Kansas City News Dance: Local Busted Pipes, First Family Fighting & NYE Awaits

A bit of the influencer aftermath from that screenshot . . . Meanwhile, we check pop culture, community news and top headlines at the end of the week.

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Kansas City Amateur Hour Ahead

Downtown KC is set to celebrate New Year's Eve with parties of all shapes & sizes - Downtown Council of Kansas City

Downtown KC will be jumpin' on New Year's Eve with celebrations at the Power & Light District, Crossroads Hotel, Knuckleheads, Quixotic, The Ship and more! If you're looking for New Year's entertainment for the entire family, check out Science City for its annual Noon Year's Eve fun.

Good Cause For Great Biz

KC Black and women-owned restaurant asks for help after damage from burst pipes

Last week's extreme winter weather is still causing problems for some businesses around Kansas City, Missouri. Soiree Steak and Oyster House in the 18th and Vine Jazz District had to close their doors because of busted pipes. Anita Moore, the owner and chef, says this happened right before a Chiefs watch party over the weekend.

Traffic Tragedy Aftermath

Independence man killed in crash on Christmas, one day after engagement

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - This year, it's been a Christmas one family would like to forget. They're grieving after their loved one was killed in a car crash on Christmas. It happened in Independence, near Truman and Crysler Avenue where a memorial is now set up. Tyler Kelley's mom said she feels robbed and is shattered.

Crime Reporting Big Picture

What we learned on the criminal justice beat in 2022

This year saw the arrest and indictment of retired Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski. Gun violence and homicides continued to plague Kansas City, something that the new KCPD chief is ready to tackle. A look at the biggest criminal justice stories of the year.

Happy Rock Old & Busted

Gladstone apartment residents trying to find new housing after water pipe burst on Christmas Eve

Two Gladstone, Missouri, residents are trying to find new housing after a water pipe burst Saturday in an apartment above them, flooding their units.Madelyn Robertson, who's currently on crutches in advance of leg surgery, shot a video that shows water showering from the ceiling at her Northland Studios apartment.

Internets Dance Off

Aussie influencer's racy bikini dance with stepdad divides followers

Australian influencer Karina Irby has raised eyebrows by posting a video of herself performing a risqué dance with her stepfather on TikTok. The Moana swimwear designer, 33, was seen twerking and thrusting her hips in the kitchen in front of her stepfather, who was wearing a pair of black budgie smugglers.

Prez Promotes Equity

Biden outpaces predecessors with diverse judicial nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the Biden White House, a quartet of four female judges in Colorado encapsulates its mission when it comes to the federal judiciary. One of the judges, Charlotte Sweeney, is an openly gay woman with a background in workers' rights.

First Son Name Game

Hunter Biden's ex-stripper lover requests to change their child's last name to Biden

The mother of Hunter Biden's 4-year-old daughter requested in court to change the last name of her child so she can "benefit from carrying the Biden family name." Lunden Roberts, a former exotic dancer, made the request through her lawyer Tuesday in a case where Hunter asked to lower his child support payments.

MAGA Finally Exposed

Trump's tax returns released, launching fresh scrutiny of his finances

House Democrats released several years' worth of Donald Trump's tax returns on Friday, a watershed in their long battle to pry the information loose from the former president. The documents, covering 2015 to 2020, could provide new insight into Trump's wealth, the performance of his business empire and how he was able to reduce his tax liability.

College Killing Update . . .

Idaho murders: Suspect in custody in killings of 4 university students, law enforcement source says

MOSCOW, Idaho - Authorities have a suspect in custody in the Nov. 13 murders of four University of Idaho students, a law enforcement source told Fox News Digital. A man in his mid 20s was taken into custody by local police and the FBI at 3 a.m.

Tension Amid Axis

Xi and Putin seek greater cooperation, but Russia's failures in Ukraine may strain relationship, expert says

Russia and China have committed to strengthening ties between the two countries despite Moscow's failure to quickly and effectively end its invasion of Ukraine, which may strain Beijing in the coming months. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping met via public video conference Friday to discuss the bilateral relationship that has blossomed this year, with no direct mention of Ukraine in their remarks.

Pandemic Peril Disputed

Risk of a dangerous new Covid variant in China is 'quite low,' U.S. health expert says

BEIJING - It's unlikely that a dangerous new Covid-19 variant is spreading in China, said Dr. Chris Murray, Seattle-based director of a health research center at the University of Washington. His comments Friday on CNBC's " Squawk Box Asia" come as U.S.

Take A Load Off . . . 

'Lazy' sex positions that guarantee maximum pleasure - even when you're tired

It can be hard to feel in the mood to get off if you're tired, but good sex doesn't have to be full of bold moves and frantic energy. Sometimes taking things easy and slow can be just as nice

Crunch Time Speculation

Ranking KC Chiefs' potential opponents in Wild Card round

The 2022-23 NFL playoffs are just around the corner and the Kansas City Chiefs have already punched their ticket with their AFC West division title. Although their specific seed is still yet to be determined, the number of teams in the AFC still contending for a playoff spot has been getting smaller by the week.

Katie's Forecast For Now . . .

Cool and calm Friday

It's cooler and calmer Friday but that will change over the New Year's Eve weekend. Highs Friday will reach the mid-40s, with mostly cloudy skies. Highs will reach the low 50s Saturday and mid-50s for New Year's Day.Rain is likely Monday, which will be Kansas City's next impact day.Highs will reach the mid and upper 50s.Cooler weather will follow for the rest of next week with highs in the upper 30s to 40s.

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