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Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor Project gets $5.6 Million RAISE Grant

Abby Hoover Managing Editor The Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) a $5,600,000 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grant for the Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor project along State Avenue, Independence Avenue and Truman Road.

New TLC show stars Kansas City dermatologist treating complex hair issues

KANSAS CITY, Mo . - On Wednesday, a new show debuted on TLC called "Bad Hair Day," featuring a local dermatologist. Dr. Meena Singh practices in Overland Park and is working alongside another dermatologist and a hair restoration surgeon to treat some of the most complex cases involving hair.

Stillwell woman hoping to find owner of diamond ring found in vehicle

STILWELL, Kan. - One Johnson County, Kansas, woman is hoping to get a diamond ring back to its rightful owner. She found it after she said a thief took her family car on a stealing rampage across the Kansas City area. The vehicle has since been recovered, but this woman is still missing something of great sentimental value.

Royals welcome woman back to Kauffman Stadium after surviving health scare

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The last time KSHB 41 met Sophie Hardin , she was on the road to recovery after suffering a near-fatal brain bleed during a Kansas City Royals game. That health scare happened in August 2021. "I'm slowly getting better," Hardin told KSHB 41 News.

'Boys in the Band' bring musical joy to neighbors at Raymore senior living center

RAYMORE, Mo. - These five men in Raymore, Missouri are quite the "boy" band. But not the type you might expect. This group of guys is a bit more "seasoned" than most "boy bands," but when it comes to music, they don't really act their age.

Blue Springs sees first wave of 'Grow Your Own Teachers' educators

LEE SUMMITT, Mo. - Wednesday morning was a big day for Center School District and Blue Springs R-IV School Districts who welcomed students back to the classroom. In Blue Springs, students at Chapel Lakes Elementary will be greeted with teachers who form part of the district's Grow Your Own Teachers program, giving future educators financial assistance to get their education degree and work for Blue Springs.

Center School District adds metal detectors, clear backpack rule

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Days after a gunman opened fire inside a Uvalde, Texas elementary school this May, flowers rested outside honoring the 19 lives lost that day. In Kansas City, Dr. Yolanda Cargile says that was the catalyst for the Center School District taking action.

KC Pre-K Cooperative to serve more students in new school year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A group of agencies providing free pre-kindergarten courses added more capacity this school year. The KC Pre-K Cooperative will now serve close to 500 students, nearly double last year's number. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) funds a certain percentage of pre-K courses for public and charter schools.

Nine Sensory-Friendly Activities to Do in Kansas City - In Kansas City

On the lookout for fun activities for the whole family around Kansas City that are also suitable for people with autism and other neurotypical disorders? Easterseals Midwest, a nonprofit that provides tools for individuals with neurotypical disorders, has teamed up with nine Kansas City organizations to increase sensory-friendly activities across the metro.

Raytown police need public's help to find missing teen girl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Raytown Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing 15-year-old girl. Mia Williams was last seen about at about 1 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2022, near east 81st Terrace and Harris Avenue in Raytown. Williams was wearing a black tank top, black shorts and black shoes.

MISSING: 31-year-old in need of medical attention last seen Sunday in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department is looking for a 31-year-old woman last seen early Sunday morning. Margaret Thompson was last seen in the area of 31st Street and Main Street, leaving in a silver Ford Fusion with two other people.

The oldest park in Kansas City, MO - KCtoday

Although the etching is gone, you can make out Andrew's head shape + left shoulder. | Photo by KCtoday Tucked away in a quiet downtown neighborhood - where the streets end in a triangle between private homes, an elementary school , and the cliff above the West Bottoms - is KC's oldest park.

Singer steps on sneks, series successfully salvaged 5-3

Brady Singer delivered yet another excellent start and the offense came to life late as the Royals rallied for a 5-3 victory over Arizona. The first few innings were fairly uneventful, with both teams threatening but failing to push across any runs against starting pitchers Singer and Zac Gallen.

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