Kansas City Double Take: Locals Support 816 & First Lady Catches COVID

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How To Share The Love Locally

816 Day aims to entertain Downtown workers, residents & visitors - Downtown Council of Kansas City

Downtown KC residents, workers, and visitors will have reason to celebrate on Tuesday with 816 Day. This special day mirrors this city's area code, and serves as an annual, city-proclaimed celebration of Kansas City culture, featuring live entertainment, branded events, and fun activities. This year's celebration features an interactive Bingo Scavenger Hunt game that began on Aug.

Suburbs Against Elitism

Blue Springs City Council votes down proposed gated community

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Leaders in Blue Springs voted down a huge housing development on Monday night. Going into Monday's city council meeting, a two-thirds vote was required to re-zone a piece of land on South Litchford and East Wyatt Roads from agriculture to residential.

Hit & Run Second Look

Man dies two weeks after being hit by customized truck

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man who was run over by a customized truck on July 30, died on August 15 from his injuries. The incident happened in a parking lot across the street from the Peppermill Lounge in south Kansas City. According to police, officers were called to the area just after 2 a.m.

First Reponders Save JoCo

Firefighters battle duplex fire in Lenexa

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Firefighters were called to a duplex fire in Lenexa early Tuesday morning. Crews responded to 10914 Haskins Street after a motorist saw flames coming from the roof just after 5:30 a.m. The house is unoccupied and under renovation, according to the Lenexa Fire Department.

Dead-Tree Media Shares Climate Fear

Is 'corn sweat' really to blame for Kansas City's extra humid summer? Not exactly

This summer has been a scorcher, and sky-high temperatures have felt even worse due to the near-constant humidity in the air. This muggy weather has caused days in the 90s to feel like over 100 degrees during the past months-and summer still has more than a month to go.

Hollywood Hottie Plays To Comic Crowd

Jameela Jamil wears comic book-themed dress to She Hulk premiere in LA

Jameela Jamil showed off her curves in a comic book themed dress at the Los Angeles premiere of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law on Monday. The 36-year-old actress wore a low-cut gown covered in comic book drawings that read words like 'bang' and 'zap' like many comic books feature.

White House Still Plagued By COVID

First lady Dr. Jill Biden tests positive for Covid-19

First lady Dr. Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, her spokesperson said Tuesday.

MAGA Ready To Oust RINO

Liz Cheney is the last stop on Trump's impeachment revenge tour. But he is the key to her future.

JACKSON, Wyo. - Rep. Liz Cheney's supporters have mixed feelings about the brutal defeat likely heading her way in Tuesday's Republican primary: resignation about her fate, pride in her for standing up to former President Donald Trump at a personal price and hope that she will rebound to a more prominent place in national politics.

Red Wave Falters?!?

A new, powerful signal that Dems' midterm hopes aren't lost

This year, the aggregate Democratic vote across the state's House primaries was more than 5 percentage points worse than Democrats' performance in the 2018 "blue wave" year. But it was also more than 5 percentage points better than Democrats performed in either 2010 or 2014, two Republican wave years.

Air Power Stays Winning

U.S. carries out ICBM test delayed during Chinese show-of-force over Taiwan

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The United States military said on Tuesday that it had carried out a test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, delayed to avoid escalating tensions with Beijing during China's show of force near Taiwan earlier this month. The test showed "the readiness of U.S.

Autumn Pokes Ahead

A complicated fall vaccine campaign: Updated Covid boosters, flu shots, and how to time the jabs

or the health officials who steer vaccination campaigns, it's going to be a complicated fall. The U.S. plan to roll out updated Covid-19 boosters will not only coincide with the logistical tangle of the regular flu shot drive, but will also face questions about when people should get the new shots to provide themselves with the best protection through our third Covid winter .

U.S. Economy Stays Losing

'Dangerous territory': Investor Peter Boockvar warns recession is spreading to other parts of economy

There may be no escape from recession. The latest reports on housing and manufacturing, according to investor Peter Boockvar, suggest it's rapidly spreading to other parts of the economy. "People are not being sensitive enough to this economic slowdown and what it's going to be mean for corporate earnings and profit margins," the Bleakley Advisory Group chief investment officer told CNBC's " Fast Money" on Monday.

Foodie Fear Threatens World

The world food crisis is about to get worse

Press play to listen to this article Six months of fighting between Russia and Ukraine - two farming powerhouses - has plunged a teetering global food system into full-blown catastrophe, leaving millions of people facing starvation.

Say What???

Coming soon: Over-the-counter hearing aids

People with hearing loss could soon buy hearing aids without needing to have an exam, prescription or special fitting first. Driving the news: In a move years in the making, the FDA on Tuesday issued a final rule allowing over-the-counter sales of hearing aids to adults with mild or moderate hearing loss.

Climate Concern & Rising Poverty Kill American Tradition

Dodge discontinuing gas-powered muscle cars

American automobile company Dodge is discontinuing production of its widely popular gas-powered muscle cars. Dodge, which is Stellantis's American performance car brand, on Monday announced both the Charger and Challenger models in their current forms will end with the 2023 model year, as the company follows suit with the rest of the automobile industry and makes large investments to produce electric vehicles.

Brit Diva Cuts Down

Kerry Katona has breast reduction despite huge OnlyFans profits boobs bring in

Kerry Katona admitted she underwent another "scary" boob job despite the huge profits she has been raking in on OnlyFans due to the size of her breasts. The I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! star compared herself to a "human Frankenstein" as she admitted she initially got implants put in because they were free.

Local Hipsters Earn Alt. Cred

Kansas City proved it could hang with Sleeping with Sirens

Sleeping With Sirens. // photo credit Anna Perry-Rushton Sunday night, Sleeping with Sirens rolled through town on the last date of their "CTR+ALT+DEL" tour with openers Garzi, Point North and Don Broco. This was a night of firsts for me: my first time seeing Sleeping with Sirens and my first time attending a show at The Truman.

Broke-Ass Life Lessons Await

College students battle inflation, record-high back-to-school spending

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo - The average family is estimated to cough up $1,200 on college or university items this year, according to the National Retail Federation Annette Pippins graduated from North Kansas City High School in May of 2022 and all summer long she's been putting in long hours at work to be able to afford college.

Downtown Kansas City Goes Native

Exhibit on the Maya opens Friday at Kansas City's Union Station

After a several-month-long unplanned hiatus, the next exhibition inside Union Station is set to open later this week.An incense burner is one of hundreds of artifacts inside Union Station for its next exhibit - Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises.

Outpouring For Icon Cont'd

Former Chiefs, KC sports community send prayers, support to Len Dawson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One of the Kansas City Chiefs' all-time greats remains in hospice care. As FOX4 first reported on Friday, Len Dawson entered hospice care, where he remained on Monday, surrounded by loved ones. The 87-year-old is an NFL Hall of Famer, who rose to sports immortality after leading the Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl V in 1970.

Soggy Tuesday Forecast

Thunderstorms will impact your morning drive and bus stop plans


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