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Kansas City Holed Up
KANSAS CITY, MO - Since the beginning of the year, the Kansas City, Missouri, Public Works Department reported more than 3,000 pothole cases. The pesky road bumps have been an issue throughout the metro for some time, but with fewer cars now on the roadways, crews are hoping to take advantage of the empty streets and fill the holes.
Community Help Reopens
Monday, the Kansas City branch of Habitat for Humanity will reopen its ReStores across the metro.The organization is taking a financial hit because of the pandemic. Staffers tell KMBC 9 News the group's losing $90,000 every week -solely because ReStores are shut down. The revenue funds Habitat KC's projects.
Sax Man Sounds Off
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - There's music in the air in Loose Park. It's not the Green Lady or the Phoenix, but it's a nice Friday evening atmosphere settling into Kansas City. A little group of people have been coming to see sax player Dane Justice, become regular fixtures at his al fresco performances.
Hottie Hard Times Exposed
Emily Ratajkowski admitted that some days are tougher than others while in isolation. The 28-year-old, who is currently staying at her Los Angeles home, recently told Vogue's "A Zoom of One's Own" series that her quarantine experience has been difficult at times.
Show Must Go On
Emily Ratajkowski sent pulses races with another set of eye-catching snaps in a barely-there swimsuit from her fashion line, Inamorata. The 28-year-old actress and entrepreneur took to Instagram to share footage of herself posing in a multi-colored mahogany bikini top with crisscross straps across the waist.
If Kim Jong Un is holed up in his luxe seaside hideaway in the port city of Wonsan, he may have plenty of company - a harem of 2,000 sex slaves, a report said Friday. The North Korean dictator resu...
COVID Double Down
The coronavirus pandemic is likely to last as long as two years and won't be controlled until about two-thirds of the world's population is immune, a group of experts said in a report.
Trump 2020 Masks Coming Soon
The bright-red MAGA hat was the must-have item for Trump supporters in 2016. In 2020, it might be replaced by a bright-red face mask. According to The Wall Street Journal , President Trump's reelection campaign has placed an order for "red, Trump-branded face masks for supporters."
The White House has blocked key Trump administration health official Dr. Anthony Fauci from testifying at a House hearing on the U.S. coronavirus response next week. The House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies wanted Fauci, who has emerged as one of the most trusted voices on the virus, to appear at a Wednesday morning hearing on how the government has handled the pandemic.
Critics Decry Veep Double Talk
Remember "Believe All Women"? The rallying cry for Democrats and their allies in their bid to derail Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination is out the window now, not two years later. They insist that Tara Reade's charge that her then-boss sexually assaulted her is not to be believed because - in Nancy Pelosi's phrase - "Joe Biden is Joe Biden."
KC Champ Shows Dedication
The Kansas City Chiefs exercised their fifth-year option on Patrick Mahomes on Thursday in what NFL Network's Ian Rapoport called "the biggest no-brainer imaginable." Chiefs fans are hoping it never comes to that. Now that Mahomes has completed his third year, he is eligible to negotiate a contract extension, and talks between general manager Brett Veach and the quarterback's representation are ongoing.
Lockdown Weekend Awaits
Hide Transcript Show Transcript MUCH AT ALL AND NOT HELPING TO KEEP THE TEMPERATURE DOWN. HERE'S YOUR EVENING FORECAST. LOOKING AT A 5:00 P.M. READING AT 80°. 79 BY 7:00. 73° BY 9:00 AS WINDS CALM DOWN.
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