Top Stories: Thousands of people attended last night’s annual Plaza Lighting Ceremony in Kansas City. WDAF reports the lighting in the shopping and dining district south of downtown has been around for nearly 90 years. For some families the event is a tradition that started with grandparents, and they’re now bringing their kids. And one of Missouri’s leading assistance providers for families in crisis has merged with a similar operation in the southeast portion of the state. St. Louis based Great Circle is absorbing the Ozark Family Resource Agency to offer services such as parenting support, crisis intervention and foster care management. Great Circle’s John Money says the non-profit has the resources to identify a need and provide the appropriate fix for families and children that are at risk.