Kansas City Red October Friday News Roundup

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Fall With Sprinkles

North Terrace Lake ( Green Lake) with Cliff Drive in the background. I was waiting for the rain to stop, finally just went out anyway. Skyline from Kessler Park next to the Kansas City Museum. The Colonnade which is about to undergo the restoration process - 1908

Winter Is Coming . . . 

Fall colors will peak this weekend, frost advisory in place

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - You could see frost on the ground Saturday morning, which could be disappointing to some as a sign of winter approaching. However, it's not all bad. Frost means the fall foliage will peak this weekend. The Missouri Department of Conservation says that peak fall colors are happening a little later than usual this year.

Show-Me Sportsmen Winning

Hunters take 12 black bears in Missouri's first bear season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri hunters took 12 black bears in the state's first bear-hunting season. The season ran from Oct. 18 to Oct. 27, with more than 6,330 hunters applying for 400 permits. The hunters could have taken 28 more bears with the 40-bear season limit, but Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) officials call the inaugural season a success.

Rock Chalk Vaxx Talk

Critical Kansas lawmakers open hearings on vaccine mandates

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas legislators are starting hearings on federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates with many Republicans already adamant that they violate people's liberties and will damage the economy. A legislative committee planned Friday to hear from Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office about potential legal challenges to President Joe Biden's rules.

Kansas City Copes With More Plagues

With threat of HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks, KC addiction centers try to make substances safer to use

In the past, addiction treatment has focused on sobriety and total abstinence. But as possible HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks loom, KC advocates suggest distributing clean needles to people who use substances.

Teachable Moment Awaits

Universal pre-K could be a game-changer for kids, Kansas City leaders say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As negotiations continue on President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda, universal pre-kindergarten has survived the latest round of cutbacks. Leaders at Operation Breakthrough in Kansas City believe that would be a game-changer for kids, educationally and emotionally. Biden's $3.5 trillion domestic policy plan shrank to about $1.75 trillion.

Serving Settlement

Jose Pepper's agrees to $1.75 million settlement with its servers over minimum wage and overtime

A federal judge has approved a $1.75 million settlement to resolve claims by servers at Jose Pepper's that they were denied minimum wage and overtime, and were required to work before clocking in. U.S. Magistrate Judge Angel Mitchell had previously rejected the settlement, saying she didn't have enough information to evaluate whether the settlement adequately compensated the servers.

Artsy Party Endures Ticket Trouble

Going to a KC Van Gogh show? Check your tickets first

If you have tickets for an upcoming show to see masterpieces by Van Gogh projected onto large video screens, make sure you know where you are going. Two competing Van Gogh exhibits are vying for your attention. Just one, so far, is open to the public.Starlight's Van Gogh Alive exhibit opened this past weekend, running through December 31.

Digital Exposure Pays Big Bucks

Who Has Made $1 Million? Breaking Down Celebrities' OnlyFans Salaries

Knowing their worth. As OnlyFans made a name for itself as an online subscription service for content creators, many stars took advantage of their large audience by joining the website. OnlyFans allows people to put out any sort of content, including nude photos, at a price they think their followers will pay to view them.

Cost To Be The Boss

Trump's real-estate empire pays the price for poisonous politics

Former U.S. president Donald Trump's slashing rhetorical style and divisive politics allowed him to essentially take over the Republican Party. His supporters are so devoted that most believe his false claim that he lost the 2020 election because of voter fraud.

La Migra Offers Money

Biden administration debates paying 'hundreds of millions' to families separated at the border

President Biden's administration is considering whether to make payments to immigrants who were separated from their families at the border under former President Trump's administration, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

The Big Payback

Europe returns looted African treasures as it reckons with colonial past

LONDON - Statues have been pulled down and national icons re-evaluated, but Europe's efforts to come to terms with its imperial past have largely stopped short of handing back the cultural treasures pillaged by the continent's colonial powers. Until now, perhaps.

Controversial Blessing . . . 

Pope blesses Biden's ability to receive communion despite beliefs

President Biden met with Pope Francis in Rome on Friday and the two discussed if Biden should continue receiving communion, despite his support of abortion rights. Biden met with the pope in a closed-door meeting and afterwards told reporters, "We just talked about the fact that he was happy that I was a good Catholic and I should keep receiving communion," said Biden, according to Bloomberg.

NextGen Vaxx Coming Soon

FDA authorizes Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for kids 5 to 11

The US Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization on Friday for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11. This is the first Covid-19 vaccine authorized in the United States for younger children.

