Kansas City Highlights: Fire Rescue, Musical Theater & Local Learning

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Kansas City firefighters battle fire at apartment complex on E. Linwood, one hospitalized

Kansas City fire crews battled a multi-alarm fire at an apartment complex Friday night. Just after 9:30 p.m. Friday, crews were dispatched to the Mayfair Linwood Apartments at 1224 E. LInwood Blvd. on a fire call. When they arrived, they found a fire on the second floor of the eight-story apartment.

Peek at progress inside Buck O'Neil Education & Research Center renovation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KSHB 41 News got a look at the progress of the renovation inside the Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center. The building, which was once the Paseo YMCA, is critically important to the history of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, where Andrew "Rube" Foster established the Negro Leagues in 1920 in Kansas City.

Amy Harper talks hair, pottery, and mental health in The Pitch Questionnaire

Courtesy Amy Harper Amy Harper has been a practicing licensed cosmetologist since the age of 18. Now, at 24 years old, Harper runs a hair salon, pottery studio, and artist co-op space all in the comfort of her duplex in the Westside.

Blue Springs second graders write Valentine's Day cards to seniors

In Blue Springs, second graders are helping spread love around town ahead of Valentine's Day. Mrs. Warren's second-grade class at William Yates Elementary School did not focus on classroom work on this Friday. Instead, it was all about love for seniors at Cedarhurst of Blue Springs.

Kansas City Scholars Program Expands Its Reach With $50 Million From Kauffman Foundation

The Kansas City Scholars program has added a new program that will pay tuition for adults who enroll in short-term career training programs to prepare them for high-demand, high-paying jobs. The expansion was supported by a $50 million grant last fall by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Barbecue business heating up across Kansas City as Super Bowl nears

Demand for barbecue in advance of Super Bowl Sunday is heating up in Kansas City.Eric Tadda of "Joe's Bar-B-Que" said the restaurant is already getting large orders for Super Bowl parties for 10 to 15 people."We honestly will adjust our business around the Chiefs and their success.

Powell Gardens announce 2023 season

Pink orchids are prepared for Orchid Delirium at Powell Gardens. // Courtesy Powell Gardens Powell Gardens has announced its upcoming 2023 calendar, packed with exciting new and recurring events, festivals, and exhibitions. While the garden closes for daily admission during January and February, they'll be open Feb.

The City With Two Borders: The Ultimate Guide to Kansas City & Things To Do

Kansas City is one of two Missouri cities that straddles two states; the other is St. Louis. Both Missouri and Kansas lay claim to this city, but Missouri, interestingly, got the bigger share, not the city's namesake. In fact, Kansas City is Missouri's largest city and only the third-largest in Kansas.

At the Unicorn Theatre, "Refuge" is a Moving, Musical, Magical Experience - KC STUDIO

With its complex blend of narrative, music, puppetry, and magical realism, this powerful and poignant new play demands our attention, in more ways than one.

KC RVs Music Spotlight: Bound And Determined

Posted: Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bound And Determined is one of the Midwest Region's top cover bands playing your favorite hits. Everything from Sweet Home Alabama to UpTown Funk, and Tennessee Whiskey to Zombie.

Royals to bring back powder blue pants on Opening Day

Everything old is new again. The Royals announced they are bringing back powder blue pants for Opening Day. They brought back powder blue uniforms several years ago, but still went with white pants in a mish-mash of old and new that just didn't seem to satisfy my retro yearnings.

FORECAST: Pleasant, warm weather for the weekend

Stiff southerly winds will bring in a much warmer air mass, which will send temperatures into the 30s by daybreak on Saturday. By the afternoon, the area will be in the 50s! With winds increasing between 15 and 25 mph, and gusts up near 40 mph at times, it will be breezy.

Hopefully, more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!