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    Joe’s Forecast: Pesky clouds hang tough

    Summer weather will return over the next few days as some extra heat and humidity will be building through the area. Rain chances are pretty low as well into the holiday weekend although a spotty shower or two can never be ruled out. Looks like some nice pool weather is on tap for the region though.      

  • Man charged with assault and child endangerment following officer-involved shooting and crash in KCMO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro man faces charges in relation to a crash and officer-involved shooting on Friday. Pierre Hill-Williams, 21, is charged with assault on law enforcement and child endangerment. Police say there were two young children in a vehicle during an incident which took place at 55th and Swope on Friday. Police say, a man knocked over a Kansas City police officer’s motorcycle. The officer drew a gun and fired shots into the vehicle. One of the bullets […]

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    Holt, Mo. mother pleaded guilty in murder of 19-month-old daughter’s death

    HOLT, Mo. — A Holt, Missouri mother has pleaded guilty to a murder charge in the death of her 19-month-old daughter. Amberlyn Farrow, 29, was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree child endangerment after her daughter, Josslyn Crawford, drowned in a pond. It was on family property in Holt nearly two years ago. The case was headed for trial, but Farrow pleaded guilty to both charges on Friday. Sentencing is scheduled for October 30th.

  • Pennsylvania woman says cat saved her toddler’s life by taking a bullet for him

    YORK, Pa. — A cat named Opie is being hailed a hero in one Pennsylvania neighborhood. Angelica Sipe says her cat took a stray bullet that ricocheted and landed just inches from her 3-year-old son. Police say someone shot a bullet through Sipe’s window on Thursday. When she heard the noise, Sipe says she immediately checked on her son, who was unharmed. Then she turned to Opie who had been sitting on the sofa near the window. “It came in […]

  • Register sex offender in trouble again in Odessa

    ODESSA, Mo. — An Odessa registered sex offender is in trouble with the law again. This time prosecutors say Jeffery Lynn Davis provided or tried to give porn to a 14-year-old boy who had also stayed the night in Davis’ apartment. Jeffrey Davis is on the sex offender registry for sodomizing a 12-year-old Marshall, Missouri boy back in 1993.

  • Watch: 2-year-old Washington boy brings tons of excitement to trash day

    SPOKANE, Wash. — When it comes to little kids and what excites them, some things just can’t be explained. One little boy in Washington gets up extra early to wait for the garbage man. Monday mornings tend to be quiet in north Spokane. Streets are clear, front yards empty; a city silence that lingers until the garbage man arrives. Loren McDeid took the unglamorous gig 22 years ago. Since then, he’s followed the same simple routine week after week, trashcan […]

  • 8-year-old boy takes younger siblings on 20 mile joyride, strikes police cruiser

    MOUNDSVIEW, Minn. — The Minnesota State Patrol slowly chased a driver who could hardly see over the steering wheel, and it was all caught on camera. That driver was an eight-year-old boy. The chase actually happened a few months ago, but the state police just released the dash-cam video this week. The young driver was wearing pajamas. He and two younger siblings took the car for a 20-mile ride, hitting a state police car along the way. The kid eventually […]

  • Judge rules in favor of controversial purple playset in Lee’s Summit

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A judge ruled Friday that a controversial purple playset in Lee’s Summit can stay put. The family who owns the set says they’ve won the case against the HOA. FOX 4 reported earlier this month about how the neighborhood property association in the Raintree subdivision in Lee’s Summit and the family who owns the playset ended up debating the issue in court. The board says the family put up the playset without their permission, and disagree […]

  • Cats rescued from metro hoarding case now up for adoption through KC Pet Project

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Pet Project needs help following a case of cat hoarding. The cats are now up for adoption. Eighty of the furry creatures were taken from an east side home earlier this week. It costs the shelter, on average, $115 to care for each cat that is brought to KC Pet Project. With this hoarding case is costing the shelter $9,200. Now you can adopt one of these cats at the KC Pet Project […]

  • 6-year-old Oregon boy donates his own money to firefighters after hearing about wildfire deaths

    PORTLAND, Ore. — As the smoke from wildfires spread into Portland, Oregon, it made one little boy in the area curious. The six-year-old heard about firefighters putting their lives in danger to fight fires in the state of Washington. So he decided he wanted to help. It’s a wonder really, the things six-year-old Abay Milner comes up with; his Lego creations, and the words he concocts. The soon to be first grader is always asking questions, always wanting to know […]

  • First Birthdays for August 29-30

    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 […]

  • Pets: How your pet can be a part of the Great Plains SPCA 2016 calendar

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Is your pet clawing at the chance to become a superstar? Do you love snapping photos of your pooch or kitty every chance you get? Are you looking for a fun and unique way to support the 35,000 pets that Great Plains SPCA serves annually? Don’t miss this opportunity to feature your pet in the Great Plains 2016 calendar! MAKE YOUR PET A STAR BY CLICKING HERE CLICK HERE to donate to the Great Plains SPCA CLICK […]