Kansas City Stand: World Of Extremes, Border Wall Sold & RICO

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Sweating Week Ahead

Kansas City again dealing with multiple days of extreme temperatures

Excessive heat warnings have been issued, with the region is in the midst of a late summer heat wave

Tragedy On JoCo Streets

Olathe police investigating deadly pedestrian crash

The Olathe Police Department is investigating a deadly crash that happened near east Kansas City Road and north Central Street

Wildcat Heat Sets Record

Manhattan, Kansas, clocks in highest temperature in U.S. Saturday at 115 degrees

The Manhattan heat spiked to 115 degrees Saturday, the highest recorded temperature in the contiguous Unites States that day, per the National Weather Service.

Show-Me Grid Concerns

Power outage in Ballwin during the heatwave

Approximately 2,500 people are affected by the power outage that began at 2 p.m. today, according to Ameren.

Golden Ghetto In Pickle

Overland Park gears up for Vulcan Kansas City Open

Get ready Kansas City, the top pickleball athletes are coming to Overland Park for the very first Vulcan Kansas City open this week.

Angel Alliance Emerges

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss Are 'Like Sisters' After Drama

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss are 'like sisters' after their past drama 'and are closer than ever now,' a source exclusively tells Life & Style.

White House Fences MAGA Legacy

Biden quietly sells off border wall parts to thwart GOP push to use them

President Biden is quietly selling off millions of dollars' worth of unused parts from former President Trump's border wall for peanuts - apparently to stymie pending legislation in Congress...

Former Prez Skips Competition

Sorry, Fox News. Trump says he's not going to the debate.


Mainstream Republican Lament

GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy says Trump should drop out of the 2024 presidential race

The Louisiana Republican said he thinks the charges related to the former president's mishandling of classified documents after he left office is "almost a slam dunk."

Murder Is Always Hate Crime

California shop owner shot dead over LGBTQ+ Pride flag displayed at store

An man made comments about flag at Laura Ann Carlton's store in Cedar Glen and killed her before being shot and killed by police

Debating Mob Charges

MTG Baselessly Claims Georgia Prosecutor Is 'Guilty of' RICO Crimes, Not Trump

Marjorie Taylor Greene alleged on Fox News that Fulton County Prosecutor Fani Willis is guilty of RICO crimes, but Donald Trump is innocent.

Ben Debates Much Better . . .

Trump Doesn't Deserve A RICO Case Unless Biden, Obama, And Hillary Do

Two things can be true at once: Donald Trump pretty obviously violated classified document statutes. Should he be prosecuted or not? In any normal circumstance, the answer would be, sure - why not? If you commit a crime, you should be prosecuted for the crime.

2nd Place & Fading Fast

'Sinking': Ron DeSantis is in the 'most jeopardy' ahead of GOP debate, former Obama adviser Axelrod says

David Axelrod, who served as senior advisor to Barack Obama, said DeSantis will be "in most jeopardy" on the Republican debate stage.

Americans Remain Missing After Inferno

Hawaii governor says more than 1,000 people still unaccounted for after devastating wildfires

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green (D) said on Sunday more than 1,000 people were still unaccounted for, as search and rescue operations continue to scour the devastation left behind by the wildfires in Maui County. "More than 1,000 are unaccounted for, about 1,050. It will take several weeks still.

European War Escalation Reaches New Heights

Netherlands and Denmark to provide F-16 aircrafts to Ukraine | CNN

The Netherlands and Denmark will provide Ukraine with much sought-after F-16 aircraft, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Danish foreign ministry said on Sunday.

Brit Killer Awaits Consequences

Nurse Lucy Letby to be sentenced for murdering seven babies

The conviction on Friday made Lucy Letby the UK's most prolific child serial killer in modern times.

NextGen Hates History

Logan Paul Says He Walked Out of 'Oppenheimer,' Reminding Us That Audiences Are Getting Dumber

Internet guy Logan Paul is in the business of hot takes. No reason; just blurting out whatever gets social media to freak out and talk about him. Paul is

Miracle In Maui

Catholic church miraculously standing after fires reduce Lahaina to ashes: 'God doesn't abandon his people'

Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina, Maui, which means "Our Lady of Victory," remains miraculously standing after vicious wildfires tore apart the town.

Grading Kansas City Ballers Already

8 winners and 3 losers from the Chiefs' preseason win over the Cardinals

Kansas City Chiefs players like Rashee Rice, Shane Buechele and Clyde Edwards-Helaire attracted our attention as the team defeated the Arizona Cardinals 38-10.

Lady Crime Remembered

Forgotten chapter from Kansas City's past tells story of convent girl turned gangster

A Star journalists tells the tale in a new book, "The Girl With the Agate Eyes: The Untold Story of Mattie Howard, Kansas City's Queen of the Underworld."

Griggs Gets Us Ready For Steamy Week Ahead . . . 

The excessive heat will last through Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued warnings for excessive heat as temperatures reach the triple digits.

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