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UG - WYCO/KCK
KMBZ News Staff
September 28, 2018 - 12:38 pm
Kansas City, KS - Wyandotte County broke ground on a new juvenile justice center this morning. The new 47-thousand square foot building is expected to open in 2020 at the cost of $27.2 million. The facility is designed to keep juveniles separate from adult offenders. In a statemnet, Unified...
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Kara Marxer
September 28, 2018 - 7:09 am
Parents and community members who volunteer to work with children at Shawnee Mission Schools will no longer have to submit to fingerprinting. The district is changing its new background check procedure just months after they first announced the increased security measures. Quite simply, the...
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UCB Properties
Jim Cunningham
September 28, 2018 - 6:33 am
A property management company is offering a concept in apartment living that is new to Kansas City, so-called micro units that measure about 300 square feet. UCB Properties is inviting the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday for a special hard hat tour of Scholars Row, a 50-unit apartment...
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Goodwill Industries
Marc LaVoie
September 28, 2018 - 5:37 am
Two employees of a Goodwill Store in Blue Springs say they almost cried, they were so excited to find an old, scuffed baseball with signatures from famous of famous people associated with New York Yankees. A quick analysis showed one of the people who signed the ball was Yogi Berra, one of the...
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Missouri Dept. of Transportation
Dan Weinbaum
September 28, 2018 - 5:11 am
The Buck O'Neil Bridge is again closing for a weekend so workers can begin another phase in a repair project. The Missouri Department of Transportation has been working to repair the old Broadway Bridge for months. All the southbound lanes have been closed for repairs and the northbound lanes have...
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Jim Cunningham
September 27, 2018 - 7:07 am
From kitchen upgrades to whole house remodels, there are lots of ideas on the Kansas City Remodeled Homes Tour. The event is put on by NARI, Kansas City's National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Ten homes are featured on the tour, said Jan Burchett, executive director. "We have NARI...
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Cameron R-1 Schools
KMBZ News Staff
September 27, 2018 - 6:17 am
A teacher who worked at Cameron High School in Missouri is facing charges of possession of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor. Derek Williams taught the school's multimedia class. He also directed musicals and plays. He has also done charity work with Foster Adopt Connect and Camp...
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Marc LaVoie
September 27, 2018 - 5:52 am
The I.R.S. has filed a lien against Jackson County Executive Frank White for more than $45,000 in unpaid taxes as the former Kansas City Royals continues to struggle with personal finances. The federal government filed a lien against White in 2015 for $80,790 in unpaid taxes from 2011, 2012 and...
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Dan Weinbaum
September 26, 2018 - 5:48 pm
Belton, MO - A motorcycle shop in Belton surprised the son of a slain KCK police officer with a cleaned and painted motorcycle. The bike had belonged to Captain Robert 'Dave' Melton and his son David, 17, inherited the cycle after Melton was killed in the line of duty. Recently, the bike was...
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AP News Staff
September 26, 2018 - 8:53 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Washburn University will dedicate a statue to former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole to celebrate his life of public service. Dole, who is 95, plans to attend the dedication ceremony Friday in Topeka along with his wife, Elizabeth. Dole graduated from Washburn with a bachelor's degree and a...
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