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Confronting Cowtown Supply Chain Crisis

'Buy early': Economist says holiday shopping, shipping will be tougher than ever

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sticker shock and delays are already impacting big retailers and small business owners in the metro. With the U.S. Postal Service saying the busiest time of the season is not for another two weeks, local economists and business owners say start holiday shopping early.

Community Help Wanted

Olathe police attempting to locate suspect in attempted kidnapping incident

OLATHE, Kan. - The Olathe Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a suspect involved in an attempted kidnapping. Officers responded just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to an attempted kidnapping call near West 151st Street and South Woodland Street.

Traffic Trouble This Weekend

Multiple work zones to impact I-70 during busy travel weekend

Motorists traveling on Interstate 70 will experience lane closures and significant delays this weekend. Multiple work zones are in place throughout the central counties of the state. The Missouri Department of Transportation says this comes at a time when several events will add to potential traffic volumes."Travelers using I-70 will need to plan ahead," said Central District Engineer Machelle Watkins in a press release Thursday.

Diva Disrobes Amid Promo

Fans Are Going Wild Over Miley Cyrus' Topless Photo

LOL! On Thursday, November 4, Miley Cyrus stripped down for the sake of promoting Gucci sneakers and naturally, her social media followers are losing their minds. The 28-year-old posted a series of photos to Instagram of herself scantily clothed in a designer-filled closet.

Case Against MAGA Cont'd

Analysis: January 6 committee acts on multiple fronts in a race against time

The House probe into the Capitol insurrection is making its most significant strides yet in gaining understanding of Donald Trump's behind-the-scenes maneuvering before and during his coup attempt against American democracy.

Progressives Push Prez

Democrats scramble for path forward after election setbacks

Democratic lawmakers are scrambling for a path forward after Tuesday's disappointing election results in Virginia, New Jersey and New York. The enthusiasm of Republican voters and a decisive shift among independents toward the GOP are troubling developments for Democrats who now see their congressional majorities in real danger.

Far East Killing Free Press

Chinese journalist jailed over Covid reporting is 'close to death', family say

A citizen journalist jailed for her coverage of China's initial response to Covid in Wuhan is close to death after going on hunger strike, her family said, prompting renewed calls from rights groups for her immediate release.

Pandemic Prescription Emerges

Britain approves Merck's COVID-19 pill in world first

Nov 4 (Reuters) - Britain on Thursday became the first country in the world to approve a potentially game-changing COVID-19 antiviral pill jointly developed by U.S.-based Merck (MRK.N) and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, in a boost to the fight against the pandemic.

20-Something Russian Shares Cheeky Protest 

OnlyFans star jailed for exposing her bum at landmark near Vladimir Putin's home

OnlyFans star Rita Fox has been slapped with a 14 day jail sentence for flashing her bum outside a famous Russian cathedral that is close to Vladimir Putin's official residence An OnlyFans star who exposed her bum, in front of a famous Russian cathedral close to the official residence of Vladimir Putin has been jailed for "petty hooliganism".

Java Love Story . . . 

Why this KC couple will be lifting a celebratory 'Dirty Sunrise' when GEWKC drops anchor

Anchor Island Coffee is thriving - having survived the pandemic, early tussles with uncooperative lenders and landlords in Johnson County, and a skeptical neighborhood - with plans to expand, its owners said. The shop is set to be one of four "coffee kickoff" sites for Global Entrepreneurship Week Kansas City, which begins 8 a.m.

Winter Is Coming . . . 

Snow removal companies prepare for winter

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Jim Martz of Martz Bros. Snow Management has dodged labor shortages and supply chain issues that have dominated the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. That's good news as he approaches the busiest season for his business: winter. "We prepare all year around for snow," he said.

Kansas City Friday Forecast

Temps in the 50s for your Friday


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