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Local Love For Cutest Endangered Captives
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Zoo will make a donation to the Ukraine Zoos Emergency Fund to support zoos in the war-torn country. "Like many, the staff of the Kansas City Zoo have seen and heard heartbreaking stories of the challenges faced by the people of Ukraine," KC Zoo Communications Manager Ellie McMullen said Wednesday in an email to KSHB 41.
The Dotte Deals With Disease
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Unified Government Public Health Department said there are a handful of active Tuberculosis (TB) cases in the county. The health department said that while there are fewer than 10 patients with the disease, some of the strains are resistant to multiple antibiotics that are normally used to treat the illness.
Swedish Meatball Payback
If you're tired of looking at old furniture that you bought last year from IKEA, the retailer has announced that it will now pay customers to bring back old furniture. The IKEA buyback and resell option has now been made available for 37 of its U.S.
JoCo Fears Democracy?!?
JOHNSON COUNTY, KAN. - Johnson County election officials are cautioning residents about giving out their personal voting information. The Johnson County Election Office has been notified that people are going door-to-door throughout the county requesting information on voter registration. The Johnson County Election Office is not involved in the voter registration survey and cannot confirm the legitimacy of the effort.
Locals Save The Plaza?!?
Locally owned KC Style Haus plans a June opening on the Country Club Plaza. Deserae Minor is taking the former RE: emporium space at 4704 Wyandotte St., once part of the Plaza Theater. KC Style Haus will have merchandise from local vendors including handcrafted and hand-painted furniture, home decor, apparel, jewelry, specialty food items, designer pet accessories, locally themed T-shirts and more.
Hot Mom Has No Shame
She's one hot mama and she's bringing the heat to her haters. Self-described "sexy mom" Jen Ferguson is slamming "jealous" critics who claim she's a bad parent simply because of her good looks and skimpy clothing.
Prez Biden Passes Gas Relief
What To Make Of MAGA Record
The Biden administration will release 1 million barrels of oil each day for the next six months from U.S. reserves amid high gasoline prices. The plan announced Thursday is an effort to relieve some inflation associated with rising gasoline prices and combat other supply shortages that partly stem from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
In the seven hours during which White House records show no phone calls to or from then-President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021, among the calls that are conspicuously absent is one Trump made to then-Vice President Mike Pence that morning from the Oval Office.
Slap Dispute Persists
Mayor Eric Adams called Smith 'an amazing actor, humanitarian' and 'a real leader' He doesn't condone violence, he said, but Adams compared his reaction to a Saturday Night Live skit spoofing the mayor to Rock's joke.
New Rules For La Migra?!?
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shown the extent the U.S. can marshal its immigration resources to be a safe haven for those in need - when it wants to. In the month since the Russian invasion began, the U.S. has offered Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Ukrainians, allowing those already here to remain without...
#MeToo Consequences In Court
One man among the more than 70 named in the list before it was taken offline, New Orleans-based writer Stephen Elliott, sued for defamation over text in the spreadsheet that accused him of rape, sexual harassment and "coercion," according to court records. His suit called the allegations "false" and "unsubstantiated."
Scary Activist Discovery Reported
Public records show Handy has been arrested on multiple occasions on suspicion of various charges, including disorderly conduct. According to the federal indictment, Handy and eight others plotted to get inside a DC clinic that provides abortions on Oct. 22, 2020, aiming to keep patients from being treated inside.
Plagued By Doubt Again
China's commercial hub of Shanghai ground to halt on Friday after the government locked down most of the city's 26 million residents to stop the spread of COVID-19, even as official numbers put local cases falling for the second day in a row.
Old School Nuke Disaster Redux
The UN atomic watchdog is investigating Ukrainian claims that Russian soldiers occupying Chernobyl nuclear power station left after receiving high doses of radiation. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it could not confirm the claims by Ukrainian state power company Energoatom and was seeking an independent assessment.
Across The Universe
They've nicknamed it "Earendel" and it's the most distant, single star yet imaged by a telescope. The light from this object has taken 12.9 billion years to reach us. It's at the sort of distance that telescopes normally would only be able to resolve galaxies containing millions of stars.
Royals manager Mike Matheny named Zack Greinke his starter for the season opener on April 7 at home against Cleveland. It will be the sixth Opening Day start for Greinke, but just his second in a Royals uniform, the last one coming in 2010.
Hipster Spice Of Life Persists
After nearly seven years in Brookside, Savory Spice Sho p is relocating to the Crossroads. The Denver-based chain sells high-quality, fresh-ground spices, handcrafted seasonings, and soup and dip mixes. It took part of the former James Hallmark Shop space at 6245 Brookside Blvd. for an August 2015 opening.
Rock Chalk History Relived
As the Kansas Jayhawks prepare for the NCAA Tournament Final Four, Allen Field House sits quietly and waits for another season. KU has been playing their homes games there since 1955.It's a sacred destination for many KU basketball fans, but one in particular.At 95 years old, Warren Corman still gets a special feeling every time he enters Allen field house.
There's Always A Plan To Party
Check out these things to do this weekend in Kansas City, March 31-April 3, 2022.
Kansas City Remains Moist
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the Kansas City region is drought free thanks to the precipitation throughout the month of March. The region saw 5.14 inches of rain and 4.3 inches of snow in March, which took the entire area out of the abnormally dry, moderate drought and severe drought categories.
Nickelback - How You Remind Me was the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.