AND WE'RE BACK!!!
As always, we try to take it easy on Monday and slowly slide into the work week. And so, as hottie Sommer shares inspiration and shopping advice with her legion of gullible fans, we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.
They're finally coming. The first doses of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive later this week in Kansas City. The Missouri health director says the first shipment from Pfizer will provide 51,000 doses to medical providers across the state. Additional shipments will bring that total to 339,000 by the end of the month.
21 Cancelled, Too
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- One of the region's biggest agricultural attractions won't be coming to the American Royal Complex in February, as the 2021 Western Farm Show has been canceled, organizers announced Monday morning. The farm show had been scheduled to take place Feb. 19-21.
Tech Guides KC Brew Hounds
by: Travis Meier Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Beer expert Neil Witte launched a new certification process to recognize retailers who are doing everything properly to serve customers the very best glass of beer possible. It's safe to say there is nobody more qualified in the Kansas City area than Witte to launch the certification program, which is called TapStar.
Sommer Rounded Up
If there's one thing Sommer Ray is best known for, it's her ample behind. If you are wondering what her secret to keeping her "asset" looking bootylicious is, then read on below. It's more than just exercising! There's another element that makes her butt look so Insta-worthy.
MAGA Threatens Michigan
Michigan secretary of state Jocelyn Benson said dozens of armed protesters gathered in a threatening manner outside her home on Saturday evening chanting "bogus" claims about electoral fraud. Michigan officials last month certified the state's election results showing President-elect Joe Biden had won Michigan, one of a handful of key battleground states, in the course of his 3 November election victory.
EPIC DOJ Move Alleged
Attorney General William Barr is considering leaving his post before January 20, the day President Donald Trump leaves office, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN.
Biden Latino Pick Confronts EPIC Pro-Life Push Back
Republicans slammed President-elect Joe Biden after he announced his choice of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for secretary of Health and Human Services on Monday, and they criticized Becerra's record on abortion and other issues. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said he would not vote to confirm Becerra, and pro-life group Susan B.
First Lady Serves White House
MELANIA Trump has unveiled the White House's new tennis pavilion - years after Barack Obama turned the area into a basketball court. The first lady revealed in a statement on Monday morning that the project had been completed. "I am pleased to announce the completion of the Tennis Pavilion on the White House grounds," Melania Trump said in a statement.
Epic Folk Sale
The rights they are a-changin'. Bob Dylan has sold his entire six-decade catalog of songs to Universal Music Group in a deal thought to be the biggest of its kind. Universal announced the deal early Monday, with publishing CEO Jody Gerson calling it "both a privilege and a responsibility" to "represent the body of work of one of the greatest songwriters of all time."
Kansas City Footballer BLM & COVID Work Earn Honors
Sports Illustrated announced Sunday morning that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif have been named as two of the magazine's Sportspersons of the year.The magazine said Mahomes was recognized for using his platform to stand up for the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd's death.
KCMO Trashed For Holidays
The upcoming Christmas and New Year's Day holidays mean that trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day for residents with Friday pickups. So, if trash day is Friday, Dec. 25, trash and recycling will be collected on Saturday, Dec. 26. The same schedule holds true for Friday, Jan.
Warmer Week Forecast
A StormTrack5 Weather Alert is posted for your Monday morning due to dense fog. Visibilities could be near zero for some this morning. Mostly sunny skies with highs near 53 this afternoon. We will see a warm start for the new work week with highs well above normal near 60 for Tuesday, with highs in the middle 60s by Wednesday.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - By January 2022, Metropolitan Community College's campuses across the Kansas City, Missouri, area will look a lot different. Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty believes the changes will help students better find pandemic-proof jobs. "We've got to be resilient. We've got to be responsive.
KC Weed Crop Ready
A couple of months after Missouri's first medical marijuana sale, only three cultivators have harvested in the state, and a small percentage of the 48 dispensaries in the Kansas City metro have opened. Greenlight, which operates a 96,000-square-foot warehouse in Kansas City, hopes to be the fourth cultivator harvesting, allowing more dispensaries to open.
Po-Po Prep Christmas
BLUE SPRINGS, MO - The Blue Springs, Missouri, Police Department worked hard to collect toys for 140 children, and now they need the public's help wrapping those toys. Blue Springs police officers and staff, private individuals, and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association have been raising money, collecting and shopping for new toys for weeks.
Butch Keeps Working To Build Kansas City Tribute
It's hard to imagine a vacant building on the corner of 31st and Forest was once home to some of the world's greatest imaginations. "It has a great history and it tells this terrific story," said Butch Rigby, a local developer and owner of Screenland Theatres.
Local Rural Need Rises
GARDNER. KS (KCTV) -- COVID-19 has deepened the hunger crisis in America with millions of Americans applying for food assistance and relying on food banks. The Kansas City metro is no exception, even in Johnson County. Restoration Church in Gardner is stepping up to help fill the need.
Heartwarming NextGen Good Deeds For Those In Need
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two Prairie Village sisters set up a hot cocoa stand Sunday to benefit local food pantries. But instead of accepting money, Dahlia and Eva Feinberg asked for items not covered by SNAP benefits, such as soap, toothpaste and shampoo.
Kansas City Lady Soccer Comeback Sparks Excitement
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - KC Blue Crew founder, Kat McIntyre's Leavenworth home is filled with FC Kansas City memorabilia. She says it helps fix her need for women's soccer. KC Blue Crew founder, Kat McIntryre is ready to welcome a professional women's soccer team back to Kansas City.
Cuts For Good Cause
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - If your hair needs a trim, you can get it for free all night long. Just bring a new, unwrapped toy or make a monetary donation for the toy drive. This is the third year that Klassic Transformations Barber Academy has put on the toy donation drive It all started at 8 a.m.
Another Kansas City Chiefs game ends in a win, but leaves fans frustrated that it wasn't more decisive. The Chiefs settled for far too many field goals and let Melvin Gordon and Tim Patrick have huge days - but in the end, it didn't matter.
Royals Rebuild Redux
The Winter Meetings are baseball's annual convention and the week when the most off-season activity occurs. Typically, general managers get together and hash out trades on the back of cocktail napkins, while negotiating deals with agents in hotel lobbies. That won't happen this year due to the pandemic.
Kansas City Hipsters Mix Up Boozy Holiday Season
Tucked inside North Kansas City's Big Rip Brewing Company this holiday season, you will find Apparition Before Christmas, a pop-up bar inspired by Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. Decorated to make visitors feel as if they've stepped onto the set of the movie, the bar delivers drinks that capture Christmas in a cup thanks to the talent of the young Marissa Corcoran, the creative bartender behind all 12 cocktails on the menu.
SLAM THAT Z TO HELP THE COMMUNITY!!!
CARTER BROADCAST GROUP/KANSAS CITY, MO held their 27th ANNUAL TOY & FOOD DRIVE. It was a digital weekend of giving (12/4-12/5) and COVID-safe with donations taken online. The entire cluster participated --Urban KPRS (HOT 103 JAMZ), Gospel KPRT (1590-A/106.1), and Urban Oldies KPRS-HD2 (K-103.3). The Drive began on NOVEMBER 13th.
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