Kansas City News Workout: Party Amid Inflation, Prez On Brink & Musk Complications

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Autumn Belt Tightening

'It's in the budget': KC-area families talk inflation while enjoying fall fun at Cornucopia

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City-area families enjoying free fall fun at Cornucopia in downtown KCMO say with at the top of many peoples' minds, it's okay to have fun while on a budget. "It's a lot of fun just having something different," said KC-area mom Katie White.

Head Check On The Plains

Study: Kansas ranks last in nation in accessing mental health resources

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - A recent study ranks Kansas last in the nation when it comes to accessing mental health resources. That study, by Mental Health America, ranks states, plus Washington, D.C. by the prevalence of mental illness and access to care. Kansas ranks 51st in the study.

Show-Me Stoner Head Start

Voters Could Open up Missouri's Marijuana Market. New Entrants Would Face Challenges.

Missouri's marijuana industry could soon open wide if voters approve a proposed amendment on the November ballot. Amendment 3 would legalize cannabis in the state for anyone 21 and older. Businesses that already have a medical marijuana license could apply to convert to a recreational license.

Rock Chalk Reality Check

Kansas football's defense struggles in loss to Oklahoma

Caroline Soro breaks down KU football's defensive performance against Oklahoma.

More Deets On Local Haunts

This Halloween, explore all things spectral on these Kansas and Missouri ghost tours

Mercury is out of retrograde and spooky season is upon us. You know what they say - in the days leading up to Halloween, the veil between present and past is thinner than ever. If you love a haunted house - such as The Beast or Macabre Cinema in West Bottoms - but prefer a dash of nonfiction, this list is for you.

Hottie World Tour . . . 

Inside Vicky Pattison's trip across Europe as she treks through Portugal

VICKY Pattison has jetted off on an incredible trip across Europe as she was seen trekking through Portugal on her Instagram grid. The former Geordie Shore star posed for a snap after spending "two weeks hiking" with the BBC for a brand-new show.

White House Seyz Play The Field

Joe Biden tells young girl: 'No serious guys until you're 30'

Creepy Joe strikes again. President Biden raised eyebrows on Friday when he got a little too close for comfort to a young woman during an event in Irvine, Calif. After delivering remarks at Irvine Valley College where he talked about his administration's plans to reduce inflation and lower drug costs, Biden stopped for photos with a young woman, put his arm on her shoulder and offered her some unsolicited dating advice.

South Asia Talk Scrutinized

Pakistan summons US ambassador after Biden calls country 'dangerous' for having nuclear weapons | CNN Politics

Pakistani officials said Saturday they had summoned the US ambassador to the country following recent comments made by President Joe Biden that doubted the safety of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.

Billionaire Words Weigh Heavy

Musk Tweets Complicate US Diplomacy From Ukraine to Taiwan

(Bloomberg) -- Elon Musk often wields his Twitter account as a weapon -- threatening to back out of his deal to buy Twitter or insulting President Joe Biden as a damp sock puppet "in human form."

Cancer Vaxx Coming Soon???

First-ever cancer vaccine could be ready in months, scientists say

SCIENTISTS are working on a cancer vaccine which will be personalised for individual patients. The new jab will be used to treat treat patients with high-risk melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer. The game-changing vaccine, which could prevent thousands of deaths each year, is in the second of three trials.

Hottie Blows Out Back In Bad Way

Porn star Adriana Chechik breaks her back at embattled TwitchCon

Twitchcon took place in San Diego last weekend and there has been no shortage of complaints about the event. Wheelchair users found the event extremely inaccessible, with staff seemingly unable to handle the mass of people at the event. That wasn't the worst of it though, as one attraction in particular drew a lot of heat and caused several injuries.

Clean Hit After All???

NFL: Chiefs' Chris Jones not fined for hit on Derek Carr

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) -- Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones was not fined this week by the NFL for a hit on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr that drew a controversial penalty. The NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Jones wasn't fined this week by the league.

Game Plan Redux

How the Kansas City Chiefs can beat the Buffalo Bills

The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills are gearing up for another tense battle at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 6. After ending the Bills' season the last two years, Josh Allen and company will be coming into Arrowhead with a chip on their shoulder.

Big Chill Coming Soon

FOX4 Forecast: Temperatures cooling down this weekend

Skies are clear and temperatures are cool early on this morning. As clouds move back in this afternoon and evening, we should finish in the low 70s. A dry, early front Sunday drops us into the mid 60s tomorrow and additional punches of Fall air sends us into the 40s/50s Monday and Tuesday.

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