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Closer to home, these nicer local news links are important right now . . .
Oh Deer, Road Warning!!!
Kansas City, MO - Deer mating season is a time of year that increases the risk of collisions involving vehicles and the lovesick animals. October and November are the most active months for accidents between motor vehicles and whitetail deer, according to a recent report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Blue Springs Fights For Roots
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - One man is fighting back against the city of Blue Springs, Missouri. A city ordinance says people can't grow vegetables in their front yards. The code has been on the books more than 20 years, but the city issued its first violation just this summer.
Kansas Loves Old School Lit
People still have things to say about "Moby-Dick," Herman Melville's 1851 novel about Captain Ahab's obsessive and dangerous hunt for a great white whale. "I was expecting, like, a tedious and masculine slog through this sea-faring adventure, but there's so much more going on in 'Moby-Dick' about gender and language and humor and American identity," said poet Danny Caine, who owns the Raven Bookstore in downtown Lawrence.
Show-Me Rising Tide
The lower Missouri River will remain high into December because of the large amount of water being released from dams into the river. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of water being released from the Gavins Point dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border will remain at a level more than twice what is typical for this time of year - 80,000 cubic feet per second - into mid-December.
The Other Kansas City Royals
RACHEL: IF YOU HAVEN'T MADE IT OUT TO THE KC RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL YET, YOU BETTER MAKE YOUR PLANS, BECAUSE AFTER THIS WEEKEND YOU'LL HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR JOINING ME NOW IS JANET KEITH, THE VILLAGE APOTHECARY AT KC REN FEST SHE BROUGHT A BUNCH OF PROPS WITH HER. LET'S START.
Neat Booze Den Promo Pix
Tom's Town Distilling Co. is going all in on embracing Kansas City's Prohibition-era past at its Crossroads Arts District building. On Thursday, Tom's Town held the grand opening for a new space in its facility at 1701 Main St. The space, previously know as The Vault, was redesigned and renamed the Pendergast Lounge for Prohibition-era Kansas City political boss Tom Pendergast.
Chill This Weekend
DEGREES. STILL BREEZY FOR THE FIRST HALF. CLEAR SKIES WILL CONTINUE. ON OUR WAY DOWN TO THE 30'S LATER ON. LIBERTY AT 33. AND 31 DOWN TOWARD THE SOUTH AND CLINTON. A FREEZE WARNING, THAT INCLUDES EVERY SCENE. 63 TO DEGREES -- 63 DEGREES. A CHANGE OF SOUTHWEST WINDS.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .