This morning we pay tribute to pop diva hottie Kehlani and take a peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.
Some voters in Jackson County waited 90 minutes Friday to cast an absentee ballot in this year's election."This is the biggest we've ever had," said Tammy Brown, director of the Jackson County Election Board. "Ninety minutes for this amount of voters is outstanding." The county said it's breaking records.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you live in Missouri and still have a mail-in ballot it is too late to get it in on time. However, you do have options to make sure your voice is heard. The Missouri Secretary of State's office told 41 Action News there is no statewide protocol for surrendering mail-ballots.
Hipsters Dig Deep
Kansas City has been home to many great famous people over the years: Walt Disney, Paul Rudd, Ewing Kauffman. The list goes on. The city is known for collectively coming together and supporting local teams and celebrities, but what we never really think of is-who all is buried here?
Diva Stays Classy
Before Kehlani and I can even begin our conversation, a baby coos into the phone and the line goes dead altogether. Adeya, the singer's one-year-old daughter, accidentally slapped the end button on the call. Kehlani dials me back and apologize. "My baby just woke up from a nap," she tells me.
Prez Trump Clowns Masked Right-Wing Talker
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump teased Fox News host Laura Ingraham for wearing a mask as she attended his campaign rally in Michigan on Friday. "I do believe Laura Ingraham is here someplace," the president said, scanning the crowd. "Where is Laura? Where is she?" He continued, "I can't recognize you.
Veep Against MAGA
After four years of norm-bending, treaty-disrupting and alliance-shaking foreign policy from the Trump administration, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is promising to return the US to its more traditional role on the world stage.
Hunter Hot Mess Exposed
The complaints from President Donald Trump and his allies have been growing louder as the election approaches: Why isn't the mainstream media covering the Hunter Biden laptop story? Trump and his allies say there is evidence of corruption in emails and documents allegedly found on a laptop belonging to Democrat Joe Biden's son.
Blue Wave Awaits?!?!
Democrats are projected to expand their majority in the U.S. House due to the erosion of President Trump's support in suburban communities and a blue fundraising advantage that has allowed Democrats to go on offense in traditionally red districts, election analysts forecast.
Don’t Discount Gun Rights
They Finally Killed 007
Walmart said on Friday it has begun returning firearms and ammunitions to the floors of its U.S. stores a day after the world's largest retailer said it had removed these products to protect customers and employees as tensions across the country rise. "After civil unrest earlier this week resulted in damage to several of our stores ...
He was the first to bring the role to the big screen and appeared in seven of the spy thrillers.
Locals Lend Helping Hand
Amid COVID-19, Food Insecurity Is Skyrocketing. Here's What Local Hunger-Relief Organizations Are Doing to Help
"Don't be afraid to ask for help," says a young mother, her toddler wriggling and smiling in her arms. She's standing in the doorway of her St. Louis home, answering questions about her struggles with food insecurity during the pandemic.
Close-Knit KC Couple
Michele and Johnny Dawbarn's symbiotic studio space in the Crossroads allows the always-evolving creative duo to do more than finish each other's sentences. It stitches ideas to passion, threading a common mission through their businesses, they said. "When you sew-" Johnny began. "You bring two things together," finished Michele, co-founder of SewKC with her husband.
Scary Cowtown Warm Up
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Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put A Spell On You is the Halloween song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now. Keep scrolling going for more local links!!!Local Experts Predict 2020 Voting Hot Mess Redux
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Election night is just the end of one phase of the 2020 election season and the start of another. Between the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and intense public interest, many political analysts and experts expect this year to play out very different than most.
Counting On Democracy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Election boards throughout the Kansas City metro and across the country are reporting record numbers of ballots cast by mail. Now, people are asking how those votes are counted. 41 Action News checked in with the Jackson County Election Board to learn more about the tabulating process when it comes to mail-in and absentee ballots it receives.
The Dotte Against Games
Health officials with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas sent a letter to area school districts Thursday recommending they cancel winter indoor sports and activities. Officials said in the letter that while COVID-19 infections have been reported in schools, so far schools have been able to take steps to reduce the risk of further transmissions and to stop outbreaks from happening.
Golden Ghetto Democracy Nearly Finished
Northland Tally Starts
JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. - The clock is ticking for people to get out and vote in Johnson County before Election Day. Advance voting started two weeks ago on October 17th, and within the first few days, the Johnson County Election Office tweeted the large turn-out numbers.
Election officials in Platte County started processing mail-in ballots on Friday.First, bipartisan teams check the ballot envelopes to make sure they meet all of the criteria and are approved to be counted. Next, they take the ballots out of the envelopes and count them to make sure they have all of the ballots received.
Cowtown Basketball Full Court Press Continues
The NBA has never really been a large fan of the small market, from Vancouver to Seattle we've seen teams pop up and suddenly disappear. Now while the Sonics found four decades of success upon their departure, the same can't be said for the Grizzlies.
Power Play In Kansas
WICHITA, Kansas - The State's largest utility wants to charge customers with solar panels about $25 a month, even if their homes pull almost no electricity off the grid. If courts and regulators reject that idea, power-provider Evergy's backup proposal would charge all customers - not just those harvesting power on their roofs - a minimum of $35 a month just for plugging into its system.
Show-Me Tough Choice
Crime vs. COVID: Parson, Galloway make closing arguments in Missouri governor's race * Missouri Independent
In their final push to election day, Republican Gov. Mike Parson and his Democratic challenger, State Auditor Nicole Galloway, aim to turn out base voters and win over undecided Missourians by linking their opponent to unpopular policies of others.
Local Social Media Halloween Distraction
BELTON, Mo. - Talk about a guy who can literally stop traffic! Dozens of people made a pit-stop at a car wash in Belton on Friday night to get their Halloween chills and thrills from a notorious movie icon. The unmistakable masked figure of Michael Myers, from the classic horror movie "Halloween," was stationed at [...]
Kansas City Chiefs Still Look Good On Paper
This year, I wanted to check in on how the Kansas City Chiefs stacked up in various team statistical categories. I decided that it would be instructive to update those rankings weekly and see if a clear picture develops as to where the strengths and weaknesses on the team are coming from.
West Bottoms Horse Play
The headless horseman returns to The Beast in the West Bottoms this season with a real horse. "Just one of the things you have to do sometimes is just follow your heart," said Amber Arnett-Bequeaith, vice president of Full Moon Productions.Meet Blueberry Sapphire."She has done absolutely amazing beyond what I could have expected from her," said Arnett-Bequeaith.The 9-year-old, registered quarter horse mare is the newest attraction at The Beast.
Kansas City Radio Daze
In our ever-shifting pandemic arts landscape, we are now at a juncture where some of Kansas City's best actors can be heard but not seen. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Kansas City Actors Theatre, like all other theater companies, finds itself unable to perform before live audiences - especially now when most of the [...]
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