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Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and CATHERINE LUCEYAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag - a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by… ... Continue Reading
Kansas City mayor to make controversial pre-K tax announcement

Kansas City mayor to make controversial pre-K tax announcement

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Kansas City Mayor Sly James plans to make an announcement about pre-kindergarten education on Friday and some in the metro have major concerns.The details of the announcement are still slim but KCTV5 News has learned that James will speak about a tax proposal for pre-K education.Some say the announcement will be… ... Continue Reading
The Latest: DC mayor says she got through to Trump on parade

The Latest: DC mayor says she got through to Trump on parade

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's military parade (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The mayor of Washington, D.C. is firing back at President Donald Trump, who blamed local officials for the "ridiculously high" cost of his proposed Veterans Day military parade. Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted Friday that she was the one who… ... Continue Reading
Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

By KATHLEEN FOODY and JONATHAN DREWAssociated Press FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life - of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children. She called her husband "my ROCK!" and said he was "the best dad us girls could ask for." But… ... Continue Reading
Vatican in 'shame and sorrow' over abuses in Pennsylvania

Vatican in 'shame and sorrow' over abuses in Pennsylvania

By FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse "criminally and morally reprehensible" and saying Pope Francis wants to eradicate "this tragic horror." In a written… ... Continue Reading
Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

By ERRIN HAINES WHACKAP National Writer Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality. "She not only… ... Continue Reading
The thrill and the truth of Aretha Franklin

The thrill and the truth of Aretha Franklin

By HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of her emotions. Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we… ... Continue Reading
China 'likely' training pilots to target US, Pentagon report says

China 'likely' training pilots to target US, Pentagon report says

Washington (CNN) China is actively developing its fleet of long-range bombers and "likely" training its pilots for missions targeting the US, according to a new Pentagon report."Over the last three years, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas, gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes… ... Continue Reading
Morning Joe: High School vocalists prepare for competition to support the arts in Kansas City

Morning Joe: High School vocalists prepare for competition to support the arts in Kansas City

High school vocalists from across the metro are getting ready to take the stage! They’re practicing for an intense singing competition, KC Superstar. In this week's edition of Morning Joe, KCTV5's Joe Chiodo sat down with competition organizer Felice Azorsky to talk about how the contest helps support the arts in Kansas City. Chiodo also sat down with Chloe… ... Continue Reading
Back-to-school: Keeping kids safe in organized sports

Back-to-school: Keeping kids safe in organized sports

As classes resume throughout the metro, many students have begun participating in organized sports. Doctors say the fall is when a majority of sports injuries occur. KCTV5 News spoke with Dr. Seth Oliphant about how parents and students can best prevent sports injuries. ... Continue Reading
As school year begins, all Johnson County schools partner with mental health department to combat teen suicide

As school year begins, all Johnson County schools partner with mental health department to combat teen suicide

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) The 2017-2018 school year was a tough one for teen suicides in Johnson County, KS.As a new school year gets underway, school leaders are doing something different to fight the growing problem.The Johnson County Mental Health Department says they have worked with individual schools in the past but say having all… ... Continue Reading
3 arrested after standoff near 45th and Tracy

3 arrested after standoff near 45th and Tracy

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Three people have been arrested after a standoff with police in Kansas City early Friday morning.The standoff started shortly after 1 a.m. when officers responded to a shooting/aggravated assault call in the 4500 block of Tracy Avenue.When they arrived, a man refused to leave a home and surrender to officers. Police… ... Continue Reading
Girl denied school lunch because she was short by 15 cents, mom says

Girl denied school lunch because she was short by 15 cents, mom says

(Meredith) – A Florida mother said her teen daughter spent an entire school day without a meal because the balance on her lunch account was negative 15 cents.Kimberly Aiken told WKMG-TV the incident happened on Tuesday -- the first day of her daughter’s sophomore year at University High School in Orange City.When the teen didn’t… ... Continue Reading
Woman dies after shooting near I-470 and View High Drive in Kansas City

Woman dies after shooting near I-470 and View High Drive in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Police in Kansas City say a woman has died after being shot late Thursday night.The shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. in the area of View High Drive and Interstate 470. When officers arrived, they found the woman lying on the ramp onto westbound I-470, suffering from gunshot wounds.The woman was taken to an area… ... Continue Reading
Royals beat Blue Jays 6-2 after long delay to split series

Royals beat Blue Jays 6-2 after long delay to split series

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) Lucas Duda homered, Rosell Herrera had three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 after a long rain delay Thursday night to split their four-game series.Royals relievers Brian Flynn, Kevin McCarthy, Brandon Maurer and Wily Peralta shut down the Blue Jays on three hits over the… ... Continue Reading
Judge finds conspiracy to kill Kim with VX, women to testify

Judge finds conspiracy to kill Kim with VX, women to testify

By EILEEN NGAssociated Press SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) - Two women accused in the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after a Malaysian judge found evidence they participated in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill, extending their murder trial until next year. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah and… ... Continue Reading
Afghan IS branch claims deadly attack on Shiites in Kabul

Afghan IS branch claims deadly attack on Shiites in Kabul

By AMIR SHAHAssociated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - As Afghanistan's Shiites mourned their dead and held funeral services Thursday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the horrific suicide bombing in Kabul that targeted a Shiite neighborhood the previous day, killing 34 students. Grieving families gathered to bury their dead but even amid the somber… ... Continue Reading
Olathe family’s minivan catches fire while driving; not covered by warranty

Olathe family’s minivan catches fire while driving; not covered by warranty

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) An Olathe family says they are disappointed in Toyota’s final response to a fire which totaled their 2017 Sienna minivan.“I have a warranty! It’s supposed to be under warranty,” Janna Klinkhardt said.Toyota says the fire is not covered under that bumper to bumper warranty because they can’t find any defect. In a… ... Continue Reading
Friends remember Craig Glazer, owner of Stanford's Comedy Club

Friends remember Craig Glazer, owner of Stanford's Comedy Club

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Craig Glazer, the owner of Stanford's Comedy Club in Kansas City, died Thursday, friends tell KCTV5 News. Glazer was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year. After launching in Westport in 1975, the club grew into one of the largest in the nation and attracted several well-known performers. Among those who performed there were Jerry Seinfield, Rosanne, Sam… ... Continue Reading
Chiefs, Falcons square off in second preseason game

Chiefs, Falcons square off in second preseason game

After a disappointing preseason opener, the Kansas City Chiefs look to rebound against the Atlanta Falcons.  ... Continue Reading