Kansas City Snow Day News Layout

We top this post with tribute to hottie Karlie. Her days at the iconic Victoria's Secret panty brand are bygone but we respect her legacy now that company has fallen upon hard times. 

And all of this inspires us to check pop culture, community news and top headlines for the midday.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Snow Closes Cowtown

Kansas City area museums, attractions closed due to winter weather

Posted: Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While a number of Kansas City area school districts made the move to close or go to virtual learning ahead of Wednesday's winter storm , museums and other attractions around the metro are also closing for the day.

Shovel Ready

Photos: Kansas City draped in snow after winter storm, closing schools and businesses

Kansas Citians woke up to see several inches of snow, but the storm brought far less than the 9-12 inches predicted by the National Weather Service. Schools and many businesses closed Wednesday, while others still hit the streets for cleanup or to continue their daily routine.

Building Community

Final Paseo Gateway projects to break ground this month

By Abby Hoover The Paseo Gateway Initiative has been in the works since January 2016 when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) executed a five-year Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant for $30 million, along with $109 million in local investment through 30 local partners.

Local Destination Honored

Kansas City's Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is now a stop on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

The national Civil Rights Trail now runs through Kansas City's Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Kansas City will be the third stop in Missouri for the trail, which follows key moments and locations in the Civil Rights movement across the United States.

1st Responders Save Morning

KCFD battles Wednesday morning fire at 12th, Hardesty

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, fire crews attended to a house fire early Wednesday morning. The fire broke out around 3:45 a.m. near East 12th Street and Hardesty Avenue. Flames were visible from the house when firefighters arrived. HAPPENING NOW: House fire on 12th & Hardesty.

Big Deal For Summer

SeaWorld makes $3.4B offer to buy Worlds of Fun owner Cedar Fair - Kansas City Business Journal

The parent company of Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun received a $3.4 billion offer from SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. to buy the amusement park owner. According to reports in The Wall Street Journal , SeaWorld (NYSE: SEAS) offered to pay around $60 a share in an unsolicited, nonbinding proposal for Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.

Turnabout Is Fair Play

TikTok star Emira D'Spain is Victoria's Secret's first black transgender model

TikTok personality Emira D'Spain is celebrating becoming the first black transgender model to work with Victoria's Secret. Emira - better known on social media as XOXOEMIRA - has produced a Valentine's Day TikTok in collaboration with the lingerie brand. Her clip shows how to enjoy Valentine's Day without a significant other.

Prez Shifts Troops

Biden formally approves new US troops to Europe amid Russia threat, deployments expected in 'coming days'

President Joe Biden has formally approved additional US military deployments to eastern Europe, and the Pentagon is expected to announce Wednesday morning that the troops will deploy "in the coming days," US officials told CNN.


Trump charges $250,000 for Mar-a-Lago forum - to boost his own Super Pac

Donald Trump will charge top-paying guests $250,000 to attend a "Take Back Congress Candidate Forum" at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this month - with proceeds going to his own Super Pac, rather than Republicans who will actually try to take back Congress.

Riot Aftermath Cont'd

Trump: 'RINO' Graham 'wrong' on pardoning Jan. 6 rioters

Former President Trump Lindsey Graham Lindsey Olin Graham Trump: 'RINO' Graham 'wrong' on pardoning Jan. 6 rioters On The Money - Layoff rate hit record low in December Hillicon Valley - Presented by Cisco - Spotify faces critics over Rogan controversy MORE (R-S.C.)

Putting Celeb On Hold

ABC suspends 'The View' host Whoopi Goldberg for saying Holocaust 'not about race'

ABC News suspended "The View" host Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks after she said the Holocaust was not about race, the network said Tuesday. In a statement, Kim Godwin, president of ABC News, called Goldberg's comments "wrong and hurtful." "While Whoopi has apologized, I've asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments," Godwin said.

News Boss Turned Off

CNN boss Jeff Zucker resigns, says he failed to disclose office relationship with former Andrew Cuomo aide

CNN President Jeff Zucker resigned Wednesday after revealing he failed to disclose a relationship with a top-ranking colleague who previously served as communications director to former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Great White North Revolts

Truck convoy protesting Covid restrictions blocks key US-Canada crossing

Officials in Canada have called for an end to an "unlawful" truck blockade near the US border, amid mounting tensions between protesters opposing Covid health restrictions and local residents. The standoff near the Alberta border town of Coutts has entered its fifth day, with dozens of trucks blocking access to a key highway used to enter the United States.

NextGen Confronts Plague

World's 1st trial deliberating infecting young adults with COVID found to be safe

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The world's first human challenge trial in which volunteers were deliberately exposed to COVID-19 to advance research into the disease was found to be safe in healthy young adults, one of the companies running the study said on Wednesday.

Moonwalker NextGen Debuts

Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson Attend Opening Night of MJ, the Michael Jackson Musical in N.Y.C.

The pair of siblings posed in front of a poster displaying the logo of the jukebox musical at the Neil Simon Theatre, with Prince, 24, in a grey suit and Paris, 23, in a red paisley dress. As seen on Paris's Instagram Story, she traveled to New York for the event, and hung out with her older brother ahead of showtime.

EPIC Squirrel Seyz More Winter

Groundhog Day 2022: Punxsutawney Phil makes his prediction

Punxsutawney Phil has made his 2022 Groundhog Day prediction: winter is here to stay! The furry rodent saw his shadow Wednesday morning in Punxsutawney, Pa., therefore predicting six more weeks of winter.

The Loop Awards Prizes

Nominations for DTC annual awards now open + Downtown news beat - Downtown Council of Kansas City

Downtown Council opens nominations for annual awards Get your nominations ready! The Downtown Council is now accepting nominations for its 2022 annual awards ... but only through Tuesday, Feb. 15. The coveted awards - to be presented in three categories this year - will be a featured element of the DTC's popular Annual Luncheon on [...]

Bittersweet Postscript

The Chiefs went as far as Patrick Mahomes could take them

The Kansas City Chiefs find themselves at home wondering what could have been a week after winning one of the greatest games we've ever witnessed. This one hurts, and it's going to be a while before the sting subsides.

Long Swinging Opportunity

The Strawberry Swing Valentine's Pop-Up at The Truman

Strawberry Swing's first official pop-up of 2022 comes to The Truman on Sunday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Valentine's Pop-Up features 30+ makers and love-themed creations.

Local History Illuminated

They fought to end Lee's Summit's neon ban; now they're relighting a grinning, spinning Katz face in KC

The iconic face of Katz Drug Store - the famed retail operation that grew from the streets of Kansas City to eventually become CVS - is set to return to its hometown thanks, in part, to a pair of unlikely neon sign restorationists.

Snowfall Round One Complete

First Alert: First round of heavy snow expected in Kansas City through mid-morning


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