Kansas City Monday Roundup: Russian Jet Crashes, Midterms Heat Up & 1st Lady Rebuked

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Nick's Picks | Midterm Election Season Heats Up This Week

The first votes of the midterm election will be cast this week. Advanced voting begins in Kansas on Wednesday, though local election boards get to set the timetable of when they start. If you live in Johnson County, in-person advanced voting begins on Saturday.

Courthouse Vote Preview

Your Jackson County Legislature at-large candidates

After a primary election that already unseated an incumbent, Jackson County residents will see at least six new faces in the nine seats of their County Legislature. In the at-large races, six candidates are competing for three positions.

Election Perspectives Abound

Know before you go: Voter Guide for the Nov. 8 Election in Kansas and Missouri

Residents on both sides of the state line will head to the polls on Nov. 8 to vote on a number of issues, from municipal races to major office seats and even an initiative that, if approved, could legalize marijuana in Missouri. See what you need to know before you head to the polls in your state.

Rock Chalk Hype Crumbles

KU falls out of polls, K-State stays put at no. 17

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Kansas Jayhawks have fallen out of the AP Top 25 Poll in football. After a 52-42 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, the 5-2 Jayhawks fell out of the AP poll and the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll.

Locals Welcome War-Torn Guests

Fellowship of Christian Athletes supporting large group of Ukrainian refugees in Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fellowship of Christian Athletes , based here in Kansas City, held its global conference earlier this year, inviting staff members from all around the world, including a group of 29 people from Ukraine. That was in February, two days before the Russian offensive began.

Iconic Boots Revisited

Kim Kardashian, 41, flashes her famous bottom to sell shoes

Kim Kardashian has landed a new modeling campaign after posing for Balenciaga earlier this year, making her one of the top models in the world. The 41-year-old reality TV siren - made famous by Keeping Up With The Kardashians and continuing with Hulu's The Kardashians - was seen flashing her bare bottom as she hawked crocodile boots for upscale shoe designer Stuart Weitzman.

Prez Forgives College FAIL

Biden launches student loan forgiveness application | CNN Politics

President Joe Biden on Monday announced the formal launch of the federal application for Americans seeking student loan forgiveness.

MAGA Plagued By Accusations

Trump officials interfered with CDC guidance for political purposes, House panel finds

The Trump administration regularly interfered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) process for developing and issuing guidance about the coronavirus, changed scientific reports and undermined top public health officials, a congressional panel said Monday. The House select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis said interviews, emails and other documents obtained by the panel...

Lock Him Up???

DOJ calls for six-month sentence for Trump ally Steve Bannon

The Justice Department is recommending that Steve Bannon, a former Trump adviser, be sentenced to six months in jail and a $200,000 fine after he defied a subpoena to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack.

Mayo Pete Disputed

Pete Buttigieg blasted for 'infuriating' lie about Biden rescuing the economy

Former Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore lashed out at Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on " The Faulkner Focus" Monday for a "lie" he told about the economy. Moore, responding to Buttigieg's claim that the economy Biden inherited was at the risk of facing "free fall," told Harris Faulkner the opposite is true.

No Love For White House In Philly

First lady Jill Biden gets booed at Eagles game: reports

First lady Jill Biden was an honorary captain for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday as the team looked to stay undefeated against NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys in Week 6. Like several Eagles players and Santa Claus before her, fans of the only unbeaten team left in NFL reportedly booed Biden when she stepped onto Lincoln Financial Field.

Explosive News . . . 

Russian fighter plane crashes into apartments near Ukraine, killing 4

Dramatic video showed a Russian fighter plane erupting into a fireball as it crashed into a residential building near the border of Ukraine on Monday, killing at least four people and injuring more than two dozen others.

Billionaire Messenger Boy???

Fiona Hill: 'Elon Musk Is Transmitting a Message for Putin'

It's been nearly eight months since Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops and tanks over the border into Ukraine, and a lot has changed in that time. Ukraine has shown itself to be a far more robust military force than pretty much anyone predicted.

Top Doc Warns Against Super COVID

Dr. Fauci: These 2 new fast-spreading omicron Covid subvariants are 'pretty troublesome'

As winter inches closer, Dr. Fauci is sounding the alarm about a pair of "pretty troublesome" Covid variants. The two descendants of omicron's BA.5 subvariant, called BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, both have dangerous "qualities or characteristics that could evade some of the interventions we have," Fauci told CBS News on Friday.

Doubting Zuck's Headset Games

'Mark Zuckerberg is telling us he doesn't think he has a core business': Meta Analyst

Facebook parent company Meta Platforms (META) stock is getting cooked as the technology company spends money manufacturing virtual reality hardware, generating awareness, and finding friends for a future in the metaverse. The advertising budgets of its customers are tightening as companies restructure costs amid macroeconomic challenges - which even leads an optimistic analyst to say the third quarter for Meta Platforms is 'make or break'.

Fmr. Pr0n Hottie Finds New Work

Sasha Grey is Ash in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty

Sasha Grey is Ash, the radio DJ of Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty's 89.7 #GrowIFM, marking the actress' second VA role in a video game, having previously voiced Viola DeWynter in Saints Row games. Sasha Grey made the announcement herself on Twitter, coyly saying that she's Ash while retweeting an official post by CD Projekt Red.

Hype Machine Cont'd

Get to know more about upcoming 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City is set to host one of the largest events in its history next spring when the NFL Draft comes to Kansas City. Hosting such an event will require collaboration between the league, the Kansas City Sports Commission and the area business community.

News Lady Debuts

Meet the newest member of the FOX4 Morning Crew, Kristen Holloway

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Please welcome Kristen Holloway to the FOX4 Kansas City Morning Crew! Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Holloway brings years of experience on-air as well as three Emmy nominations for outstanding live reporting.

Errands Amid Upcoming Freeze

REMINDER: Checking your car's tire pressure when temps drop in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - You might want to give yourself a few extra minutes Tuesday morning before heading into work to check your car's tire pressure. Kansas City is included in a freeze warning through 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. The sudden drop in temperatures could cause tire pressure monitoring system warning lights to signal a warning.

Local Kindness Documented

Your Guide to the Kansas City Metro's Animal Rescues and Shelters - In Kansas City

​​At IN Kansas City, we have extra appreciation for pets adopted from Kansas City's animal shelters and rescues-all our office pets are alums of local shelters. Most local shelters have been at max or critical capacity over the last few months. Local rescues are not only on the lookout for new pet parents but also...

Katie's Forecast This Week

Cold and breezy for your Monday


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