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KC police investigating second homicide that has occurred on Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Police are investigating the second homicide that has occurred on Wednesday in Kansas City. Kansas City police said the homicide took place shortly after 6 p.m. at 31st and Van Brunt. There is no immediate suspect information available at this time. This is a developing story. Stay with KCTV5 News… ... Continue Reading
KC residents react to names of the big, bumpy green fruit that live in your yard

KC residents react to names of the big, bumpy green fruit that live in your yard

This started a newsroom debate Wednesday morning…. what do you call these things? ... Continue Reading
Small town in Missouri left in tie after votes are tallied

Small town in Missouri left in tie after votes are tallied

We’ve all heard that every vote counts. We saw how important votes were in recent recounts across the country. Well now, one small Missouri town is wondering what would have happened if one more person voted. ... Continue Reading
KC to consider creating a Tenant Bill of Rights

KC to consider creating a Tenant Bill of Rights

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The council chamber is packed with members of Kansas City Tenants, an organization advocating for renter rights. For about an hour, person after person stood up to tell their personal stories to the council. The proposed resolution and ordinance would create a division of housing and community development with a… ... Continue Reading
Cardboard-box companies using their product to predict the future of the economy

Cardboard-box companies using their product to predict the future of the economy

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A smart man once said, “If these folks are working behind me, that’s a good sign for the economy.” That man is Alan Greenspan, a well-known American economist who often used cardboard-box companies to judge the direction the economy was going. “That’s probably true because if you think about it,… ... Continue Reading
City explains how much it will cost to change MLK Boulevard back to the Paseo

City explains how much it will cost to change MLK Boulevard back to the Paseo

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Back in January, the city council voted to rename the Paseo Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. That didn’t go over well with people who live in the area of the Paseo. Many were unhappy with the way city leaders went about the process and say there were not enough… ... Continue Reading

One person shot and killed at 52nd and Olive

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- Police in Kansas City are investigating a homicide at 52nd and Olive. Police were called to the location for a sound of shots call around 3:05 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, they located an adult male in the street that was suffering from gunshot wounds. Police told KCTV5… ... Continue Reading

GOP complaint spurs probe of Kansas court selection process

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A top Republican legislator's complaint has launched an investigation into whether a commission that screens Kansas Supreme Court applicants violated the state's open meetings law. Senate President Susan Wagle is objecting to how the nominating commission used paper ballots in picking three finalists in mid-October for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to… ... Continue Reading

Scientists, including UMKC researchers, discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades

KANSAS CITY, MO (CNN) — For the first time in 19 years, a team of scientists has detected a new strain of HIV. <a href="https://journals.lww.com/jaids/Abstract/publishahead/Complete_genome_sequence_of_CG_0018a_01.96307.aspx" target="_blank">The strain</a> is a part of the <a href="https://www.hiv.lanl.gov/content/sequence/HelpDocs/subtypes-more.html" target="_blank">Group M</a> version of HIV-1, the same family of virus subtypes to blame for the global HIV pandemic, according to Abbott… ... Continue Reading

Police investigating fatal crash on 40 Highway near Stadium Drive

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday afternoon. The two-vehicle crash happened on 40 Highway near Stadium Drive around 12:20. One person has died as result of injuries. This is a developing story. Stay with KCTV5 News for updates. ... Continue Reading

Police evacuate hotel in Odessa due to possible explosive device

ODESSA, MO (KCTV) – Police in Odessa evacuated a hotel Wednesday morning after receiving a report of a possible explosive device. Officers responded to the Parkside Inn located at 400 Old Highway 40 around 10 a.m. after the device was found in a guest’s room. Additional support teams were called to the scene and the… ... Continue Reading
Chiefs enter another wait-and-see week with Mahomes

Chiefs enter another wait-and-see week with Mahomes

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs will continue to split first-team reps in practice between Patrick Mahomes and backup Matt Moore this week, leaving open the possibility the league's MVP could be back for Sunday's game at Tennessee. Mahomes has been out since dislocating his kneecap in a game against Denver on… ... Continue Reading
FORECAST: We will climb to near 60 degrees today

FORECAST: We will climb to near 60 degrees today

We will climb to near 60 today with mostly cloudy skies and a 30% rain chance. ... Continue Reading

PHOTOS: Updated KCI new terminal, garage renderings unveiled

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Updated Kansas City International Airport new terminal and garage renderings were unveiled Wednesday. The construction is slated for completion in early 2023 with the new terminal. The garage will feature 6,300 close-in spaces to greatly improve capacity and convenience. <a href="https://www.kctv5.com/news/local_news/photos-updated-kci-new-terminal-garage-renderings-unveiled/collection_10379702-00b5-11ea-b5fd-9b26d24791b5.html" target="_blank">App users: Click here to view photos</a>. ... Continue Reading

"Questionable" pregnancy marketing scheme targets women – even if they're not pregnant

An unusual marketing scheme has caught the attention of the Better Business Bureau. It targets women - congratulating them on their pregnancies, even if they are not pregnant. Women nationwide say they've been getting letters and gift cards in the mail. ... Continue Reading
Olathe seniors help feed impoverished children

Olathe seniors help feed impoverished children

A local group of seniors shows you're never too old to give back. At the Benton House in Olathe on Monday, with some help from the Olathe Fire Department, residents and the staff packed meal boxes for the group 'Rise Against Hunger', which helps feed impoverished children around the world. ... Continue Reading

Wanted: Albert Feagon

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Albert Feagon is a noncompliant registered sex offender in Jackson County. His original sex offense occurred in 1990 in Joplin and involved the forcible rape of a 22-year-old woman. His last known address was near 16th and Campbell streets in Kansas City, Missouri, but his current location is unknown. He… ... Continue Reading

Woman accused of lying about rape blasts police and prosecutors, says she told the truth

LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) -- A University of Kansas graduate student who was charged with filing a false police report is finally speaking out. “It has been really hard to be involved in the criminal matter, because I have felt like I haven't had a voice. I felt like I have not been able to defend… ... Continue Reading
Mighty giants come to life in 'Jurassic World Live Tour' coming to Kansas City

Mighty giants come to life in 'Jurassic World Live Tour' coming to Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Tickets are now on sale for Jurassic World Live Tour coming to Kansas City. The family entertainment experience will bring the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans in the Kansas City area from Nov. 29- Dec. 1. The show is touring the country with more than… ... Continue Reading

Kansas City, we introduced your own barbecue-flavored vodka

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Who says you can't have your Kansas City barbecue and drink it, too. 360 KC Vodka has released its limited edition barbeque flavor to honor its Kansas City roots. The spicy, sweet and tangy vodka is said to be perfect for brunch, cookouts, watch parties and of course, Kansas City… ... Continue Reading