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Housing Hot Mess Assistance

Eviction prevention grant to help 600 Kansas City-area families

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With late rent and drained emergency savings, the United Way of Greater Kansas City says people are feeling the ripple effects from the pandemic even today. The United Way of Greater said there are more than 9,000 evictions in Jackson County a year.

Tragedy Hits Home

2 Missouri soldiers among those killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash

Two of the nine service members who died in a crash involving two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters were from Missouri. Zachary Esparza of Jackson, Mo., and Rusten Smith of Rollar, Mo., were identified today by the U.S. Army.

Rock Chalk Dropout Winning

Kansas guard Gradey Dick declares for NBA Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas freshman guard Gradey Dick declared for the NBA Draft. He made the announcement during a live appearance on ESPN's NBA Today. "I'm excited to announce that I'll be declaring for the 2023 NBA Draft," Dick said on the show.

Ballers Shut Down Roads

Organizers announce additional road closures ahead of 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Organizers of the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City announced several additional road closures Friday in anticipation of the event. Between Sunday, April 2, and May 7, the westbound lanes of Pershing Road will be closed in front of Union Station between Main Street and Broadway Street (the roadway where motorists can access the Union Station Parking Garage).

Musical Memories Overnight

Toto brings '80s joy to a sold-out Uptown

Toto. // photo by Chris Ortiz On Wednesday, March 29th, Toto brought their sounds of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, R&B, blues, and jazz-filled tour called "The Dogz of Oz" to the Uptown Theater. This all-star lineup included Robert "Sput" Searight on Drums (as seen with Snoop Dogg and Timbaland), John Pierce on bass (Huey Lewis and the News),...

Hottie Debuts Fashion Goodness

Hailey Bieber celebrates the launch of Rhode Canada

Hailey Bieber celebrated the launch of her beauty brand Rhode in Canada on Thursday. The 26-year-old wife of Justin Bieber, who recently thanked Selena Gomez 'for speaking out' following their alleged feud, held a dinner launch party to announce that her skincare line is officially available in Canada.

Conservative Clap Back

Conservatives call for charges against the Bidens after Trump indictment

WASHINGTON - Thursday's indictment of former President Donald Trump has set a precedent enabling Republican prosecutors to seek criminal charges against President Biden, conservative legal experts told The Post Friday. "All bets are off.

Moment Of Pause For Prosecutors

Donald Trump Mugshot Might Not Happen Before Arraignment - Or At All, Sources Say

Donald Trump will be fingerprinted before his arraignment in Manhattan on Tuesday but might not be forced to pose for a mugshot, sources familiar with the still-evolving planning process said Friday. Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury Thursday; sources previously told NBC News he faces more than 30 counts in that indictment, though the exact nature of the charges is not clear.

Big Bucks At Risk After Election Chatter

Judge sends Dominion's $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News to trial

A judge in Delaware has ordered a jury trial in Dominion Voting Systems' blockbuster lawsuit against Fox News, setting the stage for one of the most consequential defamation decisions against an American media company in decades. Lawyers for Fox and Dominion faced off in court during a two-day hearing for summary judgment last week, with...

War In Eastern Europe Persists

Ukraine rips Belarus bid for Russia truce: "Most heinous offer ever made"

Ukraine's Ministry of Defense blasted Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's push for a "truce" between Russia and Ukraine, calling it "the most heinous offer ever made." Lukashenko, close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, warned on Friday that the war in Ukraine must come to a peaceful end "before an escalation begins."

COVID Comeback?!?

'Everyone is kind of tired and has given up' on COVID. But this new variant is 'one to watch,' the WHO says

The World Health Organization has its eye on a new COVID variant thought to be driving a new surge of cases in India-at a time when reported cases are down in much of the rest of the world. XBB.1.16, dubbed "Arcturus" by variant trackers, is very similar to U.S.

Latina Legend Well Remembered

30 Ways Selena Quintanilla's Legacy Has Endured: A Timeline

Selena Quintanilla-Perez rightfully earned her titles of "La Reina del Tex-Mex" (Queen of Tejano) and "La Reina de la Cumbia" (Queen of Cumba) because she single-handedly revolutionized the genres, fusing her Mexican roots with bold new sounds. Alongside her brother A.B.

Fighting Chance

MMA fighter who attended Park Hill High School wins world title

If you think the Chiefs and KU are the only recent champs in our area, KCTV5's Neal Jones is here to introduce you to yet another!

Drive Safely This Weekend

Deadly crash closes northbound 69 Highway near 103rd Street in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A deadly multi-vehicle crash has closed part of 69 Highway in Overland Park Friday evening. The crash was reported just before 7 p.m. on northbound 69 Highway, just north of 103rd Street involving a box truck and a passenger car.

Weekend Chill Ahead

FORECAST: Cooler air moves in for Saturday

Clouds clear out this evening as much colder air surges in from the northwest. Temperatures will fall into the 30s overnight, and will be in the middle to upper 30s by daybreak on Saturday. Early in the day, there could be a couple of snowflakes drifting across extreme Northwest Missouri.

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