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Family’s insurance pays after Kansas boy topples sculpture

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The city of Overland Park has received $107,000 from a family’s insurance company after a 5-year-old boy accidentally knocked over a sculpture at a community center. Overland Park spokesman Sean Reilly says ...

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Kansas struggles to find more social workers

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Ann Goodall’s job as a social worker with the Kansas Department of Children and Families is often traumatic, she said, and though she’s been there for 16 years with no thought of ...

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New pool named after woman who worked tirelessly for parks

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Kansas City Parks and Rec opened its newest pool yesterday having named it the Gorman Pool after Anita B. Gorman. The pool is located at 1101 NE 47th Street in the Northland. ...

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Events at the Liberty Memorial and National world War I Museum worth seeing this month

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It has been some time since I had the unforgettable experience of enjoying the National World War I Memorial and Museum in Kansas City. Known locally as Liberty Memorial, the towering edifice is ...

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Police on scene at shooting at Overland Park school

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Police in Overland Park say they are searching for a suspect in a crime spree this morning that spanned three scenes and left two workers at an elementary school in critical condition. ...

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Harrisonville police investigate theft of gold chalice from church

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Harrisonville police are investigating the theft of a golden chalice from a local church. A police spokesman said a gold plated silver chalice was reported stolen Friday, June 29 from Our Lady of ...

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Major freeway closures over the weekend

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I-470 will create a headache for motorists this weekend as the Missouri Department of Transportation will reduce multiples areas of Interstate 470 to one lane this weekend. They begin tonight. MoDOT is ...

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Thousands from across nation will gather for the National Right to Life Convention in Overland Park

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For the first time in its history, the National Right to Life Convention comes to Kansas this week. The convention begins Thursday, June 28, at the Sheraton Hotel in Overland Park. The ...

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Congressman Cleaver defends Maxine Waters in viral elevator video

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In a confrontation yesterday between a journalist and California Rep. Maxine Waters, another U.S. Representative comes to Waters’ defense–Missouri Congressman and pastor Emanuel Cleaver II. Cleaver represents Missouri’s 5th Congressional District that ...

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Camp CUMCITO needs volunteers to assist inner-city kids

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If you have a heart for helping Kansas City’s needy kids, Camp CUMCITO is the place for you. This summer, City Union mission expects to provide a life-changing experience for deserving boys ...

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Sears caught raising prices before liquidation sales

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As Sears is in the process of closing nonprofitable stores, it may be playing games with fair pricing. The company is closing stores in across the nation including one in Topeka and ...

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Buck O’neil center vandalized overnight

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The memory of Kansas City’s most beloved personalities came under attack last night as the new Buck O’Neil Education and Research Center was vandalized, causing serious damage. The building honors O’Neil, who started ...

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Kansas among states with highest suicide rates, Missouri close behind

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A new report examining suicide rates highlights the problem in Kansas and Missouri. Kansas ranks high along with a dozen states with the greatest percentage increase in suicides. Missouri is not far ...

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Funeral plans scheduled for murdered police officers

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Funeral arrangements have been announced for two Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputies who were killed in shooting Friday while transporting a prisoner from a court hearing. The inmate shot Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies ...

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Three Kansas City area Thai restaurants get approval as ‘authentic’

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Ever been to a foreign country or heard missionaries talk of other cultures? Often times, in addition to the local people, the thing that impresses missionaries and most people when they travel ...

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KC one of possible World Cup game locations

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It was announced today that the United States, Canada, and Mexico will jointly host the 2026 World Cup. KSHB TV reports that FIFA member federations voted in favor of the North American bid ...

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Kansas City gets rain of shootings over weekend

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Kansas City is living up to its reputation as a violent city after a flurry of shootings over the weekend. The violence took place in a variety of places including a Raytown ...

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Local teachers share in $1 Million National Donation from SONIC during Teacher Appreciation Month

Sonic® Drive-In, a longtime supporter of public school teachers through its Limeades for Learning® initiatives, celebrated Teacher Appreciation Month throughout the month of May with the third-annual #ThanksTeach social media campaign to ...

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Major portion of Interstate 70 closes beginning June 8

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Get ready for freeway Armageddon in eastern Jackson County. Missouri transportation officials are closing a major stretch of Interstate 70, in both directions, in the Kansas City metro area and the move ...

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Local church missions group OK after volcano eruption

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KSHB-TV reports that members of a local church are OK and trying to get home after a volcano erupted in Guatemala on Sunday. Seven people from Church of the Ascension in Overland ...

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Church safety seminar this Friday

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Many shootings and other violent acts over the years have occurred in small churches and in small towns. It seems appropriate then that a national one-day seminar on church safety will take ...

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Kris Kobach appears in parade with military gear, upsets city officials

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The City of Shawnee is apparently afraid of military equipment being viewed by kids and touchy adults. After Secretary of State Kris Kobach appeared in the Old Shawnee Days Parade in a ...

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Scarecrows… Tarantulas… RoadRunners… WHAT’S NEXT???

Topeka’s NAHL hockey team, formerly know as the Roadrunners, have scheduled the unveiling of the new team name on Tuesday, June 5th at the Kansas Expocentre. The event will be from 4pm-7pm ...

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Memory care finds unique rural setting for mom and dad

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A rural setting with city amenities may sound too good to be true but some future senior residents of Baldwin City, Kan. will find just that in a new senior living opportunity ...

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Don’t let your church be the next site of a violent act

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Many shootings and other violent acts over the years have occurred in small churches and in small towns. It seems appropriate then that a national one-day seminar on church safety will take ...

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