Kansas City Reflection: Local Winning, Restricting MAGA & Ukraine Conclusion

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Savor Local Victory

KC native to be inducted into BBQ Hall of Fame alongside masters and legends

A hometown hero and barbecue turned pizza shop owner is set to be inducted into the American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame alongside seven other pit masters and barbecue legends.

Silicon Prairie Redux

Netrality Data Center speeds up already-hot KC tech industry

The nation's largest private data center company opened its newest location in the Kansas City metro Wednesday.

Serving Local Tastes

'We are listening': Community Groceries at Armour, Troost adjusts products to fit community's needs

Community Groceries opened in December to provide affordable and healthy foods to an underserved area, and after five months, the store is adjusting its products to meet the community's wants.

Show-Me No Vacay From Crime

Boat Owners Beware: Missouri Highway Patrol warns of thefts

Authorities with the Missouri State Highway Patrol warn boaters to keep their property safe amidst thefts.

El NiƱo Impacts Sunflower State

Kansas reported more tornadoes so far in 2024 than all last year - or the year before. Why?

Five months in, this year is already the most active for tornadoes in Kansas since 2019. Two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Johnson County last week.

Local Crash Postscript

3 in serious condition after rouge tire causes 3-car pileup near Blue Valley Park

Three individuals remain in serious condition after a 3-vehicle collision near Blue Valley Park was caused by a rogue tire.

More KCMO Snail Mail FAIL

Neighbors are seeking answers after months without home mail delivery after dog bite

Residents in the 2500 block of Chelsea Avenue on Kansas City's east side say they're struggling to get answers on when mail service might get restored.

Diva Claps Back At Question

"You Know Better Than That:" J.Lo Called Out A Reporter Who Asked About Her "Situation" With Ben Affleck

"C'mon, don't come in with that energy, please."

White House Plays Dozens

'A loser:' With new insults and humor, President Biden tries to get under Trump's skin

In a race against the ultimate name-caller, Biden is turning to his own bag of insults, one-liners and zingers to hit Donald Trump.

Court Stops MAGA Campaign

Trump's Most Iconic Campaign Tool Is Nowhere To Be Seen As He Languishes In NY Courtroom

Donald Trump has only held a fraction of the campaign rallies in early 2024 as he did in the same time of 2016 as he's stuck in court in Manhattan

Eastern Europe End Game Approaches

'Everything is burning': Battles rage outside Kharkiv as Ukraine tries to hold back Russian advance | CNN

The grip the nation keeps on many of its towns is tenuous, and if Russian forces take Lyptsi, they can position artillery within range of Ukraine's city of Kharkiv.

Beltway Rebukes Holy Land Leader

Potential Netanyahu address to Congress sparks internal furor among Democrats

The Israeli PM "should be focused on freeing hostages, not on charming legislators," said one top House Democrat.

New Reporting On Checks & Balances

County sheriffs wield lethal power, face little accountability: "A failure of democracy"

More people were killed by U.S. law enforcement in 2023 than any other year in the past decade - and it's increasingly happening in small towns and rural areas.

Mayor Q Deep Dive Double Take

Mayor Quinton Lucas celebrates public pool improvements in KCMO with a splash

Spray grounds, pools and water parks open Saturday, May 25, in Kansas City, Missouri

Making Dough In Brookside

Jonny Bakes Bread, Nourishes Community and Looks to Expand

Jon Szajnuk pursued a passion for baking sourdough bread during the pandemic. Now his home-based business, Jonny Bakes, is looking to expand.

Springtime Tribute

Large Satchel Paige baseball card on display in 18th & Vine District

The nearly 30-foot-tall card is one of a few that will be on display in six U.S. cities leading up to the Rickwood Field game on FOX on June 20.

Forecast For Today . . . 

Soak up the sun today, before storms move in

Stormy holiday weekend ahead

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