For our local newshounds we offer this collection of Kansas City news that still important but with some items appropriate for snark and quick hits as we celebrate the goodness of a underrated country music hottie along with links to pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the world . . .
NOW IT'S TIME TO EXERCISE KANSAS CITY COPING SKILLZ!!!
We know very little about how the coronavirus pandemic will play out in Kansas City. That's making a lot of people really anxious. "I see uncertainty as the core of the panic that we're seeing right now," says Katie Kriegshauser, director of the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment.
Remember The Good Times
FOCO has introduced a pair of new bobbleheads featuring Kansas City Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce celebrating their recent championship victory with commemorative championship belts.FOCO said the Championship Belt Bobbleheads show Mahomes and Kelce in celebratory poses, wearing the outfits they wore to the team's championship parade, with each carrying a championship belt featuring each player's jersey number on the front."These bobbleheads are handcrafted to depict superstar players that fans will be cheering on for years to come," FOCO said.
Waiting In Line At DMV Remains Fate Worse Than Coronavirus
Missouri extends license plate, driver license and registration expirations to help social distancing at DMVs
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - In an attempt to cut down on congestion at the DMV and practice social distancing, the Missouri Department of Revenue is extending expiration dates on several license. The extensions will apply for license plates, driver license, nondriver license, noncommercial instruction permits and motor vehicle registrations set to expire anytime within the months of March or April, according to a statement from the governor's office.
Kansas Parks Stay Open In Order To Provide Sanctuary From Cramped Homes
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has developed a plan to keep Kansas' 28 state parks, 63 state fishing lakes, and more than 100 wildlife areas open to the public during the COVID-19 crisis.
Show-Me Social Crackdown
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) - On Saturday, Missouri's governor said he is issuing social distancing across the state and he said that "schools shall remain closed." That means Missourians must avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people. "Social gatherings" refers to any plan or meeting that would bring together 10 or more people in a single place.
Backstory Because, ACTUALLY, We Think This County Singer Hottie Is Pretty Great!!!
For some reason, the paparazzi follow her and the pictures are pretty fucking ridiculous but also kind of amazing. I'm not even being mean. It's just true! Here she is walking down the street with a giant milkshake.
Veep Pence Stays Winning
Vice President Mike Pence has tested negative for the coronavirus, his press secretary said. Second Lady Karen Pence also tested negative. The vice president said earlier Saturday he would be tested for the coronavirus after a member of his office tested positive. The staff member's positive diagnosis was announced Friday.
Massive Quarantine Not Yet Working In Italia
Italy's coronavirus deaths spike nearly two weeks into lockdown, an ominous sign for New York, California
Italy recorded the world's deadliest 24-hour period of coronavirus-related fatalities Saturday prompting additional draconian lockdown restrictions on daily life, and an ominous look at what health experts say could happen in the U.S. in the coming weeks. The Italian government first imposed a national lockdown on March 9, but health experts say their delayed response had fatal consequences.
Prez Trump Recyling Bad Idea
President Donald Trump on Saturday suggested health care workers sanitize and reuse masks when treating coronavirus patients, rather than "throwing away" masks that are in short supply.
NYC Disaster Declared
This Isn't Trump's Katrina. It's Stupid, Slow-Motion 9/11. The Real Reason Trump Started Calling the Virus "Chinese" China Is Not the Hero of the Pandemic A Panicked Nation Comes Together to Watch Nu-Metal Band Trapt Melt Down on Twitter The Trump administration issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New York meaning it is now eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aid as it battles a growing coronavirus crisis.
Local Booze Endures Pandemic
As COVID-19 preventive measures sweep through the area, few businesses are suffering as much as those in the food and beverage industry. Take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery practices have sprouted up, but for consumers interested in supporting local, the errand-running aspect isn't all that convenient - nor does it necessarily support social distancing and self-quarantine.
Stormy Sunday Ahead
Hide Transcript Show Transcript NINE-DAY FORECAST SO YOU WILL KNOW FIRST. THIS IS FIRST ALERT WEATHER. PETE: THE COLD FRONT TO DROP OUR TEMPERATURES AND BROUGHT CLEAR SKIES BUT IT FELT DRIER AND COLDER THE PAST COUPLE DAYS. PTHAT IS WHAT WE ARE WITH YOU -- WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH TODAY.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .