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US Toy got it's start in 1953 out of Elvin Kline and Frances Gershon's living room at their home off of Troost.

Elvin, a toy salesman and Frances, a school teacher, combined their passion to create US Toy and Constructive Play Things. 

CEO Seth Freiden is the third generation of his...Read more

Kansas City, KS-There's a new program launching in Johnson County Kansas to help folks reverse their march toward developing type-2 diabetes. 

Pre-Diabetes is a condition where blood sugars are high, but not high enough to be type-2 diabetes, at least not high enough yet.

Karen...Read more

Kansas City, MO - The polar vortex sweeping into Kansas City is cause for concern among pet owners.

No pet is safe when it comes to these cold temps, if left unprotected.

Kansas City, MO - The freezing temperatures are bound to cause issues with moisture settling into places like doors, mirrors and your door locks. Phil Link with AAA says there's a few simple tricks using products around the house. 

He says if you spray WD-40 into your lock cylinders, it...Read more

Kansas City, MO - Due to the biggest tax law change in history, everyone is going to see the difference when filing taxes this year.

CPA Peter Newman says the biggest change is in itemization due to the increase in standardized deductions.

"When we talk about itemized deductions now...Read more

 ST. LOUIS (AP) - A protest forced a large suburban St. Louis shopping mall to close for an hour on one of the year's busiest shopping days, and renewed concerns by protest leaders about how police handle demonstrations.

   Protesters marched Friday at the St. Louis Galleria mall. Richmond...Read more

A flood watch has been issued by The National Weather Service until Sunday morning at 7am.  The NWS issued the following statement

The forecast remains on track with a potentially significant flash flooding event through Sunday morning. Initial thunderstorm...Read more

Actor Adam West, best known for his role in the 1960's TV series Batman has died at 88 years old.  

Family says he passed Friday in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia.  

West died peacefully surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his wife, six children, five...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more