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K-State forward Wade could miss 8 weeks with tendon tear

K-State forward Wade could miss 8 weeks with tendon tear

MANHATTAN, KS (AP) - Kansas State forward Dean Wade has a partial tear of a tendon in his right foot and could miss up to eight weeks, putting his availability for the rest of the season in question. Wade hurt the foot in last Saturday's win over Georgia State. The preseason Big 12 player of… ... Continue Reading
Kansas woman's life changed forever by routine trip to dentist

Kansas woman's life changed forever by routine trip to dentist

A routine procedure left a young woman from Kansas fighting for her life. What followed brings us a story of faith, love and, you might even say, a Christmas miracle. ... Continue Reading
Kansas City leaders disagree on plan to create more pre-K programs

Kansas City leaders disagree on plan to create more pre-K programs

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City leaders overwhelmingly agree that there is a need for more early childhood education. But they can't agree on the best way to get it done. Everyone who has a seat at the table in a discussion on Tuesday believes there need to be more pre-k programs in Kansas… ... Continue Reading
Town expresses thanks to Greenwood officers who saved infant after dad reports drowning

Town expresses thanks to Greenwood officers who saved infant after dad reports drowning

GREENWOOD, MO (KCTV) -- One day after Greenwood police officers rescued a 6-month-old from a pond, her father faced a judge, accused of putting her in the water to drown. The infant is in the thoughts of people in Greenwood and so are those officers. People in town are relieved that the little girl is… ... Continue Reading
Belton Mayor’s Christmas Tree re-decorating ceremony scheduled after vandals destroy it

Belton Mayor’s Christmas Tree re-decorating ceremony scheduled after vandals destroy it

BELTON, MO (KCTV) -- The Grinch struck early in Belton. Friday night, someone did over a $1,000 of damage to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree. They destroyed shatter-proof ornaments and stole others. The tree itself was also damaged. Park workers were out Tuesday trying to pick up some of the pieces. Even though it's disappointing, City… ... Continue Reading
Man sentenced for role in drug ring run out of Kansas City, KS barbershop

Man sentenced for role in drug ring run out of Kansas City, KS barbershop

KANSAS CITY, KS (AP) — A 38-year-old man who was part of a drug ring that operated out of a barbershop has been sentenced to four years and four months in federal prison. Jason Bell, who pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced Tuesday for his role in the $4 million drug ring… ... Continue Reading
Missouri governor wants law for online sales tax collections

Missouri governor wants law for online sales tax collections

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Tuesday that he wants to enact a law enabling the state to collect millions of dollars of new tax revenue from out-of-state retailers who sell things to Missouri residents. The new online sales tax provision will be part of Parson's agenda for the legislative session… ... Continue Reading

Missouri governor wants law for online sales tax collections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Tuesday that he wants to enact a law enabling the state to collect millions of dollars of new tax revenue from out-of-state retailers who sell things to Missouri residents. The new online sales tax provision will be part of Parson's agenda for the legislative session… ... Continue Reading
Students upset after Kansas City college suddenly closes

Students upset after Kansas City college suddenly closes

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Hundreds of people are suddenly out of a job and thousands more out of money and diplomas. This is after Vatterott College abruptly announced its closure Monday. Tuesday, the doors are locked, and students don’t know if they’ll get any credit for the work and money they put into the… ... Continue Reading
Deputies: Large number of stolen tools, heavy equipment recovered at Blue Springs rental company

Deputies: Large number of stolen tools, heavy equipment recovered at Blue Springs rental company

BLUE SPRINGS, MO (KCTV) -- Authorities are investigating after a search warrant uncovered a large number of stolen tools and stolen heavy equipment at a Blue Springs rental company. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called Tuesday to Anderson's Rental & Sales located at 26305 SW Wyatt Rd. just… ... Continue Reading
Kansas City man critically injured after struck by car on Hwy. 71

Kansas City man critically injured after struck by car on Hwy. 71

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A man sustained life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a car on U.S. Highway 71. Edwin Templeton was hit sometime before 6:30 a.m. Monday while crossing Truman Road. Templeton was coming to work at Heartland Center for Behavioral Change. "It is with great sadness that the staff at Heartland… ... Continue Reading
Prairie Village passes ordinance to shield LGBTQ residents

Prairie Village passes ordinance to shield LGBTQ residents

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS (AP) - The Prairie Village City Council has approved an ordinance that shields LGBTQ individuals from many types of discrimination within the city. The council's unanimous approval on Monday night came after more than three months of sometimes contentious public debate on the issue. The Kansas City Star reports that the measure… ... Continue Reading
Kansas City police seek help locating missing 13-year-old girl

Kansas City police seek help locating missing 13-year-old girl

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Police are seeking help locating a missing 13-year-old girl. Samantha Ford was last seen at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 5500 block of Harrison Street. Her family is concerned for her well-being. She was wearing a cream colored coat and blue jogging pants. Samantha’s family is concerned for her well-being.… ... Continue Reading
Royals sign speedy OF Gore to split contract for next season

Royals sign speedy OF Gore to split contract for next season

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) -- The Royals signed outfielder Terrance Gore to a split contract for next season on Tuesday, giving them yet another speedster to join what could be baseball's fastest roster next season. Gore, traded by the Royals to the Cubs for cash last August, will make $650,000 in the majors and $350,000… ... Continue Reading
Vatterott College system closes all 15 campuses

Vatterott College system closes all 15 campuses

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - A for-profit college that operates several Midwestern campuses has suddenly closed, citing mounting financial problems. Vatterott Education Centers closed on Monday. In a letter to students, the suburban St. Louis-based college cited a U.S. Department of Education decision to limit Vatterott's participation in federal financial aid programs. "Vatterott is unable… ... Continue Reading
Learn how to wrap gifts like a pro

Learn how to wrap gifts like a pro

Tom Witzofsky from <a href="http://www.papersource.com" target="_blank">Paper Source</a> joined us in studio with tips on how to do it perfectly. ... Continue Reading
'Laverne & Shirley' star, 'Big' director Penny Marshall dies

'Laverne & Shirley' star, 'Big' director Penny Marshall dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Penny Marshall, the trailblazing director of smash-hit big-screen comedies such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own" who first indelibly starred in the top-rated sitcom "Laverne &amp; Shirley," has died. She was 75. Michelle Bega, a spokeswoman for the Marshall family, said Tuesday that Marshall died in her Los Angeles… ... Continue Reading
Live longer and stay healthier

Live longer and stay healthier

Dr. Stephen Salanski with <a href="http://www.PartnersInPrimaryCare.com" target="_blank">Partners in Primary Care</a> stopped by to explain why it’s important to schedule your annual visit with a Primary Care Physician, especially for seniors. ... Continue Reading
Kansas troopers shoot 15-year-old who attacked woman, fled on horseback

Kansas troopers shoot 15-year-old who attacked woman, fled on horseback

SMITH CENTER, KS (AP) - Authorities say investigators shot and wounded a 15-year-old after he attacked a woman, fled on horseback and then fired on law enforcement in Kansas. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Smith County sheriff's deputies responded to a rural home on Saturday where a 66-year-old woman reported being restrained, beaten and… ... Continue Reading
Former US attorney for Kansas considers run for senate seat

Former US attorney for Kansas considers run for senate seat

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) - Former U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom has talked to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee about a possible run for Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' seat. The Kansas City Star reports that Grissom confirmed Monday that he's been considering a 2020 run as a Democrat for roughly a year. Although he's not… ... Continue Reading