Kansas City News Run: Hurricane Help, Vlad Talks Terror & Mexico Suffers

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Cowtown Disaster Testimony

Kansas City-area natives describe aftermath of Hurricane Ian

KANSAS CITY, Mo - As the aftermath of Hurricane Ian continues impacting millions of people in Florida, some of those affected have local ties to the Kansas City area. DeNetra Norris, a Kansas City-native, moved to Orlando just two months ago for business.

JoCo Driveway Blaze Postscript

Child hospitalized after car caches fire at 'tiny' food pantry in Overland Park

The Overland Park Fire department says a child is in the hospital after a car fire Thursday afternoon. Authorities confirm that the child is suffering from burns, but is in stable condition. Overland Park fire says just after 1 p.m., crews from the department were called to a car fire in the 7200 block of West 71st Street.

Urban Street Fix Imagined

Crews install redesign for dangerous intersection in Kansas City's east side

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The intersection at E. 30th Street and Myrtle Avenue is getting a brand new look a few months after the city revealed the seven intersections that will be redesigned.

Show-Me Jeff City Snipping

Missouri lawmakers send income tax cut to Governor Mike Parson

The top income tax rate in Missouri will be reduced to 4.95% next year, and could go as low as 4.5% under a tax cut bill the state House of Representatives passed today and is sending on to Governor Mike Parson.

Game On . . . 

Sunday's Chiefs-Bucs game will be played in Tampa Bay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Florida Sunday night as scheduled, according to the NFL. The league notified the Minnesota Vikings it would use U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as a contingency plan if the game needed to be relocated due to Hurricane Ian.

Ageless Hottie Inspires . . . 

Donna D'Errico, 54, poses in a gold bikini as she weathers 'heatwave'

Donna D'Errico shared a pinup photo to Instagram on Wednesday. The 54-year-old Baywatch veteran wore a gold string bikini as she was seen in the backyard of her Los Angeles home. In her caption, she asked her followers to 'stay cool' during the heatwave as the temperature soared to 102 F.

Country Over Party . . . 

Biden, DeSantis strike ceasefire as catastrophic Hurricane Ian rocks Florida

What a difference a hurricane makes. Just a week ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a possible 2024 contender, trolled the country with the idea that he would fly migrants in Texas to Delaware near the home of President Biden.

Tuition Help Discounted

Biden administration scales back student debt relief for millions amid legal concerns

The federal student loans held by private entities - through a program known as the Federal Family Education Loan program - is a relatively small subset of outstanding federal student loans. It accounts for just several million of the 45 million Americans who owe federal student loans.

MAGA Earns Legal Win

Trump pushing back on special master's request for him to declare in court whether DOJ inventory is accurate | CNN Politics

Former President Donald Trump is pushing back against a plan from the special master overseeing the review of documents seized from Mar-a-Lago that would require Trump to declare in court whether the Justice Department's inventory from the search is accurate.

Veep Corrects Faux Pas

Vice President Harris mistakenly touts US 'alliance with the Republic of North Korea'

WASHINGTON - Vice President Kamala Harris mistakenly touted the U.S. "alliance with the Republic of North Korea" in remarks Thursday from Korea's Demilitarized Zone that sought to reaffirm America's commitment to the security of its Asian allies.

Vlad Mad After Blow Up

Putin calls 'sabotage' against Nord Stream an 'act of international terrorism' -Kremlin

MOSCOW, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the "unprecedented sabotage" against the Nord Stream gas pipelines was "an act of international terrorism," the Kremlin said in a statement. Putin made the remarks in phone call with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan.

Soccer Still Plagued By Doubt

World Cup 2022: Visitors required to show proof of negative COVID-19 test, regardless of vaccination status

Fans attending the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year will have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test when they arrive, regardless of their vaccination status, event organizers announced Thursday. FIFA World Cup organizers said any fan over the age of 6 will need to present an official negative PCR test result taken no more than 48 hours before their departure.

South Of Border Hot Mess Cont'd

Mexico's President Does Not Know How To Fight Crime

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is struggling to respond to historically high levels of violent crime. Over 33,000 people were killed in Mexico in 2021. As a candidate, Lopez Obrador promised to invest in social programs and send the military back into the barracks.

Old Royalty Equaled By Time

Queen's cause of death given as 'old age' on death certificate

The time and cause of her death have been revealed by Scottish authorities.

Social Media Shares Inside Dirt

TikTok Trend Shows Anal Sex Is Not Just for Gay Men

As a gay man, douching tips and fasting tricks are handed down within our community from older generations as something of a rite of passage. In the absence of any formal education about the science of "bottoming," anal sex aficionados have had to rely on the often absurd, trial-and-error advice from our queer elders who have, ahem, come before us.

Rap Legend Dreamed Of Musical Evolution

Coolio Hoped to Keep Playing as He Aged Like the Rolling Stones: 'Why Can't Hip-Hop Be Like That?'

Coolio had aspirations to continue his music career deep into his later years before his untimely death. The "Gangsta's Paradise" rapper, who died on Wednesday at age 59, opened up to PEOPLE in 2005 about his hopes when it came to performing, and said he had plans to be the "first rapper to go platinum" at 50 years old.

Cowtown To The Rescue

Kansas City Price Choppers collecting donations to support victims of Hurricane Ian

Price Chopper has partnered with the American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City to help victims of Hurricane Ian.The grocery chain said donations will be accepted at the registers in all Price Chopper stores across the Kansas City metro to support those affected by the hurricane.

Coach Plays It Cool

Eric Bieniemy on Sunday's 'discussion' with Mahomes: 'Who cares?'

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy spoke to the media on Thursday - just as he and his fellow coordinators typically do on regular-season Thursdays. But it was also the first time reporters have had the opportunity to question Bieniemy since "The Discussion" between the coordinator and quarterback Patrick Mahomes as the team was headed to the halftime locker room during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Deals About In The Dotte

KCK Taco Trail Extends Prize Opportunities Through the End of 2022 - In Kansas City

Kansas Citians are extra lucky when National Taco Day rolls around. With the Forbes-proclaimed title of the Taco Capital of the U.S right here in Kansas City, Kansas, we have plenty of top-tier taco offerings nearby to celebrate the day. But is one day enough to celebrate all KCK's taco scene has to offer?

Home Team Stalls In Motor City

Tigers boat race Royals, beat Kansas City 10-3

The Royals offense was hot coming into this series against the Tigers. They had won six of their last eight games. Then the offense came to a screeching halt, finalizing the screech this afternoon with a 10-0 loss to Detroit. Not that a little more offense would have mattered in this one.

Neighborhood Moves Explained

KC's Expansion into Hyde Park: The Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Opens for Tours

By Diane Euston Kansas City's story of residential development is tied directly to the growth of our metropolis, and each area of the city holds a unique key to the past. One midtown neighborhood nestled between the bustle of downtown and the Plaza has direct connections to the city's evolution away from city living and into subdivisions.

Erin's Overnight Forecast

FORECAST: Temperatures in the mid-70s expected Friday

Kansas City is going to close out the week with more beautiful weather. By Friday, with more of a wind shift in high pressure, we will build up a warmer air mass from the south and west. Temperatures are expected to rise into the mid-70s.

Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.