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Local LGBT organizations and the Kansas City community are rallying behind the victims of the Orlando shooting with a massive fundraiser thrown together in a matter of days. (Source: KCTV) Local LGBT organizations and the Kansas City community are rallying behind the victims of the Orlando shooting with a massive fundraiser thrown together in a matter of days. (Source: KCTV)

Local bars, LGBT community hold fundraising event benefiting Orlando victims

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Local LGBT organizations and the Kansas City community are rallying behind the victims of the Orlando shooting with a massive fundraiser thrown together in a matter of days.

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Where can I see fireworks in my neighborhood?

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Here is a list of fireworks, festivals and other Independence Day events across the metro area.

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Vatican denies pope has 'Crusades' mentality over genocide

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The Vatican is strongly denying Turkish claims that Pope Francis has adopted a "mentality of the Crusades" by recognizing the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians as "genocide." More>>

Obama OKs federal aid for West Virginia; at least 24 dead

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Offering his condolences, President Barack Obama approved federal aid for the West Virginia communities devastated by floods that have killed at least 24 people and rendered many more homeless. More>>

EU calls for UK to 'Brexit' quickly; Britain wants more time

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The European Union wants a quickie divorce, but Britain wants time to think things over. More>>

24 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues Video included

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Surrounded by muddy devastation, Cathy Light and her husband Chris thought it was "heaven sent" they had free burgers to munch on in a Clendenin parking lot Saturday. More>>

Draft of Dems' policy positions reflects Sanders' influence Video included

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures as she speaks during a rally in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures as she speaks during a rally in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
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A draft of the Democratic Party's policy positions reflects the influence of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign: endorsing steps to break up large Wall Street banks, advocating a $15 hourly wage, urging an end... More>>

Woman dies from stab wounds in KC

Police found a 50-year-old woman stabbed to death in a home in the 5500 block of Paloma in Kansas City Saturday morning. (Source: Eric Smith/KCTV) Police found a 50-year-old woman stabbed to death in a home in the 5500 block of Paloma in Kansas City Saturday morning. (Source: Eric Smith/KCTV)
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Police found a 50-year-old woman stabbed to death in a home in the 5500 block of Paloma in Kansas City Saturday morning.

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Superhero pancake breakfast brings in $2K for boy, 4, with cancer

A superhero-themed pancake breakfast raised about $2,000 for 4-year-old Landen Thompson, who is fighting a rare form of cancer. A superhero-themed pancake breakfast raised about $2,000 for 4-year-old Landen Thompson, who is fighting a rare form of cancer.
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A superhero-themed pancake breakfast raised about $2,000 for a little boy fighting a rare form of cancer.

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34-year-old man killed in single car crash on 71 Hwy

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A 34-year-old man is dead after a single car crash in Kansas City Saturday morning. It happened around 11 a.m. on southbound 71 Highway and Bannister. 

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Fallen firefighter's niece, classmates honor him with dance tribute

Marissa Leggio and her classmates have been practicing at MelRoe's School of Dance in Liberty for weeks to prepare a special tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives. (Source: KCTV) Marissa Leggio and her classmates have been practicing at MelRoe's School of Dance in Liberty for weeks to prepare a special tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives. (Source: KCTV)
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Marissa Leggio and her classmates have been practicing at MelRoe's School of Dance in Liberty for weeks to prepare a special tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives. 

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Presidential hopefuls use UK vote to further their campaigns Video included

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The Libertarian and Green party candidates have also weighed in, lending their support to the decision. That leaves presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton alone among presidential candidates in opposing the move.

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Suspected vandalism leaves Butterfly Trail bathroom in ashes

A restroom on the Butterfly Trail in Grain Valley was left in ashes after suspected vandalism late Thursday night or early Friday morning. (Source: Grain Valley Parks and Recreation) A restroom on the Butterfly Trail in Grain Valley was left in ashes after suspected vandalism late Thursday night or early Friday morning. (Source: Grain Valley Parks and Recreation)
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A restroom on the Butterfly Trail in Grain Valley was left in ashes after suspected vandalism late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

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Behind the support for Brexit and Trump: Economic resentment

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The United Kingdom's stunning vote to leave the European Union was driven by much of the same sentiment that fueled Donald Trump's insurgent march toward the Republican presidential nod: a rejection of economic... More>>

Missouri law aims to help teachers of traumatized children

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Gov. Jay Nixon this past week signed legislation to give Missouri teachers support in working with traumatized children.

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Just For Her expo is all about women, fashion and health

The Just For Her expo features 300 vendors and exhibits ranging from fashion, beauty and women's health

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Car fire sets Overland Park home ablaze

An Overland Park home sustained significant damage Friday night after the garage went up in flames.  (Source: KCTV) An Overland Park home sustained significant damage Friday night after the garage went up in flames. (Source: KCTV)
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An Overland Park home sustained significant damage Friday night after the garage went up in flames.

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Lenexa water main break joins list of 10 breaks this week

Lenexa police responded to a water main break near Quivira Saturday morning. (Source: KCTV) Lenexa police responded to a water main break near Quivira Saturday morning. (Source: KCTV)
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Lenexa police responded to a water main break near Quivira Saturday morning.

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4 hospitalized in KCK shooting

Four people are in the hospital, some in critical condition, after a late night shooting in KCK. (Source: KCTV) Four people are in the hospital, some in critical condition, after a late night shooting in KCK. (Source: KCTV)
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Four people are in the hospital, some in critical condition, after a late night shooting in KCK.

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Power restored at Overland Park home after donations pour in

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The power is back on inside an Overland Park home after a family spent months without electricity.

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Overland Park tenants get help with brown recluse spider infestation

The brown recluse spiders took The Lakes at Lionsgate by surprise, crawling into clothing, closets and beds. (KCTV5) The brown recluse spiders took The Lakes at Lionsgate by surprise, crawling into clothing, closets and beds. (KCTV5)
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The brown recluse spiders took The Village at LionsGate by surprise, crawling into clothing, closets and beds.

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Now that Britain wants out, EU must figure out how to do it

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Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, the bloc's first order of business is figuring out how to get rid of it. Surprisingly, that's a tall order. More>>

Pro-EU Scots, Northern Irish eye UK escape after Brexit vote Video included

(Niall Carson/PA via AP). Irish Prime Miinister  Enda Kenny speaks during a press conference in Dublin Friday June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum. (Niall Carson/PA via AP). Irish Prime Miinister Enda Kenny speaks during a press conference in Dublin Friday June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum.
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The United Kingdom's stunning vote to depart the European Union could end in the breakup of the U.K. itself. More>>

Crash led to Miss Kansas' platform against texting, driving

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The newly crowned Miss Kansas says a personal experience inspired her platform to combat texting and driving.

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2 die in California wildfire that left little time to flee Video included

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A deadly wildfire that roared through dry brush and trees in the mountains of central California gave residents little time to flee as flames burned dozens of homes to the ground, propane tanks exploded, and smoke obscured... More>>

Rockhurst officers scare off attackers attempting to rob UMKC student

A pair of Rockhurst security officers saved the day when a UMKC student was jumped just a block from the Rockhurst campus. (Source: KCTV) A pair of Rockhurst security officers saved the day when a UMKC student was jumped just a block from the Rockhurst campus. (Source: KCTV)
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The whole incident lasted less than a minute thanks to the officers who intervened. In a matter of seconds, one of the Rockhurst patrol cars pulled up and scared the attackers away.

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Legislators react to bipartisan school funding bill passing

Compromise was reached among Kansas legislators Friday night with both the House and the Senate passing a school funding bill that everyone can agree on. (Source: KCTV) Compromise was reached among Kansas legislators Friday night with both the House and the Senate passing a school funding bill that everyone can agree on. (Source: KCTV)
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Compromise was reached among Kansas legislators Friday night with both the House and the Senate passing a school funding bill that everyone can agree on.

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