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Cash Roundup Amid Ongoing Local Government FAIL

KCTV5 Special Report: Tax Assessment Trouble

KCTV5 investigative reporter Angie Ricono examines the tax assessment debacle in Jackson County.

Tasty Cowtown Housing

Kansas City native holds world record for largest edible gingerbread village

It's called Gingerbread Lane, and a smaller model of the world record-breaking village is on display at the City Market in downtown Kansas City.

First Responder Warning

KCFD's response to house fire delayed by car parked illegally in front of hydrant

The Kansas City Fire Department responded to a house fire early Sunday morning but had trouble accessing the water supply it needed.

South Side Burns Over Weekend

Save A Lot near E 87th Street, Blue Ridge Boulevard suffers some smoke damage after strip mall fire

The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department battled a commercial structure fire Sunday evening near East 87th Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Local Sounds Warm Up Winter

10 Kansas City concerts you just have to see in January

Appearances by the astonishingly versatile Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a band led by the heralded Jason Isbell, and the vintage jazz revivalists Hot Sardines headline this month's live music offerings.

Digital Tech Diva Forever

How adult-content star Riley Reid created an AI to interact with fans and to 'immortalize' herself

The technology interacts with users the same way the creator would. It's based on hundreds of hours of Reid's content, and fact-checked by her.

White House Works For Return

Biden reveals New Year's resolution is to 'come back next year': Report

President Biden reveals his 2024 New Year's resolution is to "come back next year," during vacation in St. Croix on Saturday as he gets ready for election year.

MAGA Above It All?!?

Trump's Most Ambitious Argument in His Bid for 'Absolute Immunity'

The former president says his acquittal by the Senate in his second impeachment trial, for inciting insurrection, bars any prosecution on similar grounds.

Eastern Europe Combat Commitment

Ukraine war: Zelensky promises more Ukraine-made weapons in new year speech

The Ukrainian president's message comes as five people were killed in attacks early on New Year's Day.

Holy Land Contrition Offered

In rare apology, Israeli minister says she 'sinned' for her role in reforms that tore country apart

Distel Atbaryan appeared to accept the argument that the internal divisions created perceptions of weakness that encouraged Hamas to attack.

Far East Declares Destiny

Taiwan and China will 'surely be reunified' says Xi in New Year's Eve address

The Chinese leader's New Year's Eve message comes just weeks ahead of Taiwan's crucial general election.

Of Money & Points . . . 

The Fed will lower interest rates under 3% as a mild recession leads to a 'soggy 2024,' UBS chief economist says

"We think we're going to end up with a relatively soggy 2024 when we look back at the end of next year."

Funny Man Finishes Set

Stand-Up Comedy Legend Shecky Greene Dies At 97

The Las Vegas headliner was a regular on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show."

Celebs Behind The Scenes

Workout Booties Guess Who!

These luscious ladies are kicking off the new year high and tight ... kickin' butt in the gym and building up their assets! Can you unveil the well-rounded celebs and put a face to these workout booties?

Newspaper Scribe Confessional

I'm a competitive guy. It's readers like you who keep my eyes on smashing my goals | Opinion

His love for news and journalism was ignited by a middle school teacher, to tell the stories that matter to Kansas Citians in the new year.

Winning Over Talking

Chiefs' defense gets last laugh over trash-talking Ja'Marr Chase and Bengals

For the Kansas City Chiefs, this season has been about learning how to not beat themselves on offense with penalties, drops and other miscues.

Grigs Starts Anew . . . 

Warmer than normal temps ring in the New Year

Temperatures are only expected to drop into the mid 20s tonight

Our traditional way to start, U2 - New Year's Day is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.