off Track Today

Demolition of downtown building temporarily pauses KC Streetcar services

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The KC Streetcar announced Monday morning that the services will be temporarily unavailable due to unsafe building conditions on Main Street between 16th Street and Truman Road. According to Kansas City Fire Department, crews responded to a vacant building fire Sunday at 1519 Main Street.

Local War Front . . . 

Stand with Ukraine KC holds fundraiser to buy winter coats, items for those still in the country

Stand with Ukraine KC is holding a fundraiser to help buy winter coats and other items those living in Ukraine."New things are happening, and people are suffering every day," Nataliya Meyer, of Stand with Ukraine KC.Ukrainian-born seamstress Meyer said she worries about her country."I have a friend of mine who

KC Collector Shares Dedication

This fan has more Kansas City Chiefs memorabilia than anyone else on the planet

Sports memorabilia collections are fairly common among sports fans, but no one has a bigger Kansas City Chiefs collection than Curt Herrman of Manhattan, Kansas. In total, he owns a Guinness World Record 1,363 items - and you can see all of them on his website, Chiefseum.

Soccer Shows Off . . . 

Kansas City shows out in support of the U.S. Men's National Team during World Cup watch parties at Power & Light | Sporting Kansas City

While the U.S. Men's National Team's campaign at the 2022 FIFA World Cup came to an end on Saturday morning with a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands in the Round of 16, their elimination wasn't before Kansas City had once again cemented its reputation as the Soccer Capital of America.

Deep Dive Into Actress

Actress Madalina Ghenea stuns in racy black wetsuit and goggles

ACTRESS Madalina Ghenea always likes to do a deep dive when it comes to researching her next role. Madalina, 34, was pictured on a boat in a wetsuit and diving goggles. She stars alongside Brit actor Ed Westwick, 35, in thriller Deep Fear.

Prez Biden Talks Payback

Biden on Student Loan 'Forgiveness': 'We're Confident We're Right on the Law'

President Biden said Monday the White House is "confident" his order to "forgive" up to $10,000 in federal student debt for those making under $125,000 annually will be upheld despite several legal challenges. "There's a whole lot of people affected and we're confident on the law," Biden said during an interview on the Ryan Cameron Uncensored radio show.

First Son Quiet

WATCH: Hunter Biden silent as White House reporters ask about GOP investigations, Elon Musk

Hunter Biden, the embattled son of President Biden, ignored questions from the press about Republican investigations and Twitter CEO Elon Musk during a high-profile event at the White House. Hunter Biden smiled and turned his back Sunday after he was asked what he expected "from the Republican Congress" during a White House awards event hosted by the Kennedy Center.

Will GOP Stand With MAGA???

GOP slowly begins to condemn Trump's call to terminate Constitution, but many remain silent | CNN Politics

Republicans returned to Washington on Monday facing a familiar drama that has played out continually in the Trump years: GOP members forced to confront a controversy that they would rather ignore.

Senate Contest Updated . . . 

Warnock gains early voting edge as both candidates barnstorm Georgia in final day before Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock has built up an advantage in Georgia's record-breaking early vote, putting Republican Herschel Walker in a position where he'll need to deliver big on Election Day to win in Tuesday's Senate runoff. Georgians have been bombarded with TV ads, radio messages, direct mail and ceaseless fundraising appeals in the closely watched Senate race.

Remember When Talk Show Hosts Wanted This Guy To Run For Prez?!?!

Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in prison, ordered to pay $11 million

Suspended attorney Michael Avenatti was sentenced on Monday to 14 years in federal prison for defrauding his clients out of millions of dollars and for obstructing the IRS, the office of the U.S. attorney for Los Angeles said. Avenatti, who pleaded guilty to four counts of wire fraud and a count of obstruction this summer,...


North Carolina county declares state of emergency after "deliberate" attack causes widespread power outage

Moore County, North Carolina is declaring its state of emergency as power outages continue after a "deliberate" attack over the weekend damaged two substations. The attack left roughly 45,000 people without power in North Carolina. Under the state of emergency, a curfew is in place from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

High Court Contemplates Future

Hypotheticals gone wild: Takeaways from the LGBTQ Supreme Court arguments

Here's POLITICO's look at the most notable aspects of Monday's arguments: Officially, the case pits a religious businessperson against the state's desire to protect LGBTQ people, but the arguments before the justices Monday seemed to come back again and again to that subject that infects so many Washington conversations: politics.

Bernie's Guy Probably Right

Bernie Madoff's Lawyer to FTX's Bankman-Fried: "Shut Up!"

Sam Bankman-Fried wants to pass for a tragic hero. A few days ago, the founder of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX launched a media blitzkrieg, meant to give his version that his empire's downfall boils down to bad luck.

Royal Blunder Exposed

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle accused of 'faking' press hounding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle allegedly used a photo in their new documentary trailer that they themselves approved to be taken while suggesting the press was invading their privacy.

Hurt Feelings After Scandal

Ex-partner of German MP who left her for porn star is 'heartbroken'

'The last few weeks have been difficult for the whole family,' 51-year-old ex says Couple share three children and were together for 16 years before shock split 'Even with my past you can be successful and happy,' former porn star says The ex-partner of a German MP who left her and their three children for a porn star has said she is 'heartbroken' over the split.

Playoff Season Sneak Peek

Chiefs have opportunity to clinch AFC West on Sunday vs. Broncos

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Despite the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs still have a prime opportunity to clinch the AFC West with some help. For the Chiefs to win the division this week, they will have to win against the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Chargers would have to lose to the Miami Dolphins.

Chatting Up Local Dude

Four Inane Questions with Scott "The Connector" Havens

Scott "The Connector" Havens. // Courtesy Jenny Wheat On a given day, Scott Havens will likely have shaken hands with roughly five to 500 people. Havens, who cut his teeth at a high-end insurance brokerage firm, now holds court as the vice president and shareholder at HUB International.

Cowtown Quick Stops Reviewed

Four great Kansas City non-restaurants

Our definition of a restaurant for the purposes of our top 40 list is a place where you can sit and eat comfortably that maintains regular hours at least a few days per week. Here are a few spots that have great food but didn't meet that criteria.

Kansas City Coffee Renaissance Redux

Drive-thru coffee chain to open four Kansas City area locations. And more are coming

In January, Arkansas-based 7 Brew Coffee announced three new area franchisee groups that planned to open multiple drive-thru-only locations across the metro. Now four are set to open in the next few weeks and more are coming. 7 Brew Coffee specializes in coffee drinks - both hot and cold.

Latest Local Forecast . . . 

Highs will hang in the 40s all week


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