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Jim Cunningham
October 09, 2018 - 6:56 am
Fire safety experts are asking people if they hold fire drills in their homes as part of National Fire Prevention Week. The truth is, most people never hold fire drills at home or at their workplaces. When school kids learn about fire safety, they are taught to have a family escape plan and have...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 08, 2018 - 12:03 pm
Olathe, KS - A manhunt was underway in Olathe as police searched for an armed robber who exchanged gunfire with officers near 119th Street and Harold Road, police say. Late in the day Olathe police reported they had their suspect in custody. #BREAKING : The armed-robbery suspect that was on the...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 08, 2018 - 10:24 am
Kansas City, MO - Rescuers pulled more than 20 students from a school bus this morning after it had been trapped by rising floodwaters. The bus was driving near Hillcrest and Oldham shortly before 7 a.m. when it became trapped by rising floodwater. Students on board told KMBC-TV9 that the bus shut...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 05, 2018 - 11:59 am
Kansas City, MO - A captain in the Kansas City Fire Department was charged in federal court today for selling dozens of firearms through straw buyers to convicted felons, according to the office of the US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. It's alleged that some of the felons who...
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Jim Cunningham
October 05, 2018 - 7:15 am
The Kansas City Police Departments aims to build positive relationships with its Community Interaction Officers, or CIO's. When Police Chief Rick Smith came on board earlier this year, he assigned 12 officers, two at each patrol division, to serve as Community Interaction Officers. All share the...
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Kara Marxer
October 05, 2018 - 4:50 am
At least 146 people in Kansas died from opioid overdoses in Kansas in 2016 and that figure is expected to be higher for 2017 when the statistics are counted. A federal grant of $30 million is supposed to be used to battle the opioid epidemic, said Dr. Greg Lakin, the man chosen to lead the effort...
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KMBC
KMBZ News Staff
October 04, 2018 - 4:16 pm
Kansas City, MO - A lawsuit has been filed against a former Kansas City police officer over use of force when a man was taken into custody in December 2013. The ACLU of Missouri filed a lawsuit on behalf of Joshua Bills, who was stopped for matching a vague description of a suspicious person in the...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 04, 2018 - 12:49 pm
Overland Park, KS - A student has been arrested after a gun was found in their car at Shawnee Mission North High School on Wednesday. Via email, the school's principal informed parents about the incident saying that a student told them about the weapon. "This incident did not involve any direct...
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Jim Cunningham
October 04, 2018 - 4:37 am
The long wait is nearly over on the widening of a dangerous stretch of road in the Northland. When it was first designed in 2007, North Woodland Avenue was supposed to have four lanes. In 2011, the project stalled due to a lack of funding. In 2015, several council members, including Heather Hall,...
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MODOT Kansas City
KMBZ News Staff
October 03, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Traffic delays along I-435 near the Grandview Triangle were expected this weekend, but due to weather concerns MoDOT says it's delaying the repair work until later in the month. Just In: Due to the potential for lightning and high winds, this work has been postponed until possibly 10/19-10/21. We'...
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