Kansas City Highlights: Worker Rescue, Jayhawk Losing Streak & Bad Debt

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Reminder: Cowtown Working-Class Always Risking Biscuit

Man hospitalized after being pinned by steel beams at Kansas City business

Posted: Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man is hospitalized after being trapped under thousands of pounds of steel beams. Members of the Kansas City Fire Department responded to Kansas City Structural Steel near East 39th Street and Raytown Road shortly after 1 p.m. Monday.

Rock Chalk Trending Downward

Kansas halted by Baylor; loses 3rd straight

WACO, Texas. - The Kansas Jayhawks couldn't make the plays down the stretch to defeat the Baylor Bears on the road as they lost their third straight. The Bears were strong on the glass, snatching 17 offensive rebounds in what was a physical game.

Show-Me Clap Back

Drag performers at Columbia event push back against Missouri Republican attack * Missouri Independent

A drag performance last week at a diversity event attended by Columbia middle schoolers was "high-brow and innocent," not the salacious sexual display alleged by Missouri Republicans, the marketing director for the group behind the performance said Sunday. At the annual Columbia Values Diversity Breakfast , timed to be near the Martin Luther King Jr.

Urban Core Cold Shoulder

Families in Kansas City's old Northeast still without gas after Friday fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Families in Kansas City's old Northeast displaced by a fire were still without utilities Monday evening. The Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department responded to the Friday morning fire. The department said for firefighter safety, it is common for them to turn off electricity and gas.

Foodie Opportunity Awaits

Group to build $200M food processing center in south Kansas City, Missouri; 583 new jobs possible

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Economic development officials Monday announced plans for a new $200 million food processing center and cold storage facility in south Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Area Development Council says West Liberty Foods plans to open the plant in the Interstate 49 Industrial Center.

Old School Sharing . . . 

Lisa Rinna showcases toned frame in black bikini during Paris getaway

Lisa Rinna showed off her toned physique sporting a black bikini in a new snap she uploaded onto her Instagram story on Monday amid her trip to Paris. The TV personality, 59, posed for a few quick photos in classic mirror selfies while celebrating fashion week in the city of love.

Prez Biden Damage Control

White House: Biden takes classified info 'very seriously' as more docs turn up: 'searched their sock drawer'

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre insisted that President Biden takes classified information seriously on Monday, just days after a fourth batch of documents with classified markings turned up during an FBI search of his home in Wilmington, Delaware.

Politicos Budget Slap Fight

Debt Ceiling: 2011 Showdown Leaves Lessons for Biden, GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) - The debate around raising the debt ceiling sounds eerily similar: Newly elected House Republicans, eager to confront the Democratic president in the White House, refused to raise the debt limit without cuts to federal spending.

Tanks Roll Through Europe Again

EU foreign policy chief hopes bloc agrees next tranche of military aid to Ukraine

BRUSSELS, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said he hopes member states will approve another 500 million euro ($545.00 million) tranche in military aid for Ukraine during a foreign ministers' meeting on Monday.

Pandemic Vaxx Future . . . 

FDA could recommend yearly Covid booster

The FDA may plan to simplify its Covid-19 vaccine schedule by offering a yearly shot, like the flu vaccine, that would likely be updated every year for new strains. NBC's Zinhle Essamuah is joined by Dr. Uché Blackstock to break down whether a clearer booster schedule would encourage more people to get vaccinated.

Witness Freaky Fashion . . . 

Doja Cat Covered Her Body in 30,000 Swarovski Crystals for Fashion Week: 'Magical, Mesmerizing Masterpiece'

Doja Cat was the cherry on top of Paris Fashion Week this weekend. The "Need to Know" singer stepped out to the Schiaparelli Haute Couture fashion show sparkling in red crystals.

Drink-In Kansas City Artsy 

Kelly's Fourth Annual Art Show transports you to a new realm

Kelly's Fourth Annual Art Show. // Photo by Emma Thieme On January 16, Kelly's Fourth Annual Art show felt like falling into the rabbit hole that led Alice to Wonderland, and it was awesome. The traditional pub exterior of Kelly's Westport Inn, a beloved bar and social staple of the Westport area since 1947 might not strike as the gathering...

Captive Earns Moniker

Kansas City Zoo announces name of eastern black rhinoceros calf

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Zoo announces the name of its baby eastern black rhinoceros. Meet Zumi! The zoo received more than 14,000 votes to help choose the calf's name after she was born on Dec. 31. Zumi was one of five names chosen by the zoo.

Freezing For January . . .

Cold conditions overnight heading into Tuesday

Mostly cloudy Monday night with lows in the mid-20s. Conditions are cloudy, with highs near 40 Tuesday.Rain will move in during the evening and mix with it, eventually changing to all snow. Light accumulations of one to two inches are likely. Areas southeast of the KC metro could receive two to four inches.

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