Lots of stuff to consider tonight and more than a few local links, top headlines and intersting stories we'd like to share for our most loyal readers. Take a peek . . .Kansas City Clubs Cope With COVID Curfew Crackdown
New Wyandotte County restrictions announced earlier this week mean an early last call - and that translates to less business, making some bar owners feel like they can't catch a break. On the weekends, the Mockingbird Lounge in Kansas City, Kansas, usually closes at 2 a.m.
Cowtown CDC Snub
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Centers for Disease Control and prevention are strongly urging Americans to not travel for Thanksgiving. The warning from the CDC came as the White House coronavirus task force held a briefing for the first time in months and Vice President Mike Pence concluded it without responding to questions by reporters [...]
Check Out New Normal
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With seven branches closed due to potential COVID-19 exposures, Mid-Continent Public Library said all open branches will revert to curbside and drive-up service only. No in-branch services will be available starting Monday. A spokesperson said Friday MCPL leaders made the decision "based on the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the metro area."
Don-Don Gets The Bug
Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's eldest son, has tested positive for the coronavirus, a spokesman told CNN on Friday.
Veep Secures Victory
The Georgia secretary of state certified the state's 2020 presidential election results Friday, officially declaring President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the state's 16 electoral votes. As reported by Fox News on Thursday, the results were determined after the state conducted an audit - involving a fully manual tally - of nearly 5 million votes cast by residents.
Latest American Mass Shooting
Wisconsin mayor: Multiple people shot at mall, says injuries not life-threatening, shooter remains at-large
A Wisconsin mayor says multiple people were shot at a mall Friday but none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening and authorities were still searching for the shooter. Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride said in a statement that a suspect remains at large after the shooting at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa Police officers descended on the area around 3 p.m.
Another Shooter Freed
Classy Sounds For X-Mas
Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teenager charged with killing two men during the Jacob Blake protests in Wisconsin this summer, made bail on Friday and walked out of jail, officials said. "Kyle Rittenhouse's bond was posted this afternoon at about 2:00 pm which was set up through his attorney," Kenosha County Sheriff's Sgt.
Five members of the symphony will be performing as a string ensemble for the Evergy Plaza Lighting Ceremony.It's a first for them but everything about their performances has been new this year.
Fun Without The Fam
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While some are braving holiday travel, others are taking experts' advice and staying home. Not only are they staying home, but they are limiting the number of people getting together. "Avoid large gatherings. That is going to be vitally important moving forward through the holidays, through this winter season," said Dr. [...]
Front Porch Festivities Debut
Union Station is kicking off the holidays Saturday with the opening of a brand new experience. It's called Holiday Reflections.As you enter the gateway to Holiday Reflections, Union Station will greet you with the sights and sounds of the holidays.
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