Saturday, July 26 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:20:32 GMT
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself: Never give personal information to telemarketers who call you on the phone Shred sensitive information, for example credit card bills andFull Story >
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:57:45 GMT
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is unhappy that the carrier has offered them no grief counseling in more than a week.Full Story >
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday.Full Story >
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
Thousands of people in the Kansas City metro are still without power Wednesday, and they will spend a second night in the cold.
Kansas City Power & Light Co. hopes to have everyone up and running by midnight.
It's been almost two days and people are still without power. Some are trying to cope but, after spending the night in a cold house, they don't want to try it again.
The temperature outside Georgia Taylor and her husband's home on Greely Street steadied in the 30s. Inside her home it's not that far off.
"It's 52 degrees," Taylor said.
Heavy snow knocked out her electricity Tuesday about 6 a.m. and they haven't had power since.
"It's actually freezing in this house. I've never experienced anything like this before and I've lived here since 1984," Taylor said.
They've been getting by with layers of clothes, plenty of blankets and anything that doesn't require heat to eat.
"I can't do anything. I had some cereal and milk, cheese and crackers, a little lunch meat. I can't cook anything," she said.
The snow-covered driveway prevented her family from leaving Tuesday night and Taylor didn't want to risk the safety of others trying to get them.
Kansas City Board of Public Utilities crews worked quickly to restore power to residents. With only 87 linemen covering the Wyandotte County area, they were able to restore power to most. At the worst of the storm, 21,000 lost power. At noon Wednesday, 1,900 were left. In total, KCP&L said they still have 5,800 customers without power about 6 p.m.
Andrea Nickerson is also one of those left. She has a sick one at home and a hotel was their only option.
"Each time you get ready to leave, you have to shovel out and, when we came back, we had to shovel to get back in. It's been a struggle," Nickerson said.
This time the Taylors said they may not risk another night inside if the temperature falls any further.
"I don't think I can spend another night, I'm actually freezing right now," Taylor said.
BPU said customers need to make sure the number they have on record is the same number they use when reporting an outage. If you don't, you may call back and find that your report isn't there.
But officials said they are aware of where the outages are and hope to have them back on by this evening.
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Saturday, July 26 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:57:22 GMT
Springdale police have issued an amber alert for 5-year-old Kelcie Hawkins. The amber alert was issued around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police are looking for her father, Kaelin Teron Hawkins, 34,Full Story >
A missing girl has been found after an amber alert was issued Saturday morning, but police are still looking for her father who took her.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:53:57 GMT
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students. The Columbus Dispatch obtainedFull Story >
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:20:00 GMT
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat stature. This kitten has moves you would expectFull Story >
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat statue.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 12:48:58 GMT
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. restaurants including Kaze, Lucy Blue Pizza, Tom + Chee and Eli'sFull Story >
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park.Full Story >