We start today with visions of Taylor, Sara, Jasmine, Stella, Elsa, Romee and Josephine that helped power us through the holiday season and inspire this early morning link gathering of local news. Take a peek:
Meet New KCPD Media Captain
New KCPD Media Unit Captain began career in Historic Northeast
Newsflash: New York Hates Kobach
You'd figure that the president's decision to fold his Advisory Commission on Election Integrity would make Kris Kobach, the vice-chairman and leading light of that "voter fraud" inquisition, the unhappiest camper around. But he has a good use for whatever free time Trump's action gave him.
Dead-Tree Swagger-Jacks Buzzfeed Style From Five Years Ago
When Kansas City voters approved lower penalties for marijuana possession last year, some warned of unintended consequences. Those consequences have not turned out as predicted, but people should realize pot is still not legal in the city.
Meth Town Mall Homicide Outcry
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The girlfriend of an Independence teen killed in a mall parking lot says the murder was planned. Eighteen-year-old Tyler Gates has been charged with killing 17-year-old Matthew Haylock in a car parked outside the Independence Center. Prosecutors said Haylock and Gates were in the same car when Gates grabbed the victim's own gun and killed him with it.
History Favors Home Team
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The two clubs opening the wild-card playoff round at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday afternoon enter from opposite perspectives. The Chiefs clinched their second straight AFC West championship two weeks ago and coasted to the finish.
Local Gratitude For Po-Po
Chiefs fans are scrambling to nab last minute playoff tickets, but Thursday, one Kansas City police officer's family received news they are getting in for free.
McTavish Makes The 1st 2018 List
Happy 2018 - now what? The new calendar year's initial weekend delivers a grab bag of endeavors: Downtown art-scene appreciation, drolly ancient funk-rock, Jewish comedians riffing on their cultural history, dinosaur love, football dreams and more. What might all the miscellany amount to? Find out by reaching into the bag!
Bruno Mars - Finesse (Remix) [Feat. Cardi B] is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .