The check is on its way and Christmas might or might not be saved by just a bit more cash for American consumers to squander on designer panties and junk food.
BIG DEAL TONIGHT
Lawmakers reach 'bipartisan breakthrough,' announce $900 billion COVID-19 relief deal, will vote next
WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders said Sunday that they reached a deal on a nearly $900 billion COVID-19 relief package that includes individual checks, loans to small businesses and benefits to the unemployed struggling with the fallout of the pandemic. "Moments ago, the four leaders of the Senate and the House finalized an agreement.
Accordingly, we celebrate this bit of good news and finish up Sunday with a few more stories on pop culture, top headlines and all things Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Firefighters put out two fires in less than 8 hours Sunday at south Kansas City, Missouri, house. The fires heavily damaged the house at 14606 Cherry Street. There is no additional information at this time. We have a crew on the scene and will have updates as they are available.
Celebrate Golden Ghetto Good Guy Community Volunteer
SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) -- If you pass by 75th Street and Quivira Road on a school day, you just might catch a glimpse of a very cheerful crossing guard. Mark Redmond is a retired railway worker who's fighting pandemic fatigue and the winter blues by brightening peoples' days.
Kansas City Encouraged To Keep Up Pandemic Precautions
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. set records Wednesday for COVID-19 cases and deaths, but in the Kansas City area, case numbers could be headed in the right direction. "Everybody needs to be proud of, and take credit for, having helped or reduced this disease some," Kansas City, Missouri, Public Health Department director Dr. Rex Archer said Thursday.
Brits Cancel Christmas
BORIS Johnson provoked fury by cancelling Christmas for nearly 20million people last night in a bid to halt a rampant mutant strain of coronavirus. The PM slapped draconian new Tier 4 measures on London, the South East and East of England, admitting "bitter regret" at axing family get-togethers.
Prez Trump Persists
"The petition seeks all appropriate remedies, including vacating the appointment of electors committed to Joseph Biden and allowing the Pennsylvania General Assembly to select their replacements," Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said in a statement. He is asking the court to move swiftly so it can rule before Congress meets on Jan.
Angel Rosie Revival
In an exclusive interview with Body+Soul, model and beauty mogul Rosie Huntington-Whiteley reveals why she's never been one to sit back and wait for work. You know, it's not easy. I feel like I'm still a new mum - [even though] my son is three.
GOP Pushes Back
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, called President Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election "really sad" and "embarrassing" on Sunday. "I understand the president is casting about, trying to find some way to have a different result than the one that was delivered by the American people," Romney told CNN's "State of the Union."
Americans Endure Suffering
Randy Chase has lived in his pickup truck for months. Luckily, the tiny cab of his 1996 Nissan is easy to heat and that's a life saver in the sub-freezing winter chill outside of Denver. So, armed with a gas-powered generator and a small electric heater, the 57-year-old makes do.
It's a fitting end to a crappy year: White House officials are calling us in a panic about President Trump's erratic behavior. England is panicking about a possible super-spreading virus strain. And vaccine distribution is hitting bumps. Why it matters: Incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain was right when he warned of a "very, very, very dark winter."
Lady Ballers Stay Winning
When it comes to football, a group of diehard fans wasn't about to let the COVID-19 pandemic stop them from taking part in their annual fantasy football league. The members of the all-female league had to make some changes this year, but, for them, doing things differently is nothing new.
Kansas City Tradition Endures
By Diane Euston Today we identify the Mayor's Christmas Tree as a sight to see at Crown Center. But behind one of the tallest Christmas trees in the nation is a fund that donates money to the less fortunate in Kansas City, and its origins begin 142 years ago.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight. Hopefully we’ll have more news, links, discourse, debate and good stuff for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!