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Recent Articles
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    Lee’s Summit man dies after found crashed in a ravine

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A Lee’s Summit man has died after a car crash into a ravine left him with life-threatening injuries. Ryan Linneman, 37, died on Oct. 19, Christopher Depue with the Lee’s Summit Police Department told FOX4. He said he was informed by the family that Linneman died this afternoon. Linneman was taken to the hospital in critical condition after an off-road dirtbiker found his car crashed in a ravine  Wednesday, Oct. 16, near Interstate 470 and Raytown […]

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    These metro high schools are marching in the 2019 Champion of Champions competition

    Between 100-degree summer heat and 30-degree autumn mornings, these metro high school band students weather it all to perfect their craft. See a movement from their shows, here.

  • Fall colors hitting their stride throughout most of Missouri: Here’s what to look for

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With long-lasting summer heat, fall colors have been slow to make their way across Missouri. However, as Halloween approaches, a real chill has been in the air. This is finally causing the trees to turn. Here’s a look by region in Missouri at what colors are showing up, what to look for, and where to find them. Kansas City metro – In progress, but spotty Sunny days and cool nights equal a perfect recipe for fall […]

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    Medusa, the world record-holding python, celebrates 15th birthday at KC’s ‘The Edge of Hell’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Where does world record largest snake in captivity live? Why, Kansas City, of course. The reticulated python turned 15 years old this year. Medusa was measured at 25 feet 2 inches, making her the longest snake in captivity. She also weighs in around 350 pounds. This, of course, can increase if she recently ate one of her favorite foods: whole, live raccoon, deer and hogs. “When you pass through her environment, you are completely taken aback, […]

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    The first man to ever walk in space has died

    The man made history on March 18, 1965, when he embarked on the first spacewalk.

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    Meet John Coltrane’s teenage friend and fellow saxophone player, Benny Golson

    The 90-year-old jazz saxophonist and composer spoke with metro students at Johnson County Community College for an hour and a half on Thursday, Oct. 10.

  • Pop-up ‘Canna Bus’ clinic tours Missouri certifying people for medical marijuana cards

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Not cannabis, Canna Bus. It’s a traveling group in Missouri where a psychiatrist certifies groups of people for medical marijuana cards, according to a report from KOLR. As of Oct. 7, Dr. Zinia Thomas is in good standing as a psychiatrist. According to Missouri law, she also has the authority to approve anyone she believes needs medical marijuana. “Basically, the state of Missouri is giving the doctor the ultimate authority to qualify someone for the card or […]

  • Three STDs reach all-time highs in the US, new CDC report says

    ATLANTA — Health officials are raising alarm about a rise in STDs across the United States. For the fifth consecutive year, combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen in the United States, according to a Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published on Tuesday. “Combined they total 2.4 million infections that were diagnosed and reported just in last year alone,” said Elizabeth Torrone, a CDC epidemiologist who worked on the new report, adding that […]

  • Blair Bryant photo

    Crazeology: Blair Bryant [Podcast]

    Jazz bassist Blair Bryant is creating something new and all his own, pulling from both the roots of the once-popular jazz era as well as from modern influences and his own creativity.

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    Operation BBQ Relief feeds 3,000 with first international meals in The Bahamas

    The Shawnee-based relief organization sent about 2,500 meals over on four small planes to The Bahamas on Friday, Sept. 13.

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    ‘He actually moves pretty quick,’ Tortoise named Bowser spotted strolling around Gladstone

    Bowser, an 8-year-old tortoise, was spotted on Wednesday afternoon by a Gladstone resident, Beth Gillespie with the Gladstone Animal Shelter said.

  • 70,000 Bahamas residents left homeless by Hurricane Dorian seek food and shelter

    BAHAMAS — Volunteers with search dogs continue to scour neighborhoods flattened by Hurricane Dorian, while global relief agencies are rushing to get food and shelter Saturday to some 70,000 people in the Bahamas left homeless. The death toll, now at 43, is expected to rise drastically, officials said, as hundreds remain missing, buried under rubble on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands by the strongest hurricane ever to hit the archipelago nation. “It was like an atomic bomb went off,” said […]

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