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Congressman Cleaver hopes President’s speech inspires unity

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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, who represents Missouri’s 5th Congressional District, has some advice for the President’s State of Union speech…be inspiring. President Donald Trump will give his State of the Union address February ...

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Kansas City upbringing: From books to movies and back again

When I was growing up in the 1970s in Kansas City (sometimes called “the buckle of the Bible belt”) my father, a Baptist minister, did not allow our family to go to ...

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Light rail in KC may be extended south, north

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Kansas City’s popular, but expensive, light rail system will be extended if current preliminary plans are approved. City officials and designers are in talks to extend the existing route south to The ...

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Lunar eclipse tonight is sight not to miss

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Whoever staged the celebrations around tonight’s AFC Championship game between the Chiefs and the Patriots did a great job. Enter…the lunar eclipse. As seen from Kansas City, the Moon will be high ...

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Olympic skater commits suicide in Kansas City

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An Olympic figure skater who had just been suspended from the sport died Friday—apparently by suicide, USA Today reports. “My wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life earlier ...

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Man sues to get donation back after school founder arrested for abusing children

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A man who believed his donation of $150,000 to the founder of an Shawnee, Kan. Christian school would help kids has filed a lawsuit to get his money back after the founder ...

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Fox4 News helps church get hot tub baptistry repaired

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After a Buckner church was left high and dry after a hot tub repairman absconded with a broken part and money, a Kansas City TV station has stepped in to help. “It’s ...

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Could weekend Kansas City snowstorm delay AFC game?

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Local meteorologists aren’t wasting any time in warning of a major winter storm striking Kansas and Missouri this Friday into Saturday. The storm will have significant impact on the Chief’s Sunday game. ...

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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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Snow totals may reach 10-12 inches across area today

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More snow is on the way today. The National Weather Service says portions of Kansas City received over seven inches of snow overnight with a widespread 4 to 8 inches falling across ...

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Winter Storm Warning issued for Kansas City area

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The spring weather the greater Kansas City area has been experiencing the last few weeks was bound to come to an end. A winter storm warning has been issued for the area ...

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Man in Bolivar church van tragedy loses wife to brain aneurysm

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Five months after he was left partially blind and seriously injured while on a church trip last summer, a Christian man and his family from Kansas were devastated again when his wife ...

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Fresh food desert filled by local ministry

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For many people it’s easier to eat the bad food that fills our cupbords and fridge than go out and buy the healthy stuff.  It’s a fact that people tend to eat ...

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Kansas City church becomes boxing gym

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Faith and boxing are said to have something in common: Defeat is not declared when you fall down; It is declared when you refuse to get up. With that in mind, a 128-year-old ...

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Mystery smoke blankets area today

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Kansas City’s 2.1 million metro residents are waking up to a mystery smoke blanketing the skies this morning. The haze swept into Kansas City overnight and neither meteorologists, fire department officials or ...

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Homeless man says firefighters doused him with water in freezing temps

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Less than two months after Kansas City Health Inspectors poured bleach on free food being handed out by concerned citizens to the homeless, the Kansas City Fire Department is now under scrutiny ...

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Another violent year for homicides in Kansas City

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It was another violent year in Kansas City and while the Kansas City Star is downplaying the homicide numbers today, KCUR Public Radio is reporting that over 200 homicides were reported–and the ...

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ANALYSIS: The truth about the Kansas Republican women switching parties

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In recent days 3 legislators and one soon to be former legislator announced that they either have switched, or will be switching their political affiliation from the Republican to the Democrat Party. ...

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Social Security scam growing

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Kansas City joins a growing list of cities targeted by a social security scam investigators say is spreading at an alarming rate across the nation. This is a second warning from the ...

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Forget crime, KC Police go after dinosaurs

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Kansas City police, never at a loss for crime to stop, are focusing on Sunday’s “Dino” or Dinosaur March through The Plaza. The second annual parade of people dressed in dinosaur costumes ...

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Royals general manager Dayton Moore makes holiday visits to Kansas inmates

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Kansas City Royals General Manager Moore stopped December 19 at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, according to the Kansas City Star and other reports. Moore talked about his Christian faith, his family and ...

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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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Young hero saves lives in gun battle

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During a gun battle in an urban Kansas City grocery store parking lot, he used his body to shield children as bullets flew. While violence may be common in Kansas City, this ...

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KCI’s 50 year-old design struggles with weight of holiday travelers

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Long lines abound at Kansas City’s International Airport this week as travelers battle increased traffic and a TSA security process that struggles with the airports 50-year-old design. The airport, designed in the ...

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MNU capital campaign surpassing $40 million

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MidAmerica Nazarene University leaders today announced that they anticipate donations to its largest-ever capital campaign will surpass $40 million in the next few days. With more than two-thirds of the Bright Futures ...

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