Editor's note: Two of the four people killed in the Jerusalem synagogue attack have Kansas City ties, The Kansas City Star reports. Rabbi Kalman Levine, 55, grew up in the area and was known as Cary Levine. Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, 59, has family in the area. Later today, there will be a news conference at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in Overland Park on the death of the two men. We will be monitoring this. - Stephanie
Photo: Patches of snow and ice are seen on the field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., where the hometown Chiefs are due to play against the Seattle Seahawks later today; morning temperatures for the area read in at 20 degrees - @JenCarfagno
Kansas City or K.C. is a city of 464,310 people, making it the largest municipality in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is the central city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, a region spanning the Kansas–Missouri border. Founded in the 1830s as a port on the Missouri River and originally called Kansas, this became confusing upon the establishment of Kansas Territory in 1854, creating the name Kansas City to distinguish the two. Sitting on the western border of Missouri, with downtown near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, the modern city encompasses 316 square miles (820 km2) in parts of Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties. It is one of two county seats of Jackson County. The 18th and Vine Neighborhood gave birth to the musical styles of Kansas City jazz and Kansas City blues. It is also known for Kansas City-style barbecue. The area is infamous for the Border War that occurred during the American Civil War, including the Battle of Westport and Bleeding Kansas. Large suburbs include Independence and Lee's Summit in Missouri and Overland Park, Olathe and Kansas City in Kansas.