Kansas City Takeoff: Prez Biden Spends Another Billion, Space X Blowup & 4/20 Fun

Celebrated hip-hop diva turned Internets entrepreneur Iggy had her first hit about a decade ago and that makes her "old school" by current standards. Nevertheless, she inspires our latest peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Gusty Mess Near The Loop

High winds damage multiple planes at downtown airport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -Multiple private planes were damaged by high winds at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City Thursday morning. Airport spokesperson Joe McBride said no injuries were reported, but about 10 planes were damaged. "Aircraft wings are built aerodynamically for lift.

Local Celeb Smoke Out

Mike Tyson, Ric Flair to celebrate 4/20 in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Iron Mike Tyson and Ric Flair, the Nature Boy, will be in Kansas City for 4/20. The boxing and wrestling icons are slated to attend the Smokey Rivers 420 Fest in River Bend on Friday. Select attendees will get the chance to meet Mike and Ric in the CannaVillage, according to a release.

Cowtown Icon Hits Century Mark

'Most Fortunate Man': KC Civic Leader Bert Berkley at 100

To find Bert Berkley, you push a doorbell set in a ceramic rainbow trout, and the man himself, on the verge of 100, stands at the threshold, beckoning visitors into the ambiance of the life he's lived. Those are Colorado River bluffs on the giant painting in his living room.

Old School American Welcome

96-year-old woman among 200 naturalized in Kansas City, Missouri, citizenship ceremony

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two hundred people received United States citizenship at The Kansas City Public Library Central Library on Wednesday. Among those who were naturalized was a 96-year-old woman, Maria Del Refugio Orozco, from Chihuahua, Mexico. Her family joined her for the event.

Doggy Style Reinstatement

State withdraws order for Mission shelter to stop taking in animals

MISSION, Kan. - Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam withdrew an emergency order on Tuesday preventing Unleashed Pet Rescue from taking in animals. The action comes days after FOX4 Problem Solvers captured video of shelter employees bringing crates full of dogs into the shelter , despite an administrative order by the state to stop taking animals in .

Hottie Fashions New Biz

Rapper-turned-OnlyFans star Iggy Azalea flaunts her unbelievable body

Iggy Azalea was viciously attacked by a conservative TV host earlier this month for posting racy photos on OnlyFans. But the 32-year-old rapper isn't letting the haters get her own. She posted a teaser for her adults-only content on Instagram on Monday, flaunting her sensational curves in a skimpy pink top and matching knickers.

EPIC Cash Fights Skyfall

Biden pledges $1B more in US funding for UN's Green Climate Fund

President Biden is giving $1 billion to the United Nations' Green Climate Fund. The president confirmed the financial commitment in a message from the White House announcing a Thursday meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF).

MAGA Earns Peninsula Love

Trump touts endorsements from Florida lawmakers

Former President Trump is touting the support that he has picked up from Florida lawmakers in Congress, showing strength in the home state of possible 2024 GOP rival and Sunshine State Gov. Ron DeSantis. "A great group of supportive Florida Congressmen and Congresswomen, all who have Endorsed me, will be coming to Mar-a-Lago tonight," Trump...

Big Time Challenge?!?

'I'm not a paid assassin': Inside Chris Christie's 2024 decision

Nothing that's transpired since has undermined that assessment. Watching from the sidelines, Christie has been exasperated as Trump's top-tier challengers skirt direct confrontation. Former Vice President Mike Pence and ex-U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley have simply refused to speak Trump's name, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has offered only tepid pushback to his incessant attacks.

Judge For Yourself . . . 

Judicial record undermines Clarence Thomas defence in luxury gifts scandal

Earlier this month, the supreme court justice Clarence Thomas put out a statement in which he addressed the storm of criticism that has engulfed him following the blockbuster ProPublica report that revealed his failure to disclose lavish gifts of luxury vacations and private-jet travel from a Texan real estate magnate.

Crackdown Gesture Approved

House Republicans pass transgender sports ban for schools

The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Thursday that would ban transgender women and girls from competing in female school athletics — the latest GOP salvo in the intensifying culture wars over transgender rights in America.

