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Kansas City Suffers Messy Broccoli Dump
A tractor-trailer carrying vegetables overturned Thursday afternoon on northbound Interstate 635 past Interstate 70 on the Kansas side, according to transportation officials.All northbound lanes of I-635 are closed.No injuries were reported. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the truck was carrying frozen broccoli.Authorities estimated the closure could last for a couple of hours.
Snail Mail Democracy Slowly Moves To Suburbs
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- On Thursday, the Johnson County Election Office said they will be mailing advance voting by mail applications to all voters in May. Voters will receive one application for each of the 2020 elections (the August 4 primary and the November 3 general election).
Kansas City Coronavirus Jobs Coming Soon . . .
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- You've probably heard a lot about contact tracing, which is where disease detectives track down and warn people who've been exposed to communicable diseases like sexually transmitted infections and now COVID-19. On Thursday, KCTV5's Investigative Reporter Angie Ricono looked at the importance of contact tracing and the challenges it poses.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Guitar Center Distribution Center that was originally ordered to shut down operations because it was not considered an essential business has been allowed to reopen. According to Kansas City, Missouri, officials, the mayor's office met with representatives to make the change possible.
Lesson In Acceptable Risk
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Schools and universities were some of the first places to limit or prohibit in-person gatherings. At least one Kansas City-area college is among the first to announce plans to bring students back. William Jewell College in Liberty said Thursday it plans to reopen for in-person classes starting Aug.
Retro Styles Debut
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Big Biz Disputes Prez Trump COVID-19 Immigration Crackdown
The Wall Street Journal's editorial board blasted President Trump Donald John Trump GOP lawmaker calls McConnell remarks on state bankruptcy 'shameful and indefensible' Newsom wants to train 10,000 contact tracers in California Biden leads in three crucial Rust Belt states: Poll MORE 's decision to suspend immigration, saying it "looks like a political distraction."
New COVID-19 Deal
House has the votes to pass $484 billion bill to boost small businesses and hospitals, send it to Trump
The House had the votes to pass a $484 billion package Thursday to bolster small businesses and hospitals ravaged by the coronavirus crisis and expand testing desperately needed to start the return to normal life. Donning face coverings and voting in alphabetical sets to cut the risk of infection, representatives were set to approve the bill easily.
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Progressive New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's call for a work boycott is "mind-blowing," former White House press secretary and Fox News contributor Sarah Sanders said Thursday.
Elton Waits It Out
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sir Elton John is postponing his trip back to Kansas City. The music icon announced Thursday that he is pushing back his extended leg of the Farewell Tour and that includes the July 8 show at Sprint Center "It is with deep regret that Elton John must postpone the remainder of [...]
Kansas City Hipser Pandemic Fashion Statement Redux
Production of the famed KC Heart tee has stopped in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis — but hustle never quits, said Chase McAnulty, and that sentiment will keep the heart of Kansas City beating long after the pandemic passes.
Local Droplets Ahead
We could see a few rain showers develop late Thursday into early Friday. More widespread rain will move in late Friday morning and last until the evening.
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