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Smithville football to play similar opponent in MICDS this weekend  News-Press Now

SMITHVILLE, Mo — Smithville has had its fair share of challenges on the gridiron throughout the 2018 season.

Police investigate Smithville High School teacher’s coffee to see if it was laced

SMITHVILLE, Mo. -- Police are investigating an accusation at Smithville High School that someone put an unknown substance into a teacher's cup of coffee.

Renovations, new buildings at stake in bond issue, tax levy increase  Kansas City Star

The Smithville School District has two issues on the ballot — a no-tax-increase bond issue, and a 79 cent tax levy increase. The latter would help fund the ...

Smithville approves move to Suburban league  News-Press Now

Smithville will officially make the move to a new league when it joins the Suburban Conference in two years' time.

Former principal known as “Pappy” sues Smithville School District for damages

SMITHVILLE, Mo. — In October, Smithville High School accepted the resignation of its popular principal, Dr. Rudy Papenfuhs, after the School Board placed Dr.

Smithville High School principal accused of inappropriate relationships with students

SMITHVILLE, Mo. -- The principal of Smithville High School is under investigation and has been dismissed by the district after officials say he violated ...

Smithville students gather to support Casi Joy  41 Action News Kansas City

Smithville High School held a watch party to support one of its alumni competing on NBC's The Voice.

Smithville softball stops Lafayette in playoffs  News-Press Now

Looks like the Irish luck finally ran out. After winning the Class 3 District 16 tournament as the second-lowest seed, the Lafayette Fighting Irish couldn't produce ...

Smithville native garners national attention on NBC's 'The Voice'  41 Action News Kansas City

A 2008 graduate of Smithville High School debuted on NBC's "The Voice" Thursday night.

Candidates focus on dealing with growth  Kansas City Star

The Smithville School District served more than 2300 students in 2016.

Casi Joy joins Team Blake in ‘The Voice’ competition  Kansas City Star

Smithville High graduate impressed all four judges with her rendition of “Blue,” a hit for a teenage LeAnn Rimes in 1996. She chose country star Blake Shelton to ...

Smithville mourns death of longtime teacher

SMITHVILLE, Mo. -- Most of us can remember that one teacher who made school worth going to, and for many in Smithville, that was Mrs. Betty Jones.

North KC swim coach sexually exploited minors over 20-year span, indictment says  Kansas City Star

A Blue Springs man, and Kansas City-area teacher and swim coach, has been indicted for sexually exploiting minors.

Casi Joy will be on ‘The Voice’ Monday to give ‘performance of a lifetime’  Kansas City Star

Though this isn't the first time Casi Joy of Smithville has auditioned for NBC's “The Voice,” it's the right time. “I've dreamed of getting to a stage and a platform like ...

Seay files for 42nd Judicial Circuit Judge | Local News  The Salem News

Megan Seay will be in Jefferson City today (Tuesday) filing as a candidate for Division I – 42nd Judicial Circuit Judge of Missouri, according to a press release ...

California's Kirksey places 30th at state meet | California Missouri News  California Democrat

JEFFERSON CITY — At the boys Class 3 cross country state meet Nov. 3 at Oak Hills Golf Center, California's Caden Kirksey finished in 30th place with a time of ...

Gromacki commits to pitch at Missouri  News-Press Now

Nolan Gromacki knows all too well the backgrounds of Jayce Tingler and Andrew Jones before they left Smithville to play Division I athletics at Missouri.

Benefit set for child who had stroke after birth  News-Press Now

Wyatt Fisher is a warrior. The 18-month-old fights all day every day to do things others take for granted, such as sitting up and eating.

North KC teacher accused of sex crimes moved from school to school with no red flags  Kansas City Star

A North Kansas City teacher facing charges for sex crimes dating back to 2005 landed his most recent job after resigning from Blue Springs South High School ...

Lee's Summit High School on alert after phony Florida social media threat  KCTV Kansas City

Officials at Lee's Summit High School are taking extra precautions on Friday after a school threat spread across the country on social media and caused a ...

Bill Maas, Kevin Seitzer, Martin Rucker to enter Missouri Sports Hall of Fame next month  Kansas City Star

Former Chiefs defensive lineman Bill Maas, Royals third baseman Kevin Seitzer and Missouri and NFL tight end Martin Rucker are among 16 individuals who'll ...

Northland’s museums offer a bounty to history buffs  Kansas City Star

It's no surprise that history museums are a magnet for researchers eager to pore over sepia-toned photos and fragile pages. And to be sure, a plethora of ...

High school homecomings: Traditions of autumn fun  Kansas City Star

Although the cars they drive are different and their music calls for new dance steps, high school students still dance and still paint the town red — or whatever the ...

Grundy County Sheriff reports arrest of three area residents  kttn

The Grundy County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of two area residents Monday and the extradition of another area resident Tuesday. Twenty-five year old ...

Liberty school district confirms one measles case; 4 reported on Missouri side  KCTV Kansas City

The Kansas City Health Department says there have now been four confirmed cases in Kansas City, MO.

Tow truck driver killed in wreck on I-35 near Bond Bridge  KCTV Kansas City

An 18-year-old Smithville, MO, tow truck driver was struck and killed while out of his vehicle on Interstate 35 near the Christopher S. Bond Bridge.

18-year-old accused of child molestation  KMBC Kansas City

Clay County prosecutors charge an 18-year-old with child molestation.

Felony charges filed against former Coffey City Clerk  kttn

Mary Lou Browning has been charged with two counts of forgery, one count of stealing $25,000 or more, and one count of stealing $750 or more. Her bond has ...

Oak Park's Ochai Agbaji signs national letter of intent to play basketball at Kansas  KCTV Kansas City

Ochai Agbaji has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Kansas, KU head coach Bill Self announced Thursday.The Kansas City ...

Kansas City man arrested, apologizes after punching high school ref in the face  KCTV Kansas City

Parents being upset with the call of a referee is nothing new but things got extra heated recently at Raytown South.

College of the Ozarks volleyball team wears Nike-less uniforms  KCTV Kansas City

(KCTV) -- After announcing this week that its athletics program would eliminate Nike following an announced endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick, the ...

Profile collection for the Aug. 7 primary election candidates  The Salem News

Associate Circuit Judge. Brandi Baird (D). My husband Brandon and I, along with our two boys, are blessed to live on our family farm here in Dent County where ...

Multiple schools closed after severe storms roll through Kansas City area  KCTV Kansas City

Due to Wednesday night's severe storms, multiple schools will not be in session on Thursday.

Study: Missouri most dangerous state for online dating  KCTV Kansas City

Missouri has been named the most dangerous state in America for online dating.

Ramaeker and Martine  Fremont Tribune

Joe and Karen Ramaeker of Omaha announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Ramaeker, to Brandon Martine, both of Kansas City, Mo., son of Cathy ...

Democrats angered by display at fair involving toy gun, picture of Senator McCaskill  KCTV Kansas City

HOLDEN, MO (KCTV) -- A town fair in Johnson County, Missouri has a display that's angering some Democrats. It involved shooting a toy gun at a target with a ...

Missouri Sen. McCaskill battles to survive in red state  KCTV Kansas City

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has survived political near-death before in increasingly Republican Missouri. Voters on Tuesday will decide whether to ...

Key player in Pennsylvania Catholic church investigation skeptical of investigations in Missouri, Kansas  KCTV Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A key player in the Pennsylvania Catholic church investigation says he's skeptical of the current investigations in both Missouri and ...

Parents grieve deaths of children killed in Missouri fire  KCTV Kansas City

The parents of three children who died along with two of their cousins in a southern Missouri mobile home fire said they still aren't able to grasp what has ...

66-year-old KC man charged in fatal shooting at 33rd, Wabash  KCTV Kansas City

A 66-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with last Friday's murder in the 3300 block of Wabash.

Police investigate after shooting victim arrives at hospital on Friday night  KCTV Kansas City

Kansas City police are investigating a shooting that happened on Friday night.

Bear sightings on Missouri roads, rivers, even trailer parks  KCTV Kansas City

Bears are suddenly showing up, dead and alive, across Missouri, and an expert says it's in large part due to male bears looking for love, sometimes in new ...

Woman charged with making threat towards North Kansas City elementary school  KCTV Kansas City

A Kansas City, Missouri woman has been charged in Clay County for making a threat towards an elementary school in the North Kansas City School District.

Police unaware of man before Kansas City college student's death  KCTV Kansas City

A man who was fatally shot after wounding three Kansas City police officers during a gunfight had not drawn law enforcement's attention before he became a ...

Police investigating triple shooting at Rhythm & Booze on Southwest Boulevard  KCTV Kansas City

Two of the victims are in serious condition and other victim has non-life-threatening injuries.

Overturned semi shuts down I-35 in Liberty | News  KCTV Kansas City

Authorities have shut down all lanes of Interstate 35 due to a semi accident that happened Friday afternoon.

Police identify woman, man who died following triple shooting in KC  KCTV Kansas City

The police have identified the people who died following a triple shooting that happened in the 4700 block of E. 44th Terrace on Oct. 23.

Child taken to hospital after being struck by car near park on Saturday  KCTV Kansas City

A child was injured this afternoon after being struck by a vehicle and was taken to the hospital for a concussion.

Trump's Kansas City VFW speech moved to Municipal Auditorium  KCTV Kansas City

Officials with the Veterans of Foreign Wars have decided to move the speech by President Donald Trump Tuesday to Municipal Auditorium.

Man shot at IHOP restaurant in Grandview early on Sunday  KCTV Kansas City

GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) -- There was a shooting at an IHOP restaurant in Grandview early on Sunday. The incident happened at about 2 a.m. in the 12100 ...

One killed in multi-vehicle wreck in Independence | News  KCTV Kansas City

One person is dead following a wreck in Independence that happened Sunday afternoon.

Police ID motorcyclist killed in wreck at Hwy. 150, Holmes Rd.  KCTV Kansas City

Police say a 62-year-old man was killed Monday while riding his motorcycle.

Clay County Public Health Center releases notice about possible measles exposure  KCTV Kansas City

The Clay County Public Health Center informed those in the North Kansas City School District of the time and location where individuals may have been ...

Dog shot during brief standoff in Kansas City  KCTV Kansas City

The police in Kansas City, Missouri shot a dog during a standoff on Friday.

KCPD revokes officers' award for 2013 fatal shooting of unarmed man  KCTV Kansas City

It's a highly unusual move that comes after years of debate about what really happened in a dark parking lot five years ago.

Instructors report surge in number of women signing up for self-defense classes  KCTV Kansas City

Jim Murray is a certified defensive tactics and concealed carry instructor with the Professional Protection Institute. He says he's seen the size of his classes ...

Some say time has come for medical marijuana  KCTV Kansas City

Many Missouri voters who support medical marijuana are saying they've come around to the idea that if it helps people who are ailing, it's worth it.

Police seek suspect after car slams into BP gas station in Kansas City  KCTV Kansas City

Police are searching for a suspect after a car drove through the front of a gas station early Friday morning.

Missouri voters to decide "use tax" for online shopping in several area cities  KCTV Kansas City

Missouri voters will cast a ballot for a number of issues Tuesday, but residents of five metro cities face a unique decision surrounding their online shopping.

7-foot alligator removed from hot tub in Kansas City home  KCTV Kansas City

Animal control workers who were called to an east Kansas City home encountered Catfish, a 7-foot alligator that its owner said is as "gentle as a kitten."

Friends remember Shawnee Mission South senior killed in deadly crash near Arrowhead  KCTV Kansas City

Friends and family of a Shawnee Mission South senior are remembering the teen after his tragic death in a crash on I-435 near Arrowhead late Sunday ...

Jury convicts 37-year-old of murder for fatally shooting man in 2015  KCTV Kansas City

A Jackson County jury on Friday convicted Joshua Randolph for a fatal shooting that happened in August of 2015.

Missouri girl, 9, dies after being struck by train  KCTV Kansas City

A 9-year-old Missouri girl has died after being struck by a train.

17-year-old charged in connection with Belton CVS robbery  KCTV Kansas City

Police officers are looking for a suspect who got away after a CVS Pharmacy was robbed in Belton. However, one suspect has been charged.

Large crowds line up for Plaza Shake Shack opening  KCTV Kansas City

Kansas City's newest burger joint is now open as long lines of customers formed to get inside Shake Shack on the Plaza Thursday!

Flu 'running rampant' in Jackson County, health officials say  KCTV Kansas City

More than 2500 cases have been reported so far this flu season, just in the one county.

Kansas City man charged with murder in February shooting death  KCTV Kansas City

Authorities have charged the man who murdered a 25-year-old Kansas City man.

2 killed in wreck late Friday night in Northland | News  KCTV Kansas City

Two people were killed in fiery crash in Kansas City's Northland late Friday night.

Embattled GOP incumbent Kevin Yoder tries to paint Democrat Sharice Davids as radical  KCTV Kansas City

A Republican incumbent in danger of losing his Kansas congressional seat aggressively portrayed his Democratic foe Tuesday as a radical leftist "rooting ...

1 dead, 1 hospitalized after double shooting in Independence | News  KCTV Kansas City

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Police are investigating a homicide after one person was found dead and another was hospitalized following a shooting early ...

1 in critical condition after shooting near 37th and Benton  KCTV Kansas City

Police in Kansas City are investigating a shooting that's left one person with life-threatening injuries.

Unsung heroes make big difference in Chiefs win over Chargers  KCTV Kansas City

It's easy to get excited about Tyreek Hill's three touchdowns and Patrick Mahomes' throwing for his first four NFL scores. But, what also made a big difference in ...

Kansas City mom horrified that mentally ill son could buy a gun  KCTV Kansas City

A Kansas City mother is horrified her mentally ill son was able to buy a gun. Not only that, he also has open warrants. The mom says she called the.

Sugar Creek police investigate after malnourished woman found  KCTV Kansas City

Police say a malnourished elderly woman went door to door asking for help in Sugar Creek.

Harrisonville man dies after car hits motorcycle on I-470 at 50 Highway  KCTV Kansas City

Authorities say a Harrisonville, MO, man has died after his motorcycle was hit as he drove on a Kansas City area interstate Thursday.

