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March 29, 2017 - 4:09 pm
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Kansas and Missouri until 11 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/aLzT0HKJ3P — NWS Tornado (@NWStornado) March 29, 2017
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Dan Weinbaum
March 29, 2017 - 12:08 pm
The Federal Drug Administration has given approval to a new drug therapy that is filling those suffering from multiple sclerosis with hope. The drug is Ocrevus (generic: Ocrelizumab) and was developed by Genentech, Inc., a subsidiary of Roche. The FDA said in a release that Ocrevus showed promise...
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Peggy Breit/KMBC
March 29, 2017 - 11:01 am
updated 5:00pm Wednesday 29Mar17 Independence, MO - In a typically quiet neighborhood, police officers exchanged gunfire with two suspects during a burglary in progress near 36th and Delaware this morning. One officer was wounded, according to Captain Carl Perry, Independence Police Department...
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Bill Grady
March 29, 2017 - 7:01 am
Overland Park congressman Kevin Yoder says he is working to improve online privacy for his constituents, especially in light of the fact that one of the biggest threats to digital security is in everyone's backyard. Federal officials can search and seize anyone's emails, text messages and cloud...
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Unified Government Facebook Page
Michael Ronnebaum
March 29, 2017 - 6:52 am
A $25 million proposal to develop the site of the old Indian Springs Mall is moving forward in Wyandotte County. Unified government leaders are looking to jump start the redevelopment with an industrial office complex at I-635 and State Ave. to help encourage business growth in the area. Not...
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Kara Marxer
March 29, 2017 - 5:50 am
Law enforcement and Internal Revenue Service officials say there is always an uptick in financial scams in the last few weeks of tax season. The con games are more sophisticated than ever. Thieves can imitate telephone numbers, official government logos and even create entire websites that make...
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Michael Ronnebaum
March 29, 2017 - 5:40 am
Kansas City officials turned up the heat on its Go Bond campaign a week ahead of a public referendum on the issue. Voters will decide April 4 whether to approve the bonds that would pay for $800 million in maintenance and infrastructure needs over 20 years. "Now is the time to act," said...
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Bill Grady
March 29, 2017 - 5:20 am
The city of Overland Park has issued a 136 page report on the eight-alarm apartment fire that spread to several homes March 20. Two buildings under construction are burned out at the Royale at CityPlace Apartments at 10501 113th St. in Overland Park. Nearby, 25 houses have varying degrees of damage...
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Jim Cunningham
Jim Cunningham
March 28, 2017 - 8:08 am
A three-alarm fire in south Kansas City chased apartment dwellers from their beds around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. The apartment complex is located near 115th Street and Holmes Road. The fire damaged four units in the building. Firefighters did not report any injuries. The fire appeared to start outside...
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Independence School District
Jim Cunningham
March 28, 2017 - 7:57 am
Voters in Independence will go to the polls April 4 to decide the fate of a school bond issue. The school district is asking voters to approve a $38 million no-tax-increase bond issue. The issue has four main parts, a new elementary school and additions to three high schools, said Dale Herl,...
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