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Toddler abducted from Excelsior Springs home found in Westport

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Authorities canceled an Amber Alert after a 3-year-old taken from her Excelsior Springs home was found safe in Westport area Wednesday night. She was taken by a stranger but found with her biological mother.
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Chiefs game airs Thursday night on KCTV5

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The Chiefs final preseason game airs Thursday night on KCTV5. Big Brother and other shows will air early Friday.
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Scene of suspicious package on ATA bus cleared

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Officials have cleared the scene of a suspicious package that was left on an Area Transportation Authority bus Wednesday night and say they found nothing dangerous inside. More>>

KC barbecue icon to change its name

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Oklahoma Joe's, one of the most awarded and most beloved of Kansas City's barbecue restaurants, is changing its name. By mid-November, Oklahoma Joe's will be Joe's Kansas City Barbecue. More>>

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

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A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners. More>>

MoDOT: We don't have the money to make necessary bridge repairs

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The Missouri Department of Transportation is warning that dozens of bridges that drivers use every day are in bad shape and they don't have the money necessary to pay for all the repairs. More>>

Group gathers enough signatures to force ambulance billing service vote

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Controversy is kicking up once again over a company Kansas City wants to hire to handle its ambulance billing. More>>

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Massive hunt underway for man who stole police cruiser, shotgun

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Officers with four agencies including the Missouri Highway Patrol are searching for a man who stole a Kansas City police cruiser, which he later abandoned, and a shotgun. More>>

'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

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Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a... More>>

Woman digs through rubble to pull dog from leveled home

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Two dogs survived a house explosion in Independence, and a neighbor pulled one dog out of the smoldering rubble. Their grateful owners had an emotional reunion with the woman on Wednesday.
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Police: Women smuggled stolen watches in vaginas

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Police said three women flirted their way into the room of two Las Vegas hotel guests, got the men drunk and attempted to flee with their thousand-dollar wristwatches by smuggling the items in their bodies. More>>

Police: Man kills wife at hospital, son also dead

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A man shot and killed his hospitalized wife on Wednesday and then tried to kill himself, prompting investigators to search their home, where their son was found fatally shot, authorities said. More>>

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Parkville calms fears after deadly disease alarms dog owners

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The city of Parkville is working to calm fears after two dogs were infected with a deadly disease after visiting a city dog park. More>>

Woman accused of setting fire with burned bacon

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A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend's house will stand trial on arson charges. More>>

Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

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If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it. More>>

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What are Nikita and Berlin up to today at the Kansas City Zoo? Find out here in this live polar-bear camera. The free, online viewing allows anyone to watch Nikita and Berlin up close from their computer.
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