Kansas City Double Take: Local Coffee Collab, Middle-East World War & Epstein List

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Brewing Woke Wake-Up

Minority and female owned coffee shops join forces to beat January slow down

January is typically a slow month for small businesses, but two Kansas City female owned minority coffee shops are teaming up to try to get more people in the door.

Because Teeth Are Overrated

PR7s looking for next professional rugby players in Kansas City area

Talent ID trials for men's and women's Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) athletes will take place in Overland Park, Kansas, on Jan. 28.

Second Act For Grind House

Merriam Planning Commission approves development plan for remodeled Cinemark theater

A 26-year-old theater in Merriam could be getting a makeover. Cinemark wants to transform their complex to bring more entertainment to the city.

Meth Town Memorialized In Pix

Award-winning photographer has exhibit nearly 40 years in the making on display in Independence

The Pulitzer Prize-winner's protect is all about capturing images of the people living ordinary lives in the city of Independence

Dead-Tree Documents Old School Kansas City Downtown

Kansas City's second skyscraper was built more than a century ago. How does it look now?

The Scarritt Building gave downtown a taste of Chicago.

Swimsuit Hottie Forever

Christie Brinkley, 69, looks youthful as she poses with daughters

Over the weekend the model posed with her mini-me kids Sailor, 25, and Alexa Ray Joel, 38, while at fashion designer Donna Karan's New Year's Eve beach party.

Prez Against MAGA Redux

The Memo: Biden sharpens attack on Trump as danger to democracy

President Biden will raise the stakes of the 2024 election in the coming days, sharpening the argument that former President Trump is a danger to democracy. The moves will build on Biden's frequent references to "extreme MAGA Republicans" whom he casts as outside the American mainstream.

Dox & Insinuations Dominate

The Epstein list: Bill Clinton and Donald Trump appear in unsealed documents multiple times. Here's what we know.

Court documents related to the late convicted sex felon Jeffrey Epstein and unsealed Wednesday include the names of numerous prominent figures. The two former presidents were among them.

Everybody Takes Their Chances In Sin City

Las Vegas Judge Attacked by Felon During Court Sentencing

A Las Vegas judge took a beating as she sentenced a man Wednesday for felony battery -- the convict broke free, and viciously took her down to the ground.

Vlad Attacks Stepped Up

Kuleba: NATO-Ukraine Council to hold emergency meeting in response to Russia's mass strikes on Ukraine

The news comes after Russia attacked Ukraine with at least 500 missiles and drones in just five days, killing and injuring dozens of civilians.

Survival Story Redux

Freed Israeli hostage says she endured 'psychological warfare' during 50 days of Hamas captivity | CNN

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Doron Katz Asher describes the conditions in which she was kept and her sense of guilt at being free while others remain captive.

Middle-East War Expands?!?

A deadly blast has rattled Iran's leaders. Here's what we know | CNN

The deadliest attack to target Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution has shaken the Islamic Republic and led to angry calls for vengeance. It is unclear who was behind the attack, which comes amid fears that Israel's war with Gaza may spread to other parts of the Middle East, potentially drawing in regional powers and the United States.

Saving Cash In The Dotte

UG helping qualified Wyandotte County residents save on utility bills

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and KCK is trying to help seniors and residents with disabilities get a break on some of their bills.

Snowmageddon Sneak Peek . . . 

Cool and cloudy today, chance of light rain and snow Friday afternoon

Mostly cloudy today with a high of 39. There's a chance of light rain and snow showers late Friday morning with a higher chance into the afternoon and evening.

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