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Schlitterbahn opens for season despite audit’s findings

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On Friday, the controversial park where a little boy died opened for the season. 

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Armed citizens kill gunman who opened fire in Oklahoma City restaurant

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A gunman opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant during the dinner rush, wounding a woman and two girls before two armed citizens shot him dead outside, police said Friday.

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15 people hurt in bomb explosion at restaurant in Canada

Bombay Behl Indian restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Google Maps) Bombay Behl Indian restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Google Maps)
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Investigators were seeking two suspects Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said.

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Surgeon who filmed rap videos while operating on patients faces lawsuit

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With a scalpel in her hand, Dr. Windell Boutte cuts into a patient's abdomen, in sync with the beat of O.T. Genasis' song "Cut it." She sings along.

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Undefeated Notre Dame de Sion girls soccer team ranked No. 1 in nation

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A Kansas City high school is ranked No. 1 in the nation in girls soccer, according to USA Today, and the ranking is well-deserved.

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Missouri lawmakers subpoena Gov. Greitens to testify

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Missouri lawmakers have subpoenaed Gov. Eric Greitens to testify before a special panel considering whether to try to impeach and remove him from office.

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Indiana student asked to be excused, returned with 2 handguns and fired

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Authorities say two victims in a shooting at a suburban Indianapolis middle school are being taken to a hospital and the lone suspect is in custody.

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Daniel Craig to return as James Bond in 2019 film, Danny Boyle to direct

(AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File) The 49-year old actor told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night’s “Late Show” that it will likely be his last time playing 007, and that he hopes to “go out on a high note.” (AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File) The 49-year old actor told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night’s “Late Show” that it will likely be his last time playing 007, and that he hopes to “go out on a high note.”
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Daniel Craig will be back as Bond, the spy series' producers confirmed, in a film due for release in fall 2019.

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BBQ fruit: How to do it up the right way

Grilled pineapple should become one of your everyday side dishes, it’s easy to do and people will rave at the results. Craig and Gay Jones joined us one final time to show us how to do it up the right way 

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New in theaters: Star Wars fans divided over 'Solo'

Star Wars fans are divided over the new movie “Solo” but it’s got Donald Glover making his Star Wars debut so how can you go wrong? Film critic Lonita Cook gives her review.

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Chief: Body is likely that of missing 5-year-old Wichita boy

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A small, decomposing body found under a bridge in rural central Kansas is likely that of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, a Wichita boy who has been missing since February, police said Friday.

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Forecast: After intense morning rain, thunderstorms possible during afternoon

A rather unsettled Friday is shaping up for us here in Kansas City. One round of rain and thunder will move out at the start of the morning rush hour. But, more showers and thunderstorms may redevelop in the heat of the afternoon. Otherwise, look for warm and muggy conditions throughout the day with highs in the mid-80s. 

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Intense morning rain causes floods, leaves thousands without power in Kansas City area

Harrisonville, MO, resident Linda Scott shared a photo of a rain gauge at her home holding nearly four inches of water. (Submitted/Linda Scott) Harrisonville, MO, resident Linda Scott shared a photo of a rain gauge at her home holding nearly four inches of water. (Submitted/Linda Scott)
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When it rains in Kansas City, sometimes it pours! It poured early Friday morning, raining so hard and so much that an area of US 24 Highway and Ralston Avenue in Independence flooded, again.

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Man sentenced to 90 days of house arrest in rape of 5-year-old girl

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A California businessman was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days of house arrest and five years of probation after pleading no contest to felony statutory rape of a child.

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No amount of bacon, alcohol is safe, World Cancer Research Fund finds

Sliced bacon is displayed for sale at a market in Washington, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Sliced bacon is displayed for sale at a market in Washington, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Want to reduce your risk of cancer by 40 percent? Stop eating bacon (and all processed meat) and drinking alcohol, according to a new set of health guidelines.

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Chipotle is adding drive-thrus for mobile orders

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Getting burritos just got easier.

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Police: 12-year-old Harrisonville boy hits kidnapper with a skateboard

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Authorities say a 12-year-old boy fought off an attempted abduction by hitting the suspect with his skateboard.

