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City Union Mission takes homeless children to summer camp

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Kansas City’s at-risk and homeless children are getting ready to head to camp, thanks to City Union Mission. Registration is now open for the Mission’s summer camping programs which give children an ...

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Mandy Moore’s mindful tips for a well-balanced, lively summer

With plans of trips and relaxation on the horizon, it can be easy to give your wellness routine a vacation, too. Before you jet set off on your next adventure, take a ...

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Actors can’t replace previous star power of Men in Black

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When Columbia Pictures dropped rising star Will Smith and respected veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones into the original Men in Black film in 1997, it immediately became a family favorite. The family-friendly feel continued ...

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I-29 re-opens after flooding forced closure

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Motorists will welcome the news that Interstate 29 has reopened north of St. Joseph even with floodwaters lapping at its shoulders in southwest Iowa. Adam Watson, an engineer with the Northwest District ...

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Flood waters rise as more rain expected across Missouri

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Rain is expected across Missouri the next 10 days just as rivers are cresting along the eastern side of the state. Rivers and lakes continued to fill and crest, breaking years of ...

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Kids have greater porn access during the summer

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If you’re a parent, summer means planning trips to the pool, grandparents, family vacations, play dates, and juggling an even balance between the demands of your job and family. While it’s a ...

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‘Darkest Hour’ a great film to honor WWII sacrifice

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Just in time for Flag Day and the commemoration of D-Day, the movie Darkest Hour is finding new fans. It’s a suspense filled historical drama about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s handling ...

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How much do you know about Memorial Day?

How much do you know about Memorial Day? Today, as ponder the selfless sacrifice of the men and women of our armed forces, we hope that today you will join us in ...

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Area beaches closed because of flooding

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Forget the local beaches, at least for a while. Summer plans for a day at area lakes may need to take a rain check as beaches at Blue Springs Lake, Longview Lake ...

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Memorial Day: They sacrificed their tomorrows

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Memorial Day This weekend, we celebrate Memorial Day, which was initiated to commemorate and memorialize our nation’s war dead, those men and women who gave their last full measure of devotion to ...

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Families prefer summer trips by car

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Remember the days of summer trips with the family, scenery flying by with your hand out the window? Those days are back according to a new study. As summer begins, millions of ...

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Fires ravage Israel as it asks neighbors for help

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Israel is on fire today and is asking neighboring countries for help. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed the Foreign Ministry to contact nearby nations for “immediate” assistance in putting out the hundreds ...

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Weight loss: How to shed pounds fast this summer

For many, summer weight loss is about getting into that bathing suit and feeling your best. With summer vacation just around the corner, what can you do now that will make a ...

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Kansas City may see severe storms this weekend

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Kansas and Missouri could see a severe weather outbreak over the next few days. The storms then move across the central United States next week, bringing the threat of tornadoes, large hail ...

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Police on the run for Special Olympics

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Police officers will be on the run across Missouri the next two weeks. The Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) begins Saturday, May 18, and continuse through Friday, May ...

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Suspect arrested for robbing lemonade stand at gunpoint

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North Carolina authorities arrested a juvenile Wednesday, Aug. 8, they say robbed a 9-year-old lemonade vendor of $17 at gunpoint, a stickup that prompted an outpouring of sympathy and donations for the ...

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After line-drive to the head, Cardinals pitcher’s credits God for incredible comeback

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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon made an incredible Major League Baseball debut Monday night, one year after being struck in the head with a potentially career-ending – even life-threatening – line-drive ...

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Day trips are perfect get-a-way from Kansas City

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As Summer winds down and you feel pressure to squeeze in one more family trip, you don’t need a huge budget or endless days away from home to make a memorable summer ...

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Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile Virus

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at ...

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Chilling videos show tornadoes ripping through Iowa

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A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital. Iowa residents — and even weather ...

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Summer Fun in Kansas

Summer afternoons in Kansas can be 55–105 degrees – you just never know.  But even the hottest days should not keep you from the abundance of fun activities you can enjoy this ...

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Summer’s new music releases sizzle

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I hope everyone is enjoying summer. When I think of summer I think of lemonade, watermelon, kids out of school and vacation. I know we all have busy schedules but I would ...

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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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Goodbye Polish hot dog

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If you are like me, the $1.50 Polish dog/soda combo at Costco is hard to pass up–especially when you are hungry. The best thing about it was that it was Kosher, meaning ...

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Mom now alone after drunk driver kills husband and daughters

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“Auntie, I’m alone.” That’s what stricken wife and mom Mary Rose Ballocanag of New Jersey said to her aunt in their first conversation since a wrong-way driver killed the 53-year-old nurse’s husband ...

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