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More Deets On Kansas City Tax Push Back
Some KC schools, community leaders oppose mayor's early education plan
Northeast Crime Report
KCPD respond to Northeast residence on rape investigation
Show-Me Prison Reform
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri House almost unanimously passed a bill that would end mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders. "There is no thinking about it, they are absolutely overcrowded," said criminal defense attorney Greg Watt. Some say part of why prisons are overcrowded is because of mandatory minimum sentences.
Kansas City Crash Aftermath
A Kansas City, Kan., police chase that ended in a crash in Brookside reached speeds of more than 80 mph, passing through Westport and the Country Club Plaza. A couple in their 80s were injured in the wreck.
Rock Chalk Legislative Ransom
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican lawmakers in Kansas have wedded a popular proposal to cut taxes on groceries to a GOP income tax relief bill in hopes of winning over skeptical colleagues and making Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly think harder about vetoing it.
Have A Coke Amid Hard Times
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Following other company plant closures in the metro over the past year, Pepsi will be closing its Kansas City plant after it first opened for operation decades ago. While the number of impacted jobs remains unknown, Pepsi announced that the closure will occur in May.
New Style< New Job
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Calling all hair stylists who are looking for a job. JCPenney will host a National Hiring Day event Monday, March 4. During the event, they plan to hire 90 stylists. The hiring event begins noon and runs until 4 p.m. at the JCPenney inside Oak Park Shopping Center.
Council Lady Conversation
When it comes down to it, 50 years of presidential scholarship has convinced Doris Kearns Goodwin that great leaders are made, not born. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of books on former presidents Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, and Lyndon Johnson talked about the individual trajectories that brought each of them to the national crises they faced as president.
Talking Kansas Po-Po Traffic Rules
'What are we doing here?': Kansas Sen. David Haley questions purpose of protecting police from traffic violations
Sen. David Haley questioned Tuesday why legislation is needed to protect law enforcement officers from minor traffic infractions while fighting crime.Haley, a Democrat from Kansas City, said nobody prosecutes police for such violations as parking in the median while monitoring traffic, running a red light, making a u-turn or exceeding the speed limit.
Newspaper Still Laments Loss
An employee of the Missouri attorney general's office occasionally drove Josh Hawley to campaign-related events in a state-owned car, an arrangement that raises new questions about Hawley's use of taxpayer-funded resources in the run up to his successful bid for U.S. Senate.
Important Police Conversation
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - "On April 22, 2015 my late husband, Sgt. Brett Doolittle of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department, ended his life," Lindsey Doolittle said matter-of-factly. Facing the reality is what helps her survive. Doolittle came home that Wednesday evening like a regular day. She parked her car in the back garage.
Local Car Crime Spike At Source
(KCTV) -- Car dealership owners that have been hit in Kansas and Missouri are hoping surveillance video and tips could put an end to a string of break-ins. "It's an epidemic right now," John Miles, with Americas Security Group, said.
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