Mystery diner leaves $10,000 tip at Florida restaurant

MYSTERY DINER LEAVES $10,000 TIP AT FLORIDA RESTAURANT

The man's generosity meant 20 staffers at the restaurant each got an extra $500 just before they were laid off.

Merriam business creates face shields for health care workers

MERRIAM BUSINESS CREATES FACE SHIELDS FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS

Dimensional Innovations in Merriam, Kansas, is helping to create face shields for health care workers.

 
 
 
Scattered storms possible late Friday, early Saturday

SCATTERED STORMS POSSIBLE LATE FRIDAY, EARLY SATURDAY

Scattered thunderstorms are expected late Friday and early Saturday.

BIKE SHOPS BUSY AS PEOPLE LOOK FOR WAYS TO EXERCISE DURING OUTBREAK

Bike America says it's sold twice as many bikes as it normally does.

 
 
 
Sheraton hotel at Crown Center temporarily closes

SHERATON HOTEL AT CROWN CENTER TEMPORARILY CLOSES

Hotel makes announcement on Facebook

Lawrence police officer tests positive for COVID-19

LAWRENCE POLICE OFFICER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Officer first experienced symptoms late Tuesday

 
 
 
Severe storms possible late Friday

SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE LATE FRIDAY

Large hail, damaging winds are the main threats, but a possible tornado cannot be ruled out.

Decrease in child abuse reporting concerns advocates

DECREASE IN CHILD ABUSE REPORTING CONCERNS ADVOCATES

Child abuse reports have dropped by 50% in both Kansas and Missouri since the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
 
 
Counties disagree if Bass Pro can stay open amid coronavirus pandemic

COUNTIES DISAGREE IF BASS PRO CAN STAY OPEN AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Bass Pro Shops has kept both locations open because it believes the public has the right to access guns and ammunition during an emergency.

Churches see drop in donations during COVID-19 pandemic

CHURCHES SEE DROP IN DONATIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

With many churches streaming services, there are no weekly collections.

 
 
 
Independence man 3D-printing surgical masks, looking for more to help

INDEPENDENCE MAN 3D-PRINTING SURGICAL MASKS, LOOKING FOR MORE TO HELP

He's looking for more people with 3D printers to get involved

Golden Globes, Emmys change rules in light of coronavirus outbreak

GOLDEN GLOBES, EMMYS CHANGE RULES IN LIGHT OF CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Television Academy are implementing changes due to the coronavirus crisis.

 
 
 
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson mobilizes national guard to help with the coronavirus

MISSOURI GOV. MIKE PARSON MOBILIZES NATIONAL GUARD TO HELP WITH THE CORONAVIRUS

This does not mean the state will be locked down

Missouri records 9th virus death; another nursing home hit

MISSOURI RECORDS 9TH VIRUS DEATH; ANOTHER NURSING HOME HIT

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

 
 
 
Soggy Friday with chance for severe thunderstorms overnight

SOGGY FRIDAY WITH CHANCE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT

Find a way to stay weather-aware

TOO CUTE: Officer escorts mother duck, 12 ducklings safely back to lake

TOO CUTE: OFFICER ESCORTS MOTHER DUCK, 12 DUCKLINGS SAFELY BACK TO LAKE

A mother duck and her 12 babies were able to make it safely back to a lake thanks to a Florida officer.

 
 
 
Stormy weather Thursday night into Friday

STORMY WEATHER THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY

Another round of storms, potentially severe, is expected Friday evening.

Claycomo's El Sombrero closing

CLAYCOMO'S EL SOMBRERO CLOSING

El Sombrero restaurant in Claycomo announced that it would close its doors Saturday.

 
 
 
Some couples forced to postpone weddings because of coronavirus threat

SOME COUPLES FORCED TO POSTPONE WEDDINGS BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS THREAT

Many couples forced to begin wedding planning again

The benefits of getting outside for a walk

THE BENEFITS OF GETTING OUTSIDE FOR A WALK

Walking boasts a ton of benefits, especially for your mental health, and right now it's one of the few things you can still do while...

 
 
 



Mystery diner leaves $10,000 tip at Florida restaurant

Mystery diner leaves $10,000 tip at Florida restaurant

The man's generosity meant 20 staffers at the restaurant each got an extra $500 just before they were laid off. Read more ...

Rev. Joseph Lowery, 'Dean' Of The Civil Rights Movement, Dies At 98

Rev. Joseph Lowery, 'Dean' Of The Civil Rights Movement, Dies At 98

Lowery got his start as an activist organizing bus boycotts in 1950s Alabama. He led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for two decades and prayed at Barack Obama's... Read more ...

Coronavirus Relief Money Will Be Coming Soon

Coronavirus Relief Money Will Be Coming Soon

Your relief money from the government is now officially in the works. President Trump signed the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus measure at the White House late Friday... Read more ...

Walt Disney World, Disneyland will remain closed until further notice

Walt Disney World, Disneyland will remain closed until further notice

Disney said that hourly employees will continue to be paid through April 18. Read more ...

Covid-19 SPIKE in Netherlands as 93 new deaths and over 1,100 new cases recorded

Covid-19 SPIKE in Netherlands as 93 new deaths and over 1,100 new cases recorded

The Netherlands' surge in coronavirus cases continues, with 1,159 people confirmed as having caught the disease in 24 hours. The European country has also reported 93 new... Read more ...

4 dead on Florida-bound cruise ship with more than 100 sick passengers

4 dead on Florida-bound cruise ship with more than 100 sick passengers

Four passengers on a cruise ship bound for Florida have died, the cruise line said. Read more ...

House passes historic $2 trillion aid package hoping to curb COVID-19's...

House passes historic $2 trillion aid package hoping to curb COVID-19's economic impact

The legislation now heads to President Donald Trump's desk where he is expected to sign it. Read more ...

Civil Rights leader Joseph Lowery dead at 98

Civil Rights leader Joseph Lowery dead at 98

ATLANTA- The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country's first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down... Read more ...

Do you wear contact lenses? You may want to switch to glasses to help curb...

Do you wear contact lenses? You may want to switch to glasses to help curb the spread of coronavirus

Focus on this, contact lens wearers of the world: To reduce the spread of coronavirus, experts suggest it's time to put your contact lenses on the shelf. Read more ...

Rare photos show lawmakers sitting in the House's public gallery and using...

Rare photos show lawmakers sitting in the House's public gallery and using social distancing while voting on $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill

The House passed a $2 trillion stimulus package on Friday afternoon after weeks of furious negotiation on Capitol Hill about how to address the economic fallout of the... Read more ...