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The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department says scammers conned at least $75,000 from a woman who was flagged by retail workers after buying gift cards in high-dollar amounts in cash.
Hipsters Share Supplies
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The pandemic has left people out of work, and so many are now relying on food pantries to make ends meet. For months there have been drive-through food distribution efforts, but one group of neighbors is taking a smaller approach to make a difference - turning the little library trend into petite pantries.
Tragic Murder Outcry
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Police have now identified the man killed in a homicide Saturday in Independence. Just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday police were called out to the 3300 block of S. Oxford Avenue where a man was found shot and injured and later died. He has been identified as 50-year-old Kent "Bo" Mcintosh.
Banking Against Pr0n?!?!
Credit card giants Visa and Mastercard said Sunday that they are investigating their business relationship with Pornhub after a prominent newspaper columnist alleged that the pornographic website shows videos of rape and underage sex. Nicholas Kristof, opinion columnist at The New York Times, wrote Friday that Pornhub carries rape scenes, revenge pornography and other examples of explicit video taken without consent of the participants.
Prez Trump Vaxx FAIL?!?
A former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and a member of Pfizer's board of directors said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's administration declined to secure millions of additional doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine when it had the chance.
"You don't know?" asked anchor George Stephanopoulos. "Yes," Slaoui said. "But you're the chief science adviser for Operation Warp Speed," Stephanopoulos pressed. "Our work is, you know, rolling," Slaoui replied. "We have plans. We feel that we can deliver the vaccines as needed. So I don't know exactly what this order is about."
Time Quickly Running Out For Election 2020 Fight
Tuesday may be the "safe harbor" deadline that requires Congress to accept states' certified election results, but the Trump campaign legal team says they're going to keep fighting. Jan. 6, the date that Congress counts the votes of state's delegates, is the actual date of "ultimate significance," Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis told FOX Business' " Mornings with Maria" on Tuesday.
COVID-19 relief package: No stimulus checks, but it offers an extra $300 in federal unemployment benefits
Congress is rushing to pass a proposed COVID-19 relief bill as millions of Americans face losing their jobless benefits at the end of the month. Lawmakers in Washington have been deadlocked over another stimulus package for months. Last week, however, key lawmakers appeared to make concessions in hopes a bill could pass before both chambers leave for the holidays.
Hip-Hop Olympics Debut
The International Olympic Committee has officially added Breakdancing to the medal events program at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. It will be called breaking, as it was originally dubbed by the dancers at hip-hop's first parties in the Bronx in the 1970s.
Potty Humor Hit
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The year 2020 hasn't been the best year for a lot of people. In fact, some say it's the worst year ever, but one Kansas City man has decided to make an art display in hopes of 'wiping away' some of the bad times.
Time To Give A Puck
TO PLAY THIS SEASON. HERE IS WHAT FANS CAN EXPECT. OUR GOAL HAS BEEN TO GET AS MANY TEAMS ON THE ICE AS POSSIBLE WITH THE SAFETY IN MIND FOR THESE PLAYERS, GETTING THEM HERE FROM THEIR HOME LOCATION IN A LOT OF CASES ACROSS THE BORDER.
Tuesday Warm Up
A StormTrack5 Weather Alert has been posted for your Tuesday morning with Dense Fog on the east side of our area. A few slick/icy spots will be possible for travel this morning where fog is very thick. Mostly sunny skies and high near 60 later today.
Ray LaMontagne - Roll Me Mama, Roll Me is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now. Keep going for more local links . . .Kansas City Chiefs Confront COVID-19 Test Hot Mess
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs Kingdom got quite the scare hours before kickoff against Denver Sunday. Seven COVID-19 tests, mostly from coaching staff, came back positive. But after contact tracing and re-testing, it was determined the initial results were wrong. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes told Sports Radio 610 Monday, he wasn't worried about taking [...]
Show-Me Guv Parson Pandemic Staffing Solution Shunned
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At least one Kansas City-area hospital has opted out of a statewide partnership that is expected to help alleviate staffing issues. A spokesperson for North Kansas City Hospital told 41 Action News the site "has respectfully declined to participate in the state's staffing partnership" with Vizient, a national health care performance company.
Meth Town Checkup
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Two years after eliminating a standalone health department, the city of Independence announced Monday that the Independence Health Department has once again been recognized by the state of Missouri. During a city restructuring in 2018, Independence eliminated its health department "to eliminate redundant services found in the Jackson County Health Department" in the name of civic efficiency.
Pandemic Prison Crisis
O'FALLON, MO (AP) - The coronavirus surge is creating problems for Missouri police departments and sheriff's offices, forcing some to temporarily close to the public and prompting others to relocate jail inmates. Springfield police on Monday shut down the lobby of the police station, citing a staffing shortage made worse by the impact of COVID-19.
Kansas Copes With COVID Threat To Hospitals
Kansas City metro area health officials are grappling with how to handle continuing case count increases after reopening businesses more than four months ago. What you need to know: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Monday the state has 174,025 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there have been 1,856 deaths since the outbreak started.
Clean Tech Debuts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Corrections is implementing new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within prisons. According to the department, new technology will help with the sanitation of the air and surfaces and will detect COVID-19 in wastewater.
Midwest Awaits Vaxx
A coronavirus vaccine could be approved this week but it may not be widely available until sometime in 2021.Missouri Director of Health Dr. Randall Williams predicts the state will get its first shipment in mid-December.
Although the 2020 season has ended, Sporting Kansas City's drive to help the community continues. In an initiative announced last month, Sporting Kansas City has partnered with Harvesters - The Community Food Network to launch the "KC As One" mask campaign. The community program helps feed those
Startups Gear Up
Take a closer look, Heidi Lehmann urged, detailing her once-outsider's view of Kansas City and ways it revealed a robust and evolving pipeline of venture capital and innovation on the Plains. "It just felt to me like this is something Kansas City could really understand," said Lehmann, startup veteran and co-founder of Kenzen.
Sleaze Scummit Jokes Sh*tty Holiday Lighting Ceremonies
LEES SUMMIT, Mo. - A lot of people try to avoid porta potties, but this Lee's Summit toilet has people stopping by in droves. Dubbed the 'Magic Potty,' the porta potty is decorated with Christmas lights. Troy Jackson started the trend four years ago after he became frustrated with a porta potty that was left [...]
New Traditions Amid COVID
No matter the hour, the energizing mix of music on 90.9 The Bridge is always in the air, cued up to play for you at the touch of a button. You count on it as the soundtrack to your day. But The Bridge also counts on you.
Kansas City Spirit Of Christmas Endures Amid Harsh Times
Rose Brooks Center has helped victims of domestic violence for decades.
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