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KMBZ News Staff
October 07, 2019 - 5:34 am
WESTON, Mo. -- Louis Smither spent more than 60 years farming tobacco on his family farm in Weston. He has memories as a young boy of working tobacco fields with his father. But he told KMBZ that Missouri's tobacco industry is dying, and his farm became a casualty to the decline of the practice of...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 04, 2019 - 5:34 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A small town in southeast Missouri was rattled by three earthquakes in less than an hour this week. They all measured less than a 3.0 on the Richter scale, but the frequency has some wondering what will happen in KC if the much-talked about "big one" ever hits in the New Madrid...
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Bill Grady
October 03, 2019 - 6:43 am
Kansas City, MO - The Jackson County prosecutor’s office is hanging out the “help wanted" sign. Jean Peters Baker says it is time for a more proactive approach in preventing violent crime, instead of dealing with its aftermath. She decided to invest in a crime strategy unit. "This will enable us to...
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Rebecca Crockett
October 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
Kansas City, MO - A new law in Florida will allow some teachers to carry firearms in schools. There's been an effort to do the same in Missouri. Aaron Dorr, policy advisor with the pro-gun lobby group Missouri Firearms Coalition, says they backed two similar bills, but neither made it far in...
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KMBZ News Staff
September 30, 2019 - 5:47 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hunters in Kansas and Missouri wait all year long for it, but hunting isn't always as easy as shooting and bagging a deer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, is warning that it's possible for humans to contract tuberculosis from deer infected with the...
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Rebecca Crockett
September 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
Kansas City, MO - If you're looking for cows in the Midwest, you don't have to go far. It's kind of what we're known for, or at least, how the assumption goes. Now comes something called "cow cuddling", which is apparently a new 'wellness' trend. It's literally hugging cows. To feel good. And the...
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KMBZ News Staff
September 25, 2019 - 10:37 pm
Kansas City, MO - They didn't know they'd bought a 'meth house' until Elisha Hessel's unborn baby tested positive for methamphetamines. An investigation revealed the illicit source of the chemicals in the mother's system - the home that Elisha and her husband had bought near the St. Louis Metro had...
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Exterior of apartment complex in Gladstone, where a child was shot to death
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Marc LaVoie
September 25, 2019 - 1:23 am
Gladstone, MO - A two-year-old boy was shot and killed Tuesday evening at an apartment complex near N. Oak Trafficway and Englewood Rd. The incident was reported at 5:54pm, Gladstone police said. Medics tried to revive the child. Adults were home at the time of the shooting, police said. The...
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Dan Weinbaum
September 23, 2019 - 6:59 am
Kansas City, MO - There is a lingering effect of all the flooding earlier this year, lots and lots of frogs. If your evening serenade was a bit louder this summer, you can thank springtime flooding along the Missouri River. "It created a lot of water on the surface for a lot of our amphibians,...
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Rebecca Crockett
September 18, 2019 - 5:58 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a survey on Lawsuit fairness, and Missouri ranks in the bottom 10 at number 44. That's up over the last few years from 49. The reason: Chief Operating Officer for the US Chamber Harold Kim told KMBZ St. Louis is one of the top hostile...
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