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

    The clouds have returned to the area and it appears they’re going to stick around for awhile as various weak systems will move through the region. Showers are likely (but not all day) on Monday and then as cooler air comes in Tuesday we may see a few flakes of snow (no accumulations)  Click here for more FOX 4 maps and radar.           

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    KC Mayor announces 5th District Commissions to fill council vacancy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Mayor Sly James announced on Friday the appointment of a commission of five residents from the 5th district to make recommendations to the City Council to fill the 5th District Council vacancy. These commissioners, all of whom currently serve on municipal boards and commissions, will thoroughly review all applications and interview each applicant. A panel of three prospects will then be presented to the Council for consideration. Council may, if it considers it advisable, […]

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    Suspect arrested in Independence bank robbery

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — All employees were safe and a suspect was taken into custody for a bank robbery at Arvest Bank, 4340 S. Noland Rd. on Friday morning. Independence, Mo. police say the suspect was captured near 40 Highway, south of Crysler, about a mile way. Details of the robbery had not been released, but FOX 4 will update as new information is released.

  • Local leather, furniture companies offer exceptional, unique gifts

    Still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping? All week long Fox 4 has highlighted local businesses that offer great, unique gifts. We finish the week at Polivka and KC CO. Polivka prides itself on its handmade, one-of-a-kind furniture. Its workshop has been in the River Market for more than 20 years. KC Co. opened two years ago. Dominic Scalise’s workshop is inside Polivka’s. Scalise hand cuts and stitches every leather good he makes. Take a look! Learn more here: http://www.dpolivka.com/index.html http://www.kccousa.com/

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    Sweet kiddo Vincent Savage gives holiday ‘field trip’ advice to KC families

    KIDS NEWS CHRISTMAS 2014 from Vision Digital Cinema on Vimeo. Vincent Savage is known as the kid-news anchor. He even appeared on Good Morning America last year. He and his family have now put together a “to do list” for families over the Christmas break. Watch the video for some of his favorite things to do during the holidays in KC. Click here for a link to the video.

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    Exclusive twitter sale of Royals Ave. signs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s one of the hottest gifts on ‘nice’ Kansas Citians’ Christmas lists! Today ONLY the city of Kansas City, Missouri is selling unique Royals Ave. replica street signs. The signs are $30, cash only. A truck will be in Westport Friday from 11-12:30. Follow @KCMO on Twitter to learn more. Part of the proceeds benefit Major League Baseball’s RBI initiative, Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities. https://twitter.com/KCMO/status/545970535587663872

  • Stanford’s Comedy Club introduces April Macie

    Comedian April Macie is at Stanford’s Comedy Club. Watch the video in the player above for a taste of her kind of humor. (Hint: She takes jabs at her mom– but loves the lady dearly, we’re sure!) http://www.stanfordscomedyclub.com/ http://www.aprilmacieishilarious.com/

  • Store owner, suspected robber exchange gunfire at Troost clothing store

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a double shooting that happened Thursday night at 63rd and Troost in Kansas City, Mo. The shooting took place at the Underground Clothing store around 7:30 p.m. Police said a man was attempting to rob the store when the owner of the business pulled out his own gun and exchanged gunfire with the suspect. Both the suspect and the victim were shot and taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. One shopper […]