Kansas City Friday News Look After Disastrous Work Week

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Will Kansas City Finally Flatten The Curve?!?

'We need your help': Kansas City hospitals ask people to take precautions amid COVID-19 spike

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Leaders at hospitals across Kansas City say they are maxed out and need help to manage the surge of COVID-19 patients. They say hospitals across the metro are experiencing an unprecedented demand for ICU and critical care services. Patients with severe COVID-19 cases are adding stress to an already overwhelmed system.

12th & Oak Rent Agenda Debuts

Kansas City Council directs city manager to develop housing needs plan within 6 months

The Kansas City Council is directing City Manager Brian Platt to develop a strategic plan and a community needs assessment over the coming months to address housing insecurity and homelessness. In a pair of resolutions passed Thursday, Platt is tasked with finishing an assessment of the ways taxpayer dollars are currently being spent on service providers within 120 days.

Tragedy Hits Heartland

US Marine from Missouri among service members killed in Afghanistan

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 20-year-old Marine from suburban St. Louis has been identified among 13 U.S. service members killed in Thursday's suicide bombing near the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. Sen. Josh Hawley , a Missouri Republican, and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson are among those who have identified the Marine as Lance Cpl.

Rock Chalk Power Play Payback

Evergy's Kansas customers with solar panels will get refund for unconstitutional fees | Kansas Reflector

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Evergy customers with solar panels on their homes will get refunds in the coming weeks for the unconstitutional charges the electric utility required them to pay. The Kansas Corporation Commission earlier this week approved an order modifying rates for Evergy's customers on the Kansas side of the Kansas City metro, meant to bring solar panel owners there into alignment with the rest of Evergy's Kansas customers.

American Push Back

500 soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, deployed to help Afghan evacuees in US

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Around 500 troops from Fort Riley, Kansas, will be deployed around the United States to help incoming Afghan evacuees. The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley service members will be sent to Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey and Fort Lee in Virginia to support the efforts of task forces located there.

Hottie Tells All

Dan Bilzerian's Ex Lindsey Pelas Shares Truth About His Actual Lifestyle

Dan Bilzerian is known for his pretty wild lifestyle, travelling the world on private jets, drinking the most expensive champagne and partying with a bunch of beautiful women. But is it really as incredible as it looks on social media?

Terror Warning Tonight

Afghanistan live news: US warns citizens at Kabul airport gates to 'leave immediately' due to security threats

British Ministry of Defence warns UK's ability to process any more evacuations now 'extremely reduced'; White House says the next few days of evacuation operation likely to be the most dangerous

Housing Hot Mess Starts Now

Liberal pundits lose it over SCOTUS decision overturning Biden eviction moratorium: 'Cruel, conscienceless'

Liberal media members and pundits reacted angrily to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the federal moratorium on evictions, despite the Biden administration's admitting weeks ago it had no legal standing to extend the moratorium. The nation's highest court voted Thursday in a 6-3 majority to overturn the moratorium, with the court's three liberal-leaning justices dissenting.

Old School Shooter Freedom

RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan gets parole on 16th attempt

Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was granted parole Friday. State prosecutors did not object to his release. The 77-year-old spent 53 years in prison.

Party Probs Confront Prez

House Dem calls Biden's handling of Afghanistan 'f---g disaster'

The Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan has been a "f---g disaster" of "epic proportions," according to Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass. "The thing that everybody needs to understand, even if you completely agree with the Biden administration's decision to withdraw, the way they have handled this has been a total f---g disaster," he said, as reported Thursday by New York Magazine.


These are the US service members killed in the Kabul airport attack

The identities of the 13 US service members who were killed by an ISIS-K suicide bomber outside the Kabul airport while helping to oversee the evacuation of thousands of Americans and Afghan allies have begun to emerge.

Not So Free Press?!?

Reporters blocked from Kamala Harris's remarks to troops at Pearl Harbor without explanation

Media access to Vice President Kamala Harris's address to U.S. troops at Pearl Harbor was suddenly blocked on Thursday. No explanation was given, according to the White House press pool, but the move came hours after two explosions outside the airport in Kabul killed 13 U.S. service members and 60 Afghans during evacuations.

Science Debates Plague Source

One U.S. intel agency believes Covid probably emerged from lab accident in China

WASHINGTON - At least one U.S. intelligence agency believes the Covid-19 virus could have emerged from a lab accident in Wuhan, China, but the U.S. intelligence community remains divided on the origins of the virus, according to a report released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Friday.

Soldier Shut Down

US Marines officer relieved of duties after video demanding accountability over Afghanistan

A US Marine Corps lieutenant colonel who posted a video demanding accountability from military leaders over the evacuation of Afghanistan has been relieved of his duties and will leave US service, the Marines and the officer involved said on Friday.

End Game Winning

Monica Lewinsky Explains Why She Kept the Thong Flashing Scene in 'Impeachment: American Crime Story'

Monica Lewinsky served as a producer on Ryan Murphy's upcoming FX series Impeachment: American Crime Story, and says she asked writers to keep a scene in which she (played by Beanie Feldstein) showed former President Bill Clinton (played by Clive Owen) her thong.

Locals Rolling Again

Kansas City CDL school sees increase in women truck drivers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - According to the American Trucking Associations, the trucking industry saw a shortage of roughly 61,000 drivers in 2019. In an email to KSHB 41 News, ATA stated that shortage is due to a number of reasons: "The first is, because of the pandemic, we had fewer drivers trained.

Local News Casting Success

Anchor goes Hollywood: FOX4 lands role in new Kristen Bell movie 'Queenpins'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When the new Kristen Bell movie, "Queenpins," hits theaters on Sept. 10, some sharp-eyed FOX4 viewers might notice some familiar scenery - and a familiar face. The movie, based on a true story, features Bell as a listless housewife who decides to mastermind a counterfeit coupon ring to the tune of millions.

Show-Me Booze To Go Future

New Missouri laws taking effect: To-go cocktails, COVID liability and police funding

COLUMBIA, Mo. - New Missouri laws including to-go cocktails, coronavirus liability protections for businesses, and penalties for cities that cut police funding go into effect Saturday. Here's an overview of some of the new state laws: Vandalizing "any public monument or structure on public property" will be a felony.

Kansas City Sweet Life Success

Midtown ice cream shop for pups churns out treats, therapeutic 'doggo date' spot for pets, people

Bad days especially call for ice cream, Sherri Corwin said, recalling one of her favorite self-care rituals and the way it became her freshly creamed, 39th Street-scooped startup - a venture that's left tails across the metro wagging for waffle cones.

Sticky Weekend Indeed

Heat, humidity stick around for first part of the weekend


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