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Marc LaVoie
June 05, 2017 - 4:42 am
A Missouri advocacy group is enthusiastic about the possibility of a ballot initiative this fall that would prohibit the state from adding tolls to existing roadways, but the bill is running into some roadblocks in Jefferson City. A Better Road Forward was created to lobby against tolling fees in...
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June 05, 2017 - 4:23 am
Johnson County Community College has produced a video to help faculty, staff and students understand changes that are coming to campus in relation to Kansas' new firearms law. Beginning July 1, 2017 adults will be allowed to carry concealed guns in state-owned buildings, unless the facilities offer...
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Kara Marxer
June 05, 2017 - 4:09 am
{This is part of our weeklong series called "Show Me KC"} The Pony Express re-ride starts Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Patee House in St. Joseph to begin the 10-day adventure to deliver mail to Sacramento, California. Each year, the re-ride follows the original trail as close as possible...
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June 03, 2017 - 11:47 am
Police are investigating a shooting that happened this morning at approximately 7:45 a.m. near Bellafontaine Ave and E 63rd St. When officers arrived they found three victims including a woman who was pronounced dead on scene. The two victims were transported to a local hospital with life...
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June 03, 2017 - 11:33 am
An Independence man has been charged with 2nd degree murder in a fatal road rage shooting at 104th and Holmes. 45-year-old John C. Young shot two people on May 25. One of the victims, 19-year-old Christopher Hutson died from his injuries. Police say while driving, Young pulled up next to Hutson's...
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June 02, 2017 - 3:19 pm
Columbia, MO - The University of Missouri will trim 474 faculty positions system-wide as the university struggles with dropping enrollment and declining state aid. About half of those positions are currently vacant, according to MU President Mun Choi. Part of these cuts - 51 faculty jobs at the...
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Kara Marxer
June 02, 2017 - 7:20 am
Avid recyclers in Johnson County are losing an option for disposing of old electronic devices. Friday is the last day that the Overland Park recycling center will accept electronics. Unused computers, laptops, stereos, cables, monitors have lost much of their value in scrap, said Jim Twigg, the...
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Marc LaVoie
June 02, 2017 - 6:52 am
Leaders of major countries around the globe are criticizing the U.S. pullout from the Paris Climate Accord, and mayors of cities around the country are as well. Kansas City Mayor Sly James reacted to President Trump's decision to step away from the environmental agreement by sending out a Tweet...
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Jim Cunningham
June 02, 2017 - 6:30 am
Kids tend to spend more time alone at home in the summer, which can spell trouble if they have easy access to the liquor cabinet. Law enforcement officers and mental health experts agree that a lot of youngsters start drinking in middle school. What we're seeing here in Johnson County, and it's...
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June 01, 2017 - 4:33 pm
Topeka, KS - The Kansas Senate has approved a bill aimed at keeping concealed guns out of state hospitals and other public health care facilities. The 24-16 vote Thursday came after senators rejected a proposal backed by the National Rifle Association to narrow the scope of the bill. The measure...
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