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    Controversy over bathroom access for transgender teen divides Missouri town

    HILLSBORO, Mo.  — Missouri transgender teen Lila Perry began to feel like a girl when she was 13 and started appearing as one in school this year when classes began in August. The 17-year-old Hillsboro High School senior wears skirts, makeup and a long wig styled with bobby pins. She even started using the girls’ locker […]

  • Mandy Gottschalk, 36, was reported missing by her family on Aug. 17.

    Prosecutor: Ohio mom brutally beaten, body hidden in closet while suspects partied

    ASHTABULA, Ohio — Prosecutors say an Ohio woman was beaten to death and her body was hidden in her closet for days while two suspects partied. Mandy Gottschalk, 36, was reported missing by her family on Aug. 17. Her body was found several days later in a shallow grave. Kyle Starkey and Ryan McBride were both arrested after Gottschalk’s body […]

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    More than suspension for those involved in Olathe East school fight

    OLATHE, Kan. — Several students at Olathe East High School face charges after a fight at the school. Olathe Police say battery charges have been filed as a result of the fight. The video, which you can watch in the video player above, shows two girls fighting. One brings down the other by the hair. […]

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    Community gathers to dedicate memorial honoring five people ruthlessly killed in South KC neighborhood one year ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s been one year since the 911 calls started pouring into dispatch and police found three people shot and two beaten inside an upscale south Kansas City neighborhood. All five died in the violent spree, leaving a Southside neighborhood in shock. On the anniversary, neighbors and friends gathered to honor the […]

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    Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

    NEW YORK — Several of the top Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to hackers, according to new report from a cybersecurity firm. The research released Wednesday by Boston-based Rapid7 Inc. looks at nine baby monitors made by eight different companies. The researchers found security problems and design flaws in all […]

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    Arizona mother facing harsh criticism after leaving her 2-month-old baby in shopping cart

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — An Arizona mother is speaking up, after she left her baby at a grocery store. The mom is now facing harsh criticism on social media. “I’m a good mom. I just made a horrible mistake,” said Cherish Peterson, who forgot her two-month-old in a shopping cart in front of a grocery store […]

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    Deadly fake Viagra: Online pharmacies suspected of selling counterfeit drugs

    “Buy real Viagra here, for a fraction of the price! Free Shipping included! All without a prescription!” shout the online headlines. A quick Google search brings up a plethora of enticing choices for any consumer looking for a deal on one of the world’s most popular prescription medications. Need beta blockers to bring down your […]

  • Fire officials evacuate homes surrounding Missouri soybean plant after it erupts in flames

    BUNCETON, Mo. — Fire erupted from a soybean plant about two hours east of the metro on Saturday. The “Missouri Better Bean Plant” in is the town of Bunceton, which is in Cooper County, Mo., just east of Sedalia. It was unknown if there were any injuries as a result of the fire. Firefighters were […]

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    Joe’s Weather Blog: 10 years ago today (SAT-8/29)

    As August winds down, it’s a very October like day in the area with lots of low clouds and limited sunshine. every so often the sun tries but it really may struggle for the rest of the afternoon, as a result highs today may not get to 75° in may areas, especially from KC northwards… […]

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    Joe’s Weather Blog: Summer still kicking! (FRI-8/28)

    Good afternoon…temperatures are now starting to warm up a bit with the sunshine coming out more and more late this afternoon…this is making the atmosphere more unstable and there is a cold front to the west of the KC area moving this way…it will arrive overnight, and as a result some decent weather is expected […]

  • Police are investigating after an officer on a motorcycle was hit by a vehicle. Police also say shots were fired after the accident.

    Baby injured by gunfire after KC police officer on motorcycle gets struck, fires shots

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An ambulance rushed a baby with a gunshot wound to a nearby hospital, and police have two men in custody, after a car struck a police motorcycle Friday morning and prompting a traffic officer to fire shots. A traffic cop tried to stop a vehicle on Bruce Watkins drive just after 9 a.m. […]

  • New program fast tracks employee background checks for Missouri teachers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Employee background checks for Missouri teachers are getting fast tracked after the Missouri State Highway Patrol updated its website for digital information. Administrators at Ruskin and schools across the Show Me State now can have fingerprints literally at their fingertips. People can set up an account on the Missouri Highway Patrols […]