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Colorado Rapids sit on early lead and beat Sporting KC 1-0

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Colorado Rapids sit on early lead and beat Sporting KC 1-0

- It was about the worst possible scenario for Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night. In a 1-0 loss to Colorado in Commerce City, Colo., the Rapids scored an early goal that allowed them to sit back and defend basically the rest of the game. Playing away from home for the fourth time in its last five games, Sporting KC dominated possession, shots on goal, corner kicks and passes, but caught a tough break

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In fight over debt, man stabbed to death on East 49th Street in Kansas City

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In fight over debt, man stabbed to death on East 49th Street in Kansas City

- Police were investigating the fourth homicide in Kansas City since Wednesday after a man was stabbed to death Saturday. The stabbing was reported about 2 p.m. in the 3000 block of East 49th Street. Police found the man with a stab wound inside an apartment. He died a short time later, police said. The suspect surrendered after a hour-long standoff in a neighboring apartment

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Chance for severe storms Saturday in Kansas City metro area

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Chance for severe storms Saturday in Kansas City metro area

- Strong thunderstorms are likely Saturday morning north of the Missouri River in the Kansas City metro area, and there’s a threat of high winds and large hail south of the Missouri River Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said storms would be moving into Leavenworth County and Platte County and other areas north of the river and could linger until about 10 a

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Severe storms could hit Kansas City area Saturday afternoon

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Severe storms could hit Kansas City area Saturday afternoon

- The first official day of the holiday weekend could be a stormy one in the Kansas City area. The National Weather Service in Kansas City forecast numerous severe thunderstorms in the metro area. Widespread winds up to 80 mph are possible, as are large hail and tornadoes. The area under the highest threat is south of Interstate 70. The storms are expected to hit in the early afternoon in the Kansas City area

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Sorry, guys: This Wonder Woman party is for women only

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Sorry, guys: This Wonder Woman party is for women only

- Kansas City’s Alamo Drafthouse on Thursday announced a ladies-only showing of “Wonder Woman,” “complete with an all-female service staff,” to help raise money for Hope House, a local domestic violence shelter. Women and girls over the age of 6 should “flex their girl power,” the announcement said, and buy the $10.25 tickets for the June 6 event. But not everyone thought the idea was so super

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Higher sales taxes will be applied to room rates at Crown Center hotels

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Higher sales taxes will be applied to room rates at Crown Center hotels

- A plan to finance improvements at the Westin and Sheraton hotels at Crown Center won unanimous approval Thursday by the Kansas City Council. The ordinance redirects part of the city’s convention sales tax — collected on room rates at the two hotels — to provide up to $15 million toward an estimated $30 million worth of interior renovations in the hotels

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‘You killed my daughter!’ relative screams during testimony at Pledger trial in KCK

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‘You killed my daughter!’ relative screams during testimony at Pledger trial in KCK

- The Tamika Pledger manslaughter trial in Kansas City, Kan., was interrupted Wednesday when some family members of the victims shouted at her while she was testifying. “Bitch, you killed my daughter!” yelled a relative of 16-year-old Tierra Smith, who died of a brain hemorrhage after being struck by Pledger’s car on Jan. 30, 2015. “You hit my son, too!” called out a relative of Mark Britt, who testified earlier that he had to learn to walk again after both of his legs were broken when he was hit by Pledger’s car

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‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot to star KCK’s Janelle Monae? Maybe, Hollywood sources say

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‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot to star KCK’s Janelle Monae? Maybe, Hollywood sources say

- If rumors hold true, you might hear Kansas City, Kan., native Janelle Monae uttering the iconic “Hello, Charlie!” into a speakerphone in the near future. Monae, building on her budding acting resume, is being sought to play one of the three Angels in Sony Pictures’ “Charlie’s Angels” reboot set for June 7, 2019, according to the website The Tracking Board. Actress Elizabeth Banks, who made her directorial debut in 2015 with “Pitch Perfect 2,” has been on board for a while as director

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Kansas City-based health system signs cancer trial agreement

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Kansas City-based health system signs cancer trial agreement

- KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A health care system based in Kansas City, Missouri, has signed an agreement with Washington University in St. Louis to give patients access to clinical trials through the school's National Cancer Institute-supported research. The agreement between St. Luke's Health System and the university's Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center will take effect June 1. Patients should start having access to trials by late summer, the Kansas City Star (http://bit

