Kansas City Sunday Night Smile: Midterms Ahead, Survival Stories & Artsy Inspiration

Because we don't mind dreaming about angel Candice all night and/or letting her inspiration stand on this blog all Monday morning . . .

Right now we share a quick peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines for night owls, early birds and insomniacs.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Brave Lady Shares Her Story

'I Will Rise' documentary holds Kansas City premiere

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Christine McDonald escaped commercial exploitation in 2004. "I had to fight really hard, and nobody should ever have to fight like I did," McDonald said. Her journey of survival, and now advocacy, is one the KSHB 41 News team has followed for years.

Tribute To Gunfire Victim

'He was just a lovable person,' Community remembers 17-year-old killed in Halloween shooting with candlelight vigil

The community gathered for a candlelight vigil, paying tribute to Katron Harris on Sunday night at the New Story Church. The 17-year-old was killed in a shooting at a Halloween party in Kansas City, Kansas, on Monday. Police say six other teens were also hurt but survived.

Rock Chalk Triumph

KU alum Sharon Lokedi wins New York City marathon

NEW YORK (AP) - Kenyans Evans Chebet and Sharon Lokedi made huge splashes in their New York City Marathon debuts on Sunday. Chebet won the men's race and Lokedi the women's race in her first-ever marathon on an unseasonably warm day, with temperatures in the 70s making it one of the hottest in race history since the marathon was moved to November in 1986.

Prepping Winter Classics

THE SNOWY PATH LESS TRAVELED: Local arts groups present an increasing array of holiday offerings

We hold holiday traditions close because they remind us of family and nostalgia, of childhood and gift-giving and sparkling lights. Kansas City is famous for its long-held performance traditions, but in recent years arts groups have begun to branch out, with offerings that are a bit off the beaten path.

Moondance This Week

Last total lunar eclipse for three years arrives Tuesday

Better catch the moon's disappearing act Tuesday - there won't be another like it for three years.The total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America in the predawn hours - the farther west, the better - and across Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific after sunset.

Angels Acquire More Biz

Victoria's Secret to Buy Lingerie Brand Adore Me for $400 Million

Victoria's Secret & Co. is buying online lingerie seller AdoreMe Inc., adding a brand known for inclusive sizing and body positivity as the retailer tries to move away from a legacy built largely on sex appeal. Victoria's Secret is paying $400 million in cash for Adore Me, a direct-to-consumer business that started about a decade ago.

White House Advice Tonight

Biden, Obama, Trump issue warnings ahead of midterms

President Biden and his two predecessors stumped for their party's candidates in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania on Saturday, warning supporters that the other side poses a threat to the county. With three days until Election Day, Biden and former President Obama joined Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman and gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro for...

MAGA Disagreement Cont'd

Some conservatives turn on Trump for attacking Ron DeSantis ahead of midterms: 'What an idiot'

Conservative commentators who are typically Donald Trump's allies turned on the former president after he went after Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday. Trump mocked DeSantis as "Ron DeSanctimonious" while discussing the 2024 Republican presidential primary at a rally in Pennsylvania.

COVID: All Bets Are Off???

Casino hub Macau heads toward business as usual after COVID tests find no new infections

HONG KONG, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Authorities in Macau said the world's biggest casino hub, blighted by a COVID-19 outbreak, is on track to return to relative normality after two rounds of mass COVID-19 tests last week found no new infections.

War Fatigue Sets In . . .

U.S. privately asks Ukraine to show Russia it's open to talks, Washington Post reports

The Biden administration is privately encouraging Ukraine's leaders to signal an openness to negotiate with Russia and drop their public refusal to engage in peace talks unless President Vladimir Putin is removed from power, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Consider Boozy Bad News

Alcohol death toll is growing, U.S. government reports say

NEW YORK - The rate of deaths that can be directly attributed to alcohol rose nearly 30% in the U.S. during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new government data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had already said the overall number of such deaths rose in 2020 and 2021.

El Papa Seyz Stop Fighting

Pope Francis: 'Three world wars in one century: be pacifists!' - Vatican News

Please find below the working transcript of Pope Francis' conversation with journalists on the flight back from Bahrain. Fatima Al Najem Bahrain News Agency: I would like to tell you something before I address my question to you.

Creator Crafts New Career

Kansas City Artist Harold Smith is Racking Up the Recognition, Including a Prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant - KC STUDIO

Kansas City artist Harold Smith is the recipient of a prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation artist grant. (photo by Jim Barcus) There are good years and there are banner years. Harold Smith is having a banner year. And 2022 isn't over yet. Smith is best known for his dynamic, expressionist, full-frontal portraits of Black men.

Weather Forecast Moving Ahead

FOX4 Forecast: Warmer & windy week

We see a few more clouds for Monday along with an easterly breeze. High temperatures early in the week will stay in the 60s, but record highs in the 70s look possible by Wednesday and Thursday. A few rain chances will also accompany with warmth, with isolated showers on Tuesday and more widespread rain on Thursday afternoon as a cold front moves through.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.