Kansas City Sunday News Gathering: COVID Plagues Democracy

This evening we share a Sunday night free float of reports we've been watching throughout the day and pop culture, community news and top stories we'd like to offer up to our blog community . . . 

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Cowtown Confusion Rules X-mas

Kansas Citians struggle with how to celebrate Christmas safely as COVID threatens another holiday season

City Market filled with the sound of Christmas carols as hundreds of shoppers perused rows of booths Saturday, the final weekend of the Holiday Swing merry market . "I feel like Christmas feels like Christmas again. It's my favorite season, I love it so much.

Another Victim Named

2nd victim identified by family in Kansas City, Missouri, fire truck collision

A family member has confirmed a second victim's identity in Wednesday night's collision between a Kansas City, Missouri, fire truck and a SUV at Broadway Boulevard near Westport Road. The crash left three victims dead, and caused the partial collapse of a nearby building.

Community Help For Holidays

Jewish Family Services hosts food drive for families in need

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jewish Family Services is asking for your help on Sunday when it comes to their food drive. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, they will be collecting food donations in the front circle drive of the Jewish Community Campus.

Classic Car Outcry

"We just want the car back." Kansas City man's vintage Thunderbird stolen

At a time when dreams should be filled with thoughts of sugar plum fairies, one man says he's been losing sleep.

Show-Me Crooked Booty

98 catalytic converters worth $60,000 recovered from Joplin, Mo., property

JOPLIN, MO. (KY3) --- Police seized nearly 100 catalytic converters with an estimated value of $60,000 while serving a warrant in Joplin. Officers responded to a home Tuesday in the 400 block of N. Walnut Avenue after obtaining a warrant.

State-Run MSM Journalism Digs Into Sticky Local Topic

It's time to talk about Kansas City's obsession with cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls are ubiquitous on Kansas City menus, whether you're at a greasy-spoon diner, high-end bakery, fancy restaurant, coffee shop or deli. They come baked or fried, round or square, iced or plain, for dessert - or served on the side with fried chicken or chili.

Politicos Plagued By COVID

Sen. Elizabeth Warren tests positive for Covid

WASHINGTON - Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said Sunday she has contracted a breakthrough case of Covid. "I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case," Warren said in a tweet.


Manchin's media critics predict Build Back Better 'no' vote is threat to the 'future of American democracy'

Some liberal media commentators predicted Sunday that West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin's vote against President Biden 's Build Back Better plan could very well spell the end of democracy. Manchin announced on "Fox News Sunday" that he will be a definitive "no" on voting for the BBB plan after lengthy debate.

Nobody Likes The Prez

The Overlooked Factor in Biden's Unpopularity

BROOKLYN-Outside the Park Slope Food Coop in one of America's bluest bulwarks, masked shoppers still wait outside in socially distant lines. The 48-year-old co-op is perhaps the nation's most political-and progressive-grocery store, but on a recent Friday afternoon, its members were not particularly eager to discuss the man nearly all of them voted for last year: President Joe Biden.

MAGA On Trial

Capitol attack panel will determine if Trump committed crime - Republican

Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the House committee investigating the deadly 6 January Capitol attack incited by Donald Trump, said on Sunday he was not "yet" ready to declare the former president guilty of a crime - but that the panel was investigating the likelihood that he is.

Top Doc Predicts More Doom

Omicron 'is going to take over' this winter, and Fauci says Americans should brace for a 'tough few weeks to months'

Forget the waves of Covid-19, one expert says "there's a tsunami coming" for unvaccinated Americans as the Delta variant continues to fuel new cases and hospitalizations and the Omicron variant is spreading rapidly and could soon swamp hospital systems.


Dutch streets deserted as snap Christmas COVID lockdown starts

AMSTERDAM, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Dutch urban centres were largely deserted on Sunday as the country began a snap lockdown that, aimed at stemming an expected COVID-19 surge caused by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, left people's Christmas plans in disarray.

Hong Kong Votes For China

Hong Kong: Pro-Beijing candidates sweep controversial LegCo election

Pro-Beijing candidates have claimed an overwhelming victory in Hong Kong's controversial Legislative Council (LegCo) election, as the city saw its lowest ever voter turnout. It was the first LegCo election since China made sweeping changes to Hong Kong's electoral system. It passed a "patriots" resolution that allowed Beijing to vet every candidate.

El Papa Against Smack Downs

Domestic violence against women 'almost satanic,' Pope Francis says

ROME, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Pope Francis has said that men who commit violence against women engage in something that is "almost satanic". He made the comment, some of the strongest language he has used to condemn such violence, during a programme broadcast on Sunday night on Italy's TG5 network in which he conversed with three women and a man, all with difficult backgrounds.


NHL stops cross-border games, shuts down 6th team as COVID continues to impact sports world

the recent spike in covid cases in the U. S is starting to impact professional sports leagues across the country. The NHL and NBA have recently been forced to postpone games, and the NFL teams have been looking to fill roster spots for players infected with the virus.

Top Ranking Ahead Of Playoffs

Chiefs finish Week 15 as the #1 seed in the AFC

by: PJ Green Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With a win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night, the Kansas City Chiefs thrust themselves into the number one seed of the AFC standings. With the New England Patriots losing to the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night, the Chiefs maintained that position.

Community Help In Style

KCMO barbershop shares holiday cheer through free haircuts, toys for children

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Draque's Barbershop in Kansas City, Missouri, is doing its part to help families that need an extra lift this holiday season. "You can come be yourself and just look good and feel good doing it," owner and barber Draque Murff said.

Newspaper Offers Welcome

Our new Afghan neighbors are here. It's up to all of us to make them Kansas Citians

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Thousands of panicked Afghans flooded the runway, pounding on the underbelly of the taxiing military jet. Thousands more were packed shoulder to shoulder inside the cargo hold, clinging to each other in relief and solidarity.

Cowtown Starts Giving Season

Faith in KC: The Salvation Army, and its role as a faith-based organization

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Salvation Army, and the opportunities for giving it provides, are well known to most of us, especially around the holidays. Most people have seen, and even donated, to a red kettle at one point. The Salvation Army angel trees can be spotted all around Kansas City as well.

Warming To December

Warming trend now Sunday through Christmas Eve


And this is the OPEN THREAD until morning . . .