Today's news was mostly just weather garbage but we're rounding up some of the other noteworthy events of the day along with just a bit of pop culture inspired by hottie rebranding and Instagram's marketplace of ideas . . .
KCMO Winter Burn
KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV) --- Firefighters responded to a two-alarm house fire on Friday evening. The fire erupted at E. 43rd Street and Euclid Avenue. An evacuation order was issued for responders shortly after the fire was upgraded to a two-alarm house fire. The fire was reported shortly after 5:50 p.m.
Foodie For A Good Casue
Kansas City Restaurant Week starts Jan. 10 with 167 participating establishments donating 10 percent of sales to benefit charity. This year, The Don Bosco Centers will receive a portion of the proceeds from the event. https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/senior-center-looking-to-benefit-from-kc-restaurant-week
Show-Me Hotwife Luv
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KTVI) -- The opening day of the legislative session in Missouri is full of pomp and circumstance. Unanimous resolutions are passed. The Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution is read. Lawmakers are given time on the floor to recognize special guests in the audience.
Kansas Care Struggles
Hide Transcript Show Transcript FOLLOWING THE STORY. MEDICAID EXPANSION WAS PART OF THE ORIGINAL OBAMACARE LAW BUT REMOVED BY THE SUPREME COURT. 36 STATES RESTORED MEDICAID EXPANSION WITH WASHINGTON COVERING 90% OF THE COST. KANSAS COULD BE NEXT. THE GOVERNOR SAYS THEY -- THAT THEIR PLAN IS THRIFTY.
Gamers Grab Cash
Video games have come a long way since the days of sitting cross-legged in front of a tube TV, holding a cabled controller and staring into the pixelated world of Duck Hunt or Super Mario Bros. Gaming has come a long way even since the once mind-blowing introduction of the wireless Nintendo Wii controllers and the original online Xbox Live craze.
Job growth slowed last month as U.S. employers added just 145,000 jobs. But there was an interesting milestone in Friday's report from the Labor Department. Ninety-five percent of the net jobs added in December went to women. Women now hold just over half of all payroll jobs in America, for only the second time in history.
Obsessing Over 2020
DAVENPORT, Iowa -Susan Dreyer, a Catholic nun, left her monastery one day this week in search of an answer to a fateful question: Is Elizabeth Warren "strong enough to kick Trump out?"
Under The Influence
Instagram censoring the accounts of Farsi media outlets and Iranian influencers, International Federation of Journalists says
In the aftermath of the killing of Iran's major general Qassem Soleimani, Iranian journalists have reported the censorship of their Instagram accounts. Posts about Soleimani have disappeared from Instagram which is currently the only operational international social media site within Iran.
Sunday Checklist Shared
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs' divisional playoff game happens Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, and if you plan to head out to the game, there are a few things you'll want to note. The Chiefs will take on the Houston Texans, who are coming off a 10-6 season and a 22-19 overtime win in the Wild Card round.
Kansas City Twinkle Toes Fashions Debut
A dancer who hears "elevé" knows to push herself up onto her toes. In 2010, when retired ballerina Lisa Choules needed an apt name for her fledgling dancewear company, the term sounded just right. Everyone needed a lift: She was a single mom scouting for a new career; ballerinas needed a better-fitting leotard.
Fake Gronk Questions Emerge
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs could be missing defensive tackle Chris Jones and tight end Travis Kelce when the AFC West champs face the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs Sunday.
Fear Kansas City Insta Traps
The outside of Union Station will be bathed in red ahead of the Chiefs' playoff game on Sunday against the Houston Texans, but Chiefs Kingdom can also get a unique photo opportunity inside the Kansas City landmark.On Friday morning, 3-foot-tall illuminated letters spelling out "Chiefs Kingdom" were installed in Grand Hall, where just days ago Kansas City's most iconic Christmas tree stood.Union Station said the letters, courtesy of Alpha Lit Kansas City, will remain on display through Jan.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .