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  • Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole

    Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole Makes 12 servings Ingredients: 3 extra large eggs plus 6 egg whites 1 pound turkey sausage 2 cups fat-free milk 1 cup grated part-skim mozzarella 4 slices day old bread ,cut into cubes ½ teaspoon thyme 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Directions: Brown sausage into crumbles in a skillet. Drain on paper towels to eliminate as much fat as possible. Combine, eggs, milk, cheese, bread and sausage in a bowl and mix well. Spray a 9″ x […]

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    Body found in woods identified

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police have identified a body found in the woods last Sunday as Nathaniel Dance, a runaway from Independence. Police said Dance’s body was located near Truman Road and 291 Highway. He was last seen on Oct. 19. Police said they’re still investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

  • 6th night of Hanukkah celebrated with menorah lighting on Plaza

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jewish families celebrated the sixth night of Hanukkah Sunday at the Sister City Bridge on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. A giant menorah lighting highlighted the event, along with food, music and a fire juggler.  Children celebrating the holiday were excited to share with FOX 4 the miracle story of Hanukkah. “The miracle happened with eight lights because … the oil last for eight nights,” one child said. This year’s Festival of Lights concludes […]

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    Person hit, killed by train in Lawrence

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Police are investigating after a person was struck and killed by a train in North Lawrence on Sunday afternoon. The Lawrence Journal World reports around 4 p.m. officers were called to the train tracks at the intersection of 7th and Maple streets where person was struck by a train. The person was pronounced dead at the scene. “At this time, the cause of the accident is not known,” Sgt. Mark Unruh said. The person has not been […]

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    Joe’s Forecast: And We’re Back To The Gray…

    Showers will crop up in the region starting off the holiday week as some rain will be in the area through lunchtime. After lunch we should start to dry out in the afternoon. Temperatures will be above average but cooler weather will move through the region TUE into WED. Right now it appears Christmas will be dry and mild.  Click here for more FOX 4 maps and radar.           

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    NYC police officers turn their backs to Mayor de Blasio in silent protest

    NEW YORK CITY — New York City police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he weaved his way through their formation and entered a police news conference to address the two officers shot and killed by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley on Saturday. The officers were identified as Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. “Mayor de Blasio, the blood of these two officers is clearly on your hands,” Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Association, said in a statement […]

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    Man fleeing from police killed in one-car crash

    FAIRWAY, Kan. — A 26-year-old man died in the early morning hours on Sunday after crashing his vehicle. Police identified the man as Grant Oliver McClure of Overland Park, Kan. Authorities said Westwood, Kan., police officers attempted to stop McClure around 2:30 a.m. for traffic charges on Shawnee Mission Parkway near Belinder. Police said McClure’s vehicle entered Fairway, Kan., and near the 2700 block of Shawnee Mission Parkway, he pulled into a parking lot of a local business and then […]

  • Mozzarella Pepper Salsa recipe

    Mozzarella Pepper Salsa Yield: 3 cups. Serves: 12 (1/4 cup serving) All you need: 1 block (8 ounces) Mozzarella cheese, diced into 1/4-inch cubes 1 cup diced roasted red peppers 2 green onions, cut diagonally into thin slices 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground pepper to taste 1 head Belgian endive, separated into leaves All you do: Combine Mozzarella cheese, red peppers, green onion, fresh basil and olive oil in medium bowl; mix […]

  • First Birthdays 12/20 – 12/21

    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 if […]

  • Watch toddler light up after hearing his mom for the first time

    A California boy broke out into giggles after hearing his mother’s voice for the first time. Little Ryan Aprea is somewhat of an Internet celebrity after his mother posted video of his reaction online. She said she’s looking forward to taking him to look at Christmas lights while listening to Christmas music — a family tradition that will have new meaning this holiday season.    

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    How helping the homeless could get you in trouble in Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The City of Kansas City is warning those who want to help the homeless to be careful — and mindful of Missouri laws. Kansas City police recently discovered five registered sex offenders were living in a wooded area within 500 feet of a park and 1,000 feet of two elementary schools. In Missouri, sex offenders are not allowed in these areas for the protection of children. Four of the five sex offenders have previous convictions for […]

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    Platte City man sentenced to prison for drugging teen and using her to create child pornography

    PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A Platte City man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for creating child pornography involving a 16-year-old girl after he plied her with drugs and alcohol. Bruce Rothrock, 30, received the sentence in Platte County Circuit Court on December 18 after earlier pleading guilty to statutory rape, statutory sodomy, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and distributing a controlled substance to a minor. “This defendant groomed and manipulated his victim for months,” Platte […]