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Coronavirus in Kansas, Missouri: Latest case count by county

KCTV5 News is continuously working to track the details of every confirmed COVID-19 case in metro, collecting information from The Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering. ... Continue Reading
Less people driving could mean more money in your pocket

Less people driving could mean more money in your pocket

With millions of Americans working from home, or not working at all, people are driving much less and now some drivers may soon get some money for that. ... Continue Reading

Kansas AG says religious restrictions not enforceable

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top prosecutor said Wednesday that a new executive order from Gov. Laura Kelly restricting the size of religious gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak likely violates the state constitution. Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a Republican, said in a news release that limiting in-person religious services and funerals to 10 people… ... Continue Reading

Missouri Senate backs virus spending bill before House vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri state senators on Wednesday gave Republican Gov. Mike Parson sweeping authority to spend billions of dollars in federal stimulus money as the state tries to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Senators voted 28-1 to pass the emergency spending bill. It would still need the approval of the House,… ... Continue Reading
Top midday headlines for Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Top midday headlines for Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Here are your midday headlines from KCTV5 News and your Storm Track 5 forecast update for Wednesday, April 8, 2020. ... Continue Reading

Experts guess US coronavirus deaths will be 60,000 instead of original 100,000-240,000 estimate

(CNN) -- The US war against coronavirus has taken devastating turns this week. But with more people taking social distancing seriously, researchers predict the coming months won't be as dire as initially feared. More than 400,000 people in the US have been infected with coronavirus, and <a href="https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-us-maps-and-cases/" target="_blank">more than 12,900 have died</a>. A record… ... Continue Reading

McDonald's sales have plunged because of coronavirus

(CNN) -- McDonald's was enjoying a great start to 2020 but that all changed once the COVID-19 pandemic hit Europe and the United States. The fast food giant <a href="https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mcdonalds-provides-update-on-covid-19-impact-to-the-business-and-reports-first-quarter-2020-comparable-sales-301037234.html" target="_blank">reported Wednesday</a> that sales at restaurants open at least a year plunged more than 22% in March, led by a nearly 35% decline in its… ... Continue Reading

Obama suggests a 'robust system of testing and monitoring' is needed before US can ease current coronavirus measures

(CNN) — Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday said it would not be feasible to relax current measures to combat the spread of coronavirus without a "robust system of testing and monitoring — something we have yet to put in place nationwide." The tweet presents a notable contrast in tone compared to the views of… ... Continue Reading

Kansas limits size of church services heading into Easter

MISSION, KS (AP) — Religious services and funerals in Kansas will be limited to 10 people after state officials identified three coronavirus clusters related to church gatherings, Gov. Laura Kelly announced. A statewide stay-at-home order that Kelly issued last month allowed for religious gatherings as long as social distancing was maintained. It did not specifically… ... Continue Reading

Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 race, clearing Joe Biden's path to the Democratic nomination

Sen. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/election/2020/candidate/sanders" target="_blank">Bernie Sanders</a> ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday, clearing <a href="https://www.cnn.com/election/2020/candidate/biden" target="_blank">Joe Biden's</a> path to the Democratic nomination and a showdown with President <a href="https://www.cnn.com/election/2020/candidate/trump" target="_blank">Donald Trump</a> in November. Sanders made the announcement in a call with his campaign staff, his campaign said. "I wish I could give you better news, but… ... Continue Reading

Nearly 52 million people are at risk for severe weather Wednesday

(CNN) -- A clash of record-breaking heat in the South and more seasonable weather to the North will lead to severe storms across 16 states Wednesday, putting 52 million people at risk. A slight risk -- level 2 of 5 -- stretches from Missouri to the Carolinas and from Iowa to Georgia. It also includes… ... Continue Reading

Wanted: Leonard Davis

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Leonard Davis is wanted on a Jackson County warrant for sex offender registration violation. His original sex offense happened in 1996 in Kansas City and involved the sexual assault of a 24-year-old woman. His last known address was near 101st Street and Holmes Road in Kansas City, Missouri, but his… ... Continue Reading

Talks could get ugly as Congress races to pass $250 billion more for small business loan program

(CNN) -- The White House and congressional Republicans are working quickly <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/politics/senate-vote-small-business-loan-boost/index.html" target="_blank">to pass $251 billion in additional funds</a> for an emergency small business loan program by the end of this week. Democrats are amenable to the new funding -- with conditions of their own. Bottom line: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader… ... Continue Reading

Report: US intelligence warned of China's spreading contagion in November

(CNN) -- US intelligence officials were warning as far back as late November that the <a href="https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-04-08-20/index.html" target="_blank">novel coronavirus</a> was spreading through China's Wuhan region and posing a threat to its people and daily life, according to <a href="https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/intelligence-report-warned-coronavirus-crisis-early-november-sources/story?id=70031273" target="_blank">ABC News</a>. The US military's National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI) compiled a November intelligence report… ... Continue Reading
Did you already have the coronavirus and not know it?

Did you already have the coronavirus and not know it?

(Meredith) -- By the time experts recognized the start of the pandemic in the U.S., it's possible the coronavirus was already here and established. Part of the problem in tracking the virus has been its vague symptoms, which are similar to a cold or the flu, experts said. Genetic analysis of the virus indicate COVID-19… ... Continue Reading
Top headlines for Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Top headlines for Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Here are your headlines from KCTV5 News and your Storm Track 5 forecast update for Wednesday, April 8, 2020. ... Continue Reading

Kanye West, Mariah Carey and Tyler Perry set to appear at virtual Easter service

(CNN) -- Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church's Easter service will boast some serious star power. <a href="https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/04/07/lakewood-church-easter-service-to-include-kanye-west-mariah-carey-and-tyler-perry/" target="_blank">According to CNN affiliate KPRC,</a> rapper Kanye West, singer Mariah Carey and media mogul Tyler Perry will participate in the church's virtual Easter service. The Houston based mega church will host <a href="https://www.lakewoodchurch.com/easter" target="_blank">its "Hope Is Alive" Easter service</a>… ... Continue Reading

Pope says coronavirus pandemic could be nature's response to climate crisis

(CNN) - <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/europe/vatican-city-coronavirus-pope-intl/index.html" target="_blank">Pope Francis</a> has said the <a href="https://cnn.com/specials/world/coronavirus-outbreak-intl-hnk" target="_blank">coronavirus pandemic</a> is one of "nature's responses" to humans ignoring the current ecological crisis. In an email interview published Wednesday in The Tablet and Commonwealth magazines, the pontiff said the outbreak offered an opportunity to slow down the rate of production and consumption and… ... Continue Reading
FORECAST: Highs near 80, again, for Wednesday

FORECAST: Highs near 80, again, for Wednesday

Warm and windy for your Wednesday with highs near 80 again. We are tracking a 20% chance for a strong storm into central Missouri this afternoon. ... Continue Reading

Panera is now selling groceries

(Meredith) - Panera is now selling groceries after temporarily shuttering its dining rooms amid the coronavirus pandemic. The fast-casual restaurant chain announced the launch of Panera Grocery on Monday, which allows customers to order milk, bread and fresh produce. Customers can place their orders via the Panera app or website. They can then pick up… ... Continue Reading