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  • Multiple bullets spray two Kansas City family homes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Imagine being inside your home and all of a sudden bullets shatter windows and pierce your property. Well, it happened to two families in one Kansas City neighborhood. One minute a Kansas City family was preparing for dinner, and next thing they knew they were running from gunfire. The family’s home was one of two shot at in a matter of minutes. “I hit the floor and then made the kids crawl all the way back […]

  • This little girl is on her way to becoming a Royals expert

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Many Kansas City fans may know the Royals by names and faces, but what about numbers? On Tuesday FOX 4 talked to a five-year-old girl who knows the entire roster. Five-year-old Kelsey Aciego loves to play games, loves her dolls, and especially loves her Royals. So much so that she can name the team’s entire roster by heart. She takes after her mom, Rebecca Aciego, who clearly remembers the glory of 1985. “I thought I was […]

  • Royals fans play the waiting game going into Game Six

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — True blue fans were playing the waiting game seven hours ahead of game time on Tuesday. The parking lot at Kauffman Stadium doesn’t feel or look the same as it did for the early World Series home games. Perhaps that is tell-tale of the outlook of Royals fans, since the Royals sit on the brink of elimination from their quest for a world championship. Around noon on Tuesday, the only sign of the Game Six festivities […]

  • 4-year-old’s Royals flag stolen from right outside his family’s home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A little boy is learning a very hard lesson after someone stole his beloved Royals’ flag from his family’s front yard. Almost everywhere you look in Kansas City, from the fountains to the decorations on people’s homes, you can see the city’s spirit for Royals fever. The American flag isn’t the only flag that used to fly at the Kansas City North home belonging to a four-year-old boy and his family. There used to be another […]

  • As San Francisco radio station bans ‘Royals’ from airwaves, Kansas City sister station pumps it up

    MISSION, Kan. – After a San Francisco radio station banned a hit song inspired by the Kansas City Royals from its airwaves, one Kansas City radio station is planning on “pumping it up” to make up the difference. San Francisco radio station, 96.5 KOIT, announced Friday, that in response to listener complaints, they would be banning the popular song “Royals” by Lorde from their airwaves until the 2014 World Series is over.  It is noted that the international singer/songwriter got […]

  • First Birthdays for October 24-25

    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 […]

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    Finnegan is the only Royal to play in two World Series this year

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals are full of budding superstars and this postseason is giving them a national stage to shine on, but it also has some up and comers who are stepping up as well. When you think of Royals rookies, Terrance Gore and his lightning quick speed likely comes up first. But there’s a pitcher in the bullpen who will be part of this team for years to come and he’s already been part of two world […]

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    Baby born the size of a smart phone, continues to survive

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A breathtaking black and white picture of a premature newborn next to a cell phone is going viral. According to FOX 4’s sister station, WGHP in North Carolina, little baby Adilynn Renee weighed less than a pound when she was born to her mother, Chelsea Gregory. “I never imagined her to be that small, it took me by surprise,” Gregory told WGHP. “It really scared me. I was like, how is she going to make it?” As […]

  • World Series Game One honors United States veterans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Game One of the World Series is a very special event for military veterans and their families. On Tuesday afternoon, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and a host of military dignitaries, gathered at the Kansas City VA Medical Center honor annex to pay tribute to the men and women who served this nation. Veterans and military families say they’re honored to have the Kansas City Royals recognize their work and the sacrifices they’ve made to serve this […]

  • One classroom connects Royals baseball with educational lessons

    OLATHE, Kan. — It can be a challenge keeping children engaged and interested in school. Teachers at Liberty View Elementary School in Olathe are tailoring their lesson plans around the excitement of the royals making it to the World Series. The 17 students of Mrs. Gentz’s first grade class at Liberty View Elementary are all ready for the start of the World Series. In fact, they might know more about this Royals team than many adults. It all started when […]

  • The latest strides in breast cancer research

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Every year 230,000 women in America are diagnosed with breast cancer. Susan G. Komen funnels millions of dollars into research to try and find a cure, and quite a bit of that money goes to projects at the University of Kansas’ Cancer Center. Researchers at the University of Kansas’ Cancer Center know they are fighting a formidable foe. The enemy is metastasized breast cancer. Their weapons are microscopes, vials and tedious repetition. “The nature of science […]

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    Local family sings their own a cappella version of ‘Royals’ for KC’s World Series-bound team

    OTTAWA, Kan. — One family in the FOX 4 viewing area is singing their own tune for the Kansas City Royals. “I wanted to share this awesome parody of the “Royals” with you,” wrote Shelly Frank to FOX 4. “My four daughters do a great job of harmonizing, and my husband wrote the lyrics. Please watch and enjoy!” The video’s YouTube description reads: “(From left) Rachel, Lindsay, Lauren, and Katie Frank singing a parody of Lorde’s hit song “Royals” about the […]