A glimpse and roundup of some of the more important news items we're checking tonight.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The front line workers at Saint Luke's got their last dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine last week. A little more than three weeks ago, the hospital started to vaccinate front line workers. Kristin Sollars was the first nurse at Saint Luke's to get the shot as she works frequently with COVID-19 patients.
Rock Chalk Latrine History
by: Emily Younger and Nexstar Media Wire Posted: / Updated: HOLTON, Kan. ( KSNW) - Would you dig up an outhouse for fun? One Kansas man has made a hobby out of it. "There's only a couple of us who do this in the state," said Kenny Resser.
MO Pay For Teachers
Missouri's average teacher salary is roughly $42,000 - ranking it about 42nd in the nation. The state's starting teacher pay of $25,000 has not been changed in 15 years.Compensation for educators is mainly decided at the local level, but for years Missouri has been experiencing a decline in recruiting people to the profession and also keeping them around.
Impeachment Monday Awaits
"In protecting our Constitution and our Democracy, we will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat to both," Pelosi said in the letter to Democrats on Sunday night laying out next steps.
Tech Vs. Prez
President Donald Trump's internet empire has come crashing down. Twitter permanently suspended his account Friday. Facebook a day earlier blocked him indefinitely. And any hope he might have had of quickly gaining a big following on Parler, a social network with lax rules, was dashed when Google and then Apple removed it from their app stores.
Show-Me Free Money Help???
President-elect Joe Biden promised $2,000 stimulus checks after his inauguration, and having now secured control of both chambers of Congress, Democrats will soon be expected to deliver the legislation. However, they may need the support of Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri-who has faced intense scrutiny following last Wednesday's deadly Capitol riot-to pass the measure.
Veep-Elect Faux Pas
The cover of February's upcoming issue of Vogue, which features Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, has been widely criticized on social media. Some fans of the future VP are claiming Harris looks washed out in the photo while others say the cover's style doesn't give her the respect she deserves.
Church Camp Out
'Freezin' for a Reason': Blue Springs church raising awareness and supplies for homeless in Kansas City
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - A small church in Blue Springs has been "Freezin' for a Reason" for years. Every second weekend in January, church members camp outside using nothing but surplus wood and plastic tarps for shelter. They raise money and supplies for more than a dozen agencies that benefit the homeless in Kansas City.
Game Time Check
The NFL has announced the 2020 Divisional round playoff schedule. The Kansas City Chiefs will host either the Baltimore Ravens or Cleveland Browns on Sunday, January 17, at 2:05 p.m. Arrowhead Time. The winner of Sunday's game at Arrowhead Stadium will move on to play the winner of Saturday's game in Buffalo in the AFC championship.
Kansas City Winter Heat Wave
WE NOT -- WE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO SEE IT. NEVILLE: THE QUEUING CONDITIONS ARE NOT THE BEST BUT THERE IS SOMETHING PRETTY COOL GOING ON THE GOOD THING IS WE WILL HAVE A FEW MORE NIGHTS TO VIEW THIS, THE TRIPLE CONJUNCTION.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.