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Kansas City Survives 2020 Shooting Spree
The record homicide pace in Kansas City, Missouri, is dominating headlines, but the total number of shootings has risen at an alarming rate as well. There were 318 non-fatal shootings in KCMO through the first six months of 2020, a nearly 29% increase from 2019 and at least a four-year high.
Secret Santa Helps Fix Plaza
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's Christmas in July for some Country Club Plaza businesses. Secret Santa showed up to pay for repairs at a handful of stores that are seeing hard times. Some shops still have busted out windows from the protests back in May, but not if one local family can help it.
Cowtown Co-Op Tech Debuts
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. - Some Kansas City metro farmers are featured on a new website that highlights local farms with delivery options for consumers. Farmsthataredelivering.com allows customers to select the city closest to them to see a list of several farms in the area.
International Hottie Shares Her Happy Place
Muchos de sus admiradores descubrieron rápidamente de donde se trataba y mencionaron: "Es el hotel Four Seasons Miami". Sin embargo, otros tantos, se preocuparon más por destacar su increíble figura y lo bien que se ve a sus 39 años.
Tech Red Scare
There was an irony to the news on June 7 that TikTok was exiting Hong Kong. Its name joined those of Facebook, Google and Twitter, and then Microsoft and Zoom, as major U.S. platforms announced a rethink of their operations in the territory as its new national security law came into force.
GOP PAC Backs Biden
John Farner considers himself a lifelong Republican. He worked on George W. Bush's 2000 campaign and then took a job in the administration's Commerce Department. But Farner was skeptical when he saw Donald Trump step onto the GOP stage. And in 2016, he chose not to vote for any presidential candidate.
Trump Jr. Strikes Back
Donald Trump Jr., called out the mainstream media on " Hannity" Wednesday and criticized calls by far-left activists to "defund the police," saying "they have lost their minds." "They were telling us, 'Well, you know, defund the police doesn't actually mean defund the police. It means something a lot different than that.'
Russian Confusion Abounds
WASHINGTON - A growing chorus of American officials have said in recent days that the intelligence suggesting Russians paid "bounties" to induce the Taliban to kill American service members in Afghanistan is less than conclusive. But the debate about that narrow and contested issue distracts from a larger, often-overlooked consensus, current and former military and intelligence officials say.
Big Bucks No Fun For QB?!?!
Patrick Mahomes' record-breaking 10-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs worth $503 million will inevitably allow him to purchase big-ticket items whenever he wants. But the average everyday person will still be able to do some fun activities that Mahomes' contract with the Chiefs prohibits him from doing.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two dogs have died in the Kansas City metro due to heat exposure in the past two days, and area animal shelters are warning pet owners and advocates to take precautions as temperatures continue to increase.
KC Hottie Glory Days Redux
The very first contestant to win "The Bachelor's" heart in Season 1 is a woman from Kansas City. ABC re-aired part of the season this week. Amanda Marsh said it was a little hard to watch.Back then, Marsh said she never imagined millions would tune in to watch a dating show.
Still Soggy This Morning
Today is a Storm Track 5 Weather Alert Day. We are tracking a 60% chances for storms this morning with highs near 87 this afternoon.
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