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Missouri man breaks world record by paddling 38 miles downriver in pumpkin

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A Missouri man has broken the world record for the longest voyage by pumpkin boat. Steve Keuny paddled 38 miles down the Missouri River inside a 1,293-pound pumpkin. Keuny left Lewis and ...

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IDF urges Gazans to evacuate as it prepares to destroy Hamas

Last night, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) called for the evacuation of all civilians of Gaza City to the southern part of the region. The order came after Israel struck more than ...

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Tributes pour in for Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission

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Loren Cunningham, the influential founder of Youth With a Mission (YWAM), died last week in Kona, Hawaii, at age 88. He also was the author of several books, including “Is That Really You, ...

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Local Jewish community, legislative leaders express support for Israel

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Local religious leaders and politicians are responding to the Hamas attacks on Israel over the weekend. The death toll, reported by the Wall Street Journal and CBS News now makes this the ...

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Kansas police chief suspended over raid on newspaper

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The police chief of Marion, Kan., who gained notoriety for raiding a newspaper office and the home of its publisher, has been suspended from his job. During the August raid, police officials ...

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Support Israel: Attend KC Jewish Culture Fest on Sunday

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Christians have a good opportunity to support the local Jewish community in the wake of last weekend’s bloody attacks in Israel. The Jewish Culture Fest will be held this Sunday at the ...

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Aaron Rodgers teases Chief’s start Travis Kelce as “Mr. Pfizer”

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There has been no bigger story in the Kansas City area in recent weeks than the relationship between Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and singer Taylor Swift. Aaron Rodgers, the injured quarterback ...

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Kansas child deaths hit record low

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Child deaths hit a record low in 2021, despite an increase in the number of child homicides and fentanyl overdoses, according to a report released today by the State Child Death Review ...

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Free art exhibit, auction at Linda Hall Library benefits STEAM education in Kansas City area

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Families with children who are interested in science may want to check out the BioNexus KC Science2Art exhibit and charity auction at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City. BioNexus KC supports ...

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These Missouri and Kansas school districts keep transgender identity from parents

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Kansas and Missouri school districts have policies that do not inform parents of a child’s transgender identification, according to a parental rights organization. The districts are just some of the over 1,000 ...

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Thief steals, destroys historic bell from small church in Cass County

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A church bell dating back to 1882 recently was stolen from a church in the small town of Gunn City in Cass County. “It’s been ringing in Gunn City Christian Church for ...

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Restoration of downtown Kansas City church disrupted by crime, slow police response

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Johnny Youssef, who has been restoring a rundown church in downtown Kansas City, said crime and homelessness would make him unlikely to do it again. “I probably wouldn’t do a project like ...

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Area children’s pastor arrested for attempted murder of family

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The children’s pastor of Crossroads Christian Church in Shawnee, Kan., is being held on multiple attempted murder charges after he stabbed his wife and five children and started a fire in the ...

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Sen. Hawley grills Biden nominee from Kansas about lenient child porn sentence

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Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley grilled a Biden appeals court nominee about a light sentence he recommended in a child pornography case. President Joe Biden nominated Richard Federico, a U.S. Navy Reserve ...

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Mormon Church to sell 1,860 of its 4,000 acres of land in Lee’s Summit

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City office officials and developers in Lee’s Summit have long looked to thousands of acres of land owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for future expansion. The problem ...

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Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium opens new 650,000-gallon aquarium

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The much anticipated Sobela Ocean Aquarium at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium opened to the public on Friday morning. The 650,000-gallon aquarium features six zones with 34 habitats that tell the ...

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Families at local Lutheran church harvest grapes for communion wine

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While other area churches may have been celebrating communion on Sunday morning, members of Hosanna! Lutheran Church in Liberty were preparing for future communion services. Families joined together to harvest grapes that ...

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Construction to begin on 150-foot Ferris wheel in downtown Kansas City

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A family-friendly attraction that will add to the Kansas City skyline is expected to be completed this fall. Workers soon will begin piecing together a 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel providing panoramic views of ...

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Parents clash with Cameron school board over library books

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Residents of Cameron, Mo., are accusing their school district of misleading them about the presence of what they say are sexually explicit books in school libraries. The board is also being accused ...

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Majority of Missourians rate public schools as only fair or poor

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More than half of Missourians are not happy with the state’s public schools. Fifty-six percent rated their local schools as fair or poor, and seven in 10 said the same about public ...

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Wyandotte County church celebrates 137th anniversary, pays off mortgage early

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Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Wyandotte County had several good reasons to celebrate on Sunday. The congregation marked its 137th anniversary as a church and also paid off its mortgage seven ...

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Here’s what to do over Labor Day Weekend in Kansas City

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Now that the heatwave has ended, Kansan Citians are looking forward to fall activities. Although the season officially is several weeks away, the Labor Day weekend is packed with family fun. Fox ...

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“Hey Paula”: Ray Hildebrand, influential Christian musician from Kansas, dies at age 82

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Ray Hildebrand, an Overland Park resident and pioneer of contemporary Christian music, died on Friday. The 82-year-old moved to the Kansas City area to work for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and ...

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Highway Patrol shares safety tips as students return to school

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As students prepare to return to school, the Missouri and Kansas Highway Patrol remind drivers to be cautious on the roads. “With a back-to-school surge, there’ll be a change in traffic patterns,” ...

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New York state public library cancels appearance by local author Jack Cashill

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A public library in Fredonia, N.Y., has cancelled an appearance by Jack Cashill, a Kansas City author, journalist and political commentator. The Darwin R. Barker Library told Cashill last week that it ...

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