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    Joe’s Weather Blog: Weekend snow-maker on track (FRI-2/27)

    Good evening (9PM Update): I’m going to bed soon and won’t be able to stay up and check out the overnight models…but the 1st model of the evening (the NAM model) is carrying on with what it’s been doing for awhile now…basically giving us 1-2″ of snow with higher totals towards the SE/S of the […]


    JonBenet Ramsey case: 9 things the ex-police chief just revealed

    (HLN) — It’s easy to feel a little sad for Mark Beckner, the former Boulder, Colorado, police chief and Reddit newbie who did an Ask Me Anything segment this weekend, unaware that his answers were accessible to the entire world. Beckner was the police chief during the JonBenet Ramsey case. Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet was […]

  • Kansas State student cited for disorderly conduct following Monday night’s game

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The student at Kansas State University, who allegedly pushed a University of Kansas basketball player when he rushed the court at a recent game, has been issued a notice to appear in court for disorderly conduct. According to the Topeka Capital Journal, university police announced Wednesday that Nathan Power would be facing […]

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    IRS budget cut results in lower chances of being audited

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The chances of  being audited are lower than they have been the past decade. After firing more than 17,000 agents in recent years, the IRS doesn’t have the people to enforce the tax laws  or help people fill out their return. The IRS said that more than 40% of people will have to wait at […]

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    The video that explains why moms get nothing done

    (CNN) — Ever feel like that laundry pile never gets smaller or the kitchen never stays clean, especially when children are around? Florida mother Esther Anderson knows the feeling well thanks to 15-month-old Ellia. Whenever she turns her back on a neatly folded stack of clothing or a dust pile it’s only a matter of […]

  • Experience brings students face-to-face with themselves as a different race

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s hard to judge any book by its cover. At one local university, there’s an experiment going on, using technology to dissolve perceptions based on the color of a person’s skin. It’s been said that every picture says a thousand words. In the case of the Race Experience Kisok, which is […]

  • Oscar winner Patricia Arquette used her acceptance speech Sunday night to call for pay equality. (Photo courtesy of POOL)

    Oscars stage becomes liberal political soapbox for stars

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Hollywood stars turned the stage into a soapbox at the Oscars on Sunday night, advocating on issues ranging from NSA surveillance to equal pay; the Voting Rights Act to immigration reform. Even before the stars hit the main event, the red carpet was tinged with political protest, with actress Reese Witherspoon taking […]

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    Dentist charged in death of patient after attempting to remove 20 of her teeth

    ENFIELD, CT (WFSB) — A Connecticut dentist turned himself into Enfield police on Tuesday in connection with the death of one of his patients. Dr. Rashmi Chhotabhai Patel, 45, of Suffield, was charged with criminally negligent homicide and tampering with evidence on Tuesday. Judy Gan, 64, and her husband Michael arrived at Enfield Family Dental, […]

  • CDC

    Man’s death leads to discovery of new virus in Kansas, CDC reports

    (CNN) — The CDC has discovered a new virus that may have contributed to a Kansas man’s death, the agency announced Friday. Named the Bourbon virus after the county where the patient lived, the virus is likely spread by tick or insect bites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. A 50-year-old man suffered […]

  • First-grade teacher to make life-saving kidney donation to one of her students

    NEW BRAUNFELS, Tex. — A Texas teacher is giving one of her students the gift of life. The first-grade teacher at Hoffmann Lane Elementary is donating a kidney to a six-year-old student in about a month. First-grade teacher Lindsey Painter was hired at the school last summer. “We interviewed her and the interview panel all […]

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    Joe’s Weather Blog: Snow Fades Today…Watching Saturday (2/19)

    Good afternoon… Some snow is moving through parts of the area (radar shows the haves and the have nots through the metro)…shouldn’t amount to much more than a 1/2-1″ or so especially towards the I-29 and I-35 corridor and I-435 on the east side of KC…just pay attention to any changing road conditions again up […]

  • Allie Tompkins, 19, gets her first tattoo at Fatty's Tattooz in Washington on Monday, January 19, 2009. Tompkins says the inauguration is the perfect time to get a tattoo. (Photo courtesy of CNN)

    Can this cream remove your tattoo?

    (CNN) — Regretting that “Laura Forever” tattoo on your back now that Laura is gone? Or perhaps the Pac-Man symbol that was once so cool? It doesn’t look so good permanently etched on your body anymore. That’s where Canadian graduate student Alec Falkenham enters the picture. Falkenham, a Ph.D. student in pathology at Dalhousie University […]