Our morning tradition and a glimpse at pop culture, local news and interesting items across the metro and around the world . . .
Kansas City Away Game???
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the second year in a row, the road to the Super Bowl will go through Arrowhead Stadium. But home field advantage isn't what it used to be. In fact, one fan-tracking company is predicting that Tennessee Titans fans will make up 25% of the crowd at Sunday's AFC Championship Game in Kansas City.
JoCo Green Space Fight
SHAWNEE, Ks. - The city of Shawnee wants your input on a new park. It will be located near 55th and Belmont Drive. The city will hold a second public meeting where you can give your ideas on the master plan tonight. It runs from 6pm to 8pm at Belmont Elementary School.
KCK Talks Street Safety
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A middle school student hit by the driver of a car in Kansas City, Kansas is expected to recover. The crash happened near 55th & Osage around 2:30 p.m. Monday near Turner Middle School. Neighbors are thankful the driver in the hit-and-run is behind bars Tuesday night, while the young boy recovers.
Golden Ghetto Gets Sick
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The CDC is reporting the most predominant strain causing the flu this season is the Influenza B virus. Johnson County Health says they are seeing the same thing. It's not too late to get your flu shot. The Johnson County Health Department offers walk-in flu clinics.
Inclusion In Skivies
This week has been a big one for the lingerie industry. Victoria's Secret - home of the impossibly-sculpted, minutely-clad supermodel - unveiled the first "plus-size" model to grace its stores in its 42-year history. As part of a campaign with British lingerie firm Bluebella, the US underwear giant is featuring body positive campaigner Ali Tate Cutler in its shops alongside transgender model May Simón Lifschitz.
Dems Feel The Bern???
The top six candidates debated Tuesday night in Iowa, the last chance for them to stand beside their rivals before Iowa voters kick off the nomination fight in 20 days' time.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Amy Jean Klobuchar Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders, Warren exchange underscores Iowa stakes Warren corrects Sanders after he seeks to correct her at debate MORE (D-Minn.) stumbled at Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate when recalling the name of Kansas's female governor.
Iran Off At The Mouth
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned in a televised speech Wednesday that European soldiers - not just Americans - "could be in danger" after leaders in Britain, France and Germany began the so-called "dispute process" for the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal with world powers.
Another Year Of Merch
Build-A-Bear will debut a Baby Yoda stuffed animal as customers scramble to get their hands on toys based on the adorable character from 'The Mandalorian'
Baby Yoda is coming to Build-A-Bear. Toys featuring the instantly popular character from " The Mandalorian" have been in high demand since the show debuted on Disney Plus in November. A Baby Yoda toy from Funko quickly became a top-selling action figure on Amazon in early December - even though customers who preordered the toy will not receive it until May.
Local Culture For Gamers
Photo by Leanne Araya You enter the Theater of Folly. Gatekeepers guard the portal. But you carry a tribute. You present it to the guards. They let you pass, lead you to your throne. Now the real mission begins. You're here to see a chamber music concert called "A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy."
EPIC Pep Talk
The 2020 postseason has been one of surprises -- especially when it comes to the AFC. The Tennessee Titans had already upset the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens to make it to the conference championship game, and they were awaiting the winner of the Houston Texans- Kansas City Chiefs matchup.
Kansas City Winter Cool Down
Drizzle and fog will linger through mid-morning Wednesday, before a cold front wipes the clouds and fog away this afternoon. Temperatures will drop down near freezing by 5 p.m., so make sure you have your warm coats with you this morning.
Dawes - Living In The Future is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.