'Perfect opportunity': People are calling on racial justice changes across the child welfare system

'PERFECT OPPORTUNITY': PEOPLE ARE CALLING ON RACIAL JUSTICE CHANGES ACROSS THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

"This is an urgent racial justice issue," said Ira Lustbader, of the advocacy group Children's Rights.

Going the distance: This 37-year-old runner just set a 50K world record

GOING THE DISTANCE: THIS 37-YEAR-OLD RUNNER JUST SET A 50K WORLD RECORD

In her first race longer than a marathon, Des Linden averaged a 5:47 pace for more than 31 miles.

 
 
 
Missouri lawmakers move to make daylight saving permanent

MISSOURI LAWMAKERS MOVE TO MAKE DAYLIGHT SAVING PERMANENT

Federal law prevents states from moving to daylight saving time permanently

Roeland Park police enact new Taser policy in wake of Daunte Wright's shooting

ROELAND PARK POLICE ENACT NEW TASER POLICY IN WAKE OF DAUNTE WRIGHT'S SHOOTING

The policy states that all Roeland Park police officers will "cross draw" their Tasers

 
 
 
Branson repeals mask mandate early

BRANSON REPEALS MASK MANDATE EARLY

Board of Alderman voted 6-0 on Tuesday night to repeal the public masking ordinance effective Friday

More people, more trash: Why people are having to clean up outdoor attractions

MORE PEOPLE, MORE TRASH: WHY PEOPLE ARE HAVING TO CLEAN UP OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS

"We have some concerns that it's being loved to death, if you will," one official said.

 
 
 
THE TRIAL OF KYLR YUST: Yust takes stand in own defense in double murder trial

THE TRIAL OF KYLR YUST: YUST TAKES STAND IN OWN DEFENSE IN DOUBLE MURDER TRIAL

Yust is accused of murdering Kara Kopetsky and Jessica Runions.

Relish seeing the Wienermobile? Well, hot dog! It's in Kansas City for a visit this week!

RELISH SEEING THE WIENERMOBILE? WELL, HOT DOG! IT'S IN KANSAS CITY FOR A VISIT THIS WEEK!

Ketchup with the landmark vehicle at one of several stops.

 
 
 
New scam targets FEMA funeral expenses program that is part of American Rescue Plan

NEW SCAM TARGETS FEMA FUNERAL EXPENSES PROGRAM THAT IS PART OF AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

A new scam is trying to take advantage of the federal program that helps family with funeral expenses for relatives who died of COVID-19.

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES: Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES: SIKHS MARK TONED-DOWN HOLIDAY AMID CONTINUING VIRUS CONCERNS

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates in the Kansas City metro area.

 
 
 
Chilly morning, sunny and nearly 60 Wednesday

CHILLY MORNING, SUNNY AND NEARLY 60 WEDNESDAY

If you can mow Wednesday or Thursday as opposed to this weekend, you may be in better shape.

KC Community Film project debuts trailer for feature film

KC COMMUNITY FILM PROJECT DEBUTS TRAILER FOR FEATURE FILM

The film series tells the story of people putting aside their differences and building meaningful relationships.

 
 
 
Woman arrested after confrontation in drop-off line Tuesday at Junction Elementary School

WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER CONFRONTATION IN DROP-OFF LINE TUESDAY AT JUNCTION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Police say woman showed a weapon and threatened another parent

Local doctors weigh in on pausing Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

LOCAL DOCTORS WEIGH IN ON PAUSING JOHNSON & JOHNSON COVID-19 VACCINE

Health officials said that six women experienced adverse blood clots

 
 
 
What we know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and rare blood clots

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE AND RARE BLOOD CLOTS

These are not typical blood clots. They're weird in two ways.

Paola's Derrick Mein hopes to lead Team USA to gold medal in trap shooting

PAOLA'S DERRICK MEIN HOPES TO LEAD TEAM USA TO GOLD MEDAL IN TRAP SHOOTING

Paola's Derrick Mein is a world champion and one of the best at trap shooting. He's hoping to lead Team USA to a gold medal in the...

 
 
 
Missouri mail carrier accused of sexually assaulting woman

MISSOURI MAIL CARRIER ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING WOMAN

Police say trauma of the attack led the woman to move to a different home

Wednesday will be sunny with highs in the mid-50s

WEDNESDAY WILL BE SUNNY WITH HIGHS IN THE MID-50S

Rain is likely Friday.

 
 
 
Missouri lawmakers consider day to honor Rush Limbaugh

MISSOURI LAWMAKERS CONSIDER DAY TO HONOR RUSH LIMBAUGH

Bill awaits a vote in the Senate General Laws Committee

Brazilian variant of COVID-19 found in Kansas

BRAZILIAN VARIANT OF COVID-19 FOUND IN KANSAS

Two other variants of concern have been identified in Kansas, including the UK variant, B.1.1.7, and the South African variant, B.1.351.

 
 
 



Democrats to unveil bill to expand US Supreme Court by four justices

Democrats to unveil bill to expand US Supreme Court by four justices

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats plan to introduce legislation on Thursday to expand the U.S. Supreme Court by four justices, a proposal aimed at breaking the conservative... Read more ...

US poised to announce sanctions on Russia in response to SolarWinds hack

US poised to announce sanctions on Russia in response to SolarWinds hack

In response to a massive hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, and believed to have been aimed at stealing government information, the Biden administration is... Read more ...

Tokyo Games: Officials say cancelation, no fans still option

Tokyo Games: Officials say cancelation, no fans still option

TOKYO - Two top officials of Japan's ruling LDP party on Thursday said radical changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One went as far to suggest they still could be... Read more ...

Luca Doncic's 3-pointer at buzzer leads Mavericks past Grizzlies

Luca Doncic's 3-pointer at buzzer leads Mavericks past Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Luka Doncic hit a leaning, lunging 3-pointer as time expired to give the Dallas Mavericks a 114-113 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night... Read more ...

Rep. Matt Gaetz's Woes Deepen As New Report Details Associate's Shady Venmo...

Rep. Matt Gaetz's Woes Deepen As New Report Details Associate's Shady Venmo Payments

Joel Greenberg made more than 150 payments to dozens of women, including a minor, The Daily Beast reported. Read more ...

White Sox's Carlos Rodon completes no-hitter after losing perfect game in...

White Sox's Carlos Rodon completes no-hitter after losing perfect game in 9th to HBP

Carlos Rodon is all the way back after elbow and shoulder issues the past two years. Read more ...

White Sox LHP Rodón loses perfect game on HBP in 9th

White Sox LHP Rodón loses perfect game on HBP in 9th

CHICAGO - Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodón has lost his bid for a perfect game when he hit Cleveland's Roberto Pérez in the foot with a pitch with one out in the... Read more ...

Ennis, Carter Jr. come up big as Magic beat Bulls 115-106

Ennis, Carter Jr. come up big as Magic beat Bulls 115-106

CHICAGO - James Ennis scored 22 points, Wendell Carter Jr. added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Chicago Bulls... Read more ...

US set to sanction a dozen Russian individuals, 24 entities for influencing...

US set to sanction a dozen Russian individuals, 24 entities for influencing the 2020 election, SolarWinds hack

Summary List Placement The US government is set to impose sanctions on around a dozen Russian government and intelligence officials, as well as 20 entities linked to Russian... Read more ...

Polanco hits early HR off Musgrove, Pirates beat Padres 5-1

Polanco hits early HR off Musgrove, Pirates beat Padres 5-1

Polanco hit a solo shot into the right-field stands in the second inning. That ended a 32-inning scoreless streak by Musgrove that dated to last season when he was still with... Read more ...