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, Sept. 20, 2019:

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A quarter of a million people are expected to descend onto the Country Club Plaza this weekend for the 88th Plaza Art Fair. But vendors and patrons may have to find a way to combat the anticipated storms and preserve the art. (More)

PLEASANT VALLEY, MO (KCTV) – A Kansas City-area bagel shop today is bringing back a popular bagel for the Chiefs’ first home game of the season. The specially-made bagels are red and gold, and KCTV5 got an up-close look at how they’re made. (More)

ST LOUIS, MO (AP) – Missouri has its first vaping death. A man in his mid-40s died this week at a St. Louis hospital after succumbing to a vaping-related illness, health officials said. That’s the eighth vaping-related death recently in the U.S. (More)

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) – Kansas City, Ks., police need your help locating a mother and her two very young children who have been missing since the beginning of the month. Check out our website for images of the three and what you can do to help. (More)

LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) – Two people stole a cardboard cutout of Chiefs star QB Patrick Mahomes from a Lawrence McDonald’s. But they crashed their car mere blocks away, leading to a safe return of the cutout, much to the relief of Chiefs Kingdom. (More)

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BRIDGETON, NJ (CNN) – Authorities in New Jersey are offering a $20,000 reward for the safe return of a 5-year-old girl they say may have been abducted from a Bridgeton playground. The mom told police the girl was playing on the swings with her three-year-old brother while the mom was in her car 30 yards away. The three-year-old returned to the car without his sister, and the mom couldn’t find her. (More)

Sports

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Lots of Chiefs news on this Red Friday, from hay bales looking like Patrick Marhomes and lineman Eric Fisher’s injuries, to the team gearing up for a tough battle at Arrowhead against the Baltimore Ravens. (More)

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