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Police continue search for abducted 15-year-old after grandfather shot, Amber Alert issued

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Authorities in Kansas City are continuing to search for a teenage girl who was violently abducted from her grandfather's home on Thursday. An Amber Alert was then issued for 15-year-old Brajean Sledge.

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Mourners remember 2 Wyandotte County deputies slain outside courthouse Video included

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Uniformed officers from across the nation gathered Thursday to remember two Wyandotte County sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail.

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Vape usage up 900-percent in teens in recent years, US surgeon general says

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Experts are calling teen vaping an epidemic. KCTV5 News went into a local vape shop to ask how the devices are getting into the hands of kids at such an alarming rate.

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Fashion icon Kate Spade is remembered during funeral in hometown of Kansas City

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A Kansas City-born fashion icon will be surrounded by family and friends as she is laid to rest Thursday during a funeral in her hometown.

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Forecast: Cloudy skies to keep cool temps in the metro for Friday

It's a cloudy and coolish start to your Friday. With mostly cloudy skies for the bulk of the day, temperatures are expected to remain below normal again today. Out the door this morning we are in the middle 60s with highs in the middle 70s this afternoon. 

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About 500 migrant children reunited with families, official says

An immigrant child from Guatemala sits on a toy chair as she waits with her family at the Catholic Charities RGV, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) An immigrant child from Guatemala sits on a toy chair as she waits with her family at the Catholic Charities RGV, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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It's unclear how many of the children are still being detained with their families.

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Dog missing for months survives frigid nights, lonely days to come back home

Winnie Cooper, an 8-year-old Australian Shepherd mix, made it back to her Denver neighborhood after she went missing for months. (KMGH via CNN) Winnie Cooper, an 8-year-old Australian Shepherd mix, made it back to her Denver neighborhood after she went missing for months. (KMGH via CNN)
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A brave dog was determined to get back home to her family. 

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Experts say swim lessons vital as child drownings reach highest level since 2011

The US Center for Disease Control nearly 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day. And, of those accidental deaths, two are children age 14 and younger. (AP) The US Center for Disease Control nearly 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day. And, of those accidental deaths, two are children age 14 and younger. (AP)
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Splashing around in the pool during the summer is all a part of the fun. But, there is a danger lurking. The US Center for Disease Control nearly 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day. And, of those accidental deaths, two are children age 14 and younger.

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Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families Video included

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About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says. More>>

Protesters take to streets for second night after Pittsburgh police shooting

Antwon Rose Jr. was shot by an East Pittsburgh officer Tuesday just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video. (AP) Antwon Rose Jr. was shot by an East Pittsburgh officer Tuesday just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video. (AP)
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For the second night, hundreds of people in Pennsylvania have taken to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old boy.

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2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families

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North and South Korea are discussing the arrangements for reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. More>>

Woman hit by flying hot dog at baseball game gets black eye

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It was a flying frankfurter, not a foul ball, that injured a baseball fan.

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The Rant: Viewer discouraged by attendance for funerals of Wyandotte County deputies

So much emotion at today's funeral at Children's Mercy Park for the Wyandotte county deputies who were killed last week.

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Lakers select KU's Svi Mykhailiuk in NBA Draft

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Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is the latest Kansas Jayhawks guard under head coach Bill Self to be selected in the NBA Draft.  Mykhailiuk was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 47th pick in the NBA Draft.  During his season season at KU, Mykhailiuk set the single-season KU record for three-point shots made with 115. He was a member of the All-Big 12 Second Team, averaging 14.6 points per game.  He finished fourth in KU history with three-point shots made, wrapping u... More>>

KU's Devonte Graham selected in draft, then traded to Charlotte Hornets

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Following the loss of Frank Mason III, there were questions about how Kansas Jayhawks guard Devonte Graham would respond to becoming the team leader.  In his senior season at KU, he won the Big 12 Player of the Year Award and led the Jayhawks to the 2018 Final Four.  Now, he's a member of the Charlotte Hornets.  Graham was picked in the second round of Thursday's NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, but was then traded to the Hornets in a deal. It's a return home for... More>>

Kansas City native, Wichita State star Landry Shamet drafted by Philadelphia 76ers

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Wichita State guard Landry Shamet was drafted by in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Shamet, the former Park Hill star, averaged 12.9 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds a game during his Shockers career.  In his sophomore season, he started all of Wichita State's games, averaging nearly 15 points a game, 5 assists and 3 rebounds.  He received a handful of individual honors in 2018, including honorable mention AP All-American and Third Team USA Tod... More>>

Missouri Tigers forward Michael Porter Jr. selected by the Denver Nuggets

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Missouri Tigers forward Michael Porter Jr. was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 14th pick. Porter Jr., considered one of the top high school basketball players entering the 2017-18 season, played in just three collegiate games due to injury.  He averaged 10 points, 6.7 rebounds and under one assist a game.  He's the first Missouri Tigers player to be picked in the NBA Draft since Jordan Clarkson, who was drafted in 2014.  Copyright 2018 KCTV (Meredith Corp.).... More>>

Overland Park woman, 86, found safe according to police

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UPDATE: Overland Park police say the woman was found safe. 

