Your Morning Brief

Before you head out the door this morning, here is your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

Here are the top headlines in Kansas City for Friday, Aug. 7, 2020:

Five Things You Need to Know

MISSOURI (KCTV) -- Tax-free weekend is here! And while back-to-school shopping looks a little different this year, stores and online retailers are still expecting big sales, especially for electronics to assist in e-learning. (More)

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Council approved a plan to paint "Black Lives Matter" street murals at six locations within Kansas City. (More)

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A tense exchange between Kansas City councilmembers has led several local organizations to call for one councilmember's removal, calling her a racist. (More)

CALDWELL, COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- A year after a couple of farming brothers went missing, we spoke with their family about that fateful time period, and about the man accused of murdering the brothers. (More)

LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) -- A young boy who was shot in Lawrence on Wednesday night remains in critical but stable condition at a local hospital. (More)


Today’s Trending Story

(CNN) -- Coronavirus infections are skyrocketing among young people in the U.S. (More)


(AP) -- As the deadline passed Thursday, a total of 66 NFL players opted out of the upcoming 2020 season. (More) is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from KCTV5 News. 

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