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Check-it . . .Kansas City Heat Turns Deadly
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- The Kansas City Health Department is investigating a suspected heat-related death in the city. The Jackson County Medical Examiner informed the health department of the suspect death. The health department only said the victim was a man born in 1980.
Hope/Hype Amid Bad News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Big changes are coming to Kansas City's West Bottoms and Kansas City, Kansas' Armourdale neighborhood. A bridge between the two is becoming quite the attraction. In about a year-and-a-half, developers say the Rock Island Bridge will no longer be in a dark and empty part of town, but will instead have music, good food and a lot of adventure.
Show-Me Fear & Loathing
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus ravages the state of Missouri, some are concerned hospitals won't be ready for the influx of patients. Springfield has recently become known as the epicenter of the virus, with cases rapidly increasing and the vaccination rate remaining low.
Reviewing EPIC Team Sommer
Sommer Ray was born in 1996. The 24-year old Instagram sensation and fitness influencer was home-schooled for the better part of her childhood. Coming from a family of fitness enthusiasts, it only seemed natural that she would follow the same career path her parents did.
Cash News More Important Than Politics Or Plague
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday held its benchmark interest rate near zero and said the economy continues to progress despite concerns over the pandemic spread. As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee concluded its two-day meeting by keeping interest rates in a target range near zero.
Speaker Denounces GOP Leader
The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, on Wednesday heaped disdain on the Republican minority leader's criticism of Congress's new mask requirement - a reversal of policy that reflected growing number of cases and fears about the highly-transmissible Covid-19 Delta variant at the Capitol.
Today's Big Deal
subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast Bipartisan Senate negotiators say they have reached a deal on an infrastructure package and a procedural vote on the measure is expected to take place Wednesday evening. Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman told reporters the group reached agreement on the major issues and were still working on legislative text.
In Defense Of A Mental Health Day
Fox News host Dagen McDowell pushed back on Wednesday against Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance's assertion that superstar gymnast Simone Biles' withdrawal from Olympic events over mental-health concerns shouldn't be seen as heroic, declaring that Biles "deserves praise up and down all day long until the end of time."
R.I.P. LEGENDARY ROCK OUT!!!
ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, who played with the Texas blues rock trio for over 50 years, has died at age 72. "We are saddened by the news today that our compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, Texas," surviving members Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard said in a statement.
Training Day Starts Amid Surge
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - After last year's closed practices due to COVID-19, season ticket holders joined the fun at the Kansas City Chiefs training camp once again Wednesday. Camp will be open to the general public on Thursday, but things will look different than years past.
Ladies Learn To Code
The world would be a better place if Big Tech employed more women and non-binary folks, and LaunchCode wants to help them acquire a share of the thousands of high-wage jobs that sit unfilled in the wake of the pandemic.
Oppressive Kansas City Heat Cont’d
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