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Kansas City could see everything from rain, storms and snow on Saturday

Kansas City could see everything from rain, storms and snow on Saturday

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- Once the morning fog and clouds burn off, we are looking good for Thursday with highs in the lower 40s. StormTrack5 Meteorologist Erin Little says most of Friday looks dry as well with isolated light rain possible late evening. However, all eyes are on this next weekend storm. "There are still… ... Continue Reading
United Methodists confront possible split over LGBT issues

United Methodists confront possible split over LGBT issues

(AP) -- The United Methodist Church's top legislative assembly convenes Sunday for a high-stakes, three-day meeting likely to determine whether America's second-largest Protestant denomination will fracture due to divisions over same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy. While other mainline Protestant denominations — such as the Episcopal and Presbyterian (U.S.A.) churches — have embraced… ... Continue Reading
Mike Pompeo says he's 'ruled out' Kansas Senate bid in 2020

Mike Pompeo says he's 'ruled out' Kansas Senate bid in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to be ruling out a Kansas Senate race in 2020. Pompeo, who represented Kansas' 4th Congressional District from 2011 to 2017, says he'll serve as secretary of state as long as President Donald Trump wants him to. Pompeo was asked on NBC's "Today" show Thursday if… ... Continue Reading
Applications for US jobless benefits fell to a low 216,000

Applications for US jobless benefits fell to a low 216,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs declined and hiring is likely strong. The Labor Department said weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 216,000, a very low level by historical standards. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose to 235,750. Applications are… ... Continue Reading
Missouri lawmakers consider ending mandatory vehicle inspections

Missouri lawmakers consider ending mandatory vehicle inspections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A <a href="https://www.missourinet.com/2018/02/15/missouri-lawmakers-consider-doing-away-with-vehicle-safety-inspections/%20" target="_blank">proposal currently moving through the Missouri legislature</a> would do away with mandatory vehicle inspections. Currently, state law requires mechanical inspections every other year once the vehicle is five years old. The sponsor of the bill wants to get rid of the inspections because, he claims, data shows… ... Continue Reading
FORECAST: Thursday remains calm, cold before weekend storm

FORECAST: Thursday remains calm, cold before weekend storm

Watch out for re-freezing on those roads to begin your Thursday. Temps are starting in the 20s this morning with a bit of patchy fog. Let the thawing begin this afternoon with sunshine and highs in the lower 40s today. ... Continue Reading
Olathe man charged in death of mother who weighed 58 lbs

Olathe man charged in death of mother who weighed 58 lbs

OLATHE, KS (AP) -- An Olathe man who is charged with first-degree murder told investigators that he didn't seek medical care for his ailing mother before she died weighing just 58 pounds and suffering from open bed sores, according to court records. Raymond McManness, 51, also faced a charge of mistreatment of a dependent adult… ... Continue Reading
Your Morning Brief: 5 things you need to know for today

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

Here are the top headlines in Kansas City for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019: Five Things You Need to Know INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Police are searching for a murder suspect. Officers were called about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday to a shooting call in the 2500 block of South Sterling Avenue. <a href="https://www.kctv5.com/news/police-search-murder-suspect-after-man-shot-killed-in-independence/article_d3570756-35ca-11e9-acb1-636f527df5b0.html" target="_blank">(more)</a> ST. LOUIS, MO… ... Continue Reading
Olathe man charged with killing 17-year-old in Overland Park

Olathe man charged with killing 17-year-old in Overland Park

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of an Overland Park teen. The Kansas City Star reports that court records show that Alan Hicks, of Olathe, is jailed on $1 million bond after he was taken into custody Wednesday night. He was charged last month with… ... Continue Reading
Top 5 mistakes parents make with their young athletes

Top 5 mistakes parents make with their young athletes

Kids can learn a lot of important life lessons by playing sports, but not if parents cause problems. ... Continue Reading
Missouri residents may see smaller tax refunds this season

