Mammograms are already one of the most important tools in the fight against breast cancer, but a revolutionary technology has taken the tests to a whole new dimension. More>>
Women think they are more likely to die from breast cancer than stroke, but the opposite is true. In fact, twice as many women die from stroke than breast cancer every year. And age is no defense against the devastating illness. Younger and younger women are falling victim to attacks. More>>
An arrest was made after KCTV5 investigated the Missouri welfare system's failure to protect tax dollars. More>>
The piercing sound of a fire alarm is something elementary students across Kansas should be used to. State law requires monthly drills. But a KCTV5 survey of logs from a dozen Kansas districts in the area exposed a number of schools failing to conduct this important lesson. More>>
Without any warning, the Kansas City, MO City Council pulled the plug on a program meant to help low-income families improve their homes' curb appeal by providing free paint and supplies. More>>
Members of the Kansas City, MO, Police Department swear to serve and protect the public. Most of the men and women on the force carry out that task with honor. KCTV5 investigates whether some officers crossed the line, allegedly launching an online campaign of hate against a woman arrested by the department. More>>
Kansas City property owners are learning about a unique city ordinance the hard way. Letters from the city have ordered them to fix their own sidewalks, curbs and driveways. Residents who can't afford to do that are being forced to accept the city's high interest payment plan. More>>
A $15,000 check written by Kansas City to fund a community event that never happened involving a controversial boxer has roiled City Hall. The city is seeking repayment.
According to the Department of Transportation, since 1986 pipeline accidents have killed more than 500 people nationally and injured over 4,000. In the past ten years alone those accidents have taken four lives and injured 20 in Kansas, while one person died and six others were injured in Missouri. More>>
For the past seven months, the KCTV5 News investigative team has exposed one problem after another inside the Kansas City, MO Water Services Department. The reports uncovered millions of dollars in unpaid bills; revealed how taxpayer dollars were being used to pay for pricey public relations personnel; discovered customers without pipes still being billed thousands of dollars. The latest story sparked a big change that could mean money saved for one out of every eight customers. More>>
Internet service is a luxury many can't afford. KCTV5 News shows you what some big businesses are doing to help some Kansas City students bridge the digital divide. More>>
Missouri's unclaimed property fund is basically a lost and found of unimaginable proportions. Right now it holds $700 million worth of assets like cash and jewelry. KCTV5 discovered tens of thousands of those dollars wasting away instead of being collected and used by various state agencies. More>>
Proper sleep is critical for a child's brain to develop. When one Lenexa, KS mother noticed her exhausted son beginning to miss crucial milestones, she took the controversial step of giving him the sleep supplement melatonin. More>>
KCTV5 News goes undercover to investigate how area tire shops deal with wheels some consider too dangerous to use. Every tire comes stamped "born on" date showing the week and year the tire was manufactured. Learning how to read that number could prevent your family from harm.
Dozens of daycare facilities in the metro have been cited with serious safety and care issues, some of which are still open for business and funded in part with Missouri tax dollars. More>>
The University of Missouri's latest journalism venture is taking off. The school is turning unmanned aircraft or drones, equipped with cameras, into news gathering tools. A Missouri lawmaker wants to ground the experiment for violating privacy. The drone debate heats up in Jefferson City. More>>
More than $3.2 million in Missouri tax dollars intended to help struggling families get back on their feet is being withdrawn in exotic places far from home and even inside seedy venues where the children who qualify for the aid are prohibited. More>>
It's been one year since the police department began fighting crime with something the chief calls "hot spot policing." More>>
Fire marshals around the country are sounding the alarm that a form of flexible piping used to deliver natural gas or propane to a home, when combined with severe weather, could ignite a flame. More>>
Reverse mortgages have become a popular way for seniors to stay in their homes and create an income. However, to avoid possible financial ruin and heartache, experts and one Kansas widow say the practice must come with a warning. More>>
The tightly scheduled lives of American children are being linked to a serious health condition discovered by a Kansas City physician known as the "milk and cookie disease." More>>
A Butler woman, unable to convince aggressive bill collectors that she actually owes no money, is just one of the many Americans that phantom debt collection agencies are currently chasing down. More>>
A Raytown woman paid for a brand-new mattress but ended up with a used one with yellow stains. KCTV5 discovered the bed never should have been delivered, uncovering the big difference in used mattress rules between Missouri and Kansas. More>>
In an ongoing investigation of the Kansas City, MO, Water Services Department, KCTV5 uncovered a brand new billing problem.
Kansas City's dangerous and thrilling mob history remains intriguing to many and interest is only growing with the debut of CBS' new hit show, Vegas. More>>
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is known for slashing budgets, but a KCTV5 investigation into his expenditures uncovered about $250,000 in questionable discretionary spending paid for by taxpayers. More>>
A military family in Washington fell on tough economic times and needed food stamps, but discovered someone in Missouri was already collecting their aid. KCTV5 News launched an investigation into the food stamp fraud.
The summer drought that dried up America's heartland is now being blamed for another growing crisis. Neglected and starving horses are being abandoned across Kansas and Missouri by owners who can no longer afford to keep them. More>>
The Chinese website at the heart of a KCTV5 News Investigation into fake IDs purchased online has now been shut down after pressure from four United States Senators. More>>
A recent investigation into the Kansas City, MO, Water Services Department exposed how the city decided to tackle unpaid water bills and poor customer service by spending more money. More>>
When Missouri received $40 million in a foreclosure settlement , the state kept the money from those hurt most in the mortgage mess. It's a decision being questioned by still-desperate homeowners and former lawmakers alike. More>>
A KCTV5 investigation uncovered millions of dollars in untapped revenue; money that could be used to help fix the metro's water woes. Discovered among the 12,000 names on the Kansas City Missouri Water Services Department's list of delinquent bills obtained in late May, some unexpected customers. More>>
Circuit breakers are designed to protect your family from an electrical fire. There is one particular brand of breakers that some electricians say they would never trust in the homes where their family members sleep. The experts know these breakers are not reliable but the nation's top safety agency refuses to issue a warning. More>>
An undercover investigation by KCTV5 exposed a scheme in which a Northland home inspector did more than examine vacant houses and take inventory; he advertised the contents online as his own personal belongings. More>>
KCTV5 exposes the popular vehicle leaving thousands of drivers in the dark and investigates why the government agency set up to protect you from dangerous vehicles decided this is not a safety issue. More>>
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