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KMBZ News Staff
October 03, 2018 - 11:37 am
A Kansas City man was was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for the fatal shooting of an off-duty Lee's Summit police officer at Californos restaurant in Westport in August 2017. Sean Steward changed his plea this morning, on the second day of his trial in Jackson County. Thomas Orr was a...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 03, 2018 - 9:28 am
This afternoon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct its first nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts and Emergency Alert System. A tone will sound at 1:18 p.m. CDT, similar to that of an Amber Alert or flood watch warning, and the subject of the alert will read: "...
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Jim Cunningham
October 03, 2018 - 4:44 am
Kansas City Police say they may begin issuing traffic citations as they receive more and more complaints about people misusing electric scooters on streets and sidewalks. Since the recent arrival of the app-based Bird and Lime scooters, one of the most common complaints is people riding scooters on...
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Bill Grady
October 03, 2018 - 4:16 am
A Kansas City Council committee is again taking up the contentious issue of liquor cards, licenses that authorize people to serve drinks at establishments in the city. Anyone who sells or serves alcoholic beverages in Kansas City must pay $39 every three years for a license and background check...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 02, 2018 - 2:10 pm
Kansas City, MO - Jason Kander has pulled out of the mayor's race in Kansas City, saying he's seeking treatment at the Kansas City VA Hospital for PTSD and depression. He wrote a post on Facebook saying he's been battling the disease for years, and realized that it was only getting worse. Kander is...
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Jim Cunningham
October 02, 2018 - 8:13 am
The deaths of two babies in Kansas City prompted a warning about safe sleep as a way of preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrom (SIDS). The babies, both less than six months old, were both found dead on the same day, about three weeks ago. The tragedy led to action, said Kansas City Police Capt...
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AP News Staff
October 02, 2018 - 4:28 am
DENVER (AP) - Patrick Mahomes rallied the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 27-23 win over the Denver Broncos on Monday night. The Chiefs (4-0) took a two-game lead over the Broncos (2-2) in the AFC West with their sixth straight win over their...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 01, 2018 - 3:40 pm
Shawnee, KS - Police have issued a warrant for a burglar that's broken into homes and sexually assaulted or tried to assault residents. Police have named William Louis Elliot, 18, as their suspect. Three burglaries have happened in the past few days - two near 75th and Goddard, one near 55th and...
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Jim Cunningham
October 01, 2018 - 8:15 am
Autumn air has arrived and it won't be long before people feel like a cozy night in front of the fireplace, but that can be dangerous without proper cleaning and maintenance Homeowners commonly ignore the need to inspect and clean fireplaces and chimneys, said Jeremy Biswell, president of Flues...
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US House of Representatives
Bill Grady
October 01, 2018 - 4:48 am
Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder could face some money problems going into the final month of his re-election campaign against Democrat Sharice Davids for the 3rd District seat. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has canceled more than $1 million in planned advertising for the...
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