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Here's the week ahead in Kansas City to help you and your family manage this historic moment. Starting today, the entire state of Missouri is under a stay-at-home order. But don't expect to see much change in the Kansas City area, which has been living under those restrictions since March 24.
Workplace Safety Sick Out
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some 300 employees from an international trucking company have been placed on pandemic sick leave due to coronavirus. XPO Logistics is an international company employing 50,000 people in the U.S. and 100,000 worldwide. After employees at the Kansas City, Kansas, facility complained of a consistent lack of cleaning supplies , a Philadelphia trucker contacted 41 Action News.
Crispy Canine Rescued
Lake Lotawana police want to know what happened to a 10-week old German shepherd puppy that was found burned late Wednesday night. The puppy is alive but it is facing an uphill battle."I usually go out there two or three times a shift," police Officer Tim Coen said.He said people frequently dump trash in the spot, but he was not expecting this."There's that frustration.
Tech Real Estate Gambit
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - March started off strong for the Kansas City housing market, but within a few weeks, realtors started noticing some pretty big changes. Many realtors, like Hobie Reber, are now doing virtual showings. "People are a little bit more cautious, I've had active listings that they decided to take their house off the market temporarily," Reber said.
Empty Arrowhead 2020?!?!
Monday would have been that day that NFL teams with new head coaches (the Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Washington Redskins) would have been able to open their offseason programs. The rest of the league - including the Kansas City Chiefs - would have started in another two weeks.
WHERE'S MY CHECK!?!
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will start directly depositing the economic impact payment-otherwise known as the stimulus check-directly into Americans' accounts for mid-April, around April 15. These first direct deposits will go to Americans who filed tax returns in the past two years and whose payment details are already on record.
White House Shares Hope
Trump says there is 'light at the end of the tunnel' after grim warnings of coronavirus death toll rising
President Trump tweeted Monday that there is a "light at the end of the tunnel," following a series of grim warnings about this week's expected death toll from coronavirus. "LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL," Trump tweeted Monday. "USA STRONG!" The president warned over the weekend that this week "will probably be the toughest week."
EPIC Mask Deal
President Donald Trump said Monday that the White House and 3M "reached an agreement" that will bring more than 55 million masks to the U.S. each month, following a public dispute between the manufacturing giant and the president. "So the 3M saga ends very happily," Trump concluded at a White House press briefing on the coronavirus outbreak.
Pr0n Game Gets Personal
At the start of last month, Buffy Montgomery, 35, was a massage therapist by day, and a professional mermaid (officially, an "underwater performer") by night. By the end of the month, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Lauderdale native was neither.
Local Donation Guide
Kansas City area residents who are doing their spring cleaning while under the metro-wide stay at home order will likely have trouble getting rid of their unwanted items. All of the organizations that typically take donations - Big Brothers Big Sisters, Catholic Charities, Disabled Americans Veterans, Goodwill, Jewish Vocational Services, Red Racks Thrift Store, Savers and the Salvation Army - have closed their offices, or are not accepting donations or scheduling pickups due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Changing Cowtown Culture
This Kansas City-based entrepreneurial ecosystem champion has been reaching out to and building relationships with a handful of local small business owners and entrepreneurs every day for the past few weeks in an ongoing attempt to find out what they need right now, as the COVID-19 pandemic drastically impacts the livelihoods of many.
Tueaday Warm Up Redux
Temperatures will warm up significantly Tuesday. After starting out in the low 60s, we'll see a high near 78 degrees. Temperatures will warm up significantly Tuesday. After starting out in the low 60s, we'll see a high near 78 degrees.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .