KC News

Bill Grady
May 21, 2018 - 6:24 am
The Kansas City area is going through an abnormally dry period, which can cause problems in a lot of agricultural products, including honey. Dry weather can cause an increase in the price of fruit and vegetables. The conditions are worrying for Cecel Sweeney, an apiarist, or beekeeper, with honey-...
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Bill Grady
May 21, 2018 - 5:49 am
Law enforcement agencies across the country are observing Click It or Ticket Week, a crackdown on drivers and passengers who are not buckled up. People who receive citations for failing to use seatbelts sometimes voice strong objections, but officers just want people to be safe, said John Lacy,...
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Jim Cunningham
May 21, 2018 - 5:05 am
An Overland Park man was arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated after a triple fatal accident on the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri. The Missouri Highway Patrol says the boat with five people aboard struck a rock bluff shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, and three people were thrown...
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Photo courtesy Benton County Enterprise
Marc LaVoie
May 18, 2018 - 11:20 am
Warsaw, MO - The chief of police is expected to recover after being shot in the chest in a confrontation with a juvenile suspect Friday morning. The incident began Thursday night with the report of a stolen truck, according to a report in the Benton County Enterprise. Then Friday morning around 9am...
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Bill Grady
May 18, 2018 - 7:18 am
A measure that could help first responders get counseling services is on its way to the Missouri governor's desk. Missouri has been the only state in the union that does not provide peer counseling for first responders, said Brad Lemon, head of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 99 in Kansas City...
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Jim Cunningham
May 18, 2018 - 6:05 am
As boating season kicks off, Missouri's Water Patrol is opening 16 inspection stations on lakes around the state. There's an old saying in boating... know before you go. That includes knowing the type of environment, conditions on the waterways and any equipment you may need before you leave the...
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artist rendering / Hy-Vee
KMBZ News Staff
May 17, 2018 - 2:14 pm
Kansas City, MO - The grocery store chain Hy-Vee has secured naming rights for the now-former Kemper Arena in the West Bottoms. The new name will be Hy-Vee Arena. It was to be called Mosaic Arena, however in February 2018, Mosaic Life Care released its naming rights sponsorship. The 44-year-old...
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KMBZ News Staff
May 17, 2018 - 12:46 pm
Mission, KS - Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signed into law the Kansas ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Savings Program. According to the Disability Rights Center of Kansas, the ABLE Act allows people with disabilities to set up tax-free savings accounts for disability-related expenses. It...
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May 17, 2018 - 7:16 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri senators have passed a bill to require public unions to hold recertification elections every three years and get permission annually to withdraw dues from employees' paychecks. Under the legislation passed 21-11 Wednesday, public labor unions would need more than...
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Bill Grady
May 17, 2018 - 6:43 am
Despite a court challenge, the group that calls itself Tobacco 21 KC group says they will continue full speed ahead. The campaign was launched by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Healthy KC, a coalition of area business groups. Municipalities and counties around the country have adopted...
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