Thursday, April 30, 2020

Kansas City Thursday Night Headlines

The antics of a longtime American diva inspires this peek at community news, pop culture and info from across the nation and around the world . . .

KC Provisionally Accredited Pandemic Life Lesson

Kansas City Public Schools to hold graduation events in July

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Graduation ceremonies will take place the week of July 20 for students in the Kansas City Public Schools system. The district made the announcement Thursday. "The overwhelming preference of our students and families includes a semblance of live, in-person graduations when it is safe to do so.

Heartland Keeps Waiting For Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment continues surge in MO, KS as some await payment

Millions more Americans have filed for unemployment this week totaling more than 30 million since the start of the pandemic, including another 70,000 this week in Kansas and Missouri. But some people are still struggling to get help from the state.

Savory Local Blaze

Fire at Gates Bar-B-Q near Emanuel Cleaver and The Paseo kept firefighters busy early Thursday

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- A fire at Gates Bar-B-Q kept Kansas City firefighters busy early this morning. Crews were called to the restaurant near Emanuel Cleaver Blvd and The Paseo just after 2:30 a. a. Investigators said an employee reported the fire that started in the kitchen under the range hood.

COVID-19 Scams Abound

Couple warns of stimulus scams after reportedly losing hundreds of dollars

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Sugar Creek, Missouri, couple is warning people still waiting for their stimulus payment not to fall for scams. Wendy Jackson is one of many Americans still waiting for the COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment. Her husband, Richard said his wife decided to take action in finding out the status of the money.

Pop Workout Hotness

Britney Spears says she accidentally burnt down her gym with candles

Britney Spears made a shocking confession on Instagram on Wednesday, sharing that she burnt down her gym when she left candles out. "Hi guys, I'm in my gym right now. I haven't been in here for, like, six months because I burned my gym down, unfortunately," Spears, 38, said.

Prez Trump: China Punisher

Trump administration draws up plans to punish China over coronavirus outbreak

The Trump administration is formulating a long-term plan to punish China on multiple fronts for the coronavirus pandemic, injecting a rancorous new element into a critical relationship already on a steep downward slide.

COVID-19 ‘Liberate’ Protesting

Armed protesters entered Michigan's state capitol during rally against stay-at-home order

Hundreds of demonstrators - some of them heavily armed - crowded into Michigan's state capitol Thursday afternoon to protest against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's shelter-at-home order. The demonstration began outside the capitol early in the day in heavy rain, but later in the afternoon, police allowed several hundred protestors - many not wearing masks - inside the building itself.

Veep Explanation Time

Biden to address Tara Reade allegation on Morning Joe

Former Vice President Joe Biden will appear on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Friday, publicly addressing for the first time an allegation of sexual assault made against him by Tara Reade, a former aide in his Senate office. Reade has claimed that in the early 1990s, when Biden was a senator from Delaware, he assaulted her while they were in the Senate building.

Still Stuck In Northeast

Stuck again.

Urban core tradition pictured here . . .

KC Tech Cash Giveaway

Dollars out, impact rolls in: $1M deployed from KC's COVID-19 relief fund, AltCap says

Editor's note: The following is part of Startland News' ongoing coverage of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Kansas City's entrepreneur community, as well as how innovation is helping to drive a new normal in the ecosystem. Click here to follow related stories as they develop.

Local Cure Consideration

KC doctors cautiously optimistic about possible COVID-19 drug treatment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Thursday that a new drug showing promise in clinical trials could be a first step toward a potential COVID-19 treatment. That drug, described on the TODAY Show , is remdesivir, which Fauci called "not the total answer" but "a very important first step."

Spring Warm Up Underway

Friday's temps will push 80 degrees

We'll drop back to near 50 degrees for a low. Temperatures will climb to 80 degrees on Friday.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

Bad idea KCPS. Obviously not much study of the pandemic.

Anonymous said...

Trump's "punish China" = divert attention from Trump's own crimes and trick his bigoted gullible base into supporting and maybe dying for the Wall St Deep State Globalist cold/(hot?) war for world domination.

Anonymous said...

^^ Bet you enjoy Ancient Aliens as well. I'll get out the popcorn and just watch your moronic posts.

Anonymous said...

What a gang of dimwits, bringing guns to a virus fight.

Anonymous said...

Does Byron have a GED or just a participation certificate from retard school?

Anonymous said...

Trump's Clorox drinkers complain about globalist Jews UN WHO Deep State swamp etc etc from one side of the mouth and then decide it's all pretend from the other side of the mouth whenever they have an excuse to help them punish Asians or attack China for the New World Order.

Anonymous said...

10:24 just a participation certificate from shine box school. Herr Byron has failed in everything he has tried to do except be a royal pain to us.

Anonymous said...

Gates must be wanting to do a little insurance paid for remodeling during the shutdown.