Missouri residents may see smaller tax refunds this season

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Several Missouri tax payers have reached out with complaints that their tax refunds from the State of Missouri are taking longer to reach them. Others are asking why the amount of the refund is less than years past. Tax experts say families may experience a few surprises this tax season. Lance… ... Continue Reading
Royals' Gordon eager to play alongside new CF Hamilton

Royals' Gordon eager to play alongside new CF Hamilton

SURPRISE, AZ (AP) — With six-time Gold Glove winner Alex Gordon in left and speedy Lorenzo Cain in center, the Kansas City Royals' outfield defense ranked among the best in the majors for the six years they were together. That changed last season when Cain joined the Milwaukee Brewers. Royals manager Ned Yost started nine… ... Continue Reading
Icy conditions close ramp to EB I-435 at Holmes Road

Icy conditions close ramp to EB I-435 at Holmes Road

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The ramp from Holmes Roads to eastbound I-435 is temporarily closed due to icy conditions. Police say at least two crashes have already happened in the area Thursday morning. At least one wreck has caused injuries, but the extent of injuries is still unknown. Police have called for a salt… ... Continue Reading
FORECAST: Winter weather chances provide little break moving into weekend

FORECAST: Winter weather chances provide little break moving into weekend

Watch out for re-freezing on those roads to begin your Thursday. Temps are starting in the 20s this morning with a bit of patchy fog. Let the thawing begin this afternoon with sunshine and highs in the lower 40s today. ... Continue Reading
Doctors see spike in flu cases across Kansas City area

Doctors see spike in flu cases across Kansas City area

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- We are in peak flu season right now, but it is not as bad as last year’s record-breaking influenza epidemic. However, it might still be a good idea to get the flu shot if you haven’t already. Doctors at AdventHealth Centra Care in Overland Park are seeing an influx of… ... Continue Reading
GOP resistance means new Kansas governor off to rocky start

GOP resistance means new Kansas governor off to rocky start

TOPEKA, KS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's election created a national buzz about a possible shift to the left in Kansas politics, but many Republicans remain unimpressed and feel little pressure to take up her big initiatives. The GOP-dominated Legislature has yet to have committee hearings on her plan to expand the state's Medicaid… ... Continue Reading
Police search murder suspect after man shot, killed in Independence neighborhood

Police search murder suspect after man shot, killed in Independence neighborhood

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Police are searching for a murder suspect. Officers were called about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday to a shooting call in the 2500 block of South Sterling Avenue. When they arrived, they located a man dead inside the home. Numerous people have been detained, and police have information that others involved in the… ... Continue Reading
KU professor Kevin Willmott nominated for Oscar for work on 'BlacKkKlansman'

KU professor Kevin Willmott nominated for Oscar for work on 'BlacKkKlansman'

LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) -- When Kevin Willmott was a kid, he remembers watching the Oscars with his mom in the small town of Junction City, KS. On Sunday, the 61-year-old could win an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman.” The midpoint between Los Angeles and New York is near Lawrence, KS. Downtown is… ... Continue Reading
Kansas City native hopes to receive license to sell medical marijuana

Kansas City native hopes to receive license to sell medical marijuana

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- It’s an unusual business trip for Kendrick Kelly. “I came all the way out here from Virginia to learn more about this,” Kendrick Kelly, works in mental health, said. Kelly, a Kansas City native who hopes to plant a cannabis shop in the Show Me State after voters approved Amendment… ... Continue Reading
Video shows parents, hotel manager try to stop Kansas man accused of Michigan sex crimes

Video shows parents, hotel manager try to stop Kansas man accused of Michigan sex crimes

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Investigators say 33-year-old Scott Janner met a 13-year-old on Snapchat. He pretended to be 17 and convinced her to meet him outside her Michigan home. When they met face to face, she hesitated, and investigators say he pulled her into his car. Michigan investigators say Janner then drove her to… ... Continue Reading