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Closer to home and after the jump, there's more local topics worthy of consideration . . .
Kansas City Election Tease
Mayoral candidates Quinton Lucas and Jolie Justus picked up endorsements Thursday.
Tax Time Misdeeds Counted
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - On Thursday, a Kansas City tax preparer was sentenced in federal court for a wire fraud scheme in which she filed dozens of fraudulent tax returns that resulted in more than $238,000 in refunds being issued to individuals who were not entitled to receive them.
Metro Country Song Inspiration
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A fire destroyed a mobile home in the area of 49th and Raytown Road on Thursday afternoon. The fire broke out at about 4:30 p.m. The entire building at Stonecroft Mobile Home Park was engulfed in flames. No one was injured. The mobile home was vacant.
Show-Me College Crackdown Stalled
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) - A bill to change how Missouri colleges and universities handle complaints of sexual assault and harassment hit a roadblock in the state Senate Wednesday, raising questions about its chances of passing this year. At issue is how schools handle alleged violations of Title IX, a federal law that bans sex-based discrimination in education.
Rugrat Rest Reconsidered
Many Kansas Babies Still Aren't Sleeping Safely. Here's What Families Should Know.
Missouri Nasty & Getting Worse
When Karolyn Schrage first heard about the "dominoes gang" in the health clinic she runs in Joplin, Mo., she assumed it had to do with pizza. Turns out it was a group of men in their 60s and 70s who held a standing game night - which included sex with one another.
Kansas City Tech Win
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A tech company is moving their headquarters to Kansas City from Silicon Valley. They said they're bringing 200 jobs and a lot of wagging tails. The Bar-K Pet Hangout near Riverfront Park is a place where good dogs like to play and it attracts owners like Bailey Hall who think the world of their pets.
Today's Internets Teaching Moment
A coding boot camp that freshly arrived in Kansas City this winter plans to underwrite $20,000 in scholarships specifically for individuals who are part of demographics underrepresented in the coding profession, said Rachael Bromander. Prime Digital Academy is an accelerated, full-time immersion coding boot camp .
Local Crash Report
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - One person was seriously injured in a crash in KC on Thursday. It happened in a neighborhood near Gillham and Armour. The pickup truck, the only vehicle involved in the crash, was clearly mangled and it appeared to have knocked down a large tree.
The KC Forecast For Now
Friday will be sunny and warmer. Look for a high near 65 degrees. The day will also be windy.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .