Quick roundup of pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the world . . .
Coronavirus Shut Down Continues In Kansas City
The coronavirus pandemic caused more than a few of the Kansas City area's best-known restaurants to temporarily close. Although some have reopened as of Memorial Day, a number haven't yet, and some never will. The area's stay-at-home orders and prohibitions on dine-in service left many restaurant owners with difficult choices.
Kansas City Hipsters Share Immortal Words Of Wisdom
The American Legion sent out copies of the speech they would have delivered for Memorial Day. The events around the national holiday have been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. We thought we'd share the words that you would have heard, for the person in your life that deserves to hear them.
Golden Ghetto Coronavirus Tests Coming Soon
The Johnson County, Kansas Department of Health and Environment is offering free coronavirus testing to residents on Friday.The drive-thru testing clinic will be set up at the College Boulevard Activity Center off South Valley Road in Olathe from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Legendary Crowd Emerges
KANSAS CITY, KS. (KCTV) --- A steady crowd of shoppers visited stores that opened at The Legends on Monday. Corporate decisions left some of the KCK shopping mall's stores closed, but some did reopen. The complex has guidelines posted on how to shop safely and hand sanitizer stations have been placed all around the facility.
Lana Plays Social Media
Lana Del Rey Speaks Out Again to Clarify Her Intentions: 'God Bless & F--- Off If You Don't Like the Post'
Late Sunday night (May 24), Lana Del Rey took to Instagram once more to defend her post that named several other female artists and caused a stir across the internet last week.
Veep Out Of Basement
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has made his first public appearance after more than two months in quarantine amid the Covid-19 crisis. Wearing a black face mask, the former vice-president laid a wreath at a ceremony in his home state of Delaware.
New York Outcry Over Mask
A viral video shows a mob of Staten Island grocery-store shoppers screaming at a customer who wasn't wearing a mask. The furious crowd yelled, "Get out!" "Get the f-k out of here!" and "You're a loser, bro!" at the woman at the ShopRite, according to footage posted on Facebook on Saturday and later widely shared on Twitter and other online sites.
Sweden Proven Wrong???
The Swedish model was described by former state epidemiologist Annika Linde as "not the smartest". Pointing to Sweden's Nordic neighbours, the virologist told Expressen they had "succeeded quite well" by comparison in limiting the killer bug's rampage through their countries.
Italy Night Life Trouble
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's coalition partners quarrelled on Monday over a proposal to recruit volunteers to enforce social distancing rules as the country gradually rolls back its coronavirus-related restrictions. Regional Affairs Minister Francesco Boccia, a member of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), said some 60,000 volunteers would help to avert gatherings, after footage of crowds triggered fears that infections may surge again.
College Help From QB
Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his foundation are stepping up on Memorial Day.Mahomes' foundation, 15 and the Mahomies, announced Monday it is providing 15 scholarships to children of U.S. Navy SEALs.
Kansas City Super Bowl Champs Offer Tribute To The Troops
The Kansas City Chiefs posted a video commemorating Memorial Day on Monday morning. To all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.Thank you. pic.twitter.com/9wO4Y6gXWn- Kansas City Chiefs...
Weather Check This Week
Hide Transcript Show Transcript KNOW FIRST, THIS IS FIRST ALERT WEATHER. NEVILLE: WE ARE KEEPING A LOT ON THE RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS, AND WE WILL BE WATCHING THE FLOODING THREAT. WE HAVE A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA THAT WILL GO UNTIL 7:00 IN THE EVENING TOMORROW.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .