Sarah Plake, 41 Action News

Sarah Plake

41 Action News

Kansas City, KS, United States

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Recent articles by Sarah:

SMSD hopes more vaccine doses for teachers will bring students back to the classroom

School districts are hopeful that additional COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated for teachers and academic staff will allow full in-person learning to happen safely and quickly. → Read More

Evergy's controlled outage leaves some households without power for 7 hours

Some people did not have power for up to seven hours, which was not communicated as part of the Evergy controlled power outage. → Read More

Kansas City-area organizations prepare for city's proposed funding cuts

Organizations will face city funding cuts under the new budget proposal → Read More

Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum reveals snapshots of Black history in KCK

The Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum is an important connection to Black history in KCK. → Read More

'Hope Bus' helps bridge gap between people experiencing homelessness and transportation

Hope Faith Homeless Assistance Campus has two buses that help people experiencing homelessness with transportation. → Read More

Chiefs fans across U.S. have special connection to team

Fans from all over the country shared why they are Chiefs fans. → Read More

Volunteers and donations needed at Bartle Hall warming center, how to help

Volunteers and donations are needed at the Scott Eicke Warming Center at 13th & Central. → Read More

Johnson County poverty increase highlights the need for affordable housing

United Community Services of Johnson County released its five-year report on poverty, which shows more people are living at or below the poverty level today. → Read More

Father charged in 3-year-old daughter's death pleads not guilty

Howard Jansen, charged with killing his three-year-old daughter, Olivia Jansen, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday morning. → Read More

Lawrence 'tent city' provides people experiencing homelessness with safe camping

The City of Lawrence partnered with a mental health resource center to provide a structured campsite for people experiencing homeless in response to COVID-19, increasing homelessness. → Read More

$264 million SMSD bond issue promises upgrades, more teachers

A Shawnee Mission School District bond issue promises upgrades and more teachers. → Read More

Friend of slain pregnant woman, Bobbie Jo Stinnett, hopes for closure amid uncertain execution

Bobbie Jo Stinnett's friends aren't interested in anything her convicted killer, Lisa Montgomery, has to say. On Tuesday, as the U.S. Supreme Court weighed multiple stays of Montgomery's execution, a friend of Stinnett said she hoped to find peace and closure with Montgomery's execution. → Read More

After violence in D.C., Republicans discuss how to move forward

After the violence in at the nation's Capitol, Republican party members discussed how to move forward. → Read More

Planned Trump rally at Kansas statehouse ends without incident

At one point, 100 people were inside the Kansas statehouse Wednesday for a planned rally supporting President Donald Trump. → Read More

Where's my stimulus check? Financial planner helps answer your questions

We talked to a financial planner to answer your questions about your stimulus check. → Read More

Nonprofit G.I.F.T. supports Black-owned businesses through community empowerment

One nonprofit, G.I.F.T., is supporting Black-owned businesses through community empowerment. → Read More

Small business owners welcome news of second wave of stimulus funding

Small business owners welcome the news of a second wave of stimulus funding. → Read More

Big New Year's Eve parties canceled, but venues still find ways to celebrate

COVID-19 is forcing venues and event spaces to change New Year's Eve celebrations. → Read More

KCMO health department: Celebrate safely in 2020 so next year will be better

Many people look forward to the holidays to have a good time with friends and family, but the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department is reminding them as Christmas and the new year approach, COVID-19 is still spreading. → Read More

Brookside community rallies after fire damages beloved Dime Store

The community is supporting Kim Harris, the owner of The (New) Dime Store in Brookside, after a fire Tuesday morning. → Read More