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Amazon and Whole Foods to put squeeze on local grocers

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Area neighborhood grocery stores have a new competitor to contend with. The Kansas City Business Journal reports that Amazon is expanding its Prime Now grocery delivery service Wednesday to 10 new cities, ...

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Kansas City-based Nigerian scammer arrested

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You know those stories of a Nigerian scamming unknowing victims out of millions of dollars? It’s true. And closer than you think. A Nigerian immigrant con artist, living in Kansas City, Mo., ...

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Kansas City Police probe giant colon theft

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Thieves over the weekend made off with a huge inflatable colon which belonged to the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Kansas City Police investigators are bending over backwards to retrieve the giant ...

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Kansas City mayoral candidate arrested on DUI

Kansas City councilman and mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas arrested in Lawrence on suspicion of driving under the influence, but Lucas says there’s more to the story. Lucas, 34, was booked for misdemeanor ...

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Hyperloop between Kansas City and St. Louis possible?

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Virgin Hyperloop One has announced the results of a feasibility study on a planned route connecting Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis. The study, which has yet to be published in full, purports that ...

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First Schlitterbahn trial started Monday

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Monday saw the first trial in the Schlitterbahn water park tragedy take place more than two years after 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated. That slide “Verruckt” has been closed ever since. Several people ...

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Church works to make urban neighbors feel safer

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A church on the east side of Kansas City’s urban core reached out to teens in a response to increasing homicides and other violence. The Hip Hop and Health Festival braved chilly ...

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Polio-like disease hits the area

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Health officials across the nation fear that polio may be making a comeback. Now, two suspected cases of a mysterious polio-like illness have been reported in Kansas City according  to KMBC News. ...

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Snow forecast for parts of area this weekend

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It’s happened several times before. Snow in the greater Kansas City area in October. Local forecasters say it could happen again Sunday as a cold front moves through the area bringing the ...

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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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Liberal evangelical bus tour to help Democrats

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A politically-liberal evangelical-led organization will hold get-out-the-vote “revivals” in nearly 30 towns across the nation this month. The effort, which comes to Overland Park on Oct. 15, hopes to unseat Republican members ...

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Former Independence pastor arrested on child sex charges

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According to Wisconsin police, a former Kansas City area pastor was arrested after being caught using online dating apps to entice someone he thought was a teenager for sexual interaction. Scott Patschke ...

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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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Sex offenders on the loose in Kansas City

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One out of five sex offenders living in Jackson County are on the lam, having failed to register with authorities as required by law. Thats according to a statewide audit released Monday. What ...

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Plague of bed bugs infest Kansas City

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Got an itch? Bed bugs infest Kansas City, according to KCUR radio. The public radio station reports that the Shawnee branch of the Johnson County Library has been closed since Friday after ...

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Annual Life Chain will draw thousands on Oct. 7

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The 31st Annual Life Chain across the nation will take place Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7. It will include cities across Missouri and Kansas, including many in the Kansas City and Topeka Metro ...

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Thieves strike again at Salvation Army

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Thieves have struck the northland Salvation Army again, capping a summer of loss. Sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, at the facility located at 5306 N. Oak St. Trafficway,  someone cut through a ...

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Voter registration deadline for Missouri/Kansas nears

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With the November 6 election just six weeks away, some are wondering, “Am I still registered to vote?” while others may be first-time voters. The question often arises for people who have ...

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Will Kansas City host NCAA Final Four?

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Will Kansas City be in the spotlight for NCAA Division 1 women’s basketball in the future? We’ll know today. The Kansas City Sports Commission will find out Monday whether the NCAA will ...

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Woman sentenced for fire that killed two firefighters

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A 46-year-old woman who set a fire that resulted in the deaths of two Kansas City firefighters has been sentenced to 74 years in prison. Thu Hong Nguyen was sentenced Friday for ...

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Input sought on new KC international airport

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As the finishing touches are put to the design for Kanas City’s International Airport, officials want to hear from area residents beginning today and running for the next week. You’ll have the ...

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Secret donor replaces church’s stolen van

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An anonymous good Samaritan has answered the prayers of a Grandview church after its van was stolen recently. In July, Southview Christian Church was planning to help with tables and chairs at ...

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Prairie Village to debate LGBTQ protections

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Prairie Village is considering an ordinance to include sexual orientation in its discrimination policies. The ordinance would expand coverage to all individuals who consider themselves lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transexual or queer (LGBTQ) ...

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Kansas City School District to pay kids to attend class

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A Kansas City-area school district plans to use money as an incentive and pay students to attend class every day. Students at Hickman Mills School District’s four secondary schools will have the ...

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Vietnam vets to be honored at ceremony

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Ed “Doc” Golden says enlisting in the military did not require any one thanking him. In fact, after serving in Vietnam, he didn’t hear “thank you” for many years. America’s involvement in ...

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