Kansas City Sparkle: Gunfire, Well-Deserved Insults & MAGA Revenge

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Gunfire Erupts Again

1 critically injured in northeast KCMO shooting Thursday morning

The shooting occurred around 10:11 a.m. near 3500 Lexington Avenue.

Everybody In On The Act . . .

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce's Parents Expected to Meet at His Game

Taylor and Travis are introducing their families to each other!

Meet New Cowtown Captive

Kansas City Zoo and Aquarium announces the birth of red kangaroo

Mom Jeri and dad Augustus are first-time parents and new residents at the zoo in 2023

Show-Me More Fishy News  

Missouri Department of Conservation stock KC area lakes with trout

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is stocking Kansas City area lakes with rainbow trout ahead of the winter trout fishing season.

Sleaze Scummit Moving Day

Lee's Summit family prepares to uproot 100+ years of history as land development breaks ground

On Tuesday, a $900 million project in Lee's Summit broke ground. Right in the middle of it all sits a family's home.

Cold Weather Expectations

New KC Wheel on track to open soon at Pennway Point development

The KC Wheel at Pennway Point, right off the side of Interstate 35, is still planning to open at the end of November, ICON Experiences says.

Fashion Keeps Old School Diva Young At Heart

Heidi Klum shows off youthful style in white for AGT: Fantasy League

Heidi Klum shows off youthful style in white minidress with thigh-high boots and denim jacket as she arrives on set of America's Got Talent: Fantasy League in LA

Prez Offers Far East Faux Pas

Biden again calls Xi Jinping a 'dictator' as China vows to be 'unstoppable' in retaking Taiwan

Joe Biden again called Xi Jinping a "dictator" at the conclusion of the U.S.-China summit, amid which a Chinese official said the country's goal of retaking Taiwan was "unstoppable."

MAGA Remains On Top

CNN Poll: Trump holds significant lead in New Hampshire GOP primary, while Haley moves into second place | CNN Politics

Former President Donald Trump maintains a significant lead among likely voters in New Hampshire's Republican presidential primary, but former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has moved ahead of Trump's other rivals and holds second place, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire.

Blaming America First

Trump's violent talk shows signs of taking over Congress

Trump-allied conservatives are using more pugnacious rhetoric than ever, and in some cases, such as an incident Tuesday featuring Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), are ready to make things physical, a trend that is setting off alarm bells on Capitol Hill. Republican and Democratic senators say former President Trump's bombastic threats and insults, which have...

About The Don's Vendetta

Trump signals he's out for revenge in second term

Former President Trump told his supporters earlier this year he would be their "retribution" if reelected. He told supporters last week he would direct the Justice Department (DOJ) to investigate "every Marxist prosecutor in America." And Trump over the weekend vowed to "root out ... the radical-left thugs that live like vermin within the confines...

GOP Disgrace Opts Out

George Santos: will not run for re-election as House finds 'grave and pervasive' campaign-finance violations

Republican Santos charged with 23 federal crimes to 'fraudulently exploit his House candidacy for his own personal financial profit'

Progressives Turn Violent

Video Shows Chaos As Police Officers Try To Pull Away Pro-Palestine Protesters Barricading DNC Headquarters

Pro-Palestine protesters barricaded the entrance of the DNC headquarters on Wednesday in protest of the Biden administration's handling of the Israel-Hamas War.

Middle-East Medical Drama

Al-Shifa: What we know about Israel's raid on Gaza's main hospital

Israel says it has entered Gaza's largest hospital in a "targeted operation against Hamas".

Vlad's Hippie Crackdown

Russian artist who protested against Ukraine war jailed for seven years

Aleksandra Skochilenko admits replacing supermarket price tags with pieces of paper urging shoppers to stop the war

Hip-Hop Flute Debts

André 3000 on His New Album and Life After Outkast: The GQ Video Cover Story

As the rap legend drops his first solo project, he talks with GQ about where he's been-and why he made an album that nobody could have expected.

Grandma's Got Game

What It's Like for Women Who Become Sex Workers After 50

Some do it for after-retirement income, like grandma's part-time job at Dress Barn. VICE talked to five of them.

Soccer Survival Celebrated

Sporting KC's Pulido named 2023 MLS Comeback Player of the Year

After missing the entire 2022 season due to knee surgery, Sporting Kansas City striker Alan Pulido returned in 2023 to win MLS Comeback Player of the Year.

Locals Savor Southeast Asia

"Right now, everything is possible": Family-owned Khop Jai Der redefines hospitality

The aromatic food at Khop Jai Der, a Laotian and Vietnamese restaurant in Overland Park, makes you want to slow down and savor every bite.

Cowtown Holidays Illuminated

Christmas tree lightings, holiday displays across Kansas City area 2023

Cities and attractions around the Kansas City area are getting their Christmas trees, lights and décor up for everyone to see.

Tech Cash Arrives

LaunchKC awards $300K: Six new startups enter the winners' circle with KC investments

Emerging entrepreneurs don't need Silicon Valley to launch or scale their startups, said Holly Andra Small, leader of one of six companies announced Tuesday as $50,000 winners in LaunchKC's grants competition.

Pumpkin Spice Nearly Finished

Last day of spring-like temperatures, colder air arrives overnight

One more afternoon of spring-like temperatures with a high of 67. Increasing clouds today with wind gusts up to 35 mph.

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