Hottie Stormi Maya is an Instagram sensation and right now she inspires this quick backup look at some of the most important news links today . . .
NBC News: Roger Stone posts image to Instagram of federal judge next to crosshairs
Mashbable: Instagram, Twitch, and other platforms helped creators make nearly $7 billion, study says
Insider: Instagram influencers are hiring life coaches to help them deal with the pressures of the platform
Closer to home, here are the news links that inspire our afternoon evening . . .
Po-Po Plays Nice!!!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In December 2016, the Kansas City Police Department launched a pilot program to embed a social worker with a group of officers. Today, that program is a fixture of the department, with social workers housed in each of the city's six division stations.
Kansas City Weed Game Winning
In the first month of 2019, Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services reported collecting more than $3 million in application-related fees - that includes applications for more than 200 medical marijuana dispensaries. While the department is in the beginning phases of implementation, people already are thinking about how they can benefit from the prescription alternative.
Putting Your Shoe On Retail
Topeka-based Payless ShoeSource is closing all 2,300 of its domestic retail stores, a company spokesperson confirmed to KCUR on Monday. About 1,200 retail stores outside the U.S. are not affected. The news was first reported by Reuters on Friday. Sources told the news service the company plans to file for bankruptcy, less than two years after emerging from bankruptcy in 2017.
Local Gift Of Life Needed
The Community Blood Center says it needs blood donors as the supply dips with winter storms.
Celebrate TV Tech Scene Sign Ups
While the Kansas City Chiefs might have narrowly missed their shot at the 2019 Super Bowl, the city was well represented as a source for event staffing at the game, revealed Erika Klotz, noting the power of Recruit, a new product from KC-based PopBookings.
Golden Ghetto Hobo Help Delayed
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Freezing Local Forecast
On Tuesday afternoon, the third storm in less than a week will move into the Kansas City area, prompting the National Weather Service to place the metro under a winter weather advisory from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday.
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