Kansas City News Slice: Weekend Prep, MAGA Lashes Out & Ladies Confront Anxiety

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Suburbs Sink Cash

Blue Springs budgets $35M for new aquatics center

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - The City Council commits millions of dollars in funding to a new aquatics center, park upgrades, and infrastructure repairs in the new budget. Members of the Blue Springs City Council adopted the nearly $110 million budget for the next fiscal year on Sept. 19. It takes effect Oct.

The Dotte Deals With Stress

KCK firefighter starts new program to help first responders with PTSD

Being a first responder is one of the most stressful jobs out there. In Kansas City, Kansas, there's a new program to help those in need. It all starts with swinging a golf club."I always find peace with it," said Kansas City, Kansas, fire Capt. Steve Pope.

Fairfax Feels Neglected 

Residents at KCK apartment complex fed up with years of pothole problems

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Renters at one Kansas City, Kansas, apartment complex complain their streets are nearly impassable. Residents at the Fairfax Bluffs Apartment complex said they've dodged the large potholes that can be seen in their surrounding roads for more than two years.

Golden Ghetto Needs 69

With 69 deputy vacancies, Johnson County to consider sheriff's pay plan next week

OLATHE, Kan. - The Johnson County Board of Commissioners will consider the new Sheriff's Office Compensation Plan at their next meeting. Thursday morning, the board unanimously voted to put the plan on next week's agenda after discussing it in the previous meeting.

Social Media Diva Debuts Retro Look

Kim Kardashian channels Marilyn Monroe AGAIN for Dolce & Gabbana

Kim Kardashian has channeled Marilyn Monroe again months after wearing the icon's dress at the Met Gala and as Ana de Armas is set to play her in a soon-to-be-released biopic. The 41-year-old reality star put on quite the busty display as she was featured in a steamy promo for Dolce & Gabbana released on Thursday.

MAGA Calls Out Everybody

Trump lashes out on social media after NY AG James files lawsuit on fraud claims

Former President Donald Trump assailed New York Attorney General Letitia James as "racist" and "grossly incompetent" in an indignant social media post Thursday, one day after she filed a sweeping fraud lawsuit against him and his family members. Trump's post on the Twitter-like platform Truth Social called James "a terrible A.G.

Court Case Cont'd

Special master sets timeline for review in Trump docs case, says he must explain claims of privilege

In a court filing on Thursday, the federal judge tasked with reviewing the FBI-seized materials from Mar-a-Lago directed federal prosecutors to begin producing the approximately 11,000 documents that were recovered last month from former President Donald Trump's Florida home. The plan and timeline laid out by U.S.

GOP Ready For WAVE

House Republicans rally around midterm agenda as McCarthy plots path to power | CNN Politics

House Republicans on Thursday rallied around a policy blueprint that will serve as their political mission statement this fall, after getting a sneak peak of the document on Thursday from GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and hearing messaging advice from a former House speaker and former Donald Trump adviser.

Euro Tough Talk

Defiant Zelenskyy tells UN 'Russia will be forced to end this war': Ukraine live updates

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy demanded that Russia be punished for attacking his country and assured the world that his military could drive out the invaders in a passionate address that drew a standing ovation from the U.N. General Assembly.

Economy Wags Dog???

Larry Kudlow: Another series of utterly irresponsible and unserious statements by the far-left progressives

I want to spend a few moments talking about some of these far-left progressives who inhabit Congress and, most regrettably for the country, constitute a long tail that is wagging the entire Democratic Party dog, meaning no disrespect to dogs. First up is this Rashida Tlaib person.

Ladies Confront Harsh Times

Levels of stress, anxiety and sadness among women are at a 10-year high, survey shows

Levels of stress, anxiety, worry, sadness and anger among women worldwide are at a 10-year high, according to a new report. In one of the largest studies on women's well-being, analytics firm Gallup and medical tech company Hologic, Inc. teamed up to survey over 66,000 women in 122 countries around the world.

Talker Takes Stand

Alex Jones testifies in trial over his Sandy Hook hoax lies

On Thursday, Jones admitted calling parents "crisis actors" on his show and saying the shooting was "phony as a three-dollar bill." Plaintiff attorney Christopher Mattei accused Jones of putting targets on the parents' backs, pointing to the family members in the courtroom and saying "these are real people."

Rising Sun Open For Biz

Japan to reopen to mass tourism in October

(CNN) - Japan, one of the world's last major holdouts during the pandemic, is dissolving its Covid-19 restrictions and opening the door back up to mass tourism. Beloved for its unique mix of vibrant urban culture and natural beauty, the country is lifting its tight regulations on foreign tourists, according to a tweet Thursday from Taro Kono, Japan's minister of digital affairs.

Royal Fam Wishes

Queen Elizabeth 'adored' Prince Harry 'right to the end,' wanted family to 'patch things up,' author says

Despite Prince Harry's decision to step back as a senior royal and move to California, Queen Elizabeth's love for her grandson remained strong until the end. After more than seven decades on the throne, the British monarch passed away on Sept. 8 in Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96.

Yeezy Seyz Sorry

Kanye West Apologizes to Kim Kardashian for 'Any Stress I Have Caused' amid Co-Parenting Struggles

Kanye West is apologizing again if his online outbursts caused stress with ex-wife Kim Kardashian. In an exclusive interview with ABC News that aired in part on Good Morning America Thursday, the 45-year-old rapper - who also goes by Ye - opened up to Linsey Davis about his relationship with Kardashian, who filed for a divorce in February 2021 after nearly seven years of marriage.

Kansas City Turnaround Already???

Royals sweep Twins in 4-1 afternoon win

Through his first 17 starts, Royals starting pitcher Jonathan Heasley had made it through at least six innings just five times. In just two of those starts did he give up one run or fewer.

Antiquing Danger Discovered

World War II era grenade found in Harrisonville now safely removed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A World War II-era grenade was found inside a building in Harrisonville, Missouri, Thursday morning. Construction crews found the device while replacing the building's roof, according to a Harrisonville Police Department spokesperson. The item was discovered sometime around 10-11 a.m.

NYT Calculates Odds

How the Kansas City Chiefs Can Make the Playoffs: Through Week 2

The Buffalo Bills (2-0) beat the Tennessee Titans on Monday, boosting their chances of making the playoffs to 74 percent from 64 percent. The Miami Dolphins (2-0) beat the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, boosting their chances of making the playoffs to 66 percent from 52 percent.

JoCO Wins Big Over KCMO

Best farmers market in the US is in Kansas City

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Midwest is best, at least when it comes to the best farmers markets in the country. The Overland Park Farmers Market just one a national popularity contest and was named the Best Farmers Market in 2022. American Farmland Trust hosted the competition.

Pumpkin Spice Weather Starts

The fall chill is finally here!

Fall's chill is here! Temperatures overnight will drop into the 50. Scattered showers with areas of light rain are likely Friday morning into the early afternoon before clearing out during the evening. Friday will remain chilly with highs in the middle 60s.

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