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AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

By RUSSELL CONTRERASAssociated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so . Throughout American history, during times of war… ... Continue Reading
Body of missing 26-year-old woman found in Belton

Body of missing 26-year-old woman found in Belton

BELTON, MO (KCTV) UPDATE: The Belton Police Department says the body of Jessica Parsons has been found. The body was discovered just north of Main Street. -----Police are looking for a Belton woman that hasn't been seen or heard from since Sunday night. Investigators say 26-year-old Jessica N. Parsons could be in danger. She last had communication via text message… ... Continue Reading
Accidental fire in Shawnee causes $1 million worth of damage

Accidental fire in Shawnee causes $1 million worth of damage

SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) The Shawnee Fire Department says a fire that forced 22 people to evacuate an apartment building early Wednesday morning was accidental. The fire started at about 2:14 a.m. in a building at the Hampton Woods Apartment Homes, located at 16955 W. 68th Street.It caused about $1 million worth of damage. Flames were seen shooting from the building's… ... Continue Reading
Community comes together to say goodbye to fallen Wyandotte County deputies

Community comes together to say goodbye to fallen Wyandotte County deputies

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) The Wyandotte community is coming together Wednesday evening to say goodbye to a pair of Wyandotte County deputies killed in the line of duty.Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were killed Friday while transferring a prisoner. Authorities say the inmate apparently overpowered the deputies in a gated area behind the courthouse and shot them… ... Continue Reading
GRAPHIC: Video shows man punting cat on Kansas City football field

GRAPHIC: Video shows man punting cat on Kansas City football field

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) City officials are investigating a video that appears to show a man gleefully punting a cat on a Kansas City high school football field.The video was obtained through social media by the principal at Center High School who then brought it to the city's attention.WARNING: The attached video may be graphic to some… ... Continue Reading
AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

AMC Theatres unveils $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

NEW YORK (AP) AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, has unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the flagging MoviePass.The theater chain on Wednesday announced a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. That's more expensive… ... Continue Reading
New details: Kansas City police kill woman spotted with a sword

New details: Kansas City police kill woman spotted with a sword

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) A standoff in Kansas City ended with a woman's death. Police say they had to use lethal force to end the situation. The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Ashley Fulkerson.Officers were in the area of Northeast 38th and Jackson streets about 1:30 p.m. Friday doing proactive work to combat criminal and… ... Continue Reading
Police ID men killed by officers in downtown Kansas City

Police ID men killed by officers in downtown Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Two people are dead following an officer-involved shooting in downtown Kansas City. Shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a disturbance and sound of shots at Barney Allis Plaza at 12th and Wyandotte streets.The caller reported two men fighting with a gun, possibly over a golf cart.A preliminary investigation showed that before… ... Continue Reading
Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation

Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together in detention after they are detained crossing the border illegally, according to two people familiar with her thinking. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the effort before… ... Continue Reading
Complete list of Fourth of July fireworks celebrations in your neighborhood

Complete list of Fourth of July fireworks celebrations in your neighborhood

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Here is a list of fireworks, festivals and other Independence Day events in cities across the metro area. If your city has a display or event that we don't have listed here, please send an email to us with details.KC RiverFestKC RiverFest is the premiere Independence Day celebration in the region, located at beautiful… ... Continue Reading
12-year-old girl killed herself because of relentless bullying, lawsuit says

12-year-old girl killed herself because of relentless bullying, lawsuit says

(Meredith) – The parents of a 12-year-old girl in New Jersey filed a lawsuit, claiming their daughter’s middle school failed to take any significant action to stop the bullying that led to her suicide.Dianne Grossman said a group of girls at Copeland Middle School in Rockaway tormented her daughter, Mallory, for months.She said the bullies… ... Continue Reading
Autopsy released for Kansas man killed in swatting case

Autopsy released for Kansas man killed in swatting case

WICHITA, KS (AP) Sedgwick County authorities say a man who died after being shot by a Wichita police officer in a "swatting" case had no drugs or alcohol in his system.The county's autopsy shows 28-year-old Andrew Finch died in December from a single gunshot wound.Officers were responding to a report of a shooting and kidnapping… ... Continue Reading
Billboard telling liberals to get out of Texas goes viral

Billboard telling liberals to get out of Texas goes viral

(Meredith) – A billboard telling liberals to leave the state of Texas is causing a stir on social media.The message on the billboard reads: “Liberals, please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.”Kyle Mccallie posted a photo of the billboard on Monday, and it’s garnered more than 1,000 likes and… ... Continue Reading
Man with gun tattooed on forehead arrested for unlawful carrying of firearm

Man with gun tattooed on forehead arrested for unlawful carrying of firearm

GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina/Meredith) -- Greenville police said a man who has an image of a gun tattooed on his forehead now has a charge against him for carrying the real thing.Police said Michael Vines is federally prohibited from possessing a firearm, but officers said firefighters saw him tossing a loaded .38-caliber revolver into the… ... Continue Reading
President Trump hugged the American flag. Is that against flag etiquette?

President Trump hugged the American flag. Is that against flag etiquette?

(Meredith) – President Trump ended his speech on Tuesday before the National Federation of Independent Business by literally embracing the American flag with a giant hug.[Video: President Trump hugs American flag on stage]But is hugging the flag against American flag etiquette and the U.S. Flag Code? According to the rules and regulations provided by USA.gov and… ... Continue Reading
Tip leads investigators to stolen vehicles in suspected chop shop in Independence

Tip leads investigators to stolen vehicles in suspected chop shop in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) A number of stolen vehicles were found inside a suspected 'chop shop' in Independence. When officers inspected a storage lot, they found dismantled vehicles with VIN numbers missing. Among them was the truck that belonged to Brian Sollars, who posted a picture of his stolen 2012 GMC online on the Stolen KC Facebook page.Sollars… ... Continue Reading
Escobar's consecutive streak as Royals' SS to end

Escobar's consecutive streak as Royals' SS to end

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar's streak of making 406 consecutive starts as the Kansas City Royals shortstop is about to end.Manager Ned Yost said he plans to play Adalberto Mondesi, 22, a couple of days a week at shortstop. Escobar, 31, has been the Royals everyday shortstop since 2011 after being acquired from… ... Continue Reading
Police: Mom caught son in bed with middle school counselor

Police: Mom caught son in bed with middle school counselor

BEDFORD, Texas (KDAF/Meredith) -- A now-former HEB school counselor has been arrested after a student's mother caught the woman in bed with her teenage son, police say.Shannon Hathaway, who was a 33-year-old counselor at Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD's Harwood Junior High School, was booked into the Tarrant County Jail on Thursday, accused of improper relationship between educator… ... Continue Reading
Man who tried to lure teen to sex romp with chicken Alfredo & Sprite has been sentenced

Man who tried to lure teen to sex romp with chicken Alfredo & Sprite has been sentenced

AUSTINTOWN, OH (FOX Carolina) A judge has handed down a sentence for the Ohio man who thought he was courting an underage boy online but was really chatting with an undercover police officer.Albert Maruna IV was sentenced seven days in county jail and 120 days on house arrest, according to WKBN.Maruna was arrested in December 2017… ... Continue Reading

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