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Find New Friend For 2022

'Clear the Shelters' aims to help adopts animals in Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Animal shelters in Kansas City are among those across the country partnering in an effort to "clear the shelters." The campaign aims to get all cats and dogs adopted to clear the shelters. KC Pet Project is taking part.

Royal Hard Times Tonight

Royals pitchers struggle to get third out, fall 13-5 to the Padres

Kris Bubic gave up three first inning runs, setting the tone for an 13-5 loss to the Padres Friday night. Bubic would last just four innings, giving up six runs, and the Royals ran through a parade of seven relievers, including Hunter Dozier. Bubic retired the first two hitters quickly, but had trouble closing the door.

Smartest Dogs Available In Golden Ghetto

15 rescue beagles, part of Virginia animal abuse case, arrive in Merriam

MERRIAM, Kan. - Fifteen beagles arrived in Merriam, Kansas this week, rescues as part of a major animal abuse case out of Virginia. They're just a handful of the some 4,000 beagles which were ordered by a federal judge to be taken from an animal research facility in July.

Local Schools Get Real About Opioid Epidemic

Kearney School District adds more Narcan after its use saves a student's life

KEARNEY, Mo. - A welcome sign marks the entrance to Kearney, Mo., just 15 miles northeast of Kansas City. The town is proud of its school district, with Kearney High School purple a year-round favorite color. But there's another sign, right next to the welcome sign, with a darker message about a deadly drug.

Summer Cleanup Cont'd

Woman asks for help from city officials for problem property along Truman Road

A woman says a city dump truck came to clean up trash from a property just steps away from her house after contacting KMBC 9 Investigates for help.Deborah White emailed KMBC about a property along Truman road, saying she needed help, after hitting roadblocks with the property owner and city leaders."It's horrific," she said, as she stared at the trash piled in the alley as flies swarmed.

Local Good Deeds Worth Documenting

Bathroom makeover unveiled for KC-area family with special needs children

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo - It was an exciting summer for Erica Enderle and her seven children, winners of a free bathroom makeover that turned into a mini remodel of their home. Now that the work is done, FOX4 Problem Solvers paid a visit to see the transformation.

Reason To Return To The Mall???

Brkthrough, a New Social Gaming Experience Venue, Is Coming to Overland Park This Fall - In Kansas City

From breakout rooms to board-game cafes and arcades, Kansas City has several options for playing games with friends and family, but a fresh concept opening in Overland Park later this year is bringing a new game to town. The brainchild of Braden Holcomb, Caroline Irving, and Ty Hardamon, who previously opened Shawnee's Sky Zone in...


Problem Solvers helps KC man seek reimbursement for pothole damage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When the city refused to reimburse a Kansas City man for tire damage caused by a pothole, Corey Black called Problem Solvers. Black, who busted his tire after hitting a large pothole under the Independence Avenue bridge, said he spent $165 to get the damage repaired.

Actually, She Still Looks Great 

Showgirls star Elizabeth Berkley, 50, surfaces in Santa Monica

Showgirls star Elizabeth Berkley looked almost unrecognizable as she stepped out for a very casual outing in Los Angeles, California on Thursday. The 50-year-old actress - who shot to fame on Saved By The Bell and is known for her glam appearances - appeared to be off-duty and dressed down for her day out in LA.

MAGA Dox Debate Cont'd

Takeaways from the Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit

The release of a redacted affidavit that the Justice Department used to obtain a search warrant for former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home shed new light on the federal investigation into the handling of documents from his White House.

Euro Nuke Threat Renewed

Zelenskiy says danger remains after nuclear plant resumes power supply

Ukraine's president on Friday said the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant remains "very risky" after two of its six reactors were reconnected to the grid following shelling that caused Europe's largest nuclear power plant to be disconnected for the first time in its history.

Conspiracy Turnabout Against Talker

Sandy Hook families ask judge to order Alex Jones to relinquish control of his company, alleging he transferred millions to himself and family

The families of Sandy Hook victims allege that Alex Jones' company Free Speech Systems has "systematically transferred millions of dollars" to Jones, his family and companies he controls in order to avoid compensating victims' families, according to a court filing.

School Shooting Consequences 

DeSantis suspends four school board members after grand jury investigation into Parkland shooting

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) suspended four members of the Broward County School Board on Friday after reviewing a grand jury investigation into the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. DeSantis filed an executive order suspending Patricia Good, Donna Korn, Ann Murray and Laurie Rich Levinson from office based...

Kinder & Gentler Kaput?!?

Nikki Haley fires back after tax forms leaked to media: 'Republicans have been too nice for too long'

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Friday fired back with a scathing statement after Internal Revenue Service filings of her nonprofit were leaked and reported on by the media -- arguing the move was a bid to intimidate conservative donors. Politico on Friday published information about donors who had made anonymous contributions to Haley's advocacy group, Stand for America Inc.

Deep Dive Into Inflation Fight

Dow Jones drop 3 percent after Fed Chair Powell warns interest rates to stay high

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 1,000 points Friday after the head of the Federal Reserve dashed Wall Street's hopes that it may soon ease up on high interest rates in its effort to tame inflation.

Global Good Times Condemned

Sanna Marin: How much partying is too much for a leader?

On a summer night in Helsinki a few weeks ago, Sanna Marin went partying with her friends. The 36-year-old drank alcohol, danced and sang along to music in a private venue. Someone pulled out a phone, and the revellers posed for the camera, dancing, laughing and hugging each other.

South Of The Border Student Slaughter Scrutiny

Official: 6 of 43 missing Mexican students given to army

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Six of the 43 college students "disappeared" in 2014 were allegedly kept alive in a warehouse for days then turned over to the local army commander who ordered them killed, the Mexican government official leading a Truth Commission said Friday.

Beloved Country Singer Struggled With PTSD

Naomi Judd's Autopsy Confirms Her Death by Suicide as Family Says She 'Was Dogged by an Unfair Foe'

An autopsy report completed after the death of country singer Naomi Judd was released on Friday, and confirms previous reports that the 76-year-old star died by suicide. The report, which was obtained by the Associated Press, indicates that Judd died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in her Tennessee home on April 30.

Uhura Searches Stars Forever

Ashes of Nichelle Nichols, trailblazing 'Star Trek' actor, will be released in space | CNN

Editor's Note: Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Theashes ofthe late trailblazing "Star Trek" actor Nichelle Nichols will take flight when they are released into space from a Vulcan Centaur rocket by United Launch Alliancelater this year.

Autumn Tradition Returns Tonight

Friday Football Patrol: Games kick off on the Missouri side


Celebrate 1st Family Day Out

Chiefs players, Sterling Mahomes pay visit to KC Current facility

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Patrick Mahomes and three of his Chiefs teammates got up early following Thursday night's preseason game and headed to practice. This practice involved a trip to the Kansas City Current's training facility. Chiefs safety Justin Reid, lineman Creed Humphry, and wide receiver Mecole Hardman joined Mahomes on the pitch.

Suburban Sound Off Debuts

The Grandview Chamber Mixes Up The Music At This Year's Bands On Byars Festival

The Grandview Chamber of Commerce is mixing up this year's Bands on Byars this Saturday to represent the diversity in the community. From Mexicana, to Motown, to the ages of Classic Rock, Bands on Byars brings a diverse mix of music for this year's Bands on Byars festival, August 27, starting at 5 pm at the Grandview Amphitheater, 13501 Byars Rd.

Community Tech Earns Cash

KC Digital Drive awards $20K in digital literacy micro-grants; aims to boost digital inclusion

KC Digital Drive announced today its first cohort of micro-grant recipients for "KC Goes Tech," a new program that helps community organizations teach digital skills, such as how to use email and stay safe online, and it connects participants to funding for home internet and a computer they can take home after completing 15 hours of training.

Local Weekend Outlook

Warm weekend ahead with some rain chances Saturday


Everything Made Of Same Stuff

James Webb Space Telescope detects carbon dioxide in a distant planet's atmosphere | Engadget

The James Webb Space Telescope can do much more than produce astonishing of the universe. The observatory has, for the first time, found clear evidence of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet that's not in our solar system. It detected the gas on WASP-39 b, a gas giant that's orbiting a star some 700 light years away.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.