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Toy Train Hype Ride Announced
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you're looking for a unique way to celebrate Red Friday ahead of the Super Bowl, hop on the KC Streetcar. The KC Streetcar Authority announced that from 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, fans can hop on the Chiefs Streetcar for a special ride.
Local History Lives
Right now, the interior of one side of Harry Truman Presidential Library & Museum consists mainly of drywall covering steel studs. Even so, one can imagine how different the library will be for visitors when it reopens in the fall after a year-plus renovation.
Big Bucks Voted For Blue Valey
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Voters in the Blue Valley School District overwhelmingly approved a multi-million school bond issue . With nearly 74% of the vote , voters agreed to a no-tax increase bond worth more than $186.8 million via mail-in ballot.
A federal judge has refused to sign off on a deal that would cap the number of cases Missouri's public defenders are allowed to handle. U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey on Monday found that the proposed consent judgment between the ACLU of Missouri and the state's public defender system was essentially unworkable.
Kansas Burning Issue
WICHITA, Kansas - Trees improve air quality. They keep people and homes cool with shade. They block the breezes that rake across the Kansas plains. New research suggests the trees planted by people who filled up Kansas over the last century-plus also made the region more susceptible to hard-to-fight fires.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nearly four of five Merriam voters signed off on renewing a 0.25% sales-tax increase, according to Johnson County Election Office results. The Johnson County suburb had a mail-in ballot election to authorize continuing the sales tax, which is used to fund improvements to "streets, bridges and associated drainage," according to the ballot language.
Hottie Well Remembered
Back when Instagram was just a glint in a tech nerd's eye, people used to get their saucy kicks from lads' mags. Zoo, Nuts, Loaded and FHM occupied the lower end of the top shelf, while the likes of Esquire and GQ appealed to a more genteel clientele.
Prez Trump Peace Plan Kaput
Palestinians staged protests Tuesday against US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan, hours before it was to be unveiled in Washington. Thousands demonstrated in Gaza, burning pictures of Trump and the American flag, while further rallies were planned for the coming days. Details of
GOP Double Talk
A growing number of GOP senators are now acknowledging that President Donald Trump may have leveraged US military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an announcement of investigations that could help him politically -- but they contend that even that conduct does not warrant removal from office or hearing from additional witnesses.
iPhone For Everybody
By Apple Inc. is expected to deliver record quarterly earnings and revenue Tuesday. The report will detail Apple's performance during the crucial holiday period, which was the first full quarter of availability for the iPhone 11 family of devices as well as the first to include contributions from the Apple TV+ streaming service.
Puppet Master Tribute
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A longtime Chiefs fan has just won tickets to Super Bowl LIV in Miami! Janel Carbajo of Spring Hill was one of six national finalists for Ford Hall of Fans at the beginning of the month. She has had season tickets for the past 30 years.
Worst Pop Singer In History Coming Soon To Cowtown
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Singer Justin Bieber is going on tour once again this summer, and he's making a stop in Kansas City. Bieber will bring the Changes tour to Sprint Center Monday, July 6. The show will feature guests Kehlani and Jaden Smith. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, Feb.
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