Kansas City Holiday Nice List: Police, Troops & Community Tribute

Just a few more community news links for our late night lurkers & early morning readers. 

Here's a peek at the bright side of this town whilst we hope readers are staying warm.

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Kansas City Police Department makes special delivery to family of hit-and-run victim

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Members of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department helped spread joy to a family in need months after their loved one was killed while riding a bike. "Today is about giving back to a family that lost a loved one," said Kansas City Police Department Sergeant Jonathan Rivers.

Slow down, Kansas City: What's causing so many car crashes & tips for driving on icy roads

If you need to drive in the next couple days, make sure to pay extra close attention to the roads. This week's winter storm created dangerous driving conditions leading to dozens of crashes around Kansas City, and the extremely cold temperatures are keeping the roads slick.

Shelter KC gives out hundreds of meals and gifts to homeless adults for Christmas

Shelter KC is working to bring some holiday joy to homeless adults the Friday before Christmas. The shelter is holding its third annual Christmas at the Crossroads event.Hundreds of gifts and meals are being provided to Kansas City's most vulnerable population. The event is an opportunity to bundle up some practical items to help KC's houseless survive this winter.

Kansas City shelter Hope Faith opens for overnight assistance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More than 100 people sought shelter earlier this week thanks to expanded hours at a Kansas City, Missouri, shelter. Hope Faith Shelter, located at 705 Virginia Ave., recently extended hours to include overnight. With the longer hours, the shelter is now open 20 hours a day this winter.

Chiefs Recognize SGT Stormie Bush as This Week's Tribute to the Troops Honoree Presented by Crown Royal

Bush - who played volleyball and basketball while also running track in high school before playing softball in college - now coaches softball at Allen Community College in Iola, Kansas in addition to serving in the Kansas National Guard. In fact, Bush was one of many soldiers who mobilized during the pandemic in service of those in need.

What's new in KC food and drink this month

Boiling Up Kansas City has another option for authentic boiled-then-baked bagels. Providence Pizza has launched its own pop-up bagel concept making "Jersey-inspired" bagels on Saturday mornings. Luca Bagel was inspired by family trips back to Jersey, where the mother of Providence co-owners Aaron and Luke Salvatore came from.

Jesus 'Gets Us,' We're Told, As We Struggle to Get Him

Here's a question that's hard to ask without stirring up controversy: Who was Jesus of Nazareth? One response from many Christians, who believe Jesus was resurrected and still lives, is: "Don't you mean, 'Who is Jesus?'" But none of that contentiousness has prevented the launch of a new national $100-million campaign, paid for through a Kansas City area funder, The Signatry, to introduce Jesus as someone a lot like all of us.

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