Kansas City Sunday Night: Happy Hanukkah!!!

For late night denizens of our blog community we take a quick pause in order acknowledge some of the faithful who read our blog AND share pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Season Of Swindles Starts

Cybersecurity experts warn of rise in scams ahead of holiday shopping

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Cybersecurity experts are warning consumers of potential scams this holiday season. Experts say more buyers are shopping online this year, and the number of vulnerable populations have gone up due to the pandemic. This creates better opportunities for scammers to take advantage of consumer holidays such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday.

Farm Report Overnight

Kansas City Fed: Farmland Values Surge

In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, "Farm Real Estate Values Rise Sharply," Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, "Farmland values surged in the third quarter according to Federal Reserve Surveys of Agricultural Credit Conditions."

Snail Mail Promises

Post Office works to ensure less delays during holiday season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping may be behind us, but the shipping from those purchases has just begun. Last holiday season, the United States Post office handled a record-breaking 1.1 billion packages. Most were delivered on time, but there were a few snags that resulted in thousands of disappointed customers at Christmas.

Vaxx Or Else?!?!

Fauci says US 'preparing' to update Covid vaccines but 'might not have to'

US pharmaceutical manufacturers are "preparing" to update Covid-19 vaccines to respond to the new Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, but "may not have to", White House chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci has said.

Lockdown Push Back

World Health Organization criticizes travel bans on southern African countries

Moeti praised South Africa for following international health regulations and informing WHO as soon as its national laboratory identified the variant. "The speed and transparency of the South African and Botswana governments in informing the world of the new variant is to be commended," said Moeti.

Veep Hubby Celebrates

Second gentleman slated to attend National Menorah Lighting ceremony

Doug Emhoff, husband to Vice President Kamala Harris, will celebrate the Jewish faith Sunday on the first night of Hanukkah, as he is expected to light the first candle of the National Menorah Sunday afternoon.

World On The Brink

Taiwan scrambles fighters to see off Chinese warplanes as Xi meets top brass

Taiwan's air force scrambled again on Sunday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said, the latest increase in tensions across the Taiwan Strait as China's President met his top generals.

Time Of Season . . . 

Hanukkah Lights 2021

Hanukkah commemorates the Maccabees' victory over the Greeks and rededication of the Second Temple. The centerpiece of the Hanukkah celebration is the menorah, and it is a time of year to celebrate love, family and tradition.

Kegger Cuddles Up 

Travis Kelce and girlfriend Kayla Nicole wrap up bye week with Eagles date

Travis Kelce and the Chiefs may have this Sunday off, but the tight end still made his weekend about football. Kelce and girlfriend Kayla Nicole attended Sunday's Eagles game against the Giants at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, where they got to watch his older brother, center Jason Kelce, in action.

Kansas City Teamwork So Far

KC Endzone Team gives midseason grades during bye week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs have had a dramatic turnaround season in just their first 11 games. The team started off 3-4 struggling at all phases of the game, but have reeled off a 4 game win streak to become 7-4 before the bye week.

Betting On Ballers

Chiefs open as favorites for Week 13 game vs. Broncos

The Kansas City Chiefs come off of their Week 12 bye to host the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football in Week 13 at Arrowhead Stadium. The game was initially scheduled for a Noon kick before being flexed to primetime. The Chiefs have opened as 9.5-point favorites in the matchup, .

Seasons Change

What Weather Should We Expect This Winter?

With the winter weather season upon us, farmers, water managers and ordinary citizens are fervently hoping for relief from moderate to severe drought conditions afflicting more than 25 percent of the North American continent. That percentage represents a slight improvement from July, when more than 28 percent of the continent was in drought - the highest since these analyses began in 2002.

Hopefully, more for Monday update . . . STAY TUNED!!!