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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
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
Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

(AP/Meredith) — After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them.He longed for the simple things, he said, like telling his girls to eat their dinner and gazing at them as they curled up to watch cartoons."Last night, I… ... 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
Photo of newborn baby surrounded by IVF syringes going viral

Photo of newborn baby surrounded by IVF syringes going viral

(WTOL) - A photo of a newborn baby is going viral for a very special reason.Packer Family Photography, located out of Glendale, Arizona, snapped this picture for a new mother:Packer Family PhotographyThe baby is surrounded by the in vitro fertilization syringes used by her mother.The mother said she had the baby after, "4 years, 7… ... Continue Reading
Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

By KATHLEEN FOODY and JONATHAN DREWAssociated Press FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them. He longed for the simple things, he said, like telling his girls to eat their dinner and gazing at… ... Continue Reading
Men threaten to kill woman's mom in phone scam

Men threaten to kill woman's mom in phone scam

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) -- Police are investigating an elaborate phone scam that cost an Encinitas woman $1,400.Lauren Kennedy says she was driving to work Wednesday morning when she received a phone call around 8:30 a.m. She says she had just gotten off the phone with her mother when all of a sudden, she was calling… ... 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
Inmate facing new charges in prison guard's hammer death

Inmate facing new charges in prison guard's hammer death

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A man in prison for murder has been indicted in the death of a Minnesota prison guard who was killed with a hammer.A grand jury returned the indictment on first-degree murder charges Tuesday against Edward Muhammad Johnson, 42. He's accused of killing Department of Corrections Officer Joseph Gomm at the Stillwater… ... Continue Reading
Police: Man charged with rape claims he was sleepwalking

Police: Man charged with rape claims he was sleepwalking

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP/Meredith) — Police say a Georgia man accused of crawling into bed with his son's girlfriend and attempting to have sex with her said he'd been sleepwalking.Citing a police report, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 54-year-old Ricardo Arturo Cole Sr. was arrested on a rape charge Wednesday.The victim was asleep April 8 in a home that her boyfriend… ... Continue Reading
Pentagon postpones Trump's military parade

Pentagon postpones Trump's military parade

(CNN) -- The Department of Defense says the military parade originally scheduled for Veterans Day will be postponed."The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America's military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I," Defense Department spokesman Col. Rob Manning said Thursday in a statement Thursday. "We… ... Continue Reading
I-635 southbound closes in KCK following police pursuit

I-635 southbound closes in KCK following police pursuit

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) Interstate 635 southbound near State Avenue was closed in KCK following the conclusion of a police pursuit in the area.Officers began the chase after they realized the vehicle had been reported stolen.The vehicle had been taken from the area of N. 43rd Street and Haskell Avenue. At some point, the pursuit ended up… ... Continue Reading
UPDATE: Police confirm bodies found at Longview Lake are those of 2 missing men

UPDATE: Police confirm bodies found at Longview Lake are those of 2 missing men

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) UPDATE 8/16: Family and police confirm the bodies discovered belong to Keith Wasmer and Michael Brewer. PREVIOUS COVERAGE:Family members fear two bodies discovered in a wooded area near Longview Lake could belong to two men who have been missing for nine days.Loved ones last heard from  Michael Brewer and Keith Wasmer on… ... Continue Reading
Chiefs vs. Falcons: Three things to watch

Chiefs vs. Falcons: Three things to watch

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) After a 10-6 season that included an AFC West championship and head coach Andy Reid’s fifth-straight season with at least nine wins, it should come as no surprise that Chiefs fans were ready for football to come out of hibernation last week -- even if only for a preseason game.Kansas City’s… ... Continue Reading
Man sentenced to up to 7 years in prison in 2016 death of Kansas City cyclist

Man sentenced to up to 7 years in prison in 2016 death of Kansas City cyclist

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) A Jackson County judge has sentenced the man charged in the killing of a Kansas City bicyclist to serve up to seven years in prison.Joseph Lasala, 32, was sentenced Thursday after he pleaded guilty to felony first-degree involuntary manslaughter for being under the influence of a controlled substance when he fatally struck… ... Continue Reading
Police seek 2 persons of interest after man killed in shooting near 35th and Prospect

Police seek 2 persons of interest after man killed in shooting near 35th and Prospect

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Police are looking for two people in connection to a deadly shooting that happened in Kansas City late Tuesday night.The shooting happened before midnight in the 3500 block of Prospect Avenue.When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.Police later identified the victim as Jerel Price, 27.No arrests… ... Continue Reading
New challenge encourages customers to leave 100% tip on restaurant bill

New challenge encourages customers to leave 100% tip on restaurant bill

(Meredith) – A new trend is encouraging people to leave a 100% tip on their restaurant bills.The “tip the bill challenge” emerged on Twitter earlier this month to show support for restaurant workers.As part of the challenge, customers tip big and upload a photo of their check with the hashtag “TipTheBill” or “TipTheBillChallenge.” Servers are… ... Continue Reading