For our most dedicated readers during this "weird" holiday season we're sharing a quick peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.Kansas City Vaxx Progress
Several more hospitals in the metro have received Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional received their first shipments Wednesday.Getting the vaccine is voluntary, but front-line health care workers at Menorah Medical Center jumped at the opportunity."I woke up this morning actually full of hope for the first time in a long time.
Search For Justice
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer is recovering after being shot Tuesday afternoon, as police across the metro search for the suspect. The shooting happened at W. 47th and Conser streets in Overland Park, which is just over the county line from KCK.
Power Play Payout
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities will suspend disconnect of utility services for non-payment until March 1, 2021 the company announced Wednesday. The company made the decision as communities and customers continue to face financial hardships during the pandemic. The moratorium applies to both residential and business customers.
Celebrate Season Of Hotties
Kris Kringle and an oversized elf got more than they bargained for at the hands of two naughty "Honeys" in a new ad for Honey Birdette's 2020 Christmas campaign. The video features two lingerie-clad models having a Champagne toast by the fire on Christmas Eve, as one does.
COVID E-Mail Exposed
"[I]t may be that it will be best if we open up and flood the zone and let the kids and young folk get infected" in order to get "natural immunity...natural exposure," Alexander wrote on July 24 to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn, Caputo and eight other senior officials.
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to get his first Covid-19 vaccination early next week, CNN has learned, and plans to get his shot in public.
Mayo Pete Make History
In stirring speech, Pete Buttigieg makes history again for LGBTQ Americans as first gay cabinet nominee
Nearly a year ago in Des Moines, Pete Buttigieg hugged his husband onstage after his win in the Iowa caucuses made him the first openly LGBTQ candidate to earn delegates toward a major political party's presidential nomination.
First Lady Vs. Stormy
Does Melania Trump believe the allegations waged against her husband by adult film actress Stormy Daniels? According to Rudy Giuliani, the answer is no. The former New York City mayor-turned-presidential counsel made the claim during a conference in Israel. "She believes in her husband. She knows it's not true.
Furry Captives Arrives
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Zoo will welcome koalas for the first time in five years in 2021. Sean Putney, chief zoological officer, told 41 Action News two koalas will come to Kansas City from the San Diego Zoo in March.
Winter Baseball Winning
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Baseball's commissioner announced on Wednesday that the Negro Leagues has been elevated to "Major League" status, bringing into the MLB fold a segregated league that ran for 28 years. The designation goes beyond symbolism. The move means all 3,400 Negro League players will be officially recognized as Major League Baseball players.
Merch For Po’Folk
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - COVID-19 continues to impact people financially and many face eviction because of the pandemic. Robert Saunders lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and the pandemic is "probably the scariest point of my life." This holiday season is different than any other for the Saunders family.
Warmup This Week
ARE GOING TO SEE MORE THAN THAT FROM JUST THIS ONE STORM . EVENING FORECAST, NO SNOW FOR US, PATCHY CLOUDS, TEMPERATURES COOL THROUGH THE 20'S EVENTUALLY INTO THE MID-20'S HEADING TOWARDS 10:00 AND MIDNIGH TEMPERATURES TOMORROW MORNING LOW 20'S, HEAVY COAT WEATHER -- WHETHER HEADING OUT THE DOOR.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.