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Local Star Rising

New Kansas City Chief Felix Anudike-Uzomah ecstatic to play for home team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs ended the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft by keeping a great talent at home. Kansas State and Lee's Summit High alum Felix Anudike-Uzomah was picked 31st overall by his hometown team on Thursday night.

Cowtown's Culinary Skill

NFL Draft 2023: KC's top restaurants are on display

The 2023 NFL Draft has officially taken over KC and the energy is vibrant. After all, it was only six years ago that coach Andy Reid chose quarterback Patrick Mahomes as a tenth-round pick, a decision that changed the chiefs, and city, forever.

Drafting The Barrio

Latino NFL fans, businesses showcase viewership power during NFL Draft in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 2023 NFL Draft is in full swing, and it's happening minutes away from Southwest Boulevard and the Westside neighborhood - home of several Hispanic families and Latino businesses like Cafe Corazon. Cafe Corazon is located in the Crossroads and is owned by the Herrera family.

Kansas City Waiting Game Cont'd

Despite NFL Draft crowds, dining out in Kansas City restaurants is still an option - just be patient

Downtown streets are closed to traffic and throngs of football fans, in town to see the NFL Draft, are spilling into local restaurants. Many have been preparing for months. With the influx of VIP visitors and football franchises from around the country, some restaurateurs are cashing in on the opportunity to sell out their entire establishment, even if it sometimes limits their ability to serve the public.

Local Flair Renewed

Kansas City impresses out-of-town visitors for NFL Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Football fans from all across the country flocked to Kansas City for this year's NFL Draft. On Thursday, they invaded the land around Union Station and the Liberty Memorial, anxious to cheer on the future of their franchise. "I love it. It's beautiful," said Vikings fan Jacob Beauchamp.

Artsy Exhibition

Local Art Collector on the Conversation-Starting Piece in Plug Gallery's Newest Exhibit - In Kansas City

Over the last decade, Dwight Smith and his wife, Beth Low-Smith, have built Collection Elizabeth Oran, their personal collection of artwork they believe sparks conversations. "I have always gone out of my way and not shied away from pieces that were a reflection of how I think versus what would look good in my house,"...

Global Smut Game Under New Management

Pornhub, Brazzers and Redtube Owner MindGeek Acquired by Canadian Private Equity Firm Ethical Capital Partners | 📲 LatestLY

With the support of ECP, MindGeek said it will further its research and adoption of the latest and best available online safety protocols to ensure that it remains a world-class leader in trust and safety and "its platforms are inclusive, sex-positive spaces for adults".

Relaxed White House Schedule Exposed

Biden's 30-hour workweek: How president's age has cut down schedule

Even White House staffers admit that President Biden's advanced age is affecting his workload. Days after the 80-year-old formally announced he would run for re-election in 2024, Axios reported Friday that aides say it's tough to schedule "public or private events" with Biden at certain times of day - namely weekends, mornings, and evenings.

Veep Offers Testimony

Mike Pence testifies in criminal probe of Trump and Capitol riot

Mr Trump, who has already launched his bid to return to the White House, was in New Hampshire on Thursday for a campaign event. When asked by NBC News about Mr Pence's testimony, he commented: "I don't know what he said, but I have a lot of confidence in him."

GOP Doubts Mouse House Fight

As DeSantis fights Disney, Marco Rubio worries political battles could scare businesses from Florida

As the battle between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Disney continues, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is concerned what message it's sending to other companies that want to do business in the Sunshine State. "I think where it gets problematic in the eyes of some people is when you start creating the idea .

MAGA Serves As Rabbit

McConnell maneuvers around Trump in dance of GOP heavyweights

So when Justice entered the Senate race on Thursday, it highlighted the crux of McConnell's 2024 strategy. After several Trump-inspired candidates fell short last fall and denied the GOP the majority, the Kentucky Republican hopes to run a Senate campaign plan that's divorced from the presidential race.

