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First Friday gets creative, goes online

First Friday gets creative, goes online

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Instead of crowds walking through galleries, visiting vendors, restaurants, bars, and food trucks, First Friday in the Crossroads Arts District was celebrated online tonight. A Zoom meeting was able to bring members of the local arts community together while remaining distant. All around the metro, artists’ works are inside temporarily… ... Continue Reading
Lessons for today from the Spanish Flu of 1918

Lessons for today from the Spanish Flu of 1918

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- Many people have been comparing the Coronavirus pandemic to the Spanish Flu of 1918, where 675,000 people died in America and millions died around the world. Many believe the first case was in Kansas. One theory is that the flu began in farm country in Haskell County near the Oklahoma and… ... Continue Reading
Friday Night Flights: Local companies doing what they can to help during pandemic

Friday Night Flights: Local companies doing what they can to help during pandemic

Local brewing and distilling companies are giving back to the community while offering you a chance to help our neighbors in need. Need a ride after your night out? Please use one of the following resources <a href="https://www.uber.com/" target="_blank">Uber</a><a href="https://www.lyft.com/" target="_blank">Lyft</a><a href="https://ridekc.org/" target="_blank">Ride KC</a><a href="https://www.ztrip.com/10-10-taxi/" target="_blank">Z-Trip</a> If you need help overcoming challenges with alcohol, please… ... Continue Reading
How to enjoy the outdoors and still socially distance

How to enjoy the outdoors and still socially distance

We're going to have some nice weather this weekend, but how can you enjoy it and also stay safe? ... Continue Reading
FORECAST: Warmer temperatures will return soon

FORECAST: Warmer temperatures will return soon

Friday wasn't very much fun, but that pleasant weather will be returning our way soon. ... Continue Reading
Top headlines for April 3, 2020

Top headlines for April 3, 2020

Here are your headlines from KCTV5 News and your Storm Track 5 forecast update for April 3, 2020. ... Continue Reading

Wyandotte County authorities ‘stepping up’ enforcement of stay at home order

WYANDOTTE COUNTY, KS (KCTV) – The authorities in Wyandotte County said they are “stepping up” their enforcement of the stay at home order and violators will be subject to a $500 fine. This starts today and applies to Kansas City, Kansas, too. Under the order, “residents are required to stop participating in non-essential activities, and… ... Continue Reading

Man fatally shot outside Independence apartment complex

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) – The Independence Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened on Friday afternoon. The fatal shooting happened around 1 p.m. in the 300 block of Sundown Drive. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been fatally shot outside an apartment complex there. A person of interest has been taken… ... Continue Reading
KC charity shares toilet paper with other groups

KC charity shares toilet paper with other groups

Hundreds of rolls of toilet paper were given away Friday, destined for families that really need them, as <a href="https://www.shelterkc.org/" target="_blank">Shelter KC</a> shared a warehouse full of rolls it had from a 2018 event. ... Continue Reading

Clinton residents react to Gov. Parson's stay at home order

CLINTON, MO (KCTV) -- The map below shows the number of cases in every Missouri county. The darker colors show the larger numbers, which are around St. Louis and Kansas City. Meanwhile, other areas have only a handful of confirmed cases. For example, in Henry County there's been only one confirmed case and that resulted… ... Continue Reading

Hobby Lobby temporarily closing stores starting tonight due to COVID-19

(KCTV) -- After facing pushback for staying open, Hobby Lobby said today that they will be temporarily closing their stores starting Friday, April 3 at 8 p.m. They said "nearly all store employees" will be furloughed. They also said "a large portion" of corporate and distribution employees will be, too. Hobby Lobby said the stores… ... Continue Reading

Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order to curb virus

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Friday, meaning Missouri has joined about 40 other states already requiring residents to avoid going out except for essential purposes. The order came as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Missouri reached 2,113, up 279, or 15%, from Thursday. The number… ... Continue Reading
Local family officially adopts child via Zoom call with judge

Local family officially adopts child via Zoom call with judge

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Even though staying home has created a series of hurdles in business and government, some things like seeing a judge just can't wait. On Friday, KCTV5’s Nathan Vickers spoke with a family who had waited for years to call a child their own. There has always been love at home… ... Continue Reading

Gov. Parson orders stay-at-home order for Missouri effective Monday

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) – Governor Mike Parson is now ordering Missourians to stay at home as the state attempts to limit the spread of the coronavirus. In his speech Friday, Parson said the order would go into effect Monday at 12:01 a.m. and run at least through April 24. Under <a href="https://www.kctv5.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/4/bd/4bde6220-75fb-11ea-b535-7f0876609cf2/5e87b9fbcbc1f.pdf.pdf" target="_blank">this new… ... Continue Reading
Pandemic coincides with increase in domestic violence calls

Pandemic coincides with increase in domestic violence calls

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- “They don’t call and say, ‘COVID has brought on DV in my home.’” Megan Stuke with Willow Domestic Violence Shelter in Lawrence said that although they can’t blame the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason, it has increased on the number of cases they’re receiving. “People are at home and stuck… ... Continue Reading
KU medical students graduate early to help rural patients fight COVID-19

KU medical students graduate early to help rural patients fight COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Medical students across the nation are graduating early, so KCTV5’s Abby Dodge spoke with KU about what its students are doing before they head off to their residencies. More than 50 medical students have decided to close this chapter of their life and start the next one. As the threat… ... Continue Reading

Hy-Vee to implement one-way aisles, limit shoppers to 1 person per cart

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Grocery retailer Hy-Vee is continuing to add precautions in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a release Friday, the company announced that it would be adding a back-panel window to checkout stands in addition to the existing front panels already in place in stores. The stores… ... Continue Reading

New antibody test will identify those who’ve recovered from COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- There’s a new test that will be able to tell people if they have had COVID-19 already. That could be very important because, if people know they have already had coronavirus and recovered, then their blood could be used for treatments. That would mean they could save lives and safely… ... Continue Reading

Second coronavirus death reported in Kansas City, more than 150 total cases

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Kansas City Health Department officials announced the second death in the city from COVID-19 Friday as the overall number of cases continued to grow. The patient was a man in his 90s. As of 2 p.m. Friday there were 154 total cases confirmed by city health officials, split fairly evenly… ... Continue Reading

More than 2,000 people in Missouri test positive for COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) – The total number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Missouri is now at 2,113. On Thursday afternoon, the number of cases was 1,834. A total of 19 people have died from the virus, according to the state’s department of health. That means there have been no new… ... Continue Reading