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  • Gilda’s Club KC: Giggle with Gilda event

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Breast cancer survivor Kathy Sudeikis, who is actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis’ mother, stopped by the FOX 4 studio to talk about Gilda’s Club KC‘s event called Giggle with Gilda. The charitable event raises money for Gilda’s Club KC, a location in Kansas City which offers support for cancer patients and their families. Giggle with Gilda features comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, as well as some Kansas City’s best. Missy Koonce, who is emceeing the […]

  • Work-study program helps area high school students learn workplace etiquette and job skills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tuesday was signing day at Cristo Rey High School, but it had nothing to do with sports. Students were signing internship agreements with more than a hundred companies. The students will work five full days per month. Each job pays part of the student’s tuition. The work-study program is designed to help students learn workplace etiquette, communication skills, and time management. “I learned about work ethic and respect in the workplace, proper attire, talk in an […]

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    Abandoned dog survives after being shot in the face

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – A dog is recovering at an area animal shelter after he was found abandoned and shot in the face. Midwest Animal ResQ says the dog, which has been named Prince, was found on farmland in West Plains, Missouri, suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. They said Prince more than likely had been dumped and shot by farm owners or other land owners, and said it was a miracle he did survive. Prince is receiving […]

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    Job of the Day: August 2014

    If you’re an employer and want to submit a job opening, click here. The following are job openings posted for the month of August. August 1 Peculiar, Mo. Public Works Dept. Field Crew Worker www.cityofpeculiar.com Wyandotte Co., Kan. Parks and Recreation Dept. Director www.wycokck.org August 2 1. City of Olathe, Kan. Web Developer www.olatheks.org 2. Atchison Public Library Atchison, Kan. P/T Children’s Circulation Clerk www.atchisonlibrary.org August 3 1. Wyandotte Co., Kan. Parks and Recreation Dept. Director www.wycokck.org 2. Jefferson Co., Kan. […]

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    Man fakes his own death to get out of his wedding

    STORRS, Conn. — A Connecticut man faked his own death to get out of his wedding, which was set to happen this month. Tucker Blandford, 23, and Alex Lanchester, 23, who is from the United Kingdom, had met in 2012 while Lanchester was attending college at the University of Connecticut, according to the Daily Mail Online. Blandford had been working as a set painter at a theater Lanchester started working at. The two hit it off instantly. A year later […]

  • Kansas Citians celebrate their differences at the 35th annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You don’t have to get on a plane, to experience food and culture from around the world. Folks in the metro have been doing that all weekend at the Ethnic Enrichment Festival, which took place at Swope Park. The event was an eclectic mix of food, flags and family. “It`s eye-opening to see that these are Kansas Citians. We`re not just white-bred middle Americans. This is everybody,” said organizer Jim Wilson. People from different cultures represented […]

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    Competitors travel from near and far for 3rd annual Kansas City Kosher BBQ Festival

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Sunday was the third annual Kosher Barbecue competition in Overland park. It’s a young tradition that the Jewish community in Kansas City has come to savor. Each year there are more entries, and this year the Kansas City BBQ Society has sanctioned the event, so the competition is stiffer. It’s actually the only kosher BBQ in the nation that is now sanctioned by the group. There are some key differences between this competition and others. Mainly […]

  • First Birthdays for August 16-17

    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 […]

  • Legendary KC jazz musician Charlie Parker honored with celebration near 18th and Vine

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s most influential jazz musician is being honored for the next two weeks during the inaugural Charlie Parker Celebration, which is 17 days of music and fun. Many of the festivities will take place in Parker’s old stomping grounds near 18th and Vine. Parker started playing the saxophone professionally at age 15. He helped start the be-bop movement. His music and legend have become more popular with time. “Charlie had a photographic memory.  If he […]

  • Woman arrested for taking 4-year-old child was charged with same crime in 2007

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The woman who police say snatched a Grandview boy and hung him over a balcony faced a judge on Wednesday, and her past criminal history shows it is not the first time she has been in trouble for that crime. In court on Wednesday, Edwina Bates, 44, was once again charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Back in march of 2007, bates took a child from an apartment complex near 82nd and Prospect. First […]

  • University’s tech management program gets brand new car donated by GM

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — General Motors is making a donation to a local university; a new car. G.M. is giving the University of Central Missouri the car for its automotive training program. There were three new cars parked on the curb, and now there are two. A professor from UCM took a tour of the Kansas City Fairfax Plant Wednesday morning and then took the white Chevy Malibu that was parked there back to Warrensburg with him. FOX 4 was […]

  • 4-year-old boy taken by woman in front of wheelchair-bound mother, witnesses rescue him

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. – A Grandview, Mo., woman has been charged with endangering a four-year-old boy after witnesses told police the woman took the child to a third floor apartment and hung him over a railing. The woman has been identified as Edwina Bates, 44. Witnesses said the boy was taken from right in front of his wheelchair-bound mother on Monday shortly before 6:30 p.m. Officer responded to the area of 11921 Newton, where the boy was reportedly abducted. Two people […]