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    Fox 4 Forecast: Goodbye July!

    We’ll bid adieu to a cool July, and look to a new month that appears to be following the path that July blazed!  There is a small circulation passing by tomorrow that could generate an isolated thundershower…but the chance is less than 10%…and 99% of us will stay dry. Here’s the early evening updated Long Ranger covering the first 7 days of August!     FOX 4 Weather Blog Facebook Weather Alerts Follow FOX 4 Weather on Twitter Missouri Highway […]

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    625 pound man says he is unfit for court, holds up unresolved 2-year-old crime

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — One man is blaming his weight and health complications for keeping a two-year-old crime unresolved. FOX 4’s sister station, FOX 17 in West Michigan, reported Jeffery Klein, who weighs 625 pounds, has missed a number of court appearances because of his health. At his weight he says he cannot function without pain killers and oxygen tanks. Klein said his legal trouble began two years ago with what he said was a “stupid decision.” He said he made […]

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    Pregnant mother of four dies after backyard bee stings

    SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. — A pregnant mother of four died earlier this week after she was stung by bees while working in her backyard. According to WTVR-TV, Sarah Marie Schulzetenberg Harkins, 32, suffered an allergic reaction from the bee stings, causing a brain aneurysm. She died at the hospital. Her unborn baby, named Cecilia Rachel, also passed away. Her obituary said Harkins was a devoted wife and mother and an active member in her church. In the days following her […]

  • Cuban cooking: Fricase De Pollo recipe

    Fricase De Pollo Chicken Fricassee – A savory, full-flavored hearty chicken stew (Serves 6) Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 3-5 pounds chicken legs and thighs with skin removed 1 large onion (chopped) 1 large green pepper (coarsely chopped) 6 cloves of garlic (minced and crushed) 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper ½ teaspoon cumin powder ½ teaspoon dried leaf oregano 18-ounce can of tomato sauce ½ cup orange juice ½ cup white wine 4 medium potatoes (peeled and […]

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    Parents fulfill late daughter’s bucket list, thousands of strangers join in

    Kristina Chesterman, 21, died while riding her bike in Chico, Calif. She was hit by an alleged drunk driver. After her death, her mother, Sandra, discovered a bucket list inside her daughter’s makeup bag. “I mean, what kid writes a bucket list?” she asked in an interview with CBS News. Among the things Chesterman wanted to do was travel — tour Niagara Falls, visit all 50 states and step foot on all seven continents. She even wanted to save a […]

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    Man who had face transplant becomes GQ magazine cover model

    BALTIMORE — Richard Norris accidentally shot himself in the face in 1997 when he was only 22-years-old. He was left disfigured, became a near-recluse, covered the mirrors and went into hiding. Then, in 2012, after his mom found a facial transplant surgeon in Baltimore while she was searching the internet, Norris underwent a groundbreaking face transplant surgery. Now, at age 39, Norris will be featured in the August issue of GQ magazine. Read more of Norris’ story and see more […]

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    Mysterious “woman in black” seen walking cross country finally reaches her destination

    WINCHESTER, Va. — She’s been seen walking in several states — the “mysterious woman in black.” She’s been seen in Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. Some who have crossed paths with her have posted pictures on social media. A Facebook page was even created to track her location cross-country trek. Apparently, now, she has reached her destination. Earlier this week the Winchester, Va., police department issued a press release urging people to respect her privacy. “Around 9 p.m. […]

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    Guy jumps off building, slides down roof, lands on stairs — for fun

    Professional stuntman Ethan Swanson sees the world as his playground. Stairs, roof tops, ledges — they’re all jungle gyms waiting to be conquered. In the video below Swanson does the unthinkable, jumping from one roof top to another, sliding down its shingles — and amazingly he lands on a spiral staircase in tact. See for yourself.  

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    Fetch with this dog has the Internet laughing

    You know when you play fetch and your dog doesn’t quite bring the ball back? Stella, the dog in this video, brings it back, but she always stops short of a full delivery. And it’s the way she stops that has the internet chuckling. Every time Stella puts on the “brakes.”

  • Mayors from the metro take part in friendly competition on the hardwood

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Mayors from several metro cities, including Independence, Lee’s Summit and Raytown all gathered in Grain Valley Wednesday night. They took on a friendly basketball challenge. Fox 4 photojournalist Steve Silvestri caught the action seen in the video.

  • MLBPA’s City Clinic offers kids a unique opportunity to play ball with the Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Royals take a swing at gaining some young fans. Kids who might not normally have such an opportunity. FOX 4 photojournalist Jon Haiduk shows us the big league surprise on the ball diamond.

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    President Obama in Kansas City: America deserves a raise

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than a thousand people packed the Uptown Theater Wednesday to hear President Barack Obama speak in Kansas City, Mo. The topics most prevalent in the President’s speech: the economy, healthcare and Congress, of which he dealt a few jabs. “It’s always good to spend a little time in Kansas City,” Obama said in the beginning of his speech. He joked about Arthur Bryant’s running out of coleslaw Tuesday night during his dinner date with four […]