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March 06, 2017 - 9:54 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Crews plan to assess the damage Tuesday after the National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes touched down in the Kansas City area. Several homes were damaged or destroyed in the Kansas City area Monday night as a line of severe storms moved across the state. KMBC...
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March 06, 2017 - 6:35 am
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - An Indian man wounded in an apparently racially motivated shooting that killed his friend at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe has told detectives the gunman asked if their "status was legal." Johnson County court officials released a redacted affidavit Monday for 51-year-old Adam...
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March 05, 2017 - 11:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Being prepared is what Severe Weather Awareness Week is all about. Emergency preparedness officials are gearing up for storm season in Kansas and Missouri. One of the things they're prepping for is tornadoes, which can be one of the most powerful aspects of a severe thunderstorm...
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USA Today
March 05, 2017 - 10:40 pm
UNDATED (AP) - Missouri has fired basketball coach Kim Anderson after less than three seasons with his alma mater. Tigers athletic director Jim Sterk said in a statement Sunday that he asked Anderson to step down after next week's SEC Tournament. Missouri is the No. 14 seed and plays Auburn on...
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March 05, 2017 - 10:34 pm
Overland Park City council members will decide Monday if a woman in the city's south side will be allowed to keep her chickens. Trish Thomas has been working for more than six months to get a special permit to keep her 12 chickens and one rooster. Thomas has had the birds for about 15 years. A...
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March 05, 2017 - 10:14 pm
An elaborate sculpture, donated to Kansas City by sister city Morelia, Mexico, is still looking for a home. The bronze sculpture of three women holding up a giant basket of fruit and vegetables is called "Las Tarascas." It was intended as a centerpiece for a new fountain. The city would need to...
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March 03, 2017 - 8:58 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The youngest of five people convicted in a 1988 arson fire that killed six Kansas City firefighters could be released from prison soon. A federal judge ruled Friday that Bryan Sheppard, who is now 45, should have his sentence reduced to 20 years in prison. Because Sheppard...
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March 02, 2017 - 10:42 pm
In a follow-up to the KMBZ Cover Story for this week, Cracking Cold Cases, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker talked about the challenges of solving old crimes. Homicide cases that go unsolved can be re-opened, especially in light of new DNA evidence and technology, Peters Baker said. "It...
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March 02, 2017 - 10:36 pm
Olathe, KS - Spring break will be extra special for the Olathe North High School band which will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The school applied through the Carnegie foundation a few years ago, but they couldn't afford the trip expenses according to band director Justin Love. "As our...
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March 02, 2017 - 7:46 am
Topeka, KS - The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to increase its spending on public schools, but it didn't say by how much. The court ruled Thursday that legislators must enact a new education funding law by the end of June. The decision comes with the state already facing projected...
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