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Kansas City Welcomes New Friends

Kansas City realtor wins 'Good Neighbor Award' for helping refugees feel at home

We have all heard the saying "Be the change" or "Let it begin with me." The nonprofit group Agape Pamoja, is working to do just that for refugees settling in the Kansas City area, by making their houses feel like home.

Thursday Crash Aftermath

Semi rolls over on I-35 NB, closes lanes

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- An accident involving a semi has shut down I-35 in Overland Park Thursday morning. The accident happened around 10:20 a.m. near I-35 and I-635. The semi can be seen laying across I-35 northbound lanes. According to Johnson County Med-Act, the driver was injured but is listed to be in stable condition.

Mayor Q Argues With Activists

Local housing group and mayor share differing visions on a housing trust fund for Kansas City

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Handup After Ripoff

Hundreds step up to help KCK woman after apartment accidentally cleaned out

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Hundreds of donors have stepped up to help a Kansas City, Kansas woman who had her home "accidentally" cleaned out. Last weekend, My'Rohn Guthrie came home to an empty unit at the Gateway Plaza townhome s. Upon contacting property management, they first told her to contact police until they checked their records.

Golden Ghetto Builds Luxury

Apartment complex to be built on site of fire-damaged Mission Bowl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Construction crews began demolishing the old Mission Bowl building at 5399 Martway Street in Mission, Kansas, this fall to make way for a new 5-story luxury apartment complex. A fire destroyed the bowling alley in 2015. The building had sat empty and in disrepair since the fire as several lawsuits played out.

Old School Hottie Shows Off

Jennifer Lopez, 52, Flaunts Her Strong Abs In A Crop Top In A New BTS Video

Jennifer Lopez recently took to Instagram to post a brand new behind-the-scenes Reel. In it, the 52-year-old singer is donning a shimmery crop top paired with a matching skirt with a thigh-high slit. And J.Lo's abs are looking extra sculpted. Dancing and strength training keep her fit and strong.

Haunted By Trolls

Jennifer Lopez chants have followed Alex Rodriguez to World Series

Everywhere Alex Rodriguez goes, Jennifer Lopez chants follow. The Yankees legend was once again heckled by fans about his split from the singer while covering Game 1 of the Astros-Braves World Series on Tuesday night. "We love J-Lo!" the Houston crowd chanted and clapped repeatedly.


Facebook renames itself Meta amid controversy

Facebook said Thursday it's rebranding itself as Meta to reflect the company's focus on building the metaverse, a virtual world where people work, play, learn and connect with their friends and family. Meta will be a new corporate brand that will preside over Facebook and its services including photo app Instagram, messaging app WhatsApp and its virtual and augmented reality efforts.

Other People's Data Stays Winning

Here's how Biden's Build Back Better framework would tax the rich

The White House issued a framework for a $1.75 trillion social and climate spending bill on Thursday - and would finance more than half of it from tax reforms aimed at wealthy Americans.

MAGA Threatens Move

Donald Trump bashes Democrats' new billionaire tax and suggests he might flee the US, but he'll 'stick it out'

Donald Trump bashed Democrats' proposal to tax billionaires to pay for their social spending bill. This comes after House Finance Chair Richard Neal said the proposal is off the table. But his Senate counterpart and author of the proposal Ron Wyden said the tax is not "dead."

Cheer Up & Fight COVID

Cheap, generic anti-depressant may reduce severe Covid-19 disease, study finds

A cheap, generically available anti-depressant may reduce the risk of severe Covid-19 disease by close to a third in people at high risk, researchers reported Wednesday.

Military Intelligence Contradicted

U.S. Intel Agencies' Kabul Collapse Forecasts Were All Over the Place

A review of classified intelligence information has shown that four agencies were wildly off the mark in estimating how quickly Kabul might fall after U.S. withdrawal, according to The Wall Street Journal. The CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the State Department's intelligence bureau all predicted that the country's government would be unlikely to survive without U.S.

Boozy Pandemic Change Up

Excessive drinking during pandemic leads to dramatic spike in liver transplants, study says

The national list for people seeking liver transplants skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic, shooting up 50% higher than predicted before COVID-19 affected the country. A study released Tuesday by University of Michigan researchers - published in JAMA Network Open - revealed a positive correlation between the increase in the number of people on a waiting list for a liver and the increase in retail sales of alcohol during the pandemic timeframe.

Show Might Go On . . . 

'Greatest Show On Earth' circus may return without animals

by: Associated Press Posted: / Updated: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Four years after the "Greatest Show On Earth" shut down, officials are planning to bring back the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - without animal acts. An announcement is expected sometime next year, according to Nicole Zimmerman, a spokesperson for Feld Entertainment Inc.

In The Future, We're All Hookerz

Where's the line between sex work and influencing?

There's a maxim on the internet known as Rule 34, which posits that "if it exists, there is porn of it." Rule 34 is typically cited in cases of bizarre noncanonical cultural pairings - smutty fanfiction about, say, Hagrid the half-giant from Harry Potter falling in love with Harry's owl Hedwig.

Santa On His Way To Sunflower State

Kansas gift shop begins Christmas sales early this year

WYANDOTTE COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Today is October 23rd, and when it comes to holidays many may have their minds on Halloween or even Thanksgiving right now, but one Kansas store has their eyes set on the holiday beloved by old Saint Nick.

Survivor Tells Story

Change in cancer treatment, same smile for Cynthia Newsome

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Cynthia Newsome has called KSHB 41 News home since 1997. And since 2011, she has been open about sharing her breast cancer diagnoses and battle. "I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I had chemotherapy, radiation, I had a lumpectomy on my left breast and a few lymph nodes removed," Newsome said.

Blame Game Turns Inward

Reasons abound for Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' struggles

I guess for one traffic is the nature of your discussions with Dante in the last for weeks today. Different than usual. You guys, different things. Um, I mean we talk about different things just considering the game that we played before. Nothing unusual.

Carbs For Great Cause

Nearly 100 bakers to come together this weekend in fight against child hunger

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- No Kid Hungry Kansas City will rally nearly 100 celebrity, chef, and community bakers for a Fall Community Bake Sale fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 30. This community effort will feature sweet and savory items in an effort to raise funds to help end child food insecurity, which has increased during the pandemic both in the metro and beyond.

Winter Is Coming . . . 

When will we see snow in Kansas City?

by: Alex Countee Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The "s-word" may not be on the minds of everyone yet, but the winter season is drawing closer by the day. Kansas City's average first day of measurable snow (where totals are greater than or equal to 0.1 inches) is Nov.

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