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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 […]

  • Standoff ends; burglary suspect taken into custody in KCMO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say a standoff near Jackson Ave. and Anderson, which was responsible for blocking a neighborhood street for several hours, has ended in an arrest. The standoff began at about 7:00 a.m. A man got caught breaking into a house, but when police showed up, he refused to come out. Members of the tactical unit were called in at about 8:30 a.m., and arrived wearing bulletproof vests. At one point, neighbors say the man climbed onto the roof […]

  • Museum chooses replacement for original statue destroyed by vandals in Independence

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A popular statue of an old pioneer woman in Independence, which was stolen and destroyed, is being replaced. The National Frontier Trails Museum picked the replacement. RELATED: Two charged with theft of Independence statue, third sought by police A smaller version of the original statue, sits inside the museum. It’s a bronze pioneer woman holding a baby in one arm, and carrying a bucket with her other hand. The new statue is very similar to the original, but […]

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    YMCA partners with Head Start to open preschool in Columbus Park

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The YMCA of Greater Kansas City is partnering with “Head Start” to open a preschool in Columbus Park. The YMCA  said they hope to open the preschool the first week of March. According to the YMCA, 12 children are enrolled in the program already, and there are still spots open. There will be two classrooms at the school. The first of those two is complete. The YMCA said the preschool will be open Monday through Thursday and split into […]

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    Cerner pairs with VFW to provide career opportunities for military members

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cerner is pairing with VFW to provide career opportunities for service members. Cerner announced that it will co-host a virtual career fair Wednesday. The career fair begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. The company’s website has an online military decoder tool that can match a veteran with a suggested job at Cerner. “We can see their resumes,” Troy Teague of Cerner said. “There’s also a military decoder on our website that allows you to […]

  • Tractor trailer driver fatally crushed by load of lumber in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The driver of a tractor trailer died Tuesday morning at 78th and Kaw Drive. Police say the tractor trailer was westbound on Kaw Drive when another vehicle pulled out in front of it. When the tractor-trailer driver pushed on the brakes to avoid the car, the load on the trailer shifted, smashing the cab and crushing the driver. Authorities don’t believe weather was a factor. But say they’re hoping to talk to anyone who saw the accident […]

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    KCMO water main break causing wet driving conditions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A  water main break has the potential to cause slick driving conditions for drivers late Thursday morning. Just after 10 a.m. a water main broke near 80th and North Oak was causing water to cover the road. The water main is located in front of the White Oak Commercial Center. Businesses and restaurants in the area said they have not been effected by the break.The city’s water crew was in the processing of turning the water off, so that […]

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    Success by Six hopes to give kids boost beginning at young age

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  A new resource center for children hopes to give kids a boost right at the beginning of their careers as students. The program is called Success by Six and it’s located inside Faxon Elementary School. The center is filled with educational toys, books and games appropriate for children from birth to eight. Parents or caretakers can check out the items free of charge. A parent educator will staff the center  to help with selections. The “Urban […]

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    One hundred jobs for one hundred moms program gaining success

    LENEXA, Kan. — A local program created to help single moms is growing. The program is called “100 jobs for a 100 moms,” and so far two businesses are signed up. Grapevine Designs  sales promotions company has hired four moms in the last two years and said the program is a success. The business helped create the program with sister Berta Sailer at Operation Breakthrough and Julie Carmichael. The idea is to give single moms who struggle with addictions or other […]

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    People wearing red to support American Heart Association

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –People across the metro are showing their support for the American Heart Association and wearing all things red. The Go Red for Women Red Dress Dash is Friday. Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. The race itself starts at 6:15 p.m. Female cardiologists, members of the American Heart Association and several former patients visited women in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute Friday to deliver red scarves as a symbol of support. “It links […]

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    Kansas City middle school hosts internet safety program designed by Google

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Argentine Middle School hosted an internet safety event for students Tuesday to educate children on how to stay safe online. The Online Safety Roadshow is a program that was designed by Google to help teach parents and students how to be smart about the content they are posting online. The program was part of a 45-minute assembly at the middle school for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The program focused on how to create safe passwords, identify phishing […]

  • Preliminary hearing held for suspect of double homicide in Lenexa

    OLATHE, Kan. — A preliminary hearing was held Monday afternoon at the Johnson County Courthouse for the man accused of the double homicide of a stepfather and stepson. Alex Brune, 27, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection to the double homicide that happened July 9, 2014. According to police, Brune called 911 and said he had been shot in the stomach. Police said Brune did not know where he was so officials pinged his cellphone. Officers discovered he was in the 8500 […]