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Death investigation underway after Jackson County inmate rushed from restraint chair to hospital

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The family of 35-year-old Richard Degraffenreid says he was brain dead on arrival. He ended up in jail Thursday night because of a parole violation.

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2 dead, 500 hurt as deadly quake rattles Greece, Turkey Video included

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A powerful earthquake sends a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on Greek holiday island of Kos and strikes panic on the nearby shores of Turkey, as 2 people killed and more than a hundred injured. More>>

Woman in custody after allegedly hitting Paola woman with vehicle

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A 21-year-old woman is in custody after allegedly running over another woman with her vehicle.

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Salvation Army seeks donations of bottled water to help those in summer heat

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The Salvation Army in Kansas City is asking for bottled water donations to keep people cool in this summer heat. 

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Police search for squatter after 10-year-old boy finds gun, shoots himself in leg

Police say the boy found the gun and accidentally shot himself in the leg. (KCTV5) Police say the boy found the gun and accidentally shot himself in the leg. (KCTV5)
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Authorities in Kansas City are searching for a man who ran off with a gun after a 10-year-old boy accidentally shot himself early Friday morning. It happened about 6:30 a.m. at a home in the 2300 block of Poplar Avenue.

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New ‘treeline adventure' destination playground to open in Prairie Village

The project has been described as a "destination playground." (KCTV) The project has been described as a "destination playground." (KCTV)
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Your children will have a new place to play in Johnson County due to a project that cost nearly a million dollars.

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Missouri, Kansas speeders targeted in multi-state crackdown

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The Missouri and Kansas highway patrols will be joining law enforcement officers across six states to crack down on speeding.

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns

White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the Dakota Pipeline, infrastructure and jobs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the Dakota Pipeline, infrastructure and jobs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday morning, according to multiple reports. He objected strongly to the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

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State treasurer warns Missouri residents of telephone tax scam

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State Treasurer Eric Schmitt issued a tax scam alert today warning of a new telephone scam targeting Missouri residents.

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KC police looking for man, woman following robbery, assault

Pictures of the man and woman involved in the crimes. (KCTV/KCPD) Pictures of the man and woman involved in the crimes. (KCTV/KCPD)
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The Kansas City Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a man and woman in connection with an assault and robbery that happened on Friday.

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World's plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

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New study finds that production of plastic is soaring; three-quarters ends up as waste. More>>

Hackers had access to millions of Social Security numbers

Records show a breach of a Kansas Department of Commerce data system gave hackers access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states. More>>

What to look for at Chiefs training camp

Rookies and quarterbacks report to St. Joseph, MO and the campus of Missouri Western State University on Monday. (AP) Rookies and quarterbacks report to St. Joseph, MO and the campus of Missouri Western State University on Monday. (AP)
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Training camp is always a hopeful and optimistic time of year for NFL teams and fans across the country. It’s a new season, the slate is clean, every team is 0-0 and it officially marks the end of a six-month football drought. The Kansas City Chiefs are no exception, looking to turn the page and put a tumultuous offseason in the rear view mirror.

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Rescuers save pair of kayakers at Longview Lake

Officials say two kayakers, both adults, got lost on the lake and could not find their way back. (KCTV5) Officials say two kayakers, both adults, got lost on the lake and could not find their way back. (KCTV5)
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Authorities in Jackson County had to pull two people off a metro lake early Thursday morning. Emergency crews say they were called about 3:30 a.m. to Longview Lake after people were reported stranded on the water.

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Health department: Person with measles visited multiple Wichita locations

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Kansas health officials are warning the public about a potential exposure to measles at multiple Wichita locations.

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Premature baby held in Mexican hospital comes home to U.S.

(Source: Family Photos / WISH via CNN) (Source: Family Photos / WISH via CNN)
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The family of an American baby born premature in Mexico said the infant is back home after being held at a hospital in Cancun due to a growing medical bill.

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McDonald's adds Big Mac onesie, sweatsuit to delivery items

With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie.

With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie.

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Chris Suchan has your StormTrack5 forecast

Skies are mainly clear and temperatures have finally cooled into the 70s. Enjoy the first part of the day as intense heat quickly builds back into place through the morning into the afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Yesterday hit 97 and today should be just a touch hotter, up to 98.  Factor in the humidity and it will feel like it's 105 to 115 across the area.

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Man in custody after brief standoff in downtown Kansas City

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A man is in custody after a brief standoff in downtown Kansas City.

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AP sources: US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

In this May 10, 2016, photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a parade from a balcony at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) In this May 10, 2016, photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a parade from a balcony at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier.

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A weird Florida mystery: Frozen pork falling from the sky

This photo provided by Austin Adair taken Saturday, July 15, 2017, shows a 15-pound bag of frozen pork that fell from the sky onto the home of Travis Adair in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Austin Adair via AP) This photo provided by Austin Adair taken Saturday, July 15, 2017, shows a 15-pound bag of frozen pork that fell from the sky onto the home of Travis Adair in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Austin Adair via AP)
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Meat falling from the sky is weird, even by Florida standards.

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Video: Man shoots out tires of AT&T trucks parked in front of driveway

Cellphone video shows 64-year-old Jorge Jove calmly shooting out the tires of an AT&T work truck. (Source: Screenshot / WSVN, CNN) Cellphone video shows 64-year-old Jorge Jove calmly shooting out the tires of an AT&T work truck. (Source: Screenshot / WSVN, CNN)
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Authorities say a Florida man shot at two AT&T trucks because they were parked in front of his driveway.

