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Sounds Like Fun Times

Kansas City's American Jazz Museum to host 12-hour jam session during NFL Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City's jazz history will be on full display for NFL fans attending the 2023 NFL Draft later this month. The American Jazz Museum will host a 12-hour jam session at the Blue Room Jazz Club starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 27.

Cowtown Under Water

Kansas City Zoo shows off aquarium progress

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Zoo shows off progress on its new 600,000-gallon, $77 million aquarium. To fund the project, the zoo used $45 million from the zoo district sales tax, which voters approved in 2011. Private donations covered the balance. Crews are putting the finishing touches on tanks before filling them with water.

Tasty Tribute

Kansas City's Yoli Tortilleria earns national recognition with James Beard Award nomination

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Since Yoli Tortilleria earned a James Beard Award nomination for Outstanding Bakery, it has seen even more business. But for co-founder Marissa Tapia Gencarelli, the nomination is bigger than just gaining more customers. Yoli's corn tortillas start with just three ingredients: corn, water and traces of lime.

Suburban Good Life Slows

Lee's Summit woman waits over 24 hours in emergency room to get bed

A company with seven regional hospitals is experiencing long wait times in emergency rooms and a bed shortage.John Morris brought his wife Vickie to Lee's Summit Medical Center Tuesday morning due to breathing problems.John said Vickie is a stage four lung cancer patient who needed a couple days in the hospital."She was in the emergency room area.


Faster games lead Royals, other MLB teams to extend beer sales

Thanks to the pitch clock, the action is moving much faster at Major League Baseball games. It also means a little less time for fans to enjoy a frosty adult beverage.The Kansas City Royals are joining at least four other teams in baseball in extending alcohol sales through the eighth inning.

Tech Tummy Trouble Redux

New cases of illness linked to Lee's Summit robotics competition reported

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The number of people sickened by a gastrointestinal illness in Jackson County Health Department increased. The county's health department said 98 people reported symptoms that are consistent with norovirus. That is up nearly 30 cases in the 10 days since the health department announced the link to the illness.

Nights To Remember At The K

The top 50 moments at Kauffman Stadium

On April 10, 1973, Royals Stadium hosted its first MLB game, a 12-1 win over the Texas Rangers. Since then, the stadium has undergone a name change to honor team founder Ewing Kauffman, hosted two All-Star Games, and 15 post-season series including four World Series.

Diva Shows Off Fashion Sense

Hailey Bieber shows off her toned legs in black minidress in NYC

Hailey Bieber looked dazzling as she stepped out in New York City on Tuesday evening. The 26-year-old model showed off her toned physique in a strapless, black 16Arlington minidress and a pair of pointed-toe stiletto heels as she stepped out for a night out.

Irish Troubles Persist

Police investigating security breach around President Biden's Northern Ireland visit after sensitive documents found in street | CNN Politics

Police have launched an investigation after a document outlining details of US President Joe Biden's trip to Northern Ireland was found on the street by a member of the public on Wednesday.

MAGA Legal Push Back

Trump sues his former lawyer Michael Cohen for more than $500 million

April 12 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Donald Trump is suing his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen for more than $500 million, according to a filing in a Florida court on Wednesday. Cohen testified before a Manhattan grand jury that later indicted Trump on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, marking the first time in U.S.

End Of An Era Approaches For Democratic Party

Feinstein's condition sparks concern she won't return to the Senate

Three people who have visited with the senator in recent weeks or been briefed on her status say her diagnosis appears to have taken a heavy toll on her. Other confidants, including two who have seen or spoken with the senator, underscored that they are still hopeful she could serve out the nearly two years that remain in her term.

Frenchy Bravery Before Surrender

Macron stands by divisive remark about US allies 'not being vassals'

Emmanuel Macron has stood by his controversial comments on Taiwan, repeating that being a US ally did not mean being a "vassal". At the end of a state visit to the Netherlands during which he has also faced protests over pension reforms at home, Macron appeared to reaffirm his remarks in an interview on Sunday in which he called for Europe to act more independently from the US over Taiwan.

Moment Of Doubt In Easter Europe

Leaked Pentagon documents suggest US is pessimistic Ukraine can quickly end war against Russia | CNN Politics

The highly classified leaked Pentagon documents posted to social media offer a pessimistic US viewpoint about the state of the war in Ukraine, highlighting weaknesses in Ukraine's weaponry and air defenses and predicting a stalemate in the war for months to come.

Glimmer Of Homefront Hope

Americans get relief from rising food and gas prices, but core inflation remains high

Inflation cooled last month to its lowest level in nearly two years. The price of groceries dropped three-tenths of a percent in March, marking the first decline in that index since September 2020. But core inflation, which does not include food and gas prices, remains high.

Legal Weed Bedroom Talk

Keep Them Coming: Blurred lines in your relationship with cannabis

Kristen Thomas. // Photo by Nicole Bissey With recreational cannabis sales now legal in Missouri, it's no surprise that I've been fielding more questions about sex and weed in my practice. As someone who loves cannabis, I'm happy to answer these questions!

Delivering Baller Feast

Q39 to serve as vendor during 2023 NFL Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you want some Kansas City barbecue, you won't have to go far during the NFL Draft Experience to find it. Q39 announced it will serve as a vendor during the draft with its Q39 smoker on display on the WWI Museum and Memorial's South Lawn.

Haven't We Suffered Enough?!?!

Les Misérables set to bring revolutionary spirit to Kansas City Music Hall

Courtesy Jenny Bates (Bond Theatrical) World-renowned musical Les Misérables is back on the road with the U.S. national touring cast for a week-long engagement at Kansas City's Music Hall May 2-7. Cameron Mackintosh's groundbreaking production of the classic story has delighted audiences since its restaging in 2009-an unforgettable act alongside the soaring score by Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schönberg.

Neighborhood Hand Up Offered

Habitat for Humanity helps Kansas City families with costly repairs, upkeep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows inflation is slowing down. There are still some sections of the consumer price index seeing a significant increase year over year, specifically the shelter index.

Champ Fights Her Way Out

History making boxer hopes to inspire and 'defy expectations' in KC's Golden Gloves competition

The Kansas City Golden Gloves competition is this weekend.A Lawrence boxer hopes to have a big performance."It's not just a sport to me," Boxer Shiloh 'Shy' LeBeau said.

EPIC Treat Report Tonight

Russell Stover may set Guinness record for world's largest box of chocolates - Kansas City Business Journal

In addition to Monday's world record attempt, the company will be encouraging locals and visitors alike to take a selfie outside its corporate headquarters, which is wrapped with a 20-food copper bow. Beginning this spring, visitors to the Kansas City building also can take part in chocolate giveaways.

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