We start this "love weekend" inspired by celebrity sisters sharing a bit of closeness in order to promote their corporate brand of skivvies. And all of THAT leads us to this collection of community news, pop culture and top headlines.Kansas City Box Store Plague Cure Finally Arrives
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The long-awaited vaccine has finally arrived at one of the metro's largest retailers. Five Walmart locations on the Missouri side of the state line, as well as three in the metro's Kansas regions, began vaccinating customers on Friday morning. Customers that FOX4 spoke with said the vaccines arrived at a crucial time.
Life Lesson Comeback & Uniform Masks Announced
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When and how to re-open schools and return students to in-person learning has been at the center of debate for months. "I want to be clear, with the release of this operational strategy, CDC is not mandating that schools reopen," Dr. Rochelle P.
Cold Weather Worries
Fire departments are reminding people to make sure they have a working carbon monoxide detector, especially on brutally cold nights.It's a call the Overland Park Fire Department trains for constantly.
Sweet Treat So That Product Placement Disappears
All this comes as the reality star continues to deal with her "split" from Kanye West. The famous mogul is preparing for quite the Valentine's Day as she shared a behind-the-scenes look at an upcoming campaign for her SKIMS Fits Everybody collection for the special love holiday.
Newsie Slap Fight Exposed
"I Will Destroy You": Biden Aide Threatened a Politico Reporter Pursuing a Story on His Relationship
A White House official tried to quash a story about his relationship with a reporter by issuing threats and using derogatory language to another reporter pursuing it, according to two sources familiar with the incident. In a sympathetic profile Monday, People revealed that White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo is dating Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond, who covered the Joe Biden campaign.
FORMER PREZ TRUMP STAYS WINNING RIGGED TRIAL!!!
It's not lost on historians that Donald Trump's impeachment trial acquittal will fall on Presidents' Day weekend, a holiday celebrating the examples set by America's first president, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln, who held the republic together through civil war and ended slavery.
Betting The Farm
At best, Republicans could use their votes to avert the impending cliff as leverage to notch GOP policy wins in negotiations later this year. At worst, they could let the cuts set in as punishment to Democrats for using the reconciliation tool to negate GOP input as the majority party pushes to advance Biden's package with just 51 votes in the Senate.
Former 1st Lady Fumes
While former President Donald Trump watches his second impeachment trial unfold, Melania Trump spends most of her time post-White House relaxing at the spa and staying out of the fray.
Since releasing her sophomore album Future Nostalgia to chart-topping sales last March, Dua Lipa has barely paused to take her foot off the gas. Whether it was the follow-up remix album Club Future Nostalgia, featuring cameos from Madonna and Missy Elliott, or the thrilling Studio 2054 livestream concert that debuted in November to a record-breaking audience of 5 million people, Lipa has been keeping her fans almost as busy as she is.
Meet Sauce Bosses
Courtney Hall and Cruz Barnas worked in the live entertainment industry for years in production before being laid off at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a few months of uncertainty, they started a hot sauce company and found the new passion has led to a new career.
Cold Night Recap
PARKVILLE, Mo. - Hundreds of Evergy customers in Parkville were without power Friday night as single-digit temperatures gripped the region. Evergy's outage map showed just over 2,000 customers were affected, as of 8 p.m. The outage appeared to affect people who live near Interstate 435 and Highway 45. As of 9:15 p.m.
KANSAS CITY CHILLS!!!
Hide Transcript Show Transcript EVERYTHING. HE IS SO INTERACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. WE ARE LOOKING DOWNTOWN. IT IS NICE AND QUIET. IT IS NOT SNOWING. IT IS SUPERCOLD. ONE BELOW AND IT FEELS LIKE IT AT 21 BELOW. OUR NORTH WIND IS BLOWING AT 15 MILES AN HOUR.
Dua Lipa - We're Good is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.
Keep going for more local links . . .Celebrate Former Kansas Coach By Helping Good Cause
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs fans, others around the NFL, and loved ones are grieving the loss of former coach Marty Schottenheimer, who died earlier this week . He had Alzheimer's and passed away on Monday, he was first diagnosed in 2014.
Booze Biz Booms
Destination whiskey: A newly bottled West Bottoms distillery sees KC barreling toward old fashioned fame
"The more distilleries, the more Kansas City is going to get recognized for [its whiskey]," said Michael Hopkins of West Bottoms Whiskey, acknowledging local leaders in liquor like J. Rieger & Co. and Tom's Town. "I think the general consensus is that there's room for everyone."
More Deets On Local Tragedy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A was started for an Independence couple who died of COVID-19 the same night - and in the same room - on Wednesday. According to the GoFundMe page, Teri and Doug Cook both contracted the virus in the first week of February.
Kansas Vaxx Coming Soon
MISSION, Kan. (AP) - Kansas is anticipating getting 90,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine next week, double what the state was receiving just two weeks ago, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Friday. As of Friday, 9.4% of the state's population had been vaccinated, with 273,428 people receiving at least the first of two required doses, state health data showed.
Helpful Pupper Payout
Ziwi USA Inc. officials reported in early February that it will cover all dog adoption fees at Kansas City Pet Project (KC Pet Project), a nonprofit animal shelter based in Kansas City, Mo.
Chiefs Rebuilding Underway
As Patrick Mahomes' contract grows, the Kansas City Chiefs' team-building strategies need to change. Over the past two years, the Chiefs have heavily invested in the present when building out their roster. Resulting in a Super Bowl win and another Super Bowl appearance, it's hard to argue against this strategy - up to this point.
Hope Springs Eternal
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals have released their revised spring training schedule days after releasing their regular season schedule. The Royals open against the Texas Rangers, the same team they face in their regular season opener. This will be the club's 19th spring training to be hosted in Surprise, AZ.
History Flying High
Jeffrey Penfield helped pave the way for Naval aviation by testing, leading Blue Angels jets in combat
Crowning KC BBQ King
For more stories like this one, subscribe to A People's History of Kansas City on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. One of the first things you should know about Henry Perry is that he was equal parts pitmaster and entrepreneur. To many, the reason for his success was simple: He knew how to smoke barbecue better than anybody.
A new shoe store is open at 55th Street and Troost Avenue. But it's not just any shoe store. It's owned, designed and operated by inner-city youth.The store is called One Pair. Its motto is that everyone deserves one pair of good shoes."We got Nike, Adidas, Jordans, even shoes you never heard of.
The other day I was perusing the baseball corner of the internet, as one does when one is an editor at a baseball website, and I saw the phrase "Fantasy Baseball." What the phrase meant was, you know, the activity of fantasy baseball, of accruing fake points with real players in fake games for real money.
Teaching Kansas City Legacy
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - If your child doesn't know the story of Negro Leagues baseball legend John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil, a teacher in Overland Park is hoping to change that. Kristy Nerstheimer is a teacher with the Shawnee Mission School District.
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