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    Tempur-Pedic donates 46 new mattresses to American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local lodge that is dedicated to helping cancer patients got some help on Friday from the community. The American Cancer Society and Hope Lodge is a place cancer patients can stay for free as they go through treatment and on Tempur-Pedic is helping make that stay a little more comfortable. The mattress company donated 46 new mattresses to the lodge. Volunteers from local businesses helped move them into patients’ rooms and set up bed frames. In […]

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Furniture Fix

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Do you want new furniture, but prefer not to spend the money? There’s a product that claims it can give sagging cushions “like-new” firmness, but does it work? Watch the video where FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell tries the Furniture Fix before you buy it.

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    Great Plains SPCA intake center closing its doors after 50 years, consolidating with adoption center

    MERRIAM, Kan. — A metro animal intake shelter announced on Thursday that they will be closing their doors after 50 years of service because of deplorable conditions. The Merriam Great Plains SPCA’s Lost Pet & Intake Center, formerly known as “Animal Haven,” located along 67th Street is expected to close its doors by Feb. 26. “After being the center point of animal welfare in Johnson County for 50 years, the building just simply can’t keep up with the volume of animals,” Great Plains […]

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    Try It Before You Buy It: The Magic Opener

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Magic Opener claims it can open cans and bottles like magic, but does it really work? Watch the video where FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell puts the Magic Opener to the “Try It Before You Buy It” test.  

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    Woman says violent crimes are not common in area of attempted abduction

    MISSION, Kan. — A woman who works in the area where an attempted abduction happened Monday night says she shocked to hear of the violent crime. Mission police tell FOX 4 a woman was leaving the HyVee store at 6655 Martway at about 7:30 p.m. when the attempted abduction happened. Police say the victim came out of Hy-Vee with her groceries and as she put them in her car the suspect approached her with a sharp object, either a knife or a razor. The […]

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    Asphalt truck stolen from local business

    SPRING HILL, Kan. — Employees of a local business were shocked after they found a major asset had been stolen over the weekend. Workers at J&J Asphalt are asking for the public’s help after someone stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment, including an asphalt truck. The truck was stolen from its spot in the company parking lot, along with a trailer, a set of tires and a laptop. The company said the theft happened sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. […]

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    Raytown H.S. among several high schools across nation to receive social media threat

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Raytown School District and police are investigating after a threat was  made and directed at Raytown High School Monday morning. James Brafford, Raytown Police Dept., says several other schools in the nation, including a school in Florida,  Arizona, Alabama and four schools in Michigan received threats Monday morning similar to the one Raytown received. The threat included someone claiming that they would to come to the school with a firearm. “We met this morning with crews from all […]

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    Cast of ‘Outsiders’ sits down with FOX 4

    The dramatic series “Outsiders” debuts on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. on our sister network WGN America. The show follows the Farrell family, a rough and tough group who chooses to follow their own rules. Notoriously secretive and unforgiving when crossed, the Farrell’s survive without modern-day luxuries like cell phones. Could the cast and crew do the same? FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell finds out.

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    Cast of ‘Outsiders’ tells Fox 4 about new series

    The new series “Outsiders” kicks off its first season on Tuesday, January 26th at 8:00 p.m. on our sister network WGN America.  The show follows the Farrell family as they struggle for power and control of Shay Mountain, their home for more than 200 years.  A truce between the family and locals is threatened when “Big Coal” comes to town.  Fox 4’s Kerri Stowell spent some time with the cast.  From long hair to tattoos, she shows us how they physically prepared for their roles.

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    Cast and crew of “Outsiders” call gritty series intense, say characters are relentless

    The gritty series “Outsiders” premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 8:00 p.m. on FOX 4 sister network WGN America.  The show explores the epic battle between a tight-knit family of renegades and anyone who dares to challenge them.  Fox 4’s Kerri Stowell spent some time with the cast and crew.  She has a sneak peek at what’s in store.

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    Firefighters dispatched to Genesys, surprised to find rescue mission was a drill

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local corporation worked with firefighters Friday to practice performing a rescue mission. The corporation’s emergency response team called for help around 10 a.m., after a worker, which was really a manikin, was impaled in the fabrication shop. The emergency response them then directed the firefighters to the accident site. “We didn’t want it to be just a simple walk in and walk out because that sort of defeats the purpose of an industrial drill with […]

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    Crews ready to go as snow moves into KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City crews hit the streets around 3 a.m. Tuesday to prepare for the snow forecast to hit the area this afternoon. The crews focused heavily on bridges and overpasses, as those tend to ice over quickly. Morning crews spent time prepping the trucks and getting their plows ready. Now they’re just waiting for the snow to fall. Their main concern is the evening rush hour, making sure the roads are clear for those driving home […]