Kansas City Late Night Links: Northeast Burns Before Winter Storm

For our insomniacs, night owls and even a few early birds, this evening we share community news, pop culture and top headlines.

Check TKC news gathering amid the flames . . .

Urban Damage Report

1 injured in multi-alarm apartment fire in Northeast Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fire crews pulled an injured victim from a multi-alarm apartment fire Monday night in Northeast Kansas City, Missouri. KCMO Fire Chief Donna Lake said crews could hear screams and saw the victim moving across the floor. Firefighters were able to get him out of the burning building and to a hospital for treatment.

Another Angle . . . 

Four Alarm Fire guts Avenue Apartment Building

Firefighters were called to a two story apartment building in the 3200 block of Independence Avenue this evening at approximately 8:35 on what was initially a two alarm structure fire. On arrival the rear of the building was fully involved and within minutes of arrival, two additional alarms were called in bringing extra firefighters and equipment to the scene.

Inferno Update

One person injured as crews battle apartment fire at Benton and Independence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fire crews in Kansas City, Missouri are currently on the scene of an apartment fire that has left at least one person injured Monday night. The fire was reported just after 8:30 p.m. near Benton Boulevard and Independence Avenue.

Local Street Life Prep . . . 

Kansas City-area agencies preparing roads for heavy snow

Heavy snow and winter weather are heading to the Kansas City region on Tuesday, but agencies like the Kansas Department of Transportation, Missouri Department of Transportation and Kansas City Public Works are already working to make sure roads are safe for drivers.

Trash Pickup Delayed

Kansas City postpones trash services for week as crews prepare for snow

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, will postpone trash services for the remainder of the week due to the upcoming snow storm. Recycling and scheduled bulky item pickup appointments from Tuesday to Friday will also be canceled. The city will resume normal trash services next week.

Hottie Shares Assurances

Mia Khalifa dead rumours spark panic but ex-adult actress says 'I feel fine'

Mia Khalifa has quashed any rumours that she had died with a cheeky response, after her fans were worried. The ex-porn star's Facebook profile mysteriously turned into a memorial page, sparking panic amongst her followers. But on Sunday morning she took to Twitter to share a meme from the cult classic movie, Monty Python And The Holy Grail.

Prez Flexes On Vlad

Biden warns Russia of 'swift and severe consequences' if they 'walk away' from diplomacy and attack Ukraine

President Biden threatened Russia with "swift and severe consequences" should Moscow choose to "walk away from diplomacy and attack Ukraine," maintaining that the United States and allies are continuing "to prepare for every scenario."

MAGA Making Threats

Analysis: This is the most dangerous thing Donald Trump said over the weekend

Donald Trump's pledge to consider pardoning those arrested on January 6 if he wins the presidency again in 2024 drew most of the headlines over the weekend. But it was something else he said in a free-form (and fact-free) campaign-style speech in Texas on Saturday night that really deserves more of your attention.

Democratic Party Divisions Almost Downplayed

Senate Dems back off Manchin and Sinema - except Bernie - POLITICO

"Everybody needs to focus on the election right before us, right now," said Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), who chairs the party's campaign arm. "I just continually tell our friends we need to stay focused on the next few months. There's just so much at stake going forward, with the Biden administration and things we care deeply about."

Justice Reconsidered

Judge who rejected deal in Arbery hate crime case likely thinks it was too lenient, experts say

The federal judge who tossed out a plea agreement reached by prosecutors and at least one of the men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery most likely did so because she believed the deal was too lenient, experts said Monday.

Gang War On The Inside

Federal prisons on lockdown after two members of MS-13 street gang were reportedly killed in altercation

America's 120 federal prisons are on lockdown after two inmates who were reportedly MS-13 gang members were killed on Monday in an altercation at a facility in Beaumont, Texas. The fight broke out shortly before noon. Four inmates were transported to a local hospital where inmates Guillermo Riojas and Andrew Pineda were pronounced deceased.

Great White North Getting Angry

'Canadians were shocked...and disgusted': Justin Trudeau says we 'won't give in' to individuals who are violent, 'spew hatred' in Ottawa

23rd Prime Minister of Canada After confirming he and two of his children tested positive for COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the actions of the demonstrators in Ottawa. "Over the past few days, Canadians were shocked and, frankly, disgusted by the behaviour displayed by some people protesting in our nation's capital.

Arguments Against Supreme Diversity Rising Across Nation

Cruz joins Republicans slamming Biden's vow to name a Black woman to Supreme Court, calling it 'offensive'

Sen. Ted Cruz has joined other Republicans in criticizing President Joe Biden for a promise he first made on the campaign trail to name a Black woman to the Supreme Court, calling the vow "offensive" and "an insult to Black women" in a podcast published Monday morning.

Celeb Shares Correction

'I stand corrected': Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for Holocaust comments

Whoopi Goldberg issued an apology for saying that the Holocaust was "not about race" on the show Monday morning. "The View" co-host attempted to quell the outrage over her remarks by posting a tweet that offered her "sincerest apologies." "On Today's show, I said the Holocaust 'is not about race, but about man's inhumanity to man.'

Royals Pressure Spotify

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Began 'Expressing Concerns' to Spotify About COVID-19 Misinformation Last Year

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are calling on Spotify to address and take action on the COVID-19 misinformation on its streaming platform. "Since the inception of Archewell, we have worked to address the real-time global misinformation crisis.

Local Sweetness Shared . . . 

Foodie Find: André's Valentine Collection - In Kansas City

Valentine's Day isn't really Valentine's Day without a box of chocolates, is it? Thankfully, Kansas City has plenty of local confectioners to satisfy that Valentine's Day sweet tooth. Head over to André's Confiserie Suisse (5018 Main Street), and you'll be greeted with all the heart-shaped chocolates and treats you can handle.

Payment Plan Deets Disclosed

curiousKC Resource Guide | Help With Utility Bills and Weatherization

If you need help paying your utility bills or can't afford to weatherize your home, you're not alone. Our recent Flatland episode on Kansas City PBS prompted a number of inquiries from curiousKC followers. In response, we've compiled the following list of local resources for people seeking assistance: The Missouri Department of Social Services has a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Erin Offers Life Lessons

New Growth, New Year

This is a bittersweet moment for me, in the most wonderful way. I have been writing monthly features for HERLIFE Magazine for nearly four years, and this will be my last monthly feature, at least for a while. When I left my broadcast TV career in 2016, I never thought I would go back to working in television again.

Kangaroos Return To The K

UMKC spring commencement returns to Kauffman Stadium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the second straight year, the University of Missouri-Kansas City spring commencement will take place at Kauffman Stadium. There will be two graduation ceremonies as part of "Commencement at The K" on Sunday, May 15. The event, which debuted for 2020 and 2021 graduates last spring, will take place rain or shine.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Winter storm watch issued for system with potential to drop several inches of snow on Kansas City

An incoming winter storm has prompted a winter storm watch for the Kansas City area Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon.Rain is expected to change over to snow Tuesday night into Wednesday.

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