Kansas City Double Take: Inflation, MAGA Guilty, Santos Charged & Stormy Weather

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Rolling With Higher Prices

KC car dealership explains how increased interest rates affect car industry

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the 10th time since March 22 on Wednesday. This increase to a range of 5% to 5.25% affects many aspects of the economy, including how Kansas Citians will purchase cars. Nevertheless, 18-year-old Will Whitney purchased a car Monday from Bob Sight Ford in Lee's Summit.

Urban Booze Fest Begins

Missouri's first black-owned brewery opens in Kansas City this June

A new business near 18th and Vine is about to make history.When the doors to Vine Street Brewery open in June, it will become Kansas City's and Missouri's first-ever black-owned brewery.The group says it's been a long time coming, but the opening is near."You have to have a certain amount of crazy to do something like this," Founder Kemet Coleman told KBMC.

Hard Times Heat Up

New concerns with air conditioning at Gabriel Tower apartment complex in Kansas City

For the third time in less than three years, KMBC 9 Investigates is hearing complaints about no air conditioning at a Kansas City apartment complex.Jacob Wood has lived at the Gabriel Tower for a little over a year.Wood showed water pouring out of the chiller behind the building used to either heat or cool it.Millennia Spokeswoman Valerie Jerome said this past weekend, a new motor was put in the chiller, but it's not working at full capacity yet."It's been really hot lately.

Philly Double Down On Artsy Allowance

Philadelphia museum to loan 2nd painting to Nelson-Atkins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While paying off the Super Bowl LVII bet, the Philadelphia Museum of Art surprised the Kansas City-based Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with a second painting for display. The museums made a wager based on the outcome of the NFL's championship game, which the Chiefs won 38-35 in a thriller against the Eagles for their second Super Bowl title in four seasons.

Remember The 90s In The Rain

Weather delays Tenacious D concert at Kansas City's Starlight Theatre

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Weather moving into the metro will delay the Tenacious D concert at Starlight Theatre. Jack Black and Kyle Gass bring the "Greatest Band in the World" to Kansas City Tuesday evening. The Tenacious D: The Spicy Meatball Tour with Steel Beans show is sold out.

More Than Handful Of Great Advice

Paige Spiranac shows big-boobed golfers how to swing with 'mommy milkers'

Paige Spiranac has issued some invaluable advice to golfers who reckon their game is being hindered by the size of their 'mommy milkers'. The golf influencer and former 'world's sexiest woman' is not afraid to show off her own ample bosom and is adamant they should not get in the way of an enjoyable round.

White House Spending Spree Cont'd

Biden says he's exploring 14th amendment to defuse debt ceiling standoff

President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he was "considering" the use of the 14th amendment as a means to circumvent the debt ceiling standoff he currently finds himself in with House Republicans. But he cast some doubt on whether it could work, saying it would "have to be litigated and in the meantime without an extension it'd still end up in the same place."

MAGA Stays Losing Court Fight

Breaking down the verdict as jury finds Trump liable for sexual assault and defamation

A New York jury found former President Trump liable for sexually abusing columnist E. Jean Carroll in the mid-90s and later defaming her. The nine jurors deliberated for a few hours before delivering their verdict and awarding Carroll $5 million. Trump called the verdict "a disgrace" and his lawyers said they will appeal.

2024 GOP Doubts Emerge

Trump's 2024 bid faces fresh uncertainty after E. Jean Carroll verdict

Republicans are divided over whether former President Trump's 2024 reelection chances could be hurt following a verdict reached on Tuesday in a case involving writer E. Jean Carroll. A jury in Manhattan found Trump liable of sexual abuse and defamation against Carroll, awarding her $5 million in damages.

Suspected Faker Congressman Confronts Charges

Exclusive: Rep. George Santos charged by Justice Department in federal probe | CNN Politics

Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against New York Rep. George Santos, the Republican lawmaker whose astonishing pattern of lies and fabrications stunned even hardened politicos, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Tucker On Twitter

Tucker Carlson, After Fox News Firing, Says He Will Relaunch a Version of His Show on Twitter

Tucker Carlson announced that he will bring a version of his Fox News show - which he lost after getting fired last month - on Twitter, the social platform owned by Elon Musk. "Starting soon, we'll be bringing a new version of the show we've been doing for the last six and a half years to Twitter," Carlson said in a video shared Tuesday on the platform.

La Migra Mad Amid Latest Caravan

Former ICE director slams Biden admin for 'breathtaking level of incompetence' at border amid Title 42 surge

Former ICE Director Jonathan Fahey chastised the Biden administration for displaying a "breathtaking level of incompetence" on the U.S. southern border as the end of Title 42 draws near.

Brits Escalate European War

UK spearheading effort to provide Ukraine with long-range missiles, report says

Read also: Ukrainian counteroffensive could succeed only on a small section of the front, retired UK general says Last week, the International Fund for Ukraine (IFU), established to procure weapons for Kyiv, issued a call for companies that could provide Ukrainian forces with long-range missiles.

Holy Land Crisis Turns Lethal Again

Israeli strikes kill Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza

It identified them as Jihad Shaker al-Ghannam, secretary of the al-Quds Brigades' Military Council; Khalil Salah al-Bahtini, the commander of its Northern Region, and Tariq Muhammad Ezzedine, a leader of its military activities in the occupied West Bank.

Crypto Excuses Don't Convince

SBF says "dishonesty and unfair dealing" aren't fraud, seeks to dismiss charges

Late Monday, legally embroiled FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried moved to dismiss the majority of criminal charges lobbed against him by the United States government after his cryptocurrency exchange went bankrupt in 2022. In documents filed in a Manhattan federal court, the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell shared Bankman-Fried's first official legal defense.

Money Talks

Why Wednesday's U.S. inflation report could ignite stock-market volatility as investors boost bets on Fed's rate cuts

Stock market investors will be closely watching Wednesday's U.S. April inflation report as a significant deviation from forecasts may cause losses for those expecting the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates unchanged at its next meeting and potentially cut rates later this year as its year-long monetary tightening cycle ends.

Future Tech Doubted By Old School

Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger Slam AI Technology | Entrepreneur

Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting took place in Omaha, Nebraska over the weekend, and it included a Q&A with CEO and Chairman Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger. One of the topics the duo broached was the sudden rise of AI and ChatGPT, something that Buffett isn't too keen on as the technology continues to advance.

Same Old Song?!?

Kim Petras and Nicki Minaj's 'Alone' Represents the Sad State of Queer Pop

By working with problematic industry figures like Dr. Luke and Minaj, Petras is threatening her own momentum as a trailblazing pop star. If you'd told me a few years ago that rising queer pop star Kim Petras would collaborate with rap legend Nicki Minaj, I would have the same answer, with two different layers of implications: "Of course."

Understanding Internets Etiquette

Adult movie star Eva Elfie joins streaming site Twitch as she poses in tiny pink bikini – but fans moan site is ‘not for n*des’

GAMERS gave porn star Eva Elfie a grumpy reception after she announced she was joining Twitch with a saucy snap in a teeny bikini. Fans of the live-streaming site were quick to remind the adult actress her usual content would be unfitting on the popular platform.

Show-Me Double Edged Argument For More Missouri Vice

Royals, Cardinals could team up to put sports betting on Missouri ballots

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A move in the Missouri Legislature might have given new life to legalized sports betting. And if not, some Missouri professional sports teams could be preparing to take action into their own hands. Republican state Rep.

Hoping Baller Gets Better

Royals pitcher Ryan Yarbrough released from hospital after hit to face

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City Royals pitcher who was hit in the face by a line drive is out of the hospital. Left-hander Ryan Yarbrough is in concussion protocol after being hit by a 106.2 mph line drive in the 5th inning off the bat of Oakland Athletic's first baseman Ryan Noda.

Winds Of Change Take Hold

Kansas Highway Patrol video shows dust storm in Western Kansas

Strong to severe storms that have impacted the State of Kansas kicked up a dust storm earlier on Tuesday. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Tod Hileman tweeted video of a dust storm along Interstate 70 in Western Kansas just outside Hays, Kan.

Kansas City's Best Coffee Camper

Wild Way gets its big fika break: KC's perkiest coffee camper parks a starring role on Peacock series

On top of offering a caffeine boost for the production crew of the series - which debuted at the end of April on NBC's streaming platform - the Wild Way mobile coffee shop provided a backdrop for the hosts' fika - what the Swedish call a coffee break with friends - as they discussed the reality TV show participants' journey.

Busby Tracks Weather Tonight

Severe storms pass through the region

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Kim Petras & Nicki Minaj - Alone is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.