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Local Season Of House Fires Cont'd

Kansas City apartment fire sends one person to hospital with burn injuries

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person was taken to the hospital following a two-story apartment fire in Kansas City, Missouri Friday night. The fire was reported just before 6:30 p.m. by multiple callers near E. 8th Street and Prospect Avenue. Kansas City Fire Department crews were able to put the fire out shortly after arrival.

Kansas Powers Up

De Soto city council approves final plans for Panasonic plant

The work on the new Panasonic plant in De Soto city has begun.

Show-Me Wanderlust

A moving story: Missouri ranks 15th in U-Haul's growth report

(The Center Square) - Missouri ranks No. 15 among states with the highest positive migration in a new report by the moving truck company U-Haul. U-Haul compiles the data based on the net gain of one-way moving trucks versus the departing state in a calendar year.

At Least Cash Crop Growing

Missourians wanting to grow marijuana can apply soon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missourians can take a step closer to being able to legally grow marijuana. The first step is to get a personal cultivation card from the state of Missouri. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has posted a sample application and instructions on how to apply for a card.

Confronting Sobering 2023

12 local spots helping you embrace a dry January

Whether you're looking for a dynamite mocktail, or just a fixation your hands, below is a list of bars and restaurants looking out for those embracing a dry January with elevated nonalcoholic beverages.

Ballers Brought In . . . 

Chiefs bring back kicker Matthew Wright, announce 2 other roster moves

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced a few roster moves ahead of their Saturday Week 18 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. The club disclosed its moves on its official Twitter account late Friday afternoon. We have signed K Matthew Wright to the Practice Squad.

Kansas City Artsy Cash Available

Mid-America Arts Alliance opens applications for Artistic Innovations grants up to $15k

Applications open today, Jan. 5, 2023, for Mid-America Arts Alliance's annual Artistic Innovations grants. Organizations or individual artists can apply. Guidelines and application portals can be accessed online. Since 2012, M-AAA has awarded nearly $2 million through this grant program to regional artists and creative organizations for the creation of new artwork and accompanying public programs or events.

Road Trip For Local Loyal

KC Chiefs fans expected to outnumber Raiders fans Saturday in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Tickets for Saturday's Kansas City Chiefs game may be hard to come by for fans heading to Las Vegas. The Chiefs face the Las Vegas Raiders in Allegiant Stadium at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 7. Ticket marketplace Vivid Seats says a ticket to the game is the hottest one in the NFL this weekend.


Lizzo wears a bikini as she hits back at body shamers

Lizzo hit back at body shamers on Friday in a video shared to Twitter. The 34-year-old singer posed in a strappy bikini on a white sand beach in a tropical setting as she shared exactly how she feels about haters who pick on her for her size.

Missed It By That Much

McCarthy loses by one vote in shocking 14th attempt as furious floor lobbying fails to sway opponents

Kevin McCarthy late Friday failed to succeed in his 14th bid for House speaker after indicating confidence in a victory and after two of his GOP opponents appeared to clear the way for a victory by voting "present." When the dust settled, McCarthy had 216 votes but needed 217 for a majority of those voting.

GOP Vs. MAGA Face-To-Face

Kevin McCarthy Confronts Matt Gaetz on House Floor after Losing 14th Vote for Speaker | National Review

GOP leader Kevin McCarthy confronted Representative Matt Gaetz (R., Fla.) on the House floor on Friday evening after the California Republican lost his 14th bid for speaker.

MAGA Mocks Convention

Who's to blame for GOP chaos? "Coco Chow," says Trump in another racist rant.

Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. As Kevin McCarthy's humiliating campaign to clinch the House speakership enters its second day, Donald Trump is calling on GOP lawmakers to unite and back the California Republican in an effort to prevent a "giant and embarrassing defeat."

Show-Me Congress Lady Assures Us: It's Gonna Be All White

Cori Bush remarks put spotlight on issue of race in Speaker's fight

Racial tensions have spilled into public view amid the battle for House Speaker after Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) called Rep. Byron Donalds, a Black Republican from Florida, a "prop" for the far right. The controversy began after Donalds, a former businessman and state representative who was first elected to Congress in 2020, was nominated on...


