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Marc LaVoie
May 06, 2019 - 6:37 am
A local comedian was sentenced to 23 years in prison for shooting a man to death in Overand Park. Michael Collins Smith, 49, worked as a barber and turned to comedy as a way to reinvent himself after spending time in Kansas prisons for aggravated robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm. When...
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KMBZ News Staff
May 06, 2019 - 5:52 am
The Kansas City Royals were held up as an example in a recent ESPN article about declining Major League Baseball attendance numbers. The Royals played an unscheduled midweek double header against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 1, with the first game starting at 12:15 to make up for a rain out the night...
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Marc LaVoie
May 03, 2019 - 7:57 am
Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forté says his office has made changes to the policy involving vehicle pursuits. The announcement is in response to an accident in May 2018 in which a deputy was following a vehicle in Raytown, ran a red light at a high rate of speed, and crashed into another vehicle...
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Dan Weinbaum
May 03, 2019 - 7:38 am
Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16, so why is May 5 such a big deal in the United States? Thousands of Mexican restaurants and other businesses offer specials on Cinco de Mayo, which confuses a lot of Americans. Mexican Independence Day observes the start of the "cry of...
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Bill Grady
May 03, 2019 - 6:42 am
Tyreek Hill’s lawyer has sent a letter to the NFL disputing child-abuse allegations. The claims of abuse were made by the wide receiver's fiancee, Crystal Espinal. Their three-year-old son suffered a broken arm, but the couple was not criminally charged. Attorney Trey Pettlon responded to a secret...
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Bill Grady
May 03, 2019 - 6:22 am
The Kansas Democratic Party is eliminating the caucus process and will switch to a presidential primary election method in May of 2020. Primaries are much simpler and more convenient for voters, said Ethan Corson, Kansas Democratic Party executive director. "It's going to allow them to come in in a...
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KMBZ News Staff
May 02, 2019 - 7:43 am
Kansas City, MO - Developers held a topping-off ceremony Wednesday at the still-under construction Loews Convention Center Hotel in downtown Kansas City. Workers broke ground on the $300 million, 800-room hotel at 17th and Baltimore in March 2018. It's expected to open in spring 2020. The owners...
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Marc LaVoie
May 02, 2019 - 7:20 am
People who live in Kansas City's Waldo neighborhood say they do not believe the storm drains in their area are working well. The area received between two and three inches of precipitation before even more rain began to fall late Wednesday. Waldo homeowner Cliff Hubbard checks watches for rainfall...
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Bill Grady
May 02, 2019 - 6:26 am
Kansas Republicans fell short in their attempt to push an abortion bill into law. Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill that would have required abortion providers to tell patients a two-pill medication abortion can be stopped after the first pill. The Kansas Senate overrode the veto Wednesday morning...
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KMBZ News Staff
May 01, 2019 - 7:22 pm
Kansas City, MO - Picking out the first car for your teen is never easy, they want it to look cool, you want it to be safe and reliable, and then the hunt begins, looking for something that will make everyone happy. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recommends larger, heavier vehicles,...
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