Kansas City Roundup: Plaza Art Fair Starts, Prez Supports UAW & Ukraine Strike

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Kansas City's Favorite Celeb Distraction

Travis Kelce on Taylor Swift: 'I threw the ball in her court' | CNN

Your move, Taylor Swift.

Coming Soon To Theater Near You & Nowhere Else

'Nelly Don - The Musical Movie' trailer

Kansas City icon Nell Donnelly Reed, who gained fame for her Nelly Don clothing empire, a kidnapping and an affair, is the subject of a new movie musical.

Always Cowtown Buying Season?!?

Federal Reserve's pause on interest rates brings optimism for Kansas City housing market

Home sales in the KC metro area are down and prices are up according to market statistics from Missouri Realtors.

Fast Foodie Baller Tribute

Mahomes-owned Whataburger opening this fall in Olathe, with more ahead

KMO Burger, which Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has invested in, aims to open its new Olathe location in November.

Local Artsy Tradition

92nd Country Club Plaza Art Fair kicks off this weekend in Kansas City

"This is one of the best ones in the country."

Actress Plays Retro For Pix

Inside Sydney Sweeney's '80s prom-themed birthday party: Disco curls, puffy sleeves and stars aplenty

Sweeney looked every inch the prom queen in a pink corseted minidress complete with the statement sleeves, dropped waist and puffed skirt typical of the decade.

White House Support On Picket Line

Biden to travel to Michigan next week to support UAW workers | CNN Politics

President Joe Biden will travel to Michigan on Tuesday to support UAW workers, a source familiar with the trip told CNN.

MAGA's Latest Loss?!?!

Judge to hear arguments for summary judgment in New York AG's $250M lawsuit against Trump

Attorneys for former President Trump and his co-defendants in the New York AG's $250 million fraud lawsuit are appearing in court Friday for a pre-trial conference.

Speaker Talks War Effort Defund

McCarthy vows to strip Ukraine money from Pentagon bill after Greene 'no' vote

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced on Friday that he will strip funding for Ukraine out of a Pentagon spending bill after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) joined conservatives in blocking the legislation from advancing earlier this week. McCarthy said he would remove the $300 million for Ukraine currently in the Pentagon appropriations bill and hold...

Vlad Takes Hit

Watch: Moment missile hits Russia's Black Sea fleet HQ

Video verified by the BBC shows a Ukrainian missile hitting Russia's Black Sea fleet HQ in Crimea.

Tech Crackdown Starts

US finalizes rules to prevent China from benefiting from $52 bln in chips funding

The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday is issuing final rules to prevent semiconductor manufacturing subsidies from being used by China and other countries deemed to pose American national security concerns.

Social Judge Match Cont'd

Elon Musk Says Mark Zuckerberg 'Declined' MMA Fight at Rome's Colosseum

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are not letting their war of words end just yet. Musk took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to explain his side of the situation...

Nice Kind Of Local Beef

KC Cattle Company steaks its reputation on wagyu hot dogs; Why this rural MO business enlists veterans on its new mission

"We work diligently to try to change that 'broken-veteran' narrative," said Patrick Montgomery, whose wagyu beef business deploys a parallel strategy to build its team. "You can use those terrible things that happened to you during your time in service to propel you to something pretty amazing on the civilian side."

Golden Ghetto Enjoys First Taste Of Open Border

He's from Mexico, she's from El Salvador. They opened a restaurant in Johnson County

They both moved to the U.S., met and fell in love. Now they own a Johnson County restaurant that blends their cultures.

Ace Farewell With No Fanfare

Royals Rundown: Did We See the Last of Zack Greinke in Kauffman Stadium?

Plus stadium struggles continue, injury theory gains steam.

Red Friday First Look

Chiefs' Nick Bolton, Richie James out for Sunday's game against Bears

The Kansas City Chiefs will be without two key players going into Sunday's matchup with the Chicago Bears.

Forecast For Now . . . 

FIRST WARN WEATHER DAY: Saturday to bring chance of hail and strong wind

Gusty winds and hail are the main concerns, and we cannot rule out a brief spinup.

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