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Kansas City Sickens
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- If it seems like an unusually high number of your friends, family and coworkers are falling victim to cold and flu viruses this holiday season, local doctors say that tracks with what they're seeing as well.
Weed Game Review
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- More than a dozen locations in St. Louis are licensed to grow medical marijuana. The Department of Health says dispensary licenses will be issued by the end of January. News 4 spoke to Missouri medical marijuana advocates to answer some of the questions still surrounding the change.
Kansas Lesson In Desperation
NEODESHA, KS (AP) - The small southeast Kansas town of Neodesha hopes a new program offering free college tuition to graduates of the local high school will help attract new residents. A wealthy former resident of the town about 150 miles southwest of Kansas City, Kansas, announced the scholarship offer last month.
Naughty JoCo Laughs
LENEXA, Kan. - You might remember the Lenexa woman who put up a naughty Christmas light display on the roof of her home earlier this month. Shelby Gash designed Christmas lights in the shape of a man's private parts. When we asked her what she created, she said, "It's a giant glowing d**k."
Disagreeable News Can't Be Right??? Right?!?!
As always, this year's word-of-the-year candidates came from all over. There were the viral memes like " OK, boomer" and " weird flex, but OK," but they won't endure any longer than earlier years' candidates like FOMO and "manbun." " Quid pro quo" had a moment, but the jury's still out on that one.
Hotness Saves The Planet
CANDICE Swanepoel looks on trop-form as she shows off her new swimwear collection in Cape Verde. The South African model, 31, recently launched her own line of eco-friendly swimwear, called Tropic of C, and she looks sizzling in this two-piece from her personal collection during a shoot in Cape Verde's capital city, Praia.
Panties Down For The Holidays
Victoria's Secret saved money by skipping the fashion show but holiday traffic was weak, analysts say
By Victoria's Secret saved cash this year by canceling its annual televised fashion show, which should help the ailing women's underwear retailer after a holiday season that MKM Partners says was probably the most promotional since the recession. Canceling the show was one of many steps Victoria's Secret parent L Brands Inc.
Push Back Around The World
Hundreds of Iraqis attempted to storm the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday after holding funerals for the 25 fighters from an Iran-backed Shiite militia killed in U.S. airstrikes earlier this week, the Associated Press reported. Reporters for the AP described a chaotic scene on the ground and reported that the crowd shouted, "Down, down USA!"
Former First Lady Favored
Former first lady is the "most admired woman" in the U.S. for 2019, according to a new Gallup poll. Obama earned 10 percent of the write-in vote, followed by current first lady , who was the "most admired" for 5 percent, according to Gallup.
Local Icon Comeback
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After 10 months in retirement, KC Superman has donned his cape once again to continue spreading his message of love. Michael Wheeler is back to doing what he does best -- making people smile. "That's my calling, and I've got to stay true to my calling," Wheeler said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Juan Thornhill was the first Chiefs player in the locker room Sunday, as he waited for more than an hour to be rejoined with his teammates.
Baseball End Game
As we reflect upon the year that was, it is important to remember those we lost this year. Unfortunately that includes a few former Royals players. Let's look back on their careers and celebrate their remarkable lives. Norm Angelini Angelini was a kid from San Francisco who got the attention from scouts as a high schooler with a terrific curveball.
Winter 2019 Conclusion
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