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'Out of sight, out of mind': Absentee owners allow properties to become dangerous buildings in Kansas City

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Today's 12th & Oak Worthy Distraction

Mayor issues proclamation making August 27 Terez Paylor day in KC

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - August 27 is a special day in Kansas City. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas proclaimed it "Terez Paylor Day" to honor the former Kansas City Star Chiefs writer. Paylor also hosted "The Terez Paylor Show", covered the NFL for Yahoo!

Inner Suburban Do Gooder Shot

Grandview PD: Man injured in shootout during attempted robbery at convenience store

Grandview police are searching for two people in connection with an attempted robbery and shooting at a convenience store early Friday.Police said officers were called at 3:39 a.m.

Local COVID Testimony Shared

Hospital chaplains share bedside prayers given to sick, dying COVID-19 patients

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Offering comforting words and prayers during the pandemic as a hospital chaplain is an experience unlike any other. "Holy and gracious God we take this time to affirm the love that is present.

Po-Po Save Suspect

Kansas City, Missouri, police pull wanted man from burning car after he fled

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, police officers pulled a wanted man from a burning car after he sped away from police and crashed. Officers spotted the man around 4 p.m. Thursday in a Nissan sedan near East 36th Street and Bellefontaine Avenue, police said. He refused to stop and sped away.

Kansas City Doggie Style Debuts

Three Dog Bakery's newest location brings doggie cookies, birthday cakes to Bar K

A partnership between a Kansas City-bred, all-natural dog treat brand and one of the metro's hottest spots for four-legged meetups is a natural pairing, said David Hensley, noting both businesses are centered around the goal of bringing joy to people and their pets.

Red Friday Mask Up Reminder

Chiefs vs Vikings: What to know if you're going to Arrowhead for Friday's preseason game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the first time since the AFC Championship win, fans will once again flood into Arrowhead Stadium for a Kansas City Chiefs game this Friday. It's the team's first - and only - home preseason game after two wins on the road.

End Of Summer Fun

Demi Rose Suns Her Buns In Cheeky Sunbathe

Demi Rose is "sun's out" and buns out, too, as she catches some rays in a dangerous stringy bikini. The 26-year-old model and social media sensation is fresh from another Instagram swimwear snap, one bringing the British beauty flaunting her famous figure and topping up her year-round tan.

Nation Doubts Commander-In-Chief

Biden's Declining Approval Rating Is Not Just About Afghanistan

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. In the past few weeks, President Biden's job approval rating has dropped precipitously while his disapproval rating has risen sharply amid concerns surrounding the delta variant of the coronavirus, the associated economic fallout from the pandemic and the ongoing withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

MAGA Imagines Alternative

Trump says Kabul airport explosion wouldn't have happened if he was president

Former President Donald Trump hammered President Joe Biden over the deadly suicide bombings outside Kabul's international airport Thursday, claiming in a videotaped statement that "it would not have happened if I was your president." The 45th president released the two-minute, 15-second statement to Fox News prior to an appearance on the cable network's "Hannity" program.

Fight For Free Money Cont'd

Democrats brace for new spending fights over Biden agenda

Democrats are now expecting further challenges in getting consensus in their caucus as they draft and attempt to advance the spending bill. Congressional Democratic leaders and top committee members will need to balance the priorities of moderates and progressives, as well as House members and senators, since nearly every Democrat will need to vote for the bill in order for it to pass.

Insurrection Defender Declares Innocence

Capitol Police officer who killed Ashli Babbitt on January 6 speaks publicly for first time

The veteran US Capitol Police officer who killed pro-Trump rioter Ashli Babbitt went public Thursday, revealing his identity and defending his actions on January 6.

Student Lockdown Advice

Thousands of students are quarantined across the US from Covid-19 exposure. Following these measures could help, expert says

A return to in-person learning has led to thousands of students having to quarantine across the US, with Covid-19 cases among children surging to levels not seen since winter. With the increased threat, the US Surgeon General is urging parents and officials to take measures that reduce the risk of a child's environment.

Environment Euro-Trashed

Western Europe Can Expect More Heavy Rainfall And Fatal Floods As The Climate Warms

Heavy rainfall and catastrophic flooding events like those that hit Western Europe last month will be more frequent and intense due to climate change, a new scientific study says. From July 12-15, heavy rainfall led to severe flooding that killed more than 200 people in Germany and Belgium, and caused billions of dollars worth of damage.

Diva Defends Her Feed

Halsey's breastfeeding photos are being criticized online - and fans aren't happy

Halsey has been giving fans a glimpse into life with a newborn since welcoming their first child, Ender Ridley Ayden, in July. On Sunday, the 26-year-old shared an adorable selfie of them breastfeeding their one-month-old son in a dressing room. "Welcome to the jungle," she captioned the photo for their more than 25.9 million followers.

Celebrate Name Kansas City Ignores

Chiefs unveil GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium ahead of first home game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - GEHA (that's G-E-H-A) Field at Arrowhead Stadium. That's officially the new name for the home of the Kansas City Chiefs. The team held a ceremony to unveil new signage at the stadium Thursday and celebrate the new naming rights partnership with GEHA.

Golden Ghetto Lockup Offers Second Chance

Johnson County jail program gives incarcerated people tools for success

OLATHE, Kan. - An initiative at the Johnson County jail aims to break the cycle of poverty and help incarcerated people find success. On Friday, a group of eight women will become the first female cohort from the jail to graduate from Connections to Success, a two-week class that provides tools and skills to help them make better decisions upon their release.

Restoring Northeast

Bishop Hendrix - Annie Scarritt Hendrix House Restoration Update 3

The renovation continues. Exterior painting is complete. New window installation almost complete. Rough-in inspection complete. Dry-wall delivered and installation from top down underway. New brick patio is done and side porch making progress. Expect drywall completion in a couple of weeks. It's a bustle of activity inside.

Salvy Stays Winning

Salvador Perez's grand slam caps off a come-from-behind 6-4 win over Mariners

Baseball has a weird way of being completely unpredictable and predictable at the same time. So when Salvy stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the 6th inning, we all knew how unlikely a grand slam was, while at the same time, knowing just how likely it was.

Friday Scorcher Awaits

Your Storm Track 5 Daily Forecast

Hot and humid weather returns today with mostly sunny skies and highs in the middle 90s. It will stay humid leading into your weekend as well. High temperature will settle closer to the upper 80s by Sunday. We are tracking a 30% chance for rain on Sunday into Monday.

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