Kansas City Friday Night Gathering: Snooki Politics & Royals FAIL

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Kansas City Hotness Promised

Heat wave possibly in store for Kansas City region next week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Our KSHB 41 Weather team is predicting a potential major heat wave later next week. This will likely be a very dangerous weather situation as heat kills more people each year than other weather disasters. Severe Weather Deaths Per Year: This graphic shows how dangerous heat kills.

Show-Me Life After MAGA

Despite Trump shun, Vicky Hartzler says experience puts her ahead in the race for U.S. Senate

According to analysis from ProPublica , Hartzler votes against the majority of House Republicans only 4% of the time. The average House Republican votes against their own party 7% of the time. There are 21 Republican candidates vying to replace Missouri's U.S. Sen.

Prep For Tech Jobs In Kansas

Johnson County Community College ready to train possible Panasonic workers

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Thousands of jobs are coming to Johnson County, and one school says it's ready to train the workforce possibly needed. Panasonic announced plans to bring an energy electric battery plant to De Soto, Kansas. "The company plans can create up to 4,000 direct jobs and result in $4 billion of investment.

Golden Ghetto Po-Po Electrified

Leawood Police Department adds Tesla to its patrol fleet

The Leawood Police Department has added a Tesla to its fleet."And they're just like, 'a Tesla?'" said Leawood police Officer Emily Williams.The vehicle is the newest crime fighter in Leawood."Their jaws are literally dropped," Williams said.The vehicle is packed full of batteries and ready to patrol."We just thought the time was right," police Capt.

KC Beat Up By Blue Jays

Undermanned Royals overwhelmed by Jays in 8-1 loss

Reality set in for the replacement Royals on Friday as Zack Greinke lasted just four innings and the young hitters managed just five hits in an 8-1 loss to the Blue Jays on Friday night. Greinke gave up a run in the second inning when Raimel Tapia knocked the third hit of the inning to drive in Teoscar Hernandez to make it 1-0 Jays.

Hottie Beach View Celebrated

Camila Cabello frolics across South Florida beach in bikini

Camila Cabello was spotted frolicking across a South Florida beach in a skimpy, colorful bikini this week. The 25-year-old singer, who rose to fame as part of the girl group Fifth Harmony before striking out solo, put on a cheeky display in her revealing swimsuit.

How Low Can Prez Biden Go???

This week in Bidenomics: Calling a bottom on the Biden presidency

I'm gonna set myself up here. Big time. In the next few paragraphs, I'm going to make the case for why Joe Biden's presidency has hit its low point and is going to recover, a bit. Biden haters are going to bombard me with invective, claiming Biden is senile and whatever other trash Fox News has been running lately.


Donald Trump's fundraising juggernaut slows as other Republicans gain

WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) - Former President Donald Trump's online fundraising has slowed in recent months, a financial disclosure on Friday showed, adding to doubts over the firmness of his grip on the Republican Party.

MSM Reports Side Effects

Menstrual changes after Covid vaccines may be far more common than previously known

When adults gained access to Covid vaccines last year, most knew to expect headaches, fatigue and soreness as side effects. But some researchers think it's time to add another common one to the list: temporary menstrual changes.

COVID Cont'd

Covid-19 public health emergency extended in the US | CNN

The Biden administration on Friday extended the Covid-19 public health emergency for another three months. US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra officially renewed the declaration, extending it through October 13, 2022.

Politicking For Cash

How some House Dems are trying to outrun a potential red wave

"We've had a couple of really good quarters. I'm committed to running a campaign that wins," said Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), who had $2.4 million banked at the end of March and went on air in late June. "Anybody who's coming at us, they're going to be in for a fight.

Ukraine Attacks Vlad

Ukraine strikes significantly reducing Russia's offensive potential, Kyiv says

KYIV, July 15 (Reuters) - Ukrainian rocket strikes have destroyed more than 30 Russian military logistics centres in recent weeks and significantly reduced Russia's attacking potential, Ukraine's defence ministry spokesperson said on Friday. The official, Oleksandr Motuzianyk, singled out the role played by U.S.-produced HIMARS rocket systems, one of several types of long-range weapon supplied by the West to help Ukraine fight back against Russia.

Menudo Misdeed Alleged

Ricky Martin denies 'disgusting' bombshell 'incest' sex crime accusations

Ricky Martin is denying bombshell domestic violence allegations reportedly filed by his 21-year-old nephew. It was revealed two weeks ago that a judge in Puerto Rico has issued a "domestic violence-related" restraining order against the Latin pop icon. The alleged victim's name was not previously disclosed.

B-List Banks Endorsement

Snooki hits Oz over Pennsylvania residency in new video for Fetterman: 'Jersey will not forget you'

Former "Jersey Shore" cast member Nicole "Snooki" LaValle is starring in a new campaign video for Democratic Pennsylvania Senate hopeful John Fetterman that highlights questions about Republican candidate Mehmet Oz's ties to the Garden State. "Hey, Mehmet! This is Nicole - Snooki," LaValle says into the camera in the video, released Thursday.

Northeast Real Life

Standoff, 3200 block of St. John.

Police have blocked off the 3200 block of St. John after a shots fired call. Witnesses report that three subjects are inside the vacant apartments on the north side of St. John and refuse to surrender.

Good Deed Counts Decade Later

10 years later, KC-area woman's stem cell donation saves stranger's life

OLATHE, Kan. - A Kansas City-area woman saved a stranger's life 10 years after signing up to become a donor to people battling blood cancer. Now, the 26-year-old is now encouraging others to donate and thanking the person who inspired her to give back.

Kansas City Sweats It Out

Mostly sunny Saturday with highs in the low 90s


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