Kansas City Late Night News Game: Biden Calls MAGA Semi-Facism & More . . .

This isn't about "accountability" because that concept has always been a bad joke played on the uninitiated who never bothered to learn how the world REALLY works.  

Instead, let's play a game . . . 

We want to share a fun link compilation post and still have enough steam for the morning update. 

We love our insomniac pals but the night graphics look silly as soon as the sun rises. And we don't like leaving morning readers hanging . . . From behind the scenes, we know that only the most dedicated readers check these overnight posts BUT we would never turn our backs on our shift-worker pals in a constant quest to make this blog a vehicle for sharing info, snark and chatter efficiently.

And so . . . As always, we share some of the stuff we've been reading with HOPE that we'll update for the morning. 

Wish us luck.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

KC Sells Off The Old School

Kansas City-area experts give advice on what to do with inherited items

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bill Christie of Mockingbird Estate Sales and Auctions in Kansas City, Missouri, put it plainly: "We all have stuff." The company he works helps families answer the question of what to do with all that stuff.

Meth Town Rerouted

Independence closes dangerous section of Winner Road

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Crews closed a street in Independence because of safety issues. Inspectors determined East Winner Road from East 9th Street South to South Arlington Street is too dangerous for cars to drive. The city said the ground underneath the road is eroding and impacting the condition of the stretch of road.

Rock Chalk Violence Aftermath

2 Kansas football players arrested in Lawrence on suspicion of aggravated assault, use of deadly weapon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two Kansas football wide receivers were arrested in Lawrence, Kansas, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's booking report. The two players were arrested at around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Trevor Wilson - a red-shirt sophomore from Tallahassee, Florida - and Tanaka Scott - a freshman from Mobile, Alabama - were the two players arrested.

Show-Me More Old & Busted Infrastructure

MoDOT: Northland bridge repairs needed after crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bridge inspections could mean headaches for Northland drivers. The Missouri Department of Transportation says a driver hit and damaged a bridge support Wednesday night. Because of the damage, crews reduced northbound U.S. Route 169 under Northwest Barry Road to one lane.

Remembering Church In Flames

Archives: All Saints Catholic Church fire in 1995

On Aug. 22, 1995, the All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart, Iowa, was set on fire.Charles Willard drove to the church, poured gasoline in various places and set it ablaze. Fire departments from more than 20 communities within a 50-mile radius fought the fire.

Newsflash: Celebs Don't REALLY Like Plebs

Kylie Jenner slammed for bad 'attitude' while meeting excited fan

Kylie Jenner trolls are slamming the reality star for allegedly having a "bad attitude." The "Kardashians" star is facing backlash online after a photo went viral of her looking less than thrilled while snapping a pic with an excited fan.


Biden's 'deplorables moment': Joe calls Trumpism 'semi-fascism,' throwing 'unity pledge in trash,' Rove says

President Biden came under fire Thursday following remarks at a Democratic National Committee event in suburban Washington where he declared former President Donald Trump's political philosophy to be "semi-fascism." Critics called out the president for what they saw as disparagement of 74 million Americans who agree with Trump's platform and voted for him in 2020.

Show-Me Resistance Against Cali

As California moves ahead on electric vehicles, Missouri, other states try to pull plug

JEFFERSON CITY - California is moving closer to banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, but Missouri and 16 other states are trying to block the maneuver. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who is running for U.S.

MAGA Raid Dox Liberated

DOJ ordered to release redacted Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit

Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart on Thursday ordered for a redacted version of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit to be released by noon Friday. The big picture: The affidavit outlined the evidence for the FBI's search at former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home for classified documents he took with him when he left office.

Abortion Crackdown USA Cont'd

Slew of trigger laws kick in as three more US states ban abortions

A slew of trigger bans across three US states kicked in on Thursday as Tennessee, Texas and Idaho join eight other states that have formally outlawed abortion since the supreme court overturned Roe v Wade in June.

