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  • FOX4 Forecast: A Run To the Top!

    Early evening storms have run their course, and all the energy has shifted to the western and northern plains. This sets up a breezy run into the high 90s for the weekend, and holds off our next chance for rain until next week. Once this 90 degree stretch ends…that should be it for these longer periods of heat as we rapidly head toward meteorological autumn! Here’s a look at the late evening update!   Have a great weekend!  Mike T. […]

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    FOX 4 Links: Reid Park Zoo webcam shows baby elephant in action

    TUCSON, Ariz. — There has been an addition at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson. A baby elephant was born Wednesday, tipping the scales at 245 pounds. You can see catch the baby elephant in action on the zoo’s elephant cam by clicking on this link.

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    Health Department investigating possible heat-related death in KCMO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Mo. Health Department tweeted on Friday afternoon that its office is investigating a possible heat-related death. The victim is a man who was born in 1958, no other details were immediately given. The health department says thus far in the summer of 2014 there has been one confirmed heat-related death and this current investigation is the only other one that is suspected. The health department also shared some tips for staying safe in the […]

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    NFL suspends Chiefs offensive lineman Donald Stephenson over performance-enhancing drug

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Donald Stephenson, offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, received a four-game suspension from the NFL on Friday. The suspension is a result of violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. The starter is eligible to participate in all off-season and preseason practices and games, but is suspended from four regular season games. The Chiefs released a brief statement: “This morning the NFL notified the team of Donald Stephenson’s four-game suspension. Obviously losing Donald is disappointing, […]

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    Uncontrollable laughter as car passengers watch police pursue a fleeing cow

    KEWANEE, Ill. — A video of police pursuing a cow in Illinois has been shared almost 10,000 times in less than a week on Facebook. It was posted by Cheryl Payne Pudil. In the video, you can hear the people inside the car on Main Street laughing hysterically. The Star Courier reported that the Holstein cow walked up the street, passed business and then crossed the street. Obviously it had someplace to be. All the while, two police officers were […]

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    Where your Ice Bucket Challenge dollars are really going

    The ALS Association has said they’ve ‘hit the lottery’ with payments still pouring in from the hugely popular (and viral) ice bucket challenge. “ALS is a brain disorder where the motor neurons that connect the brain to the spinal cord die,” Fred Fisher, President of the ALS Association, said. “In typically two-five years, people with ALS lose the ability to move, to speak to swallow and eventually to breath.” ALS is also known as Lou Gherig’s Disease, name after the […]

  • Honeywell makes historic move under budget, ahead of schedule

    Honeywell’s new national security campus is just that — secure. Honeywell’s move to their new campus is one of the largest industrial moves in U.S. history. Honeywell completed the move under budget and ahead of schedule in July. Honeywell says the new modern facility will save taxpayers money — more than $100 million. Honeywell is an engineering and manufacturing company that produces a variety of commercial and consumer products. One of its most recognizable products is a home thermostat. FOX […]

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    Houston Astros pitchers produce terrible mall commercial

    The East Hills Mall commercial that was so bad it was good has caught the attention of Houston Astros pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh. They produced their own terrible mall parody. Some of their lyrics? “Pine tar, pine tar, come getchyer pine tar.” “Haircut!” “Cups!” “Mitts and hats and mitts and hats.” It only gets better. Watch for yourself in the video below.

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    Health Dept. suspends Kansas City restaurant after finding multiple violations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One Kansas City restaurant has been suspended after health code violations were found. After a small fire started Hong’s Buffet, located in the 6100 block of Barry Road, inspectors from the Kansas City Health Department visited the site as is standard procedure. While the restaurant did not sustain significant fire damage, inspectors found several health code violations that subsequently led to its suspension. According to Jeff Hershberger with the Health Department, violations included raw meat stored […]

  • FOX 4’s Mark Alford, Loren Halifax, Karli Ritter take on ice bucket challenge

    FOX 4’s Mark Alford and Loren Halifax accepted the ice bucket challenge. Meteorologist Karli Ritter had other plans. See what transpired Friday morning after the trio were challenged by FOX 4’s Nick Vasos, Kim Byrnes and Michele Bogowith. Somewhere in the mix Tech N9ne also got involved — Mark’s idea.

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    Video fail: After getting wisdom teeth pulled, girl decides to do ice bucket challenge

    We’re sure she meant well. But after having one’s wisdom teeth pulled, while still loopy on anesthetics, making a video probably shouldn’t be on the immediate to-do list. However, it was for Meghan Waterman. Even as blood started to trickle out of her mouth, she completed the ice bucket challenge for ALS. Or at least tried to. Again, we’re sure she meant well. We give her an A for effort. There’s another side to Waterman you may be interested in […]

  • Popcorn bag reviews of “If I Stay,” “When the Game Stands Tall” and “Sin City”

    FOX 4 film critics Russ Simmons and Shawn Edwards share this week’s popcorn bag reviews of “If I Stay,” “When the Game Stands Tall” and “Sin City.”