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The Nice Kind Of Drive-By

Soak up Kansas City's fall colors with these scenic drives and day trips

Now that we've had our first official taste of fall in Kansas City, we're ready to indulge in all our favorite aspects of autumn. As the trees begin to change from green to vibrant reds, browns, yellows and oranges, it's the perfect time to find a scenic byway and take a drive.

Midtown Ablaze

5 displaced in apartment fire near 39th Street

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Five people were displaced in a two-story apartment fire complex near 39th Street. According to Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department spokesperson Jason Spreitzer, a call came in around 7:19 a.m. Saturday morning regarding a fire in the 1300 block of Northeast 39th Street.

Fancy Kansas City Eat Out Coming Soon

Famed Justus Drugstore restaurant will open in Kansas City with 'extensive tastings'

Justus Drugstore is making a comeback but under a different concept than the original Smithville restaurant. James Beard-nominated chef Jonathan Justus and his wife, Camille Eklof, drew customers from across the metro for their "farm-to-table, nose-to-tail" menu. They later sold the building and closed the restaurant.

Local Unhappy Returns

Commerce Bank explains unexpected statement fees

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Commerce Bank customers may have noticed some strange fees posted to their accounts over the past week. Some customers may have experienced multiple small charges, while others spotted just one charge. The bank said it is in the process of refunding the money, and there is no reason to worry.

Schemes Inside The Loop Abound

Five big apartment, commercial real estate projects are reshaping downtown Kansas City - Kansas City Business Journal

Downtown Kansas City has seen a deluge of key development announcements this year, with more waiting in the wings. Development is prevalent in ever corner, from the Crossroads Arts District to the long-ignored Berkley Riverfront. Some projects now under construction could someday be as synonymous with Downtown as the T-Mobile Center and the Kansas City Power & Light District.

Digging Up Past In Search Of Truth

Kansas planning $13k ground radar study for potential unmarked graves at Shawnee Indian Mission

Kansas state leaders have drawn up plans to spend more than $13,000 on a ground penetrating radar study to search for unmarked graves of Native children at one of the oldest and most significant historical landmarks in the state, according to a partially signed contract obtained by KMBC 9 Investigates.That

Cowtown Around The World

Study ranks Kansas City among 10 top U.S. cities for foreign businesses - Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas City ranks in the top 10 - barely - in a list of the best U.S. cities for foreign businesses compiled by the Financial Times and Nikkei. Kansas City ranks No. 10 on the list, which rates 89 cities on more than three dozen metrics, according to Financial Times.

Show-Me Election Claim Check

Ad check: Campaign ad says Eric Schmitt allowed foreign businesses to buy Missouri farmland

In Missouri, Democratic Senate candidate Trudy Busch Valentine is criticizing the voting record of GOP rival Eric Schmitt on allowing foreign business to buy Missouri farmland.

Northeast On Display

258: Northeast Historic Homes Tour

On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast we're getting a sneak preview at the Northeast Kansas City Historical Society's Ninth Annual Fall Homes tour. This year, they're focusing on Gladstone and Benton Boulevards in the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood. The six houses, apartment complex and church show off a variety of the neighborhood's historic architecture.

Remember Brits At Their Best

A Gen-Z guide to 'lads' mags'

Way before online porn and OnlyFans took over the NSFW space, there was the temporary phenomenon of 'lads' mags' that experienced a very short window of success and influence in the UK.What now feels like an ancient concept, the term described a magazine genre during the 1990s and early 2000s aimed ...

French Share Constant Fear

French President Emmanuel Macron chides Biden for warning of nuclear 'armageddon'

French President Emmanuel Macron chided President Biden for invoking the possibility of nuclear "armageddon" and said his US counterpart should choose his words carefully. "We must speak with prudence when commenting on such matters," Macron told reporters at a European Union summit in Prague on Friday.

More MAGA Dox???

DOJ asks whether Trump still has more sensitive documents at other properties

As the Justice Department's investigation into the classified documents found at former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago property continues, new questions have arisen about whether all of the sensitive materials taken from the White House have been returned. Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. Solicitor General, joins Geoff Bennett to discuss the latest developments.

White House Keeps Dream Alive

Biden admin says it has reunited 500 migrant families separated at US border during Trump-era

The Biden administration says that it has reunified 500 migrant families who were separated during the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that aimed to stop illegal immigration into the U.S.

Prez Running Out Of Gas???

Biden says he'll release 10 million more barrels from the dwindling 'oil piggy bank' after OPEC's production cuts - but this is the big risk with more withdrawals

In an effort to counter rising prices at the pump, President Biden plans to plunder the country's "oil piggy bank." In November, the Department of Energy will deliver 10 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to the market.

Weed Pass Qualifications Exposed

Here's who is not eligible for Biden's marijuana pardon | CNN Politics

President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he's pardoning individuals charged with simple marijuana possession on a federal level, but his decision does not affect broad groups of Americans and non-citizens charged with the crime.

