Kansas City Stroll: Local Struggle, Security, Tribute & Robot Scribes

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Kansas City MLK Occasion

Local leaders celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and push to continue his work

Leaders from churches in Blue Springs and Independence celebrated the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday afternoon.Song and prayer filled the Hope Center in Blue Springs for the "Expanding the Dream Together: The We Behind MLK" Service. Dozens came together to sing the praises of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Local Fight For Justice Endures

Local families join forces to hand out flyers for unsolved murders

RAYTOWN, Mo. (KCTV) -- A pair of local families met in Raytown to hand out flyers for two unsolved murders Saturday afternoon. Jackie Mitts' daughter, Alexuas Acord, passed away in April 2020. Rhonda Herring's son, Brandon Herring, passed away in 2017. Both mothers still grieve for their loss, but they say taking action helps ease their pain.

Power Play Ahead Of Playoffs

Titans Want to Talk About NFL's Best Offense

If the Tennessee Titans decide to do something different with their offense, one possibility is now clear. They might try to do what the Kansas City Chiefs do. The Titans have requested permission to interview Kansas City's offensive coordinator, Eric Bieniemy, and senior assistant/quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy, according to a report by ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Sunday morning.

Diva From The Dotte Speaks

Janelle Monáe Reflects On "Deeply Personal" Roles That "Shed Light On A Human Experience" In Critics Choice Awards Speech

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery star Janelle Monáe was the recipient of the SeeHer Award at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday for their inclusive work and representation in Hollywood. The SeeHer Award recognizes people who advocate for gender equality, defy stereotypes, portray characters with authenticity and push boundaries in the industry.

Inflation Is No Yoke

Egg prices, 60 percent higher since last year, impacting local businesses

Mr. Dee's Donut Shop in Shawnee goes through hundreds of eggs every week, but now they're having to find an alternative way to get those eggs to keep these beloved treats in the hands of Kansas Citians.

Kansas City Backdrop Exposed

Where Was 'The Last of Us' Filmed?

After a lengthy production period and a few delays, The Last of Us has finally arrived on HBO and HBO Max. The video game adaptation is set in the year 2033, two decades after a mutated fungus began decimating the world's population.

Life Goes On Without Angels

Victoria's Secret Isn't Going Broke For Dropping Angels For Big Girls

No amount of 'inclusive' marketing will change the American consumer's association of the brand with beautiful, unattainable female bodies.

Progressive Roast White House

Democrat Schiff says national security may have been jeopardized by Biden's mishandling of classified docs

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is not ruling out the possibility that national security may have been jeopardized by President Biden's mishandling of classified documents. Schiff appeared on ABC's "This Week" Sunday, after a third batch of classified documents was found at President Biden's residence in Wilmington, Delaware.

Actually, This Is A Step Up From The Space Monkey Who Currently Writes This Blog

90% of online content could be 'generated by AI by 2025,' expert says

Generative AI, like OpenAI's ChatGPT, could completely revamp how digital content is developed, said Nina Schick, adviser, speaker, and A.I. thought leader told Yahoo Finance Live (video above). "I think we might reach 90% of online content generated by AI by 2025, so this technology is exponential," she said.

1st Son Fights Against Responsibility

New low for Hunter Biden: Fighting to prevent daughter with ex-lover from using his last name

In Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Ernest," the main character's search for his true name comes to a head when he finally demands "would you kindly inform me who I am?" In an astonishing filing this week, Hunter Biden answered that question for his four-year-old daughter Navy Joan and effectively declared "you are no Biden."

Far East Pandemic Redux

China confirms surge in COVID deaths since lockdowns lifted

Nearly 60,000 people with COVID have died in China since early December, Beijing's health authorities said on Saturday, in what the World Health Organization called a "rapid and intense wave" of infection in the country. Previously, authorities had been recording low numbers of deaths since draconian zero-COVID restrictions were lifted last month.

Catholic Panic Across The Pond

Priest describes 'pandemonium' after 6 shot after funeral Mass at London Catholic church

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 15, 2023 / 14:30 pm A parish priest of a Catholic church in London where six people -including two children - were injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday described the panic that ensued after the attack. Father Jeremy Trood said he heard the gunshot Saturday shortly after mourners left a St.

Monday Schedule

What's open and closed on MLK Day 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates the birthday of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated four years later.This year, the holiday falls on Monday, Jan. 16.

Local History

Rev. Isaac McCoy and His Mission Helping Native Americans

It's hard to imagine what would have driven settlers to Jackson County, Mo. prior to the founding of towns such as Westport and Kansas City. In the 1820s, the first settlers were the Chouteaus, driven to the area from St. Louis to engage in trade with Native American tribes.

Soggy Start To The Week

FORECAST: Few showers possible Sunday evening

Our gradual warming trend brought slightly warmer air to the region on Saturday, and this accelerates even more for Sunday. If you have stepped outside this morning, you have likely noticed it is pretty windy already.

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