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"Raising the BBQ" event features meals at 40-foot high suspended restaurant in historic Jazz District

Acrobatic servers will cross tightropes carrying two-pound meals of barbecue with all the fixings on Dixie Ultra® plates to a restaurant suspended 40 feet above the ground. (KCTV5) Acrobatic servers will cross tightropes carrying two-pound meals of barbecue with all the fixings on Dixie Ultra® plates to a restaurant suspended 40 feet above the ground. (KCTV5)
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On Saturday, Georgia-Pacific’s Dixie Ultra® brand will take summer barbecue to new and daring heights to showcase the strength of its new paper plates.  Kansas City’s historic Jazz District, located at 18th and Vine Streets, will be the sight of an extreme dining event called “Raising the BBQ.”

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Royals rout Tigers 16-4, set season highs for runs and hits

Eric Hosmer and Whit Merrifield homered for the Royals, who moved within 1½ games of first-place Cleveland in the AL Central. (AP) Eric Hosmer and Whit Merrifield homered for the Royals, who moved within 1½ games of first-place Cleveland in the AL Central. (AP)
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Brandon Moss drove in four runs, Mike Moustakas had three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals routed the error-prone Detroit Tigers 16-4 on Thursday night.

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Authorities search for inmate who walked away from Leavenworth Co. Jail

Officials say Burgess is now cleanly shaven. (Leavenworth County Jail) Officials say Burgess is now cleanly shaven. (Leavenworth County Jail)
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Authorities in Leavenworth County are searching for an inmate after they say he walked away from a job assignment later Thursday night. Officials say George Joseph Burgess Jr., 38, walked away from his assignment at the Leavenworth County Jail at about 11:45 p.m.

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Men throw egg at cyclist, then find out he’s a cop

(Source: Lakeland Police Department) (Source: Lakeland Police Department)
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Two Florida men thought it would be funny to throw an egg at a random cyclist, but now they have egg on their face.

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The Rant with Brad Stephens: Viewers continue to rant about fiery wrecks

Viewers continue to react about the recent trend of fiery wrecks involving semis on the highways of Kansas City. 

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Local World War II vet attends first Kansas City Royals game

A 94-year-old who fought in World War II attended his very first Kansas City Royals game on Thursday night. 

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High water bills in Kansas City? You aren’t alone

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Kansas City water bills are higher than many comparable cities. The average family with small consumption pays about $115 a month.

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For Kansas City Chiefs fans, one man steals the spotlight during O.J. hearing

Nevada parole commissioner Adam Endel wears a Kansas City Chiefs tie while listening to testimony from former NFL football star O.J. Simpson, who is appearing by video conference. (AP) Nevada parole commissioner Adam Endel wears a Kansas City Chiefs tie while listening to testimony from former NFL football star O.J. Simpson, who is appearing by video conference. (AP)
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The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist. One man - at least for Kansas Citians - stole the show. 

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Police investigating homicide at 28th, Walrond

The scene in the area of 28th and Walrond. (KCTV) The scene in the area of 28th and Walrond. (KCTV)
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Officers are investigating after a man was shot and killed in the area of 28th and Walrond.

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The challenges KC's new police chief will face

Kansas City is one step closer to naming its next police chief. Two finalists were announced Thursday morning. Whoever is ultimately selected to lead the department faces some major issues, however.

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  • What to look for at Chiefs training camp

    What to look for at Chiefs training camp

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:45:17 GMT
    Rookies and quarterbacks report to St. Joseph, MO and the campus of Missouri Western State University on Monday. (AP)Rookies and quarterbacks report to St. Joseph, MO and the campus of Missouri Western State University on Monday. (AP)

    Training camp is always a hopeful and optimistic time of year for NFL teams and fans across the country. It’s a new season, the slate is clean, every team is 0-0 and it officially marks the end of a six-month football drought. The Kansas City Chiefs are no exception, looking to turn the page and put a tumultuous offseason in the rear view mirror.

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    Training camp is always a hopeful and optimistic time of year for NFL teams and fans across the country. It’s a new season, the slate is clean, every team is 0-0 and it officially marks the end of a six-month football drought. The Kansas City Chiefs are no exception, looking to turn the page and put a tumultuous offseason in the rear view mirror.

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  • Royals rout Tigers 16-4, set season highs for runs and hits

    Royals rout Tigers 16-4, set season highs for runs and hits

    Friday, July 21 2017 5:56 AM EDT2017-07-21 09:56:11 GMT
    Eric Hosmer and Whit Merrifield homered for the Royals, who moved within 1½ games of first-place Cleveland in the AL Central. (AP)Eric Hosmer and Whit Merrifield homered for the Royals, who moved within 1½ games of first-place Cleveland in the AL Central. (AP)

    Brandon Moss drove in four runs, Mike Moustakas had three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals routed the error-prone Detroit Tigers 16-4 on Thursday night.

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    Brandon Moss drove in four runs, Mike Moustakas had three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals routed the error-prone Detroit Tigers 16-4 on Thursday night.

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  • Local World War II vet attends first Kansas City Royals game

    Local World War II vet attends first Kansas City Royals game

    A 94-year-old who fought in World War II attended his very first Kansas City Royals game on Thursday night. 

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    A 94-year-old who fought in World War II attended his very first Kansas City Royals game on Thursday night. 

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