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Local Ladies Comeback
With four kids and on her own, starting over was hard enough without the stigma of a felony conviction. "You are not a bad person, you make mistakes but a lot of people don't want to give you a second chance," said Tanesha Whitelaw.
KCMO Street Life Advice
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- On Saturday night, the community came together to remember a local tow truck driver killed last year while loading a vehicle on a highway. Now, tow truck drivers are pleading for drivers to slow down and move over.
Kansas City Rolling History
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Union Pacific's steam locomotive Big Boy No. 4014 is making a stop in Kansas City Sunday. The rolling piece of history will stop at Union Station as part of its tour across the Southwest in honor of Union Pacific's 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad's completion.
Building KCK NextGen Refuge
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A 1950s monastery has been transformed into a modern refuge that can house up to 40 unaccompanied homeless teens. Impact KCK, an organization made up of 44 agencies all striving to improve the quality of life in the city, specially designed the home for kids whose journeys have been unstable, traumatic and extremely difficult.
END OF THE ANGELS?!?!?
Last week, four Victoria's Secret Angels - Josephine Skriver, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes and Romee Strijd - posed together on a Los Angeles red carpet to celebrate their most recent campaign. But it had nothing to do with the lingerie giant that gave them their wings.
ST. CHARLES - An annual, 340-mile race down the Missouri River is usually a packed summer event with hundreds of participants. But on Saturday one icy boat pulled across the finish line. In July, about 550 boats were on the roster for the 14th annual Missouri American Water MR340.
Prayers From Kansas City QB
On Saturday afternoon, Alabama's star quarterback suffered a season-ending injury. Tua Tagovailoa, who entered the game with a questionable designation, was carted off the field after dislocating his hip. According to a report from Aaron Suttles, Tua also suffered a fracture in the hip.
Royals Saving Grace?!?!
Many were hoping the Kansas City Royals would defy the small-market narrative by opening up the pocketbooks and making a few splashes in free agency this offseason. Those hopes have quickly been extinguished: Royals, with new owner coming in, have very limited budget.
Show-Me Sign From Above
LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KTVI) - In rural Lincoln County, Missouri, a father and son out for a winter walk stumbled upon a mystery. "It appears by speculation that it came from the sky," said Andrew Applet, the unidentified object finder. Applet told KTVI he never heard or saw the fireball Monday night about 70 miles west of St.
Dedicating More Kansas Resources To Help Youngsters
The foster kid is a 17-year-old boy who was kicked out of his home when he was 10, started using drugs by 13, and in five years is expected to be in prison or dead.
Lady Runner Stays Winning
Jamie Gibson had no idea she won. When she crossed the finish line of Meridian's eighth-annual Magnolia Marathon Saturday morning, she said she was just happy to be done. "This woman just told me to stick around for the awards, and I asked if had won anything," Gibson said.
Kansas City Sunday Forcast
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