Kansas City News Night: Bad Investments, Gossip & AWESOME!!!

For dedicated denizens of the discourse we present a bevy of local info along with a collection of pop culture and top headlines.

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Downtown Sweatshop Of Another Sort Debuts

The original KMBC 9 newsroom has been converted into a new downtown KC YMCA

The original KMBC 9 news station has been converted into a place where the community can gather for friendship and fun. The building is now officially the Kirk Family YMCA. The new YMCA is now open for business and it's looking nothing like the former Lyric Opera House and home of the Channel 9 newsroom.Now it's full of space for cardio classes, yoga and strength training.

Commencing Cowtown Payback

Bad investment means Kansas City-based DST must pay back millions to employees

Kansas City-based DST Systems Inc. has been ordered to pay tens of millions of dollars to employees who claimed the information processing giant concentrated "an enormous and imprudent" amount of its profit-sharing plan in a single pharmaceutical stock. The company has been hit recently by a slew of arbitration awards, which have been confirmed by a federal judge.

Rock Chalk Cash For Care

Kansas hospital systems receive funding to retain workers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Several Kansas hospital systems in the Kansas City area are receiving a portion of a $50 million fund to help retain hospital workers. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly made the announcement Monday morning.

Show-Me Suspect Vaxx Luck

Most Missouri vaccine lottery entrants were immunized before program started

by: Associated Press Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Data shows that most of the people who participated in Missouri's COVID-19 vaccine lottery were already immunized before the program started. The incentive program was started in July as Missouri struggled to control a surge in cases driven by the more transmissible delta variant in less-vaccinated communities.

Ahead Of The Local News

Nick's Picks | First Lady Jill Biden, Simone Biles Among KC Visitors in Coming Days

First Lady Jill Biden will be in town this week. She is scheduled to arrive at the downtown airport just after noon on Tuesday. Biden will then visit El Centro Academy, a dual-language Spanish/English preschool in Kansas City, Kansas. The first lady will be joined by U.S. Rep.

Diva Steps Up Her Writing Career

Britney Spears joyfully dances around her living room in a white bra

Britney Spears looked blissful in a new Instagram video, which showed her freestyle dancing in her living room to Beyoncé's 2013 hit Haunted. While busting a move at home, the 39-year-old pop star rocked a pair of microscopic black shorts and white bralette top, which showed off her abs. 'HAUNTED...

Precipitous Polling Plunge Plagues Democratic Party

Analysis: Mounting problems test Biden's presidency and Democrats' hold on power

Presidents get into trouble when they are seen as controlled by events rather than the other way around. This is the situation now facing Joe Biden.

Veep Clowned For Space Jam

Kamala Harris hired child actors for NASA space video

Harris took part in a YouTube video for World Space that was released Thursday She chairs the National Space Council but appeared to lack in-depth knowledge on space exploration She sat down with kids in the video and gushed: ''You're gonna literally see the craters on the moon with your own eyes!'

MAGA Trims Down

Trump lost weight out of office because he no longer has access to the 24-hour White House kitchen, former aide says

Donald Trump is happier and slimmer since leaving the White House, a former aide told GB News. Jason Miller said Trump cited the absence of the 24/7 White House kitchen as one reason Miller also said Trump enjoys influencing GOP politics from the sidelines by making endorsements.

Former First Lady Fired Up Over 'Big Lie' Criticism

Hillary Clinton decries attacks on 'legitimacy' of elections after calling Trump an 'illegitimate president'

Hillary Clinton sounded the alarm on the "high-level attack" on the legitimacy of American elections during an appearance on "The View" after previously singing a different tune. The former secretary of state was asked "how close" she thought the country came to a "full-on constitution crisis" following the events of Jan.

Scathing Social Media Rebuke Cont'd

Whistleblower Frances Haugen will brief Facebook oversight board, U.K. parliament

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said Monday she will meet with the social media company's Oversight Board sometime in the coming weeks. The Oversight Board said in a statement it wants to "gather information that can help push for greater transparency and accountability."


Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators Monday to authorize its pill against COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon to the world's arsenal against the pandemic. If cleared by the Food and Drug Administration - a decision that could come in a matter of weeks - it would be the first pill shown to treat COVID-19.

Columbus Day Activism Against Power

Indigenous protesters urge Biden to stop approving fossil fuel projects

Hundreds of protesters led by Indigenous activists from across the country demonstrated in front of the White House on Monday to demand that Joe Biden stop approving fossil fuel projects and declare the climate crisis a national emergency.

Rocketman Alleges Threats

Flanked by nuclear missile, N.Korean leader says U.S., S.Korea threaten peace

SEOUL, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Standing beside North Korea's largest missiles, leader Kim Jong Un said his country's weapons development is necessary in the face of hostile policies from the United States and a military buildup in South Korea, state media said on Tuesday.

Former Royals Decline Tribute

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Not Return to the U.K. for Event Honoring Princess Diana

The reception, to be attended by Prince William and Elton John, is set to thank donors who funded the new statue of Princess Diana Prince William will attend the private reception for donors who funded the statue of Diana that was unveiled in July on what would have been the late Princess of Wales' 60th birthday.

Cowtown Racism Ahead . . . 

The Kansas City Marathon returns Saturday. Here's where the roads will be closed

For the first time since 2019, the Kansas City Marathon will again run through the city streets on Saturday over a 26.2-mile course that is expected to impact traffic conditions from the morning into the early afternoon. The starting line for the full marathon, sponsored by Garmin, will be just north of Theis Park on Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard.

Westside Takeover Worsens

Minsky's Pizza group acquires Tenderloin Grill on Southwest Boulevard

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The group that owns Minsky's Pizza has acquired the Tenderloin Grill at 900 Southwest Boulevard. The Tenderloin Grill was established in 1932 and some argue it has had the best tenderloins in town for almost 90 years.

Thought That Counts!!!

Christmas shopping in April? Supply chain issues challenge Kansas City's small businesses

For months, the U.S. supply chain has struggled. Athletic teams haven't gotten their equipment, schools haven't gotten all their lunch items, and now retailers aren't getting items in stock. For days, dozens of boats have been stranded off the port of Los Angeles.

Local Doggystyle Happy Ending

Kansas City woman's stolen dog returned safely hours after story airs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Friday night, Yasmin Saban tearfully pleaded for someone to return her stolen dog, Lola. Then on Saturday morning, tears of joy rolled down Saban's face as an anonymous person did precisely that. "So Saturday morning, I get a message on Facebook and I'm just told, 'Please call me back,'" Saban said.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Clear and chilly heading into Tuesday


And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . . As always, thanks for reading today and hopefully we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!