Pop culture newsmaker good times starts our morning peek at all the important topics:
DM: Caitlyn Jenner jams out in her car to Paris Hilton's 2006 hit Turn It Up... and the heiress 'loves it'
HL: Paris Hilton Linked To Hunky 22-Year-Old Model 2 Months After Split
Billboard: Kim Kardashian Says She's Expecting a Fourth Child With Kanye West
Closer to home, these local news items begin our day . . .
Kansas City Shelter Life Cont'd
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Red Cross has an overnight warming shelter at the Hillcrest Community Center but they're not that full. Back in the gym is a row of cots, with 22 people checked in for the night, down 9 from Sunday night, and just a small fraction of those without power.
Kansas City Morning Rescue
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Two people were rescued overnight after a house fire. It happened just before 11 p.m. Monday at Independence and Montgall avenues. Four people were taken to the hospital, ut they're all expected to be OK. The cause of that fire is still under investigation.
Kansas City Gamer Duo Winning
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It started as a "passion project." A way for Mason Mullenioux and his friends to give back to high school students who liked to game, like they did. But their idea quickly exploded. Now, the Kansas City men are helping high school athletes chase championships through video game screens.
ExBurb Double Good
RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) - Kansas City, Missouri fire investigated a duplex that caught fire after the power was restored. Monday night shortly after 8:30, Kansas City, Missouri fire was dispatched to the 8500 block of Ditzler Avenue. Investigators say that the duplex had no power, but sometime after 7 p.m.
Golden Ghetto Tree Biz
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- It's a beautiful view, unless you're the tree. "It's quite a view. It's very cool," said Bryan Hendrickson. "We definitely have a lot of trees down." Hendrickson is a foreman with KC Arborists. The thick heavy snow weighing down countless trees took them by surprise this weekend.
DIY KCMO Cleanup
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Last weekend's heavy snow - coupled with a forecast calling for more snow and colder temperatures - has cities across Kansas City setting up sites and plans for residents to drop off storm debris. Some cities say they will establish drop-off sites, but may not post hours until the next round of weather moves through.
Foodie Hipster Menu
April Fleming Monday, January 14 KC Restaurant Week soldiers on through Sunday. For our list of recommendations at restaurants that still have availability, click here. (And remember to be kind to your servers and bartenders - as fun as the event is for you, this week can be quite a slog for those serving you.)
Downtown Hype Machine Still Running
From Lyle Lovett and his Small Band to The Sound of Music; from Cirque du Soleil Crystal to The Yellowjackets; and from KC Restaurant Week to And, That's Why We Drink at The Truman, Downtown KC is smokin' hot this week. Roll the highlight reel for the week in arts, culture, entertainment and dining - Monday to Sunday, Jan.
The Killers - Land Of The Free is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .