Kansas City News Lights: Legal Weed, Catcall Politics & Good Times

For our late night denizens of the discourse we take yet another peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Cowtown Cope With Decriminalized Cannabis

One month after recreational marijuana became legal, Kansas Citians still adjusting to change

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One month in to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Missouri, many Kansas Citians are still getting used to the changes. Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department Captain Corey Carlisle says the biggest change has come from behind the wheel.

Savoring Championship Carbs

How to make the chocolate chip cookies Donna Kelce took to Super Bowl week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce both rave about the chocolate chip cookies their mom makes. The cookies are so good, Donna Kelce baked up a batch and hand delivered them to her sons on stage at Opening Night of the Super Bowl earlier this month.

Relaxed Rock Chalk Boozing

Kansas bills would allow bar-hopping, more bars to be opened on Sunday

Alcohol laws could be changing in Kansas after the Kansas House of Representatives passed two bills. The first bill would allow anyone over the age of 21 to "bar-hop" in a common consumption area, which means someone can have a drink hand and walk to another bar.

Show-Me Pupper Crisis

Missouri bill pits pet store chain against animal welfare advocates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Missouri House committee on Wednesday heard lengthy testimony about a bill, that if signed into law, would prohibit cities from banning the sale of puppies and other animals at pet stores. Wednesday's hearing focused on a bill that pits retail giant Petland against animal welfare advocates concerned about those dogs and the vagueness of the bill.

Latest Local Street Tragedy

Elderly woman dies days after hit-and-run crash in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police say an elderly woman has died after she was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run crash last weekend. The crash happened just after 7 p.m. Saturday near 7th Street and Bennington Avenue. Police said the woman was crossing Bennington when she was hit by an unknown red vehicle.

New Hire In The Dotte

Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK names David Johnston as new County Administrator

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Unified Government Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to approve Mayor Tyrone Garner's nomination of David Johnston as the next county administrator. The vote to select Johnston was unanimous, according to a news release from the Unified Government. He is expected to start his new position on March 27.

Animal House Disavowed

Mission no longer partnering with Unleashed Pet Rescue

MISSION, Kan. - The city of Mission is no longer partnering with a controversial pet shelter that FOX4 Problem Solvers investigated in January. Cockroaches, overcrowding and poor management are just several of the many complaints Problem Solvers received on Unleashed Pet Rescue the past four months.

JoCo Transit Options Worsen

Olathe Schools says bus driver shortage now at 'all-time' high

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Olathe School District said Thursday night it is continuing to work on alternatives to its existing school bus system, citing the ongoing national shortage of drivers. District officials said at Thursday night's Board of Education meeting that the district's current system is "unable to transport students in a timely manner due to the ongoing bus driver shortage."

The Dotte Cutoff

Repair plan for two closed KCK bridges to be discussed this month

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Plans for the future of two closed bridges in Kansas City, Kansas, are expected to be announced later this month. The Central Avenue Bridge over the Kansas River between Third and James streets has been closed since Feb. 1, 2021.

Charging Up Snail Mail

USPS contracts Ford to build over 9,000 electric vehicles at KCMO assembly plant

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The United States Postal Service awarded the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant with a contract to build 9,250 electric vehicles as the USPS plans to electrify its nationwide delivery fleet, according to a press release . The USPS's total investment in new vehicles is expected to total $9.6 billion.

White House Silent On Lab Leak

Biden dodges reporters after question on COVID-19 origin: 'Will you hold China accountable?'

As President Biden left the White House Friday, he approached then swiftly turned his back on reporters after one asked him to comment on COVID-19's origins. On Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray told Fox News the COVID-19 pandemic was likely caused by a lab leak in Wuhan, China, a theory that was initially dubbed as a conspiracy.

Right-Wing Showdown

The Trump world-Fox News war gets nasty

Ten minutes in, Bannon went after the network again, rousing the audience to their feet as he called out Fox for not having Trump on since he announced his campaign in November. He called out Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp. founder who sits atop the media empire.

