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    Air Force One and President Obama arrive in Kansas

    TOPEKA, Kan. — The President arrives in Topeka Wednesday evening in preparation for his visit and speech at the University of Kansas on Thursday. Air Force One is scheduled to arrive at approximately 7:25 p.m. and stay overnight in Kansas. Then on Thursday, the President will speak to the crowd on topics he discussed in his Tuesday State of the Union address. Tickets to the speech at Anschutz Sports Pavilion on the KU campus were limited and distributed in advance.    

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    Drivers annoyed by “Put ‘em in a coffin” prank that’s all the rage

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. — If you haven’t heard about the latest prank called “Put ‘em in a coffin”, hopefully you won’t have to see it either. “Put ‘em in a coffin” is a social media trend in which kids jump back-first onto the hood of a car, with their arms crossed. The pranksters often do it on the cars of strangers. One man experienced it and described the shock. “I don’t even think he looked. He just went like this and jumped on […]

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    Small fire at JJ’s Restaurant on West Plaza

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters responded Wednesday morning to a place with difficult memories: JJ’s Restaurant on the Plaza, located at 900 W. 48th Street. A small fire was reported in the duct work at the restaurant, which reopened two months ago after it was leveled in February 2013 in an explosion caused by a gas leak. Kansas City, Mo. police were helping with the busy West Plaza traffic as firetrucks addressed the smoke in the kitchen at about 9:30 […]

  • Courtesy: GoFundMe

    Generous community donates thousands to NW Mo. family whose baby was shot by brother

    ELMO, Mo. – Friends and strangers alike have stepped up to help a family whose nine-month-old baby boy was killed Monday morning when his five-year-old brother got ahold of a gun and accidentally shot him in the head. On Wednesday morning a GoFundMe account set up for Corbin Wiederholt’s family had raised almost $17,500. The goal to help the family was $5,000. Lexis Wiederholt, Corbin’s mother, left a comment on the fundraising page: “Thank you all for your help & support […]

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    What’s new and what’s leaving Netflix in February

    Netflix is adding a long list of movies and shows this February. Here’s a complete list of everything that’s coming up: Available Feb. 1 Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse Dark Ride Departures: Season 1-2 Gimme Shelter Gucci: The Director Hot Pursuit Houseboat Into the Blue 2: The Reef Joe King Arthur Magic City: Season 1-2 MASH: Season 1-5 Naruto Shippuden: The Movie Now: In the Wings on a World Stage Proof Spartacus: Complete series The Brothers Bloom We Could be […]

  • The scene near 99th and Holmes in KCMO, where two people were allegedly captured after an Overland Park bank robbery.

    Overland Park bank robbery suspects arrested in South KCMO

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police in Overland Park and Kansas City, Mo., worked together Tuesday morning on the capture of suspects who robbed a bank in Overland Park. According to Overland Park Police at about 9:20 a.m., two masked suspects, one armed with a handgun and both wearing a mask robbed the Bank of the West, 9400 Antioch. No injuries were reported, and the robbers left the scene in a red Pontiac. About eight miles away near 99th and Holmes, Kansas City, Mo. police […]

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    ‘American Sniper’ is making millions, but audiences can’t get over the fake baby

    LOS ANGELES — Six-time Oscar nominated movie “American Sniper” has earned more than $134 million worldwide, but it isn’t without critics, and especially over one movie scene in particular. Some in the audience were so bothered by the use of a fake baby in the scene in which star Bradley Cooper holds his baby for the first time. Looking closely, it’s pretty obvious that the baby is not real and, as often happens on social media, commenters have bashed the […]

  • Credit:  John Churchman

    How to get tickets to see Pres. Obama in Lawrence on Thurs, Jan 22

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in Lawrence Wednesday night, Jan. 21 for his visit and speech at Anschutz Sports Pavilion, 1575 Irving Hill Road on Thursday. Jan. 22. The event is free, but tickets are limited. KU students, staff and faculty may get tickets beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Student Union Box Office, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd., located on Level 4. Members of the public may get tickets beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday. They […]

  • This image is a depiction of what the sister saw, not the actual image. Shooting range photo courtesy: Steve Smith. Mugshots courtesy: CBS Miami

    Sister upset that brother’s old mugshot was used for police target practice

    MIAMI — Police in Miami are facing criticism for using mug shots of actual people they arrested, as target practice. Valarie Deant told NBC6 News that she was at a firing range and was startled to see her brother’s picture being used as a target. She watched as his image was pierced with bullets and said there were six other African-American faces being used. North Miami Beach Police Chief J. Scott Dennis spoke to NBC6 and said there were actually […]

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    Announcing: Karli’s baby has arrived! It’s a beautiful girl!

    Karli & Chris welcomed their new baby girl to the world over the weekend. Her name is Kaci Belle, named for Karli’s two grandmothers. She weighs just under eight pounds, 19 and 3/4 inches long, with hazel eyes and lots of blonde hair. Everyone’s healthy & happy! Congratulations to Chris and Karli!    

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    Death of actor & model was a terrible accident, witnesses and police believe

    BURBANK, Calif. — Investigators believe the tragic death of Greg Plitt, 37, a good-looking reality star, fitness model, actor and army veteran apparently happened after he lost his footing Saturday while filming on train tracks. He was filming with two other men when he was struck and killed by a southbound Metrolink train. Officials quickly determined that Plitt did not intend to take his own life. Burbank police Sgt. Chris Canales says witnesses reported that the train’s horn was blaring before […]

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    Read MLK Jr’s “I have a dream speech”

    CLICK HERE FOR MLK Jr’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech Click here for a list of events/protests in KC.