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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 […]

  • 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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    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?” […]

  • 8-year-old suffers fatal asthma attack, police investigate mother in his death

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An eight-year-old boy died from what his mother says was a severe asthma attack, but now the mother confirms she’s being investigated for his death. According to the police report Tyler Lane’s mother, Ericka Pulluaim, is being investigated for not providing her son with immediate medical care. A social worker at Children’s Mercy Hospital called the police saying a little boy was rushed to the hospital with a brain hemorrhage because he didn’t receive care for […]

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    Area school placed on lockdown while police search for suspect

    KEARNEY, Mo. – An area school was on lockdown as police searched for a criminal who was on the loose. Kearney Elementary School, located at 902 S Jefferson Street, was put on lockdown Tuesday while a robbery suspect was being chased by police. The school was having parents come to the school to pick up their children. Later on a Clay County deputy became involved in a car chase. As of about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday authorities were looking for one suspect in the […]

  • Indian Mission Fall Festival raises money for the Shawnee Indian Mission

    FAIRWAY, Kan. — Volunteers of the Shawnee Indian Mission call it the “best kept secret in Johnson County.” In fact the very name for Johnson County and a slew of other Kansas landmarks can be traced back to the Shawnee Indian Mission. Names like Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Drive, and Johnson Drive, just to name a few. Thomas Johnson built the mission in 1839 as a boarding school for Indian children. It was an effort to acclimate them into a […]

  • Police identify suspect and victim of Blue Springs hotel homicide

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – Police have charged a Colorado man in a deadly shooting which took place inside a Blue Springs hotel room. On Sunday prosecutors charged Michael Page of Rifle, Colorado with second degree murder, and armed criminal action. Shortly after 7:30 Saturday morning, members of the Blue Springs Police Department were dispatched to the Days Inn, located at 451 NW Jefferson Street, in response to a call regarding “shots fired.” Once police arrived, they located the body of […]