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Actually, They Were Up All Night

Live Blog: Chiefs Kingdom up early ready to celebrate, gathering game-day goodies

Update 7:25 a.m. | KSHB 41 anchor Rae Daniel caught up with Aaron Seidt, who was picking up some cookies for his watch party. Seidt said he confident the team would pull out the win against the Eagles and predicted a 37-24 score. Update 7:20 a.m.

Endless Love Or Endurance Test

75 years later, WWII era couple shares their secret to marriage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This Valentine's Day, one Kansas City couple is celebrating seven decades of love. Don and Teresa Peck met when they were just 17 and 18 years old. Don served in the U.S. Navy, and as fate would have it, they spotted each other at a USO event during World War II.

South Side Coming Soon

New construction in south KC: What you will see in 2023

By Kathy Feist Despite the labor shortage and increased costs in supplies, buildings are going up in the southland. Here is our rundown, starting with the hometown. Martin City area Forest Ridge Villas - The first or eight apartment buildings at Forest Ridge Villas in Martin City opened in December and was fully occupied within...

Baller Lives To Return Favor

Kansas City Chiefs guard Trey Smith almost lost his career to blood clots. Now he's giving back

There was a day when Kansas City Chiefs starting guard Trey Smith wondered if he'd ever play football again, let alone make it to the Super Bowl. That's because Smith suffered from blood clots in his lungs while at the University of Tennessee.

Kansas City Becomes Bad Guy

Super Bowl 2023: Next Patriots? As Chiefs build dynasty, everyone starts rooting against them

PHOENIX - You used to like the Kansas City Chiefs. What happened? The Chiefs were so easy to root for at the Super Bowl three years ago. They hadn't won in 50 years. Patrick Mahomes and his greatness was practically brand new. They were a fun story.

Angel Champions Social Justice

The 15% Pledge Gala Returned With a Black Tie, Black Designer Dress Code

To say that there was so much to celebrate on Saturday evening would be an understatement. "In a little over two years together, the brands and retailers that have taken the 15% pledge have created over $12 billion in pipeline opportunities for Black-owned businesses," Emma Grede explained in her welcoming remarks during the second annual gala.

Defending Great White North

US offers first description of unknown 'object' shot down over Canada

The unidentified "object" the U.S. shot down over Canada was a "small metallic balloon" carrying a payload, a senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Sunday. Details regarding the object were scarce throughout the weekend, but U.S. officials now describe it as a "small metallic balloon with a tethered payload," the official told Fox.

More Destruction Deets Hoser

US aircraft shoots down new airborne object over Canada

"Arctic weather conditions, including wind chill, snow, and limited daylight, are a factor in this operation, and personnel will adjust recovery operations to maintain safety," the military said.

Everybody Against Florida

Trump, Biden, turn up the volume on DeSantis as Florida governor's 2024 stature rises

As his political stature soars ahead of a potential presidential run, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is increasingly feeling the heat and taking income fire from possible rivals in the 2024 White House race. In recent days the verbal attack came not from one of his likely rivals for the GOP nomination, but from President Biden.

Veep Dox Hold Consequences

The Pence subpoena could set up a showdown over executive privilege

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast The subpoena of former Vice President Mike Pence by the Department of Justice could set up a showdown over executive privilege. Former President Donald Trump has repeatedly invoked the legal protection to block testimony of his allies and subpoenas related to the Jan.

Faker FAIL Forever . . . 

Another horrible, no good, very bad week for George Santos

Politicians from both parties lined up this week to make jokes at the expense of George Santos, the newly elected Republican Congressman plagued by an increasingly bizarre mix of scandals. Voters in his New York district are not amused.

Latina Slap Fight Persists

Hispanic Caucus weighs ousting its chair over top staffer's firing

Barragán's actions surrounding the Usyk firing are prompting anger from within the group and skepticism that she will be able to lead it going forward, according to more than a dozen people interviewed.

European War Worsens

Residential buildings, school shelled in Russian assault in eastern Ukraine

Russia shelled residential buildings and a school in Moscow's latest strikes in its push to claim more land in eastern Ukraine. One person died and another was injured in the shelling in the city of Nikopol on Sunday morning, according to the Ukrainian military. The attack damaged four residential buildings, a vocational school and a...

Plagued By Crackdowns

Grieving a daughter's Covid death in Wuhan - while being surveilled

"The pain lasts for a lifetime. Even healing a little is difficult." It's been three years since Yang Min's only child, Yuxi, died. The 24-year-old had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was admitted to hospital in mid-January 2020 in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the earliest coronavirus cases were detected.

Angry Faith Community Also Tried To Burn His Corpse

Mob storms Pakistan police station and lynches man accused of blasphemy

A mob in eastern Pakistan stormed a police station on Saturday and snatched a Muslim man accused of blasphemy from police custody and lynched him, in the latest religion-linked killing in the conservative Islamic country.

Church Wants To Save Planet

The pope is concerned about climate change. How do U.S. Catholics feel about it?

Pope Francis has frequently spoken about climate change during his decadelong leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. In 2015, he devoted an entire encyclical to the matter, citing scientific consensus that the Earth is warming due to human activity. He predicted "serious consequences for all of us" if current trends continue.

Kansas City Giddy

KC fans can hardly bear Super Bowl anticipation as countdown to kickoff nears expiration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The anticipation and rush of Super Bowl Eve are nearly too much for some Kansas Citians to bear. "It's almost like the night before Christmas," Chiefs fan John Carter told KSHB 41. Fans used Saturday to mentally preparing for a Sunday evening full of excitement and stress.

Rock Chalk Appointment

KU basketball to host ESPN College GameDay next Saturday

LAWRENCE, Kan. - ESPN's College GameDay will broadcast from Allen Fieldhouse for the second straight season next Saturday for the Jayhawks' men's basketball game against Baylor. The two-hour basketball College GameDay show will begin at 9 a.m. Central with the KU-Baylor tipoff set for 3 p.m., also on ESPN.

Show-Me Puppers Competing For Your Attention

Cute! 'Puppy Bowl' from the Humane Society of Missouri

ST. LOUIS - The Humane Society of Missouri brought six puppies to a local "Puppy Bowl." Half of the pups are playing for the Chiefs, and the others are playing for the Eagles. Who will win? The ones who do will go home with a forever family.

Stuff Ur Face Authentically

Here are the perfect Kansas City-themed dishes and drinks for your Super Bowl party

Are you rooting for the Chiefs in the Super Bowl? What better way to show your support than giving your guests a spread of iconic Kansas City foods? Of course barbecue is the first thing that comes to mind for traditional Kansas City foods.

Useful Game Day Prediction

A winning Super Bowl Sunday forecast

Daytime highs climb to near 60 degrees with more clouds & breeze.

Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone is an iconic tune that has been adopted by sports fans across the world and right now it serves as the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.