MAGA Shouts Down Cruella

Haley heckled as Trump movement asserts its dominance at shrunken CPAC

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley stepped into the hallway after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday to supporters asking for selfies and autographs - and, from others, a less friendly greeting. "We love Trump, we love Trump!" a crowd around her started chanting.

Dems In The Dark

Pelosi on DC crime bill: I wish Biden 'would've told us first'

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Biden's handling of a GOP-led resolution that would overturn parts of a District of Columbia crime bill, decrying that he should have given Democrats "a heads up." "If he was going to do it I wish he would've told us first, because this was a hard vote for...

Fight Against Vlad Cont'd

Ukraine says if Russia tries to invade from Belarus again, this time, it's ready - with "presents"

CBS News Northern Ukraine - The Ukrainian military has been conducting drills near the country's northern border with Belarus, aimed at showing preparedness to defend against any repeat of Russia's land invasion across that border. These drills on the northern front follow warnings that the Kremlin is planning a renewed offensive this spring.

Border War For Realz

Mexico wanted 1st degree murder charges for Arizona rancher

A Mexican official said Friday that her government thinks Arizona rancher George Alan Kelly should have faced first-degree murder charges for allegedly killing a Mexican migrant who was crossing his property. An Arizona Justice of the Peace ruled last week that Kelly should face trial on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault in the death of Gabriel Cuen-Buitimea at the ranch outside Nogales, Arizona on Jan.

Retro Tech Review

What 1989's 'home of the future' got right, wrong about life in 2023

More than three decades ago, Iowa Power unveiled its "Home of the Future" at the 1989 Home and Garden Show. It was a glimpse of what innovators thought futuristic houses might look like. The showcase was filled with cutting-edge technology and revolutionary innovations.


Adult Star with 9.5 inch penis explains the difference between work and home sex

Danny D is famously known for his work in the adult entertainment industry as an actor, director and producer. Now, aged 33 and having been involved in the porn industry since the age of 18, the pornstar explained the difference between work sex and home sex.

B-Ball Running On Empty

Big 12 Run Road Closure Notification

This post was paid for by the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation. Celebrate your favorite team by wearing their colors while running along this great course that begins and ends in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Runners of all experience levels are encouraged to participate in this family-friendly event.

Reservations About Reptile Dinner

A local BBQ store is celebrating their opening by smoking a whole alligator

Proud Souls, a barbecue retail store, has partnered up with local pitmaster Richard Fergola to open its first location in the barbecue capital of the world

Chiefs Kingdom Preps Next Season

Fans from all over the country descend on Indianapolis for the 2023 NFL Draft Combine

From Chicago to Miami to Los Angeles, fans from all over the country are in Indianapolis for the NFL combine. For a lot of young fans, it's a chance to get inspired and see players they admire.

Thoughtful Local Sound

WATCH: KCK-raised R&B artist emerges from the ruins of vulnerability to 'touch people's souls'

For Alanzo McIntosh Jr., exploring his voice means journeying through the KCK native's roots, along with themes of self-doubt and self-discovery, and a deep connection to the struggles faced by Black and brown people across the globe - and here at home, he shared.

Good Times For A Change

Making a Difference: 5 Not-to-Miss Charitable Events in KC - In Kansas City

Sponsored content Our annual Making a Difference issue shines a spotlight on one of our favorite reasons we love Kansas City: the people and organizations who work tirelessly to make Kansas City the best possible place to live. There are more than 8,000 nonprofit organizations making a difference in the metro.

Springtime Sneak Peek

Kansas City's first weekend of March will see warmer weather

If you have any outdoor plans on Saturday or Sunday, the weather will cooperate with them. After a cloudy start on Saturday morning, sunshine will arrive late in the afternoon, pushing the high temperature to the mid-50s. Sunday will see an even warmer day. Temperatures will reach the upper 60s on Sunday.

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