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Black History Month: Quinton Lucas

Black History Month: Quinton Lucas

Mayor Quinton Lucas is Kansas City born and raised! He's the youngest mayor Kansas City has had in more than 100 years and the 55th person to hold the title. ... Continue Reading
Top morning headlines for Saturday, February 22, 2020

Top morning headlines for Saturday, February 22, 2020

Here are your morning headlines from KCTV5 News and your Storm Track 5 forecast update for Saturday, February 22, 2020. ... Continue Reading

Win movie passes to see 'Emma'

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- KCTV5 is giving away movie passes to see an advanced screening of 'Emma.' Enter for your chance to win free passes to a special advance screening simply by clicking on <a href="http://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/hvVsL28972" target="_blank">this special link</a>. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Fifty winners and a guest… ... Continue Reading
Friday Night Flights: McCormick Distilling Company

Friday Night Flights: McCormick Distilling Company

Back in 1804, explorers Lewis and Clark made a discovery just outside of Weston, Missouri and what they found there would lead to the success of what is now Kansas City's oldest business. ... Continue Reading
Sinkhole causes Save-A-Lot at 85th, Holmes to shut down

Sinkhole causes Save-A-Lot at 85th, Holmes to shut down

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- For almost a year, people who live near 85th and Holmes have wondered, “When’s the Save-A-Lot grocery store coming back?” They asked KCTV5’s Betsy Webster just that when she approached them at a neighboring beauty shop and apartment complex. They didn’t want to go on camera and didn’t like the… ... Continue Reading
How the Boy Scouts filing for bankruptcy could affect justice for victims

How the Boy Scouts filing for bankruptcy could affect justice for victims

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- While hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits involving the Boy Scouts of America are on hold, some attorneys are questioning if this week’s bankruptcy filing is fair to victims. They question if the move will prevent the full truth from coming to light. KCTV5’s Emily Rittman talked to attorneys representing a… ... Continue Reading
Black History Month: Chester Owens

Black History Month: Chester Owens

Last year, we interviewed Chester Owens at his KCK home about local jazz legend Charlie Parker and the impact he had on our area. That’s where KCTV5’s Greg Payne learned Owens had a whole lot more history to share. ... Continue Reading

New sign celebrating Chiefs title debuts at Union Station this weekend

KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV) --- A new sign celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl title will debut this weekend at Union Station. The "LONG LIV THE CHAMPS" will be at Union Station this weekend and this weekend only. The sign will be a part of a weekend-long Chiefs celebration event. From 9 a.m. -… ... Continue Reading
FORECAST: Kansas City in store for pleasant Saturday

FORECAST: Kansas City in store for pleasant Saturday

Enjoy Saturday while you can, because it will be the last nice day before rain moves into the area for awhile. ... Continue Reading
What you need to know: Bridge demolition will close I-70

What you need to know: Bridge demolition will close I-70

A major highway closure that is set to start tonight may cause some problems for your weekend commute. ... Continue Reading

Performer makes the history of black cowboys come alive

GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) -- A guest at the Mid-Continent Public Library is making kids laugh and helping them learn this weekend. Sometimes the magic of a library is the real thing. One trick to Tommy Diaz’s act is knowing how to make a kid laugh. “I love performing for kids,” said Tommy Diaz, who goes… ... Continue Reading

2 teachers' unions say shooter drills are traumatic for kids

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Two of the largest teachers’ unions in the nation say active shooter drills in schools may be causing more harm than good. They are now calling for schools to stop the drills, which they call “psychologically distressing.” The two unions said they do support training for school staff, but that… ... Continue Reading

'Friends' reunion special set for HBO Max

(CNN) - Cue up The Rembrandts and get ready to argue about if Ross and Rachel were on a break. The cast of "Friends" is reuniting on HBO Max. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are starring in a reunion special for WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service, the company… ... Continue Reading

Witness recalls chase, crash that injured bystanders: 'It could have been me'

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A man who led police on a high-speed chase that ended with innocent people being badly hurt is now facing charges of resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated. Miguel Ayala crashed into a car stopped at a red light intersection of 47th and Raytown Road. Now, a woman and 3-year-old… ... Continue Reading

New GOP candidate for Congress in Kansas proposes moon base

LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — A former engineering firm executive who believes the U.S. should build a base on the moon to assist with an eventual mission to Mars is running for the Kansas congressional seat in the Kansas City area. <a href="https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article240511866.html" target="_blank">The Kansas City Star reports</a> that Mike Beehler confirmed Friday that he is… ... Continue Reading

12-year-old boy leaves puppy at shelter to save him from abusive father, heartbreaking note says

(CNN) -- A 12-year-old boy left his puppy outside a shelter with a stuffed animal and a touching note: He wanted to spare him the wrath of his abusive father. The boy, who identfied himself as Andrés, left the pitbull puppy at a shelter in the Mexican state of Michoacan on February 13. A dog… ... Continue Reading

Bloomberg offers to release women from three confidentiality agreements after debate

(CNN) -- Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said Friday that women covered by three nondisclosure agreements who had made complaints against him can be released from those pacts if they contact his company. <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeBloomberg/status/1230959194825797632" target="_blank">Bloomberg tweeted,</a> "Bloomberg LP has identified 3 NDAs signed over the past 30+ years with women to address complaints about… ... Continue Reading

Victim sustains life-threatening injuries in KCK shooting

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- The authorities are investigating a life-threatening shooting that happened on Friday. According to police, the shooting happened at 1:46 p.m. in the 1200 block of Central Avenue. A scene was visible outside the Family Dollar in the area. One person was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and… ... Continue Reading

Body found in Buchanan County identified as 21-year-old Independence woman

BUCHANAN COUNTY, MO (KCTV) - New details have been released about the investigation into a woman's body found in a bag by the roadside in Buchanan County. The victim, originally thought to be a woman in her mid-50s, was actually 21-year-old Arial Anne-Rae Starcher of Independence. Authorities are not saying how she died yet, but… ... Continue Reading

Shawnee man admits threatening girl's family to get nude photos

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Shawnee man admitted Friday that he threatened to kill a 13-year-old girl's family if she did not send nude photos of herself to him. Logan Clements, 23, pleaded guilty in Johnson County District Court to electronic solicitation of a minor, blackmail and sexual exploitation of a child. Prosecutors dismissed rape… ... Continue Reading