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