NEWS

Officer Wagstaff smiles for a photo next to his police cruiser
Kara Marxer
April 14, 2017 - 2:44 pm
Officer Thomas Wagstaff is leaving the hospital, where he's been for the last two weeks. Centerpoint Hospital announced Friday that he was transferred to a long-term care facility for the next phase of his recovery. "In my 30+ years as a physician, I’ve yet to see such a remarkable recovery - truly...
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Eric Zahnd smiles in his official photograph from the Platte County Prosecutors office
Platte County Prosecutors Office
April 14, 2017 - 1:19 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A county prosecutor who publicly criticized some residents of a small northwest Missouri town for defending a convicted child abuser is facing legal criticism for the move. Defense attorney John P. O'Connor, of Kansas City, has filed ethics complaints against Platte County...
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Smart phone man in car driving, showing smartphone display, smiling happy.
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April 13, 2017 - 6:35 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have passed statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, which could mean services expand throughout the state. House members voted 144-7 Thursday to send the bill to Gov. Eric Greitens, who has called the measure a job...
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Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill stands at the podium in the Park University chapel where she held a town hall on April 13th
Bill Grady
April 13, 2017 - 6:26 pm
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill fielded plenty of questions at a town hall meeting at Park University in Parkville on Thursday. Her town hall meetings have been in heavily GOP districts because she says it's important to hear from those who oppose her. Some in the audience held up colored sheets...
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People unloading bags curbside at KCI
Kansas City International Airport
Kara Marxer
April 10, 2017 - 5:00 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A series of listening sessions will be held at businesses, and community and neighborhood meetings between mid-April and June. Aviation Department Director Pat Klein says they'll give a brief 10-15 minute presentation to lay out some of the problems at KCI and then ask...
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Investigators search a rural pond in Ridgely, Missouri where two 3-year-old children died Monday
KMBC-TV
Kara Marxer
March 20, 2017 - 1:45 pm
Ridgely, MO - Three-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, died after falling into a pond in Ridgely, Missouri. The children's father called 911 just after 10;00am to report the toddlers missing. It's not clear how they got into the water. The boy was dead when emergency crews arrived. His sister died a...
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Marc LaVoie
March 20, 2017 - 6:34 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Fans mourning Chuck Berry's death can look forward to an album of mostly new material expected this year. The 90-year-old Berry died Saturday at his home near St. Louis. Berry's songs include the classics "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven." Friend Joe Edwards says he's...
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Wichita Police Dept.
Marc LaVoie
March 20, 2017 - 6:25 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita police officer fatally wounded a 25-year-old man who pointed a gun at officers during an altercation that also led to the death of a police dog. The Wichita Eagle reports the incident happened Saturday night around 8 at the Lamp Lighter Mobile Home Park on the south...
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Kansas City Public Schools
Michael Ronnebaum
March 20, 2017 - 6:01 am
Two students from the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts are in Washington DC for the National Arts Advocacy Day. The academy is part of Kansas City Public Schools. Seniors Khalil Odums and Ben Rauth won the trip because of essays they wrote about "Why Education Matters". Normally, only one...
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Dan Weinbaum
March 20, 2017 - 5:47 am
Monday is E.J. Becker's first day back after taking a few weeks off for the birth and adoption of his and wife Stephanie's child, E.J. Junior. To mark the occasion of Little E.J.'s birth, KMBZ talked with a futurist to get some perspective on what life may be like for someone born in 2017...
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