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Locals Cheer KCPS Comeback
Kansas City Public Schools is pushing hard to get students enrolled before school starts Aug. 14. Director of Enrollment Garrett Webster says that in the past, some schools have had 100 kids just show up on the first day. But an email announcing the enrollment fairs suggests that their purpose is not simply to welcome new students to the district.
Highway Fire Aftermath
Crews are on scene of a large fire on eastbound Interstate 435 and 69 Highway in Overland Park. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the wreck involves a semi-truck and "multiple cars." One person suffered critical injuries in the wreck, while two more suffered minor injuries in the wreck.
Golden Ghetto Burnout
Five people have been displaced following a fire at an Overland Park duplex. Authorities said the incident happened just before 7 p.m. in the 8400 block of W. 53rd Street. When crews arrived on the scene they saw smoke showing from a single story duplex.
Fighting Crime Across State Line
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kansas City, Kansas Police Chief Terry Zeigler and community leader Edgar Galicia went down to Central Avenue on Monday expecting to get an earful from business owners, and they did. They're asking for feedback on the department's new crime-fighting program called ACT, Addressing Crime Together.
Dead-Tree Faux Objectivity
Kansas City officials have offered to take airport design teams on a tour of Terminal A on Tuesday. Engineers can get a close-up look at the challenges in building a new facility on the site. The tour may help us know how many companies are interested in the $1 billion project.
Burning Question This Week
We won't see high temperatures below 90 degrees for at least the next week.
Season Almost Over
Inside a hospital room in the intensive care unit, Ned Yost and Dayton Moore pace back and forth quietly mumbling to themselves. Every few minutes one or the other sits down and looks longingly at the patient in the bed-the Kansas City Royals season. Over the loudspeaker, an announcement can be heard.
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