Quick review of pop culture, community news and some of the top headlines for today . . .
KC Tribute Endures Pandemic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More than 300 firefighters converged Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri, to spend time over two days honoring those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
Local Heroes Well Remembered
Lenexa KS- Hundreds came together Saturday to raise money for scholarships - and to remember a fallen hero. On October 12, 2015, Firefighter John Mesh answered his last alarm. He died from injuries he received responding to a building fire that was intentionally set. Following his death, John's brother, Jim, set up the John V.
Newspaper Promotes Shame
I'm done, Chiefs. I was settling in to watch Kansas City take on Houston when the pregame booing started. I switched channels, and you lost a fan. This, of course, after the self-serving display of Christianity by your owners and all the bragging about "Kansas City nice" when you won the Super Bowl.
Everybody Selling Panties And Soap For The Holidays
A handful of retailers, e-commerce sites and delivery giants are announcing their plans to hire hundreds of thousands of workers to prepare for a holiday shopping season unlike any other. Americans spent more than $730 billion on holiday shopping in 2019, according to the National Retail Federation.
Top Trading Partner Statement
A spokesman for China's defense ministry said on Sunday that the U.S. is the "destroyer of world peace" while criticizing a Pentagon report on Beijing's military goals. The Associated Press reported that Col. Wu Qian called the Department of Defense report released earlier this month a "wanton distortion" of his nation's intentions.
Prez Speaks Up For Police
President Trump called the suspect in the ambush shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies "animals" as he continued a three-day swing through western states to push his law-and-order platform. "Animals that must be hit hard!," the president posted on Twitter early Sunday morning after a campaign speech in Nevada.
In Defense Of COVID Response
President Trump's most senior health officials leaped to his defense against allegations that he mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic, insisting that he based his decisions on the best scientific advice and saved lives.
PROTECT THE VEEP!!!
Johnstown, Pa. - An unidentified photographer breached Joe Biden's Secret Service perimeter this afternoon as the candidate boarded his charter plane in Pennsylvania.
Americans Need New Check
As Congress remains deadlocked over a new coronavirus relief package, the future of stimulus checks, unemployment benefits and the ban on evictions remains uncertain. Much of the coronavirus relief provided to Americans in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been used, and lawmakers in Congress are still in disagreement on the price tag attached to another round.
Local Artsy Life Explored
TOPEKA, Kan. - Fifth-generation Kansan Donn Teske's commitment to family farm survival and humility inspired by German Lutheran lineage argued against taking part in a documentary capturing adversity of three seemingly divergent middle-class Americans compelled to adapt in a turbulent economy.
Golden Ghetto Training Day
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Members of the general public were put into realistic police scenarios on Saturday in Lenexa. The Lenexa Police Department hosted a use-of-force workshop, which it has done since 2016, to be transparent about its practices. Attendees used video firearms simulators to mimic scenarios that officers face on a daily basis.
Glorious Sunday Kansas City
IT IS LIMITED, BUT IT IS FINE. OUR TEMPERATURES RIGHT NOW, IN KANSAS CITY IT IS 58. OVERLAND PARK, 50 EIGHT DEGREES. GRANDVIEW, 55. INDEPENDENCE, 56 THIS MORNING. THIS AFTERNOON IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAYS YOU COULD ASK FOR.
WTK - Waking Up is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .