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Once again we take a peek at local news items from across the metro that might not be debatable but certainly deserve a glimpse.

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KC-area school districts looking to make more hires ahead of school year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In just a few short weeks, school will be back in session. With the summer coming to an end, many districts across the Kansas City area are trying to make last minute hires before students return. Over in Independence, the Independence School District is in dire need of bus drivers.

Show Me KC Schools, Samuel U. Rodgers Host Second Bounce Back to School Event

Back for its second year, Show Me KC Schools and Samuel U. Rodgers will host the Bounce Back to School ...

Buck O'Neil Hall of Fame plaque to be displayed in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The legacy of the man responsible for one of Kansas City's iconic attractions will once again be on display. The Kansas City Royals announced Friday that the Hall of Fame plaque of Buck O'Neil will make its way from Cooperstown, New York, to the City of Fountains next weekend.

Overland Park teen holds mental health-focused music festival

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - An Overland Park native is channeling his love for music and personal experience with mental health into a musical festival called the "You Matter Festival." This is the fifth year of the festival, which was started by Will Gurley. Gurley is open about his struggles with depression and anxiety.

249: Homeless Prevention Coordinator Josh Henges

This week we're hearing from Kansas City's Homeless Prevention Coordinator, Josh Henges, as he talks about upcoming plans in the ...

Kansas City area teachers take lessons on trade skills, manufacturing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As students of all ages get set to return to the classroom this month, some teachers are already getting a head start. On Thursday, a group of area teachers took part in an "externship" program with the Grandview C-4 School District at the Kansas City National Security Campus.

When is the first day of school at Kansas City-area districts?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City-area students and teachers are gearing up to return to school this month. For kids on the Kansas side, school starts as early as this coming week. But on the Missouri side, districts can't start classes until two weeks before the first Monday in September, so students get a little more summer time.

Kansas City area parents, students gear up for return to school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Maria Pinon and her daughter Eva, were out shopping for back-to-school supplies on Friday night. The pair told KSHB 41 News they wanted to get a jump on their shopping. "Start early, we are trying to beat the crowds," Maria Pinon said.

Spring Hill High unable to offer standard meal service due to staff shortage

SPRING Hill, Kan. - School meals are going to look different at Spring Hill High School at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. Spring Hill Schools sent a notice to parents this week that due to a staff shortage at the high school kitchen, it is currently unable to offer standard meal service and that temporary changes were being made.

Kansas City Police Regional Academy entrant officers honor slain officer Danny Vasquez

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Entrant officers from the 174th class of the Kansas City Regional Police Department honored fallen North Kansas City officer Danny Vasquez on Friday. The entrant officers, which KSHB 41 has followed since February, ran three miles in memory of Vasquez.

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