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Consumer Reports: Front loader odor

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Front-loading washers often perform better than top-loaders in Consumer Reports tests. Plus, they’re gentler on your clothes and more energy-efficient. But some consumers got more than they bargained for when buying a front-loading machine.

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Harrisonville teen, 14, dead after hit by car near high school

Corey L. Turner died after being hit by a car that was driven by a 17-year-old, according to police. (Chopper 5) Corey L. Turner died after being hit by a car that was driven by a 17-year-old, according to police. (Chopper 5)
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A 14-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a vehicle near Harrisonville High School.

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Strong quake rattles central Italy: "The town isn't here"

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said: "The town isn't here anymore." More>>

Turkey says operation launched to free IS-held Syrian town

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Turkey's prime minister's office said the Turkish military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants. More>>

TS Gaston expected to become hurricane Wednesday

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Atmospheric conditions favor rapid strengthening of the storm, which is expected to continue on its west-northwest trajectory for the next three days before turning toward the northwest.

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Oak Park HS band director out after allegations of 'inappropriate communications' with former student

A district spokesperson told KCTV5 the teacher's name is Adam Farley, who was a band director at the school. (KCTV5) A district spokesperson told KCTV5 the teacher's name is Adam Farley, who was a band director at the school. (KCTV5)
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An Oak Park High School teacher has been fired by the North Kansas City School District.  

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Kansas City company sued by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The lawsuit accuses Profile Cabinet and Design of firing Brandon Fitzpatrick and Theopilis Bryant, two black employees, for falsifying a time card. (KCTV5) The lawsuit accuses Profile Cabinet and Design of firing Brandon Fitzpatrick and Theopilis Bryant, two black employees, for falsifying a time card. (KCTV5)
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a Kansas City company for discrimination.  

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Man killed in online dating robbery scam

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An online date meetup turns deadly in Florida. It sounds like a story from a Hollywood movie. But this nightmare is all too real for the family of 26- year-old Adam Hilarie. 

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Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

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More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It's an... More>>

Steven Hill, who played 'Law & Order' DA Schiff, dies at 94

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Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV's long-running "Law & Order," died Tuesday. He... More>>

Assisted living employee in Platte County stole from resident to gamble, police say

Police say Benton House caregiver Jasmine Moore took advantage of a woman and stole her debit card. (KCTV5) Police say Benton House caregiver Jasmine Moore took advantage of a woman and stole her debit card. (KCTV5)
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An assisted living employee is accused of stealing from an elderly woman and using the money to gamble at a local casino. 

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UPDATE: Missing man in Raymore found after Silver Alert was issued earlier

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Police are searching for a missing 87-year-old Raymore man.

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Gun found inside student's backpack at North Kansas City High School

A North Kansas City Schools district spokesperson confirmed that a gun was found after a bag was searched as part of the district's procedure. (KCTV5) A North Kansas City Schools district spokesperson confirmed that a gun was found after a bag was searched as part of the district's procedure. (KCTV5)
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Police were on scene Tuesday morning after a gun was found inside a student's backpack at North Kansas City High School. 

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Cincinnati Zoo deletes Twitter account amid Harambe trolling Video included

Harambe (YouTube) Harambe (YouTube)
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Cincinnati Zoo has deactivated its Twitter account after telling the Associated Press they "“are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe.” 

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Trash troubles pile up in Kansas City neighborhood

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Trash is piling up in neighborhoods across the city because drivers are not meeting department of transportation requirements leaving trash companies scrambling to find new employees.

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Ken doll in a dress causes controversy online Video included

Images of a cake decorated with a ken doll in a dress stirred up more than 1,000 reactions on social media. (Source: KCRA/Facebook/Freeport Bakery/CNN) Images of a cake decorated with a ken doll in a dress stirred up more than 1,000 reactions on social media. (Source: KCRA/Facebook/Freeport Bakery/CNN)
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Images of a cake decorated with a Ken doll in a dress stirred up more than 1,000 reactions on social media.

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Hero's welcome for Kansas native, Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez

A hero's welcome for a Kansas native this week as he came home with an Olympic medal. The airport in Wichita was packed Tuesday morning when Nico Hernandez arrived from Brazil where he won a bronze medal in boxing. Hernandez was a virtual unknown in the boxing world before the international stage.

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Chiefs prepare for next half of preseason

After a close loss to the Rams out in Los Angeles, the Chiefs are happy to be back home. KCTV5’s Andrew Carter caught up with them at Arrowhead as they prepare for the next half of the preseason.

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Trial begins in killing of rapper outside Overland Park bar

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Dale "Poppa Willo" Willis, 33, is on trial this week in Johnson County District Court. He's charged with first-degree murder in the September shooting death of Jurl Carter outside The Roxy nightclub in Overland Park last September.

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Kansas among five states suing Obama administration over transgender rules

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in a North Texas federal court seeks to block parts of a nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP) The lawsuit filed Tuesday in a North Texas federal court seeks to block parts of a nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP)

Texas and four other states are again suing the Obama administration over its efforts to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender people.

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KU Chancellor's message promises action on diversity, equity

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University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little says she's planning additional diversity, equity and inclusion efforts on campus.

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Sweetener used in chewing gum, mints poses deadly threats to dogs

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A common sweetener found in things like sugar-free gum and mints can be toxic to dogs.

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Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship

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A federal appeals court will decide whether Kansas has the right to ask people who register to vote when they get their driver's licenses for proof that they're citizens, a decision which could affect whether... More>>

Little League coach visits mound to tell son he loves him

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Baseball is the greatest game when you do it right. Oregon's Little League coach does it right.

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Lee's Summit police talk home security with residents

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In a city-wide Neighborhood Watch meeting held Monday night, Lee's Summit police announced that residential burglaries are trending down, but also used the meeting as a time to discuss home security.

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Bad news, America: KFC runs out of chicken-scented sunscreen

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 There's no more free KFC Extra Crispy Sunscreen left. Earlybirds went and got it all, so now you can only pay exorbitant prices for it on eBay.

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Arrest warrant: Mother put newborn in refrigerator for hours, killing him Video included

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Angela Blackwell, 27, was arrested Monday and charged with felony homicide by child abuse. 

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Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase

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Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed. More>>

Missouri Mavericks enter working agreement with St. Louis Blues

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The Missouri Mavericks say they have come to terms with the St. Louis Blues on a working agreement for the upcoming season.

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More than 20 vehicles ransacked in Lenexa overnight

According to police, someone ransacked more than 20 vehicles in the Barrington Park subdivision.  (Michael Ross/KCTV) According to police, someone ransacked more than 20 vehicles in the Barrington Park subdivision. (Michael Ross/KCTV)
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Police say more than a dozen vehicles in Lenexa were burglarized overnight.

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At least 53 dead after flooding in India Video included

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In the Indian state of Bihar, 27 people have been killed and roughly 800,000 people have been displaced.

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'We’re Not Gonna Take It' recast as fight song against childhood cancer

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Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has transformed the band’s rebellious anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It” into an emotional piano ballad to help magician Criss Angel’s charity in the fight against childhood cancer.

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Teacher’s new homework policy goes viral

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A teacher’s new homework policy is going viral online after a mother shared the image of the note on Facebook.

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World's highest and longest glass bridge opens in China Video included

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The six-meter wide bridge stretches 430 meters over a 300-meter deep valley between two cliffs.

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US service member killed in Afghanistan

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One other U.S. service member and six Afghan soldiers were injured in the blast. 

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Differences aside, Supreme Court unites Trump, Senate GOP

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Differences aside, Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are strongly united on one issue - ideological balance on the Supreme Court. More>>

Men release crocodiles into school during burglary in Australia Video included

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Australian police are searching for vandals who broke into a school and released saltwater crocodiles into the main office. 

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Co-worker, houseguest accused of killing 5-year-old girl Video included

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Alayna Ertl's parents realized Saturday that she was missing from their Watkins, MN, home, along with their houseguest, Zachary Anderson.

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Man allegedly bit bartender's finger off Video included

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During a fight with a bartender, a suspect allegedly amputated the bartender's finger with his teeth.

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Family of six displaced after early morning house fire

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A father rushed to wake his family after a fire broke out at a house in Kansas City, MO, early Tuesday morning. 

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First photo near moon sent 50 years ago

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On Aug. 23, 1966, the Lunar Orbiter One sent back an image of the moon's cratered surface, which takes up most of the photo. The white spot in the background is Earth.

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Royals prepare for Miami as the Chiefs get back to practice

We're right in the middle of the sweet spot, that time of the year when football and baseball overlap. The Royals had a day off, but they're back in action today, and the Chiefs are headed back to practice here in Kansas City. 

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Real estate agent accused of 'rendezvous' in newly sold home Video included

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After a neighbor became suspicious, officers went to the house and peeked through the window. They saw Marisa Seloff and Joshua Leal in what investigators called a “passionate rendezvous.”

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Clinton: Trump health allegations a 'wacky strategy' Video included

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Hillary Clinton is pushing back against charges that she's physically unfit for the White House. More>>

Man trapped between buildings freed Video included

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Police say the man was trying to impress a woman by jumping from one roof to the next, but he missed and ended up wedged in between the buildings.

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Study: TV rating system not accurate

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The study revealed violence is prevalent across shows, regardless of rating.

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Clinton dismisses 'wacky strategy' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Video included

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 Appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night, laughed off claims by some of her opponents that she’s somehow not well.

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University of Missouri projects drop in freshman enrollment

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Officials at the University of Missouri have projected that about 1,400 fewer first-time freshmen have enrolled at the school compared to last year.

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Internet helps girl with autism replace beloved shirt Video included

Ten-year-old Cami Skousen had worn out her favorite shirt - four of them. Her mom posted a note on Facebook and found hundreds of people, and a company, were there to help them out. (Source: KUTV; Facebook; Target/CNN) Ten-year-old Cami Skousen had worn out her favorite shirt - four of them. Her mom posted a note on Facebook and found hundreds of people, and a company, were there to help them out. (Source: KUTV; Facebook; Target/CNN)
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Cami, a 10-year-old who has autism, had worn out her favorite pink shirt, and her mom could not find another one. Then, her mom posted a message to social media and found support from all over the world. 

