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Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — At the foot of Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump made a direct appeal to disaffected white voters four months before Election Day, accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.” The… ... Continue Reading
People turn out to watch fireworks show in Edgerton

People turn out to watch fireworks show in Edgerton

The Mayor of Edgerton said it almost didn’t happen. However, thanks to masks and social distancing, he said everyone is celebrating the Fourth safely. ... Continue Reading
Dispatch audio gives new perspective on shooting that critically injured officer

Dispatch audio gives new perspective on shooting that critically injured officer

Dispatch audio reveals the tense moments before and after a suspect shot a police officer in the head near 31st and Van Brunt Thursday. ... Continue Reading
News Update: Crime is up in KC, Kansas schools may not reopen, and the Royals are back

News Update: Crime is up in KC, Kansas schools may not reopen, and the Royals are back

Here are your morning headlines from KCTV5 News and your Storm Track 5 forecast update for Friday, July 3. ... Continue Reading

Man charged for abducting girlfriend, shooting her in Raytown

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – Charges have been filed in the abduction and shooting that happened this morning in Raytown, which left a woman injured and bullet holes in a reserve corporal’s car. Tyrone Johnson, a 47-year-old from Independence, has been charged with: Kidnapping, domestic assault, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, second-degree… ... Continue Reading
FORECAST: Saturday's weather not expected to impact fireworks displays

FORECAST: Saturday's weather not expected to impact fireworks displays

Fireworks displays for the Fourth should be safe, but the daytime hours may not be completely dry for some. ... Continue Reading
Church hands out vouchers for fireworks in effort to curb crime

Church hands out vouchers for fireworks in effort to curb crime

While many will celebrate with fireworks this weekend, others choose to shoot guns in the air or at other people. One pastor has an unusual idea to try and stop that from happening, though. ... Continue Reading

Kansas sees worst 2-week COVID-19 spike since pandemic began

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported another big increase in confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, capping its worst two-week spike since the pandemic began and coming as a statewide mask mandate from the governor took effect. The state Department of Health and Environment reported that Kansas has had 15,919 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, up… ... Continue Reading
Reminder: Be careful with sanitizer and fireworks

Reminder: Be careful with sanitizer and fireworks

A quick reminder ahead of the Fourth of July: Make sure to keep fireworks away from your sanitizer (and let it dry completely on your hands when you use it). Otherwise, it could cause injuries. ... Continue Reading
Local agencies stepping up to support KCPD after officers are wounded

Local agencies stepping up to support KCPD after officers are wounded

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – On Thursday, two separate shootings in Kansas City left two police officers injured after being shot. Now, other agencies are stepping up to support their brothers and sisters in blue during this time. Chief of Police Rick Smith was at East Patrol on Friday afternoon and said the officer in… ... Continue Reading
Masks do not impact gun rights

Masks do not impact gun rights

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – More local and state governments are mandating the use of masks, and while that argument continues, there is one concern that can be put to rest for gun owners. Posts on social media are claiming that wearing a face mask may impact someone’s right to carry a gun or use… ... Continue Reading
Smithville prepares for Fourth of July celebrations amid pandemic

Smithville prepares for Fourth of July celebrations amid pandemic

SMITHVILLE, MO (KCTV) -- As we approach the big Fourth of July weekend, many are planning to go to some of the major parks in our area. One of those includes Smithville Lake, which is where KCTV5’s Greg Payne went on Friday to see what people should expect this year. He saw a number of… ... Continue Reading

Mayor Lucas asks Gov. Parson to convene special session, address crime

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- On Friday, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas asked the governor of Missouri to convene a special session of the state General Assembly to address violent crime. “We are at a crisis point in Kansas City and we need state legislative action on several items we have previously discussed to address… ... Continue Reading

Siblings charged with murder following fatal shooting off Ruskin Way

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – Two siblings have been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that happened on Tuesday night in the area of Ruskin Way Park. According to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, 29-year-old Terry L. Williams has been charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, attempted distribution of a controlled substance, and… ... Continue Reading

Paola man dies after being crushed during crash

MIAMI COUNTY, KS (KCTV) – The authorities have identified a 40-year-old from Paola who died in a crash on Thursday. According to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, deputies went to W. 303rd Street and Lonestar Road just before 4:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found a pickup truck in a ditch and in high grass… ... Continue Reading

KU football suspends workouts due to spike in COVID-19 cases

LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) — An increase in positive cases of coronavirus in the University of Kansas football program has caused the team to suspend voluntary workouts. University officials are asking for athletes and staff to self-quarantine for 14 days, per state and CDC guidelines, citing not only the spikes of cases directly tied to the… ... Continue Reading

Kobe Bryant will be memorialized on the cover of NBA 2K21

(CNN) -- Kobe Bryant is being memorialized on the cover of the video game NBA 2K21. The Mamba Forever Edition will feature Bryant on two special covers. They were hand-painted by an artist using two of Bryant's most famous photos for inspiration. Bryant was previously the cover athlete for NBA 2K10 and was featured on… ... Continue Reading

Man charged in connection with fatal shooting near 27th, Chestnut

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – A 36-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that happened on Wednesday evening at 27th and Chestnut. Eric Thomas has been charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest. According to the court documents, the police went to the… ... Continue Reading

MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist Park, home to the Braves… ... Continue Reading

Kansas City man charged in bus shooting that injured officer, driver

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A Kansas City man is facing charges including assault and armed criminal action after prosecutors say he shot a bus driver and police officer Thursday after an attempted robbery. Justin A. Rogers, 25, faces charges of first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action.… ... Continue Reading