Midday update and just a quick collection of the stories we're checking today. Take a peek:
Kansas City Needs Gift Of Life
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The Community Blood Center (CBC) has declared a blood emergency for the greater Kansas City metro. The organization is asking the community to donate blood immediately to help replenish the blood supply for more than 60 hospitals throughout the area, including KC, eastern Kansas and western Missouri.
Golden Ghetto Foodie Celebration
Though our reflex is to bristle at its sleepy, deep-Metcalf suburbanism, we find ourselves wondering more and more lately whether it's possible that, actually, downtown Overland Park might, quietly, perhaps ... be kind of great? Allow us to plead our case: 1.)
Today's Reason To Count Your Blessings
JACKSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) - Two people were injured on Saturday night when a van crashed into a tractor, according to the the Jackson County, Kansas Sheriff's Office. The incident happened just before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday east of B Road on K-16 Highway, which is a little more than a mile from the Pottawatomie County line.
Big Picture On Easter
It is ignored in the west, but Christianity is the most persecuted religion. Why is there such silence on the issue, asks parish priest Giles Fraser
Obamacare Exceptions In Kansas
Kansas will allow its state Farm Bureau to offer health care coverage that doesn't satisfy the Affordable Care Act after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday declined to block a Republican-backed effort to circumvent former President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
Show-Me Shrinking Missouri Churches
Declining church attendance is forcing some religious leaders to make difficult decisions - namely, what to do with outsized or vacant places of worship. Many U.S. churches were built decades ago during times of religious growth. In some communities, however, shrinking congregations no longer have the financial resources to maintain these large church properties.
Weather Today & This Week
ANYTHING THAT YOU'VE GOT PLANNED THIS AFTERNOON YESTERDAY. WE WERE EXPECTING ONLY IT'S THE CASE THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE DAY, BUT THEY'RE TURNED OUT TO BE TWO HOURS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY YESTERDAY WHERE WE DID HAVE WINDS GUST UP TO 20 MILES AN HOUR.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . . And if we haven't said it already . . .
HAPPY EASTER KANSAS CITY!!!