For our evening info junkies we offer share this peek at community news, pop culture and reports from across the nation and around the world . . .
Sketchy Block Party Planned
Northeast News Northeast Arts KC is inviting creatives of all ages to participate in this year's updated Chalk Walk event, taking place in driveways and sidewalks throughout Northeast. While all Northeast residents are encouraged to participate, artists need to register at www.northeastartskc.org/chalkyourwalk by Friday, April 24, to receive a complementary box of artist-quality chalk.
Cowtown Gamers Stay Winning
A grassroots esports organization has begun in Kansas City. As part of the Kansas City Sports Commission, the Kansas City Esports Coalition (KCEC) will aim to "use gaming for good," according to a news release sent out by the sports commission Wednesday afternoon.
Sleaze Scummit Still Trashy
RECYCLING PILING UP ON HER CURVES. AT CONSTABLE SANITATION IN LEE'S SUMMIT, THE DAVIESS ROUTES BEGIN WITH A DEEP CLEAN. A LOT OF DISPOSABLE GLOVES. WE WIPE DOWN THE TRUCKS. JUST TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO PUT THEMSELVES AT LESS RISK.
Panty Market Maker Hot Take
The coronavirus pandemic is making an already rocky situation for shopping centers even rockier, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday. As department stores such as Macy's, Kohl's and others face mounting challenges, the pandemic is shining a light on the dire situation facing shopping mall storefronts, the " Mad Money" host said.
COVID-19 Doc Dismissed
The doctor who oversaw the agency charged with research into countering the coronavirus said Wednesday that he was dismissed after resisting efforts by the Trump administration to expand the availability of an anti-malarial drug pushed by President Trump.
Commander-In-Chief Talks Coronavirus Risk Vs. Reward
Trump: 'I disagree strongly' with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to reopen businesses in his state
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he disagrees "strongly" with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to reopen some businesses in his state beginning this week. Kemp said on Monday that gyms, bowling alleys, barbershops, hair and nail salons, massage therapy businesses, and tattoo parlors can reopen as early as Friday.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday blasted the Chinese Communist Party and the World Health Organization for failing to alert countries worldwide about the coronavirus outbreak and neglecting to report accurate numbers of cases even as the outbreak continued to spread.
Presidential Tweet Brinksmanship Explored
Trump wants the Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats that harass US ships. Here's why it doesn't do that.
President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that he has instructed the US Navy to 'destroy' any and all harassing Iranian gunboats, which is not currently the service's go-to move. "You just don't get to shoot at people for being jackasses," retired US Navy Capt. Rick Hoffman, the former commanding officer of a cruiser, told Insider.
Nation's Top Lawman Pushes Back Against Lock Down
Attorney General William Barr says coronavirus shutdowns are like "house arrest" and threatens legal action against states
Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday compared coronavirus shutdowns to "house arrest" and suggested the Justice Department could take legal action against states for their restrictions. His comments come after President Trump has encouraged protesters to certain states from stay-at-home orders intended to slow the virus' spread.
Golden Ghetto Running Man Earns Local Love
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) - An Overland Park school administrator's life goal of running in the Boston Marathon was spoiled this week by the coronavirus, but his community stepped up to help bring his racing dream to him. Shawnee Mission North High School Associate Principal Dave Ewers has been working toward earning a spot in the Boston Marathon for years.
Feeding Kansas City Urban Core Amid Coronavirus
As businesses remain shut in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many families who no longer have income are fighting food insecurity. To meet this need, the Mattie Rhodes Center, a local nonprofit serving the community, is working to gather financial donations to be able to provide for those most impacted- low-income, undocumented, and refugee families.
Kansas City Forecast
Hide Transcript Show Transcript TO THE SOUTH AND WEST OF KANSAS CITY. THERE IS THAT STATE LINE. RIGHT NOW, HEAVY RAIN, JOPLIN DOWN TOWARDS FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS. FUTURESCAN HAS THIS LOW-PRESSURE AREA SLOWLY MOVING THROUGH THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND MISSOURI VALLEY AS WELL. BY 10:00 TONIGHT, THE BACK WEDGE TRYING TO MAKE ITS WAY FARTHER SOUTHEAST.
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