Kansas City News Smirk: Restoring Hotness & COVID Villains

For Tuesday night we take another peek at hottie September along with pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Warm Bodies Are Good For KC

Heat, electricity slowly returning to KC apartments, but problems remain

Electricity and heat are slowly returning to a set of apartment buildings along North Lawn avenue in Kansas City's Historic Northeast neighborhood. But, residents say problems remain as their furnaces are rusty and they are not getting mail delivery. Sofia Be said her heat was restored Tuesday afternoon after remaining off for nearly five days.

Local Hipsters Sound Off

Folk Alliance Band of the Day: Les Rats d'Swompe

Les Rats d'Swompe. // photo courtesy Les Disques Passeport The Folk Alliance International Conference 2023 will be held February 1-5 at the Westin Crown Center Hotel. With over 100 artists performing over the course of five days, "crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Global Roots, Hip-Hop, Old-Time, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, Traditional, Zydeco, and...

More Deets On Name Game For New Captive

Zumi goes zoom! One of the Kansas City Zoo's newest animals now has a name

Kansas City Zoo The Zoo announced Monday evening the name of the baby eastern black rhinoceros: Zumi. SOURCE: Kansas City Zoo One of the Kansas City Zoo's newest animals now has a name. The Zoo announced Monday evening the name of the baby eastern black rhinoceros: Zumi.

Rock Chalk Spaces Reviewed

Spencer Museum of Art's new redesign brings a 'broader range of voices' to Lawrence

The Spencer Museum of Art, on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, is set to unveil the airy, new redesign of its fourth floor. The $4 million project includes a complete reimagining of the Spencer's 48,000-object collection. The new, dynamic exhibits explore themes that address social and political experiences.

Sounds Too Rich For TKC

Chaz on the Plaza brings back nightly jazz performances, new head chef

Chaz on the Plaza Bar// Courtesy Raphael Hotel Chaz on the Plaza is set to offer daily jazz performances after popular demand post-lockdown. Food and Drink Director Jordan Carver revealed some of the inner workings of these exciting changes within the restaurant.

Whipping Out Evidence

Tom Brady admirer provides proof that her 36D boobs are "real and beautiful"

VERONIKA Rajek is fed up with people saying her 36D assets are fake - and has the paperwork to prove otherwise. The stunning Slovakian model, 26, recently hit the headlines after saying she "loved" NFL quarterback Tom Brady. Rajek's enthusiasm for the seven-time Super Bowl champion comes just months after his divorce from Gisele Bundchen.

Po-Po Disputes Prez

Law enforcement critical of Biden telling cops not to shoot to kill: 'Every right to use deadly force'

Second Amendment advocates and law enforcement experts weighed in on Biden's comment from Friday claiming that police should "shoot to stop" instead of "shoot to kill," with some criticizing the remark and others explaining what he meant. "When I was coming up as a kid, cops were required to learn to shoot to kill.

Cutting The Safety Net

House GOP eyes Social Security, Medicare amid spending battle

House Republicans have started to weigh a series of legislative proposals targeting Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement programs, part of a broader campaign to slash federal spending that could force the new majority to grapple with some of the most difficult and delicate issues in American politics.


Walmart to raise average hourly wage to more than $17.50 an hour

Walmart said Tuesday it would raise the average hourly wage of its associates to more than $17.50 an hour - up from about $17 an hour. In a note to employees published on Walmart's website, John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., said the move is part of an effort to strengthen the retail giant's jobs and invest in its people.

American Machinery Rolls Through Europe Again

U.S. may drop opposition to sending Abrams tanks to Ukraine - officials

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The United States, in a reversal, appears to be dropping its opposition to sending M1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine and an announcement could come as soon as this week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they were not aware of a final U.S.

Pandemic Played Against Baller

Aaron Rodgers blasts 'woke culture,' says stance on COVID made him a 'villain'

Aaron Rodgers made headlines last year when it became known he is unvaccinated against COVID-19. The four-time NFL MVP said he was "immunized" against the virus, so many assumed he was vaccinated. He wasn't. An NFL MVP voter even said he would not vote for Rodgers last year over the issue.


I have 36DDD boobs but never wear a bra because I'm confident

A BUSTY woman has shared that she never wears a bra in public because her chest is perky and she's ultra confident. Social media users are sharing their opinions. "Me never wearing a bra in public because they're perky and I'm confident," Ryleigh Hodgins wrote in her TikTok video.

Carby Tribute

Cookies on a canvas: KC artist creates Chiefs coach Andy Reid out of Oreos

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - For most of us, an Oreo is a delicious afternoon snack that pairs best with a glass of milk. But for Kansas City, Missouri-based tattooist Gabe Uvario, it's the canvas to make hyper-realistic portraits of the city's favorite Chiefs. "I get tempted to eat them for sure," Uvario said.

Snowfall Arrives . . . 

Rain will change to snow overnight

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory ahead of a system that will bring rain and snow to the Kansas City area later today.That advisory goes into effect at 6 p.m. and will run through noon Wednesday.KMBC 9 First Alert Meteorologist Nick Bender said light rain would begin to mix with snow between 6 p.m.

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