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    ‘She will always be my mom’: Teenager kidnapped as newborn forgives woman accused of abducting her

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Alexis Manigo has accepted what police say — that she was born as Kamiyah Mobley and that the woman who raised her in South Carolina stole her as a newborn from a Florida hospital. But the 18-year-old told ABC’s “Good Morning America” she still considers the woman now sitting in jail to be her mother. “She will always be mom,” Manigo said in an interview that “GMA” aired Wednesday. “I will always love her.” A DNA test […]

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    What to do if you think you’re being stalked

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Stalking is a crime that affects more than 7.5-million victims a year, and January is national stalking awareness month. Kim Case with the Missouri Sheriff’s Office stopped by the morning show with information many people are not aware of. According to Kim, two-thirds of stalkers pursue their victims at least once per week — many daily. Weapons are used to harm or threaten victims in one out of five cases, and one in eight stalking victims lose time from […]

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    Former Pres. George H.W. Bush in ICU; wife Barbara Bush also hospitalized

    HOUSTON — A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston’s Methodist Hospital to address a respiratory problem from pneumonia. Spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush’s wife, Barbara Bush, also has been hospitalized as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing. McGrath says the 92-year-old former president was placed under sedation for a procedure to protect and clear his airway. He is stable and resting comfortably. He has been in […]

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    Family of mentally ill man shot by Independence officer question use of deadly force

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Relatives of a mentally ill man are questioning how police responded to their call for help. An officer shot and killed Carlos Cruz, 50, on Jan. 8, after he allegedly pointed a gun toward police. “I felt like the first opportunity they had, they fired,” said Rebecca Wigington, the victim’s mother. Wigington said she called 911 thinking that police would help her son, not kill him. She said Cruz was threatening to take his own life and […]

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    Absent answers from State of State address, UMKC leaders wait to see how Mo. budget cuts impact campus

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Governor Eric Greitens made no mention of the state’s budget crisis, or his plan to fix it in his first State of the State Address Tuesday. He outlined his budget cuts in a Twitter video Monday. The bulk of those $146 million in cuts are to higher education. That includes nearly $56 million in core funding for Missouri’s four year institutions. University of Missouri-Kansas City leaders are still waiting to find out how much will be […]

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    GM to invest $1 billion in US plants, add or keep 7,000 jobs

    NEW YORK — Under attack from President-elect Donald Trump for its investment in Mexican plants, General Motors announced plans Tuesday to invest at least $1 billion in U.S. factories and committed to creating or retaining about 7,000 U.S. jobs in the coming years. The company will move 450 jobs from GM supplier plants in Mexico back to the U.S., and will keep another 1,500 factory jobs in the U.S. that were at risk of moving to Mexico. In addition, GM […]

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    Henry Cavill thanks Chiefs Kingdom for “unforgettable experience” at Sunday’s game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Superman actor Henry Cavill made an appearance at the Chiefs game Sunday night. The day after the game he posted a video to his Facebook page with the caption: “Leaving Kansas City with a heavy heart but with a smile on my face. Despite the result not going our way it was an unforgettable experience. Thank you to the players for your grit, determination and putting your bodies on the line for us. Thank you to the […]

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    Driver loses control of vehicle, crashes into two local businesses

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police say speed may have been the cause of an early morning crash that damaged two businesses Monday. The van crashed near 16th and Broadway just before 5:30 a.m. Police say the driver hit the front door of XS Lighting and because of the speed spun around and backed into Plug Your Holes. The driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. At first it appeared as if it was a smash and grab, but […]

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    Trump receives backlash after calling civil rights icon John Lewis ‘all talk… no action’

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump harshly responded to civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis on Saturday, calling him “all talk” and “no action” after Lewis said Trump was not a “legitimate” president. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad,” Trump tweeted […]

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    Joe’s Weather Blog: Ice storm concerns increasing (WED-1/11)

    Good afternoon. The 60s were nice while they lasted…63° officially at KCI…with 70° in Marshall, MO. Very impressive for January…considering now the temperatures are starting to tank downwards through the 50s and will be in the 30s by early this evening with increasing north winds. This is the 1st step to setting the stage for the weekend situation. Model data today is increasingly suggestive of significant amounts of ice. What is UNknown is where the worst of the icing will […]

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    Limited-edition holiday Twinkies, some Palmer Candy confections are being recalled

    Although Twinkies normally have a long shelf life, don’t hoard any boxes of limited-edition Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies for your post-holiday snacking or apocalypse preparation needs. Hostess has recalled the multipack boxes, with nine cakes in each, in response to a recall by Blommer Chocolate Co., which produced the confectionery coating used on the holiday Twinkies. The coating contains milk powder ingredients produced by Valley Milk Products LLC, which may be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella was found at the […]

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    Emoji? Bunny? The next generation Monopoly token? You decide

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version of the Monopoly board game. Hasbro Inc. began a worldwide contest Tuesday to let people choose the eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the property acquisition game, based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Longtime staples of the game including the hat, the Scottie dog and the wheelbarrow could see themselves replaced by […]