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Kansas City Art On Loan

Chiefs mural, removed from side of Kansas City house, has a new home

GRAVOIS MILLS, Mo. - Chiefs Kingdom is alive and well at the Lake of the Ozarks. A mural of Patrick Mahomes, Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz is now displayed on a lake home in Mill Greek Cove in the Gravois Arm. Chris Chancey painted the Chiefs mural on the side of his house in Kansas City, Kansas.

Hipster Sporting Origin Story

A pickleball court in south KC: A PIAC story

By Jill Draper "Pickleball is America's fastest growing sport! It began in the early 1970s as a game for seniors, had a national association by 1984 and in 1990 was played in all 50 states." That's how Karen Loeffelholz, a Red Bridge resident, began the fact sheet she composed two summers ago for politicians and city officials during the 2019 PIAC hearings.

Meth Town Shares Vaxx

Independence School District offers vaccination clinic as city fights jump in COVID-19 cases

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Just days after the city of Independence asked people to wear masks again, regardless of their vaccination status, one of the city's school districts continues to talk about what school will like in the fall.

Hipsters Spin Old School Local Biz

Record Store Day is back again

Photo by Eric Krull It's that time again, folks. The second installment of Record Store Day is here and we know all the places to hit up while you search for that perfect record to get your summer going. Stop by record stores July 17 to try your hand at getting a new addition to your collection.

Jackson County Politicos Celebrate Road To Nowhere

Rock Island Trail creates recreational connection for Missourians

This weekend, the much-anticipated phase two of the Rock Island Trail opened to the public with a ribbon cutting celebration on July 10 at the recently completed trailhead at the Truman Sports Complex. The seven mile extension runs from Brickyard Road in Kansas City, through Raytown, Mo.

Fanbois Manage Expectations

Arrowheadlines: With a healthy Patrick Mahomes, 13 wins should be the floor for the 2021 Chiefs

Don't be fooled by the Steelers' record in 2020 | New York Post Peyton Manning had (overly) well-documented struggles as a rookie. After that, however, his teams ripped off double-digit wins in 11 of the next 12 seasons until 2011, when he was injured and subsequently released.


Overland Park Animal Control responds to call about baby goats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Overland Park Animal Control officers got to cuddle some baby goats on a call this week. Someone filed a complaint about small goats in a neighborhood. Animal Control arrived and found two goats that were still so young they needed bottle-fed, and were supposed to go to a Montessori school outside of town eventually to teach children about animal care.

Phone Tag For A Good Cause

Olathe woman finds life-saving kidney from stranger through social media

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- KCTV5 is sharing the story of a chance encounter on social media that brought two strangers together at just the right time. A local Olathe woman received the gift of life in May 2021, thanks to a woman she never met.

Tribute To Troops In Shawnee

Shawnee launches banner project to honor local veterans

SHAWNEE, Kan. -The City of Shawnee is working on a new way to honor veterans living in the community. The Hometown Hero project creates banners featuring the names of veterans and active duty service members from the six major branches of the military to be installed on streetlights downtown.

Local Life Lesson Reconsidered

Auschwitz exhibit at Union Station

The first traveling Auschwitz exhibition opened its doors at Union Station in Kansas City last month, 77 years after the Nazi concentration camp closed. "There's so much relevance today," Executive Vice President and COO of Union Station Jerry Baber said.

Heartbreaking Kansas City Report Helps Put Everything In Perspective

Boy battling cancer puts notes in KC hospital window, hospital across the street replies

What started as simple Post-It Notes on a hospital window turned into something much bigger -- a mystery friendship that one 5-year-old battling cancer said helped him get through his treatments. "We'd say, 'Who do you think is over there?'" said Liz Mixdorf, Meyer's mother.Meyer is fighting a brain tumor, spending more than six weeks at Children's Mercy Hospital.

Erin Shares Forecast This Week

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

The heat is back on for your Wednesday KC! We will quickly climb to a high in the lower 90s today with higher humidity as well. We will see partly cloudy skies today ahead of storms chances returns tomorrow. We will be tracking waves of storms on Thursday from morning through early evening.

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