Kansas City News Serving: Water Works, Holiday Hangover & Immigrant Wave

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Landlord Promises Dry Up?!?

Apartment residents without water since last week demand help

Aaron Blanford has lived at Kansas City's Stonegate Meadows apartment complex for the past 17 years. This past week his living situation became increasingly difficult.Since last week, his apartment building has had no water, as several pipes have burst without heat to multiple units during Kansas City's extreme cold.Blanford is a person with quadriplegia, meaning his limbs are paralyzed.

Big Money Play

Kansas City Chiefs Touchdown Machine Jerick McKinnon Is In A Contract Year

After catching two touchdown passes against the Denver Broncos, Jerick McKinnon now has seven receiving touchdowns in his last five games. The Kansas City Chiefs running back also made history, becoming the first back since Joe Morrison of the New York Giants in 1966 to record a touchdown reception in five consecutive games.

History In Free Float

A sunken plan: The Steamboat Arabia Museum's future is again up in the air

The Steamboat Arabia Museum's future is again up in the air.A deal to move it down the Missouri river to St. Charles has fallen through.The museum's lease in Kansas City's river market expires in 2026, and there are no plans to renew it.Part of the reason for the deal sinking is museum owner David Hawley's plan to dig up another boat.

Recharge To Help Captives

Kansas City Zoo aids in recycling damaged, unused holiday lights

KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, is currently helping the community recycle broken, old or unused holiday lights through Jan. 8, according to a press release. Christmas lights contain common recyclable materials like plastic, glass, copper and sometimes even lead, all of which can harm the environment if not recycled properly.

Public TV Content Mill Collection

Flatland's Top 50 Stories of 2022: 5-1

This is the 10th and final installment, featuring stories that first appeared between Nov. 23 and Dec. 8.

Hottie Explores Middle-Age Wildside

Kim Kardashian reveals how she's letting 'loose a little bit' in her 40s

Kim Kardashian is ready to live life on the wild side. The Skims founder revealed that she is starting to loosen up by consuming beverages that she normally doesn't drink. "I started to drink a little bit at the age of 42. Coffee and alcohol," she shared on this week's episode of Gwyneth Paltrow's "The goop Podcast."

Prez Flexes On Rocketman

Joe Biden rejects South Korea nuclear exercises suggestion with firm 'no'

WASHINGTON - President Biden smacked down South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's proposal for joint nuclear exercises Monday, telling reporters he's not discussing the idea. Hours earlier, a South Korean newspaper quoted Yoon as saying that joint military exercises involving nuclear weapons are under consideration and that US officials are "quite positive" about the idea.

MAGA SPLIT Thwarts Takeover

Conservatives threaten to withhold critical McCarthy support, hours before speaker vote

The lawmakers' demands have included allowing any one member to force a vote on the House floor to depose a speaker. The Club for Growth also mirrored those members' calls for prohibiting the Congressional Leadership Fund, a campaign committee closely aligned with McCarthy, from "spending money or providing grants to any Super PAC to engage ...

Welcome New Friends

Number of New U.S. Citizens Hits Highest Mark in 15 Years

Nearly one million immigrants became Americans in 2022 after the pandemic delayed the process and prevented hundreds of thousands of people from voting in the 2020 election. Many immigrants said an anti-immigrant political climate motivated them to become citizens in order to vote. Credit...

War Zone Hurts Biz

Russia's war drains Ukraine's rich list of power

For decades, Ukraine's super-rich businessmen have wielded enormous economic and political power within their home country. However, since the Russian invasion, Ukraine's most infamous oligarchs have lost billions in revenue. Has the reign of the Ukrainian oligarchs finally come to an end? Ukraine's richest man - 56-year-old Rinat Akhmetov - is for many the epitome of an oligarch.

Billionaire Deadbeat?!?!

Twitter sued for not paying rent on San Francisco HQ since Elon Musk takeover

Twitter is being sued by its landlord for ducking out on rent for its downtown San Francisco headquarters, where the platform reportedly went through heavy cost-cutting under new CEO Elon Musk. The company owes $136,260 in unpaid rent, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday by Columbia Property Trust.

Royal Feud Worsens

Harry and William's relationship is now 'hanging by a thread'

Prince Harry and Prince William's relationship 'hanging by a thread', say sources It will likely be further damaged by attacks on Cambridge's in Harry's memoir Harry will complain how he always played 'second fiddle' to his older brother Book 'tough on William' and include a description of a fight between

Worthwhile South Side Foodie Write-up

New midwest-inspired Kitchen and Creamery menu is 'Simply Grand'

Approachable midwestern taste with an elevated simplicity. That's how chef Mary Kay Bader describes her seasonally changing menu at Simply Grand Kitchen & Creamery, located at 504 Main St. in Grandview. Mother and son duo Zach and Laurie Taylor opened the doors to Simply Grand in early Fall of this year with a selection of homemade ice cream treats.

Kansas City Weather Redux

Scattered showers could bring damaging winds

Kansas City will have scattered showers and some thunderstorms Monday evening. A few storms could become severe, with damaging winds as the main threat. Storms are expected to last until about Midnight on Monday.There is a lower threat of small hail and a brief tornado. The Rain will move out tonight, with patchy fog possible.

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