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With dozens of families without power, Belton School District offers help

BELTON, Mo. -- With thousands still in the dark, one local school district is stepping in to help out. After the storm, the Belton School District was inundated with calls from parents concerned about the post-storm power outages and how it would affect their children.


Ice, Snow Expected Tonight, Tomorrow Morning for Northeast Missouri

HANNIBAL - Another round of winter weather has the possibility of affecting most of northeast Missouri again tonight, including a glazing of ice then up to an inch of snow. This can be especially treacherous for driving, because the snow will be on top of the ice, creating slick conditions. Please p


Belton barbecue restaurant catches fire, injuring one person

A fire broke out at a barbecue restaurant in Belton Friday afternoon. The outside of the building and an area near the kitchen was damaged, the Belton Fire Department said. The department was dispatched to the scene just before 1:15 p.m. at Little Pig BBQ at 103 S. Scott Ave.


Editorial: The Missouri House just overturned an election. The courts should turn it back.

Barely two months after Missouri voters said, loudly and clearly, that state legislators’ official records must be open to the public, the Missouri House on Tuesday effectively overturned that vote and declared that members can keep their records closed. Lawmakers have done this before, on other iss


KC in the path of two winter storms, with the worst ice and snow coming this weekend

Brace yourself Kansas City. The next several days will be challenging as the metro area will likely face ice, snow and bitter cold from two winter storms about pass through. The larger storm is expected to strike Friday night and remain through most of Saturday, dumping between 3 and 6 inches of sno


Belton Regional Medical Center has earned stroke certification

Belton Regional Medical Center is a first-line of care for stroke patients – a step that can save lives. The hospital, which is part of HCA Midwest Health, has earned Advanced Disease Specific Care Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital from The Joint Commission, the American Heart Associatio


Internet's Best Weatherman Returns With a Dire Weather Warning for Missouri

The internet's finest amateur weatherman, Nova Scotia's Frankie MacDonald, has once again turned his attention to the Show-Me-state, warning in his trademark bellow that we're in for a major winter storm this Saturday.


Harrisonville woman killed in 2-vehicle crash in Cass County

CASS COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- A two-vehicle crash in Cass County, Missouri has left a 82-year-old woman dead. The crash happened just before 7 p.m. on Saturday on southbound I-49, south of E. 291st St.


Governor: Western Missouri's Crossroads Correctional Facility Slated For Closure

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is planning to close Crossroads Correctional Facility in Cameron and transfer prisoners to the nearby Western Missouri Correctional Facility. Officials said the move, announced during the Republican’s State of the State address Wednesday, would save the state millions. That


Woman dies after vehicle crashes into Kansas pond

Authorities say a suburban Kansas City woman has died from injuries sustained when she crashed into a pond. Police in Olathe, Kansas, say Helen Riddle, 61, apparently suffered a medical emergency last week before her sport utility vehicle struck a car and went off the side of a road. She then crashe


I-70 reopens after police investigate woman found dead in vehicle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police shut down Interstate 70 westbound for more than two hours early Wednesday after officers responded to a reported crash and found a woman shot to death in a vehicle.


Driver from Belton arrested in Cass County

A driver from Belton, Missouri is arrested in Cass County. According to an online arrest report, at 9:31 a.m. this morning, 30-year-old Corey B. Johnson is preliminary charged with felony possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, felony driving while suspended, possession of drug parap


Plans for mixed-use development on former Sears site sees set back over concerns about apartment building

One of the most notable outcomes from this week’s Overland Park planning commission were a pair of items that ended up not getting discussed. Seritage Growth Properties, the company working to redevelop now-vacant former Sears buildings across the country, postponed consideration of a rezoning reque


Improperly parked car causes fatal crash in Cass County

CASS COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Highway Patrol says a Harrisonville driver died when she rear ended a car on the shoulder of Interstate 49 in Cass County. Doris M. Craef, 82, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The collision took place in the southbound lane near mile marker 154.5, just before 7:0



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Family of Overland Park Teenager Killed by Police Wins Settlement

The family of 17-year old John Albers, killed last year by an Overland Park police officer, has settled with the city for $2.3 million. Activists say that even though damages will be paid out, there are still many questions left lingering.


Drug trafficking case to be arraigned in Cass County.

CASS COUNTY, Mo. – An arraignment is scheduled this morning for a Kansas City woman accused of drug trafficking in. In March of this year, Raymore Police stopped Cassey Nichole Reed, 32, for driving with one headlamp out. When it was found that her drivers license was suspended and she had four acti


KCPD looking for missing 23-year-old man who walked away from mental health center, in need of medication

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri police are attempting to locate a missing 23-year-old man who walked away from a mental health treatment center. Police said Christian Ault left the center located at 29th and Holmes Street in Kansas City at 5 p.m. Sunday.


Truck knocks down Kansas City officer after Jan. 12 Chiefs game

A pickup drove across traffic cones and turned south against oncoming traffic after Sunday's playoff game at Arrowhead. A Kansas City police officer attempted to stop the driver before being knocked to the ground by the pickup before fleeing.


Second person killed in crash on dangerous Kansas City road

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A second person has died from injuries suffered in a crash on a northern Kansas City road that has been the site of dozens of wrecks. The Kansas City Star reports police announced Tuesday that 53-year-old Omer Hamsic had died. He had been hospitalized in serious condition sin