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  • First birthdays: March 17-18

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you would like to see your little one on the air, submit your photo here. The First Birthday segments sponsored by Dairy Queen will air on your child’s first birthday weekends on the FOX 4 Morning Show from 6-8 a.m., Saturday and Sunday. Photos must be submitted at least one week prior to the child’s birthday. One person will be randomly chosen to receive a Dairy Queen birthday cake for their child’s 1st birthday!

  • UPDATE: Missing 76-year-old woman with dementia found safe

    UPDATE: Dorothy Hayes has been found safe. Original post: KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are searching for a missing Kansas City woman who has dementia, officials say. Dorothy N. Hayes was last seen at 4:15 p.m. Friday walking northbound near 69th Street and Cleveland. Hayes is 76 years old and is 5-foot-4 and 165 pounds with brown eyes and red hair and walks with a slight limp. Police said Hayes was wearing gold glasses, a purple top and blue Capri […]

  • Report says Kansas lawmakers should add as much as $2 billion to public school funding

    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas lawmakers received a highly anticipated report on school funding Friday that shows a massive funding increase for public schools may be needed. The Legislature hired Lori Taylor of Texas A&M University in December to investigate whether funding for K-12 public schools in Kansas is adequate. The decision came after the Kansas Supreme Court declared the current funding level is not enough. Lawmakers are facing an April 30th deadline to come up with a new school finance […]

  • KC man charged after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in presence of 4 children

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man is now facing charges for allegedly shooting his girlfriend in a KC home where children were present, prosecutors say. Mervin M. McNeal, 34, has been charged with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action in Jackson County. According to court documents, just before 1 a.m. on March 15, police were called to Truman Medical Center for a shooting victim. The woman had gunshot wound to her face and was in critical condition. […]

  • Charges dropped against 1 of 4 Lee’s Summit teens charged after allegedly bringing guns to school

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Prosecutors dropped charges on Friday against one of the four teens charged in connection with a recent threat at Lee’s Summit High School. Prosecutors have not yet said why they decided to drop the case against Landon Mikle. Mikle, along with three other teens were charged with unlawful use of a weapon after a witness told police that the teenagers brought guns to the school’s campus earlier this month. While charges against Mikle have been dropped, charges still stand […]

  • Irish corn beef hash with a boxty from District. Pour House + Kitchen

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX4 got the St. Patrick’s Day celebration started early. Chef John Magno with District. Pour House + Kitchen stopped by FOX4 Friday, March 16 to share his take on a traditional Irish recipe.   Irish corn beef hash with a boxty Boxty: 4 oz. all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. Kosher or sea salt 2 oz. mashed potatoes 3 oz. grated, raw potato 2 oz. buttermilk butter Directions: Mix all ingredients together (except butter) and […]

  • Mark Alford celebrates 20 years with FOX4

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Sunday, March 18 FOX4’s Mark Alford will celebrate 20 years on our air. On Friday, the morning crew celebrated the big accomplishment. You can replay the entire celebration, complete with Chuy’s and a belly dancer, in the video player above. Mark also wanted to take a moment to say thank you to the Kansas City community. Watch the video below to hear what he had to say.

  • Healthy take on a shamrock shake

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re looking for a fun way to start you St. Patrick’s Day,  local blogger for Intentionally Eat, Cindy Newland, has a recipe for a shamrock shake you may want to try. It’s healthier and has less sugar than the one you can order at a popular fast food chain. Watch the video above for what you need. More recipes: Sign up to receive a weekly email from FOX 4 with the recipes we featured on our FOX […]

  • Kansas City named one of 23 proposed cities to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is still in the running to possibly host the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Arrowhead Stadium is on the short list of 23 sites in a joint bid between the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 games. The mayors of both KCMO and KCK issued statements about why Kansas City would be a great pick for the World Cup. “Kansas City is the absolute perfect place to host the World Cup […]

  • Two St. Patrick’s Day cocktails you can enjoy at home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While green beer and Irish coffee are the typical drinks of choice on St. Patrick’s Day, FOX4 is shaking things up with some fun Irish cocktails. Carmen Morales of Diamond Girls Bartenders visited FOX4 Thursday, March 15 to share two recipes you can make at home. Grasshopper In shaker filled with ice add ¾ ounce of Crème de Menthe, ¾ oz of a white chocolate liqueur and 1 ounce of ½ and ½. Shake and strain into martini […]

  • Police investigating homicide after man shot to death outside Independence duplex

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead Wednesday night, officials say. Police said the homicide took place in the 16600 block of East 28th Place in Independence. Police tweeted about the shooting just after 10 p.m. Independence police spokesman John Syme said a man was found shot to death outside of a duplex on East 28th Place. They are looking for a red suspect vehicle. This is a developing story. FOX 4 will […]

  • Fire crews battle fully involved fire in former Raytown salon

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Crews worked to extinguish a two-alarm fire Wednesday night in Raytown, officials say. Firefighters were called to the fire, located at a building near East 69th Terrace and Elm Avenue, just before 10 p.m. Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the building, which has been heavily damaged. Raytown Fire Chief Matt Mace said the building used to be a salon, but it closed two years ago. Two people had been staying in an apartment attached to […]