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Mom arrested for leaving 9-year-old alone at park

The case of a South Carolina mother arrested for allegedly leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park for hours while she worked at a nearby McDonald's has sparked a robust debate online, first about whether this mother should ever have been arrested, and second about how young is too young to leave a child on his or her own. More>>

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Police ID body found in fountain at Kansas City International Airport

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An investigation has been launched after a body was found in a fountain at Kansas City International Airport. More>>

Roeland Park defeats sexual orientation ordinance

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An effort to add sexual orientation, gender identity and military citizens to Roeland Park's anti-discrimination ordinance failed Monday night. More>>

Crash victims' remains reach Ukraine-held city

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The remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in territory held by the Ukrainian government on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands, after delays and haphazard treatment of the bodies that put... More>>

Car overturns in crash that closes I-70 at Lee's Summit Road

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Westbound Interstate 70 at Lee's Summit Road was closed for about two hours after a crash early Tuesday morning. More>>

Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on

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An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets along the coastal area. Diplomatic efforts intensified to... More>>

One critically injured in shooting near 42nd, St. John

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One person was critically hurt in an overnight shooting in Kansas City. More>>

Gladstone police search for 2 suspects after teen fatally shot

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Authorities in Gladstone are searching for two suspects after a 19-year-old man was fatally shot. More>>

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

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About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. More>>

Former FBI agent: Dash cams hold some answers in girl's death

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Dash cameras hold a lot of answers surrounding the finals moments in determining who fired the shot that killed a 5-year-old girl during a shootout between police and a man suspected of abducting her, law enforcement close to the case said. More>>

Kansas City feeling the heat as temperatures set to soar

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The Kansas City Health Department says if people don't have to go outside Tuesday, don't. More>>

Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

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South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more... More>>

Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

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An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. More>>

Goats, ducks, horses, pony confiscated from Kansas City residence

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City officials have seized a menagerie of animals from a south Kansas City residence. More>>

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

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The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to... More>>

State board will consider KC schools' accreditation pitch

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The Missouri Board of Education on Tuesday will discuss the Kansas City School District's request to restore its provisional accreditation status. More>>

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Murder, kidnapping charges sought in child's death in Leavenworth

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Authorities are seeking first-degree murder and kidnapping charges against a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old girl in Leavenworth Friday night. This is the second child that the mother has buried.
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3 teens arrested for beating death of homeless men Video included

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Three teens faced a judge on Monday, accused of the beating death of two homeless men. 

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KCPS superintendent defends lavish high-end dining

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KCTV5 News obtained the credit card receipts from the leader of the Kansas City Public Schools, which reveal some questionable spending. Some administrators in the district have no problem eating at high-end restaurants, all paid for with taxpayer dollars. More>>

Pro-Russian militants agree to hand over MH-17 flight records Video included

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U.S. intelligence analysis makes a case against pro-Russian rebels in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.  More>>

Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

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Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. More>>

Kansas native goes green in a big, big way

Fyler on the Belle Fourche Land & Livestock ranch Fyler on the Belle Fourche Land & Livestock ranch
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From a town of 1,400 to a ranch of 14,000 acres, Kansas native Sammy Fyler is helping lead the green charge in the area of cattle ranching. More>>

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

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A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. More>>

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Mom seeks answers after daughter, 5, killed in shootout

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The mother of a 5-year-old Kansas girl killed following a police chase and shootout wants investigators to take their time in gathering the strongest case against the man who allegedly kidnapped the child. More>>

Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

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A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional... More>>

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