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FORECAST: Chance for scattered showers, storms with risk for flash flooding

FORECAST: Chance for scattered showers, storms with risk for flash flooding

Today is a Storm Track 5 Weather Alert Day. We are tracking a 60% chance for scattered showers and storms with the risk for flash flooding and highs near 73. ... Continue Reading
Life Time Fitness reopens with new guidelines

Life Time Fitness reopens with new guidelines

We are getting an inside look at a gym that just reopened for the first time in more than two months. Life Time Fitness has locations in Overland Park and Lenexa. ... Continue Reading
'There's so much unknown': Wedding industry hit hard by coronavirus crisis

'There's so much unknown': Wedding industry hit hard by coronavirus crisis

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Schedules wiped clean over the last three months for wedding vendors across the St. Louis area. Now, vendors are asking couples to get creative so they can help support their special day. Florists, photographers, DJs and make up artists in the wedding industry prepared for a peak wedding season to practically… ... Continue Reading

Massive rise in popularity for backyard pools

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- Memorial Day weekend is normally the opening for public pools, but many in our area are still closed. People must get a little more creative while public pools keep the cover on. The closures, while disappointing, are prompting people to plan their own staycations. Market Watch reports there is a massive… ... Continue Reading
Here are the stories we're keeping our eye on today

Here are the stories we're keeping our eye on today

EYE ON THE DAY: Americans observe Memorial Day and honor COVID-19 victims, the holiday weekend brought many out to beaches for the first time in 2020, and a plastic bubble that's helping seniors. ... Continue Reading
Missouri health director warns revelers: Virus is still here

Missouri health director warns revelers: Virus is still here

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s health director issued a dire warning Monday after photos and video showed Memorial Day weekend revelers partying close together: The coronavirus is still here, and the spreading of illnesses could have “long-lasting and tragic” results. One video on social media showed a crammed pool at Lake of the Ozarks, with… ... Continue Reading
FORECAST: Today is a Storm Track 5 Weather Alert Day

FORECAST: Today is a Storm Track 5 Weather Alert Day

Today is a Storm Track 5 Weather Alert Day. We are tracking a 60% chance for scattered showers and storms with the risk for flash flooding and highs near 73. ... Continue Reading

US communities face tough choices on opening public pools

MISSION, KS (AP) — Public pools will look very different this summer if they open at all with the coronavirus threat still looming, as teenage lifeguards will be tasked with maintaining social distancing and spotting COVID-19 symptoms in addition to their primary responsibility of preventing drownings. Pools that do plan to open will take precautions,… ... Continue Reading
KC mayor: Quarantine order for Ozarks travelers would be impossible to enforce

KC mayor: Quarantine order for Ozarks travelers would be impossible to enforce

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Fallout continues after a video showing massive parties at the Lake of the Ozarks spread online during the Memorial Day Weekend. Officials in St. Louis County, Mo., on Monday evening are telling anyone who was down in the Ozarks for the weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks. Kansas City Mayor… ... Continue Reading

Ozarks party goer: 'Jaw dropped' when seeing packed crowds

LAKE OF THE OZARKS (KCTV) -- A video showing packed bars and pools at The Lake of the Ozarks grabbed the attention of many on this Memorial Day Weekend. KCTV5's Amy Anderson spoke to a Blue Springs woman who was a part of the crowd. “We were walking down and when we got closer and… ... Continue Reading

In shadow of uncertainty, Fort Leavenworth hosts Memorial Day

LEAVENWORTH, KS. (KCTV) --- Fort Leavenworth had to make a few changes this year, but they still paused to reflect on those lost. Military families came to the fort to honor their loved ones and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. "It's special to think of them on this day and think of those… ... Continue Reading

Line of customers await opening as Hollywood Casino reopens its doors

KANSAS CITY, KS. (KCTV) --- A line awaited the reopening of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway on Monday morning. The casino last week announced they would reopen after it was closed for over two months due to the coronavirus crisis. There's no poker room or table games yet, but slot machines were available for… ... Continue Reading

Steady stream of shoppers arrive at The Legends Outlets in KCK

KANSAS CITY, KS. (KCTV) --- A steady crowd of shoppers visited stores that opened at The Legends on Monday. Corporate decisions left some of the KCK shopping mall's stores closed, but some did reopen. The complex has guidelines posted on how to shop safely and hand sanitizer stations have been placed all around the facility.… ... Continue Reading

Tornado warning issued for counties north of metro allowed to expire

UPDATE: The warning has been allowed to expire. ORIGINAL STORY: A tornado warning has been issued for northwestern Platte County, southwestern Buchanan County and southeastern Doniphan County. There have been no confirmed tornadoes reported yet. The storms that resulted in the warning are not expected to threaten the immediate metro area. The warning is in… ... Continue Reading

179 new coronavirus cases reported in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV) --- The State of Missouri added 179 coronavirus cases on Monday, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The state has lost 685 residents to COVID-19. Four deaths were reported over the weekend. ... Continue Reading

Man wounded in shooting by 2 Kansas City, Kansas officers

KANSAS CITY, KS (AP) -- A man was hospitalized after being shot by two Kansas City, Kansas, police officers early Monday, police said. The officers were patrolling near an apartment complex near South 71st Terrace and Kansas Avenue when they spotted a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Leavenworth. An apartment resident then… ... Continue Reading
Top headlines for Monday, May 25, 2020

Top headlines for Monday, May 25, 2020

Here are your headlines from KCTV5 News and your Storm Track 5 forecast update for Monday, May 25, 2020 ... Continue Reading

Police investigating Sunday night shooting near Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and Leeds Trafficway

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Police are investigating after one person was shot Sunday night. Officers were called to Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and Leeds Trafficway around 9:15 for a shooting call. When they arrived on the scene, they located a man with life-threatening injuries and transported him to a local hospital. There is no… ... Continue Reading
Gem Theater hosts

Gem Theater hosts "Jazzy Jamdemic"

WATCH: Sunday was the first of a new, free concert series bringing pure Kansas City jazz straight from the Gem Theater into your home! ... Continue Reading

Lee's Summit teen looking for stolen car he repaired himself

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -- A Lee’s Summit teenager wants everyone to be on the lookout for his car. He bought it and fixed it up all on his own only for it to be stolen from the street outside his house. Landon Godwin, 15, can’t count how many lawns he’s mowed across Lee’s Summit.… ... Continue Reading