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    KCK firefighters take to streets to “Fill the Boot” for fallen KCK detective’s family

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas City, Kan., firefighters took to the streets Friday in an effort to raise funds and remember those who’ve died in the line of duty. Drivers could be seen dropping donations in boots as they stopped at stop lights. The “Fill the Boot” event usually happens Labor Day weekend to benefit MDA, but this year they added Memorial Day weekend to the list. All money raised over the weekend will be donated to the family of fallen […]

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    Try It Before You Buy It: My Cleaning Secret

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Say goodbye to your cabinet full of cleaners and scrubbers. There’s a product that promises to cut through grime and rust without a lot of elbow grease, but does it work? FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell tries ‘My Cleaning Secret’ before you buy it in the video.

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    8,000 flags placed at City Park in memory of those who died in war on terror

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Memorial Day is right around the corner and veterans want to make sure we don’t forget the true meaning of the holiday. Volunteers spent time Wednesday placing 8,000 American flags on the hill at City Park, Park Drive and 26th Street. The flags represent the 8,000 men and women who’ve died in the war on terror. The American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation teamed up with the Home Depot Foundation to place the flags. They picked City Park because […]

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    Kansas City just 1 of 8 cities chosen for LRNG City Challenge Award

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is celebrating a big win Tuesday at the public library. A national program called LRNG is expanded to the metro with the goal of helping youth find jobs and other opportunities. Kansas City is one of eight cities to win the LRNG City Challenge Award. LRNG is a technology platform that enable cities to use existing resources such as schools, libraries and community centers to connect young people with new experiences. Kansas City’s goal is […]

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    Jackson County Combat passes out free gun locks in area with high crime rate

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County Combat wrapped up 2016’s second neighborhood event on Friday. Combat partnered with Kansas City No Violence Alliance and the police department for the event. Members were joined by volunteers to collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs, as well as pick up litter. But this time, a new effort to prevent violent crimes. Combat passed out free gun locks to anyone who wanted one. The police department says there were 30 homicides and more than 130 […]

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Hover Ball

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  It’s soccer season, and if your little one wants some extra practice — there’s a special ball that claims it can help — rain or shine. But, is it a goal scorer, or should you kick it to the curb? FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell tries the Hover Ball before you buy it, see what she found out in the video.

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    Local program seeks volunteers to help people with disabilities complete yard work

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Spring means it’s time to pull weeds and pick up litter, but yard work is easier said than done for many people with disabilities. So a local organization is stepping up to help. Mowing grass and trimming bushes can be nearly impossible for many people with disabilities. The Whole Person is a nonprofit organization that serves people with disabilities, and they’ve organized a day called “Planting Independence” on June 4. During that event volunteers are going […]

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    Car accident survivor reunites with medical team that saved him

    As EMS Week begins, a former patient was reunited with the people who helped save his life. A local man is thanking the team that saved his life at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, everyone from the EMS crews to the trauma doctors. It was an emotional afternoon as doctors saw 24-year-old Jeff Kudlacik walking with the help of a walker. A little more than a year ago, Jeff was in a horrific car accident. Doctors weren’t sure he would survive. He […]

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    Local law enforcement suit up in tactical gear to run in honor of detective Lancaster

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The rain didn’t stop local law enforcement on Monday from partaking in a special run to honor Kansas City, Kan., police detective Brad Lancaster. The run started at 118th and State and ended about a mile and a half away at Kansas Speedway. Both spots have meaning. Detective Lancaster was shot and killed Monday, May 9 while assisting fellow officers near Hollywood Casino.  The Wyandotte County district attorney filed a capital murder charge among other charges against Curtis Ayers, 28, […]

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    Two vehicles flee scene of accident after tractor-trailer overturns, spills gravel all over NB lanes of I-435

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was injured Friday morning when a tractor-trailer overturned along I-435. According to police the tractor-trailer overturned in the northbound lanes of I-435 just south of Raytown Road around 9:45 a.m. The accident, which involved three vehicles, caused the tractor-trailer to spill gravel all over the highway. The fire department rushed to the scene, as well as MoDOT crews to help clean up the mess. Police shut down the eastbound I-70 ramp to southbound I-435 for a […]

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    Try It: Ped Egg

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s sandal season! That means your feet are on full display. There’s a product that promises soft, smooth skin in minutes, but does it work? FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell tries the Ped Egg before you buy it? See what she found out in the video.

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    Portion of proceeds from KCKPD tribute hats to be given to Brad Lancaster memorial fund

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Local business Cumpy’s T-shirt Shop is stepping up to help the family of a fallen police detective by selling Kansas City, Kan., Police Department tribute hats. The hats are $25 and $10 from each hat will be given to the Brad Lancaster memorial fund. Hats are available online only. Click here to place your order. The company made tribute hats after Kansas City firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio were killed battling a fire that has been ruled as […]