Hottie Miley for the holidays and just a bit of bittersweet local links. Take a look:
Making The Kansas City X-Mas List
Made in Kansas City, a local retailer, has opened a coffee shop with a dash of retail inside. The Made in KC Cafe (1114 Baltimore Ave.) debuted last week. It's using Messenger Coffee for espresso and plans to rotate other coffees behind the bar.
Shawnee Powerless For A Change
A fire in Shawnee forced three people to evacuate a home and left two in the hospital early Friday morning. The fire started at about 4:03 a.m. at a house in the 5000 block of Nieman Road. Firefighters arrived to find the house engulfed in flames.
Tragic Commute Aftermath
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Independence police identified the woman killed in a crash Tuesday as a 16-year-old from Blue Springs. Police say Lauren Courtney died when two cars collided near I-70 and Noland Road. The impact threw Courtney from the car she was driving. Paramedics rushed her to the hospital, but she died from her injuries.
Kansas City Economic Forecast
Bank of America and its predecessor banks have been serving Kansas City for 131 years and it's the job of market president Gary Jankowitz to make sure people know the commitment to the area hasn't changed. In fact, it continues to grow.
Pitch Keeps Chugging Along
Photo by Zach Bauman It's a moving target, that threshold separating "fledgling adult-olescent" from "functional grown-up who opened a Roth IRA (while drunk)," but I suppose I've crossed it. I know this because I'm now expected to contribute to family holiday get-togethers.
Sound Of Local Retro
Every once in a while, a Kansas City band releases an original Christmas song. But it's unusual for area musicians to put out an entire album of holiday standards. That's what the bluegrass band Old Sound did this year, but making it happen involved something like a Christmas miracle.
Kansas City Football Hope
The Kansas City Chiefs defense has come alive these last two weeks after struggling much of the season. Many think it has to do with the presence of safety Eric Berry being around the team and on the sidelines the last two home games.
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