Ariel Rothfield, 41 Action News

Ariel Rothfield

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Missouri, United States

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Recent articles by Ariel:

JCDHE optimistic Johnson & Johnson vaccine will increase local supply

The one-shot coronavirus vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson is expected to receive emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday. → Read More

High-risk Kansans still waiting for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Some high-risk Kansans who currently are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine still have not been able to secure an appointment for their first dose of the vaccine. → Read More

KC metro COVID-19 survivor reflects on health journey

The United States hit a grim milestone Monday, recording more than 500,000 deaths related to COVID-19. It’s a sobering statistic for families in the Kansas City metro who have lost loved ones, as well as those who call themselves COVID Survivors. → Read More

JCDHE, Heart to Heart International screen volunteers to administer COVID-19 vaccines

Heart to Heart International is partnering with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment to screen volunteers who will administer the COVID-19 vaccines. → Read More

Plumbers warn of water pipes bursting as temperatures rise

With bone chilling temperatures, many people in the Kansas City metro are dealing with frozen or broken water pipes. But plumbers warn concerns of pipes bursting will heighten as the temperature rises and pipes begin to thaw out. → Read More

Frozen pipe prevention: KC metro experts share tips to prepare for single-digit temps

With single-digit temperatures expected in the Kansas City metro this week, plumbers and HVAC techs are preparing for a flurry of calls related to frozen pipes. → Read More

First responders, frontline workers enjoy Super Bowl Sunday

As Super Bowl LV kicks off, first responders across the Kansas City metro will be cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs. → Read More

Patrick Mahomes inspires KCMO child's name amid Super Bowl LIV win

With less than 10 minutes before Super Bowl LIV kicked off, nurses rolled Heather Steppe into a post-op room. As she held her newborn, her husband Kyle opened his laptop and turned on the big game. → Read More

KCKPS teachers and staff begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine

The Kansas City, Kansas Public School District hopes this week to give 1,000 district employees the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Lee's Summit native receives Super Bowl invite from NFL

When the Kansas City Chiefs face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, there will be special guests in attendance — thousands of health care workers from around the country, including Keith Brink. → Read More

To attend Super Bowl LV, prepare to spend thousands

Kansas City Chiefs fans planning to attend Super Bowl LV in person should expect to spend thousands. → Read More

How Biden's COVID-19 plan could impact the KC Metro

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed more than a dozen executive actions, including implementing a mask mandate on federal property and installing a COVID-19 response coordinator to oversee the White House’s efforts to distribute vaccines and medical supplies. → Read More

'Tiny but mighty': Community pantries help neighbors during COVID-19 pandemic

Eleven food pantries across the Kansas City metro are associated with KC Soul Pantry. The idea of each is to provide 24/7 access to food, allowing neighbors to take what they need and give what they can — no questions asked or judgments made. → Read More

KC experts explain FBI warning of 'armed protests' at state capitols

Kansas and Missouri law enforcement officials are aware of the potential for “armed protests,” following a memo sent Monday by the FBI. → Read More

US Capitol riots 'almost entirely unprecedented,' UMKC professor says

The actions of President Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday did not bubble up overnight, according to a University of Missouri-Kansas City political science professor. → Read More

KC neighbors seek answers after continuous water main breaks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Neighbors living near West Gregory Boulevard and Belleview Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, spent most of Monday without water as crews from KC Water fixed a broken water main. “We’ve gotten used to it,” said Merrick Henry, who lives on the street. “I think for us, we’ve been trying to have extra water in the house and not rely on the city. It’s changed our lifestyles a… → Read More

Kansas City music venues, artists rally for support

On Wednesday, Center Cut records hosted an event on Facebook, featuring local musicians, artists and venues, to bring awareness to the music industry and the Save our Stages Act. → Read More

Roommates lost everything in Waldo Heights Apartment fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brianna Taylor-Hinds was on the phone with friends when she smelled an odor resembling smoke. The 22-year-old got up from her couch, opened her door and looked out into the hallways. That’s when she decided to grab her shoes and coat. “I thought maybe it was a small kitchen fire,” she said. “By the time I had left, probably within five minutes, that’s when the whole thing… → Read More

KCMO's Meals on Wheels sees dramatic spike in need

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At 10:30 a.m. every Thursday, Greg Davis hops in his car and drives up and down Troost Avenue from 55th Street to 75th Street, stopping at specific homes to deliver hot and frozen meals. “For me, it was a way to give back,” said Davis, who has been doing this for eight years. Davis is a board member of Shepherd’s Center. He also is a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels, which… → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine-confidence campaigns underway to boost trust

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Vice President Mike Pence received their first COVID-19 vaccine doses live on national TV. It’s a strategy medical experts said is one of the most effective ways to raise awareness and confidence for vaccines. → Read More