Kansas City News Cloud: ISIS-K Strike, Lenexa Shots Fired & NFL Cash

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Solemn Kansas City Tribute

Taps played Tuesday night at National World War I Museum and Memorial

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Citians and those passionate about football are at the edge of their seat with the anticipation of this week's NFL Draft. The anticipation is reflected through the feverish pitch of preparations at Kansas City's Union Station. The reflection includes the remembrance of those who took part in World War I.

Golden Ghetto Gunfire Erupts

Lenexa police respond to shots fired incident near W 87th Street, Lackman Road

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lenexa police responded to a shots fired incident that unfolded near west 87th Street and Lackman Road on Tuesday night. At around 6:50 p.m., police received reports of a person shooting towards at least one other vehicle. Officers responded to the area and a chase later ensued between police and the suspect.

Tech Powers Local Transit

Kansas City's Uber drivers plan to work longer, later hours during NFL Draft

A lot of people heading down to the Draft are planning to use ride-booking apps like Uber or Lyft, but that doesn't mean you won't still have to walk to get there.If you're calling a ride to the draft, Visit KC recommends typing in National WWI Museum and Memorial as the destination.

Prepping Local Show

First look at NFL Draft Green Room as theater gets finishing touches

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - We are just days away from round one of the 2023 NFL Draft and the stage is almost set at Union Station - it is a site to see. "The draft theatre it's really wrapping up," NFL Event Manager Kelsey Pietrangelo said.

Burning Sensation Postscript

Neighbors react to deadly Independence explosion, fire, and potential arson

INDEPENDENCE, Mo.- Investigators are investigating a deadly fire as a potential arson. One person died in the house fire near North Sioux Avenue and East Fifth Terrace Court North in Independence. The scene is not far from Cler-Mont Elementary School. "It was just a giant 'bang,'" Amanda Thomas, neighbor, said.

Celeb Turnaround Earns Glance

Zendaya wows in backless vest at CinemaCon with Timothee Chalamet

They are both A-listers. But Zendaya stole the spotlight as she attended CinemaCon 2023 with her Dune co-star Timothee Chalamet in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The actress, 26, had all eyes on her as she rocked a sexy backless halter vest and billowing pinstripe trousers.

Odds Against White House?!?

Biden Is Running For Reelection. What Are His Chances For 2024?

After months of prognosticating and tons of built-up anticipation, the day is finally upon us: President Biden has announced that he's seeking a second term in 2024. The announcement comes after months of teasing from the Biden administration - first it was supposed to happen somewhere around Martin Luther King Jr.

Off Message To Start

Biden aide gaffe leads to campaign clarification

The top White House official sparks confusion only hours after the president announces his re-election bid.

MAGA Might Skip Over GOP 

Trump questions why he should participate in GOP primary debates

Former President Trump on Tuesday raised the prospect of skipping the two Republican White House primary debates that have been announced thus far, suggesting he should not have to subject himself to such scrutiny given his commanding lead in the polls. "I see that everybody is talking about the Republican Debates, but nobody got my...

Looking Over The Horizon

Taliban kills ISIS-K leader behind 2021 Afghanistan airport attack that left 13 Americans dead, U.S. officials say

The ISIS leader responsible for the planning of the 2021 attack at the Kabul airport that took the lives of 13 U.S. service members has been killed by the Taliban, according to senior administration officials.

Vlad's Weapons Of War Appear

Russia's best tanks are in Ukraine, Russian state media says, but they're not assaulting Kyiv's forces, just shooting at them from a distance

Russia's cutting-edge T-14 Armata tanks have arrived in Ukraine, state media reported. But the high-tech armored vehicles have yet to truly get in on the action of the war. The T-14 program has been plagued by setbacks in recent months.

Plagued By Pink Eye

New Covid variant 'Arcturus' could cause new symptom

CBS/CNN MIAMI - The World Health Organization has elevated the fast-growing Omicron sublineage XBB.1.16 as a new variant of interest. It's been dubbed the Arcturus variant. "It was identified in India earlier this year and has spread to 29 other countries, including the US.

King Chuck Watch Party Awaits

How to Watch King Charles and Queen Camilla's Coronation

King Charles III and Queen Camilla's coronation is near. Following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Sept. 8, 2022, the royal will be officially crowned monarch in a ceremony held on May 6. Additionally, his wife Camilla will also be crowned as Queen Consort during the ceremony.

Trans Debate Intensifies

7 arrested in protest supporting censured Montana state lawmaker who argued against anti-trans bill | CNN Politics

Seven people were arrested Monday after protesting in support of a Montana lawmaker who argued against a bill that would ban medical care for transgender minors.

COVID Killed Commitment

The 'Engagement Gap': ring sales stall as the pandemic put love in limbo | CNN Business

It seems to be a turbulent time for retailers who cater to couples in love. On the heels of David's Bridal, the largest seller of wedding dresses declaring bankruptcy last week, another big seller of symbols of enduring love, like rings, disclosed that their business has not yet recovered from Covid-19.

Don't Tenderize, Try Tenderness

Your ultimate guide to breast play

Perhaps one of the world's greatest bedroom tragedies is the sidelining of breast play. There are a lot of moving parts to sex (literally), from all the body parts to think about, plus your technique, whether your partner's having a good time and all those erogenous zones to remember.

Sharing Pix Of Progress

KC man takes picture every day showing draft construction progress

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man is faithfully documenting the construction work that goes into putting on the 2023 NFL Draft in KCMO, Tom Hall is one of the people who can marvel at the beautiful views of the draft stage construction.

Ballers Bring Health Cash

NFL's Crucial Catch program grants $340,000 to Kansas City health center

The NFL's Crucial Catch program, the American Cancer Society and the Sam Rogers Health Center held a press conference Tuesday. The NFL's Crucial Catch program announced that the Sam Rogers Center would be receiving one of seven grants in the state of Missouri totaling $340,000 to help pay for mammograms and tools to help doctors fight cancer."To ensure that everyone has an equal chance to beat cancer," Dave Benson with the American Cancer Society said.

Giving Flock About Foodie Rep

KC's Wing Bar's food truck is ready to bring its special local flavor to the NFL Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Keshia Clark, owner of KC's Wing Bar, is already heating up culinary creations and preparing to bring local flavor, to the NFL Draft food court. "We're coming, we are coming, with our crew and we are going to give it all we've got," said Clark.

Saying So Long To Suds

Tap List | Wind Shift Brewing Owners Set to Retire

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. In a heartfelt and bittersweet Facebook post, Wind Shift Brewing owners Tony and Lynn DiPlacito announced they'll be retiring from the brewery. The change comes alongside the brewery's fourth anniversary, which will take place at the end of May.

Midweek Clouds Gather

FORECAST: Expect a gloomy Wednesday afternoon, highs in the 60s

It was another beautiful spring day across the area. Clouds increased during the afternoon, but rain stayed just out of our reach to the southwest. This is going to be the main trend into Wednesday, as well. Tuesday night temperatures stay pleasant, as we dip into the mid-40s under a mostly cloudy sky.

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