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Getaway driver sentenced in Leawood bank robbery

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Getaway driver sentenced in Leawood bank robbery

- A Kansas City man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in a Leawood bank robbery last August. Chad English, 43, was the getaway driver in the robbery and was sentenced Monday in federal court in Kansas City, Kan. He had pleaded guilty in February and on Monday received a sentence of 52 months for one count of bank robbery

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Jury selection begins in Tamika Pledger manslaughter case

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Jury selection begins in Tamika Pledger manslaughter case

- The trial for a Kansas City, Kan., woman charged with manslaughter in the traffic death of a teenage pedestrian starts this week. On Monday, jury selection began in the trial of Tamika Pledger, who is charged in the death of 16-year-old Tierra Smith and injuries caused to three other teens whom Pledger reportedly struck with her car in January 2015. Pledger, a longtime community activist and former county commission candidate, has pleaded not guilty

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Downtown YMCA to seek $4 million in Missouri tax credits

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Downtown YMCA to seek $4 million in Missouri tax credits

- A Kansas City Council committee this week will take up a request to apply for Missouri tax credits to assist with the financing of a downtown YMCA facility at the former site of the Lyric Opera. The Kansas City Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee on Wednesday is scheduled to debate an application for up to $4 million in tax credits from the Missouri Development Finance Board to remodel the building at 1029 Central Street into the newest metro YMCA facility

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Vehicle, driver fall into 15-foot hole in MO road

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Vehicle, driver fall into 15-foot hole in MO road

- KANSAS CITY, MO (MDAF/CNN) - Looking at the video, it’s hard to believe nobody was hurt, but a man who was driving to see relatives landed inside a 15-foot hole. “He’s pretty shaken up,” said Betty Aguilar, the driver’s cousin. “He thought he wasn’t going to make it, but he’s fine. He actually grabbed his phone and called his brother to tell him that he was stuck, so he and my dad got him out of here

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Weather postpones Crossroads KC show, alters bluegrass show in East Bottoms

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Weather postpones Crossroads KC show, alters bluegrass show in East Bottoms

- The weather forecast for Friday night has altered the music schedule in Kansas City. Friday night’s Bone Thugs-N-Harmony show with Twist at Crossroads KC has been rescheduled for June 23. Tickets for Friday’s show will be honored at that show. If you can’t attend the June 23 show, refunds will be made at the point of purchase. Organizers of the inaugural two-day Bluegrass in the Bottoms, scheduled to be held outdoors east of Knuckleheads in the East Bottoms, have contingency plans to move Friday’s show indoors at Knuckleheads in the event of lightning or severe weather

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Chelsea Manning shows look as woman after prison release

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Chelsea Manning shows look as woman after prison release

- KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is revealing her new look as a woman, after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified materials. The transgender soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning took to Twitter and Instagram Thursday, posting a portrait photograph of her with short-cropped hair, bright red lipstick and a dark outfit with a plunging neckline

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Hospital Hill institutions join forces to form ‘UMKC Health Sciences District’

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Hospital Hill institutions join forces to form ‘UMKC Health Sciences District’

- The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine entered into an agreement Friday with Truman Medical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital and other nearby institutions to transform Hospital Hill into the “UMKC Health Sciences District.” Leaders of the institutions signed a memo that is more than a rebranding. It signals their intent to work together on things like research, recruiting and security in a pact they hope will make the area a powerhouse of health innovation and economic development

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Farewell to a master: Felix Sturmer’s legacy is his successful JCCC culinary students

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Farewell to a master: Felix Sturmer’s legacy is his successful JCCC culinary students

- Felix Sturmer is one of the most accomplished chefs in Kansas City you’ve probably never heard of. The last two decades of chef-driven reality TV have fostered a cult of chefs as personalities. There’s even a look: Chefs with tattoos, beards and sometimes the lion’s share of the press. But our fascination for all things food rarely extends to those chefs who head the behind-the-scenes kitchens found in hotels, country clubs, catering kitchens and culinary schools

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    Colorado Rapids sit on early lead and beat Sporting KC 1-0

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    It was about the worst possible scenario for Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night. In a 1-0 loss to Colorado in Commerce City, Colo., the Rapids scored an early goal that allowed them to sit back and defend basically the rest of the game. Playing away from home for the fourth time in its last five games, Sporting KC dominated possession, shots on goal, corner kicks and passes, but caught a tough break

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