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Kansas City, MO, United States

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Past articles by Tom:

Proposed bill could keep Missouri lottery winners anonymous

A Missouri lawmaker has proposed a bill that, if passed, would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous. → Read More

Survivor of alleged sexual abuse reacts to Boy Scouts bankruptcy announcement

Following the announcement on Tuesday that the national Boy Scouts of America organization was declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a survivor of alleged sexual abuse involving a former Scout leader hoped the decision could lead to greater progress tackling the issue around the country. → Read More

Kansas City area doctors remain alert for coronavirus, flu

As concerns remain over the spread of coronavirus, at least one group in the metro continued to raise donations on Monday to help people affected by the disease in China. → Read More

KCMO mayor hopes new 'pothole czar' can improve roads

As drivers continue to deal with potholes on metro roads, KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas hopes to create a new “pothole czar” position in the city to address the issue and make conditions safer on the streets. → Read More

Chiefs playoff run inspires local artists

As the Chiefs get set to play in the Super Bowl this Sunday, the team’s success this season has served as an inspiration for artwork around the metro area. → Read More

Then and now: Life in 1970 Kansas City

A look back at Kansas City during the time when the Chiefs won the Super Bowl shows a city much different from today. → Read More

City planners, residents support announcement of new Buck O'Neil Bridge

Following Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s announcement on Wednesday that a new Buck O’Neil Bridge will be built in the years ahead, city planners and people who use the current bridge every day applauded the decision. → Read More

Premier Surfaces closure leaves employees in tough spot

Following the termination of 200 jobs in the metro, former employees of Premier Surfaces accuse the company of not paying them for their finals days of work before the business closed down earlier this month. → Read More

MO lawmaker: Violence could impact KCMO business and tourism

A Missouri state lawmaker warned on Wednesday that violent crime could end up impacting business and tourism in the Kansas City area if leaders don’t find a solution for more safety. → Read More

Man thanks stranger who revived him at Legends Outlets

Two weeks after a stranger saved his life at a store in the Legends Outlets, Steven Duke experienced a special moment on Friday when he thanked the nurse who revived him after a cardiac event. → Read More

KC millennial housing study shows most desired, "up and coming" neighborhoods

“Up and coming neighborhoods,” like downtown Kansas City, Kansas, and the Troost Avenue corridor, could become popular places for millennials to live in future years, according to a new housing study recently released by Highline Partners. → Read More

Deadly Belton shooting: Court records describe alleged drug deal with fake $100 bill

A 25-year-old man died in a shooting allegedly stemming from a drug deal gone bad and involving a fake $100 “for movie use only” bill, according to court documents released on Monday. → Read More

Park University esports team triples in size as popularity grows

A new generation of college athletes continues to grow at Park University as the esports team has tripled in size in less than a year. → Read More

Suspect slashes tires at church and multiple businesses in Raytown

A wave of vandalism overnight into Tuesday left around half a dozen businesses and a local church with multiple slashed tires and hundreds of dollars in damages. → Read More

Local groups step up to help people affected by Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian moved dangerously close the Atlantic coast on Monday, teams of volunteers in the metro packed supplies and trailers before heading out to help anyone affected by the storm. → Read More

After release from prison, Ricky Kidd speaks to UMKC law students

Ricky Kidd, who was recently released from prison after spending more than 20 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, spoke to a law class at UMKC on Wednesday that played a role in helping him be ruled innocent. → Read More

KCPD chaplains offer support for officers during violent summer

During a violent summer that has seen teenagers and children lose their lives, the KCPD chaplain team has continued reaching out to officers to offer support through the troubling time. → Read More

Two teens lead anti-violence effort after losing sister in shooting

Months after losing their 15-year-old sister in a tragic shooting, two siblings, Anjelique Wright and Terrion Hudson, are organizing anti-violence efforts in the metro area to keep teenagers safe and away from crime. → Read More

Nearby shooting leads to lockdown at Legends Outlets on Tuesday

A shooting near the Legends Outlets on Tuesday led to a lockdown at the popular shopping area, forcing customers and staff to wait inside locked stores as police responded to the incident. → Read More

Lee's Summit voters pass $20 million public safety upgrades

Lee’s Summit voters Tuesday overwhelmingly signed off on a nearly $20 million package to upgrade infrastructure for multiple public safety agencies. → Read More