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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 […]

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    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 18-19

    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 […]

  • Kansas City Marathon runner combines running and knitting to set world record

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One Kansas City Marathon runner combined two things during Saturday’s race which don’t usually go together. David Babcock, who is a graphic design professor in Warrensburg, combines two of his favorite hobbies while participating in races like Saturday’s marathon: running and knitting. In fact, last year Babcock set the world record for knitting the longest scarf while running in a marathon. It’s an odd combination; the gentle click, click of wooden knitting needles, blended with the […]

  • Witnesses claim Department of Children and Families office in KCK has chronic bed bug issue

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A bed bug infestation at the Department of Children and Families office in Kansas City, Kansas, forced the building to be closed on Thursday. Management says the problem has been taken care of and they are again open for business as of Friday. However there was lots of skepticism among the employees FOX 4 talked to. One employee who has worked at DCF for almost eight years asked us to hide her identity because she is […]

  • 6-year-old shot and killed in south Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bullets hit and kill a little girl outside a gas station in south Kansas City. The shooting happened around 8:00 p.m. on Friday at a 7-Eleven located near East 107th Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard. According to police a six-year-old little girl had just walked out of the gas station when she was shot there. She later died at the hospital. Late Friday night the assault squad was investigating the scene. During the investigation police were […]

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    San Francisco radio station bans the song “Royals” from airwaves

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A California radio station has banned a popular song until the conclusion of the World Series. According to a website belonging to a San Fransico radio station, 96.5 KOIT, employees there have received numerous requests via emails and social media asking the station to ban the song “Royals” by recording artist Lorde until the “San Francisco Giants win the World Series.” “Why are you playing Royals by Lorde still, are you a Royals supporter or Giants?” […]