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KC Gas Prices Plummet
Gas pump prices are dropping across the country amid the COVID-19 outbreak that has caused oil prices to drop and gas prices to follow suit, according to reports from GasBuddy and AAA.AAA said that as crude oil prices trend lower, people across the country are seeing gas prices plummet.
Kangroos Save The World
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Restaurants in Kansas City have more unsold food at the end of the day since they have to rely on take out and delivery due to the spread of COVID-19. Students at UMKC are making sure it doesn't go to waste.
Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards will temporarily close factories in Kansas and Texas and reduce shifts at distribution centers as it grapples with the worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The privately held company on Friday afternoon announced plans to close a greeting card plant in Lawrence and a gift wrap production facility in Leavenworth.
Kansas Cash Coming
TOPEKA, KS (AP) -- Kansas on Friday launched a program to provide short-term, no-interest loans to bars, restaurants, taverns and motels that are struggling to cover operating expenses because of the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic. The program announced by Gov.
New Direction After Panty Company Sold Off
After facing years of criticism for its exclusively young, thin and cisgender models, Victoria's Secret is finally starting to change its tune. The lingerie giant, which has spent recent months working on a total image overhaul, unveiled its new Body by Victoria spring campaign earlier this week - and its notably more diverse than past ads in terms of casting, with older, curvier and transgender beauties as well as models of color represented.
PREZ TRUMP BLASTS NEWSIE!!!
Trump viciously attacks NBC News reporter in extended rant after being asked for message to Americans worried about coronavirus
In an extraordinary exchange on Friday, President Donald Trump viciously attacked an NBC News reporter who asked what his message would be to Americans who are frightened by the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across the country.
Bernie Requires A Moment
Sen. (D-Mass.) said she's withholding her presidential endorsement because she is focused on the coronavirus outbreak and she wants to give Sen. (I-Vt.) space to assess his campaign. "Actually, I've been focused on this crisis," Warren said on "The View" when asked why she hasn't endorsed either former Vice President or Sanders.
Italia Tragedy Cont'd
A total of 627 people have died from coronavirus in Italy over the last 24 hours, officials announced Friday, raising the country's overall death toll to a staggering 4,032. The startling statistic coincided with Italy reporting 4,670 new infections, bringing the number of cases there up to 47,021.
Queen Picks Up Tab
The UK government said Friday that it will subsidize the wages of any worker facing unemployment because of the coronavirus pandemic as it ordered the closure of pubs and restaurants to try to contain the outbreak.
Royal Cleanup Tune
You can't go out to the ballgame right now, can't go out in a crowd. You might be able to find peanuts and Cracker Jacks at the grocery store -- but wash your hands with Salvy before you go!Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez took to the team's Twitter account Friday with a message about handwashing.It turns out, the song "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" is just long enough to wash your hands to.
Local Helping Hand
GARDEN CITY, Kansas -As news of COVID-19 unfolds daily, so does the devastation caused by the virus. And a growing desire help people hit hardest by the many ripple effects. Kansa schools have closed for the remainder of the academic year. Small businesses are trying to cut their losses by offering curbside services and fulfilling orders online.
Cold Weekend Ahead
Hide Transcript Show Transcript NO WIND OR HAIL, PER SE. WINDY CONDITIONS, NEAR 40. 37 BY 5:00 P.M. -- 7:00 P.M., THAT IS. AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN, 33, WINDY. 11:00 P.M., 31. RIGHT AROUND MIDNIGHT OR SO, WE WILL BE CLOSE TO FREEZING.
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