Kansas City Morning List: COVID Shocker Amid Playoff Season

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Today we start this this bevy of community news, pop culture and top headlines to start the discussion for the day . . . 

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Ballers Benefit Kansas City

A look at how the Kansas City Chiefs make a difference in the community

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Win or lose this weekend, many Chiefs players are champions off the field, too. Several organizations have benefitted from charities and outreach programs connected to the team. On Tuesday the NFL announced that safety Tyrann Mathieu had won the Walter Payton Man of the Year NFL Charity Challenge fan vote, the second year in a row a Chiefs player has done so.

New Cash & Crew For Northeast

Kansas City Museum announces new board leadership, funding

The Kansas City Museum is excited to announce additions to board leadership, new funding & exciting next steps. Nearly three months after reopening the restored and renovated Corinthian Hall on October 21, 2021, the Kansas City Museum Foundation (KCMF) has announced new officers to the Board of Directors, new funding, and next steps for the Kansas City Museum.

Kansas City Case Redux

New trial or immediate release; Two choices that could lead to Keith Carnes' freedom

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- It's another step forward for Keith Carnes, a Kansas City man serving life in prison without parole for a 2003 murder. Judge William Hinkle is releasing his findings in a 111-page report. This comes four months after Hinkle was appointed to review the case by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Local Alert For Youngster

KCPD searching for missing 10-year-old

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department is searching for a missing 10-year-old boy. According to the department, Rico Byrd was last seen on Wednesday around 9 p.m. on the 7800 block of NW Roanridge Road. Byrd is 4'8", weighs 75 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

Record Cowtown Coldness 

Kansas City sees snowiest start to year in over a decade after recent winter weather

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been a while since Kansas City has seen this much snow in the beginning of January. Seventeen days into the new year, and Kansas City has logged 5.3 inches of snow so far, according to the National Weather Service.

White House Argues With Press

Biden has a new strategy on Build Back Better: What we learned from long (and feisty) press conference

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden acknowledged "frustration and fatigue" in the country over a pandemic that's lasted two years during a rare news conference Wednesday, in which he also addressed record-high inflation, his stalled domestic agenda and Russia's threatened invasion of Ukraine.

MAGA Confronts Supreme Rule

U.S. Supreme Court spurns Trump bid to keep Capitol attack records secret

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected former President Donald Trump's request to block the release of White House records sought by the Democratic-led congressional panel investigating last year's deadly attack on the Capitol by a mob of his supporters.

Constitution Change Kaput

GOP blocks voting bill by using filibuster Dems were trying to amend

Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights groups argued is vital for protecting democracy was blocked Wednesday by a Republican filibuster, a setback for President Joe Biden and his party after a raw, emotional debate. Democrats were poised to immediately pivot to voting on a Senate rules change as a way to overcome the filibuster and approve the bill with a simple majority.

Presidential Word Play

Biden chuckles as Fox News reporter asks him why he's pulling US 'so far to the left'

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Prior COVID infection more protective than vaccination during Delta surge -U.S. study

People who had previously been infected with COVID-19 were better protected against the Delta variant than those who were vaccinated alone, suggesting that natural immunity was a more potent shield than vaccines against that variant, California and New York health officials reported on Wednesday.

Guv Offers Free Muzzle

Biden administration to distribute 400 million N95 masks to the public for free

The Biden administration will make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free starting next week, a White House official told CNN, the latest federal step aimed at reining in the US' Covid-19 surge.

Prez Shares Dangerous Prediction

Biden sees Russia moving on Ukraine, sows doubt on Western response

WASHINGTON/KYIV, Jan 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden predicted on Wednesday that Russia will make a move on Ukraine, saying Russia would pay dearly for a full-scale invasion but suggesting there could be a lower cost for a "minor incursion."

Rules Of The Game Revealed

NCAA adopts new policy for transgender athletes

"Approximately 80% of U.S. Olympians are either current or former college athletes," NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a release. "This policy alignment provides consistency and further strengthens the relationship between college sports and the U.S. Olympics." The NCAA policy is effective immediately, beginning with the 2022 winter championships.

Celeb Sis Fight Ruined

Britney Spears sends cease-and-desist letter to Jamie Lynn Spears

The public feud between Britney Spears and her sister Jamie Lynn Spears is far from over.

Pr0n Star Piques Interest

Adult actress poses in booty shorts & no bra while skiing in Rocky Mountains

Gorgeous adult actress Kelly Kay shocked her fans this week by wearing a tiny pair of shorts and a cardigan in the snow while skiing. Kelly, 29, is a successful OnlyFans model and Instagram star with over 320,000 loyal followers - and she makes a fortune posting barely clothed snaps online.

Celebrating Trick Plays

Andy Reid's special plays can be 'too cute' - until they work magnificently

One of the best (and occasionally maddening, depending on the play) things about Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is his fascination with unusual play designs. When these plays don't work, Reid can be subject to criticism for being "too cute" for his own good.

Victory Helps Everybody

Chiefs victory is sweet for local businesses

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Local bakeries are mixing up the secret to success during the industry's slow season. Typically during the month of January there's a lull, but in Kansas City the new year means post season runs. "This city loves the Chiefs," said Dolce Bakery Owner Erin Brown.

Cowtown Smooth Music Success

Kansas City nurse wins essay contest, gets Zoom meeting with Michael Bublé

There is no doubt being a health care worker can be an extremely difficult job right now. When one University Health nurse put pen to paper, she had no idea her words would attract international attention and an international celebrity. "I used to compete in high school in speech competitions," said Monette Chiarolanza, a nurse at University Health.

Hand Crafted Tech Goodness???

Magic Noodle makes its noodles by hand and delivers them by robot

Magic Noodle makes lamian by hand THUMP in an open kitchen visible from the dining room. These simple noodles are a staple in China, made only from flour, salt and water-plus the laborious THUMP process you can watch, which requires the cooks to knead, twist and stretch each order.

Cold Weather Redux

Frigid, Sunny Thursday

This morning: Dangerously cold wind chills. Air temp 5°, wind chills -10 to -20°.This afternoon: Sunny and very cold. High 16, wind chill 10°. Wind N 10 mph.Tonight: Clear, cold and cam. Low 3°Friday: Sunny to start, partly cloudy by evening. High 28°Saturday: Mostly cloudy, 38Chefs Sunday: High 45.

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