Kansas City Community Collection: Blizzard Threat, Crime Aftermath & Good Deeds

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Last minute Kansas City shoppers try to beat Christmas deadline, looming snowstorm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Last minute shoppers are trying to beat the Christmas deadline and the potential for a winter storm. All across the Kansas City area Monday, people were out trying to check off everything on their shopping list. "I have nearly everything left to do, more than half," said Cindy Kirtley, who was out shopping Monday.

Eric Stonestreet and Family Create a Fund to Support KC Hospice & Palliative Care - In Kansas City

When Vincent "Vince" Stonestreet, the father of Emmy award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet, came to the end of his four-year battle with cancer in November 2021, the Stonestreet family turned to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care for end-of-life care. "[KC Hospice] wasn't here very long, but they were wonderful," says Jamey Stonestreet, Vince's wife and...

Ways to keep your pets safe as winter storm approaches Kansas City region

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With a major winter storm expected in the Kansas City region later this week, KC Pet Project is offering advice on how to keep your pets safe. KC Pet Project says owners should have proper shelter for pets, but if possible, they should be brought inside.

Chiefs' Mecole Hardman surprises students at North Kansas City school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Christmas came early at Maple Park Middle School in the North Kansas City School District. Students who have special needs scored a visit from Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman, who happens to be Lolia Riley's favorite player.

'I can't even get into the spirit': Families of homicide victims in KCMO cope with loss during holidays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In 2022, there have been 167 in Kansas City, Missouri, according to the latest data kept by the city's police department. The number marks the second deadliest year in KCMO's history as the end of year approaches.

'A haircut is a big thing': Kansas City school kids get fresh hairstyles for the holidays

Students at Faxon Elementary headed out of the classroom on Friday and into the barber's chair to get a fresh look for the holidays. Children piled into the school's gymnasium to receive a free haircut, braiding or retwist from local barbers and cosmetologists.

Winter storm, wind chill watch issued for Kansas City area this week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City area will be under a Winter Storm Watch for snow and more expected later this week. The National Weather Service issued the watch Monday afternoon, several days in advance. The watch will be in effect from Thursday morning to Friday evening for majority of the Kansas City region.

Looming winter storm to give road crews chance to use different salts to help treat roads

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If early forecasts are any indication, Kansas City-area road crews might have to dig deep into their tool box to help treat roads later this week. While the exact timing and extent of snowfall are still being ironed out, it's possible the area could see a hefty mix of snow and blowing snow, while also experiencing temperatures well below zero.

Space heater warning for Kansas City ahead of dangerous cold

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The area braces for dangerously cold weather to move in later this week. It also brings a warning as people struggle to stay warm and survive. The Missouri State Fire Marshal asks people to be extra cautious heating their homes, especially if relying on space heaters.

Winter storm, wind chill watches posted for Kansas City as winter storm looms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The entire Kansas City region is included in both a winter storm watch and wind chill watch as a winter storm takes aim on the Midwest. On Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill/Kansas City issued the pair of watches for a time period starting Thursday morning for the winter storm watch and running through Saturday morning for the wind chill watch.

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