Quitters Stay Winning

What we're getting wrong about the 'Great Resignation'

Workers are quitting their jobs. A lot of them. So many, in fact, we're still smack in the middle of the so-called Great Resignation. In the US, the Labor Department revealed that 4.3 million Americans left their jobs in August 2021, or about 2.9% of the national workforce - the highest number on record.

Speaker Confronts Challenges

Progressive Dems celebrated tanking Pelosi's attempts to advance Biden's spending packages, insisting that they are passed in a different order

Progressive Democrats forced party leadership to rethink its attempt to pass a spending package. Biden and Pelosi pleaded with House Dems to pass infrastructure spending on Thursday. Some refused, insisting on different sequencing which they say will ultimately secure more spending.

Border Battle Double Down

Biden again rescinds Trump 'Remain in Mexico' policy amid legal battle

The Biden administration is once again rescinding former President Trump Donald Trump Former lawmakers sign brief countering Trump's claims of executive privilege in Jan. 6 investigation Fox poll shows Youngkin leading McAuliffe by 8 points among likely voters Iowa legislature approves redistricting proposal MORE 's Remain in Mexico policy in an effort to battle a court ruling forcing the new administration to carry out the controversial policy often viewed as a roadblock to seeking asylum.

News Suffers Amid Family Drama

Chris Cuomo avoided covering brother's sex crime charge on CNN show

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo avoided covering the latest stunning developments about his brother, disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo - who was charged with a misdemeanor sex crime on Thursday.

Legal Trouble Blocks Star Baller

Frank Clark has fallen short of expectations with the Kansas City Chiefs

Among the junk heap that is the Chiefs defense, one player stands out more than anyone else; Frank Clark. Clark has been beyond bad with a huge price tag. Frank Clark was a major part of the defensive "culture shift" that took place in 2019 when the K.C.

Kansas City Playing Catch-up

4 Kansas City Royals named as finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Four members of the Kansas City Royals rosters are finalists for the Gold Glove Awards. The award is handed out to the best individual fielding performances at each position in each league. Catcher Salvador Perez, second baseman Whit Merrifield, left fielder Andrew Benintendi and center fielder Michael A.

Moment Of Doubt For Star

Pocket presence, footwork and timing: Patrick Mahomes explains his struggles

In his nine seasons as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, Andy Reid always makes sure to emphasize that he holds the most responsibility when the team loses, often saying that it "starts with him" and that "he has to be better."

Autumn Sparks Memories

Photos: Terror traps and flashbacks as Halloween descends on KC

A photo essay and a bit of Halloween reminiscing from our roving photojournalist Jim Nimmo... and a peek at how in 1971 he learned the power of the holiday: Halloween is the "great equalizer." Most holidays demand you spend huge amounts of money keeping up with the celebrations of your neighbors, friends, and family.

Serving Fall Booze

Hotel Kansas City will open new basement bar in November

by: Kansas City Business Journal Posted: / Updated: As if the Hotel Kansas City couldn't get more cool stuff, the refurbished former home of the Kansas City Club will open a new basement bar that plans to offer "eclectic music, fast-friendly service, nostalgic pub food and a lively, energetic late-night atmosphere."

Cheifs Cheerleader Fights Cancer With EPIC Snark

Kicks for Boobs: former Chiefs cheerleader turns breast cancer into nonprofit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brandy Reed has a smile that could light up any stadium. In fact, it did as a Chiefs cheerleader out on GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. In 2013, she married her husband Jarron. Shortly after, their perfect baby boy Jaxson was born.

Kansas City Delivers Amid Scarcity

The USPS in KC installs a new sorting machine in preparation of the holiday rush

The United States Postal Service's processing center in Kansas City has some new upgrades in preparations for holiday deliveries.Inside Kansas City's USPS processing center, machines and workers are sorting mail at speeds they've never achieved before. A new sorting machine will finally go live this Friday at the facility.

Here's Where To Fight With Hipsters

Creative Spaces in Kansas City

Kansas City is home to many artists and artist collectives. Here are a few places around the city where you can engage with local artists, makers and craftspeople.

Golden Ghetto Loves Upgrades

The Johnson County Home + Remodeling Show returns after its last minute cancellation in 2020

The Johnson County Home + Remodeling Show got cancelled just two days before it opened in Overland Park thanks to the pandemic. This weekend it finally returns.Many of the vendors are hoping it will kick start their businesses again. Prepping for a big remodeling show is no joke to the vendors setting up shop.

Erin Shares Weather Right Now

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

Watch out for what you wish for. The clearing skies you have been looking forward to will allow temperatures to slip very quickly this evening leading to areas of frost by morning. The Metro is included in a Frost Advisory Saturday morning as the coldest air so far this season settles in overnight.

Lana Del Rey - Blue Banisters is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.