Longtime hottie Pamela is still sharing her iconic sweetness now into her mid-50s and she inspires us to gather this collection of pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the globe . . .
Cowtown Must See TV
Well, it would appear that we're all hunkered down for another few weeks. Time to continue our brigade of binge-watching, yes? Here are some of our fave, mindless sitcoms that give you exactly 24 to 27 minutes of comedic relief. Oh, and each has a Kansas City connection.
Romeo Wherefore Art Thou??? Shut Down Due To COVID-19!!!
The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival has announced it is postponing its summer production of "The Tempest" due to concerns related to the coronavirus crisis in Kansas City. The show was originally scheduled to run June 16 to July 5 at Southmoreland Park. Festival organizers announced Thursday that the "The Tempest" will be postponed until summer 2021.
Cowtown Vanity Unfair
Many people in both Kansas and Missouri have had trouble getting their unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 crisis. A Missouri salon owner said she and dozens of stylists have been hitting roadblocks.Empty chairs are an unusual sight at Salon 152 in the Northland.
China Lied, People Died
New questions are being raised over just when China understood the potential severity of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, and how long the country's leaders sat on critical information that might have helped stave off a global pandemic.
Prez Trump Snubs Sen. Mitt
President Trump on Thursday hosted phone calls with dozens of bipartisan lawmakers, including every Republican Senator except Mitt Romney. The Congress members contacted by the president would serve on a panel to discuss how to move forward with reopening the economy, called the "Opening Up America Again Congressional Group."
D.C. Against Doc???
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was ready to blame everyone but Donald Trump for America's coronavirus calamity during a Thursday morning appearance on The View. That included China, the World Health Organization and, most notably, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Horrific COVID-19 Pileup
The bodies of 17 people were found in a New Jersey nursing home on Monday based on an anonymous tip. Police officers in Andover were told that there was a body left in a shed at Andover Subacute and Rehab Center, the largest licensed nursing home in the state.
Thirsty USA Revealed
A drought, equal to the worst to have hit the western US in recorded history, is already under way, say scientists. Researchers say the megadrought is a naturally occurring event that started in the year 2000 and is still ongoing. Climate change, though, is having a major impact with rising temperatures making the drought more severe.
Lockdown Workplace Shared
The Kansas City area's stay-at-home order, which recently was extended from April 24 to May 15, has many residents working from home for the first time, so many in fact that we had too many submissions for just one photo gallery. As with all new things, there are pros and cons.
Sleaze Scummit Gunplay
Police in Lee's Summit hope someone can help them solve a case after several antique guns were stolen last week from the Lee's Summit Historical Society Museum.
Kansas City Chef Considers Brave New Foodie Future
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KC Coldness Right Now
Hide Transcript Show Transcript YES, THERE IS MORE RAIN WHERE THIS CAME FROM. WE WILL NOT BREAK OUT OF THE RAIN UNTIL SOMETIME AFTER MIDNIGHT. WINTER STORM ADVISORIES. THAT IS THE PURPLE YOU SEE. 36 HIGHWAY. CLOSER TO THE IOWA STATE LINE, A WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7:00 TOMORROW MORNING.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .