Kansas City May Day News: Bank FAIL, Missile Attack & Aerosmith

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Cowtown Airport Salvage

Mosaic medallions found in KCI Terminals B, C to be saved by KC Aviation Department

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been more than two months since the new Kansas City International Airport terminal opened, but airport staff continue to work at the old terminal sites - putting items up for auction and identifying which mosaic medallions they want to save.

Fire Boss Debuts In The Dotte

KCK Fire Department taps former Atlanta, DC chief as interim fire chief

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A former Washington, D.C., and Atlanta fire chief has been appointed as the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department's interim fire chief. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and KCK announced Monday that Dennis L. Rubin would step into the vacancy created by former KCKFD Fire Chief Michael Callahan's resignation, which became effective last Friday.

Meth Town Doggone Mad

Longstanding pit bull ban being challenged by petitioners tonight in Independence

A citywide ban on pit bulls will be challenged tonight in Independence, Missouri.The city has had a ban on the breed for nearly 20 years. Organizers of a potential repeal say they've gathered more than 5,600 signatures.The city has an ordinance dealing with dangerous dogs, which was in place before the pit bull ban was enacted in 2006.

Faux Booze Debuts

Wild Child creates its own nonalcoholic spirits elevating mocktails

Wild Child creates its own nonalcoholic spirits elevating Kansas City's mocktail game.

Hipster Drag Q & A

Lana Luxx lets us into her opulent world in The Pitch Questionnaire

Lana Luxx is a drag performer regularly featured at venues around Kansas City such as Missie B's, Fountain Haus, and Hamburger Mary's. Luxx is known for her mesmerizing dance ability, her exceptional beauty, her fashion sense that mixes edgy and kawaii, and her affinity for Taylor Swift.

Springtime Stems Step Up

Lais Ribeiro shows off endless legs as she stuns in swimwear and heels

LAID-back Lais Ribeiro takes it easy for her latest modelling shoot. The Brazilian, 32, showed she's well heeled in a campaign for Brit shoe queen Tamara Mellon. Lais takes pride in her pins, and said of her debut as a Victoria's Secret Angel: "I had long legs I worked hard all year to keep.

Prez Biden Offers Bank FAIL Reassurance

Biden says First Republic depositors protected, calls for stronger bank regulation

WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday hailed moves by U.S. regulators to facilitate the sale of First Republic Bank (FRC.N), protect all its depositors and ensure that U.S. taxpayers are not affected. "These actions are going to make sure that the banking system is safe and sound," Biden told an event at the White House.

MAGA Case Cont'd

Trump's lawyers request mistrial in E. Jean Carroll case

Before cross examination of E. Jean Carroll resumes on Monday, Donald Trump's lawyers requested a mistrial in a letter filed at dawn. Defense attorney Joe Tacopina said Judge Lewis Kaplan has mischaracterized elements of the case and improperly shut down certain lines of questioning during cross examination.

Dem Alliance Resolves

Manchin's feud with Biden boils over as debt fight heats up

"That surprises me that he wants to repeal it. I think it's one of his greatest accomplishments," said Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), a close colleague of Manchin's on the Energy Committee, in an interview.

Fear The Rising Tide

Climate change and crumbling infrastructure create a 'perfect storm' for Americans living in flood zones

poorly or to try another form of protection. The latter option may be best, because America's approach to these disasters must shift from flood control to flood avoidance. Given the uncertainties of what climate change will do in the future, we should give up the hubris that we can control nature with bulldozers, dirt and concrete.

Illegal Still On The Run

Cleveland, Texas, shooting suspect remains at large; $80K reward offered for illegal immigrant turned fugitive

A Mexican national - reported to be an illegal immigrant - wanted for the Texas shooting of five neighbors including a young boy, remained at large Monday morning. More than 48 hours after the massacre in Cleveland, Texas, outside Houston, authorities are offering an $80,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of Francisco Oropesa.

Vlad Doubles Down

Ukraine war: Russia launches second pre-dawn missile attack in three days

One person dies and dozens more are injured in Russia's second pre-dawn attack in three days.

Cold War Redux Cash Crunch

Tracking the impact of U.S.-China tensions on global financial institutions

How have the rising geopolitical tensions between the United States and China impacted the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)? Its president, Jin Liqun, says they are having no impact. "Regardless of the bilateral issues, which seems to be troubling [between] these two big countries, AIIB has maintained very good, close cooperation with American governmental institutions, financial institutions and respective businesses," Jin tells NPR's Steve Inskeep on Morning Edition.

Sharks Target Hunter

Hunter Biden in court for baby mama Lunden Roberts' paternity case

ARKANSAS - First son Hunter Biden arrived at an Arkansas court in person Monday as part of his years-long paternity suit saga with his baby mama. President Biden's 53-year-old son has been battling to cut child support payments for the 4-year-old daughter he has with Lunden Roberts - a former stripper who had he a month-long affair with.

French Fight Back On May Day

Macron faces Labour Day protests as pension reform anger festers

PARIS, May 1 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron faced nationwide protests on Labour Day on Monday as he struggles to turn the page on a deeply unpopular increase in the retirement age that has unleashed a wave of social unrest.

Celeb Payday On Back End

Travis Barker partners with Liquid Death water to release limited-edition enema collectible

Here's a new product you didn't think you needed: a rock 'n' roll enema. Travis Barker, drummer for rock band Blink-182, has teamed with nonalcoholic beverage company Liquid Death Mountain Water on a Liquid Death Enema of The State Collectible Enema Kit. That's right.

Agenda Setting This Week

Nick's Picks | NFL Draft Cleanup, Busy Week Ahead in KC

It's a new month alert. Welcome to May! May the Fourth be with you on Thursday. Cinco de Mayo is on Friday. Kentucky Derby day is Saturday. And a new king is crowned this weekend. Here's your pithy guide to all the stories that could affect your life this week: Clean-up is now underway after Kansas City's epic three-day party.

Local History Aglow

287: LUMI Neon Museum restores Motel Capri sign

On this week's episode, Nick Vedros of The Lumi Neon Museum is in the studio with Kansas City Museum's Anna Marie Tutera and Denise Morrison to share the story of how they saved the Motel Capri sign when the building was demolished at the corner of Independence Avenue and The Paseo.

Retail Returns?!?

Coming to Johnson County's Oak Park Mall: New retail, sports lounge, juicery, spa

Overland Park's Oak Park Mall is getting several new tenants. ▪ Fresh Cane Juicery will sell fresh, healthy fruit juices and mocktails with no added syrups or sugars. The local owners plan a May opening. ▪ Gearhead Outfitters , an active lifestyle brand based in Jonesboro, Arkansas, will open its first area location this fall.

Classic Rock Scheduled

Aerosmith announces farewell tour that includes performance at T-Mobile Center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -After decades of making music and touring the globe, legendary rock band Aerosmith has announced their final tour, which includes a performance in Kansas City this fall. The 40-stop farewell "PEACE OUT" tour kicks off on September 2. "It's not goodbye it's PEACE OUT!

Breezy Monday Forecast

Chilly in the metro for the first day of May


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