Kansas City News Lights: Zero Irish Chill, Hunter & Raccoon Dogs

For tonight we share even more news highlights for our friends who might need a respite from drinking and conversation amongst so many party people crowding local pubs & party places this evening.

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First Responders React Tonight

2 rescued during South Kansas City apartment fire on Friday night

Two people were rescued following a fire at a Kansas City apartment complex. The fire started at 9:24 p.m. on Friday night. Crews arrived within six minutes of being called out. They were notified that someone was trapped in the apartment room. The fire was extinguished.

Thankfully Nobody Was Kilted

Despite cold, Kansas Citians find ways to show off green at St. Patrick's Day Parade

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - People at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Kansas City had a blast, even if it was cold out there. They found plenty of ways to show off their green and celebrate in style. What's a St. Patrick's Day Parade without bagpipes and kilts?

Best Of Luck To Betting On Vice

It's truly "March Madness" for Kansas casinos with the first NCAA tournament in which sports betting is legal


Show-Me Well-Deserved Discount

Proposals to eliminate Missouri sales tax on groceries in limbo * Missouri Independent

Citing the hefty burden on low-income shoppers and rising cost of food, several have moved to reduce the burden of the grocery sales tax. other states Kansas began phasing it out this year and Illinois suspended the tax for one year .

Rolling With Turbulent Times

Float in St. Patrick's Day Parade offers solution to gun violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - People along the St. Patrick's Day Parade route in Kansas City, Missouri, heard Prebis Burton coming before they saw him. Burton is a member of the group " Bikes Up, Guns Down." "We put on stunt shows to let kids know it's good to put the guns down and pick up a bike," Burton explained.

Family Affair

Kansas City Chiefs hire Andy Reid's son in 2023 coaching staff changes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs have some new faces on the coaching staff for the 2023 season. While some coaches, like new offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, simply changed positions, some coaches are brand new to the team. Some are also familiar with head coach Andy Reid.

Good Tidings From Glam World

Happy St Patrick's Day from Hollywood! Reese Witherspoon talks luck

St Patrick's Day fell on Friday this year. And celebrities were quick to take to social media to celebrate the annual holiday with green-themed posts and plenty of pot-of-gold and four-leaf clover emojis. Your Place Or Mine actress Reese Witherspoon, 46, looked festive in a green and yellow dress from her brand Draper James as she posed outdoors with a drink in hand.

Hunter Complaint Targets Small Biz

Hunter Biden sues computer repair shop owner who worked on a laptop, accusing him of trying to invade his privacy | CNN Politics

Hunter Biden is accusing the Delaware computer repair shop owner who worked on a laptop of trying to invade his privacy and wrongfully sharing his personal data for political purposes, according to new federal court filings.

MAGA Show Cont'd

YouTube lets Trump post new videos, says it evaluated risk of 'real-world violence'

Former President Donald Trump can once again upload new videos to YouTube, the company said on Twitter on Friday. "We carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence, while balancing the chance for voters to hear equally from major national candidates in the run up to an election," the company said.

Far East Tech Counterintelligence

DOJ investigating TikTok owners for possible surveillance of US journalists: Sources

The Justice Department is investigating the possible surveillance of U.S. journalists by the owners of the social media app TikTok, three sources familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News Friday. The investigation into the Beijing-based company ByteDance is being led by DOJ's Criminal Division in tandem with the FBI and the U.S.

Show Trial Demanded

How war crimes prosecutions work | CNN Politics

After more than a year of international outrage at Russia's invasion of Ukraine, there's an International Criminal Court arrest warrant out for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Here's a very broad look at war crimes and the international justice movement.

Puppers Caused Plague?!?

New data links Covid-19's origins to raccoon dogs at Wuhan market

Newly released genetic data gathered from a live food market in Wuhan has linked Covid-19 with raccoon dogs, adding weight to the theory that infected animals sold at the site started the coronavirus pandemic, researchers involved in the work say.

Frenchy Fight

France pension protests: Crowd clashes with police as government pushes through reform

A second night of unrest grips France after the government pushed through pension changes without a vote.

Starving For Attention?!?

Gwyneth Paltrow Addresses Backlash to Daily Wellness Routine - E! Online

Gwyneth Paltrow recently set the record straight regarding her wellness routine, which had raised concerns among dietitians as being restrictive eating.

Downfall Of The Republic???

The Federalist Society Isn't Quite Sure About Democracy Anymore

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas sun was just beginning to rise over central Austin as groups of neatly-dressed law students arrived at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, a beige monolith plopped on the southwestern corner of the University of Texas's sprawling campus.

Booze Fest & Begorah

Why American whiskey is the real winner of St. Patrick's Day | CNN Business

On St. Patrick's Day, it might seem appropriate to knock back a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey. However, when it comes to the luck of the Irish, US whiskey-makers might have the upper hand.

Green Gifting

St Patrick's Day: Why is the US president given a bowl of shamrock?

Derived from the Gaelic seamróg (young clover), the three-leaf plant has had a symbolic purpose since the 18th Century, decorating coins, medals and coat lapels of the great and good at home and abroad.

Good Luck This Weekend

Shamrocks, wrestlers, cosplayers: Kansas City bursting with weekend events

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City is, in fact, bursting at the seams with events as a wide array of fan bases take over downtown this weekend. "Everything happens today - Smackdown, St. Patrick's, Comicon. Everything at once," said Angeles Marine, waiting in line at Planet Comicon Kansas City.

Classy Gratitude

In farewell message, former Chiefs player says he's 'beyond grateful' to Kansas City

Former Kansas City Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill said goodbye to Chiefs Kingdom on Friday, saying he was beyond grateful for his time in Kansas City. "In 2019, you guys took a chance on a small town kid from Virginia, and immediately embraced me as your own," Thornhill said.

No Charge For 90 Game Losing Season

Free chance to see Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Free tickets are now available for a chance to check out the Kansas City Royals before Opening Day, and you don't need to leave Kansas City. Players and coaches will work out at Kauffman Stadium, and the event is free and open to anyone who wants to see the team.

Celebrate Cowtown Cinema

Annual Kansas City Film Festival returns to AMC Ward Parkway Theater

AMC Ward Parkway 14 will host the 27th annual Kansas City FilmFest International from March 26-29. The festival will show 151 films from among five categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short and Heartland Student Short.

Irish Sub-Zero Hangover

FORECAST: Few flurries in Kansas City again Friday night

A few flurries may pass over our area tonight as a cold front pushes through. Accumulation is not expected outside of a dusting on grassy and elevated surfaces. But everyone will certainly feel the cold. Temperatures will drop into the teens to around 20 degrees by daybreak on Saturday.

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