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  • Habitat for Humanity makes home ready for mother with special needs child

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Habitat for Humanity provided a home to a mother of a special needs child on Monday. Construction on the home started in May. Less than six months later, it’s ready for Laura Flores and her son to move into. Flores complete 350 sweat equity hours to qualify for the house. That’s 300 hours helping with the construction and another 50 hours in the classroom learning how to be a responsible homeowner. “It takes some significant dollars […]

  • World Series seats soar to $700-$800

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re hoping to watch the World Series in person, tickets are still available. Ticket brokers like Hal Wagner are buying — and selling — tickets. He says right now there are more buyers than there are sellers, which means prices are high. It also means there’s an increased chance for fraud, so if you’re shopping, make sure the tickets you buy are legit. Tickets to Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s games for a reserved seat start at […]

  • Attorneys argue Mo. recognizes marriages of cousins, it should also recognize same-sex marriages

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City judge is hearing arguments in a Jackson County lawsuit challenging Missouri’s rejection of same-sex marriages that have been performed in other states. Ten same-sex couples who were married in other states are suing Kansas City and state officials, including Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster, for violating their due process and equal protection rights under the U.S. Constitution. The American Civil Liberties Union is representing the couples. The plaintiffs say under a […]

  • First black KC police officer killed in line of duty in 1924 honored with bench

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Trail of Heroes is a path located just west of the Shoal Creek Patrol Division in Kansas City, Mo. A quarter mile down the path there is a bench honoring officer Barney Jasper, who was killed in the line of duty in 1924. Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte and about 20 officers attended the dedication ceremony on Wednesday. Some officers raised $500 to purchase the bench. Jasper was killed while on patrol near 5th […]

  • IKEA officially opens in Merriam

    MERRIAM, Kan. — The wait is finally over. IKEA Merriam is officially open for business. Ten thousand shoppers were expected to show up throughout the day, and since the grand opening was on a Wednesday, some even skipped work to attend. As the eager crowd inched closer to the sliding doors, the excitement can be heard from inside IKEA. It’s a taste of what’s to come. For Haleigh Sternickle, this is the ‘can’t miss’ event of the year. She even […]

  • Community leaders gather in opposition to Senate Bill 656

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Having grew up in the Kansas City urban core, Mayor Sly James and Police Chief Darryl Forte said they want more families to raise their kids in the area. But to do that they know they must curb gun violence. On Tuesday the mayor and police chief joined other local leaders to talk about Senate Bill 656, which would allow school districts to designate teachers to carry guns while school is in session. It would also […]

  • Kansas City attempts to stop chronic absenteeism in area schools

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a message for kids and adults alike: stay in class. Kansas City is trying to stop chronic absenteeism. A child spends the first few years of school learning to read, so they can later read to learn. The initiative focuses on 10 different elementary schools in the district, and the children in those schools who are at risk of becoming chronically absent. On Monday at the downtown library, in the children’s section, Mayor Sly James […]

  • Kansas City streetcar construction disrupts downtown traffic

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The new Kansas City streetcar project is slowing traffic in the River Market area. The construction zone on Delaware Street spans a few blocks from the Delaware Bridge north. Crews say they’ll be working on this stretch of road through Spring 2015. In addition to laying streetcar tracks, crews are making updates to the infrastructure as they go — from removing trees that are planted too close to the road to installing new sewer pipes.  The […]

  • Crews begin demolition of Rios de Agua Viva Church

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crews started demolition the Rios de Agua Viva church on Thursday after it collapsed earlier in August with more than 60 people inside. City and structural engineers tried to salvage the three-story brick building located near Independence Ave. and Benton Blvd., but said it couldn’t be saved. Part of the building, which housed the church, collapsed due to extensive water damage. More than 60 people were inside taking part in vacation Bible school. Staff members and […]

  • MoDOT cautions drivers to beware of “pavement blow-ups”

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cold weather can be damaging to Missouri roadways, but so can the extreme heat. When temperatures reach between 90 and 100 degrees, roadways can crack and crumble.  It happens when moisture seeps into the pavement — and the pavement expands.  Missouri Department of Transportation engineers call it a “pavement blow-up,” and they can happen any time. Crews work to fix them as soon as they’re reported. “We have minor blow ups, which are kind of just […]

  • Thieves strike cemetery, take off with $100,000 worth of bronze

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Thieves stole about 170 bronze vases at a cemetery in Raytown, Mo. Raytown police said the thefts took place at the Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery located in the 7600 block of Blue Ridge Blvd. Someone took the bronze vases that people use to put flowers in at grave sites. The groundskeeper said on Saturday, Aug. 9 about 100 vases went missing. He later found 30 of them in a pile on the property. The following weekend thieves […]

  • University’s tech management program gets brand new car donated by GM

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — General Motors is making a donation to a local university; a new car. G.M. is giving the University of Central Missouri the car for its automotive training program. There were three new cars parked on the curb, and now there are two. A professor from UCM took a tour of the Kansas City Fairfax Plant Wednesday morning and then took the white Chevy Malibu that was parked there back to Warrensburg with him. FOX 4 was […]