Monday Local Quick Hits: Murder Suspect Surrenders, Janitors Win & School Restarts

Right now we share a bevy of local news that's important but isn't quite debatable.

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AMBER Alert, homicide suspect turns himself in to police

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man accused of triggering an Amber Alert after taking his two young daughters from a homicide scene surrendered to police. Kansas City police said Jordan Owsley turned himself into police Monday morning. Investigators have not released any additional information about where Owsley had been over the past 16 hours.

Kansas City-area janitors' union wins raise, paid sick days for employees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Janitorial workers in the Kansas City area negotiated better salaries and benefits, which went into effect on July 1. The Service Employees International Union Local 1 announced Monday that it reached a new collective bargaining agreement, which raises the minimum wage for janitorial staff to $15 per hour and provides additional annual increases.

Missouri nonprofit goes to court to block new homeless law

JEFFERSON CITY - A Springfield nonprofit organization that helps provide people with housing sued the state Friday over a new law that upends current approaches to addressing homelessness in Missouri.

Ford announces it's cutting 3k jobs worldwide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ford announced Monday it plans to layoff thousands of workers. The company said the layoffs will be made at locations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as it's Ford Business Services operation in India. The cuts will impact about 2,000 salaried employees and 1,000 agency personnel, according to a Ford spokesperson.

Majority worried about student loan forgiveness impact on inflation: poll

Roughly 6 in 10 Americans - 59 percent - say they are worried that forgiving student loan debt could make inflation worse, according to a new CNBC poll. The survey also found that 34 percent of respondents say only those in need should have debt forgiven, 32 percent say all of those with student loan...

Man cut with machete in downtown Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A man has been cut by what he is telling police was a machete, according to the Wichita Police Department (WPD). Wichita police say they received a call around 2:45 a.m. for the report of a stabbing in the 1200 block of N Broadway.

Kindness pays for Ukraine student's first semester at UMKC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A foreign exchange student from Ukraine who came to the United States plans to stay and attend college, thanks to the kindness of strangers. Olga first arrived in Kansas City nearly a year ago to finish high school. She planned to return home by the end of May.

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