Kansas City News Night: Cowtown Around The World

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Plague Attacks Stacks

Kansas City Public Library branch closes after COVID-19 case

The North-East Branch of the Kansas City Public Library closed Monday due to COVID-19 exposure. According to the library system, the branch, which is located at 6000 Wilson Ave. in Kansas City, Missouri, is closed indefinitely after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Ex-burbs Endure Crime

Raytown auto shop desperate to stop theft, damage

RAYTOWN, Mo. - A Raytown auto shop owner says he's struggling to keep customer cars safe after hours. Tom Hadley, owner of All American Auto, says people bring their cars in to get work done and end up needing more done than expected due to theft and damage.

Gunfire Across State Line

KCKPD investigating shooting near N 18th Street

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- The KCKPD is investigating the city's 36th homicide of the year. According to police, the incident happened near the 300 block of N 18th Street. Police responded to the scene around 8:15 Monday night about a shooting. At the scene, they found a black male who had been shot.

Tribute After Tragedy

Kansas City wrong-way crash victim remembered as God-loving mother

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Family identified the woman killed in a near-head on collision Saturday morning on Swope Parkway as Ife Pedersen, 44. Pedersen, an Independence mother of three, had a morning routine. "From 6:30 to 6:50 she reads the Bible and she drinks her coffee in the same spot every morning.

Old School Tunes Comeback

New Kids on the Block bringing Mixtape Tour to Kansas City in 2022

by: Makenzie Koch Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Apparently Kansas City has the right stuff. T-Mobile Center will be one of the first five stops on New Kids on the Block's Mixtape Tour in 2022. Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue are also joining the tour.

Brit Sends Loyal Fans Love

Britney Spears Thanks 'Free Britney' Movement for Conservatorship Changes

Britney Spears is addressing her #FreeBritney crusaders for the first time since her monumental court hearing ... letting them know she knows what they've done for her. Britney just went on Twitter -- Instagram's been down, if ya haven't heard -- and thanked all of her fans and supporters for helping her take a huge step closer to getting out of her conservatorship.

Prez Demands More Free Money

Biden blasts Republican lawmakers, telling them to "just get out of the way" as U.S. approaches debt ceiling

The U.S. is expected to reach its debt limit if Congress does not act by October 18.

MAGA Return Expected

Stephanie Grisham, former Trump press secretary, says his response to COVID-19 cost lives - and that she's 'terrified' he'll run in 2024

Stephanie Grisham served as White House Press Secretary from July 2019 to April 2020. She also served as chief of staff to former First Lady Melania Trump. She resigned from the Trump administration after the January 6 insurrection.

Patients Plague Docs

Doctors treating Covid feel defeated by their patients' relentless skepticism

Dr. Sheryl Recinos' patient refused to accept her diagnosis of Covid-19. Her cough was because of Recinos' perfume, the patient insisted, certain that her positive Covid-19 test could not be correct. Recinos, a family medicine hospitalist in California, was not wearing perfume. The test result, Recinos told her patient, was accurate.

Prep Work Exposed

China increased spending on pathogens testing months before acknowledging COVID-19, report says

China increased its spending on coronavirus tests in the country's Hubei Province months before the Chinese government publicly acknowledged the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the findings of a new report. The Australian cybersecurity company Internet 2.0 compiled the data into a report released this week.

COVID Endures Down Under

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern admits nation can't get rid of coronavirus

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday acknowledged that the country can't completely get rid of COVID-19, The Associated Press reported . Ardern made the remark while announcing plans to ease lockdown restrictions in Auckland, allowing residents to be able to meet up with loved ones from one other household and go to the beach starting Tuesday.

Top Doc Talks Holidays

Anthony Fauci clarifies Christmas gathering remarks, says he will be spending day with his family

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday sought to clarify remarks he made over the weekend that it was "too soon" for families to consider gathering in person to celebrate Christmas. Appearing on CNN, Fauci claimed the comments he made on CBS's "Face the Nation" were "taken completely out of context," and that he never intended to convey that people couldn't spend Christmas with their families.

Social Media Anything But

Whistleblower: 'Almost no one outside of Facebook knows what happens inside Facebook'

Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower who released tens of thousands of pages of internal research and documents, said the social media company could "destroy" her for speaking out, but she believed that "as long as Facebook is operating in the dark, it is accountable to no one."

Small World After All?!?

Pandora Papers show how tax havens are part of the global inequity problem

A huge trove of leaked financial documents called the Pandora Papers has exposed the offshore financial dealings of hundreds of the world's global elites, including more than 330 politicians from nearly 100 countries. The nearly 12 million documents were obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Dream Well Players

After 40 Powerball drawings, will someone win the $685 million jackpot? Here are the winning numbers

After 40 drawings without a big Powerball winner, maybe Monday night's 41st attempt will be different.Here are tonight's winning numbers: 66-12-22-54-69The Powerball is 15, and the Powerplay is 2x.Thanks to nearly four months of futility, the Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $685 million, making it the eighth largest in U.S.

Gut Busting Local Collab Announced

Minsky's announces return of limited-time pizza in collaboration with Joe's KC, Boulevard

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Today, Minsky's Pizza announced that their "Oktoberfest Gourmet Pizza" is coming back for a limited time starting on Monday, Oct. 4. The special pizza is made with smoked sausage from Joe's KC and a sauce made with Boulevard beer.

The Dotte Admits It's A Dump

Wyandotte County announces 'Dumpster Days' event for disposal of bulky items, electronics

WYANDOTTE COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- The Unified Government's Public Works Department has announced "WyCo Dumpster Days," where residents will be able to get rid of bulky items and electronics. The event will take place on Oct. 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Salvy Shares Credit

'I thank God': Royals' Salvador Perez ends season on top of MLB home run, RBI lists

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals' season didn't end the way many hoped after Kansas City fell to Minnesota 7-3 on Sunday, but there's a shining star among a mediocre season. Catcher Salvador Perez finished in a tie with Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the big league home run lead with 48.

QB Star Pushes Chiefs Forward

Patrick Mahomes: 'We haven't dug ourselves out of the hole yet'

For the first time since Week 8 of the 2020 season, the Kansas City Chiefs won a regular-season game by more than one possession. They defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 42-30, with the last Eagles' touchdown coming at the very end when the game was out of reach.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Tuesday will be mild, more like fall


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