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How To Help Kansas City
The holiday season brings a surge of many of things: shopping, twinkling lights in public places, men in white beards roaming around malls. But the seasonal spirit can spur something else, too - volunteering. While many nonprofits are searching for help, the gift of time can sometimes be a bit overwhelming this time of year.
Happy Rock Tragedy Today
Police in Gladstone are investigating after a man was struck and killed by a vehicle early on Saturday. The incident happened at 2:50 a.m. on Highway 1 between 72nd and 80th Street. The man has not been identified at this time, as next of kin has to be notified.
Talking Changes In Kansas After Tragedy
Topeka, Kan. -- Just six days into the job, the new secretary of Kansas Department for Children and Families is talking about issues within the agency that had previously been kept quiet. Gina Meier-Hummel's first day was Dec. 1. For 6 months, the 41 Action News investigators have been asking DCF to talk about the death of Adrian Jones.
Meth Town Tax Fight
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- If you shop anywhere around Independence Center, Missouri's auditor wants you to know where the extra sales tax you pay is really going. Nicole Galloway said the city of Independence is raking in excessive fees, and the Community Improvement District Board failed to manage more than $67 million.
Show-Me Double Lucky Broad
A Missouri woman has won the lottery twice in a single day. Veronica Buchanan's lucky day was Nov. 29, KSDK-TV reported. That morning, the Florissant woman won $1,000 from a $10 Monopoly scratch-off ticket she bought at the Bellefontaine BP gas station. She tested her luck again later in the day and bought another $10 scratch-off ticket.
More Deets On JoCo School Suppression
SHAWNEE - The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas has called for a school district in the Kansas City area to eliminate a policy prohibiting public complaints about individuals at board meetings. The ACLU sent a letter to the Shawnee Mission School Board Dec.
Clogged With Kansas City Christmas Foodie Suggestions
What's not to like about cheese? First of all, it's probably the one food item for which "ooey-gooey" was invented. (And if not, let's just say it was). Whether you like it melted in a sandwich or by itself with a glass of wine or beer, cheese is having quite a moment in KC.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .