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Cowtown Waiting Game Cont'd

KC police commissioners unhappy with 911 wait times

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police commissioners say they remain unhappy over wait times people are reporting when they dial 911. Kansas City police say when 911 callers must wait to speak to someone, the average wait time is only 27 seconds.

Deadly Local Run-In

Eastbound I-70 closed at 57th Street due to deadly crash

Posted: Updated: KANSAS CITY, Kan. -Eastbound I-70 is closed at 57th Street due to a deadly multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning. Kansas City Kansas police say the crash happened around 5 a.m. along eastbound I-70 just before I-635. According to the Kansas State Highway Patrol one person has died in the crash along I-70.

Local Weed Schedule Confused

Marijuana dispensaries don't know exactly when recreational sales will start

It's a typical Tuesday at Relief Resources Dispensary. The drive-thru has been busier than a fast food joint at lunchtime. This is before recreational marijuana sales haven't even started in Missouri.The state has until Feb.

New KCI Almost Explained

Why officials accelerated opening the $1.5B Kansas City International Airport terminal - Kansas City Business Journal

When Kansas City officials announced the official opening date for the new KCI terminal, they moved it up to Feb. 28 from the initial target day of March 3. What difference can three days make? For the airlines, more than you might think.

Kansas City Football Destiny Reconsidered

Kansas City's charm, years of misfortune make Chiefs a feel-good Super Bowl story

This was a random Tuesday afternoon in early January 1998, and the man on the other side of the lunch table was smiling impishly. All around us, eyes were lasered at our table. It was unsettling on my side of it. On the other?

Golfer Turns Back On Haters

Spiranac has cheeky reply to trolls who give her stick for posting sexy snaps

GOLF influencer Paige Spiranac has hit back at trolls who have criticised her content. The former pro fessional posts golfing content such as tips and views as well as plenty of raunchy pictures of herself. But some have had an issue with the latter, to which she has provided a cheeky response.

Political Cash Fight Update

Biden and McCarthy set to meet to talk about the debt ceiling stalemate

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast For the first time since becoming House speaker, California Republican Kevin McCarthy will meet Wednesday with President Joe Biden to discuss, among other things, how to avoid a default on the U.S. debt.


South Carolina's Nikki Haley to launch 2024 presidential campaign, joining Trump in nomination hunt

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who served as ambassador to the United Nations during former President Donald Trump's administration, will join Trump in the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Fox News Digital confirms Haley will formally declare her candidacy for the White House at an event in Charleston, South Carolina, on Feb.

Rev. Sharpton Leads Mourning

Tyre Nichols family demand justice on eve of funeral

Speaking on Tuesday evening in the church where civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr delivered his final speech and where Wednesday's service will take place, Mr Nichols' stepfather, Rodney Wells, asked the public to "keep fighting for justice for my son".

Progressives Doubt Veep

Dems question Kamala Harris as future president: 'Don't know she has what it takes'

Some Democrats are questioning whether Vice President Kamala Harris has the political chops to carry the party's mantle after President Biden, citing her low-profile in the administration, her well-publicized stumbles with the media and the increasing rough-and-tumble political environment, according to a report.

NYC Rejecting Immigrants

Migrant protest at New York hotel highlights growing issue

Before he arrived at a city-run shelter in Manhattan, Wilson, a 23-year-old Venezuelan asylum seeker, crossed through multiple Central American countries, over the US-Mexico border, up the eastern seaboard and, finally, to New York City. Now, he will likely have to move again.

Trench Warfare In Europe Again

Fighting ramps-up in eastern Ukraine in 'devastating WWI-like environment'

DONETSK REGION, EASTERN UKRAINE -- Russia has escalated its attacks on Ukrainian positions in eastern Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin presses for gains on the battlefield ahead of the one-year anniversary of the war towards the end of this month. Ukrainian and Russian forces remain locked in a brutal battle in and around the eastern city of Bakhmut.

Plague Postscript Impact

Biden is ending the Covid public health emergency. Here's what that means for you.

When the federal Covid-19 public health emergency ends on May 11, it will be the end of an era for the American health system. For more than three years, in a nation where patients usually pay more for health care than residents of any other high-income country, tests and vaccines were available to all Americans for free.

Aglow Down Under

Missing radioactive capsule found in Western Australia

SYDNEY, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Australian authorities on Wednesday found a radioactive capsule that was lost in the vast Outback after nearly a week-long search along a 1,400 km (870-mile) stretch of highway, an emergency services official said.

India Moves Forward

India budget 2023: Tax relief and spending boost in India budget

In line with the government's ramped up focus on building roads, highways and power plants since 2014, India's overall capital expenditure saw a sharp jump of 33%, which was marginally lower than the 35.4% increase budgeted last year.

Rocker Opts Out

Ozzy Osbourne cancels all shows, says his touring career is over | CNN

Ozzy Osbourne announced the cancellation of his upcoming shows, and said his touring career is over because he "is not physically capable (of it)." In a statement released on Wednesday, the 74-year-old said he had a major accident four years ago in which he damaged his spine and that he can no longer cope with the travel required for a tour.

Brady Bygone

Brady retires 'for good,' ends 23-year NFL career

Tom Brady says he is retiring "for good" from football, ending his 23-year career in the NFL. Brady announced his decision Wednesday on social media, saying he "wouldn't change a thing" about his career. Brady, 45, also announced he was retiring on Feb.

El Papa Protects Motherland

'Hands off Africa,' Pope Francis tells rich world

Pope Francis denounced the "poison of greed" driving conflicts in Africa as he began a visit to Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, saying the rich world had to realise that people were more precious than the minerals in the earth beneath them.

Far East Shuns Stoners

Hong Kong is criminalizing CBD as a 'dangerous drug' alongside heroin | CNN Business

Two years ago, cannabidiol was booming in Hong Kong. The compound, known as CBD, was popping up in cafes, restaurants and stores, with businesses eager to join an exciting new market already well-established in countries around the world.

Love Around The World Exposed

Most popular sex positions around the world unveiled - as Brits proved sauciest

The most popular sex position in the world has been revealed - and people love getting down and doggy. Cult Beauty recently analysed Google search data to reveal the most popular sex positions around the globe, and the most searched-for move was doggy style.

Celebrate Cowtown Biz Class

Meet the Midwest's future serial entrepreneurs: Pipeline reveals 2023 fellowship, Pathfinder cohort

Nearly 30 of the region's most promising founders now have access to an industry-agnostic network that focuses solely on serial high-growth entrepreneurs - without taking equity in the startups it serves, said Melissa Vincent.

Rally Around Inkman

Friends raise money after Kansas City tattoo artist injured in crash

Friends and family are raising money for a local tattoo artist after he was badly injured in a car accident.Jake Kaullen is currently recovering at a local hospital after doctors placed him in a medically induced coma for ten days after the crash January 19."Shook me up a lot.

Single-Mom Earns Support

Community rallies around Platte City mom who lost livelihood in fire

PLATTE CITY, Mo. - The community has raised more than $25,000 for a Platte County single mom who lost her livelihood to a fire. Hayley Hill, owner of Hayley's Food Truck, said the fire around 1:30 a.m. Friday destroyed the shop near her house and her food truck inside.

Hipster Enclave Brewing

Get Your Coffee Fix at Novella Café in the West Bottoms - In Kansas City

Josh Bella started his coffee career as the co-owner of the Common House, a co-working and mobile coffee bar concept in Independence, but soon he decided to pursue coffee full time. Last year, he opened a West Coast-themed pop-up coffee shop, The Slow Bar, inside the Jones Gallery in the Crossroads.

Winter Warm Up Starts

Finally back above freezing in KC Wednesday


Camilo, Camila Cabello - Ambulancia is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.