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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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February 28, 2017 - 10:42 pm
KCK-Unified Government Mayor Mark Holland is drawing a bead on run-down properties. Holland spoke with KMBZ following his state-of-the-government address. He says in many instances, blighted residential property is not the fault of the occupant. "The deadbeat, absentee landlords have wrecked urban...
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February 21, 2017 - 10:49 am
Kansas City, MO - The US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri has charged a man for his alleged role in plotting to launch a terror-style attack on Kansas City transit systems with people who he thought were members of Islamic State, but were actually undercover agents. Robert Lorenzo...
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January 27, 2017 - 7:16 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo - Original work featuring Mt. Vesuvius from famed American "pop art" artist Andy Warhol are now on display at Union Station. Three original proofs by Warhol were added to the ongoing Pompeii exhibition. Union Station's Michael Tritt says Warhol actually lived near Mt. Vesuvius, site...
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