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Naked man exposes self to girls selling lemonade in O'Fallon, Mo. Video included

A naked man approached young girls selling lemonade on August 20 at Brisco Ave. and Love Dr. in O'Fallon, Mo. (Credit: KMOV) A naked man approached young girls selling lemonade on August 20 at Brisco Ave. and Love Dr. in O'Fallon, Mo. (Credit: KMOV)
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Police in O'Fallon, Missouri are searching for a man who exposed himself to a group of young girls selling lemonade.  

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Odessa city leaders address concerns with city's police department

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Odessa’s city leaders say they’ve lost faith, trust and confidence in their police department.  

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Tropical Storm Gaston forms in the Atlantic

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While Fiona spins towards its inevitable destruction, Tropical Storm Gaston has formed and is expected to become a hurricane. 

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Experts: Wind could exacerbate design flaws on Verruckt

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A KCTV5 News investigation explores the science behind Verruckt and how wind can affect the world’s tallest waterslide.

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Shawnee family safe following house fire

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A Shawnee family is safe following a house fire.  

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Scallops linked to hepatitis A outbreak recalled

The distributor of the scallops, Sea Port Products Corp. issued a recall. (Source: Sea Port Products Corp./CNN) The distributor of the scallops, Sea Port Products Corp. issued a recall. (Source: Sea Port Products Corp./CNN)
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The raw bay scallops were distributed to California, Hawaii and Nevada.

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Pills found at Prince's home mislabeled

Medical examiners found a lethal dose of fentanyl in Prince's system. (Source: CNN) Medical examiners found a lethal dose of fentanyl in Prince's system. (Source: CNN)
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Medical examiners found a lethal dose of fentanyl in Prince's system.

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Trump vows 'fair, but firm' approach to illegal immigration

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Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on whether he's backtracking from... More>>

1,500 Americans rescued in Canadian waters Video included

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The winds pushed the group - in floats, rafts and inner tubes - along the Canadian shore.

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Louisburg High School football coach accused of domestic battery Video included

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A local high school football coach is at the center of scandal facing domestic battery charges while still on the job.

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UPDATE: High school teacher arrested in connection with Surfside Beach burglaries Video included

Bion Legrand Shoemaker (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Bion Legrand Shoemaker (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
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Police in Surfside Beach announced Sunday officers arrested Bion Legrand Shoemaker III, 45, of Surfside Beach in connection with a string of residential and vehicle break-ins.

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Wells Fargo fined $4 million over illegal student loan fees

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Wells Fargo fined after the bank charged illegal late fees to some of its student loan borrowers.

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Several California wildfires spotted from space

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A NASA and NOAA satellite captured an image Sunday of the smoke rising from four different areas.

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New push to end rising fees of cable boxes

Americans love their TV, but paying for it can get pricey and you still can't always get what you want. KCTV5’s Carolyn Long explains the new effort to change that.

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KCK school district violated policy after student with special needs put in headlock, state says

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A KCK school district violated policy after a paraprofessional put a student with special needs in a headlock, state education official say.

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Video shows car driven over dance floor hitting 8 Video included

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Police say a 74-year-old woman leaving a concert at Commons Park confused the brake with the gas and hit a group of people dancing at the show. 

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Man, woman charged with child abuse in recent shootings after reported drug deal

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A Belton man and his girlfriend have been charged with child abuse and child endangerment for firing weapons near the children during a reported drug deal, resulting in one of their children being shot.

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Professor lured to marijuana patch before killed, police say Video included

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George Ishler Jr.,39, is accused of pushing 56-year-old Penn State professor Ronald Bettig off a ledge, causing him to fall to his death. Police say he and an accomplice believed they were named in Bettig's new will. 

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Lockdown lifted at Elm Grove Elementary School

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The lockdown at Elm Grove Elementary School in the Fort Osage School District has been lifted.

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Judge in Texas temporarily blocks Obama's transgender rules

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A federal judge in Texas has blocked the Obama administration's order that requires public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. More>>

Unique subscription boxes for the un-giftable

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Likely by now, you have been exposed to a monthly box that offers cutting-edge beauty products or a weekly box of the food you need to feed the family.

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Man trying to alert families about gators heard screams at Disney Video included

A report says a man alerted staff to gators about 45 minutes prior to the attack, and was on his way down to warn families when he heard a woman scream. (Source: WESH/CNN) A report says a man alerted staff to gators about 45 minutes prior to the attack, and was on his way down to warn families when he heard a woman scream. (Source: WESH/CNN)
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A report says a gator acted in a "predatory manner" and that 2-year-old Lane Thomas Graves did nothing to provoke the reptile before he was killed in an attack at a Disney resort. 

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Facebook's new Lifestage app for teens is another Snapchat clone

Facebook is once again shamelessly going after teens. More>>

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