Trans Brew Testimony Offered

Dylan Mulvaney breaks weeks-long silence over Bud Light backlash

Transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney broke her weeks-long silence on social media on Thursday, following the right-wing backlash over her recent partnership with Bud Light. "I've been offline for a few weeks, and a lot has been said about me," Mulvaney said in a video posted to Instagram and TikTok.

Gas Stove Ban Begins

New York aims to pass first statewide law banning natural gas in new building construction

New York is aiming to become the first state to ban the use of natural gas in new building construction, slated to begin as early as 2025. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a tentative agreement Thursday during a 2024 budget speech in Albany, where she said the Empire State is "going to be the first state in the nation to advance zero emissions in new homes and buildings."

Iran From Capture

Iran TV airs footage of commandos seizing US-bound tanker

Masked Iranian navy commandos conducted a helicopter-borne raid to seize a U.S.-bound oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman, footage aired by Iran's state television showed Friday. The capture on Thursday of the Turkish-managed, Chinese-owned Advantage Sweet represents the latest seizure by Iran amid tensions with the U.S. over advancing nuclear program.

Russian Escalation Starts

Russia launches deadly wave of missile attacks on Ukraine cities

Russia has launched a wave of missile attacks across many of Ukraine's biggest cities, killing a mother and young child in the port city of Dnipro, and four people at a high-rise apartment building in the central city of Uman.

American Watch List Expands

Arguing COVID came from China could land you on Minnesota's government bias registry, according to new bill

Minnesota state Rep. Harry Niska, R., asked during a debate on a new bill whether praise for "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling or arguing that COVID originated in China would qualify as biased speech that would put citizens on a government database.

Hollywood Star Shares Bedroom Secrets

Seeking 'true fulfilment'? Gwyneth Paltrow has tips in Goop sex guide

Gwyneth Paltrow, 50, has launched an Instagram account dedicated to sex Titled 'Goopsex', the online channel helps fans in the 'pursuit of pleasure' She has become well known for dishing up controversial diets and handing out health advice. But now Gwyneth Paltrow, the creator of lifestyle brand Goop, is helping fans in the 'pursuit of pleasure'.

Better Local Brew In Making

Brewkery closing its North KC kombucha taproom as 'Lucky Elixir' production heats up

Five years after opening its popular North Kansas City hot spot, the Brewkery - home of Lucky Elixir Kombucha - is moving and closing its taproom, co-founder Amy Goldman shared. With its lease about to end and rent increasing substantially, Goldman said, the move makes sense for the growing kombucha business.

Digital Baller Experience Offered

Can't make it to the NFL Draft venue in Kansas City? Take a tour with this 360 video

Watch this 360 video walking tour through the grounds of the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City to get a virtual view of the NFL Draft Experience. Use your mouse, or your finger if you are on a mobile device, to move the video around for a 360 degree view.

Local Culture For Football Fans

KC artists come together to show off city's culture with 'Red Zone'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For anyone looking to get away from the chaos of the NFL Draft to explore a different part of Kansas City, there's a concert series happening in the City Market. Think Kelce Jam but with KC-area artists.

Pop Debut Amid Football Fun

Jonas Brothers drop new single during NFL Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jonas Brothers dropped a new single during the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City, and fans couldn't be happier. The single is called "Celebrate." The Jonas Brothers broke the news Monday that they planned to appear at the Draft in Kansas City.

Beautiful People Support Bewbs

2023 Bra Couture KC Fashion Show and Auction - In Kansas City

Together We Can was the theme for the 2023 Bra Couture Fashion Show and Auction which took place on April 26 at the downtown airport. The annual Bra Couture event showcases eclectic work-of-art bras modeled by breast cancer survivors to celebrate their triumph over cancer. Funds raised provide life-empowering services to uninsured and underinsured people...

EPIC Local Pix Give Us Wood

An Arbor Day Tribute To Northeast Kansas City Trees

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Soggy Night Forecast

Rain and lightning could have an impact on your NFL Draft experience


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