Kansas City Midweek Morning News Grab

Right now we take a quick peek at the discourse inspired by two NEXTGEN social media hotties "going pro" as we consider community news, pop culture and top headlines to start the day.

Local Voter Orders Debut

KCMO health department institutes COVID-19 precautions for polls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With the 2020 general election taking place during a pandemic - and the potential for a record turnout - the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department has been working with local election officials to keep voters safe.

Mayor Q Flying High

KC mayor joins in on high-flying fun to urge metro residents to vote in upcoming election

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tuesday evening, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas took civic engagement to new heights. He visited the University of Missouri-Kansas City for a good cause: encouraging people to vote. A few weeks ago, Mujahid Abdulrahim and Travis Fields, who are UMKC engineering professors and also pilots, decided they wanted to spell out [...]

Hipster Voter Transit

Bird offers free rides for voters to reach polls on Election day

Lack of transportation was cited as the reason that more than 4.5 million Americans didn't vote in the 2016 election. Bird has teamed up with the North American Bikeshare Association 's (NABSA) Roll to the Polls initiative to keep history from repeating itself.

Social Hotness For Sale

Tana Mongeau & Lana Rhoades OnlyFans Collaboration is here - Dankanator

Tana Mongeau might have been "divorced" from Jake Paul. However, Jake is still one of her closest friends. That's not all. Tana also stays in contact with the other friends she made through him. And Lana Rhoades is one of such friends. Lana is in a relationship with Mike Majlak, Logan Paul's friend.

Philly Locked Down

Philadelphia police ask residents to stay indoors as spurts of violence erupt during protests over the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

The Philadelphia Police Department requested that residents in seven districts stay indoors as demonstrators took to the streets for a second night following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

Prez Trump Against Haters

Trump denounces White supremacy '38 times' in new campaign video, amid Biden-Harris criticisms

The Trump campaign on Tuesday released a video compiling more than three dozen times President Trump has denounced White supremacy, as his Democratic rival Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris have claimed this week on the campaign trail that he has failed to do so.

Prez Trump Rallies Heartland

Thousands attend President Trump's rally in Omaha

President Donald Trump dropped into Omaha Tuesday night to rally Republican voters in a city and next-door state close to turning blue. By spending part of his crucial last campaign week in Omaha, Trump showed that Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District and its single electoral vote remain in play.

France Against Islam

Muslims worldwide are protesting French President Macron's crackdown on Islam

Thousands of Muslims from the Middle East to Asia are protesting the French government and boycotting French products after President Emmanuel Macron defended the right to display cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed - considered a major taboo by many Muslims. From Saudi Arabia to Bangladesh, Iran to Morocco, countries are showing their displeasure at how France is treating its Muslims. It threatens to drive a wider rift between the Western European nation and much of the broader Muslim world.

Mistakes Favor Veep?!?!

The polls could be wrong. But that may help Biden, not just Trump.

As Election Day approaches and President Donald Trump continues to trail Joe Biden by high single digits both nationally and in key states, their respective bases are buzzing with either hope or dread that "the polls could be wrong again."

Robot Grocery Tech Debuts

Overland Park startup partners with Cosentino's for time-saving automation in KC grocery stores

"If the independent grocer goes away, these towns lose a lot of their character; they are really the heartbeat of the small town," said John Epperson, co-founder of RSSG. "And it's great to meet these folks across the country because while they're all different; they are all fighting the same fight."

KC Strange Brew Sells

Tap List | Local Breweries Teeing Up Toasts for Trick-or-Treating

Full disclosure. Halloween used to creep me out. I suspect this is due to the fact that my older cousins made me watch "Nightmare on Elm Street"at a very young age, convinced me that Freddy Kruger was real, and warned me not to fall asleep... or else.

Slight Warmup Awaits

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

Our evening skies will remain overcast until well after sunset when the clouds begin to partially break up. A southerly breeze will ease in at such a gentle pace you may not even feel it but temperatures will hold steady through the night in the range of 30 degrees.

Chris Stapleton - Starting Over is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.

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Flush Creek Car Trouble

Car goes into Brush Creek early Wednesday morning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One woman was transported to the hospital after her car went into Brush Creek early Wednesday morning. According to Kansas City, Missouri, police, she was believed to be traveling eastbound at an unknown rate of speed when her car went into the water at Ward Parkway and Jefferson Street.

Kansas City 12th & Oak Hard Times Redux

Kansas City eyeing an extension of hiring freeze for another six months

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City's Finance and Governance and Public Safety Committee will debate Wednesday whether or not to extend the city's hiring freeze through next April. It comes as the city tries to cut costs projecting a $60 million budget shortfall next year.

Golden Ghetto Gets Out Vote

Record breaking voter turnout expected in Johnson County

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS (KCTV) -- Election Day is one week away and already parts of the metro are seeing record voter turnout! In Johnson County, election officials are projecting as much as an 80% voter turnout. In the 2016 presidential election, 72% of voters in Johnson County turned out, and in 2008, just over 78% of voters made their voices heard.

Local Poll Positioning

Behind the Kansas City Chiefs' push to make Arrowhead Stadium a polling place

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In a year filled with efforts to end racism and police brutality, following the death of George Floyd these calls for equity and justice landed in the heart of Chiefs Kingdom. Chiefs players like quarterback Patrick Mahomes and safety Tyrann Mathieu lifted their voices to bring attention to issues sparking protests across the country.

Show-Me Ethics?!?!

How Missouri Amendment 3 could change the lawmaker representing you

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Voters will head to the polls in less than a week, but in Missouri, there are two amendment questions on the ballot including a question in how state legislative districts are drawn in the state.

Rock Chalk Fighting For Voter Day Off

Students urge University of Kansas to cancel classes on Election Day

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Student government leaders at the University of Kansas are pushing the university to cancel classes on Election Day to encourage students to get engaged in the civic process. A Student Senate on campus passes a resolution last week encouraging the university to cancel classes on on Nov.

More Kansas City Backstory On Martial Arts Against Crime

World class jiu-jitsu competitor turns the tables on would-be robber

A world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and coach thwarted a would-be robber as he walked home on Monday night.Police said the attempted robbery happened about 8:15 p.m. near 41st Street and Warwick Boulevard. Josh Henges said he was a block from his home. "I felt someone behind me pull my shoulder.

Tribute To Taken

Memorial to human trafficking victims installed in Lykins park

Abby Hoover Managing Editor Lykins Square Park is now home to a permanent art installation memorializing victims of human trafficking. The four lighted panels of painted Venetian glass were installed and dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Hipsters Inspired

KC Voices: 79 symbols of hope at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Those wonderful trees. // Photo by Ginny Varraveto We've been asking members of the KC community to submit stories about life under quarantine, protests, politics, and other subjects that require discussion. If you've got a story you'd like to share, please send it to brock@thepitchkc.com for consideration.

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  1. More than a handful of news. Very nice!

  2. Can you spot the problem (s)?

    1. Man holding knife walks aggressively towards the police.

    2. Man refuses police commands to stop.

    3. Police shoot and kills man.

    4. Crowd yells FREE SHIT FREE SHIT.

    What we have here is not systemic racism by police but systemic arrest avoidance by thugs.


  3. Glad Mayor Lucas and UMKC Communist Professors are spending taxpayers and students money for a publicity stunt.

    DEFUND Public Universities ! They are the root source of Marxist hatred towards America.

  4. Sporadic walking/running toward police with a knife and not stopping on command has always been a death sentence for people of all races.

  5. Go to Breitbart and Fox News to see the "protestors" empty a Philadelphia Walmart of its big screen t.v. and other electronics.

    Same thing happened to a Dollar General, Rite Aid, and many smaller Mom and Pop businesses, grocery stores etc.

    By the way, NO one was stealing loaves a bread to feed their families as AOC claimed during the last round of riots and looting.

    These people don't care about a knife wielding, drugged up former felon that was shot for attacking police.

    Neighbors (African Americans) called the police 30 times on this guy as he was violent and a threat to them. The police try to help the neighborhood and this is their thank you.

    The rioters just want free shit, burn and loot.

    The Marxist Democrat Party and their Media lackeys like CNN instigate this anarchy.

  6. Lyin' Hidin' Biden needs to get out of his basement and denounce all the looting and destruction, unlike what he did at the Democratic National Convention earlier this year.

  7. Tony Bobulinski = the end of Lyin' Hidin' Biden's quest for the White House

  8. "I wouldn't put it past Joe to fu*k things up."
    -- Barack Hussein Obama

  9. Violence comes easy to the Democraps. All the people torching, looting and destroying once-great American cities, and throwing frozen water bottles, bricks and rocks at law enforcement officers and aiming blinding lasers into their eyes are Democraps for Lyin’ Hidin’ Biden. They want someone weak and frail on law and order, so they can continue the anarchy, plundering and destruction. The guy can’t even say the words "law and order." His young followers have no concept of law and order and act like they were raised by rabid jackasses.

  10. "Trump denounces White supremacy '38 times' in new campaign video"

    Oops! There goes his base! He is now truly doomed.

  11. I think the actual BHO quote was, "Never underestimate Joe's ability to fu*k things up."

  12. Mayor Lucas and the Commie Professor are now official members of the "Mile High Club"

  13. The Black man fatally shot by Philadelphia police officers on Monday was an aspiring rapper who sometimes rhymed about shooting people, including police officers, and was awaiting trial for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman, according to media reports.

    Walter Wallace Jr., 27, also rapped about social justice and police injustice on his social media, WPVI-TV reported.

    Court records obtained by the news outlet also show Wallace had a criminal history. In 2017, he pleaded guilty to robbery, assault and possessing an instrument of crime, according to documents obtained by Fox News.

    Authorities said he kicked down the door of another woman and put a gun to her head.

    After a Chicago security guard asked two shoppers to put on coronavirus masks in his store, they allegedly punched him, pulled his hair and stabbed him more than two dozen times.

    The suspects, a pair of black sisters, allegedly pounced on the 32-year-old victim at Snipes on the city’s west side Sunday, after he asked them to wear masks and use hand sanitizer.
    The suspects' lawyer said it was in self-defense



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