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  • Overnight shooting near Sprint Center lands two people in the hospital

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two people are recovering after an overnight shooting which took place near the Sprint Center downtown. Around midnight Saturday police say a group was gathered near the Sprint Center when officers heard at least one shot fired. They found a victim in front of Sprint Center with critical injuries, and another victim at 13th and Grand. Officers said they had extra patrols in the area because it was a holiday and because of an event which […]

  • First Birthdays for July 4-5

    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 if […]

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    Joe’s Forecast: A good 4th!

    A warmer finish to the holiday weekend is on tap for the region and the south winds will start to increase Sunday morning. Dewpoints will be on the increase as well so a more muggy afternoon is on tap. Monday’s weather will be a bit iffy but the better chances of storms may hold off till alter Monday into early Tuesday. There is the potential for locally heavy rainfall as well! Click here for more FOX 4 maps and radar […]

  • Red, White and Blueberry salsa recipe

    Red, White and Blueberry Salsa with avocados All you need: ½ sweet white onion, minced 2 tomatoes, diced 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced 1 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro 1 ripe, avocado, peeled, seeded and diced ½ cup fresh blueberries ¼ tsp. sea salt All you do: Gently combine all ingredients. Let rest for at least 10 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to combine.  Serves 4. Serving suggestions: serve over chicken, fish, or eat alone with tortilla […]

  • Pets: Great Plains SPCA

    CLICK HERE to donate to the Great Plains SPCA CLICK HERE to see more pets up for adoption Adoption Center: 5424 Antioch Drive Merriam, KS 66202 (913) 742-7326 Monday, Wednesday-Friday: 12:00pm-7:00pm (winter hours) Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm Lost Pet & Intake Center: 9800 West 67th Street Merriam, KS 66203 (913) 742-7329 Monday-Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm Veterinary Care Center: 5428 Antioch Drive Merriam, KS 66202 (913) 831-SPCA (7722) Monday-Friday: 7:30am-6:00pm Saturday: 8:00am-3:00pm Appointments Required Adoption & Intake Center: 21001 East 78 Highway Independence, […]

  • A tanker and a car were involved in an accident on Interstate 40 East in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. on Thursday morning. (Credit: WKRN)

    Father, sons somehow survive after car gets crushed by milk tanker

    MT. JULIET, Tenn. — A father and his two young sons are lucky to be alive after their car crashed and got wedged under a tanker truck full of milk. According to WKRN, the 33-year-old father lost control during heavy rain along Interstate 40 in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, on Thursday morning. The man’s car hit the tanker truck, which then climbed on top of the car. The truck driver reportedly didn’t realize what happened right away, and dragged the car […]

  • Kansas town remembers “Tonganoxie Phil”

    TONGANOXIE, Kan. — The town of Tonganoxie, Kansas, is in mourning after the death this week of a longtime fixture known by many as “Tonganoxie Phil.” Dr. Phil Stevens, 87, served the community for 60 years, and many of his patients say that he made them feel like family. “He’s an amazing man, he gave a lot to this community,” said longtime patient Kay Soetart. “We said he would work right up till he died.” In fact, Dr. Stevens died […]

  • A Burglary suspect got a big surprise when he arrived in court.

    Burglary suspect weeps after he realizes judge is a former classmate

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. —  A burglary suspect got quite the surprise when he went to court, according to WSVN. Arthur Booth, 49, was brought to tears when he realized his judge, Mindy Glazer, was a friend from middle school WSVN reports. This happened at the Miami-Dade circuit court. Judge Glazer told WSVN he was the nicest kid in middle school, and he’s not the childhood classmate she remembers. “I’m sorry to see you there, I always wondered what happened to you, sir,” […]

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    OSHA investigates death of Kansas oil field worker

    GREAT BEND, Kan. — OSHA is now investigating the death of an oil field worker in central Kansas. The 30-year-old man was found unresponsive on a hot day at a well site in Great Bend, Kansas this Tuesday. He was an employee of Klima Well Service Inc. The company was cited and fined $4,000 back in 2006 when a worker was electrocuted at an oil well near Ellinwood. “Our condolences are with the worker’s family and friends who have suffered […]

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    80-year-old Independence man killed in crash

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Lee’s Summit police are investigating a deadly crash that happened Friday morning. Crews were called out to Blue Parkway near Colbern Road around 6 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle on the shoulder of the road. The driver was identified as 80-year-old Andrew Case of Independence, Mo. Police said he had a history of medical conditions. Case was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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    Job of the Day: July 2015

    If you’re an employer and want to submit a job opening, click here. The following are job openings posted for the month of July. July 2 1. Ransom Memorial Hospital Ottawa Kan. P/T Emergency Clerk http://www.ransom.org 2. Unified Government of Wyandotte Co. Kansas City, Kan. Parks and Recreation Dept. Caretaker http://www.wycokck.org July 3 1. Unified Government of Wyandotte Co. Kansas City, Kan. Public Works Dept. Operations Superintendent http://www.wycokck.org 2. Ransom Memorial Hospital Ottawa Kan. RN Circulator http://www.ransom.org July 4 1. Circuit […]

  • Go out with a bang: Firecracker chocolate cookie cups

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fourth of July is a time of patriotic colors, festivals and firecrackers. Olathe native Kristin Sowell shared the recipe for her award-winning firecracker chocolate cookie cups. They’re a fun, festive sweet treat that’s easy to make at home. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 cups Flour 2 cups finely blended oatmeal 1 1/2 […]