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August 03, 2017 - 6:48 am
Kansas City, MO - The homicide rate has spiked, with 86 reported so far in 2017, compared with 60 deaths at this time in 2016; 47 in 2015; and 42 in 2014. In 1985, Anna Hixon was 9 years old at a gathering with relatives when an argument broke out between her dad and a neighbor. The man pulled a...
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August 02, 2017 - 4:41 pm
Kansas City, MO - Ahmed Dharani had just driven in from Alabama early Tuesday morning and was trying to check into the downtown Crowne Plaza hotel, when he says he was harassed by a hotel security guard because of his name and skin tone. Dharani is an IT engineer and was visiting Kansas City on...
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Jim Cunningham
August 01, 2017 - 6:39 am
The people who process and handle recycling for Kansas City residents hope folks will be more thoughtful when throwing things away. A recycling facility in Harrisonville, operated by Waste Corporation of America, processed more than 20,000 tons of material in 2016 from 150,000 Kansas City homes. A...
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July 28, 2017 - 1:54 pm
Kansas City, MO - The board of Police Commissioners have made a decision in the search for a new chief of police to lead the department: Major Rick Smith. The new Chief of Police is Rick Smith of our department. — Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) July 28, 2017 Maj. Rick Smith has served with the the...
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Kara Marxer
July 28, 2017 - 7:06 am
Engineers with the city of Kansas City were working on flood control before Thursday's record flash flood that caused millions of dollars in damage around Indian Creek. There are no flood control measures on Indian Creek itself, but that the city is looking into ways to mitigate the flooding that...
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Marc LaVoie
July 27, 2017 - 9:55 am
Kansas City, MO - Brian Darby knew he had to check on his business when he heard Indian Creek was rising and threatening to spill over its banks. Darby, co-owner of Coach's at 103rd and Wornall, along with his business partner arrived at the bar just after 4am, intent on saving what they could from...
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Marc LaVoie
July 27, 2017 - 6:10 am
Kansas City, MO - Torrential rain late Wednesday & early Thursday overwhelmed drainage systems and flooded streets, homes and businesses around the Kansas City Metro. Heavy rains overnight caused streams and creeks to quickly rise before the morning rush hour. The National Weather Service...
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July 26, 2017 - 7:31 am
As utility crews work to restore power to hundreds of customers almost four days after a severe storm knocked out power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses, landscapers say a lot of the outages could have been avoided. Arborists, sometimes called tree surgeons, say prevention is the best...
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Marc LaVoie
July 25, 2017 - 9:53 am
Kansas City Police have identified two young women suspected to be the pair who caused substantial damage to Ponak's Mexican Restaurant. The identities of the pair have not officially been released, though social media played a role in helping police identify the two women. Thanks, Twitter! We've...
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Michael Ronnebaum
July 25, 2017 - 6:50 am
Kansas CIty, MO - The discovery last weekend of a sweltering, hot semi trailer full of dead and dying immigrants outside a San Antonio Walmart store sheds fresh light on the problem of human smuggling and trafficking in the United States. The International Labor Organization estimates that...
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