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Surprising hero rescues Overland Park family trapped by rising floodwaters Video included

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An Overland Park family had to escape rising floodwaters by climbing to their roof and wait for help.

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Emergency crews rescue hundreds after historic flooding in Kansas City area Video included

The OPFD is working to rescue a family of seven trapped on the roof of a home near 155th Street and Kenneth Road in Overland Park, KS. (KCTV5) The OPFD is working to rescue a family of seven trapped on the roof of a home near 155th Street and Kenneth Road in Overland Park, KS. (KCTV5)
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Strong thunderstorms moved through the Kansas City area Monday night and into Tuesday morning creating record breaking flooding and forcing emergency crews to conduct hundreds of water rescues.

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Authorities have rescued more than a dozen stranded drivers after heavy rains soaked parts of Kansas City and its suburbs.

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StormTrack 5 Forecast: Dry, cooler weather arrives in the metro

After record flooding, it will be cooler and dryer in the Kansas City metro area. 

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Lake Annette deals with worst flooding situation since 2004

Lake Annette is another spot hit hard just a few weeks ago. Our Betsy Webster said what she found was not only worse than last time, but worse than anything in the past decade. 

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Small businesses flood in Overland Park

A paint shop had about four feet of water inside and thousands of dollars in losses. 

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Surprising hero rescues Overland Park family trapped by rising floodwaters

An Overland Park family had to escape rising floodwaters by climbing to their roof and wait for help.

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Royals welcome back Salvador Perez, Greg Holland to Kauffman Stadium

Salvador Perez returns for the Kansas City Royals this week - and the team welcomes back an old friend to The K.

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For second time this summer, flooding in Lake Annette forces evacuations

For the second time this summer, the small community of Lake Annette, MO was required to evacuate due to heavy rains. 

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At Kansas City Public Library, eclipse was a spiritual experience

For some at the Kansas City Public Library, Monday's eclipse was more than a historical experience. It was spiritual, Natalie Davis reports.

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Special session possible to oust Chappelle-Nadal Video included

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The backlash continues for Democratic Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal from a posted comment on Facebook last week that expressed hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

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Drawing nears for Powerball jackpot that's climbed to $700M

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Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation's largest lottery jackpots will continue growing. 

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Caught on camera: Unexpected encounter with a 6-point buck

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Dave Bernarde's morning workout at West De Pere High School included an unexpected guest outside the weight room. 

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Police still seek leads after off-duty officer killed in Kansas City shooting

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A Lee's Summit police officer is dead after a weekend shooting in Westport. Officer Thomas Orr died on Sunday night after he was shot at Californio's on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Kansas City mobile home park briefly evacuated due to rising floodwaters Video included

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The evacuation of a mobile home park has ended and everyone is safe to go back home at the Heart Mobile Village off east U.S. Highway 40.

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Residents near Harrisonville dam evacuate over flooding fears

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Some Harrisonville residents fled their homes Tuesday after fears of the lower dam at Lake Luna would break.

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Missouri Lt. Gov. calls for special session to expel senator who hoped for Trump's death

A Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted a social media remark hoping for President Donald Trump's assassination has been removed from some legislative duties.

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Johnson County issues local disaster emergency following flooding

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Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert has signed a declaration of a state of local disaster emergency for Johnson County following severe storms and flooding.

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Missouri governor halts man's execution after DNA questions Video included

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens halted Tuesday's scheduled execution of condemned killer Marcellus Williams after DNA raised questions about his guilt.

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Rep. Kevin Yoder expected to face tough questions during Olathe town hall meeting

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A Republican congressman in a Kansas district that President Donald Trump narrowly lost last year is expected to face tough questions about health care and other issues during a town hall meeting.

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50 million could watch Mayweather-McGregor in the US alone

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Conor McGregor's improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be seen by a staggering 50 million people in the United States as fans and the curious gather in small and large parties.

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Platte County sheriff warns of telephone fraud targeting residents

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The Platte County sheriff is warning others of fraudulent telephone calls that have targeted Platte County residents over the past few days.

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Burned bones found in rural Missouri identified as teen's

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Burned bones found on a rural southwest Missouri property are those of a 16-year-old girl who recently disappeared from the nearby home of her biological mother, who is now jailed on a 24-hour investigative hold, authorities said Tuesday.

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