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Turkeys Take Flight

KCI prepared for likely over 350,000 Thanksgiving travelers in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City International Airport is expecting nearly 356,000 travelers to pass through during the Thanksgiving travel period. KCI reports the expected number of travelers is 97% of pre-COVID levels and is 14% busier than last Thanksgiving. From Friday, Nov. 18, to Monday, Nov.

Local Power Play

Spire gives energy-saving tips after proposing 13-percent rate hike

MISSOURI (KCTV) - Spire Gas is giving a public presentation Friday with Missouri regulators, as the company pushes for a 13-percent rate increase for western Missouri residents. The Missouri Public Service Commission is holding that joint-presentation at 9 a.m. via livestream.

Cowtown Gamers Surge

Going 360: Kansas City positioned to control esports industry

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Video games are continuing to become more and more mainstream. Some estimates say consumers spend nearly $200 billion dollars a year on games, which is more than movies or music. There are professional esport teams, colleges offer student-athletes esports scholarships, and gamers make money streaming themselves playing a game through websites like Twitch.

Baller Sidelined

Chiefs rule WR Juju Smith-Schuster out against Chargers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A day after placing wide receiver Mecole Hardman on injured reserve with an abdomen injury, the Kansas City Chiefs ruled another pass-catcher out for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. The team announced Friday that wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster would miss the divisional game against Los Angeles due to a concussion.

Corporate Chicken Shacks Coming Soon

Chicken restaurant chain El Pollo Loco will open eight Kansas City-area locations - Kansas City Business Journal

A California-based chicken restaurant chain is expanding to the Kansas City area, planning eight locations. El Pollo Loco Inc., which serves fire-grilled chicken, is eyeing restaurants in Kansas City, Olathe, Overland Park and Kansas City, Kansas, a spokesman said. The company signed an agreement with franchisee EPL Missouri LLC to develop El Pollo Loco's local expansion over 10 years.

Introduction To Hottie

Meet Rising Brazilian Model Cindy Mello - Maxim

The stunning South American export is killing it as the face of a Brazilian bikini brand. It's been too long since we last checked in with Cindy Mello, and the Brazilian beauty's star has grown brilliantly in the interim.

Hunter Distraction Assured

'Americans will be shocked': Former Hunter Biden business partner lauds GOP probe into Hunter Biden

Former SinoHawk holdings chief Tony Bobulinski - who was partners in that China-linked company with Biden family members - praised Kentucky Republican Congressman James Comer's newly-launched probe into the First Family's business deals.

MAGA Crackdown Slated

Garland to name special counsel in Trump probes

Attorney General Merrick Garland is expected to announce the appointment of a special counsel to oversee federal investigations into former President Trump just days after Trump announced his intent to seek office again in 2024. According to The Associated Press, Garland will seek a special counsel to take on both the Justice Department's investigation into...

GOP Lady Pulls It Out

Dem Challenger Concedes To Lauren Boebert In Razor-Thin Colorado House Race

Democratic candidate Adam Frisch conceded to Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado Friday after a razor-thin House race that saw Boebert leading with just a few hundred votes. As of Friday, Boebert led Frisch by 551 votes, which is a margin of 0.17% of the total votes cast, with 99% of precincts reporting.

Connected Biz Lady Suffers Consequences For Biotech Scam

Elizabeth Holmes has been sentenced to over 11 years in prison

Elizabeth Holmes has been sentenced to 135 months, or just over 11 years, in prison, according to journalist John Carreyrou. Judge Edward Davila, who has overseen the case, declared that the charges she had been found guilty of made her responsible for defrauding 10 victims out of $121 million, according to The New York Times' Erin Griffith.

Crypto Cray Exposed

'This situation is unprecedented': 10 crazy things detailed in FTX's bankruptcy filing

On Thursday, John Ray, III, the new CEO of FTX, dropped a long-awaited declaration in U.S. bankruptcy court, giving a sober assessment of the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto empire. The bankruptcy-court filing followed a whirlwind of events, including the publication of explosive texts Bankman-Fried sent to a Vox reporter earlier this week.

Still Plagued By Public Health Probs

American Academy of Pediatrics urges Biden administration to declare emergency over 'unprecedented' RSV surge

The American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Association are calling on the Biden administration to declare an emergency to a support a national response to an "alarming surge of pediatric respiratory illnesses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza."

The Great Sign Off

Inside Twitter as 'mass exodus' of staffers throws platform's future into uncertainty | CNN Business

Death is in the air on Twitter.

Right-Wing Internets Takeover

Daily Wire says streaming service has surpassed 1M subscribers

The Daily Wire, a conservative media and entertainment company, says it now has more than 1 million paid subscribers to its streaming service DailyWire+. Why it matters: The company has been positioning DailyWire+ as a conservative alternative to mainstream entertainment companies, particularly Disney.

Lower Expectations Across The Pond

Brits face sharpest fall in living standards on record as government tightens its belt

CNBC 7 hrs ago Elliot Smith Alongside confirmation that the country has entered a recession and GDP will contract by 1.4% in 2023, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) on Thursday estimated that real household disposable income - a measure of living standards - is projected to fall by 4.3% in 2022-23.


FIFA bans beer sales at Qatar's World Cup stadiums in a last-minute reversal

DOHA, Qatar - Two days before the world's biggest sporting event is set to begin, FIFA announced that beer sales will be banned at the eight World Cup stadiums in Qatar. FIFA said in a statement that the decision had been made "following discussions between host country authorities and FIFA."

Weekend Positioning

The Golden Goal sex position will help you score ahead of the World Cup

BORED of the standard missionary position sex that fills your evenings (if you're lucky)? Why not spice things up and show your partner how nimble you are on your feet this World Cup season? With the famous tournament just around the corner, you can get in the mood for some serious scoring with this nifty sex position.

Readers Stay Winning

Defying the odds, a midtown mainstay celebrates 25 years in Kansas City this weekend

Amazon, smartphones, rising rents, shrinking attention spans: The cultural headwinds are blowing so hard against used bookstores these days that it almost seems a miracle or a mirage when you spot one out in the wilds of a city. So, how does Prospero's Books do it?

Carbs En Masse

From one cramped kitchen, a Lenexa bakery churns out 40,000 rum cakes every holiday season

The ovens are heating up inside Jude's Rum Cakes, a narrow storefront in Old Town Lenexa. Owner Craig Adcock is vacuum-sealing finished cakes so they can be shipped out to customers. "It's kind of a shotgun, long and narrow, kitchen space but it seems to work for us," Adcock says.

Counting Turkey Day Discounts

Serving up savings: How to stretch the dollar for Thanksgiving

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Millions around the country are feeling the pressure to stretch the dollar this year when it comes to the holidays, especially for Thanksgiving dinner . Grace Hoffman, a nutritionist out of Saint Luke's Hospital, has three tips for and not waste food down the garbage disposal.

Coach Drops Concert Deets

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid breaks Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks concert announcement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A future NFL Hall of Fame inductee makes a Kansas City concert announcement about two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid announced Friday that Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks would play at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium next summer.

November Chill Today

Bitter cold for Friday in the metro


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