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  • KCMO councilman Michael Brooks announces resignation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Councilman Michael Brooks announced his resignation, effective Jan. 2, 2015, during a news conference on Wednesday afternoon. The news conference took place at the office of Brooks’ attorney, John Picerno. “Due to the ongoing media circus, and out of concern for my family, loved ones, colleagues, church members and citizens of Kansas City, as well as myself, I believe it is in everyone’s best interest to take this action at this time,” read Picerno from a letter written by Brooks, which […]

  • Kindergartner finds .45 caliber pistol magazine on Leawood school playground

    LEAWOOD, Kan. – Parents are concerned after a loaded .45 caliber pistol magazine was found on the playground at an area elementary school. On Tuesday, the magazine, which contained eight rounds, was found on the playground by a kindergarten student during recess at Leawood Elementary School, which is located at 2400 West 123rd Street in Leawood, Kansas. The student took the ammunition immediately to a teacher. According to a letter sent to families by the school’s principal, upon locating the […]

  • Reat Underwood’s Eagle Scout troop collects Operation Breakthrough donations in his honor

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The memory of Reat Underwood, the 14-year-old who was killed in April in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center, lives on in the spirit of giving. His Boy Scout troop has collected four and a half tons of food over the past few months to donate to Operation Breakthrough. FOX 4 was told Reat Underwood and his mother, were volunteers here at Operation Breakthrough. Monday Underwood’s Boy Scout troop delivered 1,400 pounds of food […]

  • KCK police search for armed suspect following two home invasions Monday

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Police are asking for the public’s help locating a man they believe was involved in two attempted home invasions Monday morning, one of which left a woman with a gunshot wound. KCK police spokesman Emmett Lockridge says a pattern of violent crimes began at a residence off Eaton Street in east Kansas City, Kansas. Police say it was around 7:00 a.m. Saturday when a 23-year-old woman, who lives at the residence, was followed home by the […]

  • First Birthdays for December 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 […]

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    Video: Woman makes connection to late stage Alzheimer’s patient using music

    The holidays are a time which put a lot of people in the spirit of giving and helping others, and one YouTube video, which is currently trending on social media, encompasses just that. In the video, uploaded by an organization called Memory Bridge, the selfless and caring spirit of one woman is displayed as she forms a very personal interaction using gospel music with someone who has longed for that connection while in the late and deteriorating stages of Alzheimer’s […]

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    Video: Canadian mother walks in on her 4-year-old “combing” his hair

    A video of taken by the mother of a little boy who decided to start “combing” his own hair has gone viral. The mother of four-year-old Emmett Perrin, Chanda Campbell, said she heard giggling coming from the bathroom and ended up walking in on her son using an electric razor to “comb” his hair. “It was pretty much past the point of no return,” Campbell told CBS News, so she decided to let him finish, as he wasn’t hurting himself. […]

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    Two men charged in death of 29-year-old man found in river

    HENRY COUNTY, Mo. – Two men have been charged with murder in the death of 29-year-old Justin Michael Emmerton, who was found floating in the Grand River on June 5, 2013. Blake Jamison, 24, of Garden City, Missouri, and Phillip Hayduke, 19, of West Plains, Missouri (formerly Creighton, Missouri), were arrested on Tuesday, and charged Wednesday with first degree murder. According to court documents, about 6 p.m. on June 5, 2013 Emmerton was found floating in the river near the […]

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    Charges filed in death of man found burned in portable bathroom

    JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. — Charges have been filed against a Kansas City man in connection with the death of a man, who was discovered burned inside a portable toilet on November 20 around 8:00 p.m. According to court documents, Sean Lloyd, 24, was charged with one count of abandonment of a corpse and another count of knowingly burning or exploding, after explaining to police what happened the night of 30-year-old Jackson Guzman’s death. When the incident occurred, Sergeant Ronda Montgomery with the sheriff’s office said a deputy […]

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    Video: Family dog gets caught raiding the refrigerator

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – A video is going viral after one man was able to catch his family’s dog raiding their refrigerator on camera. After suspecting the Yellow Labrador was to blame, radio personality Adam Montiel, wanted to figure out how exactly their pet was able to open the doors of their refrigerator and freezer when they left the house. “Allie, our 12-year-old Yellow Labrador was getting into the fridge and freezer. We couldn’t figure out how she was […]

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    Belton man fears for his safety following targeted acts of vandalism

    BELTON, Mo. – A homeowner is worried about his safety after frightening acts of vandalism occurred in his Belton neighborhood. Early Sunday morning Charles Koons, 22, says he woke up, came outside and saw some disturbing graffiti sprayed on his house here in Belton.  The offensive remarks include “Leave or I’ll kill you,” “Keyomi dog abuser,” and others which are too offensive to mention. Keyomi is Koons’ husky Australian-mix. “She’s friendly,” said Koons. “I would never hurt my dog, Keyomi. […]

  • Woman gunned down in store parking lot identified, family mourns loss

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Police have identified the woman shot and killed in a Kansas City, Kan., Lowe’s parking lot as 29-year-old Janet L. Billings of Bonner Springs, Kan. Police said around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers were dispatched to a Lowe’s Home Improvement store, located at 6900 State Avenue, after receiving a tip that a female in her late 20s was shot in the parking lot. Police believe Billings knew the gunman. “Definitely a scary situation, I can say […]