Kansas City Midweek News Spread: Chiefs Clear COVID Amid Omicron Ordeal

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Cowtown Supplies Running Low

Some KC stores struggle with stock as shipping delays continue

Kansas City-area stores are still feeling the pinch of the pandemic. Some businesses are folding, others struggle to get shipments on time.Snowboards are back in stock at Flatlanders Ski & Snowboard in Mission, Kansas."This has been the worst year as far as shipping goes," said Aileen Chellis, owner of Flatlanders Ski & Snowboard.A shipment of 20 boxes arrived three months late.

Party Time Probs Persist

Kansas City police blame Missouri's lax gun laws for 19% climb in gun thefts from cars

Gun thefts from parked cars in Kansas City have increased 19% this year and police blame the relaxation of state gun laws. In 2021, 613 guns were stolen from vehicles, compared with 498 in 2020, Capt. Sean Hutcheson said in a presentation to the Kansas City Police Board on Dec.

City College Plagued By Probs

2 UMKC men's basketball games canceled due to COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two UMKC men's basketball games were canceled Tuesday due to COVID-19 issues within the Roos' program. The Roos were scheduled to play the Omaha Mavericks at 7 p.m. on Thursday. In addition, they were also scheduled to play the University of Denver Pioneers on Saturday.

Kansas City Chiefs Stay Winning Over Omicron

Chiefs coach Andy Reid: Everyone on active roster cleared COVID-19 protocols

Hide Transcript Show Transcript Alright, so, um, as far as injuries go, Um, Clyde is really the only one that, um, I didn't practice today. Everybody passed our Covid that's on the, the active roster.

Escape From Kansas City?!?

Kansas City travel advisor offers tips to people planning trips amid COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - From cruise ships, to airplanes, Kansas City travel advisors say more people are planning getaways despite the uncertainty with COVID-19. "The demand for vacations is fabulous, the risk is perhaps greater than it's ever been to make a mistake," said Mark Comfort, with Cruise Holidays and Comfort Tours.

Bowing Out Of The Dotte

Top Kansas City, Kansas, official to step down next week, Wyandotte County has new leaders in new year

Doug Bach, a 30-year veteran of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, will step down on Jan. 6. The announcement of Bach's departure comes two weeks after Tyrone Garner was sworn in as the new mayor of the Unified Government. Through a Unified Government spokesperson, Garner declined to comment.

Caution: Local Crash Postscript

Hit-and-run critically injures bicyclist on Independence Avenue Bridge

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A bicyclist was critically injured overnight in a hit-and-run crash on the Independence Avenue Bridge, according to the Kansas City Police Department. Officers and emergency crews responded at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday to the Independence Avenue Bridge near Manchester Avenue in reference to a crash.

Kansas City Poke Plans Updated

KCMO Health Department now only offering vaccines by appointment through Jan. 7

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department says they will only be offering vaccines by appointment through Jan. 7. The health department says that this is due to "staffing shortages." They ask that people call 311 or visit kcmo.gov/covid to schedule an appointment.

Hottie Offers Sneak Peek

Demi Rose 'loving being a redhead' as she stuns in busty behind-the-scenes video

Demi Rose, 26, has taken to Instagram with eye-popping photos showing off a busty new outfit. The model and influencer hit fans with a racy selfie earlier today as she showcased her new hair. The model showed off a silky, low-cut black dress, as she posed seductively.

Super Powers Start Conversation

Biden and Putin to speak again at 'moment of crisis'

"We are in a moment of crisis and have been for several weeks now given the Russian build-up," the official said, adding: "It will take a high level of engagement to address this and to try to find a path of deescalation."

Meet The New Boss?!?!

The 10 Republicans most likely to run for president

The 2024 presidential election may still be three years away, but Republicans have already begun to jockey for their places in the primary. Former 's repeated hints that he could mount another bid for the White House remains perhaps the biggest obstacle for other would-be contenders.


Indictment of alleged Proud Boys leaders over US Capitol attack upheld

A federal judge has refused to dismiss an indictment charging four alleged Proud Boys leaders with conspiracy and obstructing an official proceeding during the 6 January attack on the US Capitol - a development that could have potential implications for Donald Trump.

Flack Denies Flip

Jen Psaki called out a clip of Biden seeming to say states had to deal with COVID-19 on their own, saying it was misleadingly edited

White House press secretary Jen Psaki called out a video of Biden discussing COVID-19. She said a clip of him saying "there is no federal solution" to COVID-19 was misleadingly edited. Psaki tweeted: "Sometimes context and the full clip is important (or almost all the time)."

Tough Talk Sparks Rebuke

Tucker Carlson guest: Military doesn't need women or gays, just men who want 'throne of Chinese skulls'

After appearing on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," conservative radio talk show host Jesse Kelly is now under fire for controversial comments deemed by critics as racist, sexist and homophobic. How it started: Carlson took a swing at Adm. Christopher Grady, who was appointed vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Dec.

WHO Said COVID Lasts Forever?!?

WHO warns new Covid variants could emerge that are fully resistant to vaccines as pandemic drags on

The World Health Organization warned Wednesday that new coronavirus variants could emerge during the pandemic that render the current vaccines useless. "As this pandemic drags on, it's possible that new variants could evade our countermeasures and become fully resistant to current vaccines or past infection, necessitating vaccine adaptations," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference in Geneva.

European On Recovery Hope

France hit by 'dizzying' daily record of over 200,000 new COVID-19 cases

PARIS, Dec 29 (Reuters) - France is seeing a "tsunami" of COVID-19 infections, with 208,000 cases reported over the past 24 hours, a new national and European record, Health Minister Olivier Veran told lawmakers on Wednesday.


'The Fuse Has Been Blown,' and the Doomsday Glacier Is Coming for Us All

One thing that's hard to grasp about the climate crisis is that big changes can happen fast. In 2019, I was aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer, a 308-foot-long scientific research vessel, cruising in front of the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. One day, we were sailing in clear seas in front of the glacier.

Pr0n Fishing For Relief

Adult actress says she goes fishing to 'escape stresses' of X-rated fame

A Russian porn star has revealed that she likes to go fishing to relieve the stress of online stardom on Pornhub. Gorgeous adult actress and model Polina, 28, from the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, is one of the most viewed porn stars on the website.

Meth Town Politico Remembers Mr. NFL

Independence mayor recalls her time around John Madden

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Eileen Weir has served as the mayor of Independence, Missouri, since 2014. But before her time in politics, she worked for the Kansas City Chiefs. From 1992 until 1999, Weir worked in the team's public relations department, managing media relations.

Wildcats Plagued By COVID

K-State's basketball game against North Florida canceled because of COVID-19

SOURCE: File image Kansas State said its men's basketball game Wednesday night against North Florida has been canceled because of COVID-19 related issues within the Ospreys' program.The game will not be rescheduled. People who bought tickets to the Wednesday game will receive additional information from the K-State Athletics Ticket Office via email.The Wildcats' next home game will be with No.

Baller Commitment Explained

'It didn't feel real': Kansas City couple gets married during Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs weren't the only ones celebrating at Arrowhead Stadium after their win over the Pittsburg Steelers. A Kansas City couple also tied the knot during the game. While the Chiefs clinched the AFC West, Jordyn Burnidge and Chad Clauser took a leap of their own - exchanging vows on the GEHA Drum Deck.

Local Tripping Debuts

Unique map designed to get people outdoors in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new map of the Kansas City area is helping families beat the winter blues while learning more about the city they love Jeremy Collins was raised in Lee Summit and started to design the Kansas City Map of Outdoor Pursuits and Nature Education at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hyping Tech Solutions That Don't Really Work

Kansas City snowplow drivers to experiment with new GPS

More than 100 trucks will be outfitted with an electronic tablet, which will track their progress using location data.

Kansas City Winter Mix On The Way

Mostly cloudy, much colder for your Wednesday

Your Wednesday is going to be a cold one. With mostly cloudy skies, highs will only reach the mid-30s.

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