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Cowtown Blaze Broadcasted

KCFD shares video of what firefighters faced fighting house fire earlier this week

KCFD Station 23 SOURCE: KCFD Station 23 The Kansas City Fire Department's Station 23 posted video Friday of what firefighters faced while responding to a house fire early Tuesday.In a Facebook post, Station 23 said fire crews were called at about 2:30 a.m.

Hard Time After Heartbreak

Kansas City man sentenced to life in prison for ex-girlfriend's murder

OLATHE, Kan. - A Kansas City man will spend at least 50 years in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend. A Johnson County Judge sentenced Clyde James Barns, Junior to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years for the first-degree murder of Jessica Smith.

Shaq Crowns College Ballers

WATCH: KU unveils 2022 national championship banner at Late Night in the Phog

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - In front of a packed Allen Fieldhouse, the University of Kansas men's basketball program closed the book on its national title celebration. Joining the other championship banners in the rafters, the "National Champions 2022″ banner was unveiled to thunderous applause.

Show-Me More Snipping

Clinics offer free vasectomies in Missouri citing a surge in demand

Denny Dalliance had long worried about what would happen if he fathered a child because his job as a truck driver keeps him away from home most of the week.But after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v.

Golden Ghetto Inhales

Mission leaders consider zoning restrictions for new vape shops

MISSION, Kan. - The City of Mission could soon take steps to limit the sale of vape products based on proximity to schools. During a Finance and Administration Committee meeting Wednesday, city leaders began a preliminary discussion on a plan aimed to reduce youth access to vaping products.

EmRata Displays Bottom Line

Emily Ratajkowski shows off bottom in a leopard print thong swimsuit

Emily Ratajkowski shared a stunning new image to Instagram on Wednesday where her bottom was the focus. The star, 31, was modeling a new leopard print swimsuit with a thong back from her Inamorata brand.

Life Lesson In Forgiveness

Student loan forgiveness applications now open through beta mode website, Biden administration says | CNN Politics

The Biden administration has opened the application process for Americans seeking student debt relief in a beta period starting Friday evening, officials told CNN, allowing applicants to begin signing up before the website is formally unveiled later this month.

MAGA Measures Up

Trump writes to Jan. 6 committee after its vote to subpoena him and boasts about crowd size

A day after the House Jan. 6 select committee voted unanimously to subpoena former President Trump, he responded with an angry letter to committee Chairman Bennie Thompson to complain about its work. The select committee has been investigating the Capitol riot on Jan.

Prez Discounts Costs

Biden to sign order seeking new prescription drug cost savings - official

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Friday pushing federal officials to drive prescription drug costs down during a pre-election trip designed to promote Democrats' health policies, an official said. The order requires the U.S.

Baller Politico Flashes Badge

Herschel Walker denies abortion ban support and brandishes 'police badge' in Georgia debate

The Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker, a staunch anti-abortion politician accused by a former girlfriend of encouraging and paying for her abortion in 2009, used his only debate against the Democratic senator Raphael Warnock on Friday to deny his previous support for an outright national abortion ban.

European Escalation Cont'd

US to Send Munitions, Humvees to Ukraine in $725 Mln Aid Package | Flipboard

aawsat.com - The Biden administration's next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to include munitions and vehicles but not significant new ...

Billionaire Needs Bucks For Commz

Musk indicates that SpaceX will stop funding Starlink terminals in Ukraine; Russia starts evacuating civilians from Kherson

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has appeared to confirm that his company SpaceX will no longer fund donated Starlink internet terminals in Ukraine. It follows a CNN report that SpaceX was pulling funding for the terminals, citing documents obtained from the Pentagon. SpaceX is asking the U.S.

No Pass For Gas Bump

The number of U.S. lawmakers vowing to 'send a strong message to the Saudis' is growing by the day

Nearly every day this week, a new lawmaker has lined up behind the growing effort to codify into law a fundamental rethinking of the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia. On Monday, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the influential head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released a statement calling for the US to "immediately freeze all aspects of our cooperation with Saudi Arabia."

Social Media Myth Busted

Facebook's Legs Video Was A Lie

Earlier this week, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to demonstrate that-having spent billions of dollars to create a virtual reality universe (Horizon Worlds) that looked like it was from 2004-his company was working on improving that universe to make it look like it was from 2009 instead.

Royal Protection From Beyond Grave

Prince Andrew 'won't be kicked out of Windsor home' after Queen's 'plans'

Prince Andrew is unlikely to be forced out of his home by King Charles ' royal reshuffle amid questions around his future within the royal institution, a royal commentator has claimed. As the late Queen's second son, Andrew once held a prominent position within the royal set-up and is eighth in line to the throne.

Pr0n Politics Plays Well???

Adult film star directed 13-minute sex tape with congressional candidate

A CONGRESSIONAL candidate took part in an online sex tape with famous porn star Nicole Sage in order to promote his "sex positive" platform. The 13-minute video titled "Bucket List Bonanza" featured New York City third-party hopeful Mike Itkis, 53.

Local Haunts Exposed

Kansas City-area haunted houses, scary sites to visit before Halloween

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Halloween is just a few short weeks away, and people are everywhere grabbing their costumes, pumpkins and candy. If you're looking for a scare this month, Kansas City is the place to be. After all, we have some of the best haunted houses and plenty of historical homes with paranormal possibilities.

Perpetual Hype Machine . . . 

When the Royals next make the playoffs, be there

The last-and only-time I ever attended a playoff game came on October 13, 2011. Of course, given the year, that postseason game didn't involve the Kansas City Royals. No, instead, the game took place in St. Louis* with the Cardinals hosting the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 4 of the NLCS that the Cardinals led two games to one.

Baller Gives Up Booze

Chiefs' Frank Clark describes why illness forced him to leave Raiders game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's no secret that Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark has had stomach issues in the past. Since at least 2018 when Clark was with the Seattle Seahawks, he has battled stomach and gastrointestinal issues. In the offseason, the Pro Bowler explained how changing his diet and cutting off liquor helped improve his health.

Elon Musk Looms Over Cowtown

SpaceX Dragon visible north of Kansas City on Friday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is returning to Earth and will splash into the Atlantic Ocean just before 5 p.m. central. Before landing, the Dragon Freedom will be visible in parts of northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri starting at about 2:45 p.m. central.

Kansas City Autumn Weather Peek

Dry, fall-like weekend ahead for Kansas City area

Some seasonal days are in store before low temperatures could get below freezing next week.

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