Kansas City Thursday: Memphis Gunfire, MAGA GOP, Holiday Hiring, Paris & Nuke War Risk

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Time To Collect Cash For X-Mas

UPS to hire 2K employees in Kansas City area for holiday season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPS is already planning for the quickly approaching holiday season. Like many other companies, the shipping giant said it needs to hire thousands of employees between now and the end of next month. Across the country the company plans to hire more than 100,000 season workers.

Kansas Chamber Chat Reported

First Kansas gubernatorial forum since primary comes to Olathe

OLATHE, Kan. (KCTV) - With just two months to go before the general election, both candidates running for Kansas governor took to the same stage Wednesday night for the first time since the primaries. Two debates are still to come. Wednesday's forum, hosted by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, came in an individual question-and-answer format following a meet-and-greet and dinner.

Show-Me Busted State

Report card on Missouri infrastructure shows state's bridges old, in need of repair

The American Society of Civil Engineers' report card on Missouri's infrastructure doesn't put the state at the head of the class when it comes to bridges.

Suburb Copes With Worsening Blight

Raytown neighbors need help with abandoned home

Neighbors needing help is the focus of a continuing KMBC 9 News investigation about abandoned properties on both sides of the state line.The latest property to highlight is in Raytown, off East 67th Street.If the mower on the property has done any work in the yard recently, it's hard to

Telcom Postscript Make-Work

Coworking space opens on former Sprint campus with former iWerx partner behind the (hot) desk

The sprawling Aspira campus in Overland Park is now home to a just-launched next-generation office workspace solution. Aspira NOW - a coworking space with a focus on tech connectivity - is the latest addition to the Occidental Management-owned development.

Heiress Still Hot

Paris Hilton continues living her best life at the Burning Man Festival

Paris Hilton, 41, seemed to be living wild and free at the annual Burning Man Festival in Nevada with more than 80,000 people. The statuesque heiress showed off her festival outfit on Instagram on Wednesday. The look featured a sparkling sequined dress paired with a black belt, tall tan boots, and sported her stylish sunglasses.

Teen Shooting Tragedy Aftermath

Four killed in hours-long Memphis shooting spree before suspect arrested, police say

Memphis, Tenn. - Police here say a man who drove around the city shooting at people killed four during an hours-long rampage that forced frightened people to shelter in place before he was arrested. Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly was taken into custody after 9 p.m.

White House Targets Opposition

Gloves off, Biden embraces tough tone on 'MAGA Republicans'

WASHINGTON (AP) - In recent days, President Joe Biden has sharpened his attacks against Donald Trump and the so-called MAGA Republicans for posing a threat to democracy. He's likened the philosophy undergirding the dominant strain of the modern-day GOP to "semi-fascism." And Democrats are taking notice.

Legal Moves Argued

Opinion | The Trump special master order was bad. This would make it worse.

The order to appoint a special master to review material seized in the search of Mar-a-Lago is so bad that even former President Donald's Trump's attorney general thinks it should be appealed. On Tuesday, William Barr said in a Fox News interview that U.S.


GOP confronts shrinking donor pool as midterms approach

At the same time, the POLITICO review partially exonerates one perceived culprit of the party's fundraising woes: former President Donald Trump. Though Trump is by far the GOP's top online fundraiser, the data suggest he is not siphoning large numbers of donors from Republican candidates and committees doing battle in the midterms. Only 13 percent of Republican online donors this cycle gave solely to the former president's new political group.

Political Downside Feared

New Biden midterm strategy over Democracy comes with risks

When Joe Biden entered the race for president in 2019, he declared that the "soul of the nation" was at stake. Now Biden is amping up that narrative as president, making the case that democracy and former President Trump's election lies will be on the ballot in this fall's midterm elections.

Argument Over Medical Access

HIV drug mandate violates religious freedom, judge rules

The American Medical Association and a coalition of 60 medical organisations wrote in July that one adverse ruling could mean "patients would lose access to vital preventive healthcare services, such as screening for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, cervical cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, preeclampsia, and hearing".

Vlad Threatens Euro Freeze Out

Putin threatens to let Europe 'freeze' over winter, raising risk of energy rationing

Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened Wednesday to stop all energy supplies to Europe.

Proxy Probs Escalate

Ukraine military chief says 'limited' nuclear war cannot be ruled out

Ukraine's top military chief warned Wednesday that a "limited" nuclear war between Russia and the West cannot be discounted, a scenario with grave global implications. "There is a direct threat of the use, under certain circumstances, of tactical nuclear weapons by the Russian Armed forces," commander in chief Valeriy Zaluzhnyi wrote in an article published by Ukrinform, a state-run media outlet.

Talker Takes Apart Ailing Democratic Party Senate Contender

Tucker Carlson: John Fetterman has a long list of documented failures

There are an awful lot of forgotten little towns in this country and Braddock, Pennsylvania , is definitely one of them. It's only 11 miles outside Pittsburgh, but Braddock is basically empty at this point. Only 1,700 people live there - that's down from a population of more than 18,000 during the Second World War.

Hottie Talks Smutty Career Path

Sitcom star Maitland Ward calls becoming a porn star 'soul-changing'

Former Disney star Maitland Ward credits doing porn with instilling her with confidence. The "Boy Meets World" alum has written about her transition from family-friendly entertainment to a successful career in the adult film industry in her new memoir, " Rated X, " out Tuesday, which criticizes the House of Mouse and praises porn for allowing her to blossom.

Royals Pull One Out

Closer Clase's command crumbles, Royals rally in 2-1 romp

It's long felt like the Royals struggle with rookie and/or random journeyman pitchers for some inexplicable reason, and tonight was no exception. Cody Morris made his big league debut last Friday and got smacked around by Seattle, allowing three runs and seven baserunners in just two innings.

Paddy Will Spread The Love

In Chiefs' new-look offense, Mahomes says receivers will come from 'everywhere'

Throughout the 2022 offseason, it's been difficult to consume any Kansas City Chiefs news without mention of departed wide receiver Tyreek Hill. How will the quarterback Patrick Mahomes continue to produce without his No. 1 wide receiver? Can he produce without him?

Hipsters Update Local Foodie Scene

Dish & Drink KC: Juicy brews at Limitless Brewing, fresh finds at Messenger, and vintage vibes at The Snack Shack

JoCo Juice Hazy IPA. // Courtesy Limitless Brewing Limitless Brewing's JoCo Juice Hazy IPA Limitless Brewing is a hidden gem tucked away in Lenexa. The brewery prides itself in being community-focused, so it is no surprise that the local favorite on tap is the JoCo Juice Hazy IPA.

Almost East Side Party Debut

"Micro Event Space" Opens in East Brookside

Cocoa Spaces, 912 E 63rd St Every so often, you may have a need for a smaller, special gathering-perhaps a retirement party, baby shower, going away get together, intimate wedding, family reunion; or perhaps a small meeting, business brainstorming retreat or indoor photo shoot. You don't want the restrictions and pricing of a hotel meeting...

Katie Calls Weekend

Hotter than normal weather pattern ends soon


Boyz II Men - End Of The Road dominated the Billboard charts in 1992 and today serves as the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.