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    Joe’s Weather Blog: Front may straddle area today (MON-8/3)

    Some strong thunderstorms continuously blasted parts of northern MO overnight. 50-60 + MPH winds were reported and hundreds lost power at various times because of tree damage to the NNE of the KC area. The storms had a tough time holding together once they got south of 36 highway however (mostly) and they also threw […]

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    Confirmed: Jericho the lion is alive

    (CNN) — Jericho the lion is alive and well and roaming his park habitat in Zimbabwe, the Oxford University researcher tracking the lion confirmed on Sunday. Brent Stapelkamp dismissed reports that the lion had been killed, saying a GPS device on Jericho didn’t suggest anything out of the ordinary. Furthermore, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, […]

  • “Mission: Impossible 5″ possible to like? “Vacation” make you wanna get away? Popcorn Bag movie reviews!

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — It’s time to hit the theater again! Find out what Russ Simmons has to say about “Mission: Impossible 5″ and “Vacation” and whether they live up to their expectations.   1) MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION (PG-13) Paramount Pictures Tom Cruise goes back to the well for a fifth time with yet another “Mission: Impossible” […]

  • Four arrested after standoff in Oak Grove

    OAK GROVE, Mo. — Police in Oak Grove arrested four people late Friday morning after a standoff. Police say that it all started about 6 a.m. when they got a call from several neighbors who were complaining of loud noise and fighting. When officers knocked on the door of the home no one answered so they […]

  • Two heart transplants on same night result in lasting friendship

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — Two lives were saved at a Kansas City hospital five years ago Thursday, and one great friendship was born. One guy dishes it out. “I’m glad to see you dressed up,” said Kelly Jobe of Wichita. The other guy takes it and then dishes a little, too. “What are you laying […]

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    Joe’s Weather Blog: All downhill beginning Friday (THU-7/30)

    Boy hard to imagine the kids will be going back to school in a few weeks…summer is quickly moving along, and for now at least, we’re enjoying a nice little break in the 1) intense heat and 2) the swamp-like humidity. Temperatures today are seasonable and the humidity levels are actually, in many areas. below […]

  • 60-year-old man recovers after falling victim to possible ‘knockout game’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man is slowly recovering after a senseless attack which occurred one month ago. Frank Kenney was mowing his lawn and then he was in a hospital bed. That’s all he remembers of June 29th. “I thought I had been in a car wreck. I had my family at the foot […]

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    World-famous baby giraffe dies in accident at Dallas Zoo

    DALLAS — The Dallas Zoo’s famous baby giraffe Kipenzi, whose birth on Animal Planet Live captured hearts worldwide, died on Tuesday. Zoo officials say Kipenzi ran into the perimeter edge of the habitat. Preliminary results indicate three broken vertebrae in her neck and that she died immediately, according to KDAF. “This is a huge loss for […]

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    Cell phones and risk of brain tumors — what’s the real science?

    BERKELEY, Calif. — The city of Berkeley, California, passed a law that goes into effect next month requiring cell phone stores to inform customers about safety recommendations. The move reopened a decades-old debate about whether mobile phones cause brain tumors. The ordinance, called the Right to Know law, will start to require retailers to give […]

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    Drive a Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep? Here’s what to do now

    NEW YORK — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has had trouble convincing drivers to bring in their recalled Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles for repairs. Now it’s been told to sweeten the pot. On Sunday, regulators said Fiat Chrysler mishandled 23 recalls involving 11 million vehicles and would pay $105 million as a result. Some of […]

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    Joe’s Weather Blog: Consider this a small break (SAT-7/25)

    Good afternoon…as I expected this morning temperatures are not as extreme as yesterday although the dew points are starting to creep back up. You may have noticed some gusty winds earlier this morning. This was outflow from the rain/storms in central MO. It briefly dropped the dew points back into the more tolerable upper 60s…but […]

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    Hulk Hogan apologizes for racist remarks; WWE scrubs wrestling legend from website

    TAMPA, Fla. — Legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan issued an apology Friday after the National Enquirer released a transcript of statements he made that included racial slurs. The remarks were recorded in an “unauthorized sex tape,” according to the Enquirer, and included the n-word in reference to the dating life of his daughter, Brooke. He has […]