Kansas City News Collection Now: Coco Recalled, Groundhog Doubt & Prez Buba Returns

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Help Police Capture Shooter

KCPD release video of suspect vehicle in possible road rage shooting

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is searching for a suspect and vehicle believed to be involved in a possible road rage shooting. The incident on Nov. 11, 2022, near Sni A Bar Road and Blue Ridge Cutoff, left a driver paralyzed and unable to speak.

Show-Me Healthcare Crisis

200,000 Missourians estimated to lose Medicaid as eligibility renewals resume * Missouri Independent

The director of Missouri's Medicaid program said he expects "about 200,000" Medicaid enrollees to lose coverage over the course of a year as a result of the state resuming annual eligibility renewals after a three-year pause. The state's Department of Social Services has not previously provided a public estimate of those projected to lose coverage.

Kansas Needs Lawyers

Attorney General Kobach to request $1 million budget increase to fill prosecutor vacancies - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach plans to request Friday restoration of $650,000 cut from the office's budget two years ago and approval of a $375,000 increase to hire attorneys to handle crimes related to unauthorized sports gambling.

Arrowhead Secured

KCPD: All clear after suspicious package reported outside GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Emergency crews responded Thursday afternoon to reports of a suspicious package outside of GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department crews, along with hazmat units, were sent to the scene. KCPD later said bomb and arson investigators responded out of an abundance of caution.

Man About Town Tome Debuts

Fox 4 anchor Matt Stewart's recommendations from his book, Unique Eats and Eateries of Kansas City

You might know Matt Stewart from his job as an anchor at Fox 4, but the reporter is an author in his own right, too. Stewart's most recent book is Unique Eats and Eateries of Kansas City: The People and Stories Behind the Food, published by Reedy Press, a Missouri-based press known for its books about travel and history.

CoCo Knows Best . . . 

Coco Austin braves online parenting police again with new video of 7-year-old daughter twerking

Ice-T and Coco Austin received more criticism from the parenting police following a family video shared on her TikTok account which showed their seven-year-old daughter Chanel twerking. "Gotta love family time," Coco captioned the video. "The adults in our family were doing a TikTok and Chanel runs out in the middle to bust a move to make us laugh...

Prez Offers Curious Clap Back

Biden mocked for bizarre boast that 'more than half the women' on his team 'are women:' 'Is he a biologist?'

President Biden made what many saw as a bizarre boast of his administration by claiming that "more than half the women" in his administration "are women." Biden marked the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act Thursday with Vice President Kamala Harris as well as former President Bill Clinton at the White House.

MAGA Campaigns On Revenge

Trump says that if he's reelected he won't use the powers of the presidency to punish his enemies, but adds that he'd be 'entitled to a revenge tour'

Trump said if reelected he won't go on a revenge tour even though he's 'entitled' to one. He went on a tirade against the New York Times and Washington Post for their reporting on Russiagate. The ex-president made the comments on Hugh Hewitt.


Wrong-way Joe: Biden welcomes Bill Clinton back to 'Congress' at White House

WASHINGTON - President Biden welcomed former President Bill Clinton back to "Congress" Thursday - during an event that was actually at the White House. The 80-year-old Biden gushed, "I'm so happy to be able to welcome my president back to the United States Congress - back to the United States Capitol, and he's promised me that I'll be able to sit at my desk tomorrow."

Squad Member Benched

House Republicans poised to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast House Republicans are poised to remove Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee, citing past controversial comments she made about Israel and concerns over her objectivity. In her first term, Omar drew criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike for tweets that invoked anti-Semitic tropes.

GOP Leader Emerges?!?

Stuart Stevens: No one embodies the collapse of the party as well as Nikki Haley

The potential 2024 Republican presidential slate is taking shape with Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, more. Michael Steele in for Joy Reid and our panel of experts discuss the possible contenders.

Dreamers Returned

US reunites nearly 700 kids taken from parents under Trump

WASHINGTON -- A Biden administration task force designed to reunite children separated from their families during President Trump's presidency has reconnected nearly 700 children with their families, officials said Thursday.

Arguing About Rodent

Groundhog Day 2023: Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, but Staten Island Chuck says otherwise

New York City's local groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, did not see his shadow Thursday, signaling an early spring.

Euro Escalation Cont'd

Analysis: Ukraine's new weapon will force a Russian shift

WASHINGTON/KYIV, Feb 2 (Reuters) - With the United States expected to send a new longer-range weapon to Ukraine, it has answered President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's plea for rockets that can strike deep behind the front lines of the nearly year-long conflict with Russia. Now Russian forces will need to adapt or face potentially catastrophic losses.

Red Scare Inflated OR Rising?!?

Pentagon tracking suspected Chinese spy balloon over the US | CNN Politics

The Pentagon is tracking a suspected Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon over the continental United States, a senior defense official said on Thursday.

American Ice Age Begins???

As ice storm continues in the South, the Northeast braces for dangerously frigid temperatures | CNN

As tens of thousands remain without power in Texas on Thursday amid frigid temperatures and icy roads, the Northeast is bracing for a blast of bitterly cold air that could feel well below freezing.

Royalty Exposed . . . 

Rupert Everett says he knows who Prince Harry lost his virginity to

Rupert Everett cast doubt on Prince Harry's claims about how he lost his virginity He claims the rendezvous did not take place behind a pub as Harry stated Actor Rupert Everett has cast doubt on Prince Harry's claims he lost his virginity in a field behind a pub.

Celebrate Midwest Revival 

An Iowa woman was declared dead and sent to a funeral home. Then she 'gasped for air,' report says.

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa care home is being fined $10,000 after declaring one of its residents dead and transferring her to a funeral home - where she was found to still be alive. A report from the Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals says the mistaken death declaration occurred on Jan.

Show-Me Weed Open Market

State clears way for some Missouri dispensaries to begin selling recreational marijuana Friday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced Thursday that the Division of Cannabis Regulation within DHSS will begin approving conversion requests on Friday. After conversion, sales to consumers age 21 and up may begin as soon as comprehensive dispensary facilities are ready to commence operating under their new authority.

Feds Need Help Narcing???

Across the nation and in Kansas City, FBI recruiting teachers for positions


Northeast KC Debut Arrives

275: Kessler Park Plan Final Open House

On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're joined by Christina at Hoxie Collective for details on the final Kessler Park Plan Open House. We discuss the feedback from the community that they have received over the months of planning, opportunities for engagement and volunteering, and plans we can expect to see at the final Open House on Saturday.

JoCo Dude Counts Blessings

Olathe man lucky to be alive after being shot while hunting in Miami County

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - An Olathe, Kansas man is recovering at Overland Park Regional Medical Center after being shot while hunting in a state park in Miami County. He nearly died. The state says another hunter could've pulled the trigger in what was likely a hunting accident.

Scheduling Weekend Run Through

12 Things To Do In KC This Weekend, February 2-5

Here are twelve great things to do in Kansas City this weekend, February 2-5, including stand up comedy from Joe Pera, The Judds at T-Mobile Center, and Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Still Cold In Kansas City

Colder conditions settle in Thursday night

Conditions are clear overnight Thursday, with lows near 10 and wind chills near zero. Friday, things are mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-30s. Stronger winds arrive Saturday with highs in the mid-50s. Highs will reach the upper 50s Sunday and Monday. Kansas City's next chance for rain moves on Tuesday morning.

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