Kansas City News Fall: Prez Slams News & Kayne Defends White Lives

Right now we take a quick pause in order to admire the change of seasons and share some of the better pop culture, community news and top headlines we're considering . . . 

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Check Cowtown Haunts

Inside Kansas City's 8 most haunted places

The stories behind 8 spots around KC that are said to be haunted, including the Folly Theater, Eldridge Hotel and Belvoir Winery and Inn.

Toy Train Double Take

Public can weigh in on east-west transit study to KC stadiums this week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - High-capacity public transit could be coming to the stadiums in Kansas City's Truman Sports Complex. Tuesday evening was the public's first chance to weigh in on whether they'd like to see the streetcar go east- west through Kansas City.

Power Play Questioned

Kansas agency sets date for Evergy to explain 'dramatic increase' in capital spending plan

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Following an order by the Kansas Corporation Commission, utility company Evergy will host a workshop explaining the company's $1.2 billion increase in capital spending. The workshop will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 13.

90s Calms Down

Rage Against the Machine cancels Kansas City show, rest of tour

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An injury forced popular rock band Rage Against the Machine to cancel their 2023 tour, including a stop at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City in March. Lead singer Zack de la Rocha made the announcement in a statement on social media saying he suffered a significant injury to his Achilles tendon that will severely affect his ability to perform.

Hipsters Share Pumpkin Spice Agenda

The Pitch's round-up of Halloween pop-ups

Haunted Trails. // Photo by Anna Perry-Rushton This spooky season, there are more pop-up bar experiences than there have ever been in Kansas City. Between throwing back a cocktail with the Ghost with the Most, making the journey into the Upside Down or running amuck with the Sanderson Sisters, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Hottie Works It Out

Vanessa Hudgens looks athletic in silver crop top and yoga pants

Vanessa Hudgens showed off her gym-honed body as she modeled her new Fabletics collaboration on Tuesday. The former Disney Channel star, 33, looked gorgeous in a revealing silver crop top and matching yoga pants. She jumped around on a big silver exercise ball, reclining all the way back in one shot while jumping on top of it in another.

Prez Against Press

Biden rants, 'Only press in world that does this' over shouted questions

President Biden on Tuesday ranted about the White House press corps for their standard - and longtime - practice of shouting questions as reporters were ushered out of an event focused on legal barriers to abortion and contraceptives. "They're among the only press in the world that does this. Seriously.

Data Reveals Red Wave Redux

'Brutal': MSNBC Elections Analyst Delivers Dire Data For Dem Midterm Hopes

MSNBC political commentator Steve Kornacki outlined Tuesday how President Joe Biden's approval rating could deliver devastating election results for Democrats. "First the big picture indicator, we always say the president's job approval rating, usually the most reliable indicator of how midterms are going to go. For Democrats, not good news.

Hip-Hop For Whites

'Black Lives Matter was a scam,' says Kanye West after White Lives Matter shirt goes viral

Kanye West not only claimed that Black Lives Matter was a 'scam,' but he also seemingly took credit for moving the discussion away from the movement and onto himself, just a day after debuting and wearing a " White Lives Matter" shirt at his Yeezy fashion show in Paris.

GOP Running Scared???

Will Herschel Walker's Abortion Controversy Hurt His Chances In Georgia?

On Monday night, The Daily Beast reported that Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia who has said he wants to ban abortion in all circumstances, had paid for his pregnant then-girlfriend to get an abortion in 2009. Walker is currently locked in a toss-up race with Democratic Sen.

Satire Saves America

The man who wrote the Onion's Supreme Court brief takes parody very seriously

The long-running First Amendment case of an Ohio man is suddenly getting a lot of attention, thanks to the satirical news site The Onion. And that's not because it's been spoofed. It's because the publication has gotten involved directly, submitting a brief to the Supreme Court in defense of parody itself.

Vlad Sends Elon Love

Kremlin welcomes Elon Musk proposal for Ukraine settlement denounced by Kyiv

MOSCOW, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The Kremlin praised Tesla boss Elon Musk on Tuesday for suggesting a possible peace deal to end the war in Ukraine, after Kyiv rebuked Musk for proposing terms it views as rewarding Russia.

Far East Flexing

US and South Korea test-fire missiles in continued response after North Korea launch | CNN

The United States and South Korea launched four missiles off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday morning local time, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. The launch included four ATACMS missiles, the statement by the South Korean joint chiefs said.

Top Doc Talks COVID Forever

Fauci says another COVID-19 variant could emerge this winter

NIAID director Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that "we should not be surprised" if a new COVID-19 variant emerges this winter. Driving the news: "We should anticipate that we very well may get another variant that would emerge that would elude the immune response that we've gotten from infection and/or from vaccination," Fauci said during an event with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.

Hollywood Charges

Brad Pitt's rep calls Angelina Jolie's latest allegations about 2016 airplane incident 'completely untrue' | CNN

A countersuit filed Tuesday by actress Angelina Jolie against her ex-husband Brad Pitt includes more information about an alleged physical altercation between the former couple that took place on a plane in 2016. In a statement to CNN, a representative for Pitt called the latest allegations "completely untrue."

Carry On Complaints

Here's What No One Tells You About Having Huge Boobs

I recently saw a viral tweet that read simply, "I think huge boobs are 'back.'" I'm pretty sure it was a joke - possibly, commentary on the way changing trends are applied to women's body parts like we can take them on and off depending on the season.

Royals Stay Losing

Ninth inning rally fizzles as Royals lose 5-3 to the Guardians

This has been quite the year, hasn't it? As the dates on our computers and phones changed from 2021 to 2022, we weren't even sure that we'd have baseball this year thanks to a heated labor standoff between the owners and the player's union.

Career Coach Comment

Speaking up at work? Don't let lack of mental clarity derail your argument (Holistic Hustle)

Sometimes you might have a hard time putting your feelings into words. When resolving conflicts or just speaking up at work, clearly expressing yourself can be the most critical factor - even more so than just being right, writes Kharissa Parker.

Bilingual Game Day Winning

Olathe Northwest alum, college freshman calling K-State football games in Spanish

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Most students in their freshman year of college attend football games from the stands, but not JP Cardenas - he's doing something different. Cardenas is calling football games from the booth for the Kansas State Wildcats in Spanish.

Former Colleague Compliments Nicely

Tyreek Hill compliments Chiefs, Mahomes after victory over Bucs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Even though Tyreek Hill is catching passes for the Miami Dolphins these days, he's still showing love to his old team and quarterback Patrick Mahomes. When a reporter asked Hill if he watched the Chiefs' Sunday Night Football matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he began to commend the Chiefs on their performance.

Fall For Now . . . 

Several more days of idyllic fall weather ahead

Several more days of idyllic fall weather are ahead for Kansas CityIncreasing clouds Tuesday Night with lows in the upper 50s. A few sprinkles are possible early Wednesday morning, otherwise decreasing clouds with highs near 80. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s.

Ciara ft. Summer Walker - Better Thangs is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.