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  • Police are investigating after shots were fired at a Merriam, Kan., home.

    Merriam police searching for person who fired shots at home, damaged vehicle in driveway

    MERRIAM, Kan. — Police continue their search on Wednesday for the person who fired shots at a Merriam, Kan., home Tuesday night. According to police, they got a call of shots fired in the 7300 block of Antioch around 10 p.m. Somebody drove by and shot at a residence. Nobody was injured, but one car in the driveway was struck. Investigators say they spoke with several people at scene, but nobody has been arrested yet. The investigation is ongoing.

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    FOX 4 Forecast: Another rainy morning

    It’s shaping up to be another morning with rain in the forecast!  An early morning line of showers and storms will move through then leave us with hopefully a relatively dry rest of the day.  Just like the last couple of days timing is tricky.  Depending on what happens with the morning rain helps dictate the rest of the day.  Right now I’d plan for a soggy start to the day with a warmer, drier finish to the afternoon.  Highs […]

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    One person killed, another seriously injured in rural Platte County ATV accident

    PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — On Tuesday the Platte County Sheriff’s Office released details about a fatal ATV accident that happened early Sunday morning north of Kisker Road. The sheriff’s office said that 42-year-old Daniel J. Belk of Platte City was killed in the accident just before 2 a.m., and that 41-year-old Donita L. James, also of Platte City, was seriously hurt and taken to a hospital by life flight. A news release says that Belk was the driver and James was […]

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    Amid tears and hugs, fallen officer’s colleagues escort his daughter to prom

    TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — The daughter of a fallen police officer was escorted to her senior prom by several of his brothers in blue. FOX 13 reports that there weren’t many dry eyes from the men and women in uniform, or anyone else who was watching a surprise moment for the teen. They cannot take her dad’s place, but they sent the message that she will always be loved by his police family. “Sad, because we have to be here. […]

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    University of Kansas assistant professor who used n-word in class discussion dismissed by university

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — A white University of Kansas assistant professor who used a racial slur during a class discussion on race will not have her contract renewed. Andrea Quenette, an assistant professor of communication studies, told The Lawrence Journal-World Monday the university notified her last week that she would not be reappointed to her position at the end of the spring 2017 semester. Some graduate students complained about Quenette after she used the racial slur in November, a day after […]

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    2 men charged in robbery, police chase

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two men involved in a high speed chase in which they one person fired a gun at police cruisers on Monday now face charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced on Tuesday. Raymond P. Vassie, 30, faces 11 felony counts: two counts of 1st degree robbery, four counts of armed criminal action, two counts of 1st degree assault of a law enforcement officer, 1st degree tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and unlawful possession of […]

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    Make traveling with children easier this summer with these simple suggestions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Traveling with young children can be tough, but flying with them can be even tougher because you can’t pull over to let them walk around and you have other travelers nearby. Debbie Karlstrand from the Family Conservancy shares ways to keep children focused and entertained. Debbie says parents should do their research before leaving to ensure all the items they are taking in their carry-on bag are permitted. She also adds that reading books about airplanes and participating […]

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    Local foundation gives you a great excuse to purchase a new purse

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Over the past 20 years, the Fire Foundation has granted nearly $3-million to help children with special needs go to school alongside their siblings and friends. The Fire Foundation aims to ignite inclusive learning opportunities. In June, the Fire Foundation will host a charity event called Purses with a Purpose to benefit the organization. Honorary chair and “purse-onality” for the event, Melanie Knopke, along with Fire’s executive director, Lynn Hire, visited FOX 4 to talk about […]

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    University of Central Missouri Mules move on to Division 2 World Series

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Five years ago in 2011 the Mules of University of Central Missouri won a baseball regional and qualified for the Division-2 World Series. Now, they’ve done it again. The Mules were playing in St. Cloud, Minnesota in this year’s regional final against Arkansas-Monticello. The mules won 7-4, undefeated in winning the Division-2 Regional. For the 17th time in UCM history, the Mules are headed to the Division-2 World Series. UCM got a first inning lead-off homer […]

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    Man suffers life-threatening injuries after shooting in KCMO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital early Tuesday morning. Police say a man showed up at a local hospital shortly before 1 a.m. They say he has life-threatening injuries. Now police are trying to figure out the location where he was shot and what led up to the shooting.

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    KC Streetcar resumes service after track issue caused shutdown

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The KC Streetcar needed a tow after it ran off the track on Monday afternoon shortly before 4. The service was temporarily suspended according to officials, after one of the trains had trouble on the tracks near Union Station. Service resumed at about 9 p.m. A spokeswoman told FOX 4 this happened in an area with a switch in the tracks and crews are on scene trying to repair and restart. There were about 10 passengers on […]

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    School bus runs off road, into front yard of KC home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A school bus that had five students on it ran off of the road near a home in the 2000 block of Denver on Monday afternoon at about 4:30. No injuries were reported, and it remains unknown what caused the driver to lose control. The driver struck two parked cars before the bus stopped in the yard. The students were from Alta Vista Charter School, the superintendent said that they were high school and middle school students.