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Headshot of Donna Maize, new Fire Chief for KCMO Fire Department
KMBZ News Staff
November 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Kansas City, MO - A woman will lead the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department for the first time in its more than 150-year history. The KCMO City Manager announced that Donna Maize, serving as interim chief since September, would be elevated to the position of Fire Chief full time. “I think my...
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Mounted patrol officers ride their horses.
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Marc LaVoie
November 19, 2019 - 9:31 pm
Kansas City, MO - Months after the decision was made to keep the KCPD Mounted Patrol unit, Chief Rick Smith announced Tuesday the unit will be disbanded. Smith cited growing homicide numbers and violent crime rates, along with the need for more investigators on the streets, in his decision to...
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Robbie Ray
KMBZ News Staff
November 18, 2019 - 7:13 am
Shawnee, KS - A Shawnee man wants kids across the KC Metro have a happy holiday season, even if their parents can't afford to buy them presents, and if Santa can't quite find his way down their chimney. Robbie Ray has a goal of collecting 100 bicycles to donate to children. When he was a kid, he...
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Artists rendition of the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport.
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KMBZ News Staff
November 18, 2019 - 4:44 am
Kansas City, MO - America approaches the heaviest travel time of the year, and that will impact the Kansas City International Airport, which is undergoing major renovation. An estimated 400,000 people will travel on roughly 3,400 flights through KCI during the holiday period. The Transportation...
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A classroom safety kit with items displayed
KMBZ News Staff
November 15, 2019 - 6:33 am
Gardner, KS - Nearly 150 school districts nationwide have added a small locked box to their classrooms. Inside the box, which looks like a small safe, are supplies needed in case of emergency or attack. The kit contains gel pepper spray, a baton with a window break, trauma kit, safety vest, flex...
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KMBZ News Staff
November 15, 2019 - 5:48 am
Manhattan, KS - If you ever hear a young person complaining about 'adulting', it may leave you scatching your head. For millennials and member of Gen-Z, The slang term "adulting" mean to carry out any mundane, regular task... like cooking, changing a car tire, paying the bills or doing laundry...
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Illustration of man opening shirt and revealing rainbow stripes.
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AP News Staff
November 15, 2019 - 4:55 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Conversion therapy for LGBTQ young people will not be allowed in Kansas City. The city council on Thursday approved an ordinance banning the therapy, which tries to change a gay or transgender person's sexual orientation or gender identity. The therapy also has been banned...
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KMBZ News Staff
November 14, 2019 - 11:11 am
Leawood, KS - Restaurant chain Houlihan's announced Thursday it is filing for bankruptcy protection and is expected to sell itself to rival Landry's at auction. According to Reuters news service, Houlihan’s said it owns or franchises 69 restaurants including its namesake Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar...
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KMBZ News Staff
November 14, 2019 - 6:05 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new report shows that Kansas City's economy is growing at a slower pace than 30 similarly-sized metropolitan areas in the United States, such as Nashville, Portland and Columbus. Before the Great Recession, Kansas City's growth outpaced those cities, but since the recession...
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KMBZ News Staff
November 13, 2019 - 5:46 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If you're a convicted felon, you may have a hard time getting a job or finding housing. A proposed tenants "Bill of Rights" in Kansas City aims to help break down barriers for finding rentals in Kansas City, Missouri for groups which face discrimination and adversity in seeking...
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