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Kanas City Struggles To Devise Anti-Crime Plan
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City is seeing a spike in violent crimes this year. Now lawmakers are focused on addressing the problem. "Hopefully, we come together as a legislature and do this for the people of Missouri," Republican State Rep. Jeff Coleman said. Next week, Missouri's general assembly will hold a special session on [...]
Gentrification Threatens Northeast Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some senior citizens living in subsidized housing in Columbus Park are concerned over a recent letter from a potential buyer wanting to rehab the property. Virginia Crescente likes her apartment at Columbus Park Plaza, near Charlotte and Pacific, because it's located in the neighborhood the 72-year-old grew up in.
Pandemic Lockdown Inspires Heartland Voters?!?!
With schedules scrambled and plans on hold, it can be easy to lose track of time and even forget there is an election around the corner-unless you watch local TV in Kansas. Viewers across the state have been bombarded for weeks with political ads, cutting down or building up primary candidates for the U.S.
Prez Trump Fights For Suburban Votes
subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast President Trump has a message for suburban voters. And it's not a subtle one. "They want to destroy our suburbs," Trump recently warned in a call with supporters.
Speaker Nancy Shares Pandemic Blame Game Name
Speaker Nancy Pelosi President Trump Donald John Trump More than a dozen people wounded in shooting near Chicago funeral home Cleveland Indians players meet with team leadership to discuss potential name change Pelosi calls coronavirus the 'Trump virus' MORE 's handling of the pandemic.
CHINA OUT OF TEXAS
The United States government has abruptly ordered China to "cease all operations and events" at its consulate in Houston, Texas, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, in what it called an "unprecedented escalation" in recent actions taken by Washington.
Spending Vaxx Cash
The United States will pay $1.95 billion for Pfizer to produce and deliver 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the U.S. if it proves safe and effective in humans, the government announced Wednesday. Under the agreement, the U.S. can acquire an additional 500 million doses, the Department of Health and Human Services added.
Junk Food Fear Rises
Poor unbalanced diet among America's population is no secret; a country that has been battling obesity in its population for years now recognizes poor diet as a national threat. In the United States, illnesses that result from diet-related issues are increasingly becoming a problem for the nation's economy.
Bikini Tradition Endures
IT is the magazine that is never afraid to go in at the deep end once a year - and 2020 is no different. The Sun gave readers a preview of the latest annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on Tue...
Kansas City Speeder Sets Internets On Fire
As of this writing, the video has about a million views on YouTube. Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill recently raced Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens. If you want to watch the race without spoilers, stop reading and speed up to 14:39.
Local Old School Doggies Need Softer Playground
Shep's Place, a sanctuary for senior dogs, has started a fundraiser to build a new artificial turf area for its canine residents.Lady, a 15-year-old terrier, has a hard time walking on uneven and hard surfaces."Four out of the five dogs we currently have have hip issues, leg issues.
Cowtown Heats Up Today
Skies will at least partially clear this evening while the wind becomes calm or nearly so allowing temperatures to slowly slip into the upper 70s just prior to sunset. Overnight skies will generally remain partly cloudy while area temperatures slip to near 70 degrees by morning.
Glass Animals - Heat Waves is the song of the day, this is the OPEN THREAD right now. Keep going for more local links of interest . . .
Digital Divide Threatens To Worsen During Pandemic
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Districts are putting together plans to safely reopen schools and more health officials recommending digital learning options. But when it comes to online classes, districts are working to make sure all students have equitable opportunities. These challenges are not unique to Kansas City Public Schools.
Mask Debate Cont’d
Hide Transcript Show Transcript IF EVERYONE JUST FOLLOWS THAT WE CAN ALL KIND OF GET OUT OF THIS SITUATION TOGETHER AS FAST AS WE CAN. ALAN: IT'S THE FIRST AFTERNOON ROYALS GAME OF THE YEAR. AND EVEN THOUGH IT'S JUST AN EXHIBITION GAME FANS HEADING TO BB'S GRILL IN OLATHE TO WATCH IT.
Voting Hot Mess Postscript
LAWRENCE, Kansas - The dynamics of U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins' run for re-election continue to shift in the wake of felony charges filed last week after he listed a UPS storefront in Topeka as his address on a voter registration form. High-profile endorsements quickly gravitated to his top challenger in the Republican primary, Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner.
Good Cause Freebies Paused
On Royals Opening Day, July 24, Kansas Citians team up to help kids! Fans who donate can receive commemorative Royals flags to support the Rotary Youth Camp. Buy a Flag Help a Kid! When you buy the commemorative Kansas City Royals flag your donation allows the Rotary Youth Camp to continue to offer camping experiences to disabled and disadvantaged youth.
Party Time Consequences
CASS COUNTY, MO. (KCTV) --- A July 3rd party in Cass County has now been linked to over 50 coronavirus cases. The Cass County Health Department confirms that there are now at least 50 cases stemming from the same party. The party took place at a home between Harrisonville and Garden City.
Local Pandemic Hand Up
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the coronavirus pandemic holds steady, thousands are still unemployed throughout the metro. Georgia Brown, a school cafeteria worker, stopped working in mid-March and is trying to find different ways to make ends meet. "I'm not working and still don't know if I'm going to be working with the schools not [...]
School Plan Due Today
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- The Shawnee Mission School District plans to release a draft of its reopening plan on Wednesday. Some teachers are still hesitant about getting back into the classroom because there are a lot of unknowns about how the district will specifically protect teachers.
Shooting Victim Remembered
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - It's been a violent year in Kansas City, but the woman who was shot dead at the 7-Eleven located at 26th and Van Brunt at 11:30 a.m. Monday was more than just the city's 106th homicide. She was 20-year-old Diamon Eichelburger, a mother to 14-month-old Belle.
Hero Cop Recovers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri, police officer who was shot in the head earlier this month underwent a planned surgery as part of his recovery. A KCPD spokesperson said that the officer is standing up with the assistance of devices and other people and has been performing therapeutic exercises.
Local Car Loan Switcheroo
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Lawrence Kia customer Ryan Schuetz bought a car only to find out the loan he thought he had obtained to pay for it doesn't exist. "Had I known what I know now, obviously I would never want to do business with these people," Schuetz said.
COVID Attack Results In EPIC Fight Against Heli Bill
OSWEGO, Kansas - A vicious bout of coronavirus hospitalized Anil Gharmalkar in April. The 41-year-old got severely ill, quickly. His besieged lungs fought for enough oxygen to survive. His local hospital in rural southeast Kansas put him on a ventilator and rushed him by helicopter to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, where he eventually pulled through.
Grocery Store Wrapping
LARA K -- ANSAS CITY MISSOURI'S MAYOR AND HEALTH DIRECTOR ARE RECOMMENDING THAT SCHOOLS DELAY THE START OF CLASSES UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY. HELLO, I'M LARA MORITZ. KELLY: AND I'M KELLY ECKERMAN. KMBC 9'S EMILY HOLWICK BREAKS DOWN THEIR CONCERNS AND ADVICE FOR SCHOOL LEADERS.
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