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Hottie Demi and her fashion goodness inspires this quick peek at some of the top news storries for today and the backside of the news cycle:
Inq: Demi Rose Puts Booty On Full Display In Tight Latex Dress In Latest Instagram Snap
PopSugar: Feel the Burn With These 11 Butt Workout Videos You Can Do Almost Anywhere
Yahoo: Self-awareness: Kansas feeling 'light in the butt' after loss to Kentucky
Closer to home, these are the local news highlights worth a glimpse . . .
Kansas City Burning Sensation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fire investigators say Monday morning's high winds caused a power pole to land an a south Kansas City convenience store, causing a fire to break out. When 41 Action News crew arrived just after 11 a.m. at the Shop-N-Go at 85th Street and Holmes, heavy smoke was already pouring out from the roof.
Traffic Trouble Tonight
Lee's Summit police have temporarily shut down westbound U.S. 50 Highway to clear a one-ton pickup truck overturned in the middle of the road. Emergency crews responded to the call just after 5 p.m. on Monday. There were no injuries in the wreck.
Local Amber Alert Update
Family says mother, toddler missing for three weeks have been located
Rock Chalk Obamacare Pain
The University of Kansas Hospital is one of 38 hospitals across the country challenging a rule cutting Medicare rates for outpatient hospital sites to match the lower rates paid to physicians' offices. Under the rule, which took effect Jan.
Show-Me No Weed For Missouri Troops
JEFFERSON CITY * Although veterans are in line to benefit from the legalization of medical marijuana in Missouri, residents and employees of the state's seven nursing homes for veterans will be barred from using the drug.
Where To Stick It In Kansas City???
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After the bout of recent winter weather the Kansas City area has seen, many residents in cities across the metro are left with downed tree limbs and other storm debris. Monday, many cities will offer curbside pickup, while others offer drop off locations.
Kansas City Mad Money?!?!
Apple Inc. should consider buying Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN) as part of a strategy to revolutionize the electronic medical records business, according to TV stock talker Jim Cramer. The outspoken star of CNBC's "Mad Money" suggested an Apple-Cerner pair-up last week, albeit as a back-up plan if Apple can't buy Cerner competitor Epic Systems Corp.
Build The Wall Against Doggies???
Officials with Unleashed Pet Rescue are preparing to return to the Kansas City area with 26 dogs rescued from a shelter in Cairo, Egypt. Unleashed officials said this is a joint effort with the Animal Protection League in Cairo. In Egypt, Unleashed said stray or "Baladi" dogs are often abused or killed inhumanely.
Hipster Agenda This Week
Green Room Burgers and Beer turns 7, plus beer, tequila, and wine events: KC's food and drink events for January 28 through February 3
Courtesy New Belgium Brewing Monday, January 28 Take the rare opportunity to try imported wines from Switzerland at Andre's Chocolates & Confiserie Suisse (5018 Main Street). According to Andre's, Switzerland does not export a large quantity of wine, and thus it can be difficult to come by.
EPIC Big Money For Kansas City Dude
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals could have paid versatile second baseman Whit Merrifield relatively little this year, then given him a series of one-year contracts accompanied by increasing pressure each season. Instead, they chose to reward him for both his perseverance and play.
Kansas City Polar Vortex Update
Dangerous wind chills are expected for the next couple of days. Tuesday's low temperature gets down into the teens with windchill below zero. Tuesday afterno...
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