Kansas City Saturday Night News Look

Right now we share a "moment" with hottie Adriana who has inspired this blast of pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Deadly Blast Aftermath

1 killed in explosion Saturday afternoon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person was killed in an explosion Saturday at AM Auto Shop, according to Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department Sgt. Jonathan Rivers. Officers were dispatched to the 3800 block of E. 9th Street just before 1 p.m. on a reported explosion.


Learn how city government works

By John Sharp Neighborhood leaders and other KCMO residents who want to learn more about how city government works and how they can access city programs and services to help their neighborhoods should seriously consider participating in this fall's free Community Engagement University (CEU).

Another Gunfire Report

Kansas City police investigating life-threatening shooting at gas station

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating a shooting at a gas station near east 31st Street. Officers responded to a shooting call just before 6 a.m. on Saturday morning. A KSHB 41 News photographer reported a scene at the gas station but it wasn't immediately clear if the shooting happened there.

Golden Ghetto Cope With Ongoing Plague Impact

How Johnson County Hospitals Are Trying To Cope With Staffing Shortages And Nurse Burnout

As COVID-19 transmission in Johnson County continues to remain high, area hospitals and their staffs are still working around the clock to treat and discharge patients, roughly a year-and-a-half into the pandemic. The struggle to endure long shifts and multiple days working can be physically taxing and mentally draining, health officials say.

Show-Me New Sickness Arriving

Missouri wastewater samples used to track Mu variant of COVID-19

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - A team in Missouri collects sewage samples weekly to track COVID-19 trends. Throughout the pandemic, wastewater trends were used to detect COVID variants, like Delta, before we started seeing more cases. Missouri's Bureau Chief of Environmental Epidemiology Jeff Wenzel told News 4 they are monitoring wastewater samples for the Mu variant.

Celebrating Panty Pivot

Adriana Lima Trades Her Angel Wings for New Savage x Fenty in a Daring Lace Set

Adriana Lima is proving once and for all why she is the ultimate lingerie model. The former Victoria Secret Angel traded her wings for Rihanna's Savage x Fenty line this week, posing in pieces from the brand's Vol. 3 show on Amazon Prime Video.

Hotness Is Universal

The Internet Has Thoughts About Adriana Lima's Cultural Appropriation

And hella inappropriate Instagram caption. Adriana Lima is getting some heat after posting racially insensitive photo to Instagram. On Thursday, the former Victoria's Secret angel posted a pic with a braided hairstyle that the internet is calling out as cultural appropriation.


Opinion: Biden's presidency comes down to this

Biden's agenda could come apart at the seams next week as Democrats face a looming government shutdown, the threat of a federal debt default and the potential implosion of either the infrastructure bill or the $3.5 trillion spending package, writes Julian Zelizer.

MAGA Demands Secrecy

Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump

Former faces significant hurdles in his effort to use executive privilege to block the Jan. 6 committee's subpoenas for executive branch documents and testimony from his former aides. After the panel issued a new round of subpoenas Thursday night seeking testimony from his former advisers, Trump renewed his threat to fight the investigative demands using claims of executive privilege.

Immigration Debate Uncancelled

Fresh calls for Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson over 'replacement theory'

After the Anti-Defamation League renewed its call for Tucker Carlson to be fired from Fox News for voicing the racist "great replacement" theory about immigration, the primetime host had a pithy response: "Fuck them." Carlson was speaking to the former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on Sirius XM.

German Socialism Rises Again

Germany's election race is too close to call as Socialists' poll lead narrows

With just a handful of days until Germans vote in the federal election on Sunday, the latest poll shows the gap narrowing between the top two contenders. While Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) remains in front, a new poll by Insa for the German newspaper Bild has found the gap is narrowing.

Latest Peace Plan Develops

In Reversal, Israel's New Government Engages With Palestinian Authority

The government has held high-level meetings with Palestinian officials and aided the Palestinians economically, a sharp change from the previous government. Since the government took office in June, other ministers have met with their Palestinian counterparts and Israeli officials said they were taking an array of concrete steps to benefit Palestinians economically, increase security cooperation and to change some policies that had been denounced as discriminatory.

Today's Tabloid Distraction

Gabby Petito homicide: For Dog the Bounty Hunter, search for Brian Laundrie is personal

FIRST ON FOX: Dog the Bounty Hunter arrived at Brian Laundrie's parents' home Saturday, knocked on the door and met silence - but he's already picked up a scent. "The reason I went to Mr. [Christopher] Laundrie is I carry a reputation with me," he told Fox News Digital moments later.

Diva Displays Virtuosity

Latto Faces Off Against "Big Energy" Critics: "A B*tch Show Versatility" - Rap Basement

Her fans are reveling in her "Big Energy" single as the track seems to usher in a new season for the rapper. After dropping her "Mulatto" moniker following years of controversy, Big Latto stepped out earlier this year and announced she switched things up.

Disclosure: Sex Life Before Bubba 

My ex was sleeping with Monica Lewinsky before she bedded Bill Clinton

In 1997, Kate Nason, then Bleiler, found out her husband Andy Bleiler was having two affairs: one with a colleague and another with a family friend named Monica Lewinsky. Yes, that Monica. "I had suspected my then-husband was having an affair with a co-worker," Nason told The Post.

Getting Saturday Steps

Hispanic Heritage Month: Ballet Folklórico the lessons behind dance

For more than 30 years, this dance studio has been teaching students of all ages the culture of Mexican Ballet Folklórico dance.The sound of music and heels clicking is a small part of what goes into traditional Mexican Ballet Folklórico. Director at Baila Baila!

Congressman E.C. Shares More Free Cash From D.C. 

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver visits KCMO Emergency Rental Assistance Center's first weekend session

Kansas City opened the Emergency Rental Assistance Center earlier this month to help residents walk through the rental and utility assistance application process - 81% of the $12 million given to the program by the federal government has been used. About 136 people have been helped so far.

Kansas City Pop Culture Victory

Why Jackie Nguyen is planning a permanent stop, safe space for Cafe Cà Phê in Columbus Park

Cafe Cà Phê, known for its mobile Vietnamese cafe and specialty drinks containing flavors of ube and matcha, has built its name within the local pop-up community - either organizing or attending more than 80 events in the past 12 months, Nguyen noted. "The pop-up culture has been our bread and butter," she shared.

Golden Ghetto Doggies Play Nice

Overland Park repealing pit bull ban a 'tremendous win' for shelters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fifteen years after it was put in place, breed-specific legislation banning pit bulls from the City of Overland Park has been repealed - partly because of a petition started by a then 17-year-old Blue Valley girl. Taylor Walton filed a petition in 2018 to repeal the ban, and thousands of people rallied in support.

Katie Shares Weekend Forecast

A nice fall day before the heat returns


Latto - Big Energy is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.