Kansas City Early Saturday Metro News Gathering

To start the news day we want to get back to offering content and opportunity for comment to early risers, night owls and all manner of locals with weird schedules . . .

And so, before the sun rises . . . We share an extensive glimpse at community news pop culture and top headlines.

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G-Men Target Cowtown Creepers

FBI believes sex trafficking victims may be located in Kansas City

Sex trafficking charges were announced today against leaders of a Philippines based church, the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.

Tragic Bad Luck Near The Boat

Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash near Ameristar Casino, police investigating

by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is investigating after a motorcyclist was killed Friday afternoon in a hit-and-run crash. The crash was reported just before 5 p.m. at Ameristar Drive and Birmingham Road.

The Dotte Demands Cleanup

Environmental organization calls for tougher pollution scrutiny in KCK

A community environmental justice organization along with a scientific nonprofit group are calling for tougher monitoring of pollutants in neighborhoods with communities of color and low-income communities in Kansas City, Kansas.CleanAirNow and the Union of Concerned Scientists just released a report saying pollution from large trucks, railyard emissions and chemicals

Show-Me Tragic Opioid Trending

Hundreds of Missouri residents have died from fentanyl overdoses this year

Through the first six months of 2021, 796 Missourians died from opioid overdose, well over half the total deaths recorded in all of 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects a nearly 20% increase in overdose deaths by the end of the year.

Guv Talks Groceries

Governor Laura Kelly: An open letter to Kansas communities

Kansas is home to communities of all shapes and sizes. Large and small... urban and rural... each is home to different attractions, traditions, and people. But they have one thing in common. Kansans from Johnson City to Johnson County pay more for their groceries than people in almost every other state.

Cars Cost MO Money

Missouri drivers seeing higher personal property tax bills for vehicles

Missouri drivers should soon be getting their personal property tax bill for their vehicles, and they'll likely be higher than last year. KMBC 9 spoke with a local tax professional about what's behind the increase. Even if you're not in the market for a new ride, rising car prices could still affect your wallet.

Golden Ghetto Spying Starts

You aren't imagining it, someone really will be taking pictures of your Johnson County home

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: OLATHE, Kan. - Johnson County homeowners will soon see white cars driving around neighborhoods taking pictures of homes and property. There's no reason to be concerned. It's part of a project approved by Johnson County Commissioners to take pictures of the exterior of every property in the county.

Sisters Fight Over EPIC Socials

Kendall Jenner is thrilled to land 200 million Instagram followers

Kendall Jenner is elated she has landed 200 million Instagram followers. On Friday the Versace supermodel, 26, thanked her followers for their support by sending out 'positive vibes' while enjoying affirmations and a sound bath. '200m of you! ❤️ i love you and hiiii,' began the Keeping Up With The Kardashians veteran.

Commander-In-Chief Passes Checkup

Doc says he's noticed Biden's cough too, president fit for office, just a bit stiff

President Biden's physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor says Biden is "fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency" despite a worsening cough caused by gastroesophageal reflux and a stiffer gait when he walks.

Lady's First

Harris to become first woman with presidential power while Biden is under anesthesia for routine colonoscopy

President Joe Biden on Friday will temporarily transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he is under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.

GOP Talks MAGA Mouth

Analysis: The 'Donald Trump for speaker' idea won't die

Earlier this week in an interview with onetime Trump White House political guru Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows said aloud what lots of Trump-y types have been thinking for a while.

American Protest After Due Process

Kyle Rittenhouse's acquittal sparks protests across the US

Hundreds of people marched through downtown Brooklyn, New York, Friday in one of many protests following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse A protest in Portland, Oregon was declared a riot after participants began smashing windows and throwing objects at police Rittenhouse, 18, was found not guilty in the shootings of

Cue The Outrage

'Squad' Member Ayanna Pressley On Rittenhouse Verdict: 'Racism & White Supremacy Remain The Bedrock Of Our Legal System'

Far-left Democratic Congresswoman and Progressive "Squad" Caucus member Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) tweeted that "[r]acism & white supremacy remain the bedrock of our legal system," as the jury in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse found him not guilty on all counts. "Racism & white supremacy remain the bedrock of our legal system," Pressley from her official Twitter account.

COVID European Redux

Austria to enter lockdown, make COVID-19 jabs mandatory

VIENNA (AP) - Austria will go into a national lockdown to contain a fourth wave of coronavirus cases, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced Friday, as new COVID-19 infections hit a record high amid a pandemic surge across Europe. The lockdown will start Monday and initially will last for 10 days, Schallenberg said.

Pandemic Uproar By The Sea

Rotterdam police clash with rioters as Covid protest turns violent

Several people are injured in Rotterdam as protests against new coronavirus curbs turn violent.

Brit Vs. X-tina Once Again

Britney Spears drags Christina Aguilera for silence on conservatorship

Guess they won't be hitting the VMAs with Madonna next year. Britney Spears took aim at fellow pop icon Christina Aguilera on Instagram Friday, equating Aguilera's silence on Spears' conservatorship struggle to lying. "I love and adore everyone who supported me ... but refusing to speak when you know the truth, is equivalent to a lie!!!"

Trust The Experts

The most underrated sex positions, according to porn stars

Glossy magazines, sex and relationship blogs, and hacky tabloids constantly tell us that, if we want to spice up our sex lives - to be and remain good in the sack - we need to try out new and exciting sex positions. Conveniently, they just so happen to offer seemingly endless lists of positions to try.

Local Barfly Trap Debuts

Forget Bar Hopping; Come January Kansas Citians Can Get Four Bar Experiences in One Place

The concept of bar hopping is a great one. The first bar of the night might have top-notch hand-crafted cocktails, the next a great dance floor, and so on. The bar-hopping reality, however, is often a lot less fun-especially if the weather is bad. But what if you could get that best-case bar-hopping scenario all...

Celebrate Good Deeds: Community Out On A Limb

Steps of Faith Foundation making prosthetics more accessible

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Local nonprofit, Steps of Faith Foundation is helping hundreds of people in Kansas City and across the nation get a prosthetic limb when they overwise couldn't afford it. "The only last thing I remember is leaving the house and getting gas and heading on the highway.

Soccer Switcheroo

Kansas City Current looking for new head coach as Huw Williams shifts to technical role

by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Kan. - After their inaugural season, the Kansas City Current have started searching for a new head coach. The team confirmed that former head coach Huw Williams will transition to a technical role with the team.

St. Nick Scarce

Some companies experiencing Santa shortages this holiday season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Santa is going to be busier than ever this holiday season visiting children around the Kansas City metro. As some companies battle Santa shortages, those still working are seeing high demands for their visits.

Westport Tradition Cont'd

Guy's Deli retains Joe's Pizza staff, pizza recipes

Courtesy Guy's Snacks On Nov. 13, Kelly's Westport Inn announced that KCK's Guy's Snacks would be the new tenants of what was formerly Joe's Pizza Buy the Slice starting in December. In a classy show of Westport solidarity, the new Guy's Deli will retain all employees from the Joe's regime, while also serving pizzas from the original Joe's recipe book....

Around We Go . . . 

Record Store Day at 7th Heaven

The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven is celebrating Black Friday Record Store Day, opening at 7 a.m. on Nov. 26.

Forecast For Now

Cool, dry this weekend in Kansas City


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