Kansas City Roundup: Liz Truss Resigns, Royals Interview & Spooky Weekend Ahead

Right now J-Lo and her 53 year-old curves inspire our peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines. Fun fact . . . The top image comes from her cosmetic line "JLo beauty" . . . And not "J-Lo booty" which is one of TKC's constant online searches.

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Holi-daze Awaits

City Union Mission seeks volunteers, donations for Christmas store

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With the holiday season around the corner, City Union Mission is getting ready to open the doors of its annual Christmas store later in November. The store is looking for help this season to assist holiday shoppers, stock shelves with gifts, and escort shoppers to their cars.

Desperately Seeking Cash For Community

Residents fighting to keep Ivanhoe Neighborhood Association doors open amid financial issues

For years, the Ivanhoe Neighborhood has been recognized for being resident-led and resident-driven. Now, the board says they're running into some financial issues. The Ivanhoe Council Board of Directors met behind closed doors on Monday at the Nutter Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center to discuss the future of the association.

More Money For House Arrest

Platte County jail overcrowding leads to additional remote monitoring funds

PLATTE CITY, Mo. - Platte County is taking another step to handle its growing jail population by approving an additional $142,000 to fund its remote monitoring program for criminal defendants. County Commissioner Joe Vanover told FOX4 the county had already significantly increased its funding for the program to $175,000 for 2022.

Talking Hobo Crisis Across The Bridge

Park University holds summit on housing insecurity in the Northland

Park University held a three-hour question and answer session Wednesday on housing insecurity in the Northland.The summit included a panel of community organizations working on possible solutions.Some of the discussion focused on shelters.

Remember When Locals Could Afford Homes

Historic homes tour offers glimpse to area's past

Abby Hoover Managing Editor The Northeast Kansas City Historical Society's (NEKCHS) Ninth Annual Fall Homes Tour returned this year after a COVID-19 hiatus to over 550 visitors to six homes, one apartment building, and one church in the the Scarritt Point South National Register Historic District on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Old School Street Cred Debated

Jennifer Lopez is Being Called Out For Not Being Latina Enough - And Shakira is Being Dragged Into It

"With record-setting, boundary-breaking careers as an actor, dancer, and GRAMMY-nominated singer, Jennifer Lopez is arguably the most influential Latin entertainer of all time," the GRAMMYs.com website . This is part of the reason why many social media users are outraged. Jennifer Lopez? They are questioning if she is even a real Latina.


Liz Truss to resign as UK prime minister | CNN

Liz Truss is expected to give a statement in Downing Street amid calls for her to resign as Britain's prime minister after a disastrous six-week tenure. Truss earlier met with the chair of the 1922 Committee of the backbench Conservatives, Graham Brady, Downing Street said on Thursday, according to PA Media.

Prez Biden Enjoys Bounce

Biden approval rating up 10 points from July: survey

President Biden has seen a 10-point uptick in his approval rating according to a new CNBC All-America Economic poll published on Thursday. Forty-six percent of respondents to the poll said they approve of the job Biden is doing as president, marking an uptick of 10 points from when the same poll was taken in July....

MAGA Alternative For Prez???

Pence says of a Trump run in 2024, 'There might be somebody else I'd prefer more'

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday appeared to hold back from supporting another presidential bid by former President Donald Trump in 2024. "Well, there might be somebody else I'd prefer more," Pence said at a Georgetown University event late Wednesday when asked if he would support Trump if he runs in the next presidential election.

AOC Shouted Down

'Only Two F*cking Genders': Ocasio-Cortez Townhall Goes Completely Haywire As Protesters Shout Her Down

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's town hall went downhill Wednesday night after protesters shouted her down. Ocasio-Cortez was hosting a Listening Forum Event in Astoria, Queens, when a large group of protesters began chanting "AOC has got to go."

GOP Confront Lady Voters

Republicans who support abortion rights are fighting for their political future

That the Pennsylvania Democratic Party's bid to unseat Stephens, a 12-year incumbent in a Philadelphia suburb, has focused squarely on abortion illustrates just how much the fall of Roe has upended political conventions. As the number of states with near-total abortion bans continues to climb four months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v.

COVID Return Coming Soon

Quick and stealthy 'Scrabble variants' are poised to drive a winter Covid-19 surge | CNN

A flurry of new Covid-19 variants appears to be gaining traction globally, raising fears of a winter surge. In the United States, these are BQ.1, BQ.1.1, BF.7, BA.4.6, BA.2.75 and BA.2.75.2. In other countries, the recombinant variant XBB has been rising quickly and appears to be fueling a new wave of cases in Singapore.

New War Tech Debuts

Explainer: Why drones pose a different challenge for Ukraine than missiles

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Since President Vladimir Putin shifted tactics last week to mount air strikes on infrastructure targets across Ukraine, Moscow has ramped up its use of two main weapons: long-range cruise missiles and so-called "suicide drones". Both are types of aircraft that fly to a target and explode when they get there, but they pose different threats.

Italia Romances Russia???

Italy's Berlusconi faces backlash after saying he exchanged alcohol and 'sweet letters' with Putin

ROME - Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian leader who recently returned to front-line politics, has reconnected with his old friend Russian President Vladimir Putin with an exchange of gifts and "sweet" letters over his recent birthday.

Meet Your Cousins

Ancient DNA reveals first Neanderthal family portrait | CNN

Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more . Meet the Neanderthals of Chagyrskaya Cave.

Community Supports Pr0nstar

'Mum sl*t-shamed me at school - but now I'm an adult star she's my biggest fan'

A woman whose parents judged her for her sex life says it encouraged her to launch an award-winning porn career. Gianna Dior is one of the most recognisable faces in the adult industry, having worked with leading production companies for four and a half years.

As If KC Isn't Scary Enough

11 Spooky-ish Things To Do in KC This Weekend, October 20-23

Here are eleven things to do in Kansas City the weekend of October 20-23, including a Horror Play Festival, Dia de Los Muertos Celebration, and eerie, immersive installations in the woods at Powell Gardens. Buster Keaton's The Cameraman Screening and Book Event Buster Keaton's 1924 classic, The Cameraman, will be screened with live musical accompaniment by composers Brad Cox and Jeff Harshbarger.

Neighbors Help Fam After Tragedy

Community remodeling home for Kansas City family of 10 who lost father in hit-and-run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Back in August, Megan Criniere's life changed after she lost her husband Charles , in a hit-and-run while he was riding his bike. Nearly two months after his death, Criniere says her family, friends and the community have not forgotten about her family of 10.

Meet Maybe New Boss

Royals to interview Phillies coach Dusty Wathan for managerial opening

The Royals will interview Phillies third base coach Dusty Wathan for their managerial opening today, according to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia. He writes that Wathan has already interviewed for the opening with the Miami Marlins. Dusty Wathan is the son of former Royals catcher and manager John Wathan, who retired from the Royals' front office last month.

Community Growing Reported

Meet the Kansas City urban farmers who are changing the culture of local agriculture

Alan Young Sr. and his wife, Yolanda, didn't set out to create a sprawling community farm when they moved to the Ivanhoe Neighborhood 35 years ago. They bought an empty lot near their home because they wanted a safe place for their children to play with the neighbors.

Katie Shares Autumn Rising

A picture perfect day for your Thursday


CeCe Peniston - Keep On Walkin' was a Billboard #1 ranking song in 1992 and today serves as the #TBT is the song of the day. 

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