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Kansas City Poops Out COVID Delta

Delta variant showing up in KC-area sewer systems

Health leaders in Missouri say they are seeing the more infectious COVID-19 delta variant showing up in sewer systems across the state, including the Kansas City metro area.The more infectious COVID-19 variant first appeared in May in Branson, according to the state health department, as officials started to notice the

Today’s Traffic Tragedy

One person killed in crash on ramp at I-435 and 40 Highway

One person is dead after an early morning crash Wednesday -- the impact from the crash was so strong the vehicle was split in half. Police said that incident happened on the ramp from southbound I-435 to U.S. 40 Highway in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas Abuse Proves Costly

US agrees to $7M settlement in Kansas VA hospital abuse case

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - The U.S. government has agreed to pay nearly $7 million to settle claims from eight veterans that they were sexually abused by a former physician assistant at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas.

Rock Chalk Redistricting

Kansas lawmakers plan to hold 14 town halls on redistricting

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas lawmakers plan to hold 14 town hall meetings across the state to gather opinions later this summer and fall on how the Legislature should redraw political boundaries next year. Six legislative leaders agreed Wednesday to have the same number of town hall meetings that lawmakers held ahead of the last redistricting in 2012.

Show-Me Stimmy Crunch Time

Can Missouri Get Out Rental Assistance Fast Enough To Prevent Evictions?

Missouri has more than $300 million available in federal housing relief assistance and another $270 million on the way. But with the federal eviction moratorium set to expire July 31, can the state get this money out the door fast enough to keep Missourians in their homes? Since Feb.

Kansas Broke-Ass Conversation Ordered

Kansas law requires new job counseling for the unemployed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansans who do not participate in the state's My Reemployment Plan (MRP) may have their unemployment benefits suspended in accordance with a new state law. In May, the Kansas legislature passed House Bill 2196 , which expands on requirements for people receiving unemployment benefits in the state.

Season Of Hype Starts Now

In-person Chiefs training camp tickets now available

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs fans began reserving tickets Wednesday to training camp in Saint Joseph, Missouri. The team is returning to the campus of Missouri Western State University later this month. Most practices will be free to the public, but you do need a ticket.

High Praise For Hotness

Everyone is praising Selena Gomez's unedited bikini pictures

We love Selena Gomez for many a-reason, and her latest bikini and swimsuit photoshoot - which appears to be entirely unedited and Photoshop-free - is just one. Her millions of fans are also loving the photos and are pretty much all saying the same thing, too: how refreshing it is to see a celebrity posing without any retouching.

Prez Biden Vs. Newsies

Biden has lost his patience with the 'negative' press corps before six-month mark

President Joe Biden is increasingly dropping his "Uncle Joe" persona with reporters as pressure mounts on the White House to notch legislative accomplishments before the 2022 midterm elections. Biden's growing frustration with "negative" questions suggests the end of his press honeymoon, but it also poses problems for the White House communications team as reporters regain access to the president thanks to the easing of pandemic social distancing requirements.


Rudy Giuliani suspended from practicing law in Washington, DC

Rudy Giuliani's law license has been suspended in Washington, DC, after he temporarily lost his license in New York for pushing election lies and that state court system looks further into his case.

Condo Search Concludes

Officials Say They Are Ending The Search For Survivors In The Surfside Condo Collapse

Fourteen days after the catastrophic collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Fla., officials have called off the search for survivors. "Our top priority since Day 1 has been to do everything possible, everything humanly possible, and to explore every single portion of the collapsed grid in search of survivors," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava at a press conference Wednesday evening.

No Second Guessing Vaxx Tactics

White House defends door-to-door vaccination push amid backlash

The White House Wednesday sought to clarify its new door-to-door coronavirus vaccine push amid fresh criticism from the right that the home visit approach is government overreach. White House press secretary Jen Psaki stressed Wednesday that no one from the federal government will be showing up at Americans' doors mandating coronavirus vaccinations.

Sultry Summer Soundtrack Debuts

City Girls' "Twerkulator" May Just Be the Hottest Video of the Summer

Four months after City Girls single " Twerkulator" leaked and became a hit on TikTok, it's finally time for the official video. Directed by the iconic Missy Elliott, we should've known the video wouldn't be anything short of spectacular.

Home Team Hands Over Another

Bullpen blows lead, Royals fall to Reds 5-2

The Royals couldn't piggyback their impressive come-from-behind win on Tuesday night, as they dropped the rubber match to the Reds on Wednesday afternoon, 5-2. Coming into the day, Brady Singer hadn't pitched six innings since June 11th at Oakland. One of the glaring reasons as to why Singer struggled to work deep into games was because of his first inning issues.

12th & Oak Contact List

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Footballers Swing Fast & Loose

Mahomes, Kelce tee off Friday in American Century Classic at Lake Tahoe

by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: STATELINE, Nev. - For the second consecutive year, Kansas City Chiefs duo Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes will tee off for the American Century Championship charity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe. Practice rounds got underway on Wednesday ahead of the first round on Friday.

Cowtown Now Hiring

Kansas City-area businesses desperate to hire workers

Staggering numbers on the U.S. job market. A new report shows 9.2 million job openings. That's a record high.There's a large gap between labor supply and demand. Local employers are desperate to hire. As they compete for workers, they know they have to step up recruitment efforts.Things are moving again at this fitness class at the Paul Henson YMCA in Prairie Village.

COVID Vaxx Prizes Await

As Delta Variant Spreads, Gov. Mike Parson Says Missouri May Consider COVID Vaccine Incentives

With a more contagious strain of COVID-19 spreading throughout Missouri, Gov. Mike Parson said Wednesday there could be an announcement as soon as next week about incentives to get people vaccinated. But Parson said he's not a huge fan of offering people financial inducements to get a shot, which studies show has proven to be the most effective way to keep people out of the hospital and alive.

BBQ History Exposed

How 4 Kansas City-famous foods were invented

Kansas City has more than its fair share of famous foods. The city is best known for barbecue, of course, but, lately, it's also gotten attention for having one of the country's best Mexican food scenes.

Watching Weather Tonight

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

Good morning! It's a quiet start for most of us with some clouds and temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s. A cold front is expected to drop through the area later today sparking some scattered showers and thunderstorms later this morning into the afternoon hours.

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