AND WE'RE BACK!!!
50-something diva JLo probably gave up on her aim to record real music when she released "Booty" so many (6) years ago. That hasn't stopped her recording and the moment in time inspires our peek at worthwhile headlines for right now . . .
Heartland Suffers Coronavirus ‘Red Zone’ Summer Spike
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Coronavirus infections appear to be picking up in the U.S. Midwest, the coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force said on Thursday, as Ohio reported a record day of cases and Wisconsin's governor mandated the use of masks.
Police Searching For Southland Gunman This Afternoon
LEAWOOD, KS (KCTV) -- Leawood police spent their afternoon looking for a man with a rifle on the Indian Creek Trail after a runner spotted him. A woman was out for a run Thursday morning when she saw a man with a long rifle, dressed in camouflage on the trail.
Beware Of Phony Power Play
We're reaching peak air-conditioning season for the Kansas City-area, and Kansas City, Missouri, police said scammers pretending to represent utility company Evergy are active again. Police said the scammers will call someone claiming to be an Evergy employee and will threaten to disconnect services unless they pay immediately.
HISTORIC AMERICAN DROP!!!
Devastating economic figures are released by Commerce Department showing economy contracted by a third in April, May and June - shattering 1958 record of 10% contraction Donald Trump did not react to record-setting economic calamity - but instead tweeted that the election should be delayed Analysts say devastating figures suggest the V-shaped recovery Trump promised is now in doubt Business investment and residential housing also suffered sharp declines last quarter, with investment spending sinking 27% and residential housing plunging 38.7%.
Celebrate Prized Players
Dr. Anthony Fauci and the athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick may seem like very different men in very different fields - but they are both being honored with the same award. Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, and Kaepernick, a former NFL player who has led players' demonstrations against racial injustice, will receive the RFK Ripple of Hope Award this year.
Inspiration And Sneak Peek At Democracy Transformation
Barack Obama, Eulogizing John Lewis, Calls For Renewed Action On Voting Rights, Suggests Ending Senate Filibuster
Former President Barack Obama eulogized John Lewis as a "founding father of that fuller, fairer, better America," while calling for a renewed push for voting rights and other reforms, even if that means ending the Senate's filibuster. Speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta following two of his predecessors, former presidents George W.
Longtime Top Ranking Republican Dies Of Coronavirus
The late businessman Herman Cain may have made a splash most recently as a Republican presidential candidate, but he also boasted a decades-long business career with the Pillsbury Company and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. News of Cain's death after contracting coronavirus came Thursday. He was 74.
Hong Kong Democracy Crackdown Continues
Hong Kong authorities have disqualified a dozen pro-democracy candidates from upcoming elections, deepening political tensions in the Chinese territory. Opposition legislators had hoped to win a majority in the Legislative Council in September's poll after Beijing's imposition of a highly controversial national security law. Among those barred are high-profile activists Joshua Wong and Lester Shum.
Local Tech Life Lesson Amid Continued Student Lockdown
KCPS announced their plan on how the coming school year will likely play out. It starts with an all-distanced learning approach as the COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the metro. The district's digital learning team is adding a Bitmoji classroom to help with online learning.
The Superhero Toy Drive is one of the most popular fundraisers every year, but the pandemic has pushed things back for organizers.It's an annual toy drive that gives a free gift to a child in the hospital at Christmas and it allows the family to not have to worry about buying gifts during that time."We're going to raise this money one way or another," said William Binderup, of Elite Comics.Elite Comics holds a massive free comic book day every year to raise money for the Superhero Toy Drive.
Another Weekend Indoors
Are you not entertained? Gone are the days of no sports, no patios and no live music. If you don't feel like getting out, live music, along with performing arts and movie streams are available from events across the metro. If you are headed out and about - perhaps to the bar - be sure to wear a mask.
Kansas City Remains Soggy
Now-2 AM: Periods of rain and thunderstorms, flash flooding is the main threat 2 AM-Noon: Less coverage of rain, still heavy downpours Thursday afternoon: The areas of rain and thunderstorms increase, again flash flooding is the main threat If you see flowing water that you cannot judge the depth, "Turn Around Don't Drown."
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .