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Downtown Kansas City Lockup Works To Prevent Outbreak
While jails and prisons have become hot spots for COVID-19 in several places around the country, including the facility in Lansing, Kansas, Jackson County Detention Center personnel have managed to avoid a large outbreak at the jail, even with instances where a handful of staff members or inmates tested positive.From a full-scale round of testing this week at the Jackson County Detention Center, just one staff member out of 305 and two asymptomatic inmates out of 706, Sheriff Darryl Forte
KCMO 3rd District Demands Local Guv Accountability
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - "Show some love, get to know a person you didn't meet." That was the goal at Spring Valley Park in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday for an event organized by District 3 Councilman Brandon Ellington. "One Love Community Engagement Series sponsored by the No More Excuses Coalition, which is an initiative out of my office," Ellington said.
Newsflash: Corporate Hype Often Exaggerates
T-Mobile continues to thin the ranks of former Sprint workers in Overland Park, eliminating more than 500 positions in recent weeks. The wireless carrier notified Kansas regulators on July 1 of plans to cut another 270 employees. That followed mid-June layoffs of 241 people working at the former headquarters of Sprint.
Panties Aren't Spying
A new trend has made its way to social media platforms: Women cut open a Victoria's Secret tag and pull out a metal-like tag and claim it is a tracking chip. "Ladies, believe it or not, you are being tracked!!!!!" a June 23 Facebook post reads. "This is your Victoria Secret tags!
Prez Trump Suffers Tough Interview Amid COVID Debate
Nearly four years into his wild and unlikely presidency, Donald Trump managed to shock the world again. An interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday included a claim not to care what the military has to say about renaming its bases, and an argument about whether identifying an elephant was strong evidence of mental stability.
Kanye Campaign Rally Rebuked Over Harriett Tubman Legacy
Kanye West broke down in tears, made an outrageous claim about abolitionist Harriet Tubman, had a heckler ejected and claimed his brain was too big for his skull on Sunday at the first campaign event for his bewildering presidential run.
Mask Up Double Take
First, health officials said we shouldn't wear face masks. Then, they said we should. Now, many are saying we must wear masks if we want to protect the economy, reopen more schools and save tens of thousands of lives.
Sexy Tech Coming Soon?!?
A sex robot based on comedian Whitney Cummings sold for an incredible $100,000 (£80,000), a doll company has revealed. Mike Wilson, an employee at RealDoll, said the doll was the most expensive model the company had ever produced. Cummings previously introduced the robot on her stand-up comedy show.
Euros Stay Losing
European stocks are expected to open lower Monday after European Union leaders meeting at the weekend failed to come to an agreement over a multibillion-euro recovery fund for the region to help it recover from the coronavirus crisis.
Kansas City Meat Grind Cont'd
As COVID-19 Upends the Industrial Meat-Processing Industry, These Local Producers Are Staying Ahead of the Pack
After standing in line for two hours, Dave Blum was growing concerned. Earlier that day he'd made the hour-and-a-half drive from his farm, Such and Such, in De Soto, Missouri, to Wenneman Meat Co. in St. Libory, Illinois, to have two of his hogs slaughtered.
Whit Deemed Essential
As the seasons draws near, fans are starting to get acquainted once again with the KC Royals. With different roster rules, and some players having to sit out for a few weeks, either for injury or positive COVID tests, there are plenty of spots open for newer, maybe lesser known players to get a chance.
Monday Starts Rainy
Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEATHER. REPORTER: SOME STORMS POPPING UP WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING SOME THUNDERSTORMS MOVING. CLOSER TO GRANDVIEW, YOU HAVE A THUNDERSTORM. UP TO QUARTER-SIZED HAIL. CERTAINLY PUTTING DOWN SOME HEAVY RAINFALL. LAKE WINNEBAGO AT ABOUT 5:37. THERE MIGHT BE SOME SMALL HAIL IN THAT STORM.
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