Your Morning Brief: 5 things you need to know for today

Here are the top headlines in Kansas City for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019:

Five Things You Need to Know

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) — Ricky Kidd was wrongfully convicted in a 1996 double murder that took place inside a home near Swope Park. He was just released August 15 and is now opening up about his new freedom and the challenges he faces starting over. (<a href=”https://www.kctv5.com/news/investigations/ricky-kidd-s-new-reality-after-years-in-prison/article_0180c430-c48e-11e9-8e9d-335b3aa67805.html” target=”_blank”>More</a>)

BLUE SPRINGS, MO (KCTV) – Police are investigating an incident where a person with a handgun was reported in the parking lot of Blue Springs School District Aquatic Center. (<a href=”https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_news/arrested-after-gun-found-at-blue-springs-aquatic-center/article_887c65f8-c46a-11e9-88cc-436ab9320219.html” target=”_blank”>More</a>)

NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — Firefighters from Station 40 are being moved to a new station 14 miles away. That has some concerned about coverage in the Northland. (<a href=”https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_news/residents-show-concern-over-plans-to-close-northland-fire-station/article_c9f6dc54-c463-11e9-88b0-d7ae4956b40d.html” target=”_blank”>More</a>)

LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) – Federal officials have indicted a researcher working on government projects at the University of Kansas for not disclosing connections in China. (<a href=”https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_news/federal-officials-indict-university-of-kansas-researcher-over-ties-to/article_e2e31708-c460-11e9-ac34-eb06b3f2960b.html” target=”_blank”>More</a>)

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Today’s Trending Story

(CNN) — We’ve all been tempted to bring a little bit of paradise home from our holidays. But the urge has backfired on a French couple, who are facing up to six years in prison for removing sand from a beach in Sardinia, where they had been on vacation. (<a href=”https://www.kctv5.com/news/us_world_news/couple-face-up-to-years-in-jail-for-taking-sand/article_beda9047-ff27-58a4-9b52-f607a8278b98.html” target=”_blank”>More</a>)