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Kansas City December Warmup

Spire drops recommendation for Kansas Citians to conserve energy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) --- Spire Energy is lifting its request to conserve energy. The recommendation was made late this week as bone-chilling temperatures hit the Kansas City metro area. "We want to thank everyone in the community for their help in keeping systems strong ahead of the holiday," said Steve Mills, Spire Missouri West vice president and general manager, in a statement.

Growing Problem For Heartland

Drought, inflation won't stop farm income from hitting record highs, USDA says

High prices for products like eggs and grain are expected to lead to a record windfall for farmers this year, overcoming drought, bird flu and costly inputs. But the profit margin is thinner for small producers and those hit hard by dry conditions.

Suburban Blaze Postscript

Fire displaces Lee's Summit family on Christmas morning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A Lee's Summit family was displaced from its home early Christmas morning as a result of a house fire. The Lee's Summit Fire Department said it received a call for a structure fire at 4:51 a.m. on Sunday morning in the 400 block of NE Bristol Drive.

Kansas City Favored Again

Chiefs open as favorites over Broncos in Week 17 home rematch

This coming Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs (12-3) will host the Denver Broncos (4-11) on GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium for a Week 17 matchup. Kickoff is scheduled for Noon Arrowhead Time. These two teams will be facing each other for the second time in three weeks.

Brew Dudes Answer Questions

Four Inane Questions with Vine Street Brewing's Elliott Ivory

L to R: Coleman, Bonds, Ivory. // Courtesy of Kansas City Area Development Council In 2014, Elliott Ivory was handed a Breckenridge Vanilla Porter. As he tells us, after that first sip, angels sang and children danced. Ivory's introduction to craft beer piqued his interest, and he began learning the fine art of homebrewing.

Demi Earns High Priced Praise

OnlyFans beauty Demi Rose 'smashing it' after being dubbed next Kylie Jenner

Demi Rose Mawby is "smashing it" says former Page 3 icon Nicola McLean. The ex-glamour model, 41, praised Demi, 27, after she has successfully carved out a name for herself in the OnlyFans industry. Talking about Demi, Nicola said: "I've only met her once at an event, but listen she's smashing it.

Prez Tweeter In Chief???

Biden admin pushed to bar Twitter users for COVID 'disinformation,' files show

The Biden White House pressured Twitter to both "elevate" and "suppress" purported COVID-19 "misinformation" - but ended up "censoring info that was true but inconvenient" to policy makers, according to the latest edition of the "Twitter files" revealed Monday.

MAGA Holiday Wishes Reconsidered

Trump called himself 'clairvoyant' and claimed that the US is 'dying from within' in a series of Christmas messages

Donald Trump said that the "USA is dying from within" in a social media post on Christmas Day. Trump made the comment in reference to high numbers of migrants coming to the US at the southern border. Trump railed against his usual targets, including Democrats, the FBI and the media.

Prank On Veep Backfires

White House condemns 'stunt' of busing migrants in freezing Christmas Eve weather

The White House on Sunday said a politically motivated "stunt" led to migrants being bused in subfreezing temperatures to Washington, D.C., the night before. Three buses arrived Saturday outside Vice President Kamala Harris' residence at the Naval Observatory, ABC affiliate WJLA reported. Temperatures in Washington on Saturday night were in the teens, according to the National Weather Service.

Power Play Redux

Washington Power Substations 'Vandalized' In Attacks, Cutting Off Electricity For Thousands

Thousands of households in Northwest Washington were left without power on Sunday after four power stations were "vandalized" by burglars, according to local police. Vandals broke into three power substations, run by Tacoma Public Utilities and Puget Sound Energy (PSU), and damaged the stations' electrical equipment, causing over 14,000 Tacoma residents to lose power, according to a Pierce County Sheriff's Department statement.

Far East Battle Ahead?!?

China Send 71 Warplanes Around Taiwan In 'Strike Drill'

Seventy-one Chinese warplanes were detected flying around Taiwan on Sunday, performing military exercises, according to Taiwan's Defense Ministry. According to the People's Liberation Army, China was conducting a "strike drill" in response to "provocations" and "collusion" between Taiwan and the United States.

Cold Buffaloes Americans

At least 50 dead with bodies found frozen in cars amid record-breaking storm

AT least 50 people are feared to have been killed as a huge winter storm continues to pummel the United States. Thousands of Americans still remain without power and drivers have been found dead in their cars after being left stranded on snow-covered highways and interstates.

Euro-Trashed Amid War

Russian missiles rain down on Ukraine towns

KVIV/MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Russian forces bombarded scores of towns in Ukraine on Christmas Day as Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was open to negotiations, a stance Washington has dismissed as posturing because of continued Russian attacks.

Funny Money Without Rules

Crypto is like the 'World of Warcraft' economy and legitimizing it with regulations would hurt the financial system, says economist

In the wake the FTX collapse, calls to regulate crypto have increased among U.S. lawmakers. But doing so would confer legitimacy to the crypto industry, a prominent economist argued this week, and that in turn could lead to more widespread economic damage.

Baller Metaphor Feared

The Rose Bowl is dead, killed by our winner-take-all culture. Humanity may be up next

The Rose Bowl game, an annual sports spectacle embodying cherished California conceptions of beauty and inclusion, is dead. It was 121 years old. The cause of death was our winner-take-all culture. In Pasadena, the hometown of your columnist, city officials remained in denial, claiming that the Rose Bowl was very much alive.

Hottie Snowball Challenge

Elle Brooke wants to fight famous adult star because she 'really fancies' her

OnlyFans star Elle Brooke has explained which famous porn star she would like to fight in the future. Speaking on the Fred Talks Fighting podcast she detailed how, after her upcoming fight with influencer Faith Ordway, she would like to fight adult star Abella Danger. "I'd love to fight Abella Danger," she said.

Minor Baseball Decisions Await

2023 Royals Hall of Fame voting is open!

Voting has officially opened for the 2023 Royals Hall of Fame! The Royals Hall of Fame may not be the great honor that the MLB Hall of Fame is, but it still should be considered quite prestigious. To that end, the Royals have submitted six strong candidates for your consideration.

Talking Northeast Now . . . 

269: State Rep Michael Johnson talks District 23

On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're joined by recently re-elected Missouri Representative Michael Johnson, a Democrat who represents District 23 and resident of Northeast Kansas City. We discuss his priorities for the next term, greatest successes and lessons learned in office, redistricting and more.

Everybody Wants Playoff Run

Unsung players join Chiefs stars in postseason push

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs wouldn't be in the race for a first-round bye in the AFC without Patrick Mahomes, who is charting a course toward a second MVP, along with three-time All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce and a host of other big-name stars.

Cold Weather Cowtown Calendar

Our city never sleeps. Check out the January events calendar

Art by Cassondra Jones Ongoing Jan 1 - 7 Fetch The Halls (Mean Girls Theme), Vignettes Pop-up Bar Jan. 1- 31 Captured Exhibition, National WWI Museum and Memorial Jan. 1- 31 Ice Skating, Crown Center Ice Terrace Jan. 6 - 8 KC Symphony Presents: Uptown Nights, Helzberg Hall Jan.

Forecast For Now . . . 

A few light flurries, slippery surfaces possible Monday to start the week

NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, an updated video forecast is unavailable at this time. Here is the latest nine day forecast. We haven't quite reached the end of our cold snap, but we can see it from here. A light wintry mix is possible overnight Sunday into Monday morning.

First Aid Kit - A Feeling That Never Came is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.