Kansas City Midweek: Local Comedy, More Shooting & MAGA Threat

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Shorty Funny Man Scales Up Venue After EPIC Turnout

Kevin Hart cancels Kauffman Center shows due to high demand, moves to one night at T-Mobile Center

T-Mobile Center SOURCE: T-Mobile Center Kevin Hart has canceled several shows scheduled for early November in Kansas City. The comedian and actor says that 'high demand' has led him to move his show to one night at the T-Mobile Center.

Cowtown Climate Tracking Improved

Weather service planning 'major upgrade' to Kansas City radar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The weather radar that covers the Kansas City region is set to undergo a "major upgrade" next week. The radar, which is operated from the National Weather Service's office in Pleasant Hill, Missouri , was due for the upgrade after exceeding its 25-year service life.

Midday Shut Down Aftermath

Emergency bridge closures snarl traffic Wednesday

Emergency repair work on bridge joints on Interstate 435 on Kansas City's south side wrapped up Wednesday evening.For most of the day, every lane except one was blocked off on westbound Interstate 435 just past Interstate 470.

Hint: They Still Enjoy Tax Help

Berkley Riverfront apartment project moves forward without tax breaks from Port KC

A controversial developer's plan to build a 251-unit apartment project is moving forward, but without the incentives it initially sought from the Port Authority of Kansas City (Port KC). A deal between the Port KC and St. Louis developer Lux Living stalled in May after criticism of the agreement from commissioners and representatives from the housing advocacy group KC Tenants.

Golden Ghetto Turnaround

Roeland Park sells 'The Rocks' property to new developer

ROELAND PARK, Kan. - The Rocks development in Roeland Park will move forward under a new developer. On Tuesday, the Roeland Park City Council unanimously approved a land purchase agreement with Overland Park-based EPC Real Estate Group for roughly 7 acres near 4800 Roe Parkway.

Country Club Plaza Upscale

Plaza Sheraton Converting to a Hilton, $8.4M Investment

By Kevin Collison A Rhode Island firm has applied for $8.4 million in building permits as part of its plan to convert the 18-story Sheraton Suites at the Country Club Plaza into a Hilton, according to city records.

Hipsters Fashion Tawdry Deets

Kansas City Fashion Week 2022 was a spectacular make out sesh

Any Old Iron. // Photo by Hannah Strader Kansas City was brimming with activity over labor day weekend. With Irish Fest taking over Crown Center, Kansas City Fashion Week took up residence across the street at Union Station. Saturday's finale show featured sequins, tulle, fishnets, platforms, and more as some of the Midwest's best designers showcased their fall/winter 2022 collections....

Diva Turns Investor

Kim Kardashian ventures into private equity

Kim Kardashian is venturing into private equity. The reality superstar is teaming up with a former Carlyle Group partner Jay Sammons to bring her business acumen and high-flying name to SKKY Partners. The firm they're cofounding will invest in consumer hospitality, luxury and media and entertainment businesses, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Gunfire Erupts Amid Tension

Memphis police warn residents as they search for man after multiple shootings

Police in Memphis, Tennessee, were searching for a 19-year-old man who is believed to have shot multiple people Wednesday, and who may have recorded the violence on Facebook. "We don't know his motive, we just know that he is responsible for multiple shootings at this time," police Major Karen Rudolph, a department spokesperson, told NBC affiliate WMC of Memphis on-air.

Republicans Block Prez

GOP gives thumbs down to Biden's $47B emergency request

President Joe Biden's request for more than $47 billion in emergency funding to help Ukraine and tackle COVID-19, monkeypox and natural disasters is encountering deep skepticism from Senate Republicans, signaling a showdown ahead.

Pix Expose Progressive Rift

Obama to return to White House for portrait unveiling amid report of tension with Biden camp

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to return to the White House on Wednesday for the unveiling of their official portraits. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will host the event, but all may not be friendly among people close to the two men who were former running mates, according to a new report.


AOC predicts she won't be president - because Americans 'hate women'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says it's unlikely she could ever be elected president of the United States - because so many people in America "hate women" and "would never let that happen." The socialist-firebrand New York Democrat speculated about the possibilities of her launching a future White House bid in a wide-ranging cover interview with GQ magazine published Wednesday.

Survey Seyz MAGA Threat For Realz???

Most Americans see Trump's MAGA as threat to democracy: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Days after Democratic President Joe Biden gave a fiery speech attacking former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies as an extremist threat, a Reuters/Ipsos poll completed on Wednesday found a majority of Americans believe Trump's movement is undermining democracy.

Digital Hypocrisy Debated

An influencer and OnlyFans star is facing backlash after saying 'nobody wants to work these days'

Influencer Tara Lynn is catching flak for a TikTok ruminating on why "nobody wants to work anymore." Viewers pointed out that this is not typically down to laziness, and some people have no choice. Lynn, who has over 4 million followers, responded by calling her critics "crazy" and "embarrassing."

Cowtown Booze Biz Celebrated

Tap List | J. Rieger Rolls Out 2022 Straight Rye Whiskey Release

This week we're taking a brief break from beer news to give you some exciting spirits news. On Thursday, J. Rieger & Co. is releasing the 2022 version of their Bond Straight Rye Whiskey to retailers in Kansas and Missouri. This year's edition is 96% rye and 4% malted barley.

Kansas City Ink Comeback

2000 Vine: Traveling tattoo artist inks Kansas City HQ with clients buzzing for her return

"They weren't having it," said Kinesha Glover, describing her customers' response the first time she relocated. "They were like, 'You gotta come back. Whether you come tattoo at the house or set up at our friends' shops, you gotta come back.'"

Heat Persists Amid Summer Fade

Warm weather continues two weeks out from fall

Officially 15 days out from fall, the trend of warm weather is slated to continue. Kansas City is mostly clear Wednesday night with lows in the low 60s. Thursday and Friday will be sunny and hot, with highs near 90. Clouds will increase Saturday with highs in the mid-80s.

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