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  • ADHD camp for kids hold graduation for kids

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — A summer treatment program for children with ADHD graduated about 40 students Friday. The two-month program, hosted by Children’s Mercy Hospital, is meant to improve behavior and meet children’s emotional and learning needs. Dr. Carla Allan started the program three years ago. As a psychologist, she saw a need for the program in the community. Enrollment has doubled each year. One family has been a part of the program from the beginning. They describe it as […]

  • “Dare Me For Charity” thrill seekers, including Kerri Stowell, take four-story jump to raise money

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The “Dare Me For Charity” event is traveling across the country to 32 different cities setting up in parking lots just like they did in Kansas City on Thursday. Small groups of people went up on a lift as high as four stories, and jumped down to an air bag for charity. The charity of choice in Kansas City was Healing House. The jumpers wore orange to show support for the house and its mission. Right now […]

  • Man gunned down in Gladstone dies at hospital

    GLADSTONE, Mo. — Police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man in Gladstone. Police said they responded to the 6900 block of N. Bales around 9:45 p.m. Monday after receiving a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located the victim in the back seat of a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to North Kansas City Hospital where he later died. His name has not yet been released. Back at the scene, two black males […]

  • Brownback spends time with kids, urges them to learn to read well

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas Governor Sam Brownback visited the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City on Friday and got a firsthand look at the KidzLit program in action. The Kansas Reading Roadmap and KidzLit is described as a comprehensive, whole-school approach to promoting third grade reading. It includes interventions for kids needing assistance with reading skills. The KidzLit program is part of that and helps children relate to and understand their world through children’s literature. “Critical that […]

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    Neighborhood asks for help rebuilding homes damaged by at large arsonist

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local neighborhood takes a stand, vowing to rebuild two homes set on fire. The Blue Hills neighborhood and its neighbors were renovating the homes, when an arsonist set them ablaze. Three homes on the 55th Street corridor, near 55th and Highland, were abandoned. A neighbor took money from her life savings to purchase the homes and renovate them. In mid-June, an arsonist set two of them on fire. On Tuesday that neighbor and the Blue […]

  • MoDOT worker injured after semi slams into work truck

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri Department of Transportation employee and another individual were injured in an accident at I-435 and Front Street on Wednesday. Police said a semi truck smashed into the back of a MoDOT vehicle in the southbound lanes of I-435 at Front Streets as transportation workers were gearing up to close a lane of traffic for bridge work. The accident happened around 9:30 a.m. It’s unclear what caused the semi to hit the MoDOT vehicle. The […]

  • Neighborhood pool forced to close due to vandals

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Vandalism closed the gates to a swimming pool in Shawnee, Kan., — not once, but twice during the month of June. Authorities said vandals removed the drain covers at a neighborhood pool near 46th and Anderson in Shawnee. The first incident happened June 5. The larger pool had to be drained. The drain covers were replaced and the pool was filled back up with water. The pool was closed for five days and repairs cost approximately $5,000. […]

  • Fire department undergoes air bag training

    OLATHE, Kan. — Warmer weather means more people will be out working and tinkering on their automobiles. This means more accidents. On Tuesday the Olathe Fire Department underwent special training using air bags. Firefighters were trained to use the air bags in situations where a victim would be trapped under a vehicle. The air bags slowly lift the vehicle off the person, preventing further injury. Usually in emergency situations, first responders are trained to act quickly and training events are […]

  • House destroyed in early morning fire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fire destroyed a home Friday morning near Bonita and Topping in Kansas City, Mo. When firefighters arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames. Smoke from the house fire could be seen from miles away. A police officer actually saw a huge black plume of smoke from his police station. He asked if there was an active call for a fire and learned there  wasn’t. The officer took it upon himself to drive by the home […]

  • Police identify woman found dead on playground at apartment complex

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have identified the woman found dead at an apartment complex playground on Wednesday, June 4. Police are investigating the death of 35-year-old Shaunda L. Thomas, who was found in the 7000 block of Crabapple Lane in Kansas City. Authorities said they received a call around 8:10 a.m. of a person laying on a playground in the middle of the Maple Hills Apartment Complex campus. When officers arrived they found the dead woman. Police said there were visible […]

  • Obama dummy found hanging from I-70 bridge disrupts early morning traffic

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Authorities are investigating after a dummy bearing a President Obama face mask was found hanging from the Lefholz Bridge over I-70 near Grain Valley, Mo. The bridge is located between Oak Grove and Grain Valley. Police received the report around 5:30 a.m. Monday. Crews, using a robot, removed the dummy and took it into a nearby field where it was x-rayed for possible explosives. “The item that we had, we thought possibly could have been explosive, […]

  • Be prepared: Roe Ave. bridges over I-435 are coming down

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Starting Wednesday, May 28, if you drive Roe Ave over I-435, be ready to be inconvenienced. The Kansas Dept. of Transportation is replacing old bridges over the highway, with the hope of finishing by the fall. Prep work begins Wednesday with lanes closing, then the Roe bridges over the highway are expected to close at 9 .m. on Friday, May 30. On Saturday by 10 p.m., the highway will be shut down between Nall Ave. and […]