Kansas City Flex: Local Contamination, Corporate Blackmail & Nuke War Prep

At this late date TKC has decided that there's no greater evidence of American FREEDOM than a very excited 60-something white lady in a swimsuit. 

And so this #TBT evening hottie Denise inspires a quick check of pop culture, community news and top headlines. 

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Cowntown Cleanup Cash

Kansas City, Missouri, receives $3 million to redevelop contaminated sites in underserved areas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 presented KCMO with a $3 million grant Thursday to redevelop contaminated - or potentially contaminated - sites, known as Brownfields, in the city.

Debating Golden Ghetto Ethics

Johnson County city flooded with complaints against mayor, council. Do they hold water?

The city "is just really overheated right now with a lot of political rhetoric, and this is more of that," a councilman said.

Lesson In School Road FAIL

Lawsuit alleges severe injuries from potholes near KCPS

New lawsuits over potholes against Kansas City and the Kansas City Public School District claim poor maintenance led to injuries.

Mouse House Movie Coming Soon

Nonprofit to make film about Disney's Laugh-O-gram studio in Kansas City

Thank You Walt Disney Inc. has received a $5,000 grant to produce a film about the Laugh-O-gram studio, Disney's first animation office.

Hipsters Scare Up Content

You're not alone in the woods at Zip KC's Exiled: Trail of Terrors

Photo by Elijah LaFolette This is part of our 2023 Haunted House coverage. Read more here. Even the drive out to the Exiled Trail of Terrors is spooky. Leaving Bonner Springs behind, you take wooded backroads to the west, driving alongside railroad tracks and the river.

Workout Hottie Endures

Denise Austin, 66, proves she is stillis sizzling hot shape

On Wednesday - which she calls Wellness Wednesdays - the 5ft4in star from San Pedro, California posted a pinup image to Instagram that looked almost too good to be true.

Prez Biden Performs Balancing Act

A 'Zionist in my heart': Biden's devotion to Israel faces a new test

President Joe Biden has spent decades as a stalwart supporter of Israel, a connection rooted in long-ago dinner table conversations with his father about the Holocaust.

GOP Swipe & MAGA Talk

Republicans slam Trump's comments on Netanyahu and Hezbollah

"This is a fight of good versus evil," one GOP lawmaker said in response.

Movie Boss Suffers Thriller

AMC CEO admits he was the target of a blackmail plot

AMC Entertainment (AMC) CEO Adam Aron reveals he was the victim of an "elaborate criminal extortion" plot in a post on X. Yahoo Finance Live highlights the commentary around this news, including certain details Aron divulged and how the scandal may be reflected in the theater chain's stock.

GOP Still Without Leadership

Scalise scrambling to win over holdouts amid deep concerns he can't get 217 votes for speaker | CNN Politics

Majority Leader Steve Scalise is scrambling to lock down the votes to become the next House speaker, but protracted opposition to the Louisiana Republican inside the GOP conference could ultimately derail his bid.

Vlad Attacks Cont'd

Russian Drone Strike On Ukrainian Port Facilities Causes Damage And Injury

Danube port installations that are critical for Ukrainian grain exports were damaged early on October 12 in a fresh wave of Russian drone attacks, which also wounded at least one person, military and regional officials said.

World War Tragedy Worsens

Blinken raises Gaza humanitarian concerns with Israel

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said he discussed with Israeli officials how to protect civilians in Gaza from harm and efforts to provide humanitarian assistance, as Israel has launched a punishing aerial campaign in response to an unprecedented assault by the terrorist group Hamas.

Nuke War Vigilance Now Required

US must be ready for simultaneous wars with China, Russia, report says

The United States must prepare for possible simultaneous wars with Russia and China by expanding its conventional forces, strengthening alliances and enhancing its nuclear weapons modernization program, a congressionally appointed bipartisan panel said on Thursday.

Fake News For Everybody

Reporters Covering Israel-Hamas Conflict Face Torrent of Disinformation

As Hamas militants and rockets entered Israel Saturday, so too did a barrage of disinformation. The conflict is being fought not only on the ground but also on the internet. VOA's Robin Guess has the story. Liam Scott contributed to this report.

Diva Debuts New Looks

25 Behind-The-Scenes Moments From Taylor Swift's Eras Tour Movie Premiere

Taylor Swift shut down a very busy Los Angeles shopping center, and Beyoncé even made a surprise appearance.

Tasty Local Service Report

Community Activism Through Gumbo - IN Kansas City Magazine

Grab your ladles-it's soup season. Gumbo is the official state cuisine of Louisiana, and its history is intertwined with struggle, hunger, and adversity. The traditional gumbo recipe is all about crafting a rich, savory stew from leftovers, and while chefs vary in their choice of seafood, chicken, sausage, okra, or filé powder, all gumbos begin...

Weather Update For Now . . . 

Some downpours possible overnight

The arrival time for the expected storms will be overnight into Friday morning

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.