Kansas City Thanksgiving News Serving: Traditional Rumors Of War, Plague & Politics

Hottie Lucy's tribute to tradition inspires our holiday peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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South Side Illuminated

Christmas in the Park returns for 35th year

JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. (KCTV) - The 35th Christmas in the Park light display opened for the season Wednesday night bigger than ever. The magic begins as you drive through a twinkling tunnel, then winds around for a slow drive filled with 200 displays holding 1 million lights.

Show-Me Dirty Bird

Missouri officials warn of 'highly pathogenic' avian flu in southwest MO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Investigators with the United States Department of Agriculture are working with poultry producers in Missouri after a case of highly pathogenic avian flu was discovered in a chicken flock in Webster County east of Springfield, Missouri.

Rock Chalk Health Check Redux

Kansas health experts monitoring COVID-19, flu and RSV trifecta as holiday season arrives - Kansas Reflector

TOPEKA - Physicians and public health researchers anticipate a surge in COVID-19 infection during the holiday months would complicate the medical response to rising prevalence of flu and a tricky influenza virus. The trifecta of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, could lead to escalation of health problems and hospitalizations this winter as precautionary measures such as vaccination, masking and isolation waned during 2022.

Old School Lifestyle Redux

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Hipsters Share Good Life Guide

The Pitch's Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Crown Center Ice Terrace. // Courtesy Crown Center Ice Skating Season Pass (2022 - 2023) Crown Center Ice Terrace We're workin' on our fitness. KC's original outdoor ice rink is celebrating its 50th season. From now until March 2023, skaters can enjoy unlimited access (during business hours and weather permitting) to our beloved Crown Center Ice Terrace for just $120....

Hottie Collab Coming Soon

Rhian Sugden reunites with former Page 3 girl Lucy Pinder in stunning snap

Page 3 sensation Rhian Sugden has reunited with fellow former Page 3 girl Lucy Pinder in a stunning snap while the pair enjoy a holiday in Ibiza. Looking fresh-faced and glam, the duo, who often worked together in their glamour modelling heyday, posed for a sweet selfie which left fans feeling hot under the collar and rather nostalgic.

Rally Around The Old Man

There is a growing shadow campaign to defend Joe Biden from House Republicans

WASHINGTON - As Republicans prepare to use their new House majority to probe the Biden administration and the business dealings of the president's son Hunter, Democrats are assembling a constellation of groups to respond.

Never-Trump Vendetta Suspected

Jan. 6 report: Committee staffers spooked by Cheney's focus on Trump

Look for a voluminous final report from the House Jan. 6 committee in mid-December - I'm told to expect around 1,000 pages. Why it matters: The committee has exceeded expectations, hearing by hearing - turning up constant new information about one of American history's most consequential, but also most documented, events.

MAGA #MeToo One More Time

Trump is sued again by writer for defamation, and battery, over alleged rape

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Donald Trump was sued for defamation a second time on Thursday by a writer who accused the former U.S. president of lying by denying that he raped her 27 years ago. In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the former Elle magazine columnist E.

All-American Shooting Spree Endures

US passes 600 mass shootings for third straight year

The U.S. has seen more than 600 mass shootings for three straight years. According to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, there have been 609 incidents in 2022 in which four or more people, other than the attacker, were shot - putting the U.S. on pace to reach around 675 by the end of the year....

Shopping Can Wait

In the War on Thanksgiving, America May Finally Be Winning

Thus Walmart, Sears, Dick's Sporting Goods and Michael's all announced plans to open with special deals at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night of 2019. By that point, Target, Best Buy, Macy's and Kohl's would already have been open for an hour. Upping the ante, Old Navy and GameStop opened at 3 p.m., and J.C.

Talker Goes Too Far?!?

Tucker Carlson Says Pete Buttigieg 'Lied' About Being Gay In Deranged New Attack

Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday went after Pete Buttgieg yet again, claiming the transportation secretary "wouldn't even admit that he was gay" until several years ago and "lied about it for reasons he has never been asked to explain." Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a 2020 Democratic candidate for president, has explained.

Conserve For Holidays

Consider making less food and composting leftovers this Thanksgiving, experts say

Environmentalists urge people to think twice about how much food they make and how to deal with leftovers this Thanksgiving. New York City, reportedly the world's most wasteful city, last year produced 5% more trash the week after Thanksgiving than during a typical week, according to the city's Department of Sanitation.

China Plagued By Crackdowns

China's Covid cases hit record as dissent grows over tough restrictions | CNN

China on Thursday reported a record number of daily Covid infections, as a nationwide surge in cases heaps pressure on the country's increasingly unpopular zero-tolerance approach to the virus. The National Health Commission (NHC) recorded 31,444 locally transmitted cases on Wednesday - surpassing the previous peak of 29,317 recorded April 13 during Shanghai's months-long lockdown.

Vlad Knocked Their Lights Out

Ukraine works to restore power after bruising Russian attack

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) - About 70% of the Ukrainian capital was left without power, Kyiv's mayor said Thursday, a day after Moscow unleashed yet another devastating missile and drone barrage on Ukraine's energy infrastructure.

Scribe Trolls Chief Twit

Stephen King: Twitter's only advertiser will soon be MyPillow. Here's Elon Musk's response

Stephen King, on Twitter That was master of horror and bestselling fiction writer Stephen King riffing on the parade of advertisers like GM , United Airlines and Audi pausing or scrapping their marketing on the social media platform since Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took over.

Weekend Plans Debut

Weekend Possibilities | USA vs. England, Wheel of Fortune and All of the Lights

Whether you are entertaining out-of-town guests or trying to get away from them, there's soccer, shopping and the chance to spin the wheel coming this weekend. 3 - 9 p.m. Lazia Restaurant at Crossroads Hotel, 2101 Central St., is providing a tasty alternative to a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.

Crafting Suburban Life

Prairie Village Artist prints art for new KCI terminal

Laura Berman's garage in Prairie Village isn't packed with cars, but rather pieces of print work. She's one of several artists chosen to have their masterpieces featured inside the new KCI terminal."I call it puzzle piece printmaking," artist Laura Berman said while showing off her print.

Carb Treats Abound Amid Sweater Weather

Dish & Drink KC: A sip of the season at Second Best Coffee, sammies at M&M's, Mediterranean fare at Paros Leawood

Chorizo Burrito and the Autumn Latte at Second Best Coffee. // Photo by Tyler Shane Second Best Coffee's Autumn Latte and Chorizo Burrito Though their name would tell you differently, don't be fooled by Second Best Coffee's humility. Based in Waldo, the shop's coffee menu is delightful, and the food is made in-house.

Baller On The Mend

Toub: Harrison Butker May Never Be 100% This Season

The Kansas City Chiefs have dealt with their fair share of injuries this season, but one of their major absences followed kicker Harrison Butker's Week 1 ankle sprain. Initially viewed as something that wouldn't hold the top-shelf placekicker out for too long, Butker ended up missing Weeks 2-5 with the injury.

Turkey Day Climate Reported

Thanksgiving Forecast: High of 50 expected, but wind will make it feel colder

The overnight air will remain quite mild, as area temperatures fall into the upper 40s by daybreak. There is a slight chance for a light sprinkle or two overnight, which may linger into the early hours of Thanksgiving Day.

1998 classic Dido - Thank You is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.