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Violent crime in Kansas City targeted by attorney general

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Kansas City has joined the attorney general’s efforts intended to fight and prosecute violent crime. Among the most violent cities in the nation, Kansas City is joined by St. Louis and, surprisingly, ...

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City Union Mission campaign goal exceeded

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Kansas City stepped up for the homeless and at-risk families recently by their generosity and exceeded the campaign goal says the City Union Mission Executive Director Dan Doty. Doty announced today that ...

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Will weekend bring another snowstorm?

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After a snowstorm that local meteorologists seemingly missed, residents are asking “What’s the real deal with two systems sweeping by the region this week?” The Friday and Saturday storm that left a ...

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Kansas City, prohibition and the FBI Part II: The Union Station Massacre in Context

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Where Prohibition was intended to tamp down the violence of alcohol, in Kansas City it escalated the it. At the Democratic Convention, Kansas City had made it known that alcohol and gambling ...

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Christmas comes early for urban families today

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Today 260 driver volunteers are delivering thousands of wrapped Christmas gifts to more than 540 Kansas City area families. The families previously selected the gifts at City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, part ...

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Dockum Drugstore sit-in civil rights exhibit comes to area

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An exhibit featuring the story of the 1958 Dockum Drugstore sit-in in Wichita, Kansas, will be on display at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Main Library through December 14. The Dockum ...

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Possible major Sunday winter storm being studied

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Kansas City could be in the bullseye for a major winter storm on Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the entire region on Sunday from 6 a.m. ...

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YMCA returns to downtown Kansas City

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The “Y” is returning to downtown Kansas City, Missouri after 37 years. The announcement was made Tuesday by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. A construction kickoff event will be held Friday ...

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Escaping cold, homeless fill shelters overnight

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Frigid temps are pushing more homeless to seek shelter. Area facilities were packed Monday night as temps dipped to 7 degrees in many areas. More than year ago, Kim Clays’ her husband ...

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Royals to again serve meals to homeless

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Royals pitcher Ian Kennedy, along with other Kansas City Royals representatives, will serve full barbecue meals to more than 250 men, women and children at City Union Mission on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Every ...

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Salvation Army invites public to help on Thanksgiving

The Salvation Army of Kansas City will continue a longtime area holiday tradition with the return this month of its annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner. The dinner, which is open and free ...

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City Union Mission needs help with Christmas store effort

City Union Mission is preparing their big Christmas outreach program. The ministry’s Christmas Store will open on Monday, November 26, at 9 a.m. for shelter guests, residents of their programs and income-qualified ...

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The rain cup runneth over in greater Kansas City area

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As rain continues to move through the metro area, creeks, streams and rivers are at their capacity. Heavy rain in the Kansas City metro and across Missouri & northeast Kansas has caused ...

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Kander drops out of mayor’s race, cites mental health

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In July, Democrat Jason Kander announced his campaign for Kansas City. Today, Kander, an ultra liberal with a mediocre legislative record, used Twitter to announce he’s dropping out of the race. An ...

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Man sentenced for printing child pornography at library

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A Kansas City man has been found guilty and sentenced for leaving child pornography on a public library printer. David R. Buie, 63, of Kansas City, was found guilty of one count ...

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Local church discovers secretary stole half million dollars

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A Blue Springs church is dealing with the reality that a beloved church secretary was a thief. For almost a decade, the employee and member of a St. Robert Bellarmine Parish got ...

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Church loses digital sign case at Missouri Supreme Court

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The Northland’s Antioch Community Church has lost an appeal against the Kansas City Board of Zoning Adjustment to place a digital sign in front of its church – a sign that has ...

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New Kansas City airport plan continues to add gates

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Since planning began for a new Kansas City International airport, passenger traffic has continued to grow. That fact alerted airport designers and city officials they might have shot too low in the ...

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Have you been in one of these locations where measles has been reported?

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Measles may be spreading across the nation just as doctors had feared. Locally, from fast food restaurants to one of the area’s largest churches, known sites continue to be named (see the ...

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Jewish Community Center and Kansas City Christian will share baseball field

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It will be Opening Day at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, known as The J, when it officially opens its new expanded baseball field. A formal dedication and ribbon-cutting ...

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City Union Mission and Hy-Vee partner to fight Hunger

Starting today and running through April 1, when you stop by your local Hy-Vee store you can purchase a prepackaged bag of groceries to fight hunger for those in need. The bags ...

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Local National Day of Prayer Events Announced

National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday, May 4. This year’s theme is “For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear us …Forgive us …Heal us!”, which is taken from Daniel 9:19. “We ...

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Local Jewish writer on why she remembers the Holocaust

Last spring, in anticipation of the first annual March of Remembrance, I was given the honor of interviewing Sonia Warshawski, a Polish Holocaust survivor. Below is an abbreviated version of the interview ...

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Kansas City Day of Remembrance honors holocaust victims

What is the Kansas City Day of Remembrance? The purpose is to honor Holocaust survivors and their families. For the second year in a row, Kansas City will participate in this worldwide ...

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Annual Republican Lincoln Days Event March 18

Missouri marks a milestone this year in state politics. It is the first time in state history that all five statewide seats are held by the Republican Party: Governor, Lt. Governor, State ...

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