For our early morning readers, we want to try and make our erratic posting schedule this week with this informative list of mostly community news with only a bit of pop culture, and global headlines thrown in . . . Check-it:Kansas City Church Prays For Peace Among Neighbors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's the latest turn in an ongoing church vandalism case. After months of broken windows and even an attempted arson case, police made an arrest Wednesday night at South Broadland Presbyterian Church. Police arrested 24-year-old Chidera Okolo who was charged with assault and armed criminal action.
Deadly Blaze Aftermath
Neighbors mourn, investigators work to learn more about Blue Springs fire that killed 3-year-old boy
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - A deadly fire at a an apartment building on NW Vesper claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy on Friday . Investigators from the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office were on the scene of that fire on Friday evening, trying to determine the cause.
Rock Chalk Funding
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican lawmakers in Kansas advanced a new proposal Friday to put $450 million in COVID-19 relief funds from the federal government into the state's unemployment program to help cover losses from fraudulent claims. GOP members of the House commerce committee included the measure in a bill aimed at overhauling the unemployment system and giving lawmakers more control over an upgrade of computers at the state's Department of Labor.
Show-Me Vaxx Frustration
MU Health Care opened a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in the Walsworth Club at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Mo. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Photo courtesy of MU Health Care) Darlene Davis has been searching for an available vaccine appointment in the Kansas City area at least three times a day.
Fight For $15 Endures Amongst Democratic Party Majority
Senate Democrats are racing to finalize a new tax provision that would penalize large companies that pay low wages. The move comes after Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled Thursday night that a $15 minimum wage hike cannot be included in the Senate COVID relief package, which is currently being pushed through the chamber through a process known as budget reconciliation.
Former Prez Trump Triumphs Over GOP Faithful
ORLANDO - This year's Conservative Political Action Conference often looks like the Donald Trump Political Action Conference, an alliance of interests that will permeate the Republican Party for years. Roaming the convention space of a luxury hotel near Disney World, CPAC delegates wear Make America Great Again hats and display Trump pins.
Prez Biden Warns Fight Against COVID Not Yet Complete
President Biden warned Friday that the rise of COVID-19 variants could lead to a surge in cases in the coming weeks, even as his administration makes progress on its goal of administering 100 million vaccine doses in its first 100 days in office.
Gaga Doggie Style Comeback
News World Americas The singer's two French bulldogs have been recovered after being stolen Lady Gaga 's two French bulldogs, which were stolen by thieves, have been safely returned to the singer, police have confirmed. A woman brought the dogs into a Los Angeles police station at around 6pm local time on Friday, after a dog walker was shot and wounded earlier in the week.
Pop Hit Redux
Ava Max turns back the clock more than two decades on "My Head & My Heart," her exuberant, club-thumping ode to romantic conflict. Sonically, the single ― a standout on Max's 2020 debut album, " Heaven & Hell" ― delivers a throwback vibe, thanks to well-interpolated groove lifted from ATC's 1999 Eurodance classic, " Around the World (La La La La La)."
Kansas City Turnaround
Ten years ago, Scott Ernest was living in Kalispell, Montana, where he openly wore a swastika around his neck as part of a white nationalist hate group. After leaving the group, he co-founded Hands of Eir, a platform that helps LGBTQ+ people escape from the world of hate and white supremacy.
Cowtown Dancing Clips Inspire
Last June as the pandemic was raging, many local performers and artists found themselves gainfully unemployed. The talented squad at the Kansas City Ballet were no exception. "The dancers had been in quarantine due to Covid for about four months," says Tempe Ostergren, a dance instructor and retired dancer.
Still Winter On Saturday
Skies will remain fair this evening and mostly clear through the overnight hours while a southwesterly breeze holds temperatures in the 40s through the middle evening hours. A few clouds will gather toward daybreak as temperatures fall to just above freezing to begin the day.
Ava Max - My Head & My Heart is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.