Debatable natty news that most people watched tonight over local concerns . . .
AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Democratic debate
CNN: Beto O'Rourke - 'Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47'
Fox News: Biden says nonviolent criminals shouldn't go to jail, drawing ridicule
Slate: What Twitter Has to Say About the Democratic Debate
Examiner: Biden and Latinos -- 'Why should Latinos trust you?' Jorge Ramos asks
CNN: Trump - I respect all the Democratic debate candidates
UST: Andrew Yang reveals his debate surprise – $1,000 a month for 10 more families
MarketWatch: Democrats square off on trade, gun control, health care in Houston debate
Politico: Democrats go after Biden and also Trump
Closer to home, here are the highlights of the news cycle . . .
Branding Against Crime
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Wesley Hamilton wants you to know he is more than his disability. And Mark Launiu says he represents more than fashion. Hamilton, executive director of Disabled But Not Really, and Launiu, who co-founded the MADE MOBB clothing company, have teamed up in a new anti-violence campaign focused on helping people across Kansas City, Missouri, empower and uplift one another.
Bad Hombre Busted
David Fawcett, a therapist who works with people recovering from crystal meth addiction, talks about the purity of the drug now available and the effects it has on its users. A Mexican man who illegally entered the United States at least seven times is headed to prison after pleading guilty Thursday to drug trafficking charges in Missouri, according to federal prosecutors.
Family Drama Aftermath
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) - On Thursday, an Independence man was found guilty of murdering his mother's fiancé. A jury found 28-year-old William M. Miller-Kirkland guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He will be sentenced on Oct. 25. According to court records, Independence police went to the 1400 block of Osage St.
Kansas Harsh Times Cont'd
SPRING HILL, KS (KCTV) -- A growing number of farmers are filing for bankruptcy and the state of Kansas has been especially hard hit. Hundreds of farms are declaring bankruptcy and there are a lot of factors that came together at once and caused that to happen.
Show-Me Vape Fear
ST. LOUIS - Two cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes have been reported in Missouri over the past two weeks, and seven more possible cases are under investigation, state health department officials said in a news release Thursday.
Great Footballer Debate
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill left the Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars early with a sternoclavicular joint injury and is expected to miss four to six weeks, according to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport .
Yet Another Massive KCMO Traffic Tragedy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police are investigating a bus crash that sent seven people to the hospital Thursday evening. The crash happened near 39th and Prospect just after 5 p.m. Police say the driver of a gray SUV was headed west on 39th when they hit the bus right at the intersection.
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