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  • Weston church bakes a sweet gingerbread tribute to Notre Dame Cathedral

    WESTON, Mo. — A Weston church is baking up a unique tribute to the cathedral of Notre Dame. Lisa Stiffler, her husband Phil and friend Lori Mathews spent more than 600 hours designing, baking and decorating the gingerbread masterpiece. “I hope they’re amazed.  I hope they get a sense of ‘wow!'” Stiffler said. The entire gingerbread creation is edible. The statues and gargoyles are made out of  chocolate. Stiffler and Mathews created the stained glass windows by melting jolly ranchers […]

  • Kansas City woman working to ‘Brighten Barrow’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro woman has a plan to brighten the spirits of dozens of strangers living thousands of miles away. Barrow, Alaska, is the northern most city in the United States. It’s so far north, the people who live there don’t see the sun for half of the year. Annette Vaughn decided she wanted to reach out to people living there. “From mid-November to mid-January 65 days of darkness they’re so far north because of the earth’s […]

  • Chiefs fan blames Raiders fans for vandalized truck after Sunday’s blowout win

    SAN DIEGO — Jesse Wilson calls southern California home, but his heart is in the Midwest. Wilson is a big Kansas City Chiefs fan. You can see it all over his home, and you used to be able to see it all over his truck. On Sunday, hours after he watched his team clobber the Oakland Raiders, Wilson said someone did the same to his 2017 Dodge Laramie. On the outside, flat tires, shattered windows, mangled mirrors and wipers. The vandal […]

  • Picture of Cleats for a Cause

    Chiefs show off My Cause My Cleats custom game footwear [Photos]

    The specially-designed shoes will highlight causes close to the hearts of players. The cleats will eventually be auctioned off to raised money to charities of their choices.

  • Take that dream vacation for cheap: Turn Cyber Monday into Travel Tuesday deals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It seems like there are two kinds of people: those who hoard paid vacation time like it’s oxygen and those who don’t really care because they’ll never use it all. A study earlier this year found 55% of Americans don’t use all their paid vacation days. The reasons vary. Some people say they’re too busy with either family or work. Others are concerned that they will be penalized at work if they take the time.  Another […]

  • Snag a Black Friday travel deal

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Black Friday deal-seekers rejoice! The annual deal day is here. But not all the great sales will fit in gifts under the tree. Black Friday also kicks off a weekend of massive travel sales. Expect to see bargains on hotel rooms, cruises and rental cars. When it comes to flights from KCI Airport, you’ll find deals on airfare too. Southwest Airlines – The carrier is offering deals on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Check out […]

  • Blue Springs marching band takes KC behind the scenes of trip to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK — The Golden Regiment from Blue Springs High School is spending Thanksgiving in New York City. The band was invited to march in the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is scheduled for 8 a.m. (CT) this Thursday. Band members have spent the last year raising money to make the trip. They plan to play Sheryl Crow’s “Soak up the Sun” and another song when they perform. See a handful of fun photos from their trip so far above!

  • Capitol and White House Christmas trees arrive in Washington ahead of unveiling

    WASHINGTON — Fourteen days and 1,800 miles later, the Capitol Christmas tree has arrived in Washington — all the way from New Mexico. Each year the Capitol architect asks one of the national forests to provide the tree. This year, it’s the Carson National Forest in New Mexico, where Ricardo Martinez is the deputy district ranger. “We identified 12 candidate trees, and in July the actual director of the Capitol grounds comes out and reviews the candidates that we identify. […]

  • Bill introduced to Congress could prevent the sale of info your smartwatch collects

    WASHINGTON — Smartwatches are expected to be some of the hottest gifts this holiday season. One in six Americans now wears one. The wearables can do everything from monitoring your heart rate, to your blood pressure, the quality of your sleep, and even keep track of your weight and what you eat. But there’s one thing your smartwatch and health app can’t track: What happens with all of the information your wearable collects about you? It’s a question U.S. Sen. […]

  • Congress calls foul on MLB proposal to cut ties with dozens of minor league teams

    WASHINGTON — Congress has called foul on a proposal by Major League Baseball to cut ties with dozens of minor league team. In an internal document provided to The New York Times, the MLB would end affiliations between 42 minor league teams and their major league affiliates. The Kansas City Royals have three clubs on the list: the Burlington Royals, Idaho Falls Chukars and Lexington Legends. The Legends and the Chukars won league titles in 2019. The Burlington Royals made […]

  • Children’s Mercy Hospital restricts NICU visitors as respiratory viruses spread

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Children’s Mercy Hospital makes a temporary change to its visitors’ policy. The hospital announced that it will begin restricting siblings from visiting the newborn intensive care unit. In a statement posted on Facebook, Children’s Mercy says the change is because of an unusually high number of respiratory viruses right now. The new rule takes effect Wednesday and is in place until further notice. The restriction only applies to the NICU at this time.

  • Trump expected to release new vaping rules, including increasing age from 18 to 21

    WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump says he plans to tackle the teen vaping epidemic and release new rules this week. The move comes after roughly 2,000 people have died from a rare illness with suspected links to vaping. “We’re talking about the age; we’re talking about flavors,” Trump said. He promised to ban flavored vaping products in the past. Now Trump said he also wants to increase the age to legally smoke. As the Trump administration promises to do something […]

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