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Patrick Mahomes meets Brett Favre

Patrick Mahomes meets Brett Favre

This week, Patrick Mahomes got a chance to meet Brett Favre and talk quarterbacking. ... Continue Reading
Child stopped by fake officer in Grandview

Child stopped by fake officer in Grandview

Grandview police said someone pretending to be an officer approached a boy around 6:45 a.m. ... Continue Reading
FORECAST: Rain will mostly stay south of KC tonight

FORECAST: Rain will mostly stay south of KC tonight

Rain chances will mainly favor areas south of the metro tonight, but there is still a slim chance that a shower could stray away from southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri and end up in our area. ... Continue Reading
The T-Bones are still acquiring new players

The T-Bones are still acquiring new players

The team is being kicked out of their KCK stadium, but they don't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. ... Continue Reading

Concerns increase about safety of vaping

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- The rise in teens being hospitalized because of vaping is causing concern in the KC metro. Now, one local health agency wants doctors to call in with information. Doctors at the University of Kansas Medical School are trying to figure out what to do about vaping. Their machine is breathing… ... Continue Reading

Nestle to lay off 85 workers in KCK

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) – According to the state’s online Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification Act, the Nestle location in KCK is going to lay off 85 workers. This affects employees at the 1601 Fairfax Trafficway location, which distributes Dreyer's ice cream and DiGiorno Pizza. WARN is a federal law which requires employers to provide… ... Continue Reading

Locals protest arrest of man in KC

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- We have an update to breaking news that happened on Wednesday. We were live with Chopper 5 over the scene at 35th and Prospect around 4 p.m. where nearly half a dozen police cars were present. On Thursday, we were learning more about the man arrested in the middle of… ... Continue Reading

Judge: Law used to prosecute employers of undocumented immigrants is unconstitutional

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) – A Kansas City federal judge has ruled that a certain law the government uses to prosecute employers of undocumented immigrants is unconstitutional. It’s a case that could have some big implications. Right now, the defense attorneys in this case are waiting to see if the government will appeal that ruling… ... Continue Reading

Family mourns after teen is fatally shot, girl is injured

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Zavion Hall, 17, was killed in front of his home Wednesday night at 44th and Cypress. His younger sister, Jazmine, was wounded. Police said she was younger than 10. People on their street are horrified that someone would take aim at two young people like that. Family members told us… ... Continue Reading

Kansas launches prison book policy, strikes banned book list

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas state prisons chief has abolished a list of 7,000 banned books and adopted a policy that allows for the review and appeal of confiscated publications. Jeff Zmuda became the Department of Corrections acting secretary last month. Under Zmuda's policy adopted July 30, mailroom employees flag questionable publications for a… ... Continue Reading

Jefferson City man charged with threatening mass shooting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jefferson City police say a 26-year-old man has been charged with making a terrorist threat. Brian Groner, of Jefferson City, was charged Thursday with posting the threats on his Facebook page. The <a href="http://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2019/aug/22/jefferson-city-man-charged-making-terrorist-threat/791805/" target="_blank">Jefferson City News-Tribune reports</a> a probable cause statement says Groner's posts included "''Your Next Mass Shooter.… ... Continue Reading

Royals drop game they started 2 weeks ago to Red Sox 5-4

BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday to complete the weather-suspended game that began Aug. 7. The original contest was halted after a 1 hour, 49 minute-rain delay early on Aug. 8 with… ... Continue Reading

Court: Attorney can't claim immunity in Floyd Bledsoe case

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a former Kansas county prosecutor does not have absolute immunity in lawsuits filed by a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison for a murder his brother later confessed to committing in a suicide note. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on… ... Continue Reading

Kansas college known for auto restoration gets $1M donation

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A California couple has donated $1 million to a Kansas college that offers an auto restoration program that has trained several people who worked on a classic car they own. The Hays Post <a href="https://www.hayspost.com/2019/08/22/california-philanthropists-give-1m-gift-to-mcpherson-college/" target="&mdash;blank">reports</a> that real-estate developers Richard and Melanie Lundquist recognized the work of Paul Russell with the… ... Continue Reading

Health officials raise concerns about hepatitis A outbreak

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Officials are raising concerns that a hepatitis A outbreak in Missouri could worsen if the liver disease spreads to urban areas. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that officials are urging at-risk people, such as recreational drug users and the homeless, to get vaccinated. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services… ... Continue Reading
Teen killed, girl wounded in shooting in Kansas City yard

Teen killed, girl wounded in shooting in Kansas City yard

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV/AP) -- Authorities say a teenager has been killed and a younger girl wounded in a Kansas City shooting. Police say the shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to 44th Street and Cypress Avenue after a disturbance outside a home. The teen victim was taken to a hospital, where he died. His… ... Continue Reading

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… ... Continue Reading
Residents show concern over plans to close Northland fire station

Residents show concern over plans to close Northland fire station

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. “It’s been up there for years, so why close it?” Charlie Ray, a Northlander said. Plumbing and other issues are what the Kansas City Fire Department… ... Continue Reading
FORECAST: Drier skies this afternoon into your evening plans tonight

FORECAST: Drier skies this afternoon into your evening plans tonight

We are tracking a 50% chance for showers and a few storms for your Thursday. Better rain chance will be this morning with highs near 80 and drier skies this afternoon into your evening plans tonight. ... Continue Reading
Some high school grads at Raytown training center making $90K in skilled trades

Some high school grads at Raytown training center making $90K in skilled trades

RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) -- All public schools in the metro are back in session, but some students aren’t stuck in a classroom. Students at the Herndon Career Center in Raytown are breaking into the workforce, sometimes before they have their diploma. Inside the center's diesel mechanic workshop, high schoolers are working on trucks everyday. Welding… ... Continue Reading