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    Joe’s Weather Blog: Fog And Storms (TUE-9/2)

    Not surprisingly we’re starting the morning on a foggy note in the KC region and elsewhere. This may take a few hours to burn off because while the summer sun will work on the fog/low clouds the winds are nearly calm…so that typically adds a bit of time to the process. The fog/low clouds will […]

  • Nursing students wear scrubs that could help prevent the spread of bacteria

    PARKVILLE, Mo. —  Bacteria can sit on a lot of things including the scrubs that health professionals wear.  A metro company is selling scrubs that could help prevent bacteria from spreading. In a simulation lab at Park University, nursing students don’t have to worry about patients who are contagious.  But the students also go into […]

  • Paid fantasy football leagues in Kansas could result in a penalty against players

    KANSAS CITY — Playing football is a full-contact sport, and for most fantasy football players, competitive leagues can serve as a full-time excursion. But for all the countless times players check and perfect their rosters, depending on the circumstances, your league may be illegal in Kansas. For Austin Hall, the start of fantasy football season is basically Christmas all over […]

  • KC school district encouraged by annual performance reports

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Annual performance reports released Friday for Kansas City Public Schools has the district confident that it will regain full accreditation next year. At Central Middle School, Superintendent Stephen Green is celebrating the gains made by students. The state report card released to the public today shows the Kansas City district in […]

  • NFL toughens domestic violence policy with six-game bans for first offense

    (CNN) — In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league’s policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday. READ: Roger Goodell Letter to NFL Owners A second incident would be punished by […]

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    Joe’s Weather Blog: Sweating The Rain Chances (THU-8/28)

    Good morning and thanks for spending a few minutes reading my weather thoughts for today…the forecast still looks promising for at least some rain in the area…and the holiday weather outlook is OK but Monday could be an issue with rain possibilities. Forecast: Rest of today: Clouds should give way to increasing PM sunshine. Muggy. […]

  • Raytown police identify man found dead in street from gun shot wound

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Police are investigating after a man was found laying in the street unconscious around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the man was located in the area of 69th and Hunter in Raytown. Shortly after police arrived they determined the man, later identified as Patterson “P.J.” Jennings, 33, of Raytown, was dead. Police […]

  • Plan for allocating livers for transplants creates concern in our region

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Human organs donated for transplants are precious gifts that are in short supply. Some regions of the country have fewer liver donors for the population than the Midwest Transplant Network’s region has. Doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital, which performs liver transplants, are concerned about a plan before the United […]

  • Crime Stoppers’ Text-a-Tip now offered in some northland schools

    The Kansas City Crime Stoppers have partnered with the Northland Coalition in association with northland area school districts and law enforcement to provide the Northland Safe School Task Force’s Text-a-Tips program. Roughly five years ago the idea of a school based, anonymous texting option for students to report administrative, as well as criminal activity, was […]

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    Tallgrass Creek residents and staff to “Walk Across America” during month of September

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Residents and staff of Tallgrass Creek retirement community will participate September 1-30 in a “Walk Across America” fitness project in which they will keep track of the time — and distances —  they walk. They will walk each day in and around their 65-acre campus in Overland Park, Kan. They will […]

  • Research shows parents can help close the word gap in early childhood education

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Leaders from the U.S. Department of Education were in town Monday to discuss how children can learn more at a younger age. The conference, which took place at the Kauffman Foundation, was focused on closing the word gap. Research shows that children in poor families hear about 30 million fewer words […]

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    DR Congo confirms Ebola cases as deadly virus goes beyond West Africa

    (CNN) — The Democratic Republic of Congo is reporting new Ebola cases in a northern town, sparking fears that the deadly virus is expanding far beyond West Africa. Two people in Gera tested positive for Ebola, a government spokesman said Sunday. A lab and quarantine station have been set up in the town, which is […]