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Teen loses best friend killed in church van crash

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The bonds of friendship are difficult to break. Even in death. Nearly one week ago, three teens from the Overland Park area died on their way to a church float trip. A ...

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Oops, Overland Park out money in broken sculpture incident

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An Overland Park official admits he was mistaken about who paid for a $132,000 sculpture at the city’s community center that was damaged by a young boy. City spokesman Sean Reilly said ...

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Church van crash leaves 3 area teens dead

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Three teenagers from the Kansas City area are dead and 10 other people are hurt after a church van heading for an outing crashed in southwestern Missouri. The wreck happened around 10:40 ...

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Violence over weekend frustrates business and police

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It was a busy weekend for violence in Kansas City.  Police efforts to end a string of violent shootings was unsuccessful starting on Aug. 3. Since that day 23 people were shot, ...

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Campaign Finance Violations, Allegations of Sexual Harassment & Breaking State Law Cloud Tom Lovell’s Candidacy for State Rep.

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Tom Lovell lacks the coveted Republican primary credentials of an endorsement by Missouri Right to Life and an AQ Rating from the National Rifle Association. That’s not good in a conservative district. ...

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Man tearing down his home to build inner city golf course

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Fox4 reports that a Kansas City man is trying to bring golf to the urban core of Kansas City, and he plans to tear down his own home to do it. Christopher ...

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Crossroads wants food trucks to show them the money, imposes high fee

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Food in the Crossroads entertainment district could get a little pricier after a new fee on food trucks is imposed. Earlier this month, vendors were told by the Crossroads Community Association (CCA) ...

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Secret Service security high as President comes to town

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Kansas City will host the leader of the free world today as, for the first time since taking the office, President Donald Trump comes to town. The president is scheduled to attend ...

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Woman convicted for arson that killed two firefighters

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A nail salon manager was convicted Monday on two counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson in connection with a fire that killed two Kansas City firefighters. Jackson County circuit ...

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KC area State Rep. to resign Sunday

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The Missouri House Minority Leader will resign her seat in the State Legislature, effective Sunday. State Rep. Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City, who’s in her eighth and final year in the House ...

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Shots fired at church causing damage

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Gun shots fired overnight at a metro church will cost church leaders nearly $1,000 to repair. Brandon Mims is the senior pastor at Greater Metropolitan Church of Christ. His goal started more ...

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Waterslide that decapitated young boy finally being torn down

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After numerous lawsuits resulting from the decapitation of a Kansas boy at Schlitterbahn, the company that owns the waterslide is finally finally tearing it down. Officials with the waterpark said Thursday Verrückt will come ...

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Conference Friday will encourage the church to train members to share faith

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Are there “optional” things in the Christian life? Are church attendance, Bible studies, tithing, giving to charity all optional as in a “pick-and-choose” your committment? As it turns out, many Christians say ...

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City Union Mission camp urgently needs 7 more volunteers

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City Union Mission’s Camp CUMCITO is only made possible by the multitude of caring volunteers who give their time to provide a safe and wholesome camping experience for children from some of ...

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Supporters can give balance to Pence protesters Wednesday

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Vice President Mike Pence will be in Kansas City Wednesday, where he is expected rally supporters over the numerous accomplishments of the administration’s first two years and get in a little campaigning ...

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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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