Kansas City News Night: Escaped Camel, Angels & Community

Tonight, was we get ready to watch the game, we share a few newsy distractions along with top headlines, pop culture and community news for info junkies just like us . . .

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Locals Confront Murder Spree

Healing Pathway Victim Service agency hoping to help families impacted by homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Healing Pathway Victim Service Agency along with other area organizations gathered got together to spread some holiday cheer to children and families impacted by homicide. Monica Roberts, who is the founder of Healing Pathway Victim Service Agency, said about 100 children will be receiving gifts through the organization.

Latest Police Case

Trial date set for KCPD sergeant charged with assaulting 15-year-old

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office confirmed to KSHB 41 News a trial date has been set for Nov. 14, 2022, for Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department Sgt. Matthew Neal. Neal was indicted by a Jackson County grand jury in August 2020 on one count of third-degree assault .

Maybe The Most Important Thing To Happen in Bonner This Year

Bonner Springs Police Department catches runaway camel after daylong pursuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Bonner Springs Police Department and Animal Control chased down a loose camel Sunday. BSPD said the pursuit lasted "the entire day." The camel roamed on golf courses, down K-7 Highway and through multiple neighborhoods, according to BSPD.

Local Leader Postscript

Robert Kipp, former city manager and Hallmark executive, dies at age 89

Kansas City civic leader and power broker Robert Kipp died Nov. 30 in Overland Park at the age of 89. Kipp was one of the most influential city managers in Kansas City history and then served as a longtime executive with Hallmark.

Holiday Home For Mahomes

Don't count Patrick Mahomes out of the NFL MVP race for 2021

If there's anything we've learned at the three-quarter mark of the 2021 NFL regular season, it's that remarkably little is certain at this point. Generally at this point on the calendar, the league's elite teams have separated themselves from the pack, the race for a clear top seed is in view, and the major awards all have a small field from which to select.

Angel Offers Confession

Bella Hadid Reflected On Having To Lose Weight Before Victoria's Secret Shows And Her "Complicated" History With The Brand

"My life for so many years revolved around only working and...how I was going to lose that weight for one of those shows." Warning: This post contains a brief mention of eating disorders. Bella herself has been somewhat critical of her time with VS in the past.

Prez Biden Era Exposed

The world is becoming more dangerous under Joe Biden

We hope we're not the only ones who've noticed, but the world has become a more dangerous place since Joe Biden became president. Why? Perhaps because hostile actors sense weakness - and opportunity. Russia poses the most immediate threat: It has mobilized nearly 100,000 troops at the Ukrainian-Russian border and appears poised to invade Ukraine.

MAGA Double Talk?!?!

Trump Accidentally Posts Statement Blasting His Own 'Stupid' Election Lies

Twice-impeached former President Donald Trump blasted out a brief statement on Saturday night that appeared to unintentionally refute his own long-running (and bogus) claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him. "Anybody that doesn't think there wasn't massive Election Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election is either very stupid, or very corrupt!"

Veep Exposed

A former Kamala Harris staffer says aides have to endure 'a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism': report

Amid turnover in Harris' office, reports have swirled for months concerning her office environment. An ex-Harris staffer told The Washington Post that the vice president is a highly-critical boss. "With Kamala you have to put up with a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism," the staffer said.

Parents Accountable After Slaughter

Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect are held on $500,000 bond after manhunt

After an hours-long manhunt led to their arrest overnight in Detroit, the parents of the 15-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting four students at a high school in Michigan have pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges connected to the deaths.

Congress Lady Diagnosis Disputed

Marjorie Taylor Greene mocked for appearing to claim that cancer is transmissible

Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor Greene once again attacked Covid restrictions and safety measures on Saturday. Comparing deaths caused by the coronavirus infection to those caused by cancer, the Congresswoman made various claims about the two distinct illnesses, and said schools have never been shut down because of cancer, ignoring the fact that cancer is not contagious.

Dark Winter Detected

Omicron in the US: How the new COVID variant is different from delta

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. With a virus as contagious as the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, any new variants that are even more transmissible than the original can cloud the path to recovery from a global pandemic.

Scary Water Horse Sickness

Runny-nosed hippos test positive for Covid-19 in Belgium

Two hippos at a zoo in Antwerp, Belgium, have tested positive for Covid-19, in what is believed to be the first such infection reported in the species.

Divine Rights In Decline

Pope Francis warns of 'retreat from democracy' during Greece visit

Pope Francis warned of a global "retreat from democracy" Saturday as he arrived for a three-day visit to Greece - the birthplace of Western civilization. "Democracy ... demands hard work and patience," he told diplomats and political leaders at the Presidential Palace in Athens.

Former Anchor Under Attack

New Chris Cuomo sexual misconduct allegation emerged days before CNN firing: report

CNN reportedly learned about a new sexual misconduct allegation against its disgraced anchor Chris Cuomo just days before his firing. The claim came Wednesday from prominent attorney Debra S. Katz, who is representing the accuser, according to The New York Times.

Funny Money Mayhem

3 reasons behind the crypto crash that dragged Bitcoin below $50K

Why is the cryptocurrency market crashing? It's always hard to pinpoint an exact cause, but in this case, there seem to be a number of factors at work.

Local Upscale Comfort Food

The smoked oxtail from Fox and Pearl in Kansas City will warm your body and soul this winter

"I was on my way down to Mexico / There was trouble on the rise. It was nothing more than I'd left behind / Which was much to my surprise." Vaughn Good, chef-owner of Fox and Pearl, drew inspiration from "Goin' Down to Mexico" by ZZ Top for the smoked oxtail dish on the current menu.

Best Wishes To Local Lawman

Olathe battalion chief in the battle of his life

OLATHE, Kan. - After 27 years of serving this community, Olathe is giving back to on battalion Chief who finds himself in the battle for his life. "All of a sudden he got, you know, terrible pain in his stomach and, you know, doubled over started vomiting, couldn't really control it," said Lee Pierce of Help our Heros.

Game Time Descriptions

LIVE UPDATES: Kansas City Chiefs battle the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium

It's the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium.The Chiefs have won 11 straight against the Broncos.7:51 p.m. -- Harrison Butker's 56-yard field goal is good! Chiefs 10, Broncos 0 with 2:22 left in the first quarter.7:35 p.m.

High Times For All Manner Of Weed

'Highway to Hemp': Waves of Fiber and Grain

About 30 days before Melissa Nelson-Baldwin was set to harvest her first 80 acres of industrial hemp, her buyer was no longer interested. The buyer had lost funding to process the hemp and decided to back out of the deal altogether. "People wanted to grow, but they were like, 'We don't know where to take it,' " Nelson-Baldwin recalled.

Chilly To Start The Week

Monday will be partly cloudy, chilly and breezy

There will be patchy clouds overnight with lows in the upper 20s. Monday will be partly cloudy, chilly and breezy with highs in the upper 30s. We'll see more clouds on Tuesday with a few snow showers possible. No accumulation is expected. Temperatures will warm into the mid and upper 40s on Wednesday.

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