Lots of captivating tidbits to cover for the midday as we consider pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the world . . .
Look At Those Puppers!!!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first three dogs to tag along with officers during the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department's new P.A.W. Patrol program found a new home. Sgt. Jake Becchina said a family adopted one dog and the two others moved out of the KC Pet Project shelter into foster homes.
TV Honcho Tunes Out
Chuck Poduska, who built a 38-year career with Meredith Corp., is retiring from his vice president and general manager role at KCTV and KSMO in Kansas City. His last day with the CBS- and MyNetworkTV-affiliated stations is March 31. Poduska previously was vice president of finance for Meredith's Local Media Group, which includes 17 TV stations that reach 30 million viewers.
PANTIES CHANGE HANDS!!!
Following a dip in sales and criticism about its billionaire founder, Victoria's Secret will be sold and have its founder step down as it seeks to move forward and find profit. The company's owner, L Brands, confirmed to Fox News that the private-equity firm Sycamore Brands will buy 55 percent of Victoria's Secret for about $525 million.
Stone Cold Justice?!?!
The judge in the case of longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone appeared to take a firm stance toward the Republican operative ahead of deciding how severe Stone's punishment should be for making false statements to investigators during the Trump-Russia probe.
China Health Check
Coronavirus cases outside China remain low, but WHO chief warns 'that may not stay the same for long'
World health officials said Thursday that the new coronavirus has not yet spread widely around the world, but emphasized that the virus could break out globally at any time.
KC Pocket Change Courtesy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The tipping equation is more complicated than ever. "It can be really confusing, especially going from Panera to coffee shops to a restaurant," Rachel Bahner, a shopper on the Plaza, said, "Where do you draw the line of not to tip and when to tip?"
Winter Warm Up Awaits
Hide Transcript Show Transcript CODY: WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE FOR THEM. NICK: IT IS A BLAST. ALL OF THE KIDS HAVE HAD A DECENT WINTER FOR SLED RIDING AND THAT TYPE OF THING. WE MIGHT EVEN GET ONE MORE SNOWFALL BEFORE IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .