Saturday, December 19, 2020

Kansas City Saturday News Peek

Right now hottie Babs inspires us to take a quick early morning peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Kansas City Vaxx Prep Cont’d

Local health departments making plans for vaccine sites when more doses become available

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Food and Drug Administration authorized Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use Friday night. Now, nearly six million doses will be distributed to states next week. So when will doses be available to more people right here in Kansas City?


Urban Core Councilman Helps Feed Kansas City

Harvesters, community organizations feed 300 families with food drive-thru

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Multiple organizations joined forces Friday as the need for food in the Kansas City metro is greater than ever. Hundreds of cars lined the street in front of Unity Southeast on Friday for a food distribution event organized by Unity Southeast, Harvesters Food Network, Councilman Brandon Ellington, I am My Brother's Keeper and Mt.


Kansas City Developer Vaporware Drawing Celebrated

One intersection in KC's River Market could soon be home to two new apartment projects

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - During the next few years, a trio of River Market surface lots could find themselves swimming with new multifamily activity near Fifth and Main streets. Combined, two projects from different developers could see as many as 490 new apartments come online - a hop, skip and a jump from the streetcar, [...]


Hotness For Holidays

Barbara Palvin Shows Off Killer Curves In Skimpy Victoria's Secret Lingerie

Hungarian supermodel Barbara Palvin tantalized her 15.4 million Instagram followers once more on Sunday, December 6, when she shared a racy new image of herself. The 27-year-old bombshell was photographed in front of a white wall with decorative molding for the two-slide series. Barbara situated herself in the center of both frames and struck two eye-catching poses.


Prez Trump Keeps Lights On

Trump signs two-day funding bill to avoid government shutdown

President Trump late Friday night signed the continuing resolution that will fund the federal government through Dec. 21 and temporarily avert a partial shutdown. Why it matters: The 48-hour stopgap will also give lawmakers the weekend to resolve outstanding issues with a $900 billion coronavirus relief package and $1.4 trillion long-term spending deal.


Meet The New Boss

Biden Team, Trump Defense Officials Spar Over Transition Meetings

President-elect Joe Biden's transition team said on Friday that the Defense Department had canceled meetings and asked that the department reverse its decision. Earlier on Friday, President Trump's Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller said in a statement that some meetings planned for Friday had been rescheduled, and said there was a "mutually agreed upon holiday pause" on transition meetings.


Talker Confronts Backlash For Conspiracy Speculation

Tucker Carlson fans flames of vaccine skepticism, telling Fox News viewers to be nervous about 'glitzy' rollout

Tucker Carlson, the right-wing Fox News host, sowed doubt about the coronavirus vaccine on his highly rated prime time program Thursday, spotlighting a small handful of people who have had allergic reactions to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and telling his audience they should be skittish about the campaign from public health experts to encourage people to get vaccinated.


Russia, Russia, Russia

Secretary of State Pompeo says hack was 'pretty clearly' Russian

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a Friday night interview that he believes Russia is behind a hack that breached dozens of federal agencies and companies, including the cybersecurity company FireEye. Speaking on the Mark Levin Show, Pompeo said the effort was "pretty clearly" tied to Russia.


Heroic American Rebrand

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trends After U.S. Space Force Members Are Named 'Guardians'

Members of the U.S. Space Force will now be called "guardians" - and of course, the internet had a field day. Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement on Friday, and the United States Space Force tweeted that the name was settled on "by space professionals, for space professionals" after a yearlong research process.


Moving Local Merch

Strawberry Swing Holiday Market returning to Union Station

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Strawberry Swing Holiday Market is returning to Union Station this weekend. The event, which will be held outside, features more than 40 local makers and organizers say there's something for everyone. "We have honey and bees wax products, but there are painters here, people have gifts for everybody," said Rachel [...]


Calling Crunch Time

Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints: Preview and Prediction

This Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs head to New Orleans to face the 10-3 New Orleans Saints. This game will reportedly bring the return of Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who has been out since Week 10. In his absence has been Taysom Hill, who has been passable with eight touchdowns and two interceptions in those four starts, in which the Saints have gone 3-1.


Weekend Chill

Saturday will be sunny, cooler

Temperatures will slowly drop back near 30 degrees overnight. Saturday will be sunny but cooler.

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Local Holiday Help

KC woman receives new van after hers damaged in shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, woman whose vehicle was severely damaged during a shooting on Thanksgiving received a replacement on Friday. "It was great to see that they cared about lil' 'ole me," said Danielle Benson, a mother to eight who was waiting in her van at Troost Market when she was caught in the middle of gunfire from a now-fatal shooting.


Hipster Party Time Persists

Weekend Possibilities | Smash House KC, The Grand Marquis and Christmas Goodies

Breaking stuff, baking cookies and bathing in a live music stream are among the options during December's penultimate weekend. Have you ever felt the urge to take a sledge hammer to a television screen? Well, you aren't alone. Set up a time to visit Smash House KC , 1800 Genessee St.


AdiĆ³s Gringos!!!

American Airlines to begin seasonal flights from Kansas City to Cancun

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- American Airlines says it will be offering flights from Kansas City to Cancun beginning this weekend. The flights will begin on Dec. 19, according to a news release from American Airlines.


Cash For Flyover Country

Kansas, FAA Agree To Establish Supersonic Test Corridor

The Kansas Department of Transportation signed an agreement with the FAA to establish a Kansas Supersonic Transportation Corridor (SSTC) that would be used for testing aircraft up to Mach 3, the state announced today. The agreement would provide a critical testing site for the emerging group of supersonic aircraft as civil supersonic flight remains banned over land.


Show-Me Snail Mail Freedom

Voter advocates urge Parson to extend mail-in option

Dozens of civil rights advocates, faith leaders and others are urging Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to extend into next year a law allowing more people to cast their votes by mail to reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus through in-person voting.


Guv Talks Nice & Slow Vaxx

Governor 'OK' with 2nd round of shots; Kansas economy slumps

TOPEKA, Kan. - Gov. Laura Kelly is expressing little concern over a smaller-than-expected second shipment of a coronavirus vaccine for Kansas. The governor added Friday that she expects the state's plan for distributing shots in coming months to boost an economy that has slowed recently.


METH TOWN TRIUMPH!!!

'Sell-out' crowd cheers on Kansas City Mavericks at home opener in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Kansas City Mavericks returned to the ice Friday in Independence for the first time since the pandemic in front of a sell-out crowd. That sell-out was 2,169 fans under the rules that allowed 37% capacity. Rydel Van Dyke took photos camped out at Cable Dahmer Arena during the pandemic.


Fanboys Cope With COVID

Commentary: How Kansas City Athletes And Fans Have Responded To The Challenges Of 2020

This was going to be remembered as the year Kansas City finally got back to the Super Bowl. Despite the dark days that followed, it's important to take stock of what happened and how we've all responded - including sports fans.


Beloved Brewer Remembered

Boulevard Brewing trying to track down Nutcracker Ale bottles with employee's name

Boulevard Brewing Company is asking for help tracking down special Nutcracker Ale bottles that bear a late employee's name.Boulevard said Brady Smith, 30, died Dec. 4 after a nine-month battle with Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma. He had worked for Boulevard since 2017.The company's Nutcracker Ale features neck labels with the names of its employees.


Families Need Supplies

Happy Bottoms diaper bank going extra mile to help families during pandemic

We hear a lot about the increased need for food assistance for families struggling during the pandemic. There's also a surge in the need for diaper donations. The diaper bank Happy Bottoms has made a lot of changes to meet that growing demand.The organization did a special delivery of diapers for families who can't afford them and have no transportation.


Celebrating Safely

What It's Like For One Kansas City Choir To Sing And Perform During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Since the coronavirus hit the Kansas City metro area, most arts organizations have taken performances outdoors, weather permitting, or online - especially vocal groups. Singing spreads aerosol particles and droplets into the air, which is how COVID-19 spreads.


Kansas City Keeps Christmas

Despite decrease in donations, Toys for Tots still sending gifts to 30,000 local kids

BELTON, Mo. - Boxes and red bags filled with toys sit in a Belton warehouse. Despite the pandemic, Kansas City Toys for Tots said they were slowly able to draw needed donations and volunteers this year. "This year, donations were down significantly. We were just a little bit worried we weren't going to be able [...]

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24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tucker doesn't know what he's talking about. Yet again.

Anonymous said...

So what does President Trump have to say about the massive Russian spying operation that has been going on during his Administration?

(crickets)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

^^^

FOR THE WIN!

Kameltoe Harris said...

Selective outrage!!!!!!!!! I find it hypocritical that CNN would slam Tucker over vaxx concerns, yet we still await ONE WORD from the fake news outlet about Hunter Bidet's crimes.

Anonymous said...

^^^^What crimes? Please be specific and share your evidence. Inquiring minds want to know!!!

Anonymous said...

Read Pompeo's lame-ass excuse why Trump hasn't said anything about the Russian Spying - still waiting.


(and still hearing crickets)

Anonymous said...

@7:40 Donald Trump Jr. testified before Congress, under oath, that he met with Russian Agent th "get dirt on Clinton", but said he did not get any.

In plain English he admitted that he committed treason, but even fucked that up!

Now if you want to discuss hypocritical...

Anonymous said...

LOL that is not treason except in your tortured excuse for a mind. The only definition of treason is in the federal constitution. Look it up.

Anonymous said...

5:33, what do you propose he should say, and to what purpose?

Anonymous said...

@9:22 he might ask Uncle Vlad, nicely of course, to stop his spies from hacking into our Defense Network. Pretty please, Vlad buddy, pleeeeese?

I'm sure that if he groveled enough Putin would tell his spies not to be so arrogantly blatant for six months or so. After all, aren't we all friends now?

Of course, he'd have to be careful, otherwise Russia might call in its loans, and bankrupt the entire Trump Organization instantly.

Anonymous said...

Obama told the Russians to "cut it out." That went a long way, didn't it? The president whose greatest accomplishments were more transgender bathroom choices and a terrible medical plan where he lied about being able to keep your doctor and low costs. Black unemployment reached record levels during Obama's terms, a record he still holds. The worst president since Jimmy Carter.

Anonymous said...

Trump knows that talking to the liberal media about the Russians is time wasted. Trump's firing of the cybersecurity chief now seems more justified than ever -- the same stupid idiot who said the elections were the most secure elections in history. This is the same guy who let the Russians hack America.

Anonymous said...

How about restoring the US Economy after the Bush2 Recession? Does Obama get any credit for that? The Stock Market grew under Obama at twice the rate it did under Trump.

And the Saudi Mastermind of the 9/11 attacks was killed - after the Organization that Bush1 and Bush2 financed had been wiped out.

As far as what you call "Obama's terrible medical plan", it's still in place, because the Republicans haven't been able to come up with anything close to being as good.

Transgender bathroom choices? If they bother you, close the damned stall door!

Oh, and wouldn't it be nice if Trump would at least go as far as Obama did and at a minimum tell the Russians to cut it out?
His silence on this speaks volumes

Anonymous said...

Here's how Biden should handle the Russia rift after he's inaugurated: send Hillary to the Kremlin with a big "RESET" button (only this time spell it right). Hey, it worked for Obama!

Anonymous said...

Or, since Biden doesn't owe over a billion to Russian Lenders, he could impose economic sanctions.

Anonymous said...

Obummer right now is the worst president the us has evar seen, until China joe and his fake dr hoe Jill take over, oh my god this is going to be a disaster, remember, never underestimate joes ability to fuck things up!

Meanwhile obummer is happy as can be because he will no longer be the worst president evar, thanks to China joe! Hahahahaha!

Obummer care couldn’t get through the house to get taken care of so......

Alpinista said...

^^Bullshit.

When is Ivanka Trump going to be investigated over her illegal dealings with China?

Anonymous said...

^^Describe them and give us your sources.

KC said...

Take your head out of your ass and you'll learn what crimes dum dum.

Anonymous said...

Your hero Trump sold the USA out to the Russians. No better for you dumb as white people.

Anonymous said...

Tucker says that the gum'mit is putting microchips in vaccines to track you, and that you should keep sending money to Donald.

Anonymous said...

Trump is a goddamn traitor. He must be tried for treason and dealt with accordingly upon conviction.

Anonymous said...

TRUMP SAID CHINA DID THE HACK! NOT RUSSIA