Kansas City Lights: Women Protectors, Dotte United & Air Strikes

Lots to consider for the late night #TBT as we take one more look at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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More Opportunities To Protect & Serve

KCPD and FBI hold joint event hoping to recruit more women to law enforcement

KCPD launched a 30 X 30 Initiative in 2022 with the goal to have 30 percent of uniform officers be women by the year 2030.

Keep The Dotte Together

Leaders who helped consolidate Wyandotte County/KCK government in 1997 say dissolution is not the answer

Will the United Government of Wyandotte County/KCK be dissolved? That's what elected officials are trying to figure out.

Success Across State Line

Kansas City, Kansas on track for lowest homicides in one year; also experiencing drop in all violent crimes

With a little over two months left in 2023, there have been 19 homicides in Kansas City, Kansas.

Golden Ghetto Heroes Get Hands Dirty 

Johnson County first responders help horse out of mud Thursday morning

Honey lives between Olathe and Spring Hill, Kansas, which has recorded 4 to 5 inches of rain over the past three days, according to KSHB 41 meteorologist Cassie Wilson.

New Way Out . . . 

Southwest Airlines adding new nonstop flights out of KCI in 2024

The airline is also announced additional flights to pre-existing routes and restoring several other

Fun & Games For Midtown

Game bar to open Friday in Westport - country bar, dog park on the way?

This new bar has 100 different beers and over 50 games, including Donkey Kong, big-screen Super Nintendo, shuffleboard, pop-a-shot, indoor cornhole, skee ball and pingpong.

Thinking About Local Chill 

When Kansas City had its first snow each of the last 5 years

This October has been incredibly mild, but in three of the past five years, Kansas City experienced its first measurable snow in October.

We Remember Meg

Meg Ryan, 61, looks young, flashes tattoo, talks fame

The 61-year-old actress looked youthful in an all black outfit as she added black sunglasses and black military style boots with her blonde hair down in soft waves. She also flashed a tattoo.

White House Attacks

Biden threads a needle with US strikes against Iranian-backed militias | CNN Politics

The United States intended to send a strong message to Iran with strikes against pro-Tehran militia groups in Syria that had targeted American troops - while seeking to avoid a dangerous regional escalation amid Israel's war with Hamas.

MAGA Bedfellows Emerge

ACLU backs Trump in fight against DC judge's gag order

The ACLU on Wednesday said it will file an amicus brief opposing a gag order on former President Donald Trump in his Washington, D.C., election interference case.

Florida In The Fight

DeSantis is sending some weapons to Israel in move that could bolster him in the GOP primary

Florida has sent cargo planes with healthcare supplies, drones, body armor, and helmets, DeSantis said Thursday. The state also worked with private groups to supply weapons and ammunition at the request of Israel's consul general in Miami.

Tech Powers Eastern Europe War

Nine Days After Wrecking 21 Russian Helicopters, Ukraine's M39 Missiles Are Dealing The Same Damage To Russian Air-Defenses

In striking S-400 launchers in Luhansk, the Ukrainians prolong their campaign targeting the valuable S-400s, which can hit aerial targets as far away as 150 miles.

Flexing On Far East

South China Sea: Biden says US will defend the Philippines if China attacks

Biden's statement comes days after collisions between Filipino and Chinese ships in the South China Sea.

Gonna Have To Work Together

What we know about Biden and Johnson's working relationship

Biden, who doesn't know Johnson well, is first going to try to work with the new speaker to get additional aid for Ukraine and Israel and domestic priorities, White House officials said.

Suburban Snow Games Start

Lee's Summit wants the community's help to name city's snow plow equipment

The Lee's Summit Public Works Department is asking for the community's help to name the city's snow plow equipment.

Another Chance To Help

City Union Mission looking for holiday season volunteers, donations

City Union Mission is preparing to open its doors for its annual Christmas store and is looking for volunteers and donations to help others.

Weather Right Now . . . 

Conditions dry out as a cold front rolls in

Mild temperatures hang around in Kansas City Thursday evening, along with lingering clouds

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.