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    Game of the Week between Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit West highlights Week 2 Prep Report

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Storms wreaked havoc on the first two high school football Friday nights. But it was all clear in Blue Springs where the 2nd-ranked Wildcats hosted Lee’s Summit West. FOX 4’ Sean McDowell has that story, and Jason Lamb brings you the rest of the prep report.

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    A tribute to Susan Hiland, who steps away from the anchor desk after 17 years at FOX 4

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Friday marks the end of an era on FOX 4. Susan Hiland anchors her final 5 and 9 p.m. newscasts before beginning a new job in the North Kansas City School District in the public relations department. Watch FOX 4 News at 9 Live She was a fixture on FOX 4 for 17 years, sharing countless stories and touching many lives. Watch the video for a tribute from her co-workers and community members alike. Best of […]

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    Kansas City man sentenced to 12 years for burning child in hot water

    PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for scalding a two-year-old child in hot water, causing burns to 20% of the child’s body. Daniel Rose, 32, received the sentence in Platte County Circuit Court on August 25 after earlier being found guilty of first degree assault following a plea. “This is a truly heartbreaking case of child abuse.  This young child will carry the physical and emotional scars of this awful crime […]

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    Live Healthy: Choose color

    Dr. Ancy Maruthanal practices internal medicine with Meritas Health North Kansas City. She’s going to guide the FOX 4 Morning Show team and FOX 4 viewers into healthier living and choices. She says there are four things to remember when making a child’s lunch (or your own!) Mix it up Go big with color Be creative Keep it cool Watch her interview in the player above to see a great lunch idea, plus some online tools to help you get […]

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    Jessica Alba, back at it in The Mechanic: Resurrection

    Jessica Alba actress, model and businesswoman. Her business, Honest Company, has been valued at $1.7 billion. Alba’s has become one of the tech world’s savviest businesswomen. FOX 4’s Shawn Edwards sat down to talk to her about The Mechanic: Resurrection.

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    One of the most exciting events in KC this weekend: Rhythm ‘n Balloons

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The three-day music and hot air balloon festival called Rhythm ‘n Balloons is this weekend at Hodge Park in the Northland. The event is 3 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 And  1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Hodge Park is at 7000 NE Barry Road, Kansas City. The balloons part of the festival includes competitions, rides, glows and special themed balloons. The rhythm portion includes Travis Tritt, Eddit […]

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    A full life: Westpoint football player, soldier, colonel, now helping other amputees persevere

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ret. Col. Greg Gadson, a decorated 25-year Army veteran was injured in the line of duty by an IED that left him a double amputee. He has since used his experience to motivate and inspire others to persevere through challenges. He is the keynote speaker for the 6th Annual Celebration Awards Luncheon for ‘The Whole Person’, an organization that helps people navigate the challenges and live independently with their disabilities. The luncheon will benefit The Whole Person and […]

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    Burglar points gun at Northland woman after she chases him out of her home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police released pictures of a man who broke into a woman’s home; and was there when she returned home on Friday.  The homeowner found a man inside her kitchen near N. Troost Ave., and N.E. Russell Rd. She started chasing after him but quickly gave up when he turned around and pointed a gun at her. A security camera caught the man’s image. The suspect is a white male wearing a baseball hat, an orange tee shirt, black […]

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    Be wary of this clever scam targeting hotel guests

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FOX 4’s sister station in Memphis, Tenn., WREG, is warning of a really clever scam you’ll want to be wary of. Scammers are apparently targeting hotel guests. They call hotel rooms directly and pretend to be the front desk. Then they say your credit card didn’t go through, so they need you to read off the numbers over the phone. The Better Business Bureau issued a warning about this type of scam in July of 2014. Their warning said: The […]

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    Kansas grandmother receives racist letter complaining about her bi-racial grandkids

    WICHITA, Kan. — A Kansas woman says someone sent her a letter, complaining about her grandchildren because they are black. The handwritten letter was in Nancy Wirths’ mail and the letter-writer said they were moving because of her bi-racial Caucasian/African-American grandkids. “I thought it was a joke,” she said. “We love the neighborhood and the people who have supported us behind this,” she said. “There’s no need for us to move, but if the people who wrote the letter need help packing, I’m sure we […]

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    Meet Kasey, Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department’s new mascot

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department has a new mascot. His name is Kasey, and he is ready to teach kids across the metro some safety tips. Lieutenant Kelli Bailiff with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department visited FOX 4 on Thursday, Aug. 25 with Kasey. Kasey demonstrated what children should do when they approach a stoplight.

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    Recipes to help you get up and grow

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eating healthy can help you feel better and function at your prime. Representatives from Dole visited FOX 4 on Thursday, Aug. 25 to share some of their favorite recipes featured in the Get up and Grow campaign.   Brussels Sprouts & Grilled Pineapple Salad TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN. MAKES: 6 SERVINGS 1 cup fresh DOLE® Tropical Gold® Pineapple wedges 12 oz. DOLE Brussels Sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced (about 3 cups) 3/4 cup DOLE Blueberries 2 […]