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Kansas City Cleans Up
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, residents began picking up the pieces Monday morning after a weekend of protests and civil unrest. Country Club Plaza will remain closed after hundreds gathered over the weekend nearby to peacefully protest, demonstrate and hold conversations surrounding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
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Will Kansas City continue to see more protests this week? And now that many COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted around the metro, could a new set of rules, crackdowns and ordinances go into effect? For the first time since stay-at-home orders were imposed in March, another news story has finally eclipsed the coronavirus.
Home Team Gift Of Life
To help deal with an urgent shortage of blood, the Kansas City Royals are pitching in to host a blood drive inside Kauffman Stadium. The team is working with Community Blood Center to host a drive in the Royals Hall of Fame are on Wednesday, June 3 from 9 a.m.
Walking Papers Amid Worsening American Civil Unrest
The estranged wife of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin intends to change her name and doesn't want any spousal support, her divorce petition revealed on Monday. Kellie May Chauvin, 45, filed for divorce on Saturday, a day after her 44-year-old husband of nearly 10 years, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody last week.
Insta Hottie Fights Crime
SECURITY footage shows nude Danii Banks stumbling out of her bedroom to find the gun-wielding thief prowling around her home. Stunned Danii, 29, claims she was asleep in her apartment in Chamblee, Georgia, when she was woken by her dogs barking.
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The World Health Organization's top official said Monday that he hopes the agency's partnership with the United States can continue, even after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will cut ties with the international aid group.
China Twitter Trolls USA
The protests across the U.S. over George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis have coincided with rising U.S. tensions with . That tension has been fueled most recently by Beijing's hugely controversial move to impose new national security laws on Hong Kong, but China is using the mass protests roiling the U.S.
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Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota and Jay-Z are speaking out about a phone call they had over the weekend to discuss the death of George Floyd and where to go from here.
Winning At The Lake
Hoping to try your hand at fishing before spending money on a permit in Missouri and Kansas? The Missouri Department of Conservation is inviting the public to "get hooked on fishing" through its Free Fishing Days June 6-7.
KC Comeback Contemplation
by: FOX 4 Newsroom Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Officials with the Kansas City government are asking for input from city residents on how to best bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic, and they've created a tool specially for your ideas.
Local Tech Continues To Invest In Diversity
The hotly anticipated Techstars Kansas City 2020 accelerator class features startups enabling greater transparency and access in healthcare, the food supply, and justice for all, said Lesa Mitchell. Two of the ventures are based in St. Louis.
Forecast This Week
A mainly clear sky with warm and breezy conditions this evening. Temperatures overnight will fall into the mid 60s. With such a warm start, Tuesday could be the first time we hit 90-degrees. Copyright 2018 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.
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