Hottie Lea Michele displayed "body confidence" but her social justice credentials were called into question despite sympathetic tweeting . . . And so, she must be destroyed . . . More on this story and community news, pop culture and more in this collection . . .
Selling Hope To Kansas City
A Kansas City based company had a message, but had no idea how much it would resonate when they originally shared it. The words "K.C. Strong" can't be missed on the side of the Creative Planning building at I-435 and Nall in Overland Park.
More Deets On Social Media Crackdown Protecting Beleaguered Raytown Walmart
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A teenager from Raytown has been charged with making a terrorist threat for creating a Facebook event that invited people to loot a Walmart on Missouri 350. Bryant Lewis, 18, is charged with first-degree making a terrorist threat, which is punishable by at least one year in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
Suburban Progress Achieved
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) - Voters in Lee's Summit, which has been divided by racial tension, elected the school district's first black school board member, giving her the most votes out of nine candidates. Megan Marshall, a retired Marine, was elected Tuesday to the Lee's Summit School Board with 21% of the vote, according to unofficial results, The Kansas City Star reported.
Hollywood Activism Cont’d
"I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused," Lea Michele said Michele, 33, says in a statement exclusively shared with PEOPLE that while she does not remember making the specific remarks that Ware says she made, that is "not really the point."
Campaign 2020 Fighting Could Soon Be Complete
Nasa has put them all on its 'close approach' list. The space rocks are called 2020 KK7, 2020 KD4, 2020 KF and 2020 KJ1. Asteroid 2020 KK7 should have just zoomed past us. Experts predicted it to be up to 108 foot wide. Nasa estimated that it could come as close as 310,445 miles from our planet.
D.C. Defends System
The US national security adviser says there's no systemic racism in policing. Studies suggest otherwise
"Of course" there's systemic racism in policing, a police chief says. And "I think it probably stands to reason that black and brown folks know their reality better than we do," said the author of "White Like Me."
Cop Crackdown Amid Riots
3 more cops charged in George Floyd death, other officer's murder charge upgraded, Sen. Klobuchar says
Three former Minneapolis police officers will be criminally charged Wednesday in connection with the death of George Floyd, Sen. Amy Klobuchar wrote in a post on Twitter. In addition, Derek Chauvin, a former officer who had already been charged with third-degree murder in the case, will now be charged with second-degree murder, the Minnesota Democrat wrote.
Former Prez Obama Talks Amid American Civil Unrest
President Obama is encouraging Americans to make "real change" in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing wave of protests. "As tragic as these past few weeks have been, as difficult, scary and uncertain as they've been, they have also been an incredible opportunity for people to be awakened," the former president said at a virtual event hosted by My Brother's Keeper Alliance Wednesday afternoon.
Republicans Question More Cash For Coronavirus
Republican lawmakers are voicing deep skepticism about passing another round of $1,200 rebate checks as they contemplate the next and possibly final stage of coronavirus relief legislation. Senate Republicans on Tuesday said they are more focused on reforming the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program, providing more money for cash-strapped state and local governments, boosting benefits for Social Security recipients and fixing other elements of COVID-19 relief bills passed earlier this year.
New And Improved Northeast Thanks To Higher Taxes?!?!
Efforts to rejuvenate Kansas City's historic Old Northeast area got a welcome jolt with last December's opening of Pendleton ArtsBlock. The 38-unit development, located at 2300 Independence Ave. in the Pendleton Heights neighborhood, features loft-style apartments and includes arts and supportive services programming.
Chiefs Training Camp Cut Back
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - For the first time in a long time, St. Joseph, Missouri, could be without Chiefs training camp . For the past 10 years, the Kansas City Chiefs have held training camp at Missouri Western State University.
Rain Moving In . . .
Hide Transcript Show Transcript THERE IS ONE OTHER STORM OFF TO THE EAST. WE DO HAVE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 10:00 THIS EVENING. 30% STORM CHANCE, SO MOST OF US STAY DRY THIS EVENING. IF YOU'D DO SEE A THUNDERSTORM, POTENTIAL FOR WIND AND HAIL. WE WILL KEEP AN EYE ON THAT.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .