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12th & Oak Enjoys Bump

New $2.3 billion KCMO budget includes pay increase for police, city employees

Kansas City, Missouri's, new $2.3 billion budget includes a 30% increase in salaries for those in the police department, 3.5% increases for non-union city employees and $5 million for World Cup preparations.

Talking Tragic Local Stats

Against backdrop of Kansas City's deadliest homicide year, leaders reflect on violence

Community leaders from across the metro were told Thursday that turning back a troubling violent trend would require investments in social programs.

Legacy Well-Remembered

Remembering the Red Tails | How Tuskegee Airmen's legacy lives on in Kansas City

As KSHB 41 continues our Remembering the Red Tails series, we wanted to highlight a Kansas City-area organization that honors the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Golden Ghetto Builds Future

'We want to be the best place in the region to live, work, and play,' Lenexa officials say of plan

City officials and residents in Lenexa have a lofty goal with their 20-year growth plan. "We want to be the best place in the region to live, work, and play,"

Toast To Hipsters

KC Sipps: A new local soju, plus spicy events this weekend

Food Editor Sarah Sipple shares timely restaurant news and events for Kansas City.

Old School Pose Cont'd 

Sofia Vergara, 51, flaunts her stunning curves in a swimsuit

The 51-year-old beauty - who divorced Joe Manganiello last year and is now romancing Justin Saliman - was introducing her very own swimwear collection for Walmart.

Rev Denounces MAGA

Al Sharpton: Trump's $60 Bibles 'a spit in the face of people that really believe'

The Rev Al Sharpton makes comment to MSNBC amid backlash over Republican's latest moneymaking scheme

White House Celeb Cash Celebration

Biden hosts star-studded NYC fundraiser with Obama and Clinton

The star-studded event was projected to raise $25m, as the Democrat extends his fundraising lead over Donald Trump.

Outcry Amid Political Party

Ritzy Biden fundraiser in NYC interrupted multiple times by Pro-Palestinian protesters: 'Blood on your hands'

Hundreds of anti-Israel protesters demonstrated outside of New York City's Radio City Music Hall, as President Biden was holding a $25 million fundraiser inside.

Campaign Check Sneak Peek

Scoop: House Democrats grow their GOP target list for 2024

All four candidates are in districts President Biden won in 2020.

MAGA Money Fluctuates

DJT stock hits turbulence: More volatility ahead for Trump's high-flying Truth Social

Truth Social's parent company soared out of the gate Tuesday but volatile trading shook Trump's namesake social media company Thursday.

South Asia Fights In Europe

'He had no idea he was being sent to a war zone': the Indian and Nepali men on frontlines in Ukraine

Signing up for jobs in Russia, Germany or Dubai, young men have been 'made to join the Russian military', their families say

Story Of Survival Cont'd

The Story of an Israeli Man Taken Hostage By Hamas, Now Free : State of the World from NPR

We hear the story of an Israeli man taken captive by Hamas on October 7th. He was freed by Israeli special forces 129 days later and talks about his ordeal. For more coverage of all sides of this conflict, go to npr.org/mideastupdates

El Papa Fulfills Mission

Pope Francis washes feet of 12 women at Rome prison from his wheelchair

The 87-year-old Pope Francis performed the ritual from his wheelchair, after recent ailments have compounded his mobility problems.

Nobody Watching Rocketman

Russian veto effectively ends the UN panel that monitors North Korea nuclear sanctions

Russia's vote on Thursday prompted Western accusations that Moscow was acting to shield its weapons purchases from North Korea for use in its war against Ukraine, in violation of sanctions.

Internets Opt Out Revival

Pastor's daughter leaves OnlyFans career behind after finding Jesus, and new boyfriend

Nala Ray, an Illinois-born pastor's child turned OnlyFans model, left the adult industry after a come-to-Jesus moment led her to reconnect with her forgotten faith.

Hip-Hop Foreshadowing

Suge Knight Reacts from Prison to Diddy Raids, 'You're in Danger'

Suge Knight isn't above kicking a man when he's down, especially when the man is Diddy ... because he has an ominous reaction to the federal raids on the Bad Boy mogul's homes.

TikTok Trolling Campaign 2024

Migrant influencer Leonel Moreno waves around cash as he mocks US taxpayers who 'work like slaves' after he urged fellow illegals to become squatters in US homes

Leonel Moreno, the illegal immigrant "migrant influencer" who has urged his followers to use squatter laws to take over vacant American homes, took to Instagram Wednesday to mock American taxpayers.

Cinematic Moves

KC architecture firm moves offices to historic building on Film Row in Crossroads - Kansas City Business Journal

The renovation of a historic building in the Crossroads Art District has inspired a local architecture firm to move its headquarters.

From KC's Best Movie Critic

"DAMSEL": "Princess Bride" meets "Die Hard"

Millie Bobby Brown "DAMSEL" My rating: B- (Netflix) 110 minutes | MPAA: PG-13 The female-centric actioner "Damsel" is, in a weird way, a twisty homage to "The Princess Bride." Except that whereas the title character that 1987 classic was an imperiled beauty who relied on brawling menfolk for a rescue, in "Damsel" it's the princess...

Weekend Weather Prediction

FIRST WARN FORECAST: Extra warm & windy Friday, First Warn set for Monday

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