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    Job of the Day: September 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 September. September 1 1. Spring Hill, Kan. Parks Dept. Seasonal Laborer http://www.springhillks.com 2. Atchison Kan. Municipal Court/Customer Relations Clerk http://www.cityofatchison.com September 2 1. Pleasant Valley, Mo Public Works Dept. Laborer http://www.pleasantvalleymo.org 2. Grain Valley, Mo. Park Maintenance Worker http://www.cityofgrainvalley.org September 3 1. Miami Co. Kan. Human Resources Office Assistant http://www.miamicountyks.org. 2. Jefferson Co., Kan. Public Works Dept. Mechanic http://www.jfcountyks.com […]

  • Area high schools introduce Guardian Caps to protect football players from concussions

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Preventing concussions is one of the most serious issues to hit high school sports in years. And one Jackson County school likes what it’s seeing from a product designed to reduce football related concussions. The coaches at Lee’s Summit North High School say they want to take any steps they can to give players a chance for extra protection. The school has been adding gear called the Guardian Cap to standard helmets during practices for a […]

  • Independence mother carjacked at gunpoint offers reward for criminals’ arrests

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police say a mother was carjacked and robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight over the weekend. The victim, Melony McCaughey, 39, says it happened to her and her teenage son right outside their home. “Him coming back, him coming back. Luckily, I don’t live at that house,” she said, when asked about her worst fears. “They followed me to my house. It happened in my drive-way.” The victim is now putting up her own reward. On […]

  • Family says teen tased by officer remains in critical condition

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police tased a 17-year-old, who family members say remains in critical condition as of Monday. Police say an officer pulled Bryce  teen over for a minor traffic warrant. They say the teen resisted arrest and the officer was forced to tase him. But several eye witnesses are giving a different account. It began as a routine stop as the teen was pulled over, but witnesses say it ended with the officer pulling the teen’s lifeless body onto this […]

  • Johnson County Med-Act says paramedic was on-site when teen collapsed during football game

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — When Olathe East Senior Linebacker James McGinnis collapsed on the football field Friday, people in the stands were upset, saying it took the ambulance too long to arrive. McGinnis’ family says the 18-year-old is making small improvements, although he remains in critical but stable condition, while being treated for a brain injury at Overland Park Regional Hospital. Monday night the Chief Paramedic at Johnson County Med-Act set the record straight about the care the high school […]

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    Local Kansas winery celebrates 20 years of business

    BASEHOR, Kan. — Grape harvest at Holy Field Vineyard draws so many eager pickers; they have to take reservations to work the fields. The Basehor, Kansas vineyard is celebrating its 20th year.  They have won numerous awards for their wine. The September sun streaming down on the vineyard ripens the fruit and draws volunteers from miles around. Eager volunteers file into the vineyards to help with the harvest; they admittedly enjoy the fruits of their labor. When Les and Michelle […]

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    Dentistry from the Heart serves those in need with free dental care

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Statistics show that about 30 percent of adults have untreated dental cavities, and often times that’s because they don’t have insurance. But on Saturday in Blue Springs those statistics were met head on with free dental care from the event Dentistry from the Heart. The line formed early with dozens of people willing to wait in the cold for free dental work. “I don’t have insurance through work yet because our owner is still trying to […]

  • First Birthdays for September 13-14

    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 […]

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    Police search for armed bank robbery suspect in KCMO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police are searching for an armed suspect accused of robbing a bank. At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers were called to a reported robbery at the Bank of Weston, located at 6510 NW Prairieview Rd. in Kansas City, Mo. Witnesses said the suspect entered the bank, jumped the counter and demanded cash. The suspect displayed a weapon then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. As of Saturday, around 3:00 p.m. police were […]

  • Man’s first day back to work after wife’s murder is ‘hardest thing’ he’s ever done

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — It has been just over a week since police say Brandon Howell went on a killing spree in the quiet neighborhood on Woodbridge drive, and on Wednesday the husband of one of the victims shared his grief. One man is trying to move on with his life, heading back to work on Monday after losing his wife in the shooting rampage. The Leawood Beauty Salon, located at 2515 Somerset Dr, Leawood, KS 66206, has been closed […]

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    Witnesses say speeding driver ends up crashing into Northland business

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A driver crashed into the front of McGuire Lock and Safe near Vivion Road and N. Brighton in the Northland Wednesday afternoon. “Someone just ran into our building. Everyone is ok but our walk in business will be quite slow. Our outside service shouldn’t be effected. Thanks,” read a statement from McGuire Lock and Safe. A 26-year-old man ended up in the hospital after witnesses say he sped down Vivion Road, hit an elderly couple, then smashed his car […]

  • Key witness to Woodbridge Lane homicides unexpectedly dies

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A key witness to Brandon Howell’s apparent violent and deadly crime rampage has died. He was a witness who told FOX 4 of the horror he saw the day several residents of his Woodbridge neighborhood were shot and killed. RELATED: Woodbridge Lane victims George and Ann Taylor pass after being taken off life support The sudden death of 79-year-old James “Jim” Anderson is also hitting a lot of people in the Woodbridge lane community extremely hard. “I […]