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Melania Trump's 'I really don't care. Do U?' jacket was no mistake

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As the first lady boarded her plane from Andrews Air Force Base, she wore an olive green jacket. The back of the jacket read: "I really don't care. Do U?" in white graffiti-style lettering.

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Clinic offers medical treatment for young refugees

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At the Vibrant Health clinic, about 70 percent of the patients are immigrants or refugees.

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Critical injuries reported after shooting in Kansas City

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Police in Kansas City are investigating a shooting that left one individual with critical injuries.  The victim was shot around 4:55 p.m. in the area of 27th Street and Elmwood Avenue.  There's no suspect information at this time.  Copyright 2018 KCTV (Meredith Corp.). All rights reserved.

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Airlines discuss new KCI, ask for ‘bigger airport’

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The last time the airlines sat down with the aviation department to talk about a new KCI was in 2015. Since then, business has evolved, which changes the cost and when it will be complete. During a business session on Thursday, developers for the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport gave a presentation to the city council on the highly anticipated project. They laid out a new budget and timeline. “So, there’s more baggage handling systems, there’s mo... More>>

Man finds vehicle stolen from Merriam dealership

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One of the three cars stolen from a Merriam dealership was found in a neighborhood on Olive Street just off 53rd in Kansas City. John Hale sensed something was out of place outside his mother’s home on Wednesday morning. There was a 2014 silver Chevrolet Malibu parked in from of her house that looked like it had just left the car lot. “The windows were down,” John Hale said. “The ignition key to the vehicle was sitting on the center console. There was a bunc... More>>

Kate Spade’s father dies the night before her funeral in Kansas City

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As family and friends gather to remember Kate Spade her family suffered another loss. Her father, Earl F. Brosnahan, Jr., passed away Wednesday night at the age of 89.

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Wyandotte County deputies Patrick Rohrer #1903 and Theresa King #1689 will now be laid to rest. End of watch: June 15th, 2018. Thank you for your service.

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  • Missouri Tigers forward Michael Porter Jr. selected by the Denver Nuggets

    Missouri Tigers forward Michael Porter Jr. selected by the Denver Nuggets

    Missouri Tigers forward Michael Porter Jr. was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 14th pick.

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    Missouri Tigers forward Michael Porter Jr. was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 14th pick.

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  • Lakers select KU's Svi Mykhailiuk in NBA Draft

    Lakers select KU's Svi Mykhailiuk in NBA Draft

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:42:05 GMT
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    Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is the latest Kansas Jayhawks guard under head coach Bill Self to be selected in the NBA Draft.  Mykhailiuk was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 47th pick in the NBA Draft.  During his season season at KU, Mykhailiuk set the single-season KU record for three-point shots made with 115. He was a member of the All-Big 12 Second Team, averaging 14.6 points per game.  He finished fourth in KU history with three-point shots made, wrapping u...More >
    Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is the latest Kansas Jayhawks guard under head coach Bill Self to be selected in the NBA Draft.  Mykhailiuk was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 47th pick in the NBA Draft.  During his season season at KU, Mykhailiuk set the single-season KU record for three-point shots made with 115. He was a member of the All-Big 12 Second Team, averaging 14.6 points per game.  He finished fourth in KU history with three-point shots made, wrapping u...More >
  • KU's Devonte Graham selected in draft, then traded to Charlotte Hornets

    KU's Devonte Graham selected in draft, then traded to Charlotte Hornets

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:23:45 GMT
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    Following the loss of Frank Mason III, there were questions about how Kansas Jayhawks guard Devonte Graham would respond to becoming the team leader.  In his senior season at KU, he won the Big 12 Player of the Year Award and led the Jayhawks to the 2018 Final Four.  Now, he's a member of the Charlotte Hornets.  Graham was picked in the second round of Thursday's NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, but was then traded to the Hornets in a deal. It's a return home for...More >
    Following the loss of Frank Mason III, there were questions about how Kansas Jayhawks guard Devonte Graham would respond to becoming the team leader.  In his senior season at KU, he won the Big 12 Player of the Year Award and led the Jayhawks to the 2018 Final Four.  Now, he's a member of the Charlotte Hornets.  Graham was picked in the second round of Thursday's NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, but was then traded to the Hornets in a deal. It's a return home for...More >
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