Quick peek at pop culture, community news and a few more items of interest for our blog community . . .
Old KCI Copes With Another Epic Holiday Season
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- As AAA anticipates a record-breaking 115 million people to fly over the next week, holiday travelers and Chiefs fans on the way to Chicago filled up Kansas City International Airport on Friday morning. Unemployment is lower than in previous holiday seasons, and AAA says that could translate into more people splurging on gas or plane tickets.
Local Gunfire Postscript
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One person is fighting for their life after someone shot them multiple times late Wednesday, Kansas City police said in a news release. The shooting happened around 10:51 p.m. at Luichi's Mini Mart, which is near Prospect Avenue and East 67th Street.
Newsflash: Golden Ghetto Grows Speculative Condo Scene
After decades of trying to revitalize Overland Park's historic downtown, community leaders say the area is finally in the midst of a modern renaissance. A short walk from the first commercial building ever constructed in Overland Park and a 70-year-old independent theater, hundreds of luxury apartments and several modern office spaces are popping up.
Season Of Sickness Starts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Winter weather often means we're indoors and in close quarters which can make it easier to spread germs. A. Gabriel Schifman, D.O., a pediatric emergency medicine specialist from Overland Park Regional Medical Center, offered some advice before holiday get-togethers with potentially sick relatives.
Meth Town Needs Money
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Take a walk through the public works parking lot of snow plows in Independence and part of the problem practically smacks you in the face. They have 22 plows. The 11 oldest were bought between 1990 and 1997. The floorboards are rusted away in some.
For Chubby Fanboys
Viewers in Chiefs Kingdom don't have to be masters of X's and O's or clock management to manage their time wisely on game day. During halftime, time outs and commercial breaks, fans can go from arm chair quarterback to having arms like Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Sweet Hotness Promo
OLIVIA CULPO at Baileys Treat Bar at Bloomingdale's in New York 12/17/2019
Trump Losing The Troops???
President Donald Trump received a loud ovation when he participated in the coin toss ahead of Saturday's Army-Navy football rivalry game in Philadelphia. But troops' actual feelings about the commander in chief appear much more ambivalent in the latest Military Times survey.
Effective Edible Garbage Maker
A robot will be serving food to thousands of guests at next month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Seattle-based Picnic says its automated food assembly system will produce up to 300 12-inch customized pizzas an hour on the CES show floor. CES 2020 takes place January 7-10, 2020.
Sound Of The Season
Organist Jacob Hofeling started working at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Christmas Eve. He'd moved to Lawrence to get a doctorate in organ performance at the University of Kansas and was looking for a job. "As I was applying, St. Luke's really needed somebody on Christmas Eve specifically," he says.
Hipster Liver Damage Plans
Kansas City's holiday season is peaking with what may be an extra-long weekend for those who used their vacation days wisely. There's a full spread of weekend events celebrating the season if you're cramming in the cheer ahead of next week's hump-day holiday. 4 - 7 p.m.
KC December Warm Up
More cloud cover is expected for our Friday, but temperatures will stay mild in the upper 40s for highs. Enjoy the weekend with highs in the upper 50s by Sunday!
Kacey Musgraves: Glittery is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .