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    Iconic fountain in front of Union Station finally flowing again

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The iconic fountain in front of Union Station is flowing again Thursday after recently undergoing a massive renovation, complete with new lighting, water jets and choreographed presentations. Henry Bloch was present to rededicate the fountain that’s in his name. The fountain has welcomed guests since 2001. “Now what we have is a historic mall that Kansas City has always deserved,” President and CEO of Union Station George Guastello said. “Right from Union Station all the way up to […]

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    Officer’s widow fights to keep man convicted of killing her husband behind bars

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It was an emotional afternoon for the widow of a fallen police officer as she fought to keep her husband’s killer behind bars Monday. Darryl L. Lewis has been locked up for nearly 30 years. He’s convicted of killing a police officer in the late 80s. The parole prisoner review board considered 18 different cases at City Hall, and one of those cases hit close to home for members of the police department. A number of […]

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    Puppy found in hot car prompts Royals to post reminder that pets are not allowed at complex

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As temperatures continue to rise the Kansas City Royals want to keep fans safe, even those with four legs. The team has a rule that no pets are allowed at the complex. It’s a protocol that’s been in place for years, but now it’s on the website. The update is in response to an incident that happened in the parking lot on Sunday. Two fans left the game because of the heat. As they were walking […]

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    Keeping cool at the ballpark no easy task in summer sun

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — With summer comes baseball season and of course, hotter temperatures. Pitchers are no doubt feeling the heat on the mound, but the summer sun can pose a danger for fans in the stands as well. FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell headed out to CommunityAmerica Ballpark, where fans were braving the heat to watch the Kansas City T-Bones. Grandview’s Parks and Rec Department brought their summer camp kids to the ballpark, and they’re finding ways to keep cool. “Luckily, […]

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    Register for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on Friday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On the first day of summer, pools in Kansas City are packed. There were three near-drownings reported in the Kansas City metro area this weekend alone. “This weekend I had a lifeguard training and I saw that there was a dad sitting on a lawn chair and his three-year-old child was in the middle of the pool with a puddle jumper on and he was just stuck there. He couldn’t get the side and that caused […]

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    New pedestrian bridge connects 3 historic trails in metro, rivals urban trail systems in bigger cities

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new pedestrian bridge is officially open Thursday, and local leaders say it’s been a long time coming. The Missouri Department of Transportation and the National Park Service dedicated Powder Mill Pedestrian Bridge Thursday morning. A local drill team led attendees in a ceremonial walk across it. The bridge is attached to the Bannister Road Bridge over I-435 near Cerner’s new campus located at the site of the old Bannister Mall. The pedestrian bridge IS special […]

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    Local nurse wants to remind parents just how fast cars can heat up and possibly cause heat stroke

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wednesday is National Child Vehicular Heat Stroke Prevention Day and a local nurse and child passenger safety technician took the day to demonstrate just how dangerous hot cars can be. Terry Dickinson put a thermometer inside her car. The temperature jumped ten degrees in ten minutes. According to KidsandCars.org, an average of 37 children die every year from being left in a hot car. 55-percent of those children were left on accident. 28-percent climbed into the car on their own but […]

  • Michael and Heather Jones have been charged in the death of a missing child believed to be their son, A.J. (Photos: Wyandotte County Detention Center)

    Couple accused of killing 7-year-old boy appears in court, will make another appearance in September

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas couple charged in the death of a little boy is one step closer to trial Tuesday. Michael and Heather Jones are charged in the death of Michael’s 7-year-old son. Both face charges of premeditated murder in the first degree, as opposed to first degree murder in the commission of a felony. The upgraded charge carries a minimum 50-year prison sentence if they’re convicted, and they face the possibility of life in prison. Both would have been […]

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    Mothers in Charge plan benefit concert for victims of violent crime

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local group is taking a stand against violence, and they are doing it through music. The group is made up of mothers who know all too well the pain of losing a child. Mothers in Charge met at the Wornall Road Baptist Church on Monday. They are organizing the 5th Annual Bluegrass Festival. The show, featuring Marty Raybon, will take place on June 19. The festival begins at 4 p.m., with the concert starting at […]

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    Olathe home sells quickly on auction block due to its location and move-in ready condition

    OLATHE, Kan. — A local house in a quiet neighborhood near 164th and Lackman Road hit the auction block Friday afternoon, and due to its location and great condition, it quickly sold. The IRS property appraisal and liquidation specialist told FOX 4 his crew is used to selling foreclosures that are rundown and need some work, but this home was move-in ready The house is more than 3,000 square feet. It has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The minimum bid was a […]

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    New rule proposal aims to end to payday loan debt traps

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a new rule Thursday to end payday loan debt traps. The CFPB presented the rule during a hearing Thursday at the Kansas City Convention Center. Representatives from church groups, consumer advocates and people who have become victims of payday loan interest rates and fees spoke out regarding the new rule that would require payday lenders to make sure consumers have the ability to repay their loans before they sign on the dotted line. Payday loans are […]

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    Man accused of “upskirting” 5 teen girls at Roeland Park QuikTrip pleads no contest

    OLATHE, Kan. — A local man appeared in court Tuesday for “upskirting” five teenage girls. John Britton was charged with breach of privacy. Police say the 63-year-old took pictures up the girls’ skirts without them knowing. Britton stood in front of the judge Tuesday and plead no contest, and now it’s up to the judge to decide what his fate will be. The recommendation from both the prosecution and defense include six days of shock time, a sex offender treatment […]