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Police departments across the country are struggling to find officers. In Johnson County, Kan., it's compounded by the region's explosive growth. Some estimates peg the... [Read More]
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We're now learning the impact of a fire that damaged an evidence warehouse used by the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department. Defense attorneys say cases... [Read More]
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Kansas City is determined to get off the nation's most dangerous cities list, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to help make our community... [Read More]
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September 10th marks World Suicide Prevention Day. In the US, suicide rates are climbing, but so are efforts to help those in need. "A lot of... [Read More]
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In wake of hazing incidents, new rules are coming to thousands of fraternities nationwide, including at KU. Hard alcohol will be off limits by 2019,... [Read More]
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MISSION, Kan. -- One metro city is booming but still keeping its small-town feel. Mission is experiencing major revitalization in its downtown corridor. There's something charming... [Read More]
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Thousands of nurses around the country could soon walk off the job. National Nurses United represents 7,000 nurses in 15 HCA affiliated hospitals, including two... [Read More]
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All three major candidates vying for Kansas governor went head-to-head Wednesday in an Overland Park debate, sponsored by the Johnson County Bar Association. [Read More]
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A man convicted of killing his friend outside the Claycomo Ford plant will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Deonte Buffington-Hardy shot and... [Read More]
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Independence police are continuing to investigate a weekend shooting that happened just steps from the carnival at Santa-Cali-Gon Days. It's hard to beat the deep-fried... [Read More]
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Missouri Governor Mike Parson wants to call a special legislative session, and one of the things he wants to tackle is expanding the drug court... [Read More]
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We're learning more about the former Lee's Summit Police officer charged with robbing a bank at gunpoint. Richard "Bill" Hagerty, 35, is now facing federal... [Read More]
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The impact of high utility bills continues to grow. Thousands of Kansas City Power & Light customers are now pleading for help to cover the... [Read More]
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It's saving time, money, and could save lives.  The Missouri Department of Transportation is hoping to expand use of a new truck called JAWS, an... [Read More]
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Thousands of Kansas City Power & Light customers say they're faced with choices over feeding their families or paying for electricity. An online petition against... [Read More]
Popped tires, bent rims and damaged alignments are just some of the damage many Kansas City car owners say they're dealing with because of extremely... [Read More]
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You can't tell by looking, but there's something different about Lathrop Schools. Eight years ago, the small community 40 miles north of Kansas City became... [Read More]
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The tragic murder of an Iowa College student provides a stark reminder that violent attacks can happen anywhere. While all the details of what happened... [Read More]
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Kansas City is working to grow its network of "complete streets." The idea is to make roads more livable and usable for drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians... [Read More]
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