As we quickly move toward Christmas and the weather turns just a bit colder, we share a morning news compilation that helps us examine pop culture, community news and top headlines.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As vials of the COVID-19 vaccine continue to roll out in the United States, including the Kansas City metro, doctors warn of a new virus strain currently detected in the United Kingdom. "Every time you hear about it mutating again, it sends another wave of fear throughout the population," Steven Stites, of the University of Kansas Medical System, said.
Dealing With EPIC 2020 Loss
Because of the pandemic, 2020 will go on record as the deadliest year in U.S. history with more than 3 million lives lost. It's a 15% increase from last year.COVID-19 has now killed more than 322,000 Americans, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins.
Vaxx Testimony Shared
Pat Gray speaks matter-of-factly about taking her last unassisted steps just before her 13th birthday in 1953. She says she'd been suffering from a gastro-intestinal illness for a few days. Her fever was high, and her mother was caring for her on a sofa in the dining room of the family's Kansas City, Kansas, home.
KC Traditions Updated
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Like many things, Christmas Eve services will look different this year. Some worshipers may be in sanctuaries with masks and socially distanced chairs. But others will be worshiping in their homes or maybe even outside. By now, churches have had nine months to come up with options and alternatives.
Panty Supplies Limited
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More Cash Inspires Solidarity
As if 2020 hasn't delivered enough unexpected news, consider this: President Trump's call Tuesday night for Congress to raise coronavirus stimulus payments to Americans to $2,000 won raves from at least three of his harshest critics. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and U.S. Sen.
Dark Days Redux
President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday said the "darkest days" in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic "are ahead of us, not behind us," and urged Americans to prepare themselves for the struggle.
Deadly Domestic Killing Sparks Global News
Mr Darmanin, who is travelling to the scene, named the first officer who died as Brig Arno Mavel, 21, and the two who died in the second incident as Lt Cyrille Morel, 45, and Adjutant Rémi Dupuis, 37.
COVID Last Stand
New coronavirus cases in US may be leveling off -- but more and more are being hospitalized and dying
An average of more than 200,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus every day for two straight weeks in the United States, a toll that has led to record numbers of people hospitalized and dying of the virus.
Keeping The Crown
Michael Bushnell Publisher This week we feature a Chrome-style postcard showing Kansas City's downtown shopping district decorated for Christmas. The massive crowns that hung over key intersections downtown were the brainchild of the Downtown Merchants Association in an attempt to bring shopping traffic back to downtown from the suburbs and new shopping malls such as Blue Ridge and Antioch.
Behold Brookside Goodness
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was a chaotic morning in Kansas City's Brookside neighborhood as a fire damaged a local favorite. It could have been much worse if it weren't for a group of tight-knit employees and shop owners who rushed to help during the emergency.
Forecast For Now
Cloudy, windy and much colder today. Temperatures will start out in the 50s before quickly falling into the 30s by the afternoon with many spots already below freezing after dark.
Kacey Musgraves - Glittery is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now. Keep going for more local links . . .Unlucky Cloverleaf Exposed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's a place where there have been multiple shootings and fires, and squatters have lived in vacant apartments. And tax dollars have helped pay for it. However, new management took over at the Cloverleaf Apartments in September and is working on improvements for the long-troubled complex.
KC Real Estate Testimony
More trouble for tenants at a south Kansas City apartment complex. Landmark Realty is facing a new federal lawsuit. More tenants are coming forward alleging shady business dealings.Patrice Johnson is an assistant principal. Her husband, Michael, is a youth minister.
Local Startup Winning
"As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution - which is going to change the world as we know it - I think it's important for anybody working in KC, anybody new in KC to take a long look in the mirror," said Austin Wilson, founder of GovTech Labs.
Booze Double Tap Victory
River Bluff Brewing announced Tuesday it will be opening up a second brewery location in Kansas City, Missouri.
Gen Debt Debated
This is the generation that saw the dot-com bubble burst, the 2008 financial crisis and now the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic. For a group that has weathered so much early in their working lives, what's a Millennial to do to have something to show for their labor?
JoCo Tributed Considered
It's been more than seven months since Overland Park police officer Mike Mosher was shot and killed on duty during a shootout with a hit-and-run suspect. While there's still a small memorial at the spot where he died, something much more permanent could soon be in place.
Kansas Deadline Nears
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas residents eligible for the federal Lost Wages Assistance Program (LWA) have less than a week left to apply. The deadline to file an application is Dec. 27, the Kansas Department of Labor said. The program has already paid out more than $108 million to nearly 68,000 Kansans.
Show-Me Fuel-ish Plans
"Raising the motor fuel tax is the fairest way to do it but it also targets people who are non-Missouri residents in a way that if someone wanted to fund it out of general revenue, it would only target Missouri citizens," the lawmaker said.
Protect Footballer From Plauge
Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens may not be available for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Hitchens has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The reason for Hitchens' move to the list is not part of the report. That reason would determine when Hitchens might be able to return.
Holiday Cheer Overblown?!?
Olathe, Kan. - Despite a tough year, Paulie's Penguin Playground is spreading cheer a little longer this holiday season. The inflatable-filled attraction will be open through Sunday, Dec. 27 this year. "Normally we are open only until Christmas night, but because this year has been so weird, we're going to stay open an extra two [...]
Cruzing Thru Lockdown
Abby Hoover Managing Editor On Monday, Dec. 14, the Lykins neighborhood was filled with holiday spirit as vehicles decorated for the season paraded down streets strewn with lights and garland. The Lykins Neighborhood Association came up with the idea to host a socially distant Car Parade and House Decorating Contest in lieu of its annual Christmas party because of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Sound Of The Season Debuts
For many, singing is a non-negotiable necessity of holiday tradition. Unfortunately, that activity, without precautions, can be high risk for spreading coronavirus. William Baker Festival Singers, with the intention of spreading only holiday cheer, presented their annual holiday concerts while implementing strict safety procedures for performers and audiences.
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