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Baller Earns Big Win

Reports: Orlando Brown to sign franchise tag, report to Chiefs Training Camp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Chiefs will have their offensive line at full strength Monday with the arrival of their left tackle at training camp. Left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. will report to St. Joseph for camp and participate in padded practices immediately, according to former NFL quarterback and current ESPN football analyst Robert Griffin III.

Tragic Eject On Kansas City Highway Of Death

Motorcyclist injured in life-threatening crash on U.S. 71 Sunday evening

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A motorcyclist received life-threatening injuries after a crash on northbound U.S. 71 at Red Bridge Road Sunday evening in Kansas City, Missouri. A maroon Pontiac Vibe was traveling north around 7:22 p.m. Sunday on U.S.

GOTV Finale

Canvassers use weekend prepping voters for Tuesday

A busy weekend across the state, as organizers and candidates alike make their final push to voters. 27 News met with canvassers in Topeka and Overland Park, to see how they're raising awareness heading into Tuesday's election. Connie Burns is running in the upcoming primary for house district 53.

Help Amid Housing FAIL

Affordable housing nonprofit changes focus amid rising costs, inflation

INDEPENDENCE, Mo - Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity says the rising cost of operations, construction, gas and labor is impacting the number of families they are able to serve. The nonprofit is known to link families who are facing hardships to affordable housing and they say that need is at a high point because of our current economy.

Cowtown Burning Sensation

Heat Advisory issued for Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for the Kansas City area. It goes into effect at 1:00 p.m. Monday and lasts through 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. The advisory includes Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Miami and Atchison counties in Kansas. In Missouri, the advisory includes Jackson, Clay, Platte, Cass and Johnson counties.

K&K Unfiltered Over Meta

It's official: Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are smarter than Mark Zuckerberg

I generally don't pay much attention to the comings and goings of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. They don't own or operate any publicly traded securities. I find their show exceedingly boring. And though their fashion can delight, it's so hard to keep track of who is wearing what when that, quite frankly, why would I?


Pelosi expected to visit Taiwan, Taiwanese and US officials say

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan as part of her tour of Asia, according to a senior Taiwanese government official and a US official, despite warnings from Biden administration officials, who are worried about China's response to such a high-profile visit.

Drug Pricing Progress Possible

Biden poised to deliver on decades-long Democratic promise

Democrats have been campaigning for 30 years on promises they'd let Medicare directly negotiate the cost of prescription drugs - and after all that time, they might finally be about to achieve it. Why it matters: The Senate's reconciliation bill would only open up negotiations for a small number of drugs, but even that is a threshold Democrats have never before been able to cross.

Tax & Spend Stays Losing

Data shows Schumer-Manchin deal raises taxes on earners under $400K, GOP says

The energy and healthcare deal from Sens. Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer would raise taxes on millions of Americans earning less than $400,000 annually, Senate Republican say, citing non-partisan data. The Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation found that taxes would jump by $16.7 billion on American taxpayers making less than $200,000 in 2023 and raise another $14.1 billion on taxpayers who make between $200,000 and $500,000.

Prisoner Trade Sparks Criticism

US's proposed swap for Griner and Whelan met with skepticism and fury

proposal by the Biden administration to exchange notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for WNBA star Brittney Griner and former marine Paul Whelan, two high-profile Americans currently detained in Russia, has been met with praise, confusion and fury.

Red Wave Still Predicted

Republicans leading midterm race for House: CBS poll

New CBS News Battleground Tracker polling shows Republicans in the lead for control of the House ahead of this year's midterm elections, with 230 seats projected for the GOP and 205 for Democrats. GOP wins in 230 districts would give Republicans 12 seats more than the 218 needed to control the chamber.

MAGA Snitches Startle?!?!

Trump "has to be rattled" as inner circle gives 1/6 testimonies: Biographer

Former President Donald Trump "has to be rattled" now that the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on U.S. Capitol is speaking with some of his former top Cabinet officials, a biographer of his said on Sunday.

Food Supply Moving Again

Ukraine Grain Shipment Departs for First Time Since Russian Invasion

KYIV, Ukraine-Ukraine dispatched its first grain shipment since the start of Russia's invasion on Monday, under a deal aimed at easing global food shortages. The ship departed the Odessa port carrying 26,000 metric tons of corn headed for Tripoli, Lebanon, according to Ukrainian officials and the Turkish government, which helped broker the deal.

Today's Climate Change Prediction

Hotter than Dubai: US cities at risk of Middle Eastern temperatures by 2100

The climate crisis risks pushing many Americans into entirely new climatic realities, with a new analysis finding there are 16 US cities at risk of having summer temperatures on a par with locations in the Middle East by the end of the century.

Breakfast Bill The Hard Way

Passenger fined $1,874 after two undeclared McMuffins found in luggage

(CNN) - A passenger traveling from Bali, Indonesia to Australia has found themselves paying a hefty price for a McDonald's breakfast. The unnamed traveler was handed a fine of 2,664 Australian dollars ($1,874) after two undeclared egg and beef sausage McMuffins and a ham croissant were found in their luggage on arriving at Darwin Airport in the country's Northern Territory last week.

Far East Space Out

Chinese rocket debris crashes into atmosphere as nation's space program slammed

A Chinese rocket booster that helped launch part of a space station into orbit plummeted to Earth Saturday over Southeast Asia, U.S. Space Command confirmed. Officials believe the 25-ton debris re-entered over the Indian Ocean at around 10:45 am MDT. Witnesses in Malaysia reported seeing bright objects in the sky that resembled meteors but said it was likely debris.


How an Angry Mom Took Down the Revenge-Porn King

Tan Mom. "Tiger Blood." The Royal Wedding. The early 2010s were a treasure trove of cursed cultural relics. Most odious of all was Is Anyone Up?, a revenge-porn website that prided itself on humiliating mostly young women. The site published nude images that users-mostly vengeful exes-could send in via an anonymous submission form.

Now Hiring For Safer Streets

Crossing guard company hosts hiring fairs this week

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - You can apply to become a crossing guard for schools in Johnson County, Kansas, during one of three hiring fairs happening this week. All City Management Services (ACMS) provides crossing guards for several school districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Hipster Wicks Debut

Effing it Up: Birdie Hansen's wicks and politics at Effing Candle Co.

Birdie Hansen of Effing Candle Co. // Photo by Travis Young To Birdie Hansen, becoming a self-made dipped-wax magnate a la Jan from The Office was not part of the plan. "When the sourdough phase of the pandemic was winding down in summer of 2020, I needed something to do with my hands and my brain," she says.

JoCo Bowls Over Objections

Overland Park city council to vote on Incred-A-Bowl townhouse proposal

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The owner of the former Incred-A-Bowl site will ask the Overland Park, Kansas, city council to approve his plan to build townhouses behind the vacant bowling alley at a meeting Monday night. The proposal does not make any changes to the Incred-A-bowl building itself.

Trendy, Overpriced & AWESOME Cowtown Cuisine

Reservation for One: Plate - In Kansas City

Plate has a new sister location to match its modern Italian restaurant in East Brookside, one that offers a similar classy, yet casual vibe. Located in the Park Place shopping center in Leawood, the restaurant operates out of a former California Pizza Kitchen that has made an impressive transformation both inside and out.

Katie Calls Scorcher

High heat to start your week


Calvin Harris - New To You is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.