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KMBZ News Staff
December 18, 2019 - 3:00 am
Kansas City, MO - A post office in a small Missouri town gets more than a typical surge of mail and packages during the holidays. The town is Noel. Tens of thousands of people sending thousands of cards, letters and parcels to the town in order to get a 'holiday' stamp from the post office. Lynn...
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Nov 16, 2019; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Barry Odom watches the replay board during a play review in the second half against the Florida Gators at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Marc LaVoie
November 30, 2019 - 9:57 pm
Columbia, MO. -- The University of Missouri fired Barry Odom from his job as head football coach Saturday after the Tigers finished the season with a disappointing 6-6 record. Missouri began the season 5-1 before losing the next five games. The beat Arkansas (2-10) Friday 24-14. In four seasos,...
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Rebecca Crockett
November 11, 2019 - 6:49 am
Kansas City, MO - A Missouri law that legalizes the growing of industrial hemp has attracted a lot of attention from farmers who are looking for ways to diversify crops and to bring in new sources of revenue. The University of Missouri Extension has developed a program to help industrial hemp...
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Marc LaVoie
November 07, 2019 - 11:56 am
Kansas City, MO - A domestic violence gun ordinance passed through committee and is headed to the full Kansas City city council. The quick action on the ordinance is good news for several domestic violence shelters, said Annie Struby, with the Rose Brooks Center. "There have been pregnant women...
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Bill Grady
October 22, 2019 - 9:16 am
Kansas City, MO - Jackson County legislators hoped for a load of information on the property reassessment mess when they held a Monday session on the subject. They were disappointed. Homeowners in the county are still wondering what to do about valuations that suddenly sent their tax liabilities...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
Blue Springs, MO - Haldex, a Sweden-based brake manufacturing company, announced plans to close its Blue Springs plant, affecting 154 jobs, and move its operations to Mexico. The company said in a statement that layoffs will begin in December, and continue until the plant closes later in 2020. The...
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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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