Kansas City Layout: COVID Flu Season Starts, Midterm Hot Talk & Lottery Dreams

Right now hottie Demi inspires another link blast as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines once again . . .

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Early Politicking . . .

Advance voting surges ahead of 2022 midterm elections

(KCTV) - Early voting finished strong in both Missouri and Kansas, with counties on both sides of the state line reporting high turnout in advance of election day . . .

COVID & Flu Season

Health officials: Kansas City flu season starting early, strong

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Citians are among populations across the country navigating an early start to the flu season. The Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department reported Monday afternoon 90 flu-related emergencies room visits as of Oct. 23, 2022. That compares to 35 such visits on a similar date last year.

Rock Chalk Victory Tonight

Kansas cruises in season opening victory against Omaha

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Kansas Jayhawks began their title defense in their season opener against the Omaha Mavericks on Monday night. They would do it without their head coach Bill Self, who was suspended for the first four games of the season. Norm Roberts will be leading the Jayhawks in Self's absence.

Show-Me Fed Money

Missouri to release final grants for small businesses impacted by COVID

MISSOURI ( KSNF/KODE) - The Missouri Department of Economic Development has recently released the Small Business Grant Program eligibility guidelines. The state has allocated $10 million for small businesses impacted negatively by COVID-19. $2 million of that is reserved for minority and women-owned businesses. The Program is funded through the U.

Show-Me Lucky Bastard . . .

Missouri Lottery player wins $100,000 after purchasing scratcher in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Missouri Lottery player is $100,000 richer after purchasing a "200X" Scratchers game. The ticket was purchased at the Stop N' Shop off East Red Bridge Road in Kansas City, Missouri, according to the Missouri Lottery. "$100,000!" he said. "You don't win that just every day.

Hottie Shares Good Side With Fans

Demi Rose Goes For A Dip In The Pool In Nothing But Her Thong!

Demi Rose gives a seriously provocative display during her pool time! The English model made her Instagram followers' jaws drop this week by posting a steamy new video. Demi's latest share, which was uploaded on her Stories, saw her taking a dip in the swimming pool in nothing but a thong.

Election Best Intentions

Biden, Trump to make final appeals ahead of crucial midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) - An election year that unfolded against the backdrop of economic turmoil, the elimination of federal abortion rights and broad concerns about the future of democracy is concluding with a final full day of campaigning in which leaders of both parties will issue urgent appeals to their supporters.

Speaker Offers Post-Attack Testimony

'I never thought it would be Paul': Nancy Pelosi reveals how she first heard her husband had been attacked | CNN Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed how she got the news that her husband, Paul, had been attacked, telling CNN's Anderson Cooper that she was "very scared" when there was a knock on the door from Capitol Police.

Global Meetup Aftermath

Here's what happened today at the U.N.'s COP27 climate negotiations

International climate negotiations got underway today with dire warnings about climate-driven disasters, pleas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and a plan for a new global weather early warning system. The United Nations, which organizes annual climate negotiations, says about 44,000 people are attending this year's meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Next Vaxx In The Works

A combination vaccine for flu and COVID-19 is in the works. Here's what to know.

Human trials are underway to assess the safety and efficacy of a flu-COVID combination vaccine. Moderna has finished enrolling trial participants while Pfizer-BioNTech isn't too far behind. Health experts say these combination vaccines could be available as early as next flu season.

Funny Lady Falls Flat Again

Comedian Kathy Griffin suspended from Twitter after mocking CEO Elon Musk

Comedian Kathy Griffin's Twitter account was suspended Sunday, the same day she changed her page's title to "Elon Musk" and mocked the new CEO. It wasn't clear whether the suspension was permanent or a direct result of her mockery. It came as Musk announced that accounts that impersonate celebrities and other notables would be prohibited unless they're labeled "parody."

Smut By Any Other Name

Porn star Gigi Dior hit by lawsuit from Christian Dior Couture

It's a tempest in a D-cup. Porn star Gigi Dior - known for adult movies about "hot MILFs" - trademarked her stage name last year. Now fancy French fashion house Christian Dior Couture has filed a legal claim asking to overturn the trademark, saying she is damaging its business.

Hipster Musical Interlude

Four Inane Questions with Billy Brimblecom, Jr. of Thundergong!

If Billy Brimblecom, Jr. looks vaguely familiar, it's because he's kind of a big deal. Besides being the drummer and band leader for the ultra-popular cover band Summer Breeze: A Tribute to Yacht Rock, he's also the executive director of Steps of Faith Foundation. This KC-based nonprofit has helped uninsured amputees throughout the U.S.

Election Day Forecast . . .

FORECAST: Cloudy skies expected in KC on Election Day

A healthy dose of cloud cover will move in this evening and overnight, leading to an overcast start to your Election Day. A few morning sprinkles are possible, especially on the Kansas side of the state line, with morning temperatures close to 50 degrees.

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