Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Kansas City Midweek News Package

Right now 23-year-old panty model Grace reminds us that there's no time like the present to examine pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Kansas City Suffers ‘Deplorable’ Scam

'I just think it's deplorable': Publisher Clearing House imposter scam targeting KC area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Scammers are posing as the Publishers Clearing House and sometimes stealing tens of thousands of dollars from people nationwide. Locally, the FOX4 newsroom has been flooded with calls from people reporting these scams. It's almost everyone's dream, the Publishers Clearing House showing up at your door with a camera crew and a big check.

Work At Home Forever

Sneak peek: Plexpod Flashcube offers glimpse into coworking's future (Hint: It isn't far from home)

Editor's note: This article is sponsored by Plexpod - a progressive coworking platform offering next generation workspace for entrepreneurs, startups, and growth-stage companies of all sizes - but was independently produced by Startland News. Work, live, play - sip, Stephanie Medina said during a guided tour of the newest and most high-end Plexpod community yet.

KC Tech Cash Help

ReboundKC: Local nonprofit operates software to fund rent and utility assistance programs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The beginning of a new month means a new set of challenges for many families around Kansas City, Missouri. Rent and utility bills are often due at this time. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, families are struggling to pay.

Angels Guide Holidays

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We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. Gift giving just got a little easier thanks to some holiday angels.

Push Back Against Prez

Georgia elections official rebukes Trump after threats to workers

Washington - Gabriel Sterling, one of Georgia's top elections officials, fiercely rebuked President Trump and Georgia's senators Tuesday in response to threats and intimidation targeting the state's elections workers, and he appealed to the president to accept his electoral loss in the state and "stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence."

Prez Pardon Probs Persist

Talk of self-pardon for Trump heats up

"The president out the door needs to pardon his whole family and himself because they want this witch-hunt to go on in perpetuity. They're so full of rage and insanity against the president," he said.

Pardon For Profit???

DOJ investigating potential White House 'bribery-for-pardon' scheme

Federal investigators are looking into a potential "bribery-for-pardon" scheme involving presidential pardons, according to federal court documents unsealed by the chief judge for the federal court in Washington D.C.. The heavily redacted documents do not name the individuals involved or President Donald Trump.

Prez Trump Pushes For Big Tech Crackdown That Threatens To Kill Internets Comments

Trump says he'll veto defense bill unless Section 230 is terminated

President Trump tweeted late Tuesday that he will veto the National Defense Authorization Act unless Congress repeals Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which critics say unfairly shields social media platforms from liability over items posted on their platforms. These opponents have been vocal that tech behemoths like Twitter and Facebook should no longer be shielded as a neutral platform when they operate more like a publisher.

Hollywood Trans Triumph

Elliot Page's Wife Emma Portner Posted A Sweet Message Of Support After He Came Out As Trans

"Elliot's existence is a gift in and of itself." Elliot Page, known for his roles in Juno and The Umbrella Academy, came out as trans on Tuesday in a statement posted to his social media accounts. "I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot," the actor wrote.

EPIC Northeast Rip-off

Thousands of dollars in equipment stolen from community center in Kansas City's Historic Northeast

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A century-old community center in Kansas City's Historic Northeast is reeling after someone broke in, stealing thousands of dollars in equipment. There is a lot of rich history inside Whatsoever Community Center in Kansas City's northeast neighborhood. "This ring here since 1942, since World War II.

Good Life Lesson

'It's hard to believe': KCPS teacher wins competition for free 2-year lease at downtown luxury apartment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City Public Schools teacher is being awarded rent free living in a downtown luxury apartment. Regina Burnside, a third-grade teacher at Faxon Elementary signed up for the competition to move into Two Light located in the Power and Light District. She says she did not expect to win.

Wild Weather Today

Cloudy today with a rain/snow mix arriving tonight into Thursday morning

Cloudy and slightly cooler today with highs in the upper 40s A storm system will impact KC tonight & early Thursday with wintry mix of rain and snow; Only minor impacts expected for now Dry, sunny and cool weather for the weekend KANSAS CITY'S MOST ACCURATE FORECAST Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy and slightly cooler.

Chris Stapleton - Cold is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now. Keep going for more local links . . .

KC Traffic Troubled

Residents wary of Route 9 changes

Abby Hoover Managing Editor Columbus Park residents are voicing their concerns over a plan to tear down and reconstruct Route 9 at grade on the western border of their neighborhood, which is bordered to the south and east by I-35. The Bridging Park and Market project is being led by the Downtown Council of Kansas City.

Faith To Fight COVID

African American Churches Will Form A New Front Line In Kansas City's Fight Against The Coronavirus

As the National Institutes of Health looks to expand coronavirus testing across the country, some African American churches in Kansas City will become a new front line for coronavirus education and testing. UMKC health researcher and psychologist Jannette Berkley-Patton has teamed up with area faith leaders and the Kansas City Health Department to expand coronavirus testing into more than a dozen Black churches in Kansas City.

Refreshing New Resources

WaterOne raises bowls on two new water towers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two new water towers will soon provide reliable water pressure for WaterOne customers around Johnson County, Kansas. Contractors for the water utility recently raised bowls on the two towers as part of a nearly $10 million investment project.

Kansas City Shares Tech Access Across The World

Local charity focused on bridging digital divide in developing countries sees surge in support

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - - As most schools in the metro have gone back to full-time virtual learning, it's been clear there is a digital divide that leaves some families struggling more than others. In many parts of the world, however, it's much worse.

Kansas City Zoo Games

Baby gibbon at KC Zoo startles live TV crew as mom rappels from above

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A tiny little ape made a big entrance on live TV on FOX4 this morning, shocking the crew with both its sudden appearance and unbelievable cuteness. The white-cheeked gibbon, native to southeast Asia, is a critically endangered species. That's why the birth of the new female baby, named Leilani, is a big deal.

Show-Me COVID Money

As deadline looms, Missouri senators advance $1.2B virus aid package

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri lawmakers are back at work after several tested positive for the coronavirus, which delayed a special session. Senators on Tuesday gave initial approval to a $1.2 billion coronavirus aid package. Money received from the CARES Act, which Missouri received in May, must be appropriated and spent by the end of the year or returned to the federal government.

Kansas Copes With Emergency

Widespread 911 outage causes alarm for Kansas officials

Some officials charged with upgrading Kansas' 911 system say a nearly three-hour outage across the southern part of the state on Sunday revealed the potential for future major disruptions to emergency operations.During the outage, which began about 1:35 p.m., multiple counties weren't able to log into the state's 911 system.

The GOAT Earns Great Numbers

LOOK: This Patrick Mahomes stat graphic is remarkable

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes shined in the team's 27-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday - to the tune of 462 yards and three touchdowns. That marked the fourth time Mahomes has had more than 400 yards, three or more touchdowns and no interceptions in his young career.

Royal Return

Kansas City Royals should use Mike Minor in bullpen

Mike Minor is back for a second stint with the Kansas City Royals. After a three year absence with the Rangers and A's, Minor is back, the prodigal pitcher having returned. He signed a two year deal worth $18 million, with a $13 million team option for 2023.

New Truman Debuts

Truman Medical Centers expands services with new location

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A $70 million expansion at Truman Medical Center will allow for primary care services to be offered at a new location. University Health 2, located at 2211 Charlotte Street, sits across the street from the original University Health Building and will house TMC's Women's Health Center, as well as dialysis and other services.

Local Edible Art Offered

Sarah Juenemann and Grazing KC: Art that Brings People Together

It's a feast fit for the eyes and the stomach. Graze boards, rooted in their French ancestor charcuterie-usually prepared pork products-can be described as a visual delight to behold with their bright colors, yet a treat for the taste buds with their delicious meats and many times cheeses artfully arranged to function as food and decor.

Po-Po Roundup X-Mas Toys

Kansas City Police Department hosting Cram-a-Cruiser toy drive

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Police Department is hosting their Cram-a-Cruiser holiday toy drive on Wednesday. It will be from 4-6 p.m. at the 7-Eleven on 10615 Blue Ridge Blvd. in Kansas City. Donors are encouraged to bring a new and unwrapped toy.

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Anonymous said...

Nice package.

Anonymous said...

"Elliot Page". Just another crap actor that I won't subsidize by watching her crappy acting.

Anonymous said...

^^^^Ooooooh, and I'll bet he is trembling at the loss of your support. Not.

Anonymous said...

Is there anyone at all who thought this person was a man?????? Just one????? Who does she think she is kidding by announcing it, we all knew it

Anonymous said...

Trump and his Cult need to re-think their call for the repeal of Section 230, do they REALLY want Breitbart, The Epoch Times, and whatever "Wackadoodles-R-Us" media they flock to next to be held responsible for the insane crap they post?

Anonymous said...

^^^They already are liable. None of the organizations you referred to claim Section 230 immunity. They are news and opinion sites, not bulletin boards.

Unknown said...

Looks like Page isn't getting enough attention.

Anonymous said...


"I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women." -- Joe "dementia" Biden

Anonymous said...

If Ellen Page was a lesbian married to another woman,

but is now known as Elliot Page, a man,

then why is he/she/they still living with a homosexual woman?

It's almost like this person is an actor!

Anonymous said...

Ellen/Elliot is the damned ugliest whatever that the fuck that is supposed to be I've ever seen!

Anonymous said...

Ellen Page had a Quinton Lucas sewn onto her and that makes her man? She would have been better off with a strap on. Quit trying to normalize mental problems.

Anonymous said...

Elliot has won a gold medal for being the most sensitively clean man on the planet.

Anonymous said...

Soooo the actress is a lesbian, but they want to say they're in a conventional relationship, so now she's pretending to be trans? HTF, does the hive-mind even function. I cannot grasp its processes. Fortunately, our Country is vast and there are plenty of kids in the Country who want to bump uglies and maintain a survivable rate of reproduction. Though there too, its certainly under attack as well. The hive-mind is certainly well organized in progress towards its goal.

Anonymous said...

when elliot sits naked on a woman's stomach, he leaves not one skip mark.

Anonymous said...

It appears many of KC's incels have an unnatural interest in gay sex and trannies. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Lucas is an asshole not a dick 9:41. He sucks dicks.

Anonymous said...

"stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence."

I agree, the dimwits have been violent and murderous for far too long.

Anonymous said...