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Charlie Hooper’s to reopen on Friday

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Charlie Hooper’s is back. The Brookside mainstay was closed for months due to a fire and they’re reopening their doors on Friday. A kitchen fire evacuated Charlie Hooper’s on June 16. They expected to be open quickly. Now, finally it’s happening. Charlie Hooper’s really is an institution in Brookside. It’s… ... Continue Reading

Microplastics in drinking water 'don't appear to pose health risk,' WHO says

(CNN) -- They may be in our <a href="https://cnn.com/2019/08/19/world/microplastics-sargasso-sea-north-atlantic-intl/index.html" target="_blank">oceans</a>, <a href="https://cnn.com/2019/06/24/health/plastic-pollution-rivers-oceans-scn-intl/index.html" target="_blank">rivers</a> and <a href="https://cnn.com/2019/08/15/world/microplastics-arctic-snow-alps-study-scr-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">ice</a> but there's little evidence to suggest that microplastics in the water we drink pose a risk to our health. In its first review on the health risks of plastic in tap and bottled water, the World Health Organization… ... Continue Reading
Patrick Mahomes meets Brett Favre

Patrick Mahomes meets Brett Favre

This week, Patrick Mahomes got a chance to meet Brett Favre and talk quarterbacking. ... Continue Reading
Child stopped by fake officer in Grandview

Child stopped by fake officer in Grandview

Grandview police said someone pretending to be an officer approached a boy around 6:45 a.m. ... Continue Reading
FORECAST: Rain will mostly stay south of KC tonight

FORECAST: Rain will mostly stay south of KC tonight

Rain chances will mainly favor areas south of the metro tonight, but there is still a slim chance that a shower could stray away from southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri and end up in our area. ... Continue Reading
The T-Bones are still acquiring new players

The T-Bones are still acquiring new players

The team is being kicked out of their KCK stadium, but they don't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. ... Continue Reading

Concerns increase about safety of vaping

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- The rise in teens being hospitalized because of vaping is causing concern in the KC metro. Now, one local health agency wants doctors to call in with information. Doctors at the University of Kansas Medical School are trying to figure out what to do about vaping. Their machine is breathing… ... Continue Reading

Nestle to lay off 85 workers in KCK

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) – According to the state’s online Worker Adjustment &amp; Retraining Notification Act, the Nestle location in KCK is going to lay off 85 workers. This affects employees at the 1601 Fairfax Trafficway location, which distributes Dreyer's ice cream and DiGiorno Pizza. WARN is a federal law which requires employers to provide… ... Continue Reading

Man fatally crushed by elevator in Manhattan building

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say an elevator accident in a New York city high-rise has killed a man who was apparently pinned between the elevator car and the shaft. It happened around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in a high-end rental building on Third Avenue in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. Police and building inspectors… ... Continue Reading

Locals protest arrest of man in KC

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- We have an update to breaking news that happened on Wednesday. We were live with Chopper 5 over the scene at 35th and Prospect around 4 p.m. where nearly half a dozen police cars were present. On Thursday, we were learning more about the man arrested in the middle of… ... Continue Reading

Judge: Law used to prosecute employers of undocumented immigrants is unconstitutional

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) – A Kansas City federal judge has ruled that a certain law the government uses to prosecute employers of undocumented immigrants is unconstitutional. It’s a case that could have some big implications. Right now, the defense attorneys in this case are waiting to see if the government will appeal that ruling… ... Continue Reading

KFC reignites the fast food wars with mac and cheese bowls

(CNN) - The chicken sandwich war is over. The latest fast food feud is all about mac and cheese. Just weeks after Chick-fil-A rolled out its new mac and cheese side, KFC is debuting a new mac and cheese of its own -- but not as a side dish. KFC is topping its classic mac… ... Continue Reading

Family mourns after teen is fatally shot, girl is injured

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Zavion Hall, 17, was killed in front of his home Wednesday night at 44th and Cypress. His younger sister, Jazmine, was wounded. Police said she was younger than 10. People on their street are horrified that someone would take aim at two young people like that. Family members told us… ... Continue Reading

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her earlier songs

(CNN) -- Taylor Swift wasn't happy when Scooter Braun purchased the rights to her old songs and now it sounds like she has a plan to do something about it. In an interview set to air on "CBS Sunday Morning" this weekend, the superstar singer said she will re-record those earlier tunes. Back in June,… ... Continue Reading

Kansas launches prison book policy, strikes banned book list

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas state prisons chief has abolished a list of 7,000 banned books and adopted a policy that allows for the review and appeal of confiscated publications. Jeff Zmuda became the Department of Corrections acting secretary last month. Under Zmuda's policy adopted July 30, mailroom employees flag questionable publications for a… ... Continue Reading

Jefferson City man charged with threatening mass shooting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jefferson City police say a 26-year-old man has been charged with making a terrorist threat. Brian Groner, of Jefferson City, was charged Thursday with posting the threats on his Facebook page. The <a href="http://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2019/aug/22/jefferson-city-man-charged-making-terrorist-threat/791805/" target="_blank">Jefferson City News-Tribune reports</a> a probable cause statement says Groner's posts included "''Your Next Mass Shooter.… ... Continue Reading

Commuters waste an average of 54 hours a year stalled in traffic, study says

(CNN) -- Rush hour is dead. Traffic is forever. You live in your car now. <a href="https://static.tti.tamu.edu/tti.tamu.edu/documents/mobility-report-2019.pdf" target="_blank">A new report</a> has confirmed what we already deduce every morning when we rot in the highway merge lane. People waste countless hours of their precious lives in rush-hour backups, and traffic has gotten so bad in major… ... Continue Reading

CDC warns of deadly drug-resistant salmonella

(CNN) -- A deadly strain of salmonella that has sickened more than 250 people may not respond to the antibiotics commonly prescribed to treat the foodborne infection, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In its <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6833a1.htm?s_cid=mm6833a1_w" target="_blank">Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report</a> published on Thursday, the CDC said that from June… ... Continue Reading

Royals drop game they started 2 weeks ago to Red Sox 5-4

BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday to complete the weather-suspended game that began Aug. 7. The original contest was halted after a 1 hour, 49 minute-rain delay early on Aug. 8 with… ... Continue Reading

Court: Attorney can't claim immunity in Floyd Bledsoe case

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a former Kansas county prosecutor does not have absolute immunity in lawsuits filed by a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison for a murder his brother later confessed to committing in a suicide note. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on… ... Continue Reading