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Bingham–Waggoner Estate volunteer attacked & carjacked

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) – Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a stabbing and carjacking suspect that occurred on Monday evening. Officers are investigating a stabbing and carjacking at the Bingham–Waggoner Estate, located at 313 W. Pacific Avenue in Independence that happened around 5:48 p.m. A City of Independence Parks, Recreation and Tourism… ... Continue Reading

President Trump’s tweet says ICE will begin removing millions of illegal aliens next week

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) – President Trump has said that starting next week, ICE will begin removing millions of illegal aliens. President Trump posted a tweet on Monday saying in part, “next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They… ... Continue Reading
Question One limits tax incentives for developers

Question One limits tax incentives for developers

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Voters will also weigh in on Question One, which proposes a cap on tax incentives. Question One is leading to strong feelings on both sides. One group is pushing <a href="https://www.kc-tifwatch.org/" target="_blank">for</a> a cap on tax incentives and another group is urging people to vote <a href="http://committeeforkcjobs.com/" target="_blank">no</a> on the… ... Continue Reading
Friends gather to honor to pair killed in Miami County crash

Friends gather to honor to pair killed in Miami County crash

Friends gathered in Miami County Monday to remember 17-year-old Jocelyn Razo and 22-year-old Brandon Guilfoyce-Pace after the two were killed in a crash on Saturday. ... Continue Reading

Police: Man arrested after human torso found inside car

(Meredith) – Police in Knoxville, Tennessee, have arrested a man after they say they found a torso in his car. <a href="https://www.wate.com/news/local-news/knoxville-man-arrested-after-human-torso-found-in-car/2081877321" target="_blank">According to WATE</a>, 29-year-old Dorrae Johnson was driving around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2019, when officers noticed him failing to maintain his lane on an interstate. Police stopped him, but said… ... Continue Reading

A former 'Mythbuster' built his own bulletproof Iron Man suit. It can fly, too.

Former "Mythbuster" Adam Savage just made the case to replace Tony Stark with his own functional bulletproof, flying Iron Man suit. For the first episode of his new Discovery series, "Savage Builds," Savage partnered with engineers to 3D-print a titanium suit that is modeled after vaunted <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/29/entertainment/avengers-endgame-marvel-phase-4-what-happens-next/index.html" target="_blank">Marvel superhero Iron Man</a>. To measure up… ... Continue Reading

MO AG sues Garden City for dismantling police force

GARDEN CITY, Mo. (AP/KCTV) — Attorney General Eric Schmitt has sued a western Missouri town whose elected leaders held a closed-door vote to dismantle the police force. Schmitt said Monday that the Garden City Board of Alderman's November 2018 vote to lay off seven officers was a violation of Missouri's Sunshine Law. He said in… ... Continue Reading

One dead after vehicle drives into Shawnee home

SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) – One person is dead following a crash where a pickup drove into a Shawnee home Monday afternoon. The crash happened around 4:20 p.m. in the 5500 block of Meadowsweet Lane. Crews responding to the scene said it was unsure at this time if the fatality involved someone in the vehicle or… ... Continue Reading

Trump admin considers temporary courts along the southern border

(CNN) - The Trump administration is considering building temporary courts along the southern border as part of an effort to expand its policy of returning some asylum seekers to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings, according to two administration officials. The US <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/07/politics/trump-tariffs-mexico-mike-pence/index.html" target="_blank">recently struck an agreement with Mexico</a> that included expanding… ... Continue Reading

Mayoral candidates spend final hours before election connecting with KC community

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Both Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas are using the last final hours of the Kansas City mayoral election to connect with the community. They’re out talking to people in the city, knocking on doors and hosting rallies to get voters excited heading into election day. Residents have seen the candidates… ... Continue Reading

Flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey reveal one possible effect of climate change, study says

(CNN) -- Climate change may lead to unlikely illnesses in unexpected places, new research suggests: In the past two years, five cases of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacterial infection spread by handling or eating contaminated seafood, have been tied to Delaware Bay, where water temperatures have been on the rise in recent years, according to… ... Continue Reading

HeroFundUSA supports injured Trenton officer

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- KCTV5 News is hearing positive details about the Trenton, Missouri police officer who was shot while transporting a prisoner. Another Trenton officer posted in a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/2072898836152250/" target="_blank">Facebook support page</a> for the injured officer, Jasmine Diab, saying just this morning she was able to sit in a chair and was no… ... Continue Reading

Bus riders concerned after video shows bus stop deadly crash at 67th and Troost

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- KCATA, which manages Kansas City’s buses, said it will rebuild the bus stop, but it doesn’t’ anticipate security changes, believing this to be an accident. 59-year-old Mark Hovey was sitting, waiting on a bus at 67th and Troost around 11:30 p.m. last Tuesday, when a Chevy Impala sped over the… ... Continue Reading
Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Three people were arrested and two guns were recovered,… ... Continue Reading
Doctors remove 10-inch knife that impaled Kansas boy’s face

Doctors remove 10-inch knife that impaled Kansas boy’s face

KANSAS CITY, KS (AP) -- Doctors removed a 10-inch knife that impaled a Kansas boy’s face when he fell while playing. Eli Gregg’s harrowing experience began late Thursday evening when he was playing outside his home in Redfield, about 10 miles from Fort Scott in southeast Kansas. His mother, Jimmy Russell, says she heard her… ... Continue Reading
Mother uses phone tracking app after daughter misses curfew, finds her pinned under a car

Mother uses phone tracking app after daughter misses curfew, finds her pinned under a car

(Meredith) - A mom in North Carolina used an app on her smartphone to help find her 17-year-old daughter, after the teen crashed down a ravine and became trapped under her car. Catrina Alexander said she knew something was wrong when her daughter, Macy Smith, missed curfew on June 7 and didn't call to check… ... Continue Reading

Couple use Twitter to rescue newborn girl abandoned on Indian garbage dump

(CNN) -- Vinod Kapri, an Indian filmmaker based in New Delhi, checks Twitter first thing every morning -- like virtually every journalist on the planet. On Friday, something amid the relentless stream of content caught his attention: a graphic video of a newborn baby, who was left abandoned on a garbage dump, naked and wailing.… ... Continue Reading

Raytown police ID teen killed in weekend shooting

RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) – Police in Raytown have now identified the victim of a weekend shooting at a park as a 17-year-old young woman from Kansas City. According to the Raytown Police Department, officers were called to the 5800 block of Lane Avenue near Sarah Colman-Livengood Park just after 12 a.m. Saturday on reports of… ... Continue Reading
Prince Harry celebrates first Father's Day

Prince Harry celebrates first Father's Day

Prince Harry celebrated his first Father's Day as a dad to baby Archie Harrison. ... Continue Reading

Topeka police apologize for Father's Day tweet

TOPEKA, KS (AP) -- Topeka police is apologizing for a Father's Day tweet that encouraged people to turn in fathers who have outstanding warrants. A screenshot of the tweet sent Sunday shows it says, in part, "Want to give him a Father's Day he'll never forget? Call TPD and we'll help your family make a… ... Continue Reading