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Several safe and family friendly Halloween events are planned today in Wyandotte County. (File photo) Wyandotte County centers will hold safe and family friendly Halloween events today. The recreation centers are planning Trunk or Treat and Halloween parties. They are free and open to the public. In addition, Alcott Arts Center is planning a Halloween event for children. It is free and open to the public. More details: Trunk or Treat at recreation centers Trunk or Treat and Halloween parties are planned on Thursday, Oct. 31, at Kansas City, Kansas recreation centers. Children who are participating should be accompanied by…

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Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the 5900 block of State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. According to a police spokesman, officers responded to the 5900 block of State Avenue on a reported shooting about 2:08 p.m. Sept. 1. They found a man in the street with apparent gunshot wounds, the spokesman stated. Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department personnel also responded and confirmed the victim had died as a result of his injuries. The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS. Johnny Russell’s first-half…

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Victim wounded by gunshot Kansas City, Kansas, police officers contacted a victim at a hospital at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, according to a social media post by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department. The victim was at another location and had been shot once in the foot by an unknown suspect, according to police. Shooting at home reported Victims told police they were asleep when an unknown suspect shot into their home, around 12:28 a.m. Monday in the 4000 block of Roswell, according to a social media post by police. No injuries were reported. Residence hit by gunshots A shooting into…

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A sprawling attempt by Iowa Central goalkeeper Meike Klever wasn’t enough to prevent KCKCC sophomore Kayla Deaver, far left, from sending a blistering shot into the goal in the Blue Devils’ 5-3 win Sunday. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins) A half-dozen Iowa Central defenders weren’t enough to prevent KCKCC sophomore Karleigh Enyart (behind No. 2) from scoring one of her two goals in rallying the Blue Devils to a 5-3 win Sunday. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins) by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC Kansas City Kansas Community College’s young women’s volleyball team got an early wakeup call against Iowa Central Sunday. The…

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PiperFest continues Sunday PiperFest, a community festival, will continue Sunday, Sept. 29, at Piper High School, 4400 N. 107th St., Kansas City, Kansas. A previously announced schedule for PiperFest has been changed because of the rain and storms. The car show will be on Sunday. The new schedule can be found at http://wyandottedaily.com/piperfest-schedule-changes-because-of-weather/. The annual event will raise funds for the Piper Public School District 203, according to Sean Ziolo, who is volunteering with the festival’s car show. Highlights of the event will include a pancake breakfast, auction, car show, carnival, bingo, concessions and food trucks. For more information, visit…

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Police released this photo of a vehicle suspected of being involved in food truck thefts early Sunday morning on James Street. (Surveillance photo released by police) Police released this photo of a vehicle suspected of being involved in food truck thefts early Sunday morning on James Street. (Surveillance photo released by police) Police released this photo of a vehicle suspected of being involved in food truck thefts early Sunday morning on James Street. (Surveillance photo released by police) Police released this surveillance photo of a suspect in a food truck theft early Sunday morning. (Surveillance photo released by police) Kansas…

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by Dan Margolies and Elle Moxley, Kansas News Service The Olathe School District on Friday voted to authorize a lawsuit against the nation’s leading maker of electronic cigarettes, saying the widespread use by students of vaping devices is endangering their health and disrupting their education. In a news release issued after it approved the suit, the district said that it “understands the threat to student health and is taking action against the epidemic.” “The top priority of the Olathe Public Schools is the safety and well-being of its students and staff,” the release states. “Electronic cigarettes and vaping devices pose…

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A fatal accident was reported about 7:31 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, in the 4100 block of North 59th Street, according to Kansas City, Kansas, police. A police spokesman said an initial investigation showed that a single vehicle was northbound on North 59th Street when it left the roadway. One driver, a man in his early 40s, was found deceased at the scene, the police spokesman stated. The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Traffic Support Unit – Critical Collision Response Team is investigating. From 3 to 4 inches of rain is possible in Wyandotte County through Saturday, according to the National…

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The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City has issued an urgent need for blood donations as the local blood supply has been dropping, according to a spokesman. There was less than a week’s supply for some blood types, according to the spokesman. The need for types O-, O+ and B- blood types was particularly urgent, the spokesman stated. “Blood centers nationwide are feeling the impact of the drop in donations and CBC is feeling it too,” said Kim Peck, executive director of the Community Blood Center. “We are urging all those who are able to donate and help ensure…

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Back-to-School Fair to be Aug. 3 The 20th annual 2019 Wyandotte County Back-to-School Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at the KCKCC Community College – Main Campus, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The fair is held for students who live in Wyandotte County that attend school (both public and private). Parents are required to provide proof of Wyandotte County residence. Parents and their children are invited to stop by for free school supplies. Free immunizations, physical exams, eye exams and free haircuts will also be offered. In addition to supplies, immunizations and physical…

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