We're coming down to the wire for another Christmas amid COVID. However, the pandemic isn't the only danger lurking in the shadows.

To wit . . .


What's disappointing is that local and national news outlets are much more interesting in hyping the pandemic rather than more practical concerns and threats that are far more random and personal. 

Accordingly . . .

The news is out there but downplayed. 

And so we've ripped a few headlines to share in order to keep our blog community better informed whilst everybody is else is forced to endure happy talk or manufactured partisan outrage.

Read more via news links . . .

KCPD looking for group of women involved in "grab and run" robbery

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is searching for a group of women who committed a large "grab and run" robbery at an area beauty supply store.Police said the incident happened Monday night around 7:30 p.m. at the Ulta Beauty off North Madison Avenue in Kansas City.Investigators said a group of seven women came into the store and began adding items to baskets.

Clerk at Ulta tried to stop 7 people from robbing store, had taser pointed at her

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- On Monday evening, a clerk at Ulta Beauty who tried to stop seven people from robbing the store on N. Madison had what appeared to be a taser pointed at her. No surveillance photos are currently available, but police do know what happened.

KCPD investigates armed robbery after online sale of video game console turns violent with shots fired

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City police are investigating an armed robbery after shots were fired during what witnesses described as an online sale gone wrong. Just before 3:30PM Wednesday afternoon, police were called to a parking lot near Bannister Road and I-435.

Suspected shoplifters target Northland store, threaten worker with taser

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Holiday shopping turned into something that resembled a Hollywood movie at a store in the Northland. Kansas City police say they are investigating a suspected shoplifting that happened Monday evening, Dec. 20.

Olathe police look for help on armed carjackings

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- Olathe police are looking for the public's help on two unsolved armed carjackings from this week. Officers responded Wednesday at 9:41 p.m. to West 119th Street, just east of Renner Boulevard, in reference to the first carjacking. The victim said two men came up to him and demanded his vehicle.

Mental and behavioral health experts provide coping tips on social burnout during the holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time for many people as endless social and financial obligations overwhelm day-to-day commitments. A 2014 study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness showed 64 percent of people with mental illness report that holidays make their conditions worse.

Developing . . . AND STAY SAFE OUT THERE!!!