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  • Woman left in critical condition following drive-by shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police say it appears an innocent victim got shot during a violent drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon. The woman is now in the hospital. Police say the woman is still in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after gun shots rang out near east 37th and Monroe Avenue. Neighbors say they heard at least 25 gunshots. When the bullets stopped flying police say the woman, who was sitting inside a house at the time, was hit […]

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    The most googled unusual Thanksgiving dishes in every state

    According to the New York Times, there are 45 both unusual and popular recipes for Thanksgiving which were each distinctly googled in every state (a handful were duplicated by multiple states.) With the help of Google researchers, a section of the NY Times website, called The Upshot, compiled a list of the most unusual yet popular (counting each Google search for it as a vote) dishes particular to each and every state.  The research includes Google searches which we conducted […]

  • Turning Ferguson into an opportunity for learning and open discussion

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The unrest in Ferguson is forging a teaching moment. Kansas City Public Schools are using the current event to teach students about the power of expression. The district has a plan in place; to keep students and staff safe Tuesday. Part of that plan, are no TV cameras allowed inside the schools. The district wants to make sure no one is distracted. Another part is Superintendent Dr. Stephen Green making the rounds, visiting high schools like […]

  • Two pond drownings hit small Missouri town hard

    SAVANNAH, Mo. — High school students in the small community of Savannah, just north of Saint Joseph, are dealing with the tough losses of two of their classmates. Both boys drowned Saturday when they apparently fell through thin ice on a frozen pond on county road 153 about 10 miles northwest of Savannah. At Savannah High School and all around town there are lots of heavy hearts. People are thinking about two students who suddenly died and their now grieving families. […]

  • Little girl honored as a hero after her 911 call saves mother’s life

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An eight-year-old Kansas City girl who called 911 and saved her mom’s life got an award for heroism Monday, and her classmates at Barry Elementary School got to share in her honor. Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department brass plus the EMS and firefighters, who responded that day gathered in Emma Miller’s third grade classroom to honor two hero’s; eight-year-old Emma and the 911 operator who helped her on the other end of the line. “My dad […]

  • Metro organization provides area families in need a Thanksgiving with donations

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A metro organization is taking donations to help area families in need have an enjoyable and traditional Thanksgiving at home. Recipients of “Operation Thanksgiving” meals from Della Lamb told FOX 4 having Thanksgiving at home makes them just like other families. Della Lamb packed 1,700 bags of groceries on Saturday. It’s a huge undertaking that takes a village of volunteers to accomplish. It begins with 1,700 bags gradually filled with everything needed for a feast: mashed […]

  • Two Missouri teenagers drown in rural farm pond

    SAVANNAH, Mo. — Two teenage males have been found dead in a frozen, rural Missouri farm pond. According to the Andrew County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday evening, shortly after 7:30 p.m., they were notified of two teenagers who failed to return home after being at a rural area farm, just north of Savannah, Mo., on County Road 153. Once deputies arrived at the farm, the vehicle the teenagers were driving was located parked on the farm near a pond. A […]

  • Annual induction ceremonies take place at College Basketball Experience Hall of Fame

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a three day celebration of college basketball, and it involves games played on Monday and Tuesday, but the highlight has to be the annual induction ceremonies at the College Basketball Hall of Fame in downtown Kansas City. The hall of fame ceremonies took place at the Midland Theatre Sunday night and were proceeded by a meet and greet and press conference at the College Basketball Experience. Among the inductees in the class of 2014 is […]

  • The Ararat Shrine Circus comes to Kansas CIty

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the 79th year the clowns, tiger tamers and stunt riders spent the weekend entertaining folks in Kansas City at the Ararat Shrine Circus. Sunday morning FOX 4’s Carey Wickersham had the special privilege of going behind the scenes at the circus with a family that’s been in the business for five generations. “This show is very special this year.  We want the old fashioned circus, but we also want the modern circus,” said circus owner […]

  • First Birthdays for November 22-23

    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 […]

  • Furious mother says daughter was dropped off at wrong bus stop and left alone for 45 minutes

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A mother is furious because she says her daughter was dropped off by a bus driver five blocks away from their house. “I just know that her school bus stop is right across the street from our house and up the street, and that driver should’ve dropped my child off there. She was red, crying and really cold because she got lost for 45 minutes, “said a furious Bridgette Mayberry. Mayberry told FOX 4 Tuesday […]

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    Video: During timed race, dog quickly changes objective

    In a YouTube video, which has recently been making its rounds on the internet, three different dogs are shown competing in a timed race along with their owners. The first dog is a smaller breed, who completes the run in a timely fashion. Then the second dog, a German Shepard, is also shown completing the race in a short amount of time; however the third dog, a golden retriever, has other priorities. The runway, which is intended for the dogs to […]