Kansas City News Lights: High Rise, MAGA Leads & Skywalk Legacy

Just a few more things to consider this evening as we share a bit of pop culture, community news and top headlines for late night & early morning denizens.

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Steel & Glass Cowtown Future

Kansas City, Missouri, council approves plan for new downtown high rise

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council approved plans for a proposed 27-story high-rise downtown, the city announced Thursday. The proposal, which was developed by LuxLiving, would place the hotel at the northeast part of the intersection at W. 14th Street and Wyandotte St.

Celeb Drama In Kansas City Features Rapper You've Never Heard Of . . . 

B2K's Raz B Breaks Window and Climbs Onto Hospital Roof, Cops Called

Alarming behavior from Raz B -- breaking a window at a hospital and climbing onto the building's roof, forcing police to get involved ... TMZ Hip Hop has learned. The scary incident went down Thursday in Kansas City, the morning after the B2K singer posted a video on Instagram where he repeatedly said he didn't feel safe.

Your Cousins & Mine Join FD

Kansas City Fire Department training underway for its largest recruiting class ever

The first week is almost done for 110 new firefighter recruits with the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department.The largest class ever for KCFD. "Every one of these folks that are here, they want to make a difference," KCFD Interim Fire Chief Ross Grundyson said. The interim chief says the graduation rate is about 94%.

Urban Discount Debuts

Affordable units coming to historic Paseo buildings

Abby HooverManaging Editor The Twelfth Street Heritage Development Corporation (TSHDC) plans to open the first of 11 Jazz Hill apartment buildings on The Paseo Boulevard, following an extensive renovation of the historic building, in June. When completed, the project will put 197 units back on the market at affordable rates, following decades of neglect and deterioration.

Cuteness Delivered 

Box of seven kittens found by Bonner Springs, Kan., Animal Control

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Sly Stays Winning By Way Of Hottie Granddaughters

Sylvester Stallone's family reality TV show is renewed

The Paramount+ reality series The Family Stallone has been renewed for a second season. The news about the Sylvester Stallone-starring show was revealed on Thursday morning, and the renewal took place just a week after the program broke several of the streaming platform's records.

Survey Seyz Most Voters Disappointed in White House

CNN hits Biden with 'horrible news' as poll shows 66% of Americans call a 2024 victory a 'disaster,' 'setback'

CNN delivered "horrible news" for President Biden as the network's latest polling offered a grim forecast ahead of his 2024 reelection bid. The poll released Thursday show a whopping 66% of Americans view a Biden victory in the upcoming presidential election as either a "disaster" or a "setback" for the United States.

Guv Ron Rages

DeSantis says he'll consider pardoning Jan. 6 defendants, including Trump

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Thursday that he will consider pardoning all the Jan. 6 defendants, including former President Trump, on his first day in office if he is elected president. "I'm going to do on day one, I will have folks that will get together and look at all these cases, who...

MAGA First In 2024?!?

New polls show Trump with commanding lead in 2024 GOP race

Four different national polls have been released in the last 24 hours, and they all tell the same story about the early race for the Republican presidential nomination. Former President Donald Trump holds a commanding - and growing - lead over the GOP field, including his nearest rival, Florida Gov.

War Legacy Lives On

At 100, Kissinger basks in US praise with no accountability

Henry Kissinger, whose very name is synonymous with US diplomacy, turns 100 Saturday feted by the American elite as others seethe that the ruthless Cold Warrior has never faced accountability.Bucking the view of most US policymakers, Kissinger called for diplomacy with Russia on a ceasefire in Ukraine, arguing that Moscow has already suffered a strategic defeat.

Cowtown Honors Awarded

American Royal announces its 2023 inductees for the Barbecue Hall of Fame

535 teams from around the world gather at the Kansas Speedway for the American Royal World Series of Barbecue // Photo Courtesy of the American Royal American Royal has revealed the 2023 Hall of Fame honorees. Among these are four inductees and three legacy inductees.

Travel Returns After COVID

KCI says passenger volume 'consistently back to pre-pandemic levels'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Wednesday was the busiest Wednesday at Kansas City International Airport since before the COVID-19 pandemic. There were 20,231 departing passengers screened at the new single-terminal KCI, which is the most for any Wednesday since 2019.

Arrowhead Beef Reheated

Photographer shoved by Raiders WR Davante Adams after Chiefs game files lawsuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student photographer who was shoved by Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams last October has filed a lawsuit against Adams, the Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs, among others. Park Zebley, a Kansas City, Missouri, resident, filed the lawsuit in the circuit court of Jackson County.

Critical Moment In Kansas City History Well Remembered

New Perspectives Emerge on Hyatt Regency Skywalks Collapse

One day in 2015 R. Eli Paul, a Kansas City scholar with a long history of working with old papers, stared into a dark garage. All he could say was wow. What he saw, he later would write, resembled a " block-like mass of big boxes, plastic tubs, and rusty file cabinets " taking the space a Humvee could fill.

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