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  • Matthew Winter

    Man accused of touching himself in front of Johnson Co. strangers pleads not guilty

    OLATHE, Kan. — Matthew Winter, 36, was scheduled to appear in Johnson County Court on Wednesday, but did not make an appearance. Instead his attorney entered a not-guilty plea for him. Meanwhile, Winter is out on a $10,000 bond, while accused of seven counts of lewd and lascivious behavior. Prosecutors say he exposed himself to strangers, including a police officer. According to court documents, prosecutors say Winter exposed himself twice in January, once in February, three times in April, and on […]

  • KCK police use Taser on reportedly combative man outside a Family Dollar; man dies at hospital

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police tell FOX 4 that a man tried to fight them on Wednesday at about 3 p.m. when they attempted to put him in an ambulance, and used a Taser to subdue him. KCK police sent an update shortly after 6 p.m. that the man died at a hospital. City workers called police to report the man acting bizarrely near a Family Dollar at 13th and Quindaro, and both police and paramedics responded to the scene to […]

  • Lawrence homicide suspect apprehended in Basehor

    BASEHOR, Kan. — Basehor police confirmed to FOX 4 on Wednesday afternoon that a Lawrence homicide suspect was taken into custody near 158th and State. The man was wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing that happened on Monday. The department said an officer saw the man at 150th and State, and a Leavenworth County sheriff’s deputy apprehended him following a brief search. The man is now in custody of the sheriff’s office. The Lawrence Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s […]

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    Car, light pole and trash cans damaged in single car crash

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A person suffered serious, but not life threatening injuries in a single car crash that happened on Lamar near 103rd Street at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The car rolled several times.  A light pole and trash cans were damaged in the crash. Pictures courtesy Dane Weller, a resident of the area where the crash happened.

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    Mo. man catches huge striped bass, sets new record

    TANEY COUNTY, Mo. — A Missouri man caught a massive striped bass at Bull Shoals Lake last week, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. Lawrence Dillman said he spent 45 minutes fighting with the fish. “I fought the giant for over 45 minutes until I got him to shallow water,” Dillman told the Missouri Department of Conservation. “I then bear hugged the fish and got it out of the water on to the bank.” According to the Missouri Department of Conservation […]

  • Update your backyard decor without breaking the bank

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Looking to update your yard without breaking the bank? Why not try to make old or unused flower posts new again. Watch the video above for tips from Joe Blackshere of Westlake Ace Hardware.

  • How to strategically arrange your pantry to encourage smart eating

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — How you place food and where you store it in your pantry could have a direct effect on eating smart. FOX 4’s Kim Byrnes met up with a local mom and nutritional expert to see how a pantry makeover can help the kids make healthy decisions this summer.

  • Tips to make working from home easier for you and more fun for the kids

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –For parents who work at home, the transition from school to summer can be hard and make it difficult to keep work going and keep the kids entertained. Jennifer Allwood of The Magic Brush visited FOX 4 with ideas of how parents can make working from home easier and still have time for  children.

  • Potato salad and dirty rice, the perfect sides for your summer barbecues

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six local chefs will compete over the weekend in a barbecue cook off called “Cook For Courage.” John Smith of Pig and Finch Gastropub will be competing. The cook off will be held Sun. May 31 at The 12th St. Bridge in the Historic West Bottoms. The VIP pre-party runs from 5 – 6 p.m. The main event runs from 6-8:30 p.m. Cook For Courage benefits the Child Protection Center. Click here for more information. Potato […]

  • KCZoo Makari and Baby Gorilla

    KC Zoo welcomes baby gorilla

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Zoo welcomed a new baby gorilla Monday. Zoo officials said the Western Lowland Gorilla is the first gorilla to be born at the zoo in 40 years. According to zoo officials the baby gorilla, which is the third baby for mom Makari,  is already nursing. “This is a proud announcement for the Kansas City Zoo and a very proud moment for Makari — she is practically glowing,” Director of marketing for the Kansas City […]

  • Chat with the Chief: Police Chief Darryl Forte talks about rise in domestic violence homicides

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Once a month KCPD Chief Darryl Forte joins the FOX 4 Morning Show to chat about issues around the area. Wed. May 27 Chief Forte discussed the increase in the number of homicides related to domestic violence. “I encourage people to get orders of protection and call the National Domestic Violence Hotline,” Chief Forte said.  “It’s an easy number to remember. It’s 1 (800) 799-SAFE, and they have so many resources available.”

  • Author takes readers back 110 years into KC history

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the new book “The Country Club District of Kansas City,” Ladene Morton takes readers back 110 years to when JC Nichols began his life’s work. Morton’s book is currently available for purchase. She will be discussing the book at the Kansas City Library Plaza branch June 10, 2015.