A midday peek at pop culture, community news and noteworthy items from around the nation and across the world . . .
Library Pro-Life Conversation
When journalist Sarah DiGregorio's daughter was born nearly three months prematurely, she was cast into a place-the neonatal intensive care unit-where science, humanity, and ethics collide. Parents, doctors, and nurses wrestle with difficult, sometimes unanswerable questions. When does life begin? When and how should it end? How do we define being human?
Chiefs Smackdown Tribute
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The Kansas City Chiefs have added the Lamar Hunt and Lombardi trophies to their collections over the last couple of weeks, and now the team has another new piece of hardware.
Building KC History
Workers installed scaffolding in front of Union Station Monday for Kansas City's biggest party in years.Crews started working on the official stage and video boards for the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl rally just hours after the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.Forty workers unloaded four tractor-trailers full of scaffolding to build the stage right beneath three Chiefs banners hanging on Union Station, announcing the team as the Super Bowl champions."People don't realize the sheer magnitude of work that goes into that," said Jeremy Josephson, owner of Rock City Staging.
Jeff City Tribute
Missouri's Legislative Black Caucus on Monday highlighted legislation they've filed to honor and remember the work done by African American Missourians. State Rep. Steven Roberts, D-St. Louis, spoke about the "perseverance and triumphs" of African Americans to begin the celebrations of Black History Month at a press conference at the Capitol.
Fast Lane Deal Too Good???
LONE JACK, Mo. -- When you pay nearly $17,000 for a used car, you expect to be able to drive it. But the car a local 19-year-old was sold was so bad, it shouldn't have been on the road. That's why he called FOX4 Problem Solvers.
Elon Riches In High Gear
Tesla jumped again on Tuesday, smashing past the $800 level and set to open at a new record high as major shareholder Ron Baron forecast the company will top $1 trillion in revenue in a decade and as investors who bet against the stock scrambled to catch up.
China Sickening Crackdown
Nearly two decades since SARS emerged in 2003, China is again at the center of a battle against a new coronavirus. Like the SARS virus, 2019-nCoV evolved from an animal into a respiratory disease in humans. The new virus also poses a pandemic threat.
Trust In U.S. Fades
Nataliya Gumenyuk grew up in a small town outside of Kyiv during the first hungry years after Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Like many Ukrainians of her generation, she was raised on Hollywood movies - but also the American credo of positive social change.
EVEN PRICEY PANTIES MUST CHANGE!!!
The Victoria's Secret brand is based on the notion that women should look sexy for men. It's therefore not shocking that the men who ran the company allegedly took this to heart and presided over a misogynistic culture. Will the retailer be able to shift and catch up with the times?
Doggie Rescue Today
MISSION, Kan. -- Some scary moments Tuesday morning when a car thief stole an animal rescue van filled with dogs. These dogs were being loaded up in van at the Unleashed Pet Shelter in Mission, heading to the vet to be spayed and neutered.
Lunch Link Of The Day
Located in the Lionsgate Marketplace in Overland Park, Kansas, Pad Thai is as charming as its owner, Niramol "Ann" Riensin. A woman who takes hospitality seriously, Riensin makes it a point to visit every table in her small, yet stylish dining room.
More Forecast Deets
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- This is not what we hoped for when it came to the subject of our next blog. We wish it was titled "More warm weather on the way," but it's not. Instead, it's titled "Winter is returning." So, buckle up because it's going to get cold tonight.
Kesha - High Road is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .