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For our most dedicated readers on a rainy Friday night . . . We wanted to offer just a quick update on the topic of pop culture, community news top headlines.

We might have a more on a few of these stories but right now they're at least worth quick links.

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Suspected Northeast Killer Confronts Consequewnces

Kansas City man charged in killing of Elizabeth Stivers now in custody

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 24-year-old Kansas City man charged in the death of 31-year-old Elizabeth Stivers is now in police custody. Jackson County prosecutors say Darion Hall was taken into custody earlier Friday. Hall faces charges of second-degree murder, first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and attempted stealing in Jackson County.

East Side Tragedy Friday

Speeding driver causes SUV to crash into building, injuring 3 people in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman who sped away from KCMO police suffered critical injuries in a crash a short time later at East 51st Street and Prospect Avenue. A KCMO police spokesperson said the officers stopped the woman's car just before 5 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For Anybody Needed A Friend

KC Pet Project at critical capacity, launches Mutt Madness adoption special

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -The Kansas City Pet Project is tapping into the hype of March Madness in hopes of helping more dogs find their forever homes. The shelter will host a Mutt Madness adoption special Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26.

Doubling Down On Ace

Royals name Zack Greinke as Opening Day starter for second consecutive year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Zack Greinke in all-powder blue. That's the visual Royals fans will have when the 39-year-old right-hander toes the bump to officially kick off the 2023 baseball season on March 30. The club announced Friday morning that Greinke will be the starting pitcher on Opening Day for a second consecutive season.

Beloved B-Ball Distraction

Sweet 16 games draw fans from all over to Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - College basketball is already back in Kansas City. T-Mobile Center hosted the Big 12 Men's Tournament just two weeks ago, and on Friday, two NCAA Tournament games brought Miami, Houston, Xavier, and Texas fans downtown.

Local Cinema Endures

Kansas City Film Fest International brings an independent cinema extravaganza to Ward Parkway

This Sunday, Kansas City Film Fest International brings its 27th year of programming to the Ward Parkway AMC. From March 26-29, you can check out over 100 features, documentaries and shorts from up-and-coming regional, national and international filmmakers, including work from a couple of familiar local filmmakers and actors.


Syria attacks: Biden warns Iran US will 'act forcefully' to protect Americans

President Joe Biden has warned Iran that the United States will "act forcefully" to protect Americans, after the US military carried out air strikes against Iran-backed forces in retaliation for an attack in Syria. "Make no mistake: the United States does not ...

MAGA Matters Less???

Trump screams into void as Manhattan DA probe goes quiet

But four legal experts who worked in the DA's office prior to Bragg's tenure said such pauses didn't necessarily signal a troubling turn for the investigation. They're more likely the result of prosecutors weighing whether to present a rebuttal witness to counter claims the grand jury heard earlier in the week from a Trump ally or an effort to minimize the time between an indictment and the former president's surrender.

Progressive Rightfully Trolled

AOC roasted over calling Republican parents' rights bill 'fascism:' 'Clown show every time she talks'

U.S. House Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was criticized by conservatives on social media Thursday after she alleged that the Republican-sponsored Parents Bill of Rights being considered in Congress is "fascist." The bill seeks to strengthen parents' knowledge of and involvement in their children's education.

Conservative Life Lessons

Parents Bill of Rights: 5 things to know about the House GOP's legislation

The Parents Bill of Rights was passed in the House on Friday in an educational policy win for Republicans that has gained steam at the state level. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Julia Letlow (R-La.) and approved in a largely party-line vote, as Republicans argue parents deserve more transparency from their schools and more...

Euro War Endures

Ukraine war: Battle for Bakhmut 'stabilising' - Ukraine commander

The battle for Bakhmut, the Ukrainian city which Russia has spent months trying to capture, is "stabilising", says Ukraine's commander in chief. Earlier this month, Western officials estimated between 20,000 and 30,000 Russian troops had been killed or injured in Bakhmut since last summer.

Plagued By Blame Game

Have we found the 'animal origin' of Covid?

We now, finally, have "the best evidence" we are ever likely to find of how the virus that causes Covid-19 was first transmitted to a human, a team of scientists has said. It's a conclusion that emerged from the latest scientific twist in the troubled, highly politicised search for the cause of the worst pandemic in a century.

Local Hollywood Connection

Olivia Wilde Slams Leaked Custody Papers in Jason Sudeikis Case - E! Online

Watch: Olivia Wilde SLAMS Leaked Custody Papers in Jason Sudeikis Case Olivia Wilde is looking to keep things private. After the Don't Worry Darling star's legal documents-from her and ex Jason Sudeikis ' custody battle over their two kids Otis, 8, Daisy, 6-were leaked to the public, Olivia is clapping back.

Creeper Finally Gets The Point As Vigilante Dad Confronts Lockup

Minnesota dad kills elderly sex offender with moose antler: report

A Minnesota dad confessed to killing a sex offender he believed had once stalked his toddler daughter - and even "finished him off" with a moose antler, according to court documents obtained by Fox News. Levi Axtell, 27, walked into a police station on March 8 covered in blood, fell to his knees and told cops he fatally beat Lawrence V.

Destruction Avoided Today

Rare asteroid event visible with binoculars to pass between Earth and Moon

An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city will zip harmlessly between Earth and the Moon's orbit this weekend, missing both celestial bodies.

Love Letter Leaving . . . 

Mecole Hardman has written a goodbye note to Kansas City via Instagram

Hardman recently signed a deal to join the New York Jets . He writes: HARDMAN: Chiefs Kingdom, I would like to thank Mr. Hunt, Coach Reid, and the rest of the Chiefs organization for giving me a chance! These past 4 years and winning two Super Bowl s have been great.

American Hip-Hop History

Hamilton returns to Music Hall for two weeks of Revolutionary crash-course

"Angelica" touring company of Hamilton. // Photo by Joan Marcus If you haven't heard of Hamilton by now, where have you been? Since its Off-Broadway premiere in 2015, America's musical has been kicking ass and taking names in all departments of the theatre world.

Creating Cowtown Cinema 

'Return of the Shihan' live screening just a teaser, says filmmaker who wants KC to build its own Hollywood

Victor Wilson, Jr. views Saturday's debut as just that - a beginning of bigger things yet to come. "We want to build our own Hollywood, our own Marvel, our own DC," the filmmaker said. "We have everything that we need right here, right now, in Kansas City."

Season Of Slightly Less Hype

Kansas City Royals plan spirit week for all ahead of Opening Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Opening Day is just around the corner, and the Royals want to see how much spirit Kansas City has. What better way than a spirit week? And it's not just for kids. The team is planning a week of activities for all Royals fans.

Tribute To South Side Legend

Longtime south Kansas City resident Beatrice Felling passes

Beatrice Marie (Witcher) Felling passed away March 18th, 2023, at 93 in Overland Park, Kansas. Preceded in death by husband Perry, son David (Joan), daughter-in-law Elizabeth (Drew), siblings JD (Gert) and Doey (Rich), and parents Bea & Dave Witcher. Bee's younger brother Billy (Mimi) lives in Massachusetts.

Warmup This Weekend . . . 

FORECAST: Dry conditions, warmer temperatures expected for most of Saturday

Showers and a few storms return this afternoon and evening, especially for areas along and east of I-35. No severe weather is expected in our area, but any storms that do form will produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall. A disturbance in Northwest Kansas will gradually shift east.

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