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KANSAS CITY METRO - Nearly two dozen simultaneous crashes across the metro have been reported this morning as wet roads freeze in the chilly January air. FOX4's Nick Vasos said he counted 20 wrecks happening at the same time at 7:30 a.m.
Super Bowl Hype Helps Embattled Local Biz
The Kansas City Chiefs' win in the AFC championship and berth to the Super Bowl is giving some businesses a much-needed boost.One business owner said her inbox has been flooded thanks to the team's success.Victory never tasted so sweet for Council Grove, Kansas, baker Cami Sanromani."This has been really good," said Sanromani, of Cami's Cake Co.As the name implies, cake is at the heart of her business.
Emergency Merch En Route
MISSION, KS (KCTV) -- Just a few minutes after the Chiefs clinched a spot in their second straight Super Bowl, fans wiped out all of the new gear at the Rally House off Johnson Drive, a popular spot for local sports merchandise.
Diva Does Brisk Biz
Influencer Lindsey Pelas Talks Reality TV, Standing Up For Women, And Investing In Sugar Taco - Exclusive Interview
Rich Fury/Getty Images You might know Lindsey Pelas as a model and social media influencer, but she's so much more than that. In 2019, Pelas became a reality TV star when she appeared on the first season of The Hills: New Beginnings when she was dating Justin Bobby, and she hosts the podcast Eyes Up Here , which, as of this writing, is about to enter its third season.
Pets Needs Vaxx
CATS and dogs may need to get the Covid vaccine to curb the spread of the virus, a group of scientists has said. Coronavirus can infect a wide range of domesticated animals - and experts have said that giving pets the jab is a "precaution" to reduce the risks of the virus spreading further.
Prez Trump Rule Over Republicans Questioned
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.
PILLOW MAN MUFFLED!!!
Twitter has permanently banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell's account after he continually perpetuated the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election Twitter has permanently banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell's account after he continued to perpetuate the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S.
Different Sides Of Same Coin Basically Agree
Senior Senate Republicans expressed new optimism that the two parties could be within reach of a power-sharing agreement to allow the 50-50 Senate to officially organize and let Democrats take control of key committees in the chamber.
New Hotness: Riot Selfie
WASHINGTON D.C. - These suspects weren't exactly in hiding. "THIS IS ME," one man posted on Instagram with a hand emoji pointing to himself in a picture of the violent mob descending on the U.S. Capitol. "Sooo we've stormed Capitol Hill lol," one woman texted someone while inside the building.
Plague Of Disney Returns
This week marks the return of live performances at the T-Mobile Center, as Disney On Ice prepares to open a series of 15 shows over eight days beginning Thursday. The ice extravaganza marks the first live events at the center since the pandemic shut down the Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament last March.
Online Learning FAILS
Hybrid learning has become the go-to compromise for Kansas' largest school districts to get students back in classrooms. Districts in Lawrence, Topeka, Olathe and elsewhere rotate students between in-person and online lessons. Kids get physical time in front of a teacher without risking crowded classrooms during the pandemic.
Forecast: Winter Worsens
Today is a Storm Track 5 Weather Alert Day. We are tracking a 90% chance for cold rain this morning for the KC Metro and even a few rumbles. The metro will see a transition to a light winter mix this afternoon through tonight with a high temperature near 37.
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Political Legacy Compared
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - This week's inauguration in Washington is stirring up memories at the Truman Presidential Library in Independence. Harry S. Truman was the 33rd U.S. President to be inaugurated, but his ceremony introduced several key inaugural elements that are still part of the tradition today.
Biz Talks Net Tax
Chambers of Commerce name internet sales tax and prescription drug monitoring among legislative priorities
By John Sharp Missouri may no longer be the only state in the nation not to have a statewide prescription drug monitoring program or one of only two states in the nation not to tax internet sales if the top legislative priorities of the South Kansas City and Grandview Chambers of Commerce are approved this year by the Missouri General Assembly.
Farmers Confront Harsh Times
The final U.S. Department of Agriculture rules on hemp farming appear positive for farmers of the alternative crop, but the industry is still looking at a few years before it finds some stability. Hemp faced fierce opposition for decades because of its relation to marijuana, even though the plant carries a fraction of the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis that gives a high.
Kansas Low On Cash
Kansas is a bargain for those wanting to be among the top 1%, study finds - Kansas City Business Journal
It's easier to be financially elite in Kansas, according to a study that calculates what it takes to be in the top 1% of net worth in each state. In Kansas, someone needs a personal net worth of $912,709 to be in the top 1%, according to the study by Windfall Data Inc.
Show-Me Vaxx Plan
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Mike Parson activated the Missouri National Guard to help vaccinate millions of Missourians. Parson revealed more of his plan Tuesday. "I have activated the Missouri National Guard to assist in establishing and staffing mass COVID-19 vaccination and targeted vaccination sites," Parson said in a Facebook post.
Kansas Cure Stalls
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas governor's top advisor for COVID-19 coordination says the vaccination process is moving too slowly. Dr. Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH, spoke with 13 NEWS Eye on Northeast Kansas about the process Monday. It has been a frustrating roll out of the vaccine at almost every level and that includes states," she said.
Missouri Wins Worst
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new study finds Missouri is the worst state for how many COVID-19 shots have been given, with only about 4% of the population vaccinated. Debra McArthur is recently retired, but the 65-year-old's golden days aren't exactly what she imagined so far.
School’s Out Forever
LARA: BREAKING NEWS, STUDENTS WILL FINISH THIS SCHOOL YEAR TWO WEEKS EARLIER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED. THE SCHOOL BOARD VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO MAKE THIS CHANGE TONIGHT. STUDENTS WILL NOW FINISH THE SCHOOL YEAR ON MAY 27 INSTEAD OF JUNE 10. GRADUATION DATES HAVE ALSO BEEN MOVED UP.
Kansas Needs College Cash
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - University students in Kansas could get the opportunity to have their first two years of college paid for with scholarship funds proposed in a new Senate bill. Lawmakers held a hearing in a Senate Education committee Monday to discuss Senate Bill 43 .
Chiefs Frontline Takes Hit
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed Monday that starting left tackle Eric Fisher is done for the season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon.During a play in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship game against the Buffalo Bills, Fisher went down with what appeared to be a leg injury while blocking for quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Artists Fight For Funds
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Giant hearts attached to street poles will line a roughly one-mile stretch of Winner Road and Lexington Avenue in Independence, Missouri, throughout the month of February as part of the annual HeART 2 HeART Connection fundraiser. The hearts connect the Englewood Station Arts District with Independence Square.
Royal Votes Encouraged
The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the Class of 2021 on January 26 at 5 p.m. CT on MLB Network. Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens have the best chance of getting in, but according to Ryan Thibodaux's ballot tracker, no one is on track to get in right now.
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