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  • Shawnee Mission Medical Center uses manikins to simulate realistic scenarios

    SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan. —  Shawnee Mission Medical Center opened its simulation center to the public Thursday. The center plans to use several manikins during drills for nursing students. The manikins help put nursing students in a number of realistic scenario by simulating head to toe check ups,  allergic reactions and even births. Nurses said the hands-on learning helps them prepare students for real-life situations.

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    Shawnee Mission East students translate books to French for children in Haiti

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — French honor society students at Shawnee Mission East high school were looking for a way to connect what they’ve learned in the classroom with real-world experiences, when one student pitched an idea that had the potential to impact those in another country. Senior Pauline Werner suggested the society translate children’s books into French for Haitian children. Many schools in Haiti have struggled with having supplies, especially books, since an earthquake hit in 2010. As part of the […]

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    Highway 69 closed Monday for third demolition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Highway 69 over the Missouri River will be closed for part of day Monday. The Missouri Department of Transportation will conduct a third demolition as part of the plan to replace the Fairfax Bridge. MODot has already conducted two demolitions to bring down the old Fairfax Bridge. The highway will be closed from 3:30 p.m. till 5 p.m. while the demolition takes place. The explosion will take place below the waterline. The bridge demolition was originally planed for […]

  • Aim 4 peace hosts job fair

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 20 employers showed up to the Aim4Peace job fair Thursday. Some of the employers include MODOT, Ameristar, UPS and Swope Health Services. Universities such as UMKC and Baker were present for those interested in enrolling in classes. “Aim 4 peace” is a violence prevention program that organized the job fair to help people who may struggle finding a job. The program said that in turn, it hopes an increase in jobs will help reduce violent […]

  • More than 200 people officially become American citizens

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — More than 200 people can officially say they’re American citizens Wednesday afternoon. This is the third year Johnson County Community College has hosted the ceremony. People packed the house to show their support for the applicants. With excitement in the air, friends and family watched their loved ones take part in the ceremony. Many immigrants came from countries around the world and have lived in the U.S. for at least five years. The immigrants have also […]

  • Woman living in Oregon reunited with dog she lost in Warrensburg 2 years ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A woman living in Oregon got a phone call saying someone found her missing Rottweiler. Tabitha Moore said she never thought she’d see Tyra again. Moore hopped on a plane and the two were reunited on Friday morning. She said she lived in Warrensburg when Tyra disappeared. Tyra’s microchipped, so Moore hoped she’d show up, but time passed and she moved to Oregon and lost hope. Moore said her family was shocked to learn Tyra has […]

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    Commission approves plans for former King Louie bowling alley in Johnson Co.

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — In a 4-3 vote Thursday morning, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approved plans for the former King Louie bowling alley and ice skating rink, 8788 Metcalf. Johnson County purchased the structure as a replacement home for the Johnson County Museum, but it has been empty for nearly six years. After its refurbished, the 79,000 square foot building will be known as the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center. It will also house a theater and the Park and Rec […]

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    3 people hurt in explosion at Grandview plant

    Exclusive video of explosion on surveillance camera: GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Residents in the area of 138th and Botts Road reported an explosion that shook their homes on Wednesday morning. The Grandview Fire Department confirmed that the explosion happened at about 4:30 a.m. at the Corbion plant, and three people suffered minor injuries. Grandview Fire Chief Ronald Graham said the explosion blew out a wall up to seven stories tall, and it’s fortunate the injuries weren’t worse. “People were already evacuating the building, so […]

  • Doctors reiterate that vaccines are safe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a national controversy of whether vaccinate for the measles, and everyone is weighing in  including physicians, parents and even politicians. Two doctors spoke to a room full of people about new developments in vaccines Thursday afternoon. The developments were announced last week in Atlanta for human papillomavirus, meningitis and the measles. Both doctors said they believe the vaccines for the different diseases are safe, which includes the measles vaccine. Although a majority of cases are in California, […]

  • Injured hawk released back into wild

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  A hawk that crashed through the window of a south Kansas City home last month is back in the wild. The hawk was released at South Oak Park. The park is in the same neighborhood where she was found. The Lakeside Nature Center’s staff transported the hawk to the park.  They’ve been taking care of her since she was rescued. The hawk had lacerations on her legs, and she broke a few feathers  after crashing […]

  • Frazier Cross Jr. was arrested as a suspect in a fatal shooting where three people were killed on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at two Jewish facilities in Overland Park, Kan.

    In court: Witness says Cross made it clear he was seeking to shoot Jewish people

    OLATHE, Kan. — Details of a violent rampage were heard on Monday in Johnson County as a preliminary hearing began for Frazier Cross Jr., the man accused of killing three people at Jewish centers on April 13, 2014. Prosecutors accuse 74-year-old Cross of shooting and killing Dr. William Corporon and his grandson Reat Underwood at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, as well as Terri LaManno at neighboring retirement community Village Shalom. Witnesses told a judge they saw Cross, […]

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    400 pounds of marijuana chocolate bars seized on I-70

    LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. — Authorities seized 400 lbs of chocolate bars containing edible marijuana that were hidden inside boxes in a car they stopped Tuesday, Feb. 24, at mile marker 40 on eastbound I-70. The Missouri state trooper stopped the 2015 Infiniti QX60 for a traffic violation, and during the traffic stop, authorities say the driver had inconsistent answers and his behavior seemed deceptive. The trooper asked for consent to search the vehicle because the suspect’s story didn’t add up and when […]