Kansas City News Overnight

We were busy today and now we're playing catch-up . . . However, our stats have always revealed that late night lurkers inhabit the blog. In fact, shift workers and insomniacs have a special place in our hear. 

Accordingly, we share pop culture, community news and top headlines  right now.

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At least 21 cats rescued from Kansas City home; KC Pet Project critically full

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- KC Pet Project is looking for help re-homing some of its animals after taking in 21 cats from a Kansas City home Friday. The shelter says it has taken in 469 dogs and cats in the last 10 days, leading to critically full facilities.

Reacap Of Housing Struggle

KC Tenants rally at city hall to confront Mayor Q about their People's Housing Trust Fund

Sabrina Davis (right) addresses Mayor Quinton Lucas (left) in City Hall, Oct. 13. // Photo by Tyler Schneider KC Tenants took their demands to City Hall, seeking an audience with Mayor Quinton Lucas to discuss the promise the group says he made to support their People's Housing Trust Fund plan before crafting his own proposed version of the housing trust fund...

Plague Good News Across The Bridge

Clay County health leaders cautiously optimistic about COVID-19 numbers

COVID-19 cases and positivity rates in Clay County have dropped over the past few weeks. Vaccination rates are going up, too. That's good news to two health officials in Clay County KMBC spoke with Friday. But, both say winter is coming and people need to be cautious."Right now, we're trending in the right direction," Clay County Public Health Director Gary Zaborac said.

Locals Learning To Help

Kansas City-area universities see increase in undergraduate applications for nursing amid pandemic

Nursing schools nationwide are seeing an increase in applications despite many already in the industry leaving their jobs. According to new data by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, student enrollment in entry-level programs increased by 5.6 percent in 2020.

Probably Not . . . 

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Right Wing Talker Argues Virtue

Hannity: 'Vile' Joe Biden is proving 'morally bankrupt'

In his " Opening Monologue" on Friday, Sean Hannity called out President Joe Biden as "morally bankrupt" after photos obtained by a congressman purport to show female Afghan soldiers being bloodied by the Taliban whom the administration dubbed "businesslike" in their withdrawal negotiations, coupled with continued spiking inflation that the administration's top aide dismissed as a "high class problem."

MAGA Makes Assurances

Trump tells GOP officials and donors he's 'not into golden showers' and Melania didn't 'believe that one'

Former President Donald Trump closed out a National Republican Senatorial Committee's (NRSC) donor retreat in Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday with a private speech that focused on his false claims of election fraud, took credit for reviving the GOP's "dying party," slammed Republican senators who had criticized him, and relitigated other grievance he has been nursing since losing the 2020 election, if not earlier, The Washington Post reports, citing a recording of the speech it obtained.

Former Prez Bubba On The Mend

Bill Clinton to remain in hospital as he recovers from urological infection

The former US president Bill Clinton's health is improving but he will remain in a California hospital for at least another night to receive antibiotics intravenously for a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream, his spokesperson said on Friday.

Insurrection For The Planet

Activists say 655 arrested during week of DC climate protests

According to those behind this week's "People vs. Fossil Fuels Mobilization," the final event on Friday at the Capitol spurred 90 arrests, rounding out the 655 total for the week. For several days this week, they demonstrated outside the White House, and on Friday they went to the Capitol building.

Tragic 'Progressive' Cruelty Exposed

Liberal columnist, frequent MSNBC guest Elizabeth Drew mocks horrific murder of UK conservative David Amess

Liberal journalist Elizabeth Drew is facing intense backlash over a tweet mocking the shocking murder of British Conservative Party MP Sir David Amess. Amess was speaking to constituents at a Methodist Church on Friday when a man entered and repeatedly stabbed him. He was 69.

Mayo Pete Pushes Back

Pete Buttigieg snipes back after Tucker Carlson mocks him over paternity leave

Pete Buttigieg defended his absence from duties as transportation secretary while on paternity leave as supply chain issues worsened. During a media blitz Friday, Buttigieg said Tucker Carlson "doesn't understand the concept of bottle feeding, let alone the concept of paternity leave," after the Fox News host wondered if he was "trying to figure out how to breastfeed" while on leave.

Magic Man No More

A New Zealand city is taking its official wizard off the payroll after over 2 decades

Christchurch, New Zealand, is parting ways with its official city wizard after more than two decades. His offensive remarks about women and the local government's new tourism strategy reportedly spelled his doom. Ian Brackenbury Channell is known as The Wizard of New Zealand, apparently even on official documents like his passport.

Today's Boost

Second J&J COVID shot gets expert backing; FDA looking at lowering age for Pfizer booster

Oct 15 (Reuters) - Outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday unanimously recommended the agency authorize a second shot of Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine for all recipients of the one-dose inoculation.

Diva Stays Winning Digital

Adele Sets Spotify Single-Day Streaming Record For 'Easy On Me', Topping BTS

British singer-songwriter Adele has returned in style, setting a new Spotify single-day record for streams on her forthcoming album's first single, "Easy On Me." The record was set less than 24 hours after the single's release. It's part of her new album, 30, which comes out Nov. 19.

Hirsute NextGen Shares Sneak Peek

Lourdes Leon smolders on the cover of Interview Magazine

Lourdes Leon appears to be stepping out from her mother Madonna's shadow. The model has posed for the latest issue of Interview Magazine where she dishes on life with the superstar parent, as well as talking about her acting ambitions for the big screen.

Good Deeds Start With Training

Kansas City man survives cardiac arrest thanks to woman who knew CPR

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man is alive today thanks to the quick actions of a young woman who knew CPR. Chris Hervey had just arrived to a hotel in Columbia, Missouri, last August for a family member's wedding reception.

Classy Cowtown Steps Reviewed

KC Performs | Rachmaninoff Inspires Moving Dance Performance

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Kansas City Saves Planet In Style

Fund Me, KC: UMKC alums aim to transform recycled plastics into functional home d├ęcor

Startland News is continuing its "Fund Me, KC" series to highlight area entrepreneurs' efforts to accelerate their businesses or lend a helping hand to others. This is an opportunity for business owners and innovators - like Nicole Dover and Tony Jordan, and their newly launched venture, Recyclverse - to share their crowdfunding stories and potentially gain backing from new supporters.

Planning Weekend Tonight

5 things to do this weekend in the Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Cheers to the weekend, Kansas City! Fall is in full swing, which means we're expecting some pretty nice weather this Saturday and Sunday with sunshine and highs in the mid-60s and low-70s. You can check the Kansas City FOX4 forecast online.

Weather Science Shared . . . 

Clouds and showers leaving, cooler air rushing in

Clearing skies and much colder this weekend. The low is near 40 overnight and cooler than normal. Clouds and showers are leaving, cooler air is rushing in. The low tonight will fall to near 40 degrees. The weekend looks sunny and dry with a warming trend.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.