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Local Levee Celebrated

$500-million in flood mitigation improvements coming to KCK, KCMO

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Much needed relief from flooding in several neighborhoods on both sides of the state line is underway thanks to a $529-million investment from the federal government. It's part of a levee improvement project along both the Kansas and Missouri Rivers that will help six key neighborhoods, including industrial ones that employ more than 100,000 people.

Enduring Kansas City Tribute

Families of two fallen KCFD firefighters honor the sixth anniversary of their deaths

October 12. marks six years since Kansas City, Missouri firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio were killed in the line of duty. A permanent memorial is installed at the site of the deadly fire, at Independence Avenue and Prospect.The two men were struck by debris as they battled a building fire in northeast Kansas City in 2015.

Reflecting On Life Lessons

School board leaders describe navigating challenging year and decisions making ahead of elections

KANSAS CITY, MO - Maneuvering through life during the pandemic has been challenging for many of us, and it has been especially challenging for school board members as they made some hard decisions about their districts.

New Friends Need Access To Succeed 

For many Kansas City refugees, job options depend on spotty public transportation

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Fuel For Thought

Home heating costs will rise sharply this winter, federal government forecasts

(CNN) -- Americans should expect to shell out more money to heat their homes this year - especially if it's a very cold winter. Compared with last winter, households will spend 54% more for propane, 43% more for home heating oil, 30% more for natural gas and 6% more for electric heating, the US Energy Information Administration said in a new report Wednesday.

Adult Game Suffers Tech Trouble

OnlyFans sex workers still haunted by porn-ban debacle

In August, OnlyFans announced a ban on sexually explicit content, only to pull an about-face after backlash. Sex workers tell Fortune they still feel betrayed by the episode.


Trump says Republicans won't vote in midterms, 2024 election if 2020 fraud isn't "solved"

Former President Donald Trump believes Republicans will sit out the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential election, of which he may be a contender, if the fraud he believes occurred during the 2020 election isn't "solved."

Prez Blamed For Sky Falling

Biden is complicit in climate-related 'mass death,' activists claim

Climate activists continued their protest outside the White House on Wednesday, with one activist group suggesting that President Biden is "complicit in mass death." Activists put up a 60-foot sign to make it look like a flood was swallowing up the White House.

Speaker Forced To Compromise

Pelosi 'disappointed' Democrats are shrinking $3.5 trillion social safety net bill

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she's "disappointed" Democrats must lower the price tag of the $3.5 trillion social safety net package and suggested they may have to make some sacrifices. "We have some important decisions to make in the next few days so that we can proceed.

Vaxx Push Back From Police

Chicago police union chief tells officers to ignore vaccine mandate: 'What will the city do' if 50% of police fired?

The Chicago police union chief called on officers to ignore the city's vaccine mandate set to take effect on Friday. In a video posted to YouTube, Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara told officers, "Do not fill out the portal information."

Housing Crisis Cont'd

Foreclosures are surging now that Covid mortgage bailouts are ending, but they're still at low levels

Foreclosures are starting to surge as government and private sector programs designed to help homeowners deal with the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic have begun to expire. Mortgage lenders began the foreclosure process on 25,209 properties in the third quarter, a 32% increase from the second quarter.

WHO Knows What They'll Find?!?

WHO launches a new group to study the origins of the coronavirus

The World Health Organization has announced the establishment of a scientific advisory group aimed at identifying the origin of COVID-19 and to better prepare for future outbreaks of other deadly pathogens. The WHO's Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins on Novel Pathogens, or SAGO, will include scientists from the U.S., China and about two dozen other countries.

International Proof: Gun Control Doomed To FAIL

Five People Were Killed In Bow-And-Arrow Attack In Norway

A man shot and killed five people with a bow and arrow on Wednesday in the city of Kongsberg, Norway, before being taken into custody by police. A motive is still unknown, but authorities said they believe he is solely responsible for the attack.

Activists Earn Last Laugh?!?

Netflix's Dave Chappelle Controversy: Ted Sarandos Mounts New Defense Amid Fan Uproar & Potential Staff Walkout

The controversy over Netflix's Dave Chappelle special The Closer continued today with allegations that employees had raised concerns about the doc before it debuted, reports of a planned walk...

Family Drama Follows Free Brit

Why Fans Think Britney Spears Threw Shade at Sister Jamie Lynn's New Memoir

Sending a message? After Jamie Lynn Spears announced her upcoming book, some fans have questioned whether Britney Spears was subtly calling out her sister's new project. Jamie Lynn, 30, took to Instagram on Monday, October 11, to reflect on her memoir, writing, "I can't believe I finally finished writing my book!!!

Kansas City Reopens

A signature Crossroads restaurant will finally reopen from covid closure

After temporarily closing like many restaurants during the pandemic, Lazia will relight its candelabras and little pink neon sign on Friday, November 12.

Cowtown Autumn Tradition Reviewed

This fall, puzzle your way through these Kansas City corn mazes

This story was first published in KCUR's Creative Adventure newsletter. You can sign up to receive stories like this in your inbox every Tuesday. Corn mazes have a centuries-long heritage, stemming from the knot gardens and hedge and yew mazes developed in Europe in the early 18th century.

Local Flavor Debuts

High Hopes is serving delectably creamy ice cream from a walk-up window in Kansas City

Working in restaurant kitchens for more than a decade - first on the savory side, then the sweet - provided chef Jamie Howard with an inspired framework for how sweet and savory flavors can play well together.

Pandemic Pause On Friday Night Lights

Ruskin High School football game against Smithville High School canceled due to COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A football game scheduled between Ruskin and Smithville High Schools was canceled due to COVID-`19. According to Marissa Cleaver Wamble, a spokeswoman with the Hickman Mills School District, the game was canceled "out of an abundance of caution." The game was scheduled for Friday, Oct.

Kansas City Forecast For Now

After a break tonight, rain chances continue

Rain chances continue Thursday evening through Friday morning. Hopefully Friday afternoon and evening will be dry, albeit cloudy and blustery.Chilly mornings and mild, sunny afternoons this weekend.Our storm system continues to push away leaving us with clearing skies. The low will fall to near 60 tonight.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . . Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update.