How Kevin McCarthy (finally) became Speaker of the House

Charlie Brown never kicked the football, Ralph Bellamy never got the girl, but early Saturday morning, Kevin McCarthy finally became speaker. On the 15th ballot, a total not reached since before the Civil War, McCarthy finally got the absolute majority of votes necessary to be elected speaker of the House.

Bosses Turn Vaycay Permanent

January Is One Of The Most Notorious Months For Layoffs. Here's What You Need To Know.

January marks the start of a new year and many fresh beginnings -- but it also kickstarts a grim month of layoffs. In the first week of January alone, Amazon, Vimeo, Salesforce and clothing retailer Everlane disclosed plans for mass layoffs.

Infamy Unremembered

Biden says wrong day at January 6 ceremony honoring officers, remembers 'what happened on July 6'

President Biden honored law enforcement officers and election officials involved in the events surrounding the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot during a Friday ceremony. Biden honored the election officials and law enforcement officers with the Presidential Citizens Medal, saying that "history will remember" their names.

Time To Clean Up

Bed Bath & Beyond says its days are numbered. The same might be true for its big blue 20% coupons | CNN Business

Bed Bath & Beyond coupon shoppers take note: If you have a stash of its big blue 20% off coupons in your drawer or in your inbox, better use them soon. The struggling home goods retailer issued a dire prediction on Thursday, calling into doubt its ability to stay in business much longer and said it was exploring a path forward that includes filing for bankruptcy.

Be Careful With Online Hookups

Texas man met woman on Bumble, kidnapped and tortured her for 5 days, police say

A Texas man who met a woman on the dating app Bumble on Christmas Eve kidnapped, beat and tortured her for five days after she denied his sexual advances, authorities said.

100 More Years Of Solitude

How We Learned to Be Lonely

In the early days of the pandemic, many of us got used to solitude. It's a habit we need to break. "How to Build a Life " is a column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness. Click here to listen to his podcast series on all things happiness, How to Build a Happy Life.

Diva Shares Sneak Peek

Rita Ora ditches her knickers in very daring little black dress

RITA Ora took a fashion risk when she lipped into a very daring little black dress. The 32-year-old showed off a series of stunning outfits in a new Instagram post. But arguably the most risqué was the LBD which showed off her toned abs and featured a crisscross design down the side - revealing the Hot Right Now hitmaker was going commando.

Activities For Local Aimless

10 Things To Do In KC This Weekend, January 5-8

Here are ten things to do in KC this weekend, January 5-8, including Uptown Nights at the Kauffman Center, Elvis' Birthday Bash, and a special screening of The Big Lebowski at Screenland Armour. Evergy Festival of Lights at Powell Gardens This unique festive outdoor experience follows a 1-mile walk through Powell Gardens' immersive, botanically inspired light installations.

Cowtown Return To Sender

After 100 years, a trove of Japanese antiques returns home from Kansas City

A few days before Christmas, Nobuko Aihara and Keiko Suzuki carefully packed away a cabinet of precious gifts - silk toys, dolls, lacquer boxes and ceramic plates decorated with dragons and phoenix - bound from Kansas City to the Ferris Junior and Senior High School for Girls in Yokohama, Japan.

Aloha To New Boss

New Country Club Plaza GM's unconventional path leads her from Hawaii to KC - Kansas City Business Journal

The Country Club Plaza's new general manager took an unconventional path to retail, but she's now found her ideal job. Breana Grosz talks about what she envisions for the Plaza's future and how her Hawaiian past influences her new job.

Kansas City Football Confusion Cont'd

Fans left wondering where AFC Championship game will be played

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Changes by the National Football League to this season's playoffs could mean Super Fan Gary Friedman's usual seats might go unfilled this year. Friedman's been a season ticket holder since 1963. "I mean it's real confusing," he said. That's an understatement, even for experts like for Chiefs player Danan Hughes.

Forecast For Now . . . 

Wintry mix could create some slick spots, impacting roads Saturday


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