Inspired by the glow of hottie Victoria, tonight we share a quick selection of community news, pop culture and all manner of headlines from across the nation and around the world.
Kansas City Lit
KANSAS CITY METRO - Buildings and landmarks across the metro are uniting in color and support for frontline workers on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. On April 9, LED lights across the area turned blue. It's part of a movement revolving around two hashtags on social media: #LightItBlue and #MakeItBlue.
Rock Chalk Hero Doc
Three weeks ago, Dr. Lee Norman was a well-regarded but little-known secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. But COVID-19 has turned the 67-year-old physician and former Air Force flight surgeon into must-watch pandemic TV for the state of Kansas and the Kansas City metro.
Life Saving Sunflower State Tech Proposed
ATCHISON, KS (KCTV) -- There is untapped potential for ventilator production in Kansas. A company called "Oceanic Medical," located in Atchison, Kansas, produced rugged portable ventilators and anesthesia machines for the US military. "They were designed to be shoved out of a cargo plane... over a battlefield," John Peake explained.
Local Pandemic Fashions Debut
Known for their popular KC Heart designs, and for their presence in the Kansas City community, KC clothing company Charlie Hustle is finding more ways to give back during the coronavirus pandemic -- face masks.The company announced Friday that it has started to sell a three pack of non-medical grade, reusable personal face masks.
STONERS SUFFER GREATER CORONAVIRUS RISK!!!
You may think that an occasional hit of weed during the coronavirus pandemic isn't an issue, but even that could make it more difficult for doctors to diagnose you with Covid-19. And more frequent use puts you at risk for severe complications.
Prez Trump Hints At Great American Reopening
President Trump said Friday that that choosing when to move to reopen the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic would be "the biggest decision I've ever had to make." "I want to get it open as soon as possible," Trump told reporters at Friday's briefing with members of the White House task force.
WHO Seyz Stay The Course
WHO sees 'welcome slowing' of coronavirus cases in hardest-hit countries, warns against lifting restrictions too soon
World Health Officials said on Friday that the coronavirus appears to be slowing in some of the hardest-hit countries in Europe like Spain, Italy, Germany and France, however, lifting stay-at-home orders too soon could lead to a "deadly resurgence." "[The] WHO wants to see restrictions lifted as much as anyone.
With France, like much of the world, in lockdown because of the coronavirus, the country's Christians will not be able to gather in churches to celebrate Easter this year. But the archbishop of Paris says he wants to send a strong signal of hope to the faithful by holding a small Good Friday ceremony amid the rubble inside Notre Dame, and beaming it out to the world.
Po-Po Protect Wildlife
Kansas City, Missouri, police officers stand ready to lend a helping hand - to all species, it seems. KCPD tweeted photos Thursday of officers on patrol in Loose Park who stopped to help a baby owl. "Officers Powell & Kelloff were patrolling on foot in Loose Park yesterday when they saw this baby owl stuck on the ground next to a tree," KCPD wrote.
Trent Steps Up
Former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green is reportedly in the running for the CBS No. 2 broadcast team, according to Andrew Marchand of The New York Post . NEWS: CBS has let go of Dan Fouts from its No. 2 NFL team, The Post has learned.
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