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Recent Articles
  • Chevy truck donated to Leavenworth Parks and Rec

    Leavenworth Chevy dealership donates $50,700 truck & $5,000 in equipment to kids’ ball teams & fields

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The City of Leavenworth’s Parks and Recreation received an exciting gift on Wednesday from Henry Martens Chevrolet Buick GMC in Leavenworth. The dealership donated a $50,700-value truck and $5,000 in sports equipment to Leavenworth’s youth baseball and softball program. “This is a result of the Royals winning the World Series,” said Steve Grant, Director of Parks and Recreation for City of Leavenworth. “It’s a promotion from General Motors where the championship city, here or New York, was […]

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    The perfect guests surprise teen with leukemia when they knock on his door

    SAN DIEGO — Imagine opening your door and seeing Captain America, Iron Man and his girlfriend Pepper standing on your doorstep. “I had no words,” said Ryan Wilcox, a San Diego teen who is battling leukemia. He’s a huge fan of The Avengers. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow heard about Ryan’s story through social media. She contacted his family and set up the surprise. Paltrow, along with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., visited with Ryan Wilcox, 18, for about an hour. “It was so […]

  • Authorities are looking for 35-year-old Diata Crockett.

    St. Louis father turns self in after being accused of killing 8-month-old son

    ST. LOUIS —  Police say Diata Crockett, 34, accused of  shooting and killing his 8-month-old son during an argument with his wife, then fled with two of his other sons in a rental car,  had turned himself in. According to reports, Crockett was likely aiming for the infant’s mother when he shot the child in her arms Tuesday in north St. Louis. Police resumed their search for Crockett Wednesday, whom they described as armed and dangerous. After an Amber Alert was […]

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    KC Fire Department outlines mistakes fighting fire that killed two firefighters

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Fire Department released an investigative report Tuesday afternoon into the fire that killed firefighters Larry Leggio and John Mesh on October 12, 2015. “I acknowledge that something went wrong at this fire—two good men died,” said Fire Chief Paul Berardi in the news release. “The purpose of this report is to lessen the likelihood of that happening again. Our deepest obligation is learn where we can make our actions safer and more effective, and to […]

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    University of Kansas assistant professor who used n-word in class discussion dismissed by university

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — A white University of Kansas assistant professor who used a racial slur during a class discussion on race will not have her contract renewed. Andrea Quenette, an assistant professor of communication studies, told The Lawrence Journal-World Monday the university notified her last week that she would not be reappointed to her position at the end of the spring 2017 semester. Some graduate students complained about Quenette after she used the racial slur in November, a day after […]

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    Multi-million dollar jewelry business, Silpada Designs of Lenexa shutting down

    LENEXA, Kan. — Three years after buying back its company from Avon, a Silpada Designs says the Lenexa family-owned business is beginning the process of closing down. In a news release sent out Tuesday afternoon, Silpada’s Vice President of Marketing, Andrea Carroll, says independent representatives will have through July 31st to sell Silpada jewelry and earn commissions. A Silpada dealer posted the following on their Facebook page ahead of the official announcement. “While we are deeply saddened, we are indescribably […]

  • Hy-Vee donates to City Union

    Hy-Vee and its customers supply City Union Mission with $25,000 worth of food

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hy-Vee made a big delivery to City Union Mission on Tuesday, as part of its ‘Strike-Out Hunger’ campaign. The first truckload of donated food arrived at City Union Mission, 11th and Troost. The food supply came thanks to about $14,000 in donations from the community during the ‘Strike-Out Hunger’ campaign in Hy-Vee stores starting in March. The goal was to give City Union Mission $25,000 worth of food, so Hy-Vee added another $11,000 to the $14,000 […]

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    Lab results show laced coffee did not make Smithville High School teacher sick

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — In February, police began investigating an accusation at Smithville High School that someone put an unknown substance into a teacher’s cup of coffee. The incident happened on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the district’s high school. Police say the teacher started experiencing unusual symptoms that required him to seek medical attention. The coffee was sent off to the state laboratory for testing. On Tuesday, May 24, the superintendent of Smithville Schools sent out an email about the results of the […]

  • Shelor is charged with 2nd degree murder, reckless driving and abusing toxic vapors.

    Accused of inhaling vapors and causing crash that killed Olathe woman, 25-year-old charged with 2nd degree murder

    OLATHE, Kan. — A 25-year-old Olathe woman has been charged in Johnson County with 2nd degree murder, reckless driving and abusing toxic vapors related to a fatal car crash in August 2015 that killed a 77-year-old woman. The crash happened at about 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, August 20 near Dennis Ave. and Church Street in Olathe.  At the time, police said the speed may have been a factor in the head-on collision that took the life of Lelia Roberts, 77. […]

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    La Cygne, Kansas teacher accused of unlawful sexual relations with at least one student

    LA CYGNE, Kan. — A high school teacher at Prairie View High School in La Cygne, Kansas has resigned and now faces charges of unlawful sexual relations. The Linn County sheriff says nine or ten counts could potentially be filed against him. According to the school superintendent, the teacher’s resignation on May 9 for the next school year was not related to his arrest. The 31-year-old Prairie View High School language arts teacher was arrested on May 19 at the high […]

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    Less than an hour after news alerts, missing 10 & 11-year-old brothers located and are safe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police asked the community to be on the lookout for two brothers, ages 11 and 10, who hadn’t been seen since Sunday evening, May 22 at about 7:00 p.m. Less than an hour after police sent out the notification to Kansas City news organizations, D’Vonte and Damon Jones, ages 11 and 10, were located.  They are safe. According to Kari Thompson, spokesperson for KCPD, the boys’ mother woke up around 9 p.m., Sunday and realized the boys did […]

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    Kansas City police practice using drones for future search and rescue operations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police tested and trained with drones Friday, in an effort to move toward using these devices in search and rescue operations. Specifically, police plan to use drones to help locate people who wander off due to medical conditions like autism or dementia. Kansas City, Mo., police and the Civil Air Patrol volunteers gathered at Longview Lake Friday to practice with the Care Trak system, which uses radio transmitters on bracelets to find missing people. Police have […]