Sister of 17-year-old killed in Kansas City: "It has to stop"  KCTV Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Police in Kansas City are investigating a homicide at 68th Street and Cleveland Avenue. The victim, who was found by police in ...

Single-engine plane makes rough landing at downtown airport in Kansas City  KCTV Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A single-engine experimental airplane from California made a rough landing at the Kansas City Downtown Airport Thursday ...

Fire damages 4 homes, displaces 16 people in St. Joseph  KCTV Kansas City

Police are investigating a fire that damaged four homes in St. Joseph overnight and displaced more than a dozen people.

Kansas man accused of murdering 'long-time love' on cruise ship  KCTV Kansas City

LAWSON, MO. (KCTV5) - A Kansas man is accused of killing a woman on board of a cruise ship. Eric Newman, 53, has been charged with second-degree ...

Officials seek public input as new KCI design continues to see change  KCTV Kansas City

Officials leading the new Kansas City International Airport project want to hear from city residents Tuesday as they get closer to a final design for the $1.4 billion ...

Suspect is charged after shooting at Clinton police officers  KCTV Kansas City

A suspect was taken into custody after shooting at Clinton police officers on Saturday.

Raytown police arrest man after shooting, standoff | News  KCTV Kansas City

Police in Raytown have arrested a man for allegedly shooting his neighbor. At about 6:50 a.m. on Saturday, officers were called to an apartment in the 10300 ...

Former Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte makes final list of candidates for Jackson County Sheriff  KCTV Kansas City

Former Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte has made the final list of candidates for the next Jackson County Sheriff.

Chiefs still without 3 defensive starters for preseason game  KCTV Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) — The Chiefs will remain without three defensive starters, including star safety Eric Berry, when they visit the Chicago Bears for their ...

Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century  KCTV Kansas City

Skywatchers around much of the world have begun watching a complete lunar eclipse that is the longest of this century.

Wife of KCPD officer shot in the line of duty helps other law enforcement families  KCTV Kansas City

The wife of a police officer who was shot while in the line of duty is making it her mission to help other law enforcement families.

Chiefs' Bieniemy stepping into role as offensive coordinator  KCTV Kansas City

Eric Bieniemy had better learn to ration his booming voice. It was one thing when the running back-turned-assistant coach could spend an entire 3-hour practice ...

Family tragedy inspires Gladstone officer to serve and protect  KCTV Kansas City

It was a horrific moment in a boy's life, and the murder stunned an entire Missouri town. For the first time, an officer opens up to KCTV5 about that gruesome.

Jewish groups in KC come together to grieve, pray  KCTV Kansas City

As people nationwide grieved for the Tree of Life community in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jewish groups in Kansas City came together that night to grieve and to ...

Report: Victims in duck boat tragedy weren't wearing life jackets when found  KCTV Kansas City

The 17 people who died in the duck boat tragedy last week in southwestern Missouri were not wearing life jackets when found, a source with knowledge of the ...

4-year-old Kansas City boy returns home after injured by stray bullet  KCTV Kansas City

A 4-year-old is back home after he was wounded by a stray bullet Saturday evening at a Kansas City gas station.

Benton replaces its gym floor  News-Press Now

Springer Gym at Benton High School received a face-lift over the holiday break.

Gladstone man charged in connection to March 2018 murder of Paulus Fermin  KCTV Kansas City

A second suspect has been charged in connection to the murder of a Gladstone, MO. man. Christopher John Bilbruck was arrested Thursday morning in Clay ...

Police looking for vehicle after man is fatally shot at 9th, Harrison  KCTV Kansas City

The Kansas City Police Department is investigating and looking for a car seen on surveillance after a man was shot and killed early on Sunday morning.

Pizza to Polls has waiting in line to vote more pleasurable  KCTV Kansas City

Long lines have been reported at polling places across the country, but one non-profit is trying to lift people's spirits and they're doing it one pizza at a time.

Harrisonville community leaders break ground on long-awaited donation processing building  KCTV Kansas City

Community leaders and pastors met in Harrisonville on Wednesday to break ground on a new donation processing building for a local thrift store.

Funeral arrangements for Greene County Sheriff's deputy announced  KCTV Kansas City

The funeral for a Missouri sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty this week will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Warsaw police chief wounds teen after being shot in ballistic vest  KCTV Kansas City

The Warsaw police chief was wounded after exchanging gunfire with a 16-year-old suspect. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the shot hit Police Chief ...

Search continues for suspect who killed dad-to-be on Kansas City construction site  KCTV Kansas City

Spire Energy pulled its crew off the streets for a second day as police continue to search for the man who killed a construction worker.

Human remains found in Cass County identified as missing 18-year-old Kansas City woman  KCTV Kansas City

The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office positively identified the victim as Vernece A. Brown. She was last seen on February 14 in the 3600 block of Bales ...

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