Kansas City Tuesday: Feel The Bern Again, Health Talk & Russian 'Right' To Use Nukes

Right now hottie Lindsey offers a bit of inspiration as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Cowtown Fights Longstanding Pandemic

Kansas City, Missouri, City Council to consider campaign to 'end' HIV epidemic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council will decide on Thursday whether to accept and approve a grant worth over $375,000 from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) focused on "ending" the HIV epidemic in Kansas City.

Talk Baseball With JoPo

LIVE: Talk KC Royals with former Star columnist and best-selling author Joe Posnanski

The Royals have finished the home portion of their 2022 schedule and are playing out the string. They've actually played well over the past week, and for the first time since 2006 they're operating without the guidance of top executive Dayton Moore.

Pretend To Care About Politics In The Dotte

More turmoil in Wyandotte County: Racial discrimination alleged in finance department

The finance department of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, is a racially insensitive environment, an employee says in a recently filed lawsuit. Reginald Lindsey, 49, has worked since 2011 in the Unified Government's finance department, where he is currently the budget director.

Beloved Baller Downgraded

Mahomes' MVP odds drop after loss to Indianapolis Colts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After a disappointing loss on the road to the Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes saw his odds drop for the NFL's Most Valuable Player award. Mahomes was the favorite after a dominate Week 1 win over the Arizona Cardinals, but the most recent loss dropped him to fourth, according to Draft Kings and Fan Duel.

Drinking Game Consequences

Kansas inmates got punished for drinking alcohol when the prison system was misusing tests

TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas prison system admits it's been misusing an alcohol-detecting test that it's relied on for years and relied on to sort out punishment for inmates it suspected were drinking. Prison officials had been dipping the test strips into drinks to detect alcohol when it's only certified for sniffing out alcohol levels in saliva.

Midday News Clarification

No victims, evidence of gunman following active shooter report in Belton

BELTON, Mo. (KCTV) - An area off of Interstate 49 in Belton was evacuated after a report of an active shooter at a plant and warehouse. Belton police said they responded late Tuesday morning to a report of an active shooter at the Chewy plant and warehouse off Interstate 49 and the 15000 block of Outer Road.

Hottie Disproves Stereotypes

'I'm judged for being a hot Playboy model - people wrongly call me stupid'

A Playboy model says people wrongly assume she's "stupid and vain" - just because she's attractive. Lindsey Pelas, 31, believes people are judgemental about others who are good looking. She told Fabulous: "Unfortunately, I do think being beautiful means people don't take you seriously.

Russkies Double Down On Nuke Threats

Medvedev asserts Russia's 'right' to use nukes to defend its territory

Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev asserted on Tuesday that Moscow is entitled to use nuclear weapons in order to defend its territory as the country seeks to annex conquered areas of Ukraine. Medvedev, who serves as deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council, wrote on social media that the Kremlin would use its "most fearsome weapon" against Ukraine if "the threat to Russia exceeds the established danger limit."

Haters Power MAGA

Trump's legal troubles are mounting. And his support is consolidating.

"I don't see this working in terms of impacting the perceptions of the president," said Dave Carney, a national Republican strategist based in New Hampshire. "He is under attack by the left, they're using all the tools of government, they're politicizing the legal system - this is just the cherry on top."

Feeling The Bern Again???

Sanders leaves door open to 2024 White House run

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday said he hadn't yet decided whether he will make another bid for the White House. "That's a big - you know, I haven't made that decision," Sanders said on "CBS Mornings." Sanders, an Independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, mounted his first presidential campaign as a Democrat in the...

Nobody Wants To Work

GM steps back on new return-to-office policy after backlash from salaried workers

General Motors is stepping back a bit on a return-to-work policy it revealed to salaried employees last week. On Tuesday, CEO Mary Barra sent out a note to the salaried workforce offering an apology of sorts for the timing of putting out a new policy late in the day Friday saying that employees would have to return to working in the office three days a week.

Stagflation Has Arrived?!?!

S&P 500 falls to new low for 2022, Dow loses 200 points

Stock futures were little changed on Monday evening after the market started the week by continuing its dramatic September decline. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures were flat. Those tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 10 points, or less than 0.1%.

Considering Satire Impact

Was the fake boobs teacher a hoax?

Last week there was internet uproar at the discovery that a male teacher in Ontario goes to work wearing breasts so huge they'd be absurd by the standards of a seaside postcard. Photographs of this individual, known as "Kayla Lemieux", were reportedly leaked by students uncomfortable with the situation.

Local Foodie Winning

For Shanita McAfee-Bryant, gumbo isn't just food-it's philosophy

From creating new recipes within her family's kitchen to winning Cutthroat Kitchen, a popular Food Network game show, McAfee-Bryant looks to use her talents to help those within her community through food advocacy and to bridge the divide in Kansas City with gumbo

Kansas City Brewshound Debuts

Tap List | KC Media Collective and Crane Brewing Collaborate On New Beer

Crane Brewing Co. has teamed up with the KC Media Collective to brew an exclusive beer that will be available for the next six weeks. Dubbed Brewshound, a portion of sales from this hazy pale ale will benefit the local nonprofit news collaboration. The beer will be available exclusively at Crane.

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