Kansas City 2021 Christmas News Gathering: Let's Go Brandon & More Cheer!!!

Right now we realize that some of our locals might be spending the day alone or looking at their phone in order to avoid saying something rude.

Accordingly, we share fond memories of X-mas past with hottie Brit babes along with pop culture, community news and top headlines . . . Check-it . . .

Heartland Generosity Shines For Christmas 2021

Study: Charity donations up 44% in Kansas during pandemic, 19% in Missouri

by: Brianna Lanham Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. ( WDAF) - With all of the labor shortages and economic strife accompanied by the pandemic, one might forgive people for closing their wallets and looking out for themselves.

Tragedy Aftermath This Week

I-70 crash victim fighting for his life after 4-car wreck that caused military Humvee to crash through barrier

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- A Bonner Springs man critically injured in a crash Tuesday involving four vehicles and a military Humvee on I-70 is now fighting for his life at KU Hospital, battling injuries to his heart, spleen, lungs and ribs.

Local Tradition Endures

Kansas City COVID-19 testing, vaccination site in high demand for holiday season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic in Kansas says it has seen high demand for the holiday season. Alan DeFever, pharmacist, owns and runs Rapid Covid Now in Overland Park. With positive cases rising and hospitals voicing concerns, he says people have turned to testing.

Question Of Life & Death Emerges

Women across the Midwest and South are coming to Kansas for abortions. That could end next year

Over the past two years, Kansas has become an unlikely sanctuary for people across the Midwest and South who need abortions. But whether it remains a refuge will largely depend on decisions the U.S. Supreme Court and Kansas voters make next summer.

Show-Me Paperwork Consequences

Missouri board moves to discipline Galloway for Hawley audit

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - An accounting oversight board filed a complaint against Missouri's Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway this month over critical audits of Sen. Josh Hawley's use of public money while he was state attorney general. The Missouri Board of Accountancy has been threatening to discipline Galloway, a Democrat, for months over the audit of Hawley, a Republican.

Fired Up About Payout

Ex-KCK firefighter still owed millions from discrimination case

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Lucy Pinder's sexiest ever snaps as she turns 38 from lads' mags to lingerie

Lucy Pinder, who is today celebrating her 38th birthday (December 20), has built her career as a model after she was spotted by a photographer in 2003. She is best known for being a glamour model, TV personality and actress with roles in Me, Myself & Di, Sharknado 5 and Age of Kill.

Prez Falls For Meme

Biden says 'I agree' when dad drops 'Let's Go, Brandon' on NORAD Santa call

President Biden got a visit from a Christmas troll Friday when a father participating in the annual White House NORAD Santa-tracking call used the phrase "Let's Go Brandon," the slangy stand-in for "F- Joe Biden."

MAGA Takes Practice

Trump kept having to retape his video telling fans to leave the Capitol riot, which may explain his 187-minute silence during the attack, Jan. 6 committee chair says

Trump was silent for more than three hours after his supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. The Jan. 6 committee is trying to understand why Trump took so long to speak to his supporters. Rep. Bennie Thompson said Trump had to retape his video telling them to leave as he wouldn't say the "right thing."

Meet The New Boss

10 Democrats who could run in 2024 if Biden doesn't

The 2022 midterm elections are less than a year away, but questions are already being raised about what the Democratic ticket will look like in 2024. On top of that, Biden is facing a stalled agenda on Capitol Hill, declining approval ratings and a continuing pandemic.

American Fashion Statement

21 Masks That Capture the Politics of 2021

It's been an eventful year to say the least. But when historians look back on images of all that's happened, it'll be easy to place 2021 in the Covid era if only for the ubiquity of one particular item of apparel.

Nation Grounded For Christmas

Thousands of flights scrapped globally as Omicron mars Christmas weekend

NEW YORK, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Global airline carriers canceled more than 3,000 flights over the Christmas weekend, the FlightAware website said, as a spike in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant piled on misery for travelers.


'Omicron' could cause 140 MILLION new infections from January to March

Researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said Omicron could cause about 140 million new COVID infections from January to March Infections were expected to peak at 2.8 million new daily cases on January 28 Omicron would eventually infect about 60 percent of all Americans But the majority

COVID Diet For Santa

The surprising new Omicron symptom that you might notice at Christmas dinner

A new Omicron COVID symptom could first alert you to infection as you sit down for Christmas dinner. The super infectious strain is spreading at a rapid rate and hundreds of thousands more people will test positive over the holiday.

Christmas Lift Off

Lift off: Nasa's $10billion James Webb Space Telescope launches

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has lifted off from European Space Agency's base in French Guiana The $10 billion telescope had already faced months of delays because of the country's rainy season Launch date was set for Christmas Day at 7:20AM ET (12:20 GMT) at European Space Agency's Spaceport Detachment

No Rest For Pr0n On XXX-Mas

Meet stunning adult actresses hoping to get on Santa's naughty list this year

Christmas is almost here - and it's safe to say we're all pumped for it. The past couple of years have been difficult to say the least, but the festive period will bring us all together. Of course there are restrictions in parts of the world although the majority of us plan to have a better Christmas than last year.

Gamers Hype Home Team

Madden Simulation: Chiefs-Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium

The Kansas City Chiefs are in first place coming into Week 16 as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon. Before the real thing gets started, we simulated the matchup in the EA Universe. There was an odd feel and sense to the Chiefs offense during this one, with Travis Kecle and Tyreek Hill out on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Holiday Health Check

Young stroke survivor shares story, issues warning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Strokes can be deadly. Amanda Berry, 33, survived a stroke this fall but spent weeks working to regain the use of her left arm. She said it all started with a pounding headache.

Local Tribute Endures

Pedestrian killed in fire truck collision remembered for positive outlook

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - When Tami Knight came to Club Pilates in Liberty, she brought stories of adventure and a spirit of kindness. "When you saw her on the list for the class, it was something to look forward to," said Patrick Copley, the Pilates studio's owner.

Rock Chack Retrofitted

KC area man becomes first person in Kansas to receive 3D-printed pelvis

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- A first of its kind surgery at the University of Kansas Health system is giving a local man a second shot at life. The history making procedure could provide hope for some cancer patients in the metro. Curt and Alicia Melin just recently moved to Lone Jack, MO from Overland Park, KS.

Katie Shares Happy Forecast

A merry, and warm, Christmas is here


White Christmas Sung by The Drifters. Cartoon by Joshua Held is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.