Kansas City Midweek Late Night News Sit Down

For our beloved night owl denizens we take a peek at hottie Maddy and her social media winning along with pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Faith Against COVID Redux

Kansas City-area faith leaders aim to build trust among community in support of the COVID-19 vaccine

KANSAS CITY, MO - As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Kansas City, places of worship are welcoming their members back inside, with many vaccinated but some who are still hesitant.

Rising From The Ashes

Businesses begin recovery after large industrial fire on Kansas City's eastside last week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dozens of business owners are recovering from a fire that happened last week in east Kansas City, Missouri. FOX4 told you about the fire last week at Leeds Industrial Park that burned for hours and damaged many things inside.

Traffic Tragedy Postscript

Driver being investigated for impairment after striking, killing pedestrian on I-70

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a car overnight and died. According to the police department, the crash happened just after 1 a.m. on eastbound I-70 at Brooklyn Avenue. A black Ford Freestyle was going east on the interstate behind a semi.

Kansas Flying Rat Fear

Rabid bat found in Shawnee County, Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas county health department on Wednesday announced it found a rabid bat. A Shawnee County Health Department official said a dog pulled the bat out of a tree July 12. Test results showing the bat had rabies came back Tuesday, Community Health Outreach and Planning Division Manager Craig Barnes said in an email.

Northland Tragedy Tonight

Clay County Sheriff investigating death of three adults inside home, no signs of foul play

GLENAIRE, Mo. - The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of three adults inside a home Wednesday. The incident occurred at a home near Wherritt Lane and Kirkland Street. Deputies responded to the home around 1 p.m. after a neighbor reported not seeing the resident for some time.

Hotness Retrospective

Where Is 'Game Plan' Actress, Madison Pettis Today?

Madison Pettis became a regular on the American-Canadian sitcom, Life With Boys. Madison Pettis has been acting since a very young age, making her first-ever appearance on Barney back in 2005. The actress has had an agent since 5 years old, and it doesn't appear as if she'll be stopping anytime soon.

Prez Biden Pushes Back Constitutional Change

Biden: 'Nothing at all will get done' if filibuster abolished

When pressed by CNN's Don Lemon on why the filibuster is worth protecting, Biden said keeping the filibuster is not more important than protecting voting rights. He said that he believes his administration and Congress can pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act without axing the Senate rule - one Biden has agreed, as former President Barack Obama put it, is a "relic of the Jim Crow era."

Senator Demands Top Doc Investigation

Rand Paul says he will ask DOJ for 'criminal referral' over Fauci testimony

Sen. Rand Paul said he will send a letter to the Department of Justice asking for a criminal investigation of Dr. Anthony Fauci. "I will be sending a letter to Department of Justice asking for a criminal referral because he has lied to Congress.

Panty Raid Perspective

Fact checking Rep. Jordan's claim that Speaker Pelosi was responsible for US Capitol security on January 6

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio suggested Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been responsible for the security presence at the US Capitol on January 6, after Pelosi rejected his appointment to serve on the select committee investigating the insurrection.


Senate Democrats lose vote to advance bipartisan infrastructure deal Biden wants

Republican negotiators say they need more details before moving forward. Senate Democrats on Wednesday lost a key test vote to allow a bipartisan infrastructure deal to advance -- after Republicans involved in the talks say they needed more time to finalize details before helping Democrats meet the Senate's 60-vote threshold to start debate on the bill.

Prez Offers Health Advice

Biden says children under 12 could be eligible for Covid vaccines within months

Joe Biden has expressed optimism that young children would soon become eligible for Covid-19 inoculations, while urging unvaccinated Americans to take the "gigantically important" step of getting their shots as the virus surges across the US.

Big Bucks After Epidemic

Attorneys General propose a $26 billion global opioid settlement with the 'big three' drug distributors

A group of states Attorneys General announced a proposed $26 billion global settlement Wednesday that, if approved, will resolve claims against the "big three" drug distributors - McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc. and Amerisource Bergen Drug Corporation - and opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.

Far East Underwater

China floods: military blasts dam to release water as death toll climbs

China's military has blasted a dam to release water threatening one of its most heavily populated provinces, as the death toll in widespread flooding rose to at least 25 and was expected to climb further.

Guitar Legend Against Vaxx

Eric Clapton won't play venues that require vaccinations

Guitar wiz Eric Clapton won't bring his ax to venues that require the vax. Drawing from his own experience - an AstraZeneca shot he described as "disastrous" - the "Tears in Heaven" singer stated that he took exception to English Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision that unvaccinated people would not be allowed inside English clubs and music venues.

Royal Scribbling Coming Soon

Prince Harry doesn't need the Queen's permission to write memoir, Buckingham Palace says

A representative for the royal family says the prince spoke to his grandmother privately. When news broke that Prince Harry is writing a memoir that will give "the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape" him, the biggest question on everyone's mind was whether or not the young royal had to ask his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, for permission.

Hip-Hop & Tacos Coming Soon

Ludacris coming to Kansas City for Tacos & Tequila Festival at Legends Field

A new festival is coming to Legends Field in Kansas City, Kansas, in September, featuring tacos, tequila and an all-star lineup of performers headlined by Ludacris.The Tacos & Tequila Festival will take place on Sept.

Community Concern

KCPD, Worlds of Fun help family of woman killed in shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department officers and social service specialists asked the community to help support the family of Andrea Dean, who was shot and killed in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 13.

Labor Shortage Life Lesson

"The need for drivers is high" : Bus companies in KS & MO experiencing dire driver shortage

MERRIAM, KS (KCTV) -- Bus companies in Kansas and Missouri are experiencing a bus driver shortage, as the 2021-2022 school year is set to start in districts across the metro in a few weeks. Companies are offering prospective hires a variety of incentives to convince them to apply, but many are still short staffed.

Hipsters Play To Crowd

KC Cares: Theatre Community Fund of KC

Amanda Arany, TCF Board Vice President. // Courtesy TCF Jake Walker was one of more than 50,000 union workers who lost thousands of dollars of expected income due to gigs lost in 2020-so he reached out to his friends on Facebook to ask for help.

Sticky Summer Cont’d

Thursday will be mostly sunny, highs in low 90s

Hide Transcript Show Transcript our temperatures will continue to fall 87 degrees by our five o'clock news time. Six PM will be at 87 9 p.m. 80 degrees, even a few clouds. But I think they'll be thinner by the time the sun goes down. But still, the Hayes is going to be out there.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.