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Race may play role in kids' suicide risk

Among kids aged 5 to 17, about 1,660 black children took their own lives, versus 13,300 whites, the findings showed. (CBS) Among kids aged 5 to 17, about 1,660 black children took their own lives, versus 13,300 whites, the findings showed. (CBS)
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It's generally assumed that suicide is more common among white kids in the United States than their black peers. But that's not the case among 5- to 12-year-olds, new research shows.

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Moving truck, car submerged in Brush Creek as heavy rains cause flooding

A U-Haul moving truck and a black sedan are submerged in the waters of Brush Creek just east of Oak Street. Heavy rain has fallen throughout the Kansas City area throughout early Friday morning. Police have not said what caused the vehicles to be that close to the water.

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House lawyer chastises attorney for Greitens

Hanaway had suggested that investigatory committee chairman Rep. Jay Barnes had made himself a "material witness" to his own investigation. (File photo) Hanaway had suggested that investigatory committee chairman Rep. Jay Barnes had made himself a "material witness" to his own investigation. (File photo)
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An attorney for a Missouri House investigatory panel says a lawyer for Gov. Eric Greitens has impugned the integrity of the House in an attempt to divert attention from an investigation into the governor.

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FBI briefed on allegations against Missouri governor

Lawyer Al Watkins said that in late January or early February 2017 he provided the FBI with a copy of an audio recording the man secretly made of his then-wife describing her interaction with Greitens. (File photo) Lawyer Al Watkins said that in late January or early February 2017 he provided the FBI with a copy of an audio recording the man secretly made of his then-wife describing her interaction with Greitens. (File photo)
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Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have been shared with federal authorities by a private attorney and a key lawmaker, according to testimony Thursday during a legislative hearing.

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Schlitterbahn to open Friday amid legal battles, concern over safety violations

The park has been under the microscope since a 10-year-old boy died on a popular ride. That scrutiny recently increased after an audit showed several violations throughout the park. (KCTV) The park has been under the microscope since a 10-year-old boy died on a popular ride. That scrutiny recently increased after an audit showed several violations throughout the park. (KCTV)
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Many Kansas City area residents will be heading to the lake, pools and water parks to enjoy the holiday weekend. One place that's opening for the season on Friday is Schlitterbahn WaterPark in Kansas City, KS.

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  • NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

    NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

    Friday, May 25 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-05-25 19:37:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...
    Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook this fall.More >
    Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook this fall.More >
  • Undefeated Notre Dame de Sion girls soccer team ranked No. 1 in nation

    Undefeated Notre Dame de Sion girls soccer team ranked No. 1 in nation

    Friday, May 25 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-05-25 19:23:49 GMT
    The undefeated Notre Dame de Sion Storm has won 50 of their last 51 matches. (KCTV5)The undefeated Notre Dame de Sion Storm has won 50 of their last 51 matches. (KCTV5)

    A Kansas City high school is ranked No. 1 in the nation in girls soccer, according to USA Today, and the ranking is well-deserved.

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    A Kansas City high school is ranked No. 1 in the nation in girls soccer, according to USA Today, and the ranking is well-deserved.

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  • Perez plays ball off Choo's face to help Duffy, KC top Texas

    Perez plays ball off Choo's face to help Duffy, KC top Texas

    Friday, May 25 2018 8:05 AM EDT2018-05-25 12:05:43 GMT
    Duffy (2-6) allowed a run and four hits, struck out five and walked two in 7 2/3 innings in his longest outing of the season. (AP)Duffy (2-6) allowed a run and four hits, struck out five and walked two in 7 2/3 innings in his longest outing of the season. (AP)
    Duffy (2-6) allowed a run and four hits, struck out five and walked two in 7 2/3 innings in his longest outing of the season. (AP)Duffy (2-6) allowed a run and four hits, struck out five and walked two in 7 2/3 innings in his longest outing of the season. (AP)

    Danny Duffy took a shutout into the eighth inning, Salvador Perez threw out a baserunner on a ball that hit Shin-Soo Choo in the face, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Thursday night for their season-best third straight victory.

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    Danny Duffy took a shutout into the eighth inning, Salvador Perez threw out a baserunner on a ball that hit Shin-Soo Choo in the face, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Thursday night for their season-best third straight victory.

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