Kansas City News Smile: Gracie Hunt Break Internets & MAGA Saves Granny's Check

This morning hottie heiress Gracie earns global headlines with her fashion tribute to the home team as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.

A tribute to her greatness that might or might not be more important than one of many genocides being perpetrated around the world without much awareness from American news watchers.

"Hunt was named Miss Kansas in 2021 and finished in the top 15 of the Miss USA contest that year."

And despite her billions of dollars, obvious genetic gifts and beuty . . . Today she deserves even more attention than most of the offensive lineman who are mostly interchangeable and unknown even to some diehard fans. 

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Warm Weather Flights Open Up

Southwest Airlines to offer nonstop service from Kansas City to Long Beach

According to KCI, with the addition of LGB, Southwest will have 62 daily departures from MCI and 26 nonstop destinations in March of this year.

Northland Pleads With Crooks

Platte County family asking for return of sentimental item after home break-in

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Platte County, Missouri Sheriff's Office is investigating a break-in that happened in broad daylight Tuesday near Parkville. The Crum family left around 9 a.m. and came home around 3 p.m. to find their front door kicked in and their TV sets, watch, and money gone.

Community Resource Celebrated

Kansas City G.I.F.T. hosts Black business pop-up marketplace Jan. 28

Vendor featured at the last pop-up event. // Courtesy of Kansas City G.I.F.T On Jan. 28th, Kansas City G.I.F.T will be hosting a pop-up from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the event space at 5008 Prospect Avenue. This community marketplace will feature Black-owned businesses selling fashion, jewelry, and accessories-essential oils, candles, and books-as well as food vendors.

Working-Class Breakfast Burned

Restroom set on fire at Denny's on Front Street

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Emergency crews were called early Friday morning to a fire at the Denny's restaurant on Front Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Firefighters responded shortly before 1 a.m. to 6887 E. Front Street. The fire was contained to a bathroom, and no injuries were reported.

Not But Boss But Still Creeper

Lawrence man to face prison time for child porn convictions

LAWRENCE, Kan. - A 65-year-old Lawrence, Kansas faces prison time for child sex crimes committed in 2021. On Friday, Bruce S. Springsteen plead no contest to attempted sexual exploitation of a child by conducting internet searches for child sexual abuse material, a violation of his probation terms set in a similar 2021 case, according to Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez.

Peek At Your Better . . . 

Daughter of Chiefs owner shows off team bikini ahead of playoff game

The temperature may be in the 30s in Kansas City, but Gracie Hunt isn't fazed. The daughter of Chiefs part-owner and CEO Clark Hunt donned a Chiefs bikini despite the elements and showed it off for loyal fans of the Chiefs. Hunt's snaps came on the eve of the Chiefs' divisional round game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Trump to GOP: Don't touch Medicare or Social Security in debt ceiling fight

Republicans have vowed not to raise the federal government's borrowing capacity unless Biden makes steep cuts to federal spending, potentially impacting social insurance programs like Social Security and Medicare. Trump's video is a warning to his fellow party members not to go there.

Cash Conversation

Kevin McCarthy agrees to Biden meeting on debt ceiling

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Friday that he will meet with President Biden to discuss increasing the debt ceiling. "President Biden: I accept your invitation to sit down and discuss a responsible debt ceiling increase to address irresponsible government spending," the newly elected speaker tweeted Friday afternoon. "I look forward to our meeting."

American Euro-Trashed

Former Navy SEAL Killed During Intense Ukraine Battle

A former American special operator died early Thursday morning after being wounded days before fighting alongside the Ukrainian military during intense combat in the eastern frontline city of Bakhmut. Daniel Swift, 35, lived mostly in the Pacific Northwest and served as a Navy SEAL. The U.S.

Funny Money For Realz

Feds have seized nearly $700M from FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried

Federal authorities have seized almost $700 million from FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, mostly from shares of Robinhood that he owned. A court filing from Friday shows that the federal government seized more than 55 million shares of Robinhood stock along with tens of millions of dollars from each of several bank accounts.

Hollywood Drama After Tragedy

After prosecutors announced charges against Alec Baldwin for film set shooting, experts say they could be making a 'strange play' to 'threaten' him into taking a plea deal

Prosecutors said Thursday they plan to charge Alec Baldwin in connection to the "Rust" shooting. Making the announcement before charges have been filed could be a legal tactic, experts said. Experts told Insider that prosecutors may be looking to force Baldwin into taking a plea deal.

Tragic Testimony

Brooke Shields reveals details of sexual assault in new Sundance documentary: 'First time I've ever spoken about what happened' '

Brooke Shields is speaking out for the first time about a sexual assault she experienced in her early 20s. The actress and model shares her story in Lana Wilson's new two-part documentary Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, which premiered today at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.

Tribute Falls Flat

The Problem With Boston's MLK Memorial Isn't That It Looks Like a Penis

There's a new memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King in Boston titled the Embrace. It was created by the artist Hank Willis Thomas and architecture firm MASS Design Group to represent the couple hugging in a famous 1964 photograph.

Show Tunes & Times

We♥KC- January 23-31, 2023- Upcoming Concerts (Kansas City / Lawrence, KS)

Read More The Lone Bellow Nashville-based country trio The Lone Bellow are returning to a sold-out show in Minnesota's The Turf Club. The band are touring in support of their second album ... Read more Kansas City Music Guide. January continues and it hasn't exactly been the "dog days of...

Weekend Forecast For Now . . .

Joe's Blog: The fight for snow continues (FRI-1/20)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Let's start with this. Since no snow is expected today, this is now the 12th least-snowiest start to the snow season in KC record history. I can probably make an argument that it's the 11th least-snowiest start too because one of the years above us is 1889, and we're missing numerous days of records from that year.

Drake - Jumbotron Sh*t Poppin is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.