Tonight we finish up posting with a bevy of somewhat important news links for the day inspired by troubled pop diva Britney Spears who inspires this glimpse at pop culture, community news and top headlines.Kanas City Rallies To Save Homeless From Cold
Ahead of this weekend's temperature plunge, the Scott Eike Warming Center at the Kansas City Convention Center has doubled its capacity so it can now serve hundreds of people. As temperatures dip dangerously low, demand is spiking at the Scott Eike Warming Center.
Multiple components of an interstate-spanning $300 million mixed-use development in Parkville have seen progress. The initiative by developer Brian Mertz, christened Creekside, occupies three of the four quadrants around the intersection of Interstate 435 and Missouri Highway 45. The lion's share of activity is concentrated at the site's northwest and southeast corners.
Box Store Cure Arrives
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City-area residents on both sides of the state line are frustrated with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. "I'm on lists everywhere and nobody can help me," said Lynette Fisk, who lives in Pleasant Hill. Fisk and her husband, Dale, told 41 Action News they've been experiencing issues getting an appointment, and they're not the only ones.
Britney Spears' battle to remove her father's conservatorship over her estate continued Thursday as a judge denied her father's objections to how her conservatorship will be delegated. Britney Spears filed a petition with the court last year to remove her father and to place a financial institution as the sole conservator over her estate.
GOP Impeachment Chat
A trio of Republican senators allied with former President Donald Trump met with his defense team Thursday evening, in the middle of an impeachment trial in which they will vote on whether to convict Trump and potentially bar him from holding public office again.
PREZ BIDEN WARNS OF MASKS UNTIL NEXT YEAR!!!
President Biden has finalized deals to buy 200 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer and Moderna by the end of July, increasing the likelihood of delivering on his promise to have all Americans inoculated by mid-summer.
Never Trump Party Time?!?
A veteran GOP strategist who was on a major call last week with dozens of former Republican officials from past GOP administrations to discuss forming a break-away conservative party tells Fox News that the discussion was just the first step.
Hottie Against Hate
Actress Olivia Munn has called for an end to the rising anti-Asian hate crimes in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic in an Instagram post. "These hate crimes have spiked since Covid and continue to increase even though we ask for help, even though we ask our fellow Americans to be out raged for us, even though we ask for more mainstream media coverage," Munn said.
Final Note For Jazz Legend
Keyboard virtuoso Chick Corea, who pushed the melodic boundaries of jazz during his five-decade career, has died of a rare form of cancer, his family announced Wednesday. Corea, who was 79, had only recently been diagnosed with the disease before he died on Tuesday.
Elite Weed Goodies Debut
Kansas City master chocolatier Christopher Elbow who's known for his unique chocolate designs and flavors is applying his artistry to medical marijuana.Elbow has a new collaboration with Clovr Cannabis to create artisan chocolates with medical marijuana.The first flavors are citrus, salted vanilla and Italian espresso caramel.The sweets will soon be available in Missouri.
Celebrate Fact Stacks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When Willa Robinson first opened her bookstore, she said it was a new way to channel her hobby of book collecting, but more than 10 years later, it's now the only Black-owned brick-and-mortar bookstore in Kansas City.
KC Deep Freeze Cont’d
A PAY ATTENTION TO THE WEATHER. OF COURSE. YEAH, WE JUST HAVE A NEW ADVISORY THAT HAS BEEN PLACED FOR MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TILL 6:00 OR NOON TOMORROW. FOR WIND CHILLS BEING JUST SO COLD. FORECAST TODAY OUR HIGH WILL HIT 15. THAT'S IT.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now. Keep going for more local links . . .Pool Party Postponed
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Due to forecasted weather conditions on Saturday, the Kansas City Polar Plunge has been postponed to Feb. 27. All of the times and wave information will be the same. The Polar Plunge is an annual event taking place throughout the state of Kansas to raise money for Special Olympics Kansas.
Roll With Chill
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As colder temperatures head our way over the weekend, public transportation vehicles are being prepped for a safe ride. The world doesn't stop in frigid temperatures just like people who need a ride across town. "Customers depend on the bus to be there and its our job to do just that," [...]
Meth Town Warms Up
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- The warming center in Independence at the Sermon Center will remain available through Thursday, Feb. 16. The city says it works with multiple nonprofit groups to ensure that those who use the emergency warming shelter have accommodations overnight as needed.
Suburban Shut Downs Cont’d
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The annual Downtown Days in Lee's Summit will not be held this summer due to safety concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said Thursday that it "is not yet safe" to host the downtown community's largest event, typically held on the first weekend of June.
NextGen Earns Cash
Pipeline's new class of fellows more accurately reflects the real diversity of the Midwest, said startup veteran Dusty Reynolds, introducing a virtual Pipeline audience to 13 entrepreneurs joining the group's elite ranks. "This is an absolutely stacked class," said Reynolds, co-founder of Omaha-based RaceNote, founder of HeavyNote , and Pipeline's 2015 Innovator of the Year.
Kansas Talks Forgiveness
Two bills pending in the Kansas Legislature would slim down penalties for minor drug crimes. Supporters of the lighter sentences contend the changes would give Kansas more reasonable drug laws and carve away at the state's prison population.
Show-Me Deep Dive
University of Missouri scientists have tested about 3,000 wastewater samples from water treatment plants, prisons, veterans homes and colleges and launched an online dashboard that shows where coronavirus concentrations are increasing. The Sewershed Surveillance Project tests the wastewater of 4 million people, or nearly 70% of Missouri's population.
Rock Chalk Vaxx Choice Arrives
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Twenty-two Dillon's pharmacies across the state started giving COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday - but appointments filled quickly. Dillon's says its Manhattan Westloop pharmacy and three Topeka locations will each get about 100 doses for the week. By early Thursday afternoon, all appointments for the next week at all four locations were taken.
Royals Glory Reemerges
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri House endorsed legislation Thursday requiring more regulations for kratom products. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Phil Christofanelli, R-St. Peters, will bar the sale of the product to anyone younger than 18, as well as require sellers to ensure that their products do not contain dangerous substances.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Monarchs signed a former Kansas City Royals World Series hero, Christian Colón. The Monarchs made the announcement Tuesday and said Colon will join the team for its inaugural 2021 season. Royals fans may remember Colón's clutch play during the 2014 and 2015 MLB postseasons.
by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs awarded tight end Travis Kelce with the Derrick Thomas Most Valuable Player award. The award goes to the organization's MVP as voted on by the players and coaches.
Kansas City Heat Fight Tonight
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In this bitter cold, more than a dozen families went four days without heat, water or electricity. The city says the Barbaraworth property in the 500 block of Gladstone has been vacated and anyone staying here is in violation of the fire department's "vacate order" But neighbors fear some tenants have nowhere else to go and could freeze to death if repairs aren't made soon.
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