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FORECAST: KC metro under Winter Weather Advisory Sunday

FORECAST: KC metro under Winter Weather Advisory Sunday

It will likely be snowing as the Chiefs take on the Broncos on Sunday. ... Continue Reading
Moms Demand Action group gathers to pray for peace

Moms Demand Action group gathers to pray for peace

On Saturday, a group in Kansas City held a vigil not only to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting but victims of violence in KC, too. ... Continue Reading
Vigil held for man killed by police

Vigil held for man killed by police

A week and a half after a fatal shooting involving a Kansas City police officer, family and friends came together to remember the 26-year-old who was killed. ... Continue Reading

KC to see first significant snowfall of season

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- We are on the eve of our first significant snow storm of the season. The storm is starting to take shape over the Rockies and some light snow is in Nebraska and headed toward Kansas City. Light snow may be here before daybreak Sunday. This storm will likely come at us… ... Continue Reading

KDOT, MoDOT preparing for winter storm

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) – The transportation departments in both Kansas and Missouri are getting ready for a winter storm that’s approaching the KC metro. Starting at 6 a.m. Sunday, Kansas Highway Patrol will be towing abandoned cars from the shoulders of interstates and highways due to the amount of snow that is expected (abandoned cars… ... Continue Reading

KCFD deals with 3-alarm fire on Saturday morning

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Firefighters were working to put out a three-alarm fire in KC on Saturday morning. It happened before 6:40 a.m. at 1510 Prospect Ave., just south of Truman Road. It was an electrical fire that started where service comes to the business. The fire department has not said whether the building… ... Continue Reading

Affidavit: Wichita police outside house when woman stabbed

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man is accused of fatally stabbing his roommate with a knife up to 50 times while police outside his house could hear her begging him to stop, according to an affidavit released Friday. Jason McCaleb allegedly stabbed 28-year-old Devin Andrea Cook with “a folding blade knife” on Nov. 23,… ... Continue Reading
Porch pirate leaves snarky 'thank you' note for package theft victim

Porch pirate leaves snarky 'thank you' note for package theft victim

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Meredith) -- Package theft isn’t uncommon this time of year. One Minnesota woman found herself the victim of a porch pirate, and got a snarky note from the thief further rubbing salt in the wound. Hilary Smith bought a Christmas gift for her boss, but when she returned home to retrieve it,… ... Continue Reading

Man accused of assaulting woman, forcibly bathing her in tub

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Penn. (<a href="https://fox43.com/2019/12/13/middletown-man-accused-of-assaulting-woman-forcibly-bathing-her-in-tub/" target="_blank">WPMT</a>/Meredith) -- Police have charged a 37-year-old Pennsylvania man accused of assaulting a woman, then carrying her into a bathtub and forcibly bathing her in a November 27 incident. Tyler Ashenfelder is charged with aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, and false imprisonment, according to Middletown Borough Police. Police say Ashenfelder… ... Continue Reading

Millions spent to accommodate overflow in Kansas prisons

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prisons have exceeded their operating capacity and it will cost the state millions of dollars to send hundreds of prisoners to a privately owned and operated prison in Arizona. The Kansas Department of Corrections this month announced a contract with <a href="http://www.corecivic.com/" target="&mdash;blank">CoreCivic</a> to move inmates to Saguaro Correctional Center,… ... Continue Reading

Missouri agency wants $16M to increase government chatbots

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Government chatbots could soon be answering more questions from Missourians about their taxes or welfare if a proposal by an agency in Gov. Mike Parson's administration gains traction. The Office of Administration asked for about $16 million over the next three years to add more chatbots to the state's call… ... Continue Reading

St. Louis board votes to ban cat declawing

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis officials on Friday voted to ban local veterinarians from declawing cats, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch <a href="https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/st-louis-aldermen-pass-measure-to-prohibit-the-declawing-of/article%E2%80%9461abd295-c59a-5651-83ea-217aaedb75f5.html#tncms-source=infinity-scroll-summary-siderail-latest" target="&mdash;blank">reported</a>. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted 21-1 for an ordinance to end the practice among St. Louis vets. Declawing a cat involves slicing through bone to amputate the first segment… ... Continue Reading

Kansas Supreme Court getting new member, new chief justice

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will have a new member and a new chief justice next week. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly plans to have a Monday morning news conference to name a replacement for former Justice Lee Johnson, who retired in September. And Justice Marla Luckert is set to become the state… ... Continue Reading

US finally giving boot to official foot measurement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Change is afoot for the official measuring stick used to size up big places in America. The reason? There are actually two different definitions of the 12-inch measurement known as a foot. Some land surveyors use what’s known as the U.S. survey foot. Others use the definition that’s more accepted by the… ... Continue Reading

Body of 6-year-old Willa Rawlings found in Arizona after flash floods

TONTO BASIN, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Search crews found a body Friday belonging to a little girl who was swept away in floodwaters two weeks prior in the Tonto Basin area. Gila County Sheriff's officials say that the body of 6-year-old Willa Rawlings was recovered around 2:30 p.m. near the Indian Point area on the… ... Continue Reading

Kitten born without eyes seeking forever home for the holidays

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV/Meredith) – A kitten who’s had a challenging start in her life, including being blind, will hopefully find a family very soon. The kitten, a young female named Ilene, was transferred to the Oregon Humane Society after she was found cold, wet and wrapped in a bag in a pile of trash in… ... Continue Reading
Friday Night Flights: Green Room Burgers & Beer

Friday Night Flights: Green Room Burgers & Beer

When we heard the smallest brewery in Missouri is right here in the metro, we just had to go check it out. ... Continue Reading
Guns no longer allowed in St. Louis City parks

Guns no longer allowed in St. Louis City parks

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Guns now banned in St. Louis City parks

Guns now banned in St. Louis City parks

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson signed a bill Friday that bans guns in city parks. READ: <a href="https://www.kmov.com/news/alderwoman-seeks-to-ban-guns-in-st-louis-city-parks/article_14a9058c-f15b-11e9-90d5-53d49bec543f.html" target="_blank">Alderwoman seeks to ban guns in St. Louis City parks</a> Under the new ordinance, guns are not allowed in any city park, athletic field or recreational facility. It overrides a Missouri law that… ... Continue Reading
Kansas Citians share winter weather advice they are tired of hearing

Kansas Citians share winter weather advice they are tired of hearing

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- It’s been a while since Kansas City has seen a big snowfall, but we don’t want to repeat what you already know. So, KCTV5’s Betsy Webster asked Kansas Citians to separate the obvious from the useful. The sun was out on Friday, but snow is on the way. So, you’ll… ... Continue Reading