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MC: Jennifer Lopez Hopes This Could Be Her Year at the Oscars After Her Incredible 'Hustlers' Performance
IndieUK: Fiona Apple reacts to Jennifer Lopez dancing to ‘Criminal’ in new film
Vox: We’ve been talking about Jennifer Lopez’s body for over 20 years. Here’s how Hustlers changes that conversation.
Closer to home, here are the somewhat nicer news links we're checking right now . . .
Cowtown Reality Check
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Interstate 29 is closed in both directions due to an overturned tractor-trailer which was carrying cows. Around 1 a.m., a tractor-trailer carrying cattle rolled over at northbound I-29 and Interstate 635. There were three additional collisions involving motorists and cattle on the roadway.
Burning Season Starts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The American Red Cross says it's looking for a few good volunteers to help with a major operation. "It's kind of the busy season when it comes to residential and apartment fires," said Scott Griggs with the American Red Cross.
NextGen Health Alert
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - It is a terrifying disease, especially because there is no cure, and doctors say this is the season for acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. KCTV5 News first met to Billy Sticklen four years ago. The 13-year-old Joplin boy had just gotten over a cold when things took a turn no one saw coming.
Pothole Season Comeback
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City's potholes were so bad this year some people hosted birthday parties for them. But few roads got more complaints than N.W. 68th Street in the Northland. The road now has a new look, but neighbors are left wondering how long it will last.
Old School Winning Returns
TIME TO HONOR ANOTHER HYVEE TEAM OF THE WEEK. THE STAGS BE THE ROCKERS 34-7 LAST FRIDAY. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME COACH JON HOLMES HAD EVER BEATEN COACH TONY SEVERINO. MIEGE GAVE UP AN EARLY TOUCHDOWN THEN TOOK CHARGE OF THE GAME.
JoCo Access Improves
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- There's a lot to consider for people with disabilities when looking to buy a home, and now one factor could be the city in which the home is located. A study, released on Oct. 9 by WalletHub, ranked 182 US cities by their friendliness toward people with disability.
Fanboys Dream Of Big Bucks
The Chiefs can enjoy the relatively low-cost version of Patrick Mahomes for about four more months. The price of poker will soon be jumping exponentially with the reigning NFL MVP. Kansas City owner Clark Hunt and general manager Brett Veach would love their franchise quarterback to play next season for just the $2.7 million in the fourth year of his rookie deal.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- At 92-years-old, Byron Constance doesn't seen anything remarkable about the fact that he still practices law most days, as he has for a legal career spanning seven decades. As an accomplished sculptor, Constance is equally humble about the fact that he didn't attempt any artistic endeavor until he reached his 60's.
KC Pumpkin Spice Forecast
A few weak showers will sneak across our area this evening under a generally overcast sky while a steady southeast breeze holds temperatures in the 60s through sunset. Overnight more rain will gather after midnight giving you a soggy start to the day on Thursday with warm temperatures in the lower 60s by morning.
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