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Opioid addicts turn to veterinarians to feed habit

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The opioid crisis in our country has some states cracking down on prescriptions, but some addicts are finding a new way to get their fix, thanks to their pets.

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Retailers lag behind implementing credit card chip technology

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You see it every time you go through a checkout line, some stores let you swipe your credit card, others make you insert the card into a machine.

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Man hospitalized after retirement community catches fire in KCK

The flames started at about 12:15 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Cross-Lines Retirement Center, located at 3100 Powell Avenue. (KCTV5) The flames started at about 12:15 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Cross-Lines Retirement Center, located at 3100 Powell Avenue. (KCTV5)
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A Kansas City, KS, retirement community had to be evacuated and one man was taken to the hospital after a fire early Monday morning. The flames started at about 12:15 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Cross-Lines Retirement Center, located at 3100 Powell Avenue.

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Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File) In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)
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Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, has died.

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Border agent dies after being injured in Texas

(Source: CNN) The wall along the southern border of the United States where it meets Mexico. (Source: CNN) The wall along the southern border of the United States where it meets Mexico.
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Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there.

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US general says nuclear launch order can be refused

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It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war.

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US troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash

(Kazuki Sawada/Kyodo News via AP) A Japanese driver's damaged vehicle is placed at a police station in Naha, Okinawa, southern Japan Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (Kazuki Sawada/Kyodo News via AP) A Japanese driver's damaged vehicle is placed at a police station in Naha, Okinawa, southern Japan Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.
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U.S. military personnel in Okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a Marine was arrested over a crash that killed a Japanese man.

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Police standoff over in the 8200 block of NW Prairie View Road

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Police are in a standoff with an armed and suicidal person in the 8200 block of NW Prairie View Road.  Kansas City police say traffic may be restricted temporarily along NW Prairie View Road.  The address is south of Zona Rosa. 

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Officials concerned about Lawrence's contaminated water

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Officials with a water district downstream from Lawrence are concerned about the short notice they received regarding the city's release of nitrogen-contaminated water into the Kansas River. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has authorized the city to release up to 30 million gallons of nitrogen-contaminated water over the next few months. It is part of a plan to clean up the former Farmland Industries fertilizer plant in eastern... More>>

Trooper reunited with stolen medic bag used in Afghanistan

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A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper, whose vehicle was vandalized by a BB gun on Thursday, has been reunited with his stolen items.

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Teenager is shot, killed at KCK laundromat

Two JC Harmon students and their father dropped off a stuffed animal at the laundromat. (Nathan Vickers/KCTV) Two JC Harmon students and their father dropped off a stuffed animal at the laundromat. (Nathan Vickers/KCTV)
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Police are investigating after a teenager was found dead in a Kansas City, Kansas laundromat on Saturday. 

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Thanksgiving gifts put together for families of murder victims

One hundred and thirty families will miss a loved one this holiday season due to this year's murders. Mothers in Charge and World Changers Church decided to do something to lift their spirits on Saturday. 

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Raiders' Lynch sits for US anthem, stands for Mexican anthem

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Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during most of U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before their game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

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Rosas' field goal in overtime gives Giants unexpected win

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Roger Lewis Jr. made a spectacular catch to set up the winning 23-yard yard goal by Aldrick Rosas in overtime and the New York Giants responded from weeks of adversity to beat the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs 12-9 on a blustery, cold Sunday. 

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Olathe police investigate after robber forces way into apartment complex

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Police say a man wearing a mask forced his way Sunday morning into an apartment in the 16600 block of West 139th Street.  The suspect entered the apartment complex just before 3:30 a.m.  He stole several items and struck someone inside with a weapon, according to police. The victim was taken to the hospital.  If you have information about the case, contact the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-7500 or call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. Copyright 2017 KCTV (Mer... More>>

President Trump on UCLA players: "I should have left them in jail"

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President Donald Trump, responding to comments from the father one of the recently released UCLA basketball players, tweeted Sunday "I should left them in jail."

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CHIEFS

Sizing up the competition as the Chiefs take on the Giants

As the Chiefs get ready to take on the Giants in New York, here's a breakdown of what the Chiefs are up against.

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The keys to the Chiefs winning the rest of the season

Here are the key things that will have to be done for the Chiefs to keep winning for the rest of the season. 

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Man killed in rollover crash on I-49 near Harrisonville

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A 23-year-old Butler man has died in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 49 just north of Harrisonville. 

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New lung cancer treatment helps local patient

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S. and, while a diagnosis can be devastating, technology is giving patients hope they didn't have before. 

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Food safety tips to remember this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, but you need to keep food safety in mind when planning your menu. Here are some tips from Chef Richard Sanell with Centerpoint Medical Center on how to keep you and your family safe. 

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Movie review: 'Justice League'

There's a new movie out for fans of DC Comics, but is it any good? Trey Hock from Scene Stealers reviews "Justice League" on KCTV5 News This Morning with Natalie Davis.

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Chiefs’ Alex Smith nominated for Art Rooney Award

A big reason the Chiefs are feeling so good right is because of quarterback Alex Smith, and now he's nominated for a very big honor.

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Wounded officer honored for valor

Local law enforcement officers who went above and beyond were honors on Friday with awards for valor. 

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Local food pantries now accepting holiday donations

The holiday season is nearly here which means lots of cooks are stocking their pantries with plenty of food for the upcoming parties and dinners. However, some people in our community aren't as fortunate. More>>

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  • Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

    Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

    Monday, November 20 2017 3:17 AM EST2017-11-20 08:17:04 GMT
    In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)

    Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, has died.

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    Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, has died.

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  • Two 23-year-olds from KC killed in crash on 45 Highway in Platte County

    Two 23-year-olds from KC killed in crash on 45 Highway in Platte County

    Saturday, November 18 2017 9:11 PM EST2017-11-19 02:11:16 GMT
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    The Platte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that killed two people and hospitalized one on Saturday. The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on 45 Highway near the Westside Drive intersection, which is north of Iatan. The initial investigation revealed that a silver 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis was headed northbound in the southbound lane, trying to pass someone, when it crashed head-on into a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 that was headed southbound. The Marquis’ driver a...More >
    The Platte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that killed two people and hospitalized one on Saturday. The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on 45 Highway near the Westside Drive intersection, which is north of Iatan. The initial investigation revealed that a silver 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis was headed northbound in the southbound lane, trying to pass someone, when it crashed head-on into a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 that was headed southbound. The Marquis’ driver a...More >
  • Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:50 AM EST2017-11-20 09:50:42 GMT

    An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.

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    An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.

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