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    Former Leawood police officer named recipient of Crystal Kipper and Ali Kemp Memorial Award

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Every year during