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Inside Kansas City Loop Becomes Even More Complicated

Buck O'Neil Bridge project closures begin next week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Closures associated with the Buck O'Neil Bridge project pick up next week. Missouri Department of Transportation crews will close westbound 4th Street from Washington Street to Beardsley Road on Monday. The closure will last approximately through late September.

Golden Ghetto Waste Of Time Will Soon Be Complete

Hand recount of abortion amendment vote wrapping up in Johnson County

Recounts on the Amendment 2 abortion issue were wrapping up in nine Kansas counties Friday with minimal changes to the results.All but the two largest counties, Johnson and Sedgwick, either was finished or scheduled to have their canvass boards certify recounts on Friday.The public had the opportunity to observe the

Show-Me Help Line Needed

Missouri mental crisis calls go up during 988 hotline's first month

During the first month of a national mental health crisis line , calls to Missouri mental health centers have gone up 30%, state officials said. Health officials put the federally backed three-digit 988 call line in place July 16. It routes all calls to suicide prevention hotline crisis centers.

Sports Gambling Rules Devised

Kansas AG rejects some Kansas Lottery regulations on sports wagering

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas Attorney General Office approved three regulations set forth by the Kansas Lottery to allow legal sports gambling in the state, but sent several others back for further review.

Show-Me Secure Election Fears

Critics say Missouri's new photo ID law will 'starve voter registration' - they plan to sue

Missouri's sweeping elections law will soon facetwo lawsuits challenging its constitutionality. The law, like many passed by the legislature this year and signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson, is set to go into effect on Aug. 28.

Hottie Curves Around The World

Demi Rose flaunts her eye-popping curves in a TINY white bikini

She's long been known for showing off her eye-popping curves. And Demi Rose set pulses racing once again as she took to Instagram to share a pair of scantily-clad bikini snaps from her sunny getaway to Mykonos. The model, 27, took to Instagram to share a series of sunset poolside snaps from the stunning Greek location.

MAGA Teases 'Major Motion'

Trump hints at legal action in response to Mar-a-Lago search

Former President Trump on Friday hinted at taking legal action in response to the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago property last week. Trump said in a post on his social media platform Truth Social that a "major motion" related to the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution will soon be filed related to the search.

Red Wave Denied?!?

New polls show Democrats could 'win' the 2022 midterms. Should you believe them?

After months of missteps, mishaps and misfortune, President Biden and his fellow Democrats are finally enjoying a run of good news. But will it be enough to prevent the sort of electoral bloodbath that a president's party usually suffers in the midterms?

Court Puts Brakes On Prez Biden

Biden's oil, gas moratorium dealt potentially fatal blow by federal court

A federal district court blocked the Biden administration's moratorium on federal oil and gas leasing, a potentially fatal blow to the policy that has been tied up in a legal battle since early 2021. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Judge Terry Doughty issued a permanent injunction blocking the leasing moratorium in a ruling late Thursday evening.

Tech Fears Low Tide

The world's rivers are drying up from extreme weather. See how 6 look from space

To be stuck "up a river without a paddle" is an expression for a sticky situation you just can't get out of. But if that river happens to be in the northern hemisphere this summer, it's likely the paddle won't be helpful, anyway.

USA Unmasked Against COVID

'Most have thrown their hands up': has the US forgotten about Covid?

Despite signs that indicate the latest Covid-19 surge is slowing down, an average of 400 deaths in the US is still reported on a daily basis. Various mask and social distancing mandates across the country are becoming anything but strictly enforced.

Abortion Crackdown Paused

Michigan judge issues indefinite ban on criminalizing abortions in key Michigan counties

A Michigan judge ruled Friday prosecutors in the state's largest counties are barred from bringing criminal charges for months to come under a state law banning most abortions. The decision from Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Jacob J.

Consequences Years After South Of Border Slaughter

The disappearance of 43 students was a 'state crime,' Mexico's president says

MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials on Thursday called the 2014 disappearance of 43 students a state crime that was covered up by the government, in another damning assessment of the previous administration's actions regarding one of Mexico's worst human rights atrocities.

European War Cont'd

Blasts and fresh drone attacks rock Russian-held areas far from Ukraine war front

Russia reported fresh Ukrainian drone attacks on Friday evening, a day after explosions erupted near military bases in Russian-held areas of Ukraine and Russia itself, apparent displays of Kyiv's growing ability to pummel Moscow's assets far from front lines. The latest incidents followed huge blasts last week at an air base in Russian-annexed Crimea.

Vlad Offers Nuke Olive Branch

Ukraine war: Russia to allow inspectors at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant - Putin

"In this highly volatile and fragile situation, it is of vital importance that no new action is taken that could further endanger the safety and security of one of the world's largest nuclear power plants," Rafael Grossi said.

Mouthing Off About Monkeypox

Gay porn star posts horrific photos of monkeypox battle

Silver Steele, of Houston, Texas, developed blisters around his mouth after developing monkeypox and documented his month-long battle with the virus He shared a gallery of photos of the blisters' development 'not to gross anyone out, but to educate' He developed symptoms around July 11, when small pimple-like white spots

Sounds Like A Good Time

My neighbours sound like porn stars when they have sex - it's waking up my kids

A WOMAN has been left furious after her neighbours continue to have loud sex despite telling them everyone can hear them. After asking them to stop she joked whether it would be unreasonable to burn their house down or blow something up to make herself deaf.

Our Favorite Weekend Tune

Anitta & Missy Elliott Team Up For Vibrant Funk Track 'Lobby': Watch the Video

Anitta and Missy Elliott have brought their highly anticipated collaboration to life, officially releasing the single and music video for "Lobby" via Warner Records Thursday (Aug. 18). The new collaboration, produced by Ryan Tedder, is an English-language funk and disco fusion with the flirtatious chorus "kiss me from the roof to the lobby."

Hard Times Persist For Lil' Guy

America's small businesses are fighting 'double whammy' finding workers, paying higher costs

The pandemic forced Freed Bodyworks, a wellness center offering massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture, mental health counseling and other services, to shut down for four months. But while clients returned when it reopened in the summer of 2020, workers did not.Almost two years later, owners Frances Reed and Jessica VonDyke were forced to shut the business' doors."I couldn't hire anyone," said Reed.

Kansas City Helping Hands Across The World

After harrowing escape from Afghanistan, refugee who advised US military helps other new arrivals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On the surface, he looks like a typical office worker. His fingers clack away on the keyboard inside the Jewish Vocational Services office. A moment later, the phone rings and the former Afghan Army officer answers before trying to help a refugee client on the other end.

Winter Is Coming For Ur Money

Overland Park recruiting snow crews with cold hard cash

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The city of Overland Park is already thinking ahead to the winter season and is using a new incentive to recruit snow crews. This winter, crew members on staff will receive some extra money during each storm.

Mogul Backed Kansas Landslide Vote Against Abortion Ban

Spielberg among donors in $22M Kansas campaign on abortion

TOPEKA, Kan. - Abortion opponents and abortion rights advocates together spent more than $22 million on a ballot question this month in Kansas, and famed film director and producer Steven Spielberg contributed to the successful effort to affirm abortion rights.

Golden Ghetto Suburban Skies Aglow Amid Quiet Desperation

Doorbell camera catches meteor shooting over Johnson County

GARDNER, Kan. - Doorbell video proves you should always look up to the sky before walking inside. This video is from Carrie Robaina's doorbell camera in Gardner, Kansas. You can see her husband talking his honey-do list by watering the plants on the couple's front porch.

Slightly Cooler KC For August

Saturday's looking nice with highs near 83


Anitta x Missy Elliott - Lobby is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.