Russkies Flex On Far East

Russia's Medvedev threatens to arm North Korea if South Korea arms Ukraine

Russian Deputy Secretary of the Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, on Wednesday threatened to arm North Korea if South Korea agrees to provide lethal aid to Ukraine. Medvedev's comments came after South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol suggested that the Asian nation might be open to providing more than just economic and humanitarian aid to Kyiv after refusing to do so for more than a year following Russia's February 2022 invasion.

South Of Border Sorta Defends Dealers

Mexico's president slams U.S. "spying" after 28 Sinaloa cartel members charged, including sons of "El Chapo"

Mexico's president lashed out Monday at what he called U.S. "spying" and "interference" in Mexico, days after U.S. prosecutors announced charges against 28 members of the Sinaloa cartel for smuggling massive amounts of fentanyl into the United States. The three sons of former drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán - known as the "Chapitos" - were among those charged.


SpaceX's 1st Starship launches on epic test flight, explodes in 'rapid unscheduled disassembly'

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - The most powerful rocket ever built put on quite a show during its debut space launch. With a mighty roar, the first-ever integrated Starship rocket soared toward spacetoday (April 20) from SpaceX's seaside Starbase facility at Boca Chica Beach here on South Texas' Gulf Coast at 9:33 a.m.

Reality Check: Right-Wing Wants Piece Of This EPIC Brand

Top YouTuber MrBeast slams those criticizing his trans friend: 'Transphobia starting to piss me off'

The world's top " YouTuber MrBeast" recently slammed internet users who have been critical of his friend and content collaborator who recently claimed to be undergoing hormone replacement therapy.

Old School Lovin Endures

Sex positivity after 70: Marilyn Minter's sensual photographs of couples in their golden years

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN What does intimacy look like for seniors? There's no end to sex scenes and other steamy content featuring the young and unwrinkled, but past a certain age, popular culture largely draws a blank - or treats sex as a punchline.

Old School Drag Reemerges

Why drag superstar Latrice Royale calls her upcoming KC show a 'homecoming'

Courtesy Latrice Royale Like a sequined rolling stone, RuPaul's Drag Race alumna Latrice Royale is perpetually on the move. And she's bringing her first solo North American tour to Kansas City at the end of the month. This large and in-charge queen's "Life Goes On" tour will stop at the Madrid Theatre on Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m.

Follow TKC To Taco Bell . . .

2023 NFL Draft taco trail: Give these 7 Kansas City Mexican restaurants a try

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For those attending the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City, Missouri, barbecue is likely at the top of visitors' lists. But what many do not know is that KC is home to America's Taco Capital, per a 2021 Forbes article.

Insiders Celebrated

Downtown Council celebrates Urban Heroes

Abby HooverManaging Editor The Downtown Council honored five Urban Heroes last week, including residents of Northeast Kansas City Edgar Palacios and Rebecca Koop. Each year, Kansas Citians nominate those who are passionate about improving downtown Kansas City. Then, a committee selects the year's Urban Heroes to be recognized at an annual luncheon.

Dealing With Glorious History

KSHB, KMCI announce new broadcast partnership with Kansas City Monarchs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KSHB 41 and 38 The Spot are proud to announce a new broadcast agreement with the Kansas City Monarchs to become the official local television broadcast partner for the 2023 season. "We are thrilled to have the Kansas City Monarchs coming to 38 The Spot," said Kathleen Choal, vice-president and general manager of KSHB and KMCI.

Weather Right Now . . . 

FORECAST: Severe thunderstorms throughout morning lead to gusty Thursday afternoon

An area of low pressure in its respective cold front have developed strong storms that I've transitioned from Central Northern Kansas into the Missouri River valley. Severe thunderstorms have popped up throughout the metro and strong storms are possible throughout the early and mid-morning.

Billboard #1 in 1983 Dexys Midnight Runners, Kevin Rowland - Come On Eileen is the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.