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    How a simple tampon just might save your life

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Could tampons help detect ovarian cancer? One doctor says it’s entirely possible. UVA Cancer Center Gynecologic  Oncologist Dr. Chip Landen Jr. released findings of a medical study that indicates tampons may be beneficial to doctors who are studying ovarian cancer. “Gynecologic malignancies such as cervical cancer can be detected at early stages through regular pap smears,” Landen said in an interview with WTVR-TV. “But similar screening is not available for ovarian cancer, which often presents in an […]

  • tagoramic

    Find your face in the crowd at Kauffman Stadium at Game One of the World Series

    Attention Royals fans! If you’re going to be at Game One of the World Series, you’re likely to get photographed by veteran sports photographer David Bergman. What’s more, you can tag yourself in his panorama pictures. Bergman, is assigned by MLB to shoot GigaPan panoramas at certain games. The images allow fans to actually see their face in the crowd and tag themselves on social media. This opportunity is made possible by stitching together hundreds of images taken over a […]

  • Helen Coppersmith

    Silver Alert canceled for Alzheimer’s patient in Douglas County, Kan.

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Kan. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has canceled the Silver Alert for 63-year-old Gail Helen Coppersmith of Georgetown, Texas. She has been located and is safe. With the assistance of multiple law enforcement agencies she was located by the Kansas Highway Patrol in Bonner Springs at a McDonalds on K-7 and Kansas Avenue. No other information has been released.

  • Davis vs Brownback

    Fourth & final debate in race between Gov. Brownback & Paul Davis

    WICHITA, Kan. — The Kansas Association of Broadcasters convention is hosting a gubernatorial debate between Republican incumbent Sam Brownback and Democratic challenger Paul Davis. The debate is scheduled to begin at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday and will be the candidates’ fourth time to debate. On Monday, in their third debate meeting at Wichita television station KWCH-TV, Gov. Brownback vowed to defend Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage. Davis said he voted against the ban as a legislator, but says he respects the […]

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    FOX 4 Fan Photo Contest for the 2014 high school football season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Here we come! FOX 4 is on the move this high school football season, ready to visit your school and follow the action on the field. We look forward to highlighting the fun and competition of Friday nights! We know you take plenty of pictures while you’re at the game…. and we want your best shots! Grab your phone or camera and snap those selfies of you in your school colors. Take pictures of fans, the […]

  • Karli’s Forecast: Perfect baseball weather!

    We have more Royal blue skies in the forecast for Game 1 of the World Series!  Temperatures will end up in the lower 70s this afternoon and drop into the 60s for first pitch.  Skies will stay clear tonight into tomorrow morning.  Rain is still expected later this week, find out when it will arrive in the forecast here.  FOX 4 Weather Blog Facebook Weather Alerts Follow FOX 4 Weather on Twitter Missouri Highway Conditions Kansas Highway Conditions

  • Maynard

    Woman, 29, chooses to end her life in 11 days

    PORTLAND — A 29-year-old woman has chosen Nov. 1, 2014 as the day she will die — two days after her husband’s birthday. Brittany Maynard was a vibrant young woman. She has run several half marathons, spent a year traveling through Southeast Asia and once climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa. On Jan. 1, 2014 her world changed when she was diagnosed with grade II astrocytoma, a severe brain tumor. Doctors predicted she had 10 years to live. “When […]

  • Ray-Pec volleyball players injured in school bus crash near Lee’s Summit West HS

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A school bus crash that happened at about 4: 30 p.m.  on Monday near Lee’s Summit West High School sent 13 Raymore-Peculiar High School volleyball players to five different area hospitals with injuries. FOX 4’s Molly Balkenbush reported from the scene that one player sustained serious injuries with broken bones, but the injuries are not considered life-threatening. Police initially said two girls were seriously injured, and updated that  number later Monday night. The accident scene was near the intersection  of SW Ward […]

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    KC Water customers may experience low/no water pressure due to pump station electrical outage.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Water customers may experience low or no water pressure due to a pump station electrical outage on Monday. Kansas City Water Services is issuing a precautionary advisory to customers in the approximate area of SW Trafficway to Holmes Road and 30th Street to 39th Street, which may have experienced low water pressure due to a water pump station electrical issue. Customers in that approximate area are advised to boil water due to low pressure. […]

  • Job

    Job of the Day: October 2014

    If you’re an employer and want to submit a job opening, click here. The following are job openings posted for the month of October. October 1 Lansing, Kan. Economic Development/CVB Director www.lansing.ks.us Mahaffie Farmstead Olathe, Kan. Historic Site Guide www.olatheks.org October 2 Grain Valley, Mo. Parks Dept. Maintenance Worker www.cityofgrainvalley.org North Kansas City Public Works Dept. Water Plant Operator www.nkc.org October 3 Grandview, Mo. Recreation Dept. Guest Services Attendant www.grandview.org Olathe, Kan. Wastewater Facilities Plant Maintenance Tech www.olatheks.org October 4 Riverside, Mo. […]

  • Ebola jobs

    Ebola screeners wanted at JFK Airport for $19 an hour

    NEW YORK CITY —  Ebola screeners are being hired at five of the nation’s airports to help identify people that may be infected with the Ebola virus. The job pays $19 an hour and requires special qualifications. Hiring is being conducted through Angel Staffing Inc., according to PIX-11 News. Screeners are wanted at John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty, Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta.

  • Dancers

    Bats in hand, Starstruck dancers rock out to ‘Party Like It’s 1985′

    Award-winning dancers from Starstruck Performing Arts Center gathered their parents, siblings and friends for a choreographed rendition of Party Like It’s 1985 in honor of the Kansas City Royals. Dance choreographed by Erin Lustig.