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First Drop On Local Traffic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A heads up for drivers who rely on Interstate 70 to get in and out of downtown. Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be making bridge repairs in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 between 23rd Street and 18th Street Tuesday, March 29.
Sign Of Springtime
The Kansas City Royals are gearing up for Opening Day next, with fans at the center of a new campaign called "Bring Out the Blue."The idea is to make sure that when the team arrives for opening day, or any time they start a homestand, they'll feel like Kansas City is giving them a big, blue hug.
UNION, Mo. (AP) - A woman photographed carrying a wooden name plate torn from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection faces felony charges for allegedly driving drunk and causing a fatal wreck in Missouri.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The state's new health secretary was sworn into office Monday. Janet Stanek took her oath as secretary of the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment, officially confirming her in the role she took over five months ago. Gov.
Rock Chalk Price Check
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Kansas men's basketball team is part of the Final Four for the first time since 2018. That sparked a scramble for tickets to Saturday's big games. Kansas is the only No. 1 seed still standing, and it will be KU's 16th appearance in the Final Four.
Fashion Hotness Redux
Alexis Ren, the influencer, fitness guru, and model, posted another stunning photo of herself in an all black swimsuit. "Nostalgic for this."
Prez Biden Walks Back Regime Change Misstatement
Two days after President Joe Biden's return from Europe, one improvised comment about Russian President Vladimir Putin hovers over the White House: "For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power."
Florida Against LGBT Education
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday signed into law the controversial Parental Rights in Education Bill - dubbed by critics the "Don't Say Gay" bill - to ban classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity from kindergarten through 3rd grade.
More Charges Against MAGA
WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled on Monday that former President Donald Trump "more likely than not" committed a felony by trying to pressure his vice president to obstruct Congress and overturn his election defeat on Jan. 6, 2021.
SHANGHAI, March 29 (Reuters) - Shanghai, China's most populous city, on Tuesday again tightened the first phase of a two-stage COVID-19 lockdown, asking some residents to stay indoors bar trips to get tested as the number of daily cases rose beyond 4,400.
Fresh Prince Clap Back
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that hands out the Oscars, on Monday condemned Will Smith's slap of presenter Chris Rock at Sunday night's ceremony and said it had started a formal review of the incident.
Local Reporting From War Zone
Anna Yakutenko, 27, was a reporter for the Kyiv Post when she was awarded a 2018 Alfred Friendly Fellowship, a University of Missouri program that brings journalists to train in U.S. newsrooms. Yakutenko spent several months of her training at KCUR.
Social Support For Local Biz
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - What started as a small Facebook group in 2018, continues to grow into a large service group focused on women and leadership. Lauren Conaway is the founder and CEO of InnovateHER, and says the group grows by 200 members a month. Conaway says it's all about connecting women from marginalized groups.
Stormy Tuesday Ahead
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