Kansas City Cold: Big Biscuit Comeback, Harvard Consequences & Xtina

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Local Sizzle Returns

Suddenly shuttered Big Biscuit locations in Kansas City expected to re-open

The news comes months after the two restaurants in Blue Springs and Independence were closed without notice

Beloved BBQ Burns Out

Longtime KC-area barbecue restaurant closing Overland Park location

Wyandot Barbecue announced Tuesday will be the last day for its Overland Park location, near 75th Street and Metcalf Avenue.

Rock Chalk Tech Mess Cont'd

Kansas Courts cyberattack impacting both sides of state line

The Kansas District Court access portal is back online two and a half months after the system was affected by a cyber attack

Show-Me Legal Weed Aftermath

Legal weed in Missouri is nearly a year old. What can the cannabis industry expect in 2024?

After voters legalized recreational marijuana in November 2022, dispensaries licensed to sell medical products began selling to anyone over the age of 21 in February 2023. The state also rolled out the first round of a new social equity license program, which has posed some hurdles.

Meth Town Makes Merry

Lighthearted messages on light polls raising money for a good cause in Independence

Next month, you will see over a mile of painted hearts on light poles from Englewood Arts District to The Independence Square

Xtina Styling Sneak Peek

See Christina Aguilera's looks from her 'Burlesque' Las Vegas residency opening

Christina Aguilera brought her best bops and served the best looks during the opening night of her Las Vegas residency show Burlesque at Voltaire at the Venetian.

White House Sells Juxtaposition

How the Biden campaign hopes to make 2024 less about Biden and more about a contrast with Trump | CNN Politics

The 2024 campaign year for President Joe Biden's inner circle will largely be about carefully ratcheting up the intensity against Donald Trump, wary of voters becoming dulled to what they expect to be the former president's ever wilder rhetoric and promises about what he would do if back in power.

Talker Upsets White House 

Trouble with tha God

The influential radio host of "The Breakfast Club" is a thorn in the side of Democrats - but he's also representative of one of their biggest problems.

Republican Reductions

House GOP majority to shrink to 2 with Ohio lawmaker's early resignation

House Republicans' already-slim majority will dwindle even further later this month when Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) resigns earlier than expected. Johnson's office on Tuesday confirmed the congressman's new official resignation date of Jan. 21, after he was previously expected to resign to take a job as president of Youngstown State University before mid-March.

Dem Deals Earn Indictment

Feds add allegations of Qatari influence against indicted Sen. Bob Menendez

The troubles of New Jersey's senior senator continue to deepen.

Ivy League Aftermath

Claudine Gay to resign Harvard presidency: Harvard Crimson | CNN Business

Embattled Harvard President Claudine Gay will resign today, according to a report from The Harvard Crimson.

Unfriendly Fire From Vlad

Russian warplane accidentally bombed its own side during a massive missile attack on Ukraine

Russia's defense ministry claimed there were no casualties after an "emergency aircraft munition release" struck a village inside Russian territory.

Winter Ice Cream Craving Is A "Thing" In Kansas City

Betty Rae's Ice Cream expands to serve up scoops at Northland deli

Northlanders will no longer have to travel south of the river to get a scoop from this staple Kansas City.

Even More Chill Ahead . . . 

Colder temps and fog will roll in the metro overnight

Things are feeling a lot more like January for the rest of the week

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.