Kansas City News Look: Burning Sensation, Hacking Harvest & Xi Flexing

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Northland Burns This Morning

KC Firefighters battle apartment fire on N. Oak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KC firefighters tackled an apartment fire on N. Oak early Thursday morning. Crews were called to the 11300 block of N. Oak Trafficway just after 4:00 a.m. Smoke and fire were showing from the multiple family dwelling. No injuries have been reported.

More Deets On Swifty Crisis

Taylor Swift ticket resale prices top $20,000 to see her concert in Kansas City - Kansas City Business Journal

Taylor Swift fans scrambled to get tickets for her two Kansas City shows this week during a presale event. The sky-demand pushed resale prices to more than $20,000 for a ticket to one of her shows at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

Golden Ghetto Growing

Developer pitches revised plan for high-rise apartments in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - More than two months after sending plans back to the drawing board, an out-of-state developer is hoping Overland Park leaders will reconsider plans to create hundreds of high-rise apartments near the Blue Valley Sports Complex.

Prepping Tech Food Fight 

The feds warn that hackers could hold Midwestern harvests hostage with ransomware

Ever fewer chores get done on a farm or ranch without some connection to the internet. Farmers use data, artificial intelligence and GPS to make decisions about where and when to water or fertilize their crops, the best time to inoculate their livestock or how to manage their feed.

Local College Head Check

Does your mind wander? Avila researcher investigates its function

When the mind wanders, where does it go? To the future, to the past or to pure imagination? That's how Jared Branch often explains his research as director of the Cognitive Science Lab at Avila University. What is cognitive science? "Typically I say it's psychology and-" he says.

Forever Heidi

Heidi Klum's Surprising Baby Announcement, We Didn't See It Coming!

Heidi Klum just sensationally revealed that she wants to have a baby with Tom Kaulitz, the 33-year-old Happy People musician she married back in 2019! The 49-year-old America's Got Talent judge made the shock confession about her desire to have...

Prez Confronts MAGA Redux

How Biden is handling a new Trump White House bid

President Biden's White House doesn't want to give too much attention to former President Trump, even though it knows the attacks are on the way after his announcement of a presidential bid on Tuesday night. While the White House used Trump as an effective foil during an unexpectedly strong midterms for the party, Biden doesn't...

GOP Recycle Hunter's Laptop???

Victorious House Republicans describe plans to investigate Biden

Hours after they were projected to retake the majority on Wednesday, House Republicans were discussing plans to investigate President Joe Biden and people around him. On Fox News, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is expected to be the next House Speaker, tossed out a range of possible investigations, from Biden's withdrawal in Afghanistan to immigrants entering at the border.

Meet Ur New Dad . . .

DeSantis draws contrast with Trump as party hunts for 2024 alternative

And while Trump's attacks on the use of mail ballots have complicated the GOP's voter turnout efforts and sparked a reckoning within the party since the midterms, DeSantis noted that he had aggressively pushed his supporters to cast their ballots before Election Day in Florida, resulting in him "kill[ing] the Democrats" in early voting.

Life Lessons Discounted?!?

Is student loan forgiveness dead? Hope is dwindling, but here are Biden's remaining options

The president's plan for student loan forgiveness for millions of borrowers remains stuck in the courts. Congress could forgive student debt, but with split power in the next session, the chances of success are unlikely. The Education Department, meanwhile, is weighing extending the payment pause, among other options.

Your Money Or Your Life

How banks and hospitals are cashing in when patients can't pay for health care

Patients at North Carolina-based Atrium Health get what looks like an enticing pitch when they go to the nonprofit hospital system's website: a payment plan from lender AccessOne. The plans offer "easy ways to make monthly payments" on medical bills, the website says. You don't need good credit to get a loan.

Plague Persists Despite Politics

Who Is Dying from COVID Now, and Why

Today in the U.S., about 335 people will die from COVID-a disease for which there are highly effective vaccines, treatments and precautions. Who is still dying, and why? Older people were always especially vulnerable and now make up a higher proportion of COVID fatalities than ever before in the pandemic.

Missile Command Debated

Ukraine and allies in rare public clash over Poland blast

LONDON - In a rare display of public discord, Ukraine and its Western backers are openly clashing over who launched the missile that killed two civilians in NATO member Poland. It may be the most significant rift during the war so far between Ukraine and its supporters, including the United States, and comes at a crucial moment as winter approaches with Russian forces on the retreat.


Xi humiliates Trudeau on camera as he tears strips off Canadian PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping gave Justin Trudeau dressing down at G20 Summit Xi was visibly frustrated as he confronted Trudeau about how details of their meeting, held yesterday, had been leaked to the press by government sources The leaders were caught on camera having a heated discussion on the sidelines Chinese President Xi Jinping has humiliated Justin Trudeau by giving him a dressing down after their conversation at the G20 was leaked to the press.


Jimmy Fallon Asks For Elon's Help After False Rumor That He's Dead Spreads. Musk Responds Brilliantly

US Shutterstock/lev radin "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon proved that he doesn't understand comedy after publicly begging Twitter owner Elon Musk to help him when #RIPJimmyFallon started trending on the platform Tuesday. Fallon's now-deleted Tweet read, "Elon, can you fix this? #RIPJimmyFallon," to which Musk replied, "Fix what?"

Funny Man Reviews Controversy

Jerry Seinfeld on Dave Chappelle 'SNL' Monologue: "I Think the Subject Matter Calls for a Conversation"

As hard as this might be to believe, Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee turns 10 this year. The road-trip talk show - in which Seinfeld and his comedian pals hop in vintage cars and talk shop on their way to grab a cup of java - premiered July 19, 2012, on Crackle, then moved on to greener streaming pastures at Netflix in 2018.

Baller Fights For Success

Patrick Mahomes, first-place Chiefs refused to settle for rebuilding year

10 weeks into a very unique NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs are back where they've been for a vast majority of the previous four years - atop the AFC. The 7-2 Chiefs are alone at the peak of their conference, owning one less loss than five other AFC contenders.

KC X-Mas Illuminated

Where are all the light displays? Shows? Santa? Mega-guide to Kansas City holiday fun

Here we are, not yet at Thanksgiving night's Plaza Lighting Ceremony, and holiday activities already are humming. Two of the area's big drive-thru light displays are operating, and Kansas City Repertory Theatre's annual "Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" will open the weekend before Thanksgiving, as will the new exhibition "The Immersive Nutcracker."

Startup Scene Considers Hometown Politeness

VC summit: It's a great place to 'keep your head down and build' - but is 'KC nice' slowing potential?

Building a startup in Kansas City comes with a mix of unique benefits and challenges, said serial entrepreneurs Riddhiman Das and Toby Rush, who both agreed the local ecosystem is enjoying "significant" momentum - while pushing the startup scene to be "more aggressive and more brutally honest."

Hipsters Brewing 2nd Cup

Post Coffee Company opens a midtown location in the old Monarch spot. What will change?

Post Coffee Company opened its new midtown location this month in the building at 3550 Broadway Blvd. that used to be home to Monarch Coffee, which closed both of its brick and mortar locations in October. Post Coffee Company is making its midtown debut by reviving the space and continuing to serve coffee, pastries and other goods.

Forecast For Now . . .

Weather Alert: Snow mix mid-day Thursday

A cold front develops and begins to deepen south from Nebraska between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday. This will impact our region with an opportunity of rain and snow starting from the northwest and tracking to the southeast.

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