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Right now we're "clearing the air" with a bevy of content for insomniac readers and more than a few items worth a peek for dedicated denizens of the discourse.

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KC firefighters investigate cause of apartment fire near 27th, Van Brunt

Kansas City firefighters are investigating what caused an apartment fire Monday night near 27th Street and Van Brunt Boulevard.Fire crews were called just after 8 p.m. on the fire at the two-story brick building.Firefighters quickly put out the fire. No one was hurt.Authorities said three apartments had fire and smoke damage.Seven people were displaced.

Downtown Digs To Debut

Barney Allis Plaza in downtown KC could see $112M revamp soon

Kansas City officials and design-build team members have unveiled the latest mix of features and an estimated cost for a long-awaited remake of Barney Allis Plaza and its deteriorating underground parking garage. With the Kansas City Council's go-ahead this spring, workers in June could begin design work on a $112.4 million revitalization of the city-owned plaza at 12th and Central streets.

Community Political Talk

220: Missouri's 19th District with State Rep. Ingrid Burnett

Welcome back to the Northeast Newscast. This week we're joined by Missouri State Representative for the 19th District, Ingrid Burnett. Ingrid is a long-time Northeast resident and former educator who represents parts of Northeast, Sugar Creek, Independence and Jackson County in Jefferson City.

Show-Me Reason To Drive Carefully

Missouri traffic fatalities exceed 1,000, first time in 16 years

by: Brianna Lanham Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the first time in nearly 16 years, Missouri's traffic fatalities surpassed 1,000, according to a press release issued this month by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Preliminary data reveals 1,007 people were killed in traffic crashes last year, a 2% increase from 2020.

Local Care Costs More

Yes, more and more of your paycheck goes to health care in Kansas and Missouri. Here's why

People expect a lower cost of living in the middle of the country. It's one of the perks of picking, say, Wichita over Washington, D.C. But when it comes to health care, not even choosing a cheaper part of the country can shield you from the pain of American medical prices.

Angel Hottie Enjoys Winter

Romee Strijd wears a navy blue bikini in a hot tub in Switzerland

Romee Strijd is heating up Switzerland's freezing temperatures. The 26-year-old supermodel posted to her seven million Instagram followers on Monday a picture in a navy blue bikini standing inside of a jacuzzi in Switzerland while surrounded by a gorgeous snow-covered landscape. 'Another day in Switzerland,' the former Victoria's Secret angel captioned her picture, adding a snowflake emoji.


Biden calls Fox News reporter Peter Doocy 'a stupid son of a bitch'

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden called Fox News White House reporter Peter Doocy "a stupid son of a bitch" Monday on a live microphone, after Doocy asked Biden whether inflation was a political asset to him. The verbal slip took place during a White House event on Biden administration efforts to combat inflation.

Outburst Aftermath

Fox News' Peter Doocy says Biden 'cleared the air' with him following the 'SOB' insult

Fox News Peter Doocy revealed that President Biden called his cellphone following a hostile exchange the two of them had at the White House earlier in the day. During an event on Monday evening, Doocy attempted to ask Biden a question about inflation, to which the president responded by calling him a "stupid son of a b----."

Public Opinion Worsens For White House

Biden approval rating tanks to new low: poll

President Biden's approval rating has tanked to a new low of just 39 percent as his administration contends with a number of domestic and global concerns, a new poll shows. The abysmal rating was derived from the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll that was shared exclusively with The Hill.

US Soldiers On The Move

Pentagon: 8,500 U.S. troops on high alert for possible deployment to eastern Europe

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has placed 8,500 U.S. troops on "heightened preparedness to deploy" to eastern Europe in case NATO activates its rapid-response force over tensions with Russia, the Pentagon announced Monday. Why it matters: No decisions have been made to actually deploy U.S.

COVID Stalls Fmr. Veep Contender

"Unvaccinated" Sarah Palin Tested Positive For COVID-19 Right Before Her Defamation Trial Against The New York Times, A Judge Said

Former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has tested positive for COVID-19, delaying the start of her defamation trial against the New York Times that was set to begin Monday. The news, first reported by Reuters, was announced in court by US District Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York.

Guv Dress Code Coming Soon

US pharmacies, health centers begin rollout of free N95 masks

The first free N95 masks have started to arrive at US pharmacies, with more on the way in the coming days, as the Biden administration seeks to ramp up access to high-quality masks amid the spread of the highly-transmissible Omicron variant.

Life Lessons Await

The Supreme Court adds affirmative action to its potential hit list

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will revisit the question of affirmative action in higher education, deciding to hear cases challenging the use of race as one factor in admissions at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.

Old School Opts Out

Neil Young wants Spotify to pull his music due to Joe Rogan's vaccine misinformation on platform

Rock legend Neil Young wants Spotify to remove his music in response to the spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on the platform. In an open letter to his manager Frank Gironda and Tom Corson, co-chairman and chief operating officer of Warner Bros.

Rocker Confronts Horrific Allegation From Ex

Evan Rachel Wood alleges Marilyn Manson 'essentially raped' her on camera: 'Nobody knew what to do'

Evan Rachel Wood has accused Marilyn Manson of raping her on the set of the music video for his 2007 single "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)." The claim was made in a new documentary titled "Phoenix Rising" that focuses on the actress' life and career.

Rebuilding Cowtown Ballrooom

The owners of El Torreon, one of Kansas City's most iconic music venues, have big plans for renovating it

El Torreon Ballroom was born as a Jazz Age ballroom. In the seventies, the brick building at 31st and Gillham became a counterculture hub as The Cowtown Ballroom. New owners have a bold renovation plan in place to give it a new life. Glance at the building and you'll see "El Torreon" painted on its front windows.

Heartwarming Good Deeds

Kansas City bakery lends a hand, collecting winter gear for homeless

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City bakery owner says a new initiative is giving his business a greater purpose. And it all started with one gesture for a customer who happened to live in of one of the homeless camps nearby.

Sneak Peek At This Week

Nick's Picks | Classic Game Gets Chiefs Closer to Super Bowl

While there's a lot happening in Kansas City, the Chiefs will be the biggest story in town this week. Even though an unpredictable virus continues to sweep through the metro, "Chiefs fever" is going to be a bigger point of conversation for most people.

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor . . . 

Chiefs open as favorites over Bengals in AFC Championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs host the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship on Sunday, their fourth-consecutive appearance in the conference title game. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Chiefs open as 7-point favorites over the Bengals.

More Winter Awaits . . .

Temperatures start to dip once again


And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now. 

Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!