Kansas City News Stand: Super Bowl Week, Earthquake & Faith Matters

Right now the legacy of angel Karlie inspires us to take another peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Into The Arena . . . 

WATCH: Chiefs arrive in Phoenix for Super Bowl LVII

On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to continue their preparations to face the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City's third NFL championship appearance in four seasons. Local reporters were on hand as the Chiefs departed from Kansas City International airport on Sunday afternoon.

Game Time Approaches . . .

Despite ankle issues, Mahomes gets back to work

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Patrick Mahomes strolled through Arrowhead Stadium without any issues with his injured right ankle on Thursday, and the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback expects to practice fully in the next 10 days leading up to the Super Bowl.

Making Local Living Space

Marlborough neighborhood benefits from local leaders' commitment to affordable housing

The Marlborough Community Land Trust (MCLT) recently attracted an enthusiastic crowd for its third ribbon-cutting ceremony, which showcased a fully renovated, light-filled, three-bedroom, one-bath home at 8336 Wayne Avenue. Many in attendance were those who helped transform the abandoned house into the attractive blue bungalow it is now.

Connection To Rescue

Missing Clay County children found in Florida grocery store

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (KCTV) - Two missing children from Clay County, Missouri, were found in a grocery store in Highland Springs, Florida. Officers with the Highland Springs Police Department found the missing 12-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl with their non-custodial mother shopping on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.

Building On Downtown

Apartment Tower Being Considered Next to Power & Light Building

A 300-unit apartment project is being pursued for an empty corner at 14th and Wyandotte across from the new Blue Cross Blue Shield building, according to a preliminary development plan filed with the city this week. The early submission, which doesn't list a developer, calls for a "mixed-use development with on-site parking and ground floor retail" for two parcels northeast of 14th and Wyandotte.

Angel Karli Endures . . . 

Karlie Kloss exudes glamour and showcases model figure in knit dress

Karlie Kloss was the epitome of glamour while donning a form-fitting knit dress and dazzling makeup in a new Instagram photo series she shared to her fans on Tuesday. The 30-year-old supermodel, who often showcases her sense of style out and about in New York City, showed off a few of her favorite poses in the snaps for her 11.7 million followers.

Talking Dox

White House to update top Republicans on recovered documents

Biden administration officials are offering top congressional leaders a briefing on classified documents found in the possession of President Joe Biden former President Donald Trump, and former Vice President Mike Pence, two sources familiar with discussions said.

MAGA Fact Checks The Great American Balloon Debate

Chinese spy balloons over US during Trump admin 'discovered after' he left office: Senior Biden official

Information suggesting that Chinese spy balloons traveled over the continental United States during the Trump administration was "discovered after" former President Trump left office, a senior administration official told Fox News. A defense official on Saturday said Chinese spy balloons briefly traveled over the United States at least three times during the Trump administration.

Faker Now Accused Creeper

George Santos accused of sexual misconduct by prospective staffer

Rep. George Santos, the embattled Republican Congressman from Long Island, has now been accused of sexual misconduct and an ethics violation by a prospective staffer, who detailed the allegations on Twitter on Friday. "This is not about attention; it's about holding the actions accountable," the accuser, 30-year-old Derek Myers, told CBS News.

Billionaires Betray MAGA

Koch fundraising network signals turn against Trump in 2024

The powerful political network led by conservative billionaire Charles Koch weighed into the GOP's 2024 presidential primary on Sunday, saying the party needs to "turn the page on the past," in an apparent turn against former President Trump. The Koch network said its planning to put its deep-pocketed support behind Republican candidate in the presidential...

Talking It Out

'I Get So Much Flack For Saying This': Ana Kasparian Talks Failed Leftist Policies With Ben Shapiro

Liberal political commentator and host Ana Kasparian said policies from the Left that have not worked, especially policy related to homelessness and crime in Los Angeles, need to be discussed so an "actual solution" can be found.

Global News Rocked As Death Toll Mounts

Turkey: strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes near Gaziantep

A strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey early on Monday and was felt across the border in Lebanon and Syria. The quake struck at 4:17 am local time (0117 GMT). It was centred about 32km (20 miles) from Gaziantep, a major city and provincial capital in the country's south-east.

Euro Escalation Inevitable

Situation in east Ukraine getting tougher, says Zelensky

Ukrainian troops in the Donetsk region are facing very difficult conditions, the country's president says.

Vlad's Promises Exposed

Putin once pledged not to kill Zelenskyy, ex-Israeli leader says; Ukraine expects to get jets from West: Live updates

In the early days of the Ukraine war, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged not to kill Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a prominent former Israeli leader says. Naftali Bennett, who served as Israel's prime minister for one year until June, made a brief attempt to serve as mediator between the warring nations.

Left Coast Relents On Plague Orders

California no longer pursuing K-12 COVID vaccine mandate

California children will no longer need the COVID-19 vaccine to attend school, state officials announced Friday. The big picture: Almost all of California's COVID-19 restrictions have ended, and the state's emergency declaration will end on Feb. 28. Catch up quick: Gov.

Senator Pushes Rules For Thee

Ted Cruz Tries to Explain Reelection Bid Despite Term Limits Bill

CBS News anchor Margaret Brennan confronted the senator, who insisted there's no issue because his bill isn't even law Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday attempted to justify his 2024 reelection campaign for a third term despite introducing last month a constitutional amendment that would limit senators to two six-year terms, claiming there's no issue because his proposal isn't law.

El Papa & Allies Against Hate

Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders denounce anti-gay laws

South Sudan is one of 67 countries that criminalizes homosexuality, 11 of them with the death penalty. LGBTQ advocates say even where such laws are not applied, they contribute to a climate of harassment, discrimination and violence. Francis referred his Jan. 24 comments to the AP and repeated that such laws are "unjust."

Survivor Stories

Women share how accepting Jesus helped them to forgive abuser, find courage in public forum: 'God is working'

Three faith-filled women shared their touching journeys of coming to Christ during the difficult college years in an inspiring episode of "Ainsley's Bible Study. " Annabella Rockwell told host Ainsley Earhardt in the latest installment that she was raised in a Christian home; but after attending Mount Holyoke College, a "gender-diverse" institution in Massachusetts, she found herself slipping into party culture and isolating from family.

Kansas City Singer Shares Story

Honors: Leah Sproul - KC STUDIO

A Refuge, the new play about borders, barriers, and American dreams currently in a rolling world-premiere at the Unicorn Theatre, is a complex blend of narrative, music, puppetry, and magical realism-powerful and poignant. & FLUX.FLOW, 2022, oil on canvas, 84" x 72" (courtesy of Haw Contemporary) Lisa Grossman's aptly titled "Rivering" assembles entrancing oil and acrylic paintings in her..

Katie's Forecast For This Week

The warmth continues and rain is just around the corner


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