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Bill Grady
August 16, 2019 - 5:49 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- An expert in post-traumatic stress disorder believes better therapy could prevent tragic events like the killing of an Overland Park woman and her husband's death at the hands of Kansas City, Kansas police. Retired Army Ranger Charles Roy Pearson was shot to death as he pointed...
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KMBZ News Staff
August 16, 2019 - 4:50 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A local pedestrian-focused transportation organization is hitting back at critics of improvements to bike paths and sidewalks on Kansas City's east side. Michael Kelley, Policy Director for Bike Walk KC, said in order for Kansas City to create opportunities in the areas that...
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Marc LaVoie
August 16, 2019 - 4:38 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) - After more than two decades behind bars, 44-year-old Ricky Kidd walked out of the prison in Cameron, Missouri prison Thursday and hugged his daughter. Kidd had maintained his innocence ever since he was accused of participating in the 1996 murders of two men in Kansas City. DeKalb...
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Rebecca Crockett
August 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
Raytown, MO - Raytown school district is offering an after school meal program, categorized as the Missouri Health and Senior Services Supper Program. Dr Tim Young, director of food services with Raytown Schools says the goal is to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner. "We've got students...
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Marc LaVoie
August 15, 2019 - 8:39 am
A judge has ruled that a man is innocent of two murders in Kansas City for which he was sent to prison more than two decades ago. Ricky Kidd was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deaths of George Bryant and Oscar Bridges. Kidd told officials he was with his girlfriend at the time...
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Bill Grady
August 15, 2019 - 6:57 am
Universal background checks for gun purchases may be on the table when the U.S. Senate returns from the August recess, and Missouri's Roy Blunt appears to be keeping an open mind on the issue. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to consider ideas that could change the way firearms are sold...
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KMBZ News Staff
August 15, 2019 - 5:07 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- August 16 is designated as the officially unofficial holiday celebrating all things Kansas City. 816 Day, in its second year, will draw crowds up and down the Streetcar Line from Union Station north to the River Market. Sue Patterson, Director of Market and Events for City...
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Marc LaVoie
August 14, 2019 - 6:54 am
Police say an Overland Park man they shot and killed had reported to staff at a hotel that he had killed his wife and was heading to the Legends Outlets shopping center. A manager at the Country Inn and Suites near the Kansas Speedway said Charles Pearson walked in around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and said...
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KMBZ News Staff
August 14, 2019 - 5:29 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A farm in Kansas City, Kansas focusing on sustainability and education is a finalist for a $25,000 grant from State Farm. KC Farm School, located just off Gibbs Road in KCK, educates Kansas Cityians young and old about where their food comes from. Alicia Ellingsworth, founder...
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Rebecca Crockett
August 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
Kansas City, MO - The problem is not just in the Midwest, as the aging population grows, the struggle to hire and keep personal care providers does too. Over a decade ago, officials warned of the problem, and now with a 54% turnover rate, it's being called an epidemic. Sarah Mudd, President and CEO...
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