Kansas City Saturday News Break: Foundations, Hammer Time Postscript & Smiling Sun

Right now hottie Kara inspires our peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Cowtown Tips For Parents

Oct. 28, 2022 Editorial: Halloween Safety

This is a big weekend for children and many adults as they put on costumes ranging from silly to scary. Halloween is a holiday that dates back more than 2,000 years. Historically, it was held in early November.

Dead Mall Trick Ahead Of Extinction

Dinosaurs invade Kansas City area mall. And there's a giant new furniture store, too

Independence Center is hoping to get a boost from two new operations, designed to attract consumers from across the metro. European Furniture Center and Jurassic Giants Exhibit & Dino Play were having grand openings at 3 p.m. Friday.

Airborne Update

New KCI terminal means more Southwest flights from Kansas City as soon as this spring

Get ready to book some travel. Southwest Airlines released its flight schedule through July 10, 2023, and the carrier will restore two non-stop routes and add more daily departures from KCI starting April 2023. The major airline will restore non-stop routes to Albuquerque and Indianapolis, after suspending both routes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to KCI Airport.

Local Ground Dried Out

KC area drought conditions turn hairline cracks into foundation fissures

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Drought conditions - pulling and cracking soil across the Kansas City metro - got some extra attention in Overland Park on Friday. It was the start of the JOCO Home + Remodeling Show with foundation repair specialists talking about how they are working overtime.

EPIC Taxpayer Supported Cash

Chiefs, Royals, Sporting and Current generate nearly $1B in annual revenue - Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas City's major-league sports teams generate an estimated $911 million in annual revenue - and it continues to grow. Here's a look at the finances for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Sporting Kansas City and the Kansas City Current to get a general idea about their direct effect on the area economy.

Kara Shares Wild Life

Kara Del Toro Rocks Zebra Print Bikini, Looks Outstanding In New Instagram Pictures

Given her great looks and elegant style, Kara "Karajewelll" Del Toro has unsurprisingly become one of the most prominent Instagram influencer-models. Posts like her new Saturday gallery prove that she is not about to relinquish that status. The selfie collection finds Del Toro showing off her incredible figure in a zebra print bikini from Monday Swimwear.

Prez Diplomacy Challenged

Biden's Embarrassing Saudi Failure

On Tuesday, at a White House event promoting vaccination, President Joe Biden was asked by a reporter, "What's your reaction to the Saudis on oil urging the U.S. not to use the reserves?" Biden paused. The silence lasted long enough for a second reporter to start asking another question.

Q Sent Him?!?

Suspect in assault at Pelosi home had posted about QAnon

The man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's California home and severely beating her husband with a hammer appears to have made racist and often rambling posts online, including some that questioned the results of the 2020 election, defended former President Donald Trump and echoed QAnon conspiracy theories.

Rolling With The Bulls

Market Revs Higher But Fed Meeting Looms; What To Do

Dow Jones futures will open on Sunday evening, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, with earnings season still in full swing. But investor focus also will turn to a pivotal Federal Reserve meeting, as well as the October jobs report.

Twitter Outrage Redux

Welcome to hell, Elon

Twitter is a disaster clown car company that is successful despite itself, and there is no possible way to grow users and revenue without making a series of enormous compromises that will ultimately destroy your reputation and possibly cause grievous damage to your other companies.

Wishful Thinking Ahead Of Russian Winter

What causes armies to lose the will to fight? Here's what history tells us -- and what Putin may soon find out | CNN

It was one of the strangest episodes in military history, an event so unusual that it was first treated as a myth. At 8:30 pm on Christmas Eve of 1914 in the dank and muddy battlefields of northern Europe during World War I, a British soldier dispatched a report to headquarters: German soldiers have illuminated their trenches and are singing carols while wishing British soldiers a merry Christmas.

Beware Of Grins

Adorable 'smiling' sun could batter Earth with geomagnetic storms this weekend

(Image credit: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory) They say that when you smile, the world smiles with you. And when the sun smiles, the world gets bathed in plasma barf. Such is the unfortunate subtext of an adorable new image of our closest star, which seems to be smiling down upon us with a joyful grin.

Kegger Mocks Money

Watch: Travis Kelce Breaks Out Hilarious Patrick Mahomes Impression

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes have an unparalleled connection on the field, and as expected, a close relationship off the field as well. Kelce has spent the first 10 seasons of his career in Kansas City and the last five with Mahomes as the starter.

Forecast For Now . . . 

FORECAST: Saturday set for sun and clouds with highs in the 60s

Saturday should be partly sunny to mostly cloudy at times with temperatures that will be slightly above normal for this time of year. Highs today will climb into the mid to upper 60s. A system to our south will pass on by only increasing our cloud cover, but most of the metro and areas farther north should stay dry.

Taylor Swift - Bejeweled is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.