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Kansas City Library Director Crosby Kemper confirmed to lead federal agency

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The Kansas City Public Library is looking for a new executive director after current head Crosby Kemper III takes new job. Kemper has had a major influence in the area as a ...

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Community rallies to support family of firefighter Chuck McCormick

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The Kansas City community is coming together to honor firefighter Chuck McCormick and help his family. McCormick, who had been working for the West Peculiar Fire District for only three weeks, died ...

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Kansas City files lawsuit over what it calls illegal firearms trafficking

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has made reducing violent crime his top priority for 2020. He and the city council this week announced a lawsuit against a gun manufacturer for ignoring what ...

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New Cowboys head coach McCarthy has deep area roots

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The Dallas Cowboys NFL team announced Mike McCarthy has been named the new head coach for the Dallas Cowboys. McCarthy is a graduate of Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan and former ...

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“Honkytonk Preacher” plays and ministers to music lovers at Knuckleheads Saloon

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Jesus went to where people needed him most, not necessarily to the synagogues. Musician Carl Butler does the same. Butler is a honkytonk preacher at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, according to ...

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Local pastor calls on one million people to pray and fast the first month of the “Roaring Twenties”

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Local pastor Malachi O’Brien is calling upon one million people to fast and pray for an awakening each year of this decade as part of the Roaring Twenties fast. “I just began ...

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Girl who gave bracelet to Patrick Mahomes loses battle with cancer

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Some things are more important than football to Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes. That’s why in every game this season, he wore a bracelet that was given to him by Whitney Wells, a ...

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Meteorologist Mike Thompson running for Kansas Senate

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The long-term forecast for 2020 includes a state senate race for a popular local meteorologist. Mike Thompson, who recently retired after a long career on KCTV-5 and WDAF-Fox 4, is running for ...

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New book ‘Mascot on a Mission’ shares the adventures of KC Wolf

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Dan Meers has brought fun and excitement to gamedays at Arrowhead Stadium for more than three decades as KC Wolf. Away from the field, he has brought hope, encouragement and inspiration to ...

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Lee’s Summit church pays off lunch debt for all students in district

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Every student in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District will start the new year with a clean slate on lunch debt, thanks to the generosity of a local church. The Summit Church ...

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“Christmas at the ‘Chateau’ on Showtime filmed in St. Joseph with local cast and crew

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Christmas movies seem to air around the clock at this time of year, but a new romantic comedy on Showtime will hit close to home for local viewers. “Christmas at the Chateau” ...

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Area Church wins court battle to house homeless

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As a blizzard battered Lenexa, Kansas, on December 14, clean sheets in shades of purple, white, and light blue stretched appealingly over rows of cots at a local church, ready for those without ...

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Kansas City one of seven cities to receive increased resources against violent crime

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Kansas City is among seven cities with high rates of violent crime that will receive increased federal law enforcement resources. U.S. Attorney General William Barr made the announcement at a news conference ...

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Where does your state rank in Christmas spirit?           

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In a recent study sponsored by CenturyLink, analysts used a number of statistics on Christmas cheer broken down into two categories — online activity and area culture. Under online activity, the study ...

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KC suburbs to get road improvement funding through state cost-share plan

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Two Kansas City suburbs are scheduled to get millions in state funding for special road improvement projects. They are just two of twenty local road and bridge projects approved by a state committee ...

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Church of Scientology in Kansas City offers Christmas display despite not believing in Jesus

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Although the Church of Scientology doesn’t believe in the deity of Jesus, it apparently believes in celebrating Christmas. It recently opened a Winter Wonderland display near its new headquarters at 18th St. and ...

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Weston, Mo., church recreates Notre Dame Cathedral – in gingerbread

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One of the major news events of 2019 was the fire that devastated the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. A local church is remembering the cathedral in a creative way this Christmas. ...

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Rep. Sharice Davids claims impeachment facts ‘uncontested’

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Rep. Sharice Davids has indicated that she will vote for the Democrat’s articles of impeachment against President Trump. Davids, who was elected to the Kansas 3rd Congressional District in 2018, ran as ...

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Ghost towns of Kansas City

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The Kansas City area is dotted with old towns and ghost towns, some with distinct evidence of their existence, while others have faded away completely. Their histories, however, remain. Because of the ...

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Chiefs players lift kids’ spirits with visit to the University of Kansas Health System Pediatric Wing

The three Chiefs players made their way down the hallway, a cart loaded with toys and hats in tow. Spending weeks in the hospital can be heartbreakingly hard on a child, but ...

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Church and nightclub team up to serve the hungry on Thanksgiving

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One reason why Jesus was so effective was that he was willing to go where the needs were the greatest, not just to the synagogues. A midtown Kansas City church is doing ...

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From the Heartland to the Promised Land tour to Israel!

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Many people dream of visiting the Holy Land. Did you know it’s easier than you think? In recent years tourism to Israel has grown exponentially with over four million now visiting this tiny ...

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KC Mayor seeks bipartisan effort to combat violence

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Quinton Lucas says the hardest part of being the Mayor of Kansas City is dealing with the increasing violence in Missouri’s largest city. Kansas City saw at least three homicides in 24 ...

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Area highways very busy for Thanksgiving travel

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A record 55 million Americans are traveling this week, journeying 50 miles or more away from home to celebrate Thanksgiving with three storms spanning the country. How will holiday travel affect Kansas and Missouri drivers? Those ...

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Several local communities rank high in survey of family-friendly Missouri cities

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Missouri boasts a number of great places to raise a family, but its two largest cities are not among them. Kansas City ranked 71st in a recent WalletHub survey, while St. Louis ...

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