Report: MAGA Deals Dox

Trump told advisors last year he'd return Mar-a-Lago files in exchange for 'sensitive' documents about the FBI probe of his 2016 campaign's ties to Russia: NYT

Trump floated the idea of trading Mar-a-Lago boxes for documents on the Russia probe, per The NYT. Aides to Trump did not pitch his proposal to the National Archives, knowing it would be rejected. Trump repeatedly delayed the agency's calls for him to turn over the boxes, per the newspaper.

Chop Shop Full Stop

Vanderbilt University temporarily pauses gender change operation for minors

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is suspending all permanent "gender affirmation surgery" for minors until further notice. The international medical center will forgo performing any transgender surgeries for children that cannot be undone or reverted later in life, pending an internal review.

Still Plagued By Pandemic

How Many Times Will You Get COVID?

In March, 2020, Chelsea Kay, a twentysomething music lover who lives in New York, went to see the Australian band Rüfüs Du Sol play a packed show at the Orpheum Theatre in the heart of New Orleans. At some point, a murmur rippled through the crowd: Tom Hanks had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes -19.

Today's Global Metaphor: Burning Bridge

Massive explosion on Crimea's Kerch bridge, Russian state media reports | CNN

A fuel tank exploded on Crimea's Kerch bridge early Saturday morning, according to Russian state media RIA and social media footage. The source of the explosion remains unclear. The tanker was located on the 19-kilometer (11 mile) long Kerch bridge - the longest in Europe and strategically important because it links Russia's Krasnodar region with the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula.

Will Vlad Drop Big One To Get Out Of Corner?!?!

Putin backers urge strong retaliation for Kerch Bridge blast

KYIV - The fiery blast on the Kerch Bridge on Saturday triggered a chorus of calls for brutal retaliation against Ukraine among Russian public figures who support President Vladimir Putin. The calls increase political pressure on Putin, who said in September that Moscow is ready to use "all available means" to protect the country and its people "if our country is threatened."

Rocketman Flexes Again

N.Korea fires ballistic missile - Yonhap

Oct 8 (Reuters) - North Korea fired an unspecified ballistic missile toward the east coast, Yonhap News Agency reported on Sunday, citing South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Cynthia Osterman Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Newsman Admits Fatigue

Chris Wallace says he became 'a bit bored' covering politics

Veteran journalist Chris Wallace said he became "a bit bored" with politics after years of political coverage, leading him to his CNN show that incorporates different interests and guests from different backgrounds. Wallace said on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday that he was not bored during the Trump administration because it was...

Four Alarm Hotness

Bikini clad woman exits 'frat party' fire truck, walks into strip club

This time the smokeshow was inside the fire truck. A sexy woman sporting nothing but a bikini and high heels was seen exiting a "frat party bus" fire engine and walking directly into a strip club in San Jose, CA, sparking a scalding investigation from the department.

Nice Guys Finish Last . . .

What Is "Efficient Sex" and Why Is It So Common?

"Efficient sex," also known as a "quickie," is common in long-term relationships. "Efficient sex" is fast, direct, and based on what a person knows will work to give their partner pleasure and reach orgasm. Most people long for the non-efficient sex that is common at the beginning of a relationship and associated with higher satisfaction and desire.

KU Football Hype Postscript

Quick recap: No. 19 Kansas falls to No. 17 TCU at home

Kansas football's perfect start to the 2022 season ended on Saturday with a 38-31 loss to TCU at home. KU fell behind 10-0 in the first half in what looked to be shaping up to be a low scoring affair. It was 10-3 at half before both offenses exploded in the second frame.

Kicked Out . . . 

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker out for fourth straight game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs announced that kicker Harrison Butker will be out for the fourth straight week. The Chiefs will welcome the Las Vegas Raiders in town for Monday Night Football.

Death Culture Backstory

Día de los Muertos honored among KC community

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Mattie Rhodes Center is getting ready to celebrate its 24th annual Día de los Muertos celebration . Traditionally, Day of the Dead is celebrated Nov. 1-2, but the Mattie Rhodes Center will be opening up an exhibit in honor of this Hispanic tradition featuring ofrendas, or altars, put together by KC families starting 5 p.m.

Rolling With Lower Expectations

Exotic vehicles, exotic owners: KC is a vanlife destination this week. Here's why

A peaceful getaway with ready access to fishing, swimming and boating on Smithville Lake, Camp Branch tends to attract Midwestern families tugging fifth wheel campers and traveling retirees who pull up in Class A motor homes. This week, though, the vibe at this sleepy Northland campsite has shifted.

Tech Teaching Moment

LaunchKC shines spotlight on founders as first social venture studio cohort takes the stage

Tying Jerren Thornhill's social venture to the footwear industry jogs a logical path, the founder said: re-selling used shoes was a $2 billion industry in 2021, and more importantly: "Kids love shoes."

Weekend According To Katie

A sunny and cool weekend ahead


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