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Tribute To Local Lady After Tragedy

Friends remember Kansas City woman killed in fire

Kansas City, Missouri firefighters are investigating the cause of an early morning fire that has left one person dead. Sharon Owens-Bradford, 65, was found dead by firefighters. According to officials, the fire was reported shortly before 5 a.m. near Cambridge Avenue and 87th Street on Kansas City's eastern side.

Kansas City Is Prepared

Atlanta fell victim to a cyberattack. Could Kansas City be next?

The ransomware cyberattack that has wreaked havoc on Atlanta's digital infrastructure for more than a week could happen here. Or anywhere. But with strong cybersecurity procedures already in place, officials say Kansas City is in position to thwart the relatively common attacks. The city regularly trains staff on cybersecurity, spokesman Chris Hernandez said.

Show-Me Fair Support For Troops

Missouri House advances bill on hiring veterans

The Missouri House is advancing a bill to protect private businesses from lawsuits if they give preference to veterans in hiring or promotion. The measure would shield businesses that favor veterans, spouses of veterans and spouses of veterans who have died. The bill is one of Republican Gov.

Kansas Taxes Ar Fair

Senate passes Kansas State Fair tax bill

Kansas senators have unanimously passed a bill for state sales taxes collected during the Kansas State Fair to be used for capital improvements at the fair. But The Hutchinson News reports that the bill only would allow for money to return to the fair if the event stays in Hutchinson.

Home Team Will Get'em Next Time

Royals postpone today's game amid weather concerns

Due to concerns about today's weather, the Royals have decided to postpone their game against the White Sox. They will now play a day-night doubleheader on Saturday, April 28, with the makeup contest scheduled for 1:15 p.m. and the previously scheduled game moving to 7:15 p.m.

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