Kansas City Smile: Abstinence & Escalation

Inspired by angel Candice, on this Sunday night we take a look at just a few more news items ahead of the work week by way of pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Football Glory Forever

Excitement over the Super Bowl Champion Chiefs won't end when displays come down at Union Station

KANSAS CITY, Mo - It's been a week since the Chiefs won another Super Bowl and the celebration continued Sunday at Union Station where hundreds of people waited to take photos of memorabilia. There were plenty of choices, including the giant lights reading "KC Loves World Champions."

Local Survivor Story

Blue Springs mother shares message of hope nearly 1 year after losing 4 family members in tornado

"Strength is in showing how difficult it is and asking for help," Kuri Bolger said. "Know that it will get better. It might take a long time and it's okay to mess up, but things will get better." IT'S BEEN ALMOST ONE YEAR SINCE A BLUE SPRINGS WOMAN LOST FOUR FAMILY MEMBERS IN A TORNADO IN WINTERSET, IOWA.

Community Copes With Loss

Volunteers hold bake sale to help children who have lost loved ones to violence

Local volunteers are helping children who have lost loved ones to violence in Kansas City.The group, Children of Homicide Victims, hosted a bake sale yesterday at Effortlessly Fly Boutique on Troost Ave.The nonprofit supports children by providing counseling, group healing sessions, and financial assistance and more.Money raised benefits those programs.The organization also has a clothing closet, tutoring and mentoring, parent and guardian education classes, grooming assistance and birthday party assistance.

Good Deeds Suggested

6 random acts of kindness to brighten up Kansas City's community

Do you know the no. 1 way to find kindness in your community? Make it yourself. From simple gestures to volunteering your time, here are six random acts of kindness you can perform to make a neighbor's day or brighten up the community.

Macabre Reporting On Baller Celebration Mortality

Reunion planned after fan's skeleton was carried away during Chief's Super Bowl parade

Chiefs wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette has some precious cargo to return. A skeleton that went missing from a group of Chiefs fan s during Wednesday's Super Bowl parade, prompting an online search for the possessor of the bones, is being returned.

Angel Finds Meaning In Life

I was teased for my body - motherhood made me feel more beautiful, says Candice

VICTORIA'S Secret promoted a very specific type of "ideal body" for years, leaving many women feeling they couldn't live up to the standard. But one of the lingerie brand's most famous models admits she had similar insecurities to the rest of us - and struggled to love her body.

Prez Biden Inevitability?!?

Two ways Joe Biden gets reelected

There are two ways President Biden can get re-elected. One is economic: a Biden boom. The other is cultural: a Republican rupture. Is an economic boom likely? The indicators are fairly positive. The U.S. economy added more than half a million jobs in January, a breathtaking rate of job growth.

GOP Against MAGA Round III

Can the Republican establishment finally stop Trump this time?

Republican Party elites are gearing up to try to stop Donald Trump from winning the GOP presidential nomination - again. Both the Club for Growth - an anti-tax group - and the donor network created by the billionaire Koch brothersplan to intervene in the GOP presidential primaries, the New York Times recently reported, and both hope to turn the page on the former president.

Feel The Bern In Support Of White House

Sanders: Biden a more progressive president than he was as senator

President Biden is much more progressive as commander in chief than he was as a senator, according to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), with the left-wing lawmaker saying on Sunday he would support Biden if he runs for reelection in 2024. "I think he is a much more progressive president than he was a United States...

Dumping Ground Debate

East Palestine residents 'right to be skeptical,' Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown says, but officials believe water and air are safe | CNN

US Sen. Sherrod Brown echoed officials' beliefs Sunday that the water and air are safe in East Palestine, Ohio, after a train carrying hazardous materials derailed there earlier this month, but he acknowledged that residents are "right to be skeptical."


China may give Russia weapons for Ukraine war, Anthony Blinken warns

China is considering giving Russia weapons and ammunition for the Ukraine war, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said. Mr Blinken told CBS News that Chinese companies were already providing "non-lethal support" to Russia - and new information suggested Beijing could provide "lethal support". This escalation would mean "serious consequences" for China, he warned.

High Flying Weapons Argued

US and Ukraine 'still having discussions' amid pressure to supply F-16 jets

The US ambassador to the United Nations indicated on Sunday that the White House could reverse its refusal to supply F-16 jets to Ukraine. "We're still having discussions on the ground with the Ukrainians," Linda Thomas-Greenfield told CNN's State of the Union, adding that Washington was working "very closely and directly" with Kyiv to identify "what their needs are and when they need them".


North Korea launches more missiles as Kim Jong Un's sister warns of 'using Pacific as our firing range'

North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast as Kim Jong Un's sister warned of "using the Pacific as our firing range". The missiles were launched on Monday morning local time and fell into the sea outside Japan's exclusive economic zone, the country's coast guard said.

Plagued By Doubt

'There may still be surprises': Jeremy Farrar warns of pandemic perils ahead

asks are a rarity now on streets and trains. We don't leave empty seats in theatres or limit how many people browse in our shops. It seems like it's all over - but Prof Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome, once a key member of the government's scientific advisory body Sage and an enormously influential figure in global health, says the Covid pandemic could still have unpleasant surprises in store.

Science Against Dirty Bat Theory

Opinion: Think horses, not zebras; COVID-19 lab leak origin makes more and more sense

Dr. Greg Ganske is a retired surgeon and represented Iowa in Congress from 1995 to 2002. A YouTube segment of the Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" featuring Jon Stewart has gone viral. Stewart, the comedian appearing as a guest in June 2021, riffs about the origin of COVID-19: "The Wuhan Novel Respiratory Coronavirus Lab ...

Robots Blackmail In Cont'd Hunt For Sarah Connor

Microsoft AI chatbot threatens to expose personal info and ruin a user's reputation

Concerns are starting to stack up for the Microsoft Bing artificially intelligent chatbot, as the AI has threatened to steal nuclear codes, unleash a virus, told a reporter to leave his wife and now standing up to threats of being shut down. No, this is not the fictional HAL 9000 from Arthur C.

American Catholic Leader Killed

Shooting death of 'peacemaker' Catholic bishop in Los Angeles investigated as a murder

The shooting death of a Los Angeles Catholic bishop is being investigated as a murder, police say. Bishop David O'Connell, 69, was killed Saturday afternoon in the Hacienda Heights neighborhood. Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded to the 1500 block of Janlu Avenue at around 12:57 p.m after receiving a medical emergency call, according to a statement.

Final Act For Funny Man

Richard Belzer, comedian turned iconic TV cop on "Law & Order: SVU," is dead at 78

Richard Belzer, the comedian and actor best known for his role as Detective John Munch on the "Law & Order" franchise, has died at 78, Bill Scheft, a longtime family friend, confirmed to CBS News on Sunday. Scheft said Belzer passed away surrounded by family in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, in the south of France.

Rules Of The Season

Your Lenten Guide for Fasting & Abstinence, According to Catholic Teaching -

Ash Wednesday is Feb. 22, alongside church services with the mark of the ashes. During these services, faithful are often marked by the practices of fasting and abstinence during Lent. Below, you will find the answers to many common questions surrounding these spiritual practices!

BBQ Renaissance Celebrated

Popular Lee's Summit's barbecue comes out of trailer at Burn Theory Fire Kitchen

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - It might not look like much and it's nothing fancy, but the food that comes out of Diametric Brewing Company comes out of a trailer in its parking lot. "Let's call it controlled chaos," Chef Taylor Jones said. He started Burn Theory Fire Kitchen and joined the brewing company in 2021.

Katie's Forecast For This Week

Snow is still possible this week


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