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Meet New KC Neighbors

Officially a citizen: A moment of pride as dozens call themselves American

The ceremony itself takes about 30 minutes to complete. Obviously, the journey for all is much longer than that.

The Dotte Washed Out Today

Unified Government Municipal Building closed due to water damage

County representatives say extreme water damage has "drastically impacted" the ground floor.

Powering Up The Metro

Industrial battery manufacturing facility arriving to Liberty in 2024

Industrial battery manufacturer TAB will open a 66,700-square-foot facility in Liberty, Missouri, the Kansas City Area Development Council announced Wednesday.

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Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire juggles NFL career with nursing school

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has embarked on a new journey this season off the field: nursing school.

Meet New Weather Newsie

Luke Dorris starts as First Warn 5 Weather chief meteorologist

Dorris joins meteorologists Greg Bennett, Warren Sears, and Savannah Tennyson at KCTV5 to help build the team's First Warn 5 weather brand.

Cashing In On Tech Collab

How a college Facebook friendship turned into a bikini blog that ballooned into 1 million Instagram follows and a multimillion-dollar swimwear line

Monday Swimwear cofounder Devin Brugman said Instagram has been a key tool in her career, since she befriended Natasha Oakley while still a student.

Prez Talks Down To Plebs

'Horse's a--': Biden has repeatedly insulted voters, contrary to White House press sec's claim

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that President Biden does not insult voters or American people, but he has on several occasions.

MAGA Fights For Rights

Trump suggests Clinton-appointed judge won't let him attend mother-in-law's funeral

Former President Trump after his day in court on Wednesday accused the presiding judge of making rulings against him because the judge is an appointee of former President Clinton. Trump made headlines throughout the day as he attended a trial proceeding determining how much he owes writer E.

Iran From Threats

Iran warns attacks on Israel, US will continue as long as IDF remains in Gaza

Iran's foreign minister says attacks on Israel by Iran and its allies would stop if Israel withdraws its forces from Gaza on Wednesday.

Check Arctic Global Hotspot

The Black Sea is now the center of gravity for the Ukraine War

The next step in the Black Sea is for the West to help Kyiv target Crimea and sever Russia's logistical lifeline to its forces operating in southern Ukraine.

Far East Tech Sparks Concern

Chinese lab had COVID-19 mapped two weeks before global outbreak: documents

A Chinese researcher had isolated and mapped out COVID-19 -- and uploaded it to a US-run database -- at least two weeks before Beijing officially unveiled details of the virus to the world, according to bombshell new documents.

Terminator On Pause

Arnold Schwarzenegger detained at airport for traveling with unregistered watch, reports say

Arnold Schwarzenegger was reportedly held up at Munich Airport while he was traveling with a luxury watch on his way to a charity auction.

Local Artsy Debut

Yashi Davalos curated Miss/They Camaraderie 2024 opens Jan. 19 at Charlotte Street

Miss/They Camaraderie 2024. // Photo provided by Charlotte Street Foundation Miss/They Camaraderie 2024 is an exhibition in pageant form that will be open Jan. 19 through March 2, 2024. The show is curated by current Charlotte Street fellow, Yashi Davalos, and can be viewed at the Charlotte Street Gallery, 3333 Wyoming Street.

Even More Winter Chill

Temperatures drop back into the teens overnight

A storm system will bring a chance of light snow showers on Thursday afternoon and evening

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