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Kansas DCF to announce child welfare system changes after boy tortured, killed in KCK home

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Many Kansans have called for change in the state's department of children and families. One of the cases bringing that change was the death of a young boy in the Kansas City area.

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Police investigate double-shooting in Kansas City's River Market

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Two people were wounded in a shooting at Third Street and Grand Boulevard in Kansas City on Sunday afternoon. 

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Boy recovering after nearly drowning at Kansas City hotel

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A 12-year-old boy is recovering after nearly drowning in a Kansas City hotel. 

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CDC: Don't eat any romaine lettuce

Chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, area is thought to be the source of the outbreak. (Photo: BW Folsom/Shutterstock) Chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, area is thought to be the source of the outbreak. (Photo: BW Folsom/Shutterstock)
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The number of people hospitalized due to an E. coli outbreak in multiple states continues to grow.

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The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect's firearms card was revoked Video included

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Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House. More>>

Why French globalist Macron is befriending nationalist Trump

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French President Emmanuel Macron is bringing an environmentally friendly gift to the White House when he visits U.S. President Donald Trump this week: a tree sapling. More>>

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen

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Afghan officials say Taliban attacks on soldiers and police in western Badghis province have killed 14 troops, policemen. More>>

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam gets 20 years in related case

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A Brussels court on Monday found 2015 Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and an accomplice guilty of attempted murder over shots fired at police they sought to avoid arrest in a Brussels suburb. More>>

36 dead, mostly Chinese, in North Korea traffic accident

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China's foreign ministry says a large number of Chinese tourists have been killed and injured in a "major traffic accident" in North Korea.

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Report: Autopsies show nothing suspicious in Avicii's death

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Sweden's public broadcaster says police in Oman have conducted two autopsies on the body of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii, who died Friday at age 28. More>>

StormTrack5 Forecast: Sunshine and 70s to start the work week

A few clouds to start the new week but we will see a whole lot of sunshine for the second half of the day with highs in the lower 70s. The 70s will hold on for Tuesday as well, with increasing clouds during the day.

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4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

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Nashville police are asking residents to lock their doors and stay alert after a seminude gunman killed four people at an area Waffle House. "Keep your doors locked, keep your eyes open".

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Bringing newborns to the office is getting more and more popular

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You might start seeing more babies at work.

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Suspects rob Apple Store on Country Club Plaza

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Kansas City police are seeking three suspects who robbed the Apple Store on the Country Club Plaza.

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Kansas officials boost projected tax collections by $540M

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Kansas officials have issued a new fiscal forecast that boosts projected tax collections by a total of $540 million through June 2019.

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Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says

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The difference in cognitive functioning between marijuana users and non-users was no longer apparent after 72 hours of marijuana abstinence.

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Kansas governor signs bill to bar guns from domestic abusers

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Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed legislation making it illegal under Kansas law for people convicted of domestic violence to own guns.

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Russell has hat trick, Sporting KC routs Whitecaps 6-0

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Johnny Russell had his first career MLS hat trick and Sporting Kansas City routed the nine-man Vancouver Whitecaps 6-0 on Friday night for the largest margin of victory in Children's Mercy Park history.

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Kansas fraternities developing hazing and drinking policies

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University of Kansas fraternity leaders say they are developing plans to reduce hazing and dangerous drinking.

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Wichita man finds dog beaten to death

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Police in Wichita are investigating after a dog was found beaten to death inside a home. 

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Deaf, partially blind dog stays with lost 3-year-old overnight, leads rescues to her

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Max, a loyal blue heeler, was made an honorary police dog after helping to rescue a missing 3-year-old who was lost in the Australian bush all night.

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Missouri House votes to regulate powdered alcohol

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Powdered alcohol would be regulated like other alcoholic beverages in Missouri under legislation passed by the state House.

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Kansas City Zoo sees large turnout for Earth Day event

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Families at the Kansas City Zoo encountered environmentally friendly exhibits as part of Earth Day on Sunday.

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Hero customer ambushes Waffle House killer and wrestles away his assault-style rifle

James Shaw Jr. disarmed the suspect shooter at an Antioch, Tennessee Waffle House. He took a selfie of himself showing his injury as well as a bandaged hand. (James Shaw Jr.) James Shaw Jr. disarmed the suspect shooter at an Antioch, Tennessee Waffle House. He took a selfie of himself showing his injury as well as a bandaged hand. (James Shaw Jr.)
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As soon as he heard the gunshots, James Shaw Jr. bolted and hid in a restroom. But he didn't lose sight of the gunman. And the moment the shooter paused, police said, Shaw decided to ambush him.

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'Survivor' auditions held at Nebraska Furniture Mart on Saturday

Many people turned out at Nebraska Furniture Mart on Saturday to audition for "Survivor."

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New security measures rolled out in Westport on Saturday

Saturday was the first night for new security measures in Westport.

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Target hosting annual car seat trade-in event starting April 22

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If you have an old car seat that needs to be replaced, you may not want to throw it away just yet. 

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