Kansas City Barbie: Bills, MAGA Wins, Bombs Over Baghdad Redux & Local Heroics

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Winter Payback Arrives

Kansas City residents start to receive utility bills from frigid January

The bills from heating our homes during the arctic blast earlier this month are starting to hit wallets in Kansas City.

Movie Aftermath

Merriam leaders approve Cinemark's 'Gamescape' renovation plans

The Merriam City Council gave final approval for Cinemark to partially remodel its only Kansas City-area theater into an entertainment center.

Local Retail Good Deeds

Woman describes "heroic" act of SPIN! Pizza employee the night of the Crown Center shooting

Carrine Spinks, who was dining in SPIN! Pizza Jan. 17, sent a video to the restaurant describing quick thinking and leadership from an employee during the Crown Center shooting.

Stopping Pain At The Pump

How to protect your money from credit card skimmers at gas pumps

Blue Springs police have a warning after they found illegal credit card scanners at three gas pumps. Here's how to keep your cards safe.

Playoff Tribute

Union Station honoring Chiefs success (and Jason Kelce) with latest display

Jason Kelce was among those celebrating the Chiefs' 27-24 win over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Round.

Ken Defends Barbie

Ryan Gosling is 'disappointed' in Margot and Greta Oscar snub

Ryan Gosling released a statement expressing his disappointment after his Barbie co-star Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig were snubbed by the Oscars.

MAGA Wins Tonight

Trump holds off Haley to win New Hampshire primary: Live coverage

Primary results in New Hampshire begin to be tallied as most polls close across the Granite State.

White House Write-In

Biden write-in campaign wins New Hampshire Democratic primary, AP projects

It's a win for Biden as he seeks to boost enthusiasm surrounding his re-election bid.


DeSantis unloads on Trump right after endorsing him

"We'll see if we have a country left by 2028."

Another Iraq Attack

US carries out airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias in Iraq | CNN Politics

The US carried out airstrikes in Iraq targeting Iranian-backed militias in the country on Tuesday following repeated attacks on US forces, a US official told CNN, including an attack over the weekend that involved ballistic missiles.

Far East Financial Fracas

China's Economy Has Picked Up Traits Reminiscent Of The Great Depression.

Signs that all stimulus efforts are failing hints that China faces the crisis of confidence, the root cause of America's Great Depression in the 1930s.

Faith Community Funny Money

Colorado pastor accused of pocketing $1.3M in crypto scheme says 'Lord told us to'

A Colorado-based pastor for an online church accused of pocketing $1.3 million through a cryptocurrency fraud scheme told followers in a video statement that the Lord told him to do it.

Local Deals Emerge

Start from the top: How these newsmakers forged companies to watch (Event Photos)

Each of Startland News' 10 Kansas City Startups to Watch launched with a motivation as varied as the innovations behind them - and an abundance of challenges often known only to the entrepreneurs at the helm. Check out key takeaways from the Startups to Watch seminar and reception event.

Soggy Winter Persists

Patchy fog and drizzle in the Kansas City metro

Fortunately, warmer conditions are finally starting to return to Kansas City

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.