Kansas City Midweek News Package: 'Kill Shot' Crisis & COVID Slap Fight Cont'd

This morning hottie Jordan and her hot take on holiday consumerism inspires this peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Here's the TKC collection . . .

Suspected Vandal Caught On Camera After Sacrilege

Caught on camera: Kansas City church hoping video will help identify thief

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri church that was robbed three months ago was hit again this past Sunday. But this time the thief was caught on tape and the church needs the public's help identifying him.

More Westport Tribute

'Our quiet, rock star': Family, friends remember pedestrian killed in Kansas City firetruck crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New details are unfolding concerning the victims of a firetruck crash in Westport last week. The family of one victim spoke to FOX4 about the details of that night. Relatives of 41-year-old Tami Knight describe her as a caring and funny person.

Show-Me Sen. Hawley Exposed?!?

Missouri Auditor accused of wrongly disclosing confidential information in Josh Hawley audit

Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway faces accusations by a state agency that she impermissibly disclosed confidential information in an audit of former Attorney General Josh Hawley in 2020. The Missouri State Board of Accountancy filed a complaint on Dec. 15 requesting permission from the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission to take disciplinary action against Galloway.

Big Tech Sets Up Shop

Google buys more land in KC's Northland for possible data center development

After more than two years of quiet, Google might be feeling lucky about a potential large scale data center development in Kansas City's Northland. As Shalerock LLC, the international web search giant and primary unit of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) since August 2019 has owned 78.9 acres within Hunt Midwest Business Center, northeast of Parvin Road and Arlington Avenue.

Fight Against The Skim

Do this one thing to avoid becoming a victim of theft at gas pumps

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you're hitting the road and traveling this holiday season, there's a simple trick to protect yourself from thieves. It's also something the Clay County, Missouri Sheriff is warning about after a county employee fell victim.

Downsize For Better Health

OnlyFans star: 'My fake breasts poisoned me and I thought I was dying'

A boob job is practically a prerequisite in Karmen Karma's line of work - but the OnlyFans model and porn star now says hers nearly "poisoned" her to death. The 30-year-old brunette bombshell opted to upgrade her already medically enhanced 34F breasts in 2018.

Prez Confronts Plague

With warning for unvaccinated, Biden lays out plan to fight surging Omicron

U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday more federal vaccination and testing sites to tackle a surge in COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant, and said 500 million free at-home rapid tests will be available to Americans starting in January.

Talker Comforts MAGA

Bill O'Reilly: I Had to Console Trump After MAGA Fans Booed Him for Getting Vaccine Booster

Bill O'Reilly has revealed that he had to console Donald Trump after he was booed by his own supporters for getting a vaccine booster shot. Trump told MAGA fans that he'd had his COVID-19 booster during Sunday's final stop on the "History Tour" he co-headlined with the disgraced ex-Fox News star.

Top Doc Prescribes Cancellation For Sketchy 'Kill Shot' Talking Points

Fauci calls for Fox News host to be fired 'on the spot' for 'kill shot' comments

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday said that Fox News host Jesse Watters should be fired for using violent language at a conservative conference to encourage attendees to ambush him in hopes of creating a viral moment.


Biden, Democrats face grim findings in 2 new polls

President Biden and congressional Democrats are getting less done in Washington than a plurality of voters expected, according to a new poll. Meanwhile, a separate poll released this week shows Biden's approval rating reaching the lowest point of his presidency.

Plagued By Worsening Stats

U.S. death rate soared 17% in 2020, final CDC mortality report concludes

Death rates for Americans ages 15 and older rose sharply in 2020, hitting Black and Hispanic Americans the hardest, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Omicron infections appear no less severe than Delta; COVID-19 lowers sperm count, motility

Dec 20 (Reuters) - The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

Boosted By Troops

US Army 'close to developing vaccine' against all Covid variants and coronaviruses

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Bat Dance Remembered

After death threats, Dr. Alina Chan doubles down on COVID-19 origin theory

Dr. Alina Chan has seen her work called a " farce" by the New Republic and "goofy" by Texas A&M head of biology Benjamin Neuman. China's government-run Global Times newspaper maintained that she had "filthy behavior and a lack of basic academic ethics." Readers of the article noted Chan's Chinese heritage and called her a "race traitor."


If Nicki Minaj can get naked why not me? Porn star Kendra Sunderland slams hypocrites

Porn star Kendra Sunderland, popularly known as 'Library Girl', has slammed the hypocrisy of Instagram deleting her several times for posting racy pictures, while allowing pop stars like Nicki Minaj get away with it. In an opinion piece for The Daily Beast, the porn star wrote how she either got suspended or shadow banned frequently on the platform.

Celeb Fear X-Mas Showdown

Kim's man Pete is 'nervous' about run-in with Kanye at Christmas Eve party

KIM Kardashian's boyfriend Pete Davidson is "nervous" about a run-in with her ex Kanye West at her family's Christmas Eve bash after the rapper was also invited, The Sun can report. The new couple have been spending a lot of time together amid her divorce, and were spotted in Los Angeles on Tuesday after a steamy weekend together in his native Staten Island, New York.

More Deets On Local Vanilla

Bananas, beer and beef: Price Chopper reveals Kansas City's favorite items

by: Brianna Lanham Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Citians are simple and safe when it comes to their taste in grocery items. Price Chopper, a Kansas City-based grocer, tallied annual sales across its 52 locally owned stores to find out what foods Kansas City area residents purchased the most this year in six different categories: ice cream, beer, soda, snack, produce and steak.

Housing Hobos In The Cold

'We can't close': Shelters in Kansas City work to protect less fortunate from COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - No matter what, there is always a seat at the table at Shelter KC and City Union Mission in Kansas City, Missouri. "We are an emergency crisis shelter," Eric Burger, executive director at Shelter KC said.

Check Close Knit Community 

Retired teacher crochets gifts of warmth for thousands of children

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's rare to see Joni Brown without crochet hooks and yarn in her hand. "There are actual mornings where I wake up and I think, 'I can't wait to crotchet,'" Brown said. "You know, brush my teeth, get dressed and just start crocheting."

Local Breakfast Food Celebrated

Boggie Otgonbayar and Johnny Chen are putting a lot of love into their doughnuts

When Boggie Otgonbayar and her husband, Johnny Chen, had the chance to purchase Mr. D's Donut Shop from Johnny's godparents in October 2018, they jumped on the opportunity to take over Shawnee's classic doughnut shop on 75th street.

Balmy Christmas Week Begins

A warm holiday weekend approaches


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