There's a lot to consider this evening as we're inspired by Maddy's casual promo hotness whilst we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.Kansas City Scammers Abound
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's no shock utility payments are a concern after the recent cold weather and the power companies are warning people they're hearing about more scams. Utility companies, like Evergy and Kansas City, Kansas Board of Public Utilities, said scammers are calling customers posing as legitimate utility companies.
KC COVID Contemplation
Like many people in March 2020, the owners at downtown Kansas City printing company MPress thought the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic would be over in a few weeks or months."When it started we really did not know the magnitude," said Ralph Myers, who started MPress with his wife and son 20 years ago.
JoCo Road Worries
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Overland Park City Council voted, 10-2, to approve two bids totaling $3.1 million for chip sealing, as several residents urged members to find a new method for street repair. "I was running down our street. I just lost my footing," 11-year-old Avery Allen, who lives in Overland Park, said.
Savage Promo Tonight
In response to all of her Instagram posts, many of Madison's followers love to mention her first major movie role in The Game Plan, which saw her starring alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. She was a child star on the rise at the time, but she would eventually put her family-friendly past behind her by appearing in the raunchy comedy American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules.
NYT COVERS GUV REQUEST FOR KISSES!!!
Harassment Claims Against Cuomo The young woman's account follows two separate accusations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed two female state employees. Anna Ruch had never met Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo before encountering him at a crowded New York City wedding reception in September 2019. Her first impression was positive enough.
American Class War Starts
A slew of Democrats on Capitol Hill - including progressives Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. - on Wednesday proposed a 3% total annual tax on wealth exceeding $1 billion. They also called for a lesser, 2% annual wealth tax on the net worth of households and trusts ranging from $50 million to $1 billion.
GOP Fights For 15?!?
"It is a more durable solution if it's 60 votes," Coons said on Monday after a couple of "very preliminary" weekend discussions with Republicans on raising the wage. Republicans "realize it's got to be raised," said Sen. Angus King (I-Maine). "There are three principle pieces: The number, the phase-in and the tipped wage.
Retail Replacement Fight
An Amazon employee filed a lawsuit Monday accusing the tech giant of deliberately paying her and other Black employees less than their White counterparts, becoming the latest on a growing list of current and former Amazon workers to accuse the company of systemic racism.
Gaga Doggie Style Exposed
After being snatched in an armed robbery last Wednesday, Lady Gaga's stolen French Bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, were returned unharmed to Los Angeles police. Her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, however, remains hospitalized, having been shot in the chest while two suspects allegedly took the singer's pets.
Kansas City Hipsters Still Mourn Concerts
We're running a limited series of articles here at The Pitch called "One Year Out." A few of us spoke to the last bands that we saw play live... on the one-year anniversary of that concert. Your friendly neighborhood editor Brock Wilbur saw Murder By Death in Lawrence.
EPIC Last Call
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- An Overland Park police officer is retiring after 34 years on the force, and his final call was an emotional one. "I'm going 10-7 for the last time in 34 years. I love you guys. Be safe," Officer Andy Black said. "581.
Forecast For Tuesday
Hide Transcript Show Transcript BAD AT ALL GOOD FOR A WHILE NEXT FEW HOURS. JUST NEED THAT JACKET, ESPECIALLY AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN SEVEN O'CLOCK TEMPERATURE 44 BY 9 WILL BE AT 37 WITH CLEAR SKIES LOW TEMPERATURES THOUGH. WILL STILL BOTTOM OUT BELOW FREEZING. THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN FOR QUITE SOME TIME.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .