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    First Birthday: February 6-7

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you would like to submit a First Birthday picture, mail a hard copy of the photograph by the Wednesday before you want the photo to appear on air during the First Birthdays segment of FOX 4 Morning News. Mail the photo to: WDAF TV Attn: First Birthdays 3030 Summit Kansas City, MO 64108. Please print the name as you want it to appear on the back of the photo. And include a self-addressed stamped envelope […]

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    Man who served St. Joseph community as firefighter charged with attempted rape of minor

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Buchanan County prosecutor has filed attempted rape of a minor charges against a man who works as a firefighter for St. Joseph. Jeremy Wigchert, 29, is accused of using email to arrange to meet the minor, who is 15-years-old. According to the probable cause statement, Wigchert used explicit language and described sexual acts. Wigchert lives in Kansas City, but police say he drove to St. Joseph on Thursday, Feb. 4, where he planned to meet […]

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    Brain trauma likely to be question after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s State of the League address

    LAS VEGAS — It is America’s most popular pro sports league, but the NFL isn’t without its problems — chief among them being brain trauma suffered by players past and present, something that Commissioner Roger Goodell is likely to be asked about Friday. Goodell will give his State of the League speech on Friday, an annual pre-Super Bowl event in which he talks about the NFL’s accomplishments and challenges over the past year and going forward. But even more heavily […]

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    Fox 4’s third annual ‘Paw’py Bowl

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Before the Panthers and the Broncos compete for the title of Super Bowl champs, Animal Planet will host its annual “Puppy Bowl.” Fox 4 wanted to get in on the action, and we decided to host the third annual Fox 4 ‘Paw’py Bowl. Watch the video above to see who wins and find out how you can adopt on of the cute pups from KC Pet Project. The puppies from @kcpetproject sure loved @mbogowith and @kerristowell […]

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    Fox 4’s take on the Mean Joe Greene Coca-Cola commercial

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In honor of Super Bowl 50, Fox 4 decided to create our own parody of one of the most famous Super Bowl commercials of all time. Enjoy!

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    Street Wings Food Truck: Cajun rub wings

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s not a super bowl party without a little finger food. Owner of Street Wings Food Truck, Michelle Franke, shares a recipe for a Cajun rub. Cajun Rub Wings Ingredients: 1/3 C. Salt 1/3 C. Garlic Powder 1/3 C. Ground Black Pepper 1/3 C. Onion Powder 1/3 C. Cayenne Pepper 1/4 C. Paprika 1/4 C. Dried Oregano 1/4 C. Dried Thyme 1 TBSP Red Pepper Flakes Directions: Combine all ingredients.  Yields 2 ½ cups Schedule For […]

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    ‘Most hated man in America’ smirks during Congressional hearing on drug costs

    WASHINGTON D.C. — The smirking face of Martin Shkreli has only elevated his label as the ‘most hated man in America.’ Shkreli, the former Chief Operating Officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals, appeared at a Congressional hearing on Thursday to answer questions about raising the price of Daraprim by 5,000 percent. Daraprim is a life-saving drug to treat AIDS patients. Shkreli repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment right and smiled his way through the hearing. After leaving the hearing room, providing very little […]

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    Band of Angels brings in signature saxophonist for Heart Strings Gala

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Heart Strings Gala brings Band of Angels supporters together for an evening of fun and fundraising. FOX 4’s Mark Alford will be emceeing the event. Proceeds will then be used to fund instrument purchases, provide full scholarships to summer music camp, assist with music lesson tuition. Saxophonist George Shelby and Mike Meyer with Meyer Music visited FOX 4 to share about how Band of Angels started and what they hope to do with the organization in the […]

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    Three decades after rape of KC woman, DNA-match points to man already in prison

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Nearly three decades after a 36-year-old Kansas City woman was sexually assaulted, one of the suspects was charged with multiple felonies in connection with that attack. On Thursday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced rape, sodomy and robbery charges against Cleophus Parker, 61, for the 1986 attack that began at 6301 Equitable Road in Kansas City, Mo. According to court records, the victim, now approximately 55-years-old, was walking to her car on July 9th, when two men approached […]

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    Amish minister admitted killing wife with battery acid & antifreeze, prosecutor says

    BETHANY, Mo. — An Amish minister from Kentucky is considering a plea deal offer in his wife’s death nine years ago in Missouri. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that a judge has given 39-year-old Samuel Borntreger two weeks to consider the deal. Borntreger, of Summer Shade, Kentucky, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Anna Yoder Borntreger. Court records allege Borntreger went to Kentucky authorities last month and told them he put antifreeze in her drinks and battery […]

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    Super Bowl appetizers: Tuna wonton tacos

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chips, dips and wings are signature Super Bowl appetizers, but if you’re looking for something new but also delightful, look no further. Executive chef Pete Kiger from The J Bar & Embassy Suites in Olathe shared how to make tuna wonton tacos. Tuna Wonton Tacos Ingredients: 3 Wonton Crisps 3 oz Chipotle-Poblano Slaw 2 tsp Sriracha 1/4 Avocado (sliced) 3 oz Tuna (slices) 1 liq oz Pickled Onions 1/4 tsp Salt and Pepper Blend Directions: 1. Salt & […]

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    Win for KC Women’s Sports Awards honors six local women

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Each year,  Win for KC  honors six local residents at the annual women’s sports awards celebration luncheon. The awards focus on each woman’s contribution and achievements in sports and fitness. Each week leading up to the luncheon, FOX 4 will feature a new recipient. The 2016 Lockton Resiliency Award goes to ninth-grader Alana Vawter. Two years ago Alana played volleyball, ran cross-country, swam and was a star on her softball team. Then one November night, everything changed within […]