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Jim Cunningham
October 18, 2018 - 7:48 am
Science City at Union Station in Kansas City opens its newest permanent exhibit Friday, The Museum of Illusions . The exhibit is billed as a fascinating world which will trick visitors' confidence in their senses. KMBZ's Jim Cunningham walked through the Vortex Tunnel (pictured below). "There's a...
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Dan Weinbaum
October 18, 2018 - 7:25 am
Tornadoes are on the move, according to a study that shows activity is decreasing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Researchers looked at data that has been gathered since 1979. Twisters are beginning to spin up more in states along the Mississippi River, in the Ohio Valley and farther east. Toto, I...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 18, 2018 - 6:57 am
Some community leaders in Kansas City are gathering information to help them develop strategies to fight prostitution and human trafficking, problems that have been with the city since its founding. The two-day Leadership Summit is a part of a long-term effort to reduce victimization in the sex...
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Belfonte Ice Cream & Dairy Foods Company
Kara Marxer
October 18, 2018 - 6:15 am
In a new series Hometown Homemade, KMBZ is showcasing products that are made in Missouri and Kansas. Thursday's feature is Belfonte Dairy in Kansas City. Belfonte was founded in 1969 by David Belfonte's father, Sal. The children answered telephones and loaded trucks. Mrs. Belfonte took care of...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 17, 2018 - 7:57 am
When parents send students away to college they typically expect the lack of sleep and poor eating habits may make them more susceptible to illness, and not the air they breathe. A KC Metro woman says her daughter developed bronchitis and pneumonia due to mold and mildew in her dorm room at...
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Jim Cunningham
October 17, 2018 - 7:02 am
Kansas City Costume Company does brisk business in October. The shop is getting a lot of requests this year for 'circus ringmaster' costumes, said Miranda Brand, who calls herself the pseudo-retail manager. "P.T. Barnum (became) very popular this year when that movie came out," Brand said,...
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Blue Valley School District
Kara Marxer
October 17, 2018 - 6:07 am
Blue Valley schools are adding more security to their front doors and requiring visitors to show photo identification. The district is slowly adding buzz-in systems at its facilities this school year. There are about 10 schools that do not have cameras and intercoms at their entrances. Joining...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 16, 2018 - 5:57 pm
Olathe, KS - A developer had revealed a $300 millon plan and a name - Mentum - for the site of the former Great Mall of the Great Plains. Woodbury Corporation, a Salt Lake City-based developer, announced in a release Tuesday its plans for a mixed-use development at the location near 151st Street...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 16, 2018 - 12:55 pm
Kansas City, MO - Gunshots were fired on the Country Club Plaza just before noon near 47th and Pennsylvania, according to Kansas City police. Police have arrested two people. One suspect was taken into custody shortly after the gunfire. The second was arrested hours later following an exhaustive...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 16, 2018 - 11:32 am
Kansas City, MO - Another illegal dumper has been caught on camera, this time in Kansas City's Northland. The man has been seen on camera dumping three times at 12201 N. Mersington Ave., north of I-435 in Clay County. Kansas City officials need your help locating an illegal dumping suspect...
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