To start this soggy morning we begin with pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the world . . .
New Kansas City Normal: 8 To 8 Grocery Hours Debut
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Big changes are in store for Hy-Vee shoppers as the retailer works to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Starting Wednesday, all stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shortened hours will give employees more time to re-stock the shelves and deep clean the store.
Sleaze Scummit Joins Municipal Metro Emergency Club
March 17, 2020 By Jim Eden, Assistant Fire Chief Mayor Bill Baird has issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in Lee's Summit in response to COVID-19. This 30-day declaration will help expedite emergency response efforts, allow the City to quickly procure needed resources and alter policies and processes in order to protect public health and safety.
Another Reminder: Kansas City Needs The Gift Of Life
The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the blood supply in Kansas City.The Community Blood Center serves nearly 60 hospitals in Missouri and Kansas. Seventy percent of the blood collected comes from blood drives .
Boob Job Confessions
Chrissy Teigen reveals 'boob job', her battles with depression & raising Miles to be a 'feminist' with John Legend in GLAMOUR's spring/summer 2020 issue
There's unfiltered realness - and then there's a no-holds-barred boobs, body image and love chat with Chrissy Teigen. Josh Smith is here for the honesty... It's 12.32pm on a Monday at the Beverly Hills home of Chrissy Teigen. I'm ushered into the house and she greets me in the kitchen, barefoot, with open arms, immediately asking what I'd like to drink.
Testy Over COVID-19
Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease doctor, said President Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were not to blame for a lack of coronavirus testing kits that has prompted criticism on the administration as cases to grow in the United States.
Prez Trump Terminology Fight
China has reacted angrily after US President Donald Trump referred to the coronavirus as "Chinese". A foreign ministry spokesman warned the US should "take care of its own business" before stigmatising China. The first cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.
Chinese Take Out Journalism
Beijing Kicks Out U.S. Journalists-Including From New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post-Amid Coronavirus Tensions
Topline: Beijing has revoked the credentials of major U.S. media outlets operating in China, a dramatic escalation against press freedom as the two countries publicly clash over statements about the origin of the coronavirus.
Run For The Border Over
The administration is pushing to use the coronavirus pandemic to accomplish some of the tough immigration restrictions that hardliners have struggled to put into practice since President Donald Trump took office, including blocking entry to asylum seekers, according to US officials briefed on the plans.
Only Joe Remains
Joe Biden saw decisive wins in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, giving him an overwhelming lead in delegates.
Check Penguin Relaxation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Zoo is offering a unique way to pass the time while at home- a 24-hour live stream featuring the penguins at Helzberg Penguin Plaza. The $15 million exhibit first opened to the public in October 2013. The exhibit contains more than 100,000 gallons of salt water and two ice [...]
Coronavirus Causes Domestic Stress In Kansas City
Thanks to the Coronavirus outbreak, families are about to get a lot closer. With schools canceled and many employees working from home, the "snow day" excitement can wear off pretty quickly. Relationship Coach Timmy Gibson says instead of stressing over the situation couples should look at quarantine as an opportunity.
Soggy Midweek Starts
Skies will remain overcast this evening but the rain will stay away until after midnight. Temperatures will be mild as the first of two storm systems work into our area initially pulling in warm and humid air which you will enjoy this evening.
The Marías - Hold It Together is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .