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 Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019:  

Five Things You Need to Know

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) -- Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. (more)

MISSION HILLS, KS (KCTV) -- One person is dead following an overnight house fire at Tomahawk and 69th Street. (more)

SEDALIA, MO (KCTV) -- An inmate who escaped from the Pettis County Jail earlier this month is back in custody. (more)

OVERLAND PARK, KS (CNN) -- Amid speculation about his political future, Mike Pompeo on Monday said he'd be in the secretary of state role until President Donald Trump "tweets (him) out." (more)

COLUMBIA, MO (KCTV) – ESPN became a bit of a buzz-kill, accidentally revealed some of the women's NCAA Tournament brackets before the Missouri Tigers even made it to their watch party. (more)


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HOUSTON, TX (CNN) - Firefighter Thomas Harwell says it's always been in his blood to help people, and not just when he's on the clock.. (more)

Kansas City Sports


Kansas City Royals v. Chicago Cubs/ Surprise, AZ/ 8:05 p.m.

College Baseball:

Missouri Tigers v. Murray State Racers/ Columbia, MO/ 6:30 p.m.

Kansas State Wildcats v. Canisius Golden Griffins/ Manhattan, KS/ 3 p.m.


Kansas City Mavericks v. South Carolina Stingrays/ Charleston, SC/ 6:05 p.m.

College Basketball: 

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