Kansas City Saturday : Weekend Planning, Nuke Threats & Campaign Season


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Medieval Good Times Endure

Four decades into the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Rod Sipe is still on fire

Rod Sipe grips a flaming torch in his left hand. Wearing a yellow peasant shirt over a heavy blue kilt, Sipe casually banters with his audience, teasing them. A rush of wind tussles the treetops above his stage.

Cultural Crossroads Opens

These brothers brought artisan Mexican designs to the streets of KC; now Pancho's Blanket is opening a Crossroads shop

A handmade Mexican garment company led by brothers Jonathan and Joseph Garvey is quickly making the leap from First Friday pop up to Crossroads storefront - announcing the debut of a permanent home for the shop next week.

Sad Story From Nearby

Man, dog die in mobile home fire Friday in rural Johnson County, Missouri

A 65-year-old man died in a mobile home fire in rural Johnson County, Missouri, Friday afternoon.Authorities said the fire in the 900 block of Northwest 445 Road was reported at 1:03 p.m.Neighbors told firefighters that Richard Coffman, 65, had gone back into the burning home to get his dog and never came back out."Neighbors reported to firefighters the resident said he was going back inside to get his dog," said fire Capt.

Football Season Cautionary Tale

Mother sues Kansas community college where her son died after football practice

The mother of a 19-year-old football lineman from Louisiana alleges in a federal lawsuit that her son's civil rights were violated when he died following a grueling summer preseason workout at Fort Scott Community College. Tirrell Williams died in August 2021 after the team was made to run sprints as punishment when former head coach Carson Hunter found trash on the practice field.

Local Disaster Testimony

'It's been devastating': Kansas City couple on rescue mission after Hurricane Ian hits Florida

KANSAS CITY, Mo (KCTV) -- Making Kansas City proud all the way down in Florida. A couple that has deep roots here in the metro is on a rescue mission right now on Sanibel Island. The causeway is the only place Shawn Stilley and Heather Park could go to get service and talk to us.

Enjoy Fall Whilst It Lasts

When could it snow in Kansas City? Here's what data shows

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Kansas City enjoys beautiful fall weather, snow could be on the horizon in a matter of weeks or months. Depending on your feelings about winter precipitation, that could be a good thing or a bad thing.

Ideas For The Weekend

Weekend Possibilities | ¡Oktoberfiesta! at Boulevard, Violent Femmes and Fall Festivals

Celebrate the end of soaring temperatures with all sorts of fall fun, from the Violent Femmes at the Kauffman Center, to a fifth birthday celebration for a West Bottoms staple known for its sassy sidewalk signs. 7 p.m. - Midnight Eight Kansas City acts will take the stage at Lemonade Park's SolSoul Fest 2022, 1628 Wyoming St.

Baller Adjustments

Chiefs rule Butker out, elevate Wright from practice squad

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - For the third straight week, Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker will not play due to an ankle injury. The Chiefs ruled Butker out Saturday morning and announced a corresponding move elevating newly-signed kicker Matthew Wright to the active roster from the practice squad.

Classy Local Dance Fests

Kansas City Repertory Theatre hosts 3rd annual 'Ghost Light' performance Oct. 21-22

KCRep Ghost Light 2022 // Courtesy of Ellen McDonald The Kansas City Repertory Theatre is preparing for the return of the 3rd annual Ghost Light: A Night of Haunted Songs and Stories from KC's Cultural Crossroads. This year will feature two outdoor performances Oct. 21 and 22 at Roanoke Park.

Hottie Earns Accolades For Talents

Paige Spiranac unveils collection with Maxim to commemorate 'World's Sexiest Woman' nod

Paige Spiranac and Maxim are taking their red-hot partnership to a new level. On Thursday, the golfer-turned-influencer unveiled a special product launch commemorating her Maxim Hot 100 cover on her website, PaigeSpiranac.com, that includes T-shirts, hats, and golf accessories such as towels and head covers.

Support For Prez Pays Out 

Cha-ching! Biden embraces his election-year fundraising role

WASHINGTON (AP) - Whenever a donor's unsilenced cellphone goes off at a fundraiser while President Joe Biden is talking, he has the same joke ready to go: It's Donald Trump on the other line.

Funny Man Doubts Veep

Bill Maher suggests Biden bumps Kamala Harris from Dem ticket in 2024: 'I just think she's a bad politician'

"Real Time" host Bill Maher suggested that President Biden should cut Vice President Kamala Harris from the Democratic ticket if he chooses to seek reelection. During a panel discussion Friday night, Maher addressed the "paradox" among Democrats who approve of Biden's job as president yet don't want him to run in 2024.

Vlad's Nukes Reconsidered

U.S. grapples with risk of nuclear war over Ukraine

The U.S. and its NATO allies are urgently grappling with a question that once seemed to have faded along with the Cold War: Will Moscow go nuclear? The big picture: Russian President Vladimir Putin's nuclear threats are growing more direct as his battlefield position in Ukraine grows more precarious.

Forever Plagued By COVID 

Long covid: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste | CNN

Most people recover their sense of smell and taste after Covid-19. But not all do. Some continue to struggle with the inability to smell or taste at all, while others have only partially recovered. Here's what we know so far about why.

Massive Leak Debated

Hundreds of pounds of TNT were used to damage the Nord Stream pipelines, Sweden and Denmark tell the UN

Leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines were caused by hundreds of pounds of explosives, the UN heard. Denmark and Sweden told the Security Council that TNT was used deliberately to damage the pipelines. More countries have said sabotage was to blame, but Russia suggested the US was responsible.

Social Engineering Stays Losing

Facebook scrambles to escape stock's death spiral as users flee, sales drop

Meta has lost about two-thirds of its value since peaking last year as the business continues to get pummeled on multiple fronts.

Maybe Dumbest Crusade This Week

Wichita stole the MCI Airport name. With new terminal, Kansas City should take it back

OPINION AND COMMENTARY While waiting for luggage at Kansas City International Airport, a fellow traveler wondered why all the luggage tags read MCI, not KCI. I explained that KCI was originally called Mid-Continent International Airport, which became home to the Trans World Airlines overhaul base, with an airfield designation of MCI.

Royal Season Of FAIL Cont'd

Singer ends terrific season with one bad inning in 6-3 loss to Cleveland

Through five innings, Brady Singer looked like the pitcher he has looked like all season - one of the most improved pitchers in baseball and a potential ace. But in the sixth inning he gave up five runs to end his season on a sour note in a 6-3 loss to Cleveland on Friday night.

Inclusive Local Planning

NFL Draft wants diverse vendors for 'largest event in the history of our city'; Here's how to apply

The NFL Business Connect program is an initiative that seeks to link up to 100 local, diverse businesses with large event experience to contracting opportunities related to the 2023 NFL Draft, and to provide professional networking and development programming opportunities to those member businesses.

Cowtown Welcomes Migrants

257: Welcoming New Americans with Refuge KC

On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're at Eleos Coffee with Refuge KC founder Rich Casebolt. Refuge KC is a Christian ministry that welcomes New Americans to Northeast with Gospel-focused ministry. The organization, founded in 2016, also fills in the gaps where refugee placement organizations fall short.

Forecast For Now . . . 

October begins with perfect fall weather


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