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June 23, 2017 - 6:21 pm
Independence, MO - A hundred students made a trip from Ames, Iowa to help clean up the Little Blue Trace Trail. The teens are with a church group, and volunteered to paint over the graffiti that marks the underpasses on the trail. Independence tourism manager Kristi Eckfald says they are thankful...
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Dan Weinbaum
June 23, 2017 - 4:52 pm
Alexander Goodwin warms hearts wherever he goes. The 10-year-old's charm and positivity is infectious. And he's got a deep knowledge on the subject of monsters. That knowledge was on display at Mission City Hall as he had declared 'Big Monster Friday' in his first official act as honorary police...
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Bill Cosby
June 23, 2017 - 12:34 pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby. University system President Mun Choi recommended that the board strip the comedian of a doctorate in humane letters he received in 1999. Choi cited...
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5-year-old Katie Graves, wearing a life jacket, plays in the water while her dad and sister watch over her
Kara Marxer
June 23, 2017 - 6:27 am
Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center in Overland Park is continuing its program of offering dedicated swim times for children with special needs. On Saturday mornings young people ages from two to 22 are given their own time to enjoy the pool. It works out well for people who thrive best in a less chaotic...
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Bill Grady
June 23, 2017 - 6:10 am
It is legal for Missouri fireworks tents to open in Lee's Summit on Friday, but retailers will have to wait for inspections to be performed before they can begin selling their wares. The tents undergo more than just a quick walk-though, said Jim Eden, Lee's Summit Fire Chief. Inspectors certify...
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June 22, 2017 - 5:02 pm
It may sound odd, but people can become addicted to technology and the information that tech delivers right to smartphones. Here are some resources that may help you or a loved one if they're spending way too much time glued to their screens. ♦♦♦ The Pew Research Center has been studying teens,...
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June 22, 2017 - 3:39 pm
Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Chiefs announced today they were parting ways with its 6th general manager John Dorsey, effective immediately. Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt announced in a release, “I notified John that we would not be extending his contract beyond the 2017 season, and after...
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June 22, 2017 - 2:58 pm
Leawood, KS - Children with developmental disabilities now have a fourth option of where to play in the Kansas City Metro. Organizers behind the newest playground for children with special needs held a ribbon cutting at the Leawood City Park on Wednesday. The playground was funded by Variety...
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June 22, 2017 - 7:14 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Zoo says a 31-year-old male chimpanzee died in an accidental fall from a tree. The zoo said Wednesday the chimp, called Bahati, climbed a tree while interacting with other chimps. He fell to the ground after grabbing a dead branch and died from injuries from...
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Michael Ronnebaum
June 22, 2017 - 7:05 am
Receiving a "like" on a Facebook post creates a biological response that is similar to the reaction one feels from using an addictive substance, said Jennifer Newcomer, a mental health therapist who specializes in internet addictions. "The brain is stimulated by anything, like overeating, gambling...
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