Kansas City Illuminated: Prez Takes Knee, Bus Ablaze & Debt Ceiling Showdown Awaits

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We don't promise to be any more timely in the future but we hope you see loyal readers sometime tomorrow nevertheless.

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Baller Hype Machine Forever

Kansas City is 100 days out from hosting the 2023 NFL Draft

The countdown is on in Kansas City. There are only 100 days left until the 2023 NFL draft makes its way to KC. It will be one of the most significant sporting events the city has ever seen.Union Station will take center stage.Who could blame George Guastello for feeling nervous?There is so much work to be done between now and the draft's opening night.Guastello is the President and CEO of Union Station.

JoCo Smoke Out Tonight

Two treated for smoke inhalation following house fire in Shawnee

SHAWNEE, Kan. - Three people made it out of a house fire in Shawnee Tuesday night. Shawnee firefighters are investigating the house fire that was reported just before 9 p.m. near McCoy Street and Aminda Street. When crews first arrived on the scene they could see smoke and fire from the rear of the house.

New Terminal Bliss Promised

Full house expected when doors open Feb. 18 for tour of new KCI terminal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There's a new attraction in Kansas City, Missouri, and more than 10,000 people are planning to get a first look. The building drawing all the attention is the new terminal under construction at Kansas City International Airport. There aren't any spots left for the Feb.

Local Inferno Life Lesson

School bus catches fire in Kansas City, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - No injuries were reported after a school bus caught fire in Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday afternoon. It happened shortly before 4 p.m. near the intersection of Ward Parkway and Wornall Road. No students were on the bus at the time. The driver was not injured.

Keep On Truckin'

Monster Jam returning to Arrowhead Stadium in May

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Monster Jam is returning to Kansas City for another weekend of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement at Arrowhead Stadium. The event will take place on Saturday, May 20., and advance presale tickets are available Tuesday on Ticketmaster. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Jan.

White House Hoop Dreams Debated

Biden takes a knee for Golden State Warriors photo

President Biden took a knee for a posed group picture alongside the Golden State Warriors, the 2022 NBA champions, during their White House visit on Jan. 17.

MAGA Era Double Take

Michael Cohen meets with NY prosecutors looking into Trump Org. and Stormy Daniels payments | CNN Politics

Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney to ex-President Donald Trump, is meeting Tuesday with the Manhattan district attorney's office

GOP Money Talk Awaits

House Republicans gear up for a debt ceiling fight, clashing with Democrats

WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has planted the seeds for a debt-ceiling showdown, with Speaker Kevin McCarthy endorsing a push by his hard-liners to demand spending cuts as part of any extension of the country's borrowing authority. The political divide is deep and the stakes are high.

Congressman America Deserves

Santos named to two House committees even as he faces growing calls to resign | CNN Politics

Embattled freshman Rep. George Santos has been awarded seats on two low-level committees after House Republicans debated where to put the New York congressman, who is facing mounting legal issues and growing calls to resign for extensively lying about his resume.


Video shows man trying to grab barista through drive-thru window in kidnapping attempt, police say

Disturbing video captured the moment a man tried to pull a barista through a drive-thru window in an alleged kidnapping attempt in Washington state. The Auburn Police Department posted the video on its Twitter page Monday and asked the public for help identifying the man.

Condition More Than Handful

I have natural 34KK breasts - the accidents I cause are so awkward

She couldn't check these oversized bags. A Russian model endowed with gargantuan breasts claims that she can't fly economy due to her behemoth bust - which is so big it often causes awkward accidents.

Local Soothing Sounds Debut

Kansas City Symphony announces 2023-2024 season

This season at the KC Symphony, expect three lineups of curated programming: the Classical Series, the Pops Series, and the Family Series-kicking off with a Wagner concerto this weekend. The Classical Series includes performances from musicians such as Joshua Bell, Joyce DiDonato, Pamela Frank, Yefim Bronfman, Joyce Yang, and more.

Taste Of Kansas City Good Life

A KC-area winery is making an estate brandy

Amrish Hallberg didn't want to make brandy; he wanted to make rum. His mother, Shriti Hallberg Plimpton, had other ideas-and ten acres of grapes.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Rain, wintry mix and flurries all possible Wednesday and Thursday - no accumulation expected for KC area

The Kansas City area will likely see a wide variety of precipitation Wednesday and Thursday.First Alert Meteorologist Nick Bender said widespread rain is likely to start Wednesday morning.While most of the Kansas City area will only see rain, a light wintry mix is possible along and north of 36 Highway near Saint Joseph.

Taylor Swift - Lavender Haze (Robert Norton Remix) is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.