Tonight's quick peek at some of the top headlines on our mind tonight . . .
As we continue thawing out from last week's cold blast, you may start noticing an unwelcome sight more often on your daily commute - potholes.After the brutal two-week stretch of winter weather, Kansas City metro area road crews are jumping into pothole repair.In Kansas City, Missouri, public works has already received more than 400 requests through 3-1-1 to fill potholes around the city.Pothole crews have been scattered around the city this week and are getting a jump start on that work.
Tragic Crash Aftermath
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A man who died in a Sunday night car crash was found in his car Wednesday morning in Kansas City, Kansas. KCK police officers responded around 11:40 a.m. to the 6100 of Riverview Avenue to check the report of a vehicle in a creek bed, according to a police department news release.
Local Secret Vaxx Talk
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first meeting of the Kansas City Vaccination Task Force did not yield much information for the public. Members went into closed session almost as soon as the meeting started on Wednesday afternoon. What is known is that the city is partnering with both Walmart and the YMCA of Greater Kansas [...]
Freebie Mask Coming Soon
Why it matters: The initiative comes nearly a year after Trump administration health officials first internallyexplored whether to send masks toevery American in hopes of slowing the virus' spread - an idea that was rejected at the time. Public health experts have since pushed for reviving the concept as a way of reaching underserved communities and emphasizing the importance of mask wearing.
Republicans Fight Over Former Prez Trump
Liz Cheney contradicted Kevin McCarthy on whether Trump has a role with the GOP. Former President Donald Trump and his future with the GOP was the subject of an awkward clash Wednesday between two House Republican leaders.
Prez Biden Announces EPIC H-1B Comeback
President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a Trump-era ban on legal immigration for family members of U.S. citizens and residents, as well as diversity visa lottery recipients. In a statement, Biden said former President Donald Trump's order blocking green card applicants and temporary foreign workers "does not advance the interests of the United States."
Mr. Postman Trolls
Louis DeJoy had a defiant message on Wednesday for those craving to see him ousted as U.S. Postmaster General: "Get used to me." The comment came after Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) asked the embattled U.S. Postal Service chief how long he would remain as Postmaster General-"long time," DeJoy spat back-during a Wednesday hearing in the House Oversight Committee.
MSM Silence On Scandal
ABC, CBS, NBC avoid explosive sexual harassment claims against Andrew Cuomo on evening news broadcasts
The three major broadcast networks joined CNN and MSNBC Wednesday in avoiding mention of sexual harassment claims against Democratic New York Gov.
Kiss & Tell Pop Star Earns Social Media #MeToo Shame
People Are Calling Out John Mayer For His Comments On Male Privilege After His Treatment Of Jessica Simpson And Taylor Swift
"I almost cried five times." "I came out OK... I have a very strong feeling that part of that is because I'm a man," he continued. "And I have a very strong feeling that a lot of these things that happen to female performers is endemic to being female."
Rebuilding Front Line
Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Mitch Schwartz is having surgery on Wednesday, he announced via his official Twitter account. Injury Update: I'm getting surgery today. I was hoping to recover enough to get back for playoffs/Super Bowl but that didn't happen. It's time to address the issue.
Kansas City Hand Up Today
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The owner of Fresh Market donated $30,000 worth of nonperishable foods to two northeast Kansas City organizations. The Gathering Table and Healing House received multiple truckloads of food on Wednesday from the grocery store. Subhi Zaben, Fresh Market manager and the owner's son, said he sees the need in his community.
Slight Warm Up Ahead
Hide Transcript Show Transcript TEMPERATURE TO FALL OFF. 42 IN THE NEXT HOUR. 30'S BY 7:00. BY 9:00 P.M., 35 DEGREES. TOMORROW MORNING, COOLER THAN IT WAS THIS MORNING. PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. AS MENTIONED, LITTLE WIDER. MARSHALL, 26. SAME FOR LAWRENCE. 12 HOUR FORECA, LOOKING IN THOSE 20'S, CLOSE TO FREEZING BY NINE.
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