You Thought You Had A Bad Day

Italian man tests positive for monkeypox, Covid, HIV all at once: Report

In the first such case, a 36-year-old man in Italy has simultaneously tested positive for monkeypox, Covid-19 and HIV, media reports said. According to the Daily Mail, scientists have reported this as the first known case of a person testing positive for these viruses, all at once.

War Against Vlad Ramps Up

25 confirmed dead after Russian attack on Ukraine Independence Day; UK to send Kyiv new drones package

Twenty-five people are now confirmed dead after a Russian rocket attack on a train station in central Ukraine, according to Ukrainian newspaper the Kyiv Independent. The strikes took place on Aug. 24, Ukraine's Independence Day, ahead of which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russia may launch a "particularly cruel" attack on the country.

Trading Addictions Works

'Magic mushrooms' may help alcoholics drink 83% less, research suggests

This drug therapy sounds far-out - but could be surprisingly effective for heavy drinkers. A double-blind randomized clinical trial found that people with alcohol dependence who took a psychedelic compound found in "magic mushrooms" drank significantly less than those taking a placebo - and almost half stopped drinking alcohol altogether.

Zuck Can't Outrun Probs

Mark Zuckerberg said he gave up running as exercise to take his mind off work because 'the problem with running is you can think a lot'

Mark Zuckerberg said he needs to exercise each morning because checking his phone feels like he's "punched in the gut." He said he used to jog, but "the problem with running is you can think a lot." The Meta CEO told Joe Rogan that he now does mixed martial arts each morning before starting work.

Remembering Old School Celeb

The Reason Richard Simmons Vanished From The Spotlight Becomes More Clear

Rodrigo Vaz/Getty Images "TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons" took a deep dive into Richard Simmons' life today, and we may finally know what's been going on with the fitness guru. According to TMZ managing editor Fabian Garcia, Simmons supposedly has "a birth defect that significantly affected one of his legs."

Billionaire Learns Privacy Doesn't Come Cheap

Student who tracks celebs' flights will stop publishing Elon Musk's whereabouts - for a price

Elon Musk drew wrath this week for a nine-minute, 35-mile flight from San Jose to San Francisco - but it didn't have to be this way. The trip was tracked and exposed by @ElonJet, a Twitter account run by Jack Sweeney, a 20-year-old IT major at University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Good Luck To Kansas Techie Who Rediscovered Govworks

Column raises $30M with a mission to make public information systems more valuable

As a fifth-generation member of a Kansas newspaper family with a computer science degree and experience in entrepreneurship, Seaton launched a solution that would streamline a pain point for many journalists — public notices. .

Golden Ghetto Resident Road Rage

Johnson County leaders debate truck traffic enforcement on rural roads

OLATHE, Kan. - As Johnson County leaders continue to debate how to best manage truck traffic on rural roads, people that live in the unincorporated part of the county say the traffic is putting their safety at risk. During the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting Thursday, Public Works Director Brian Pietig provided an update on plans for 199th Street.

Tasty Kansas City Collab Heats Up

These chefs are baking fine dining (and shareable small plates) into one of KC's favorite cookie spots

Classic Cookie by day; Wild Rose Bistro by night. Two dining concepts will share the same space in Waldo as Chef Bryan Sparks builds a new menu - and business - from his obsession with food and growth.

Middle-Class Trend Revisited

Great Rooms are a New Trend in Home Design-Here are 3 Local Design Projects with Them

For designing duo Janna Coglizer and Megan Shepherd, the Covid lockdown was a defining moment. Stuck at home, these corporate world co-workers and good friends concluded it was time to recalibrate. "Covid was a reset for both of us," Coglizer says.

Erin Brings The Heat

FORECAST: Sunshine and highs in the upper 80s for Friday

(KCTV) - Skies will stay clear or mostly clear through the night while a light breeze eases in from the southwest, taking warm temperatures near sunset and dropping them into the upper 60s to near 70 by Friday morning. For Friday, mostly sunny skies with morning lows in the upper 60s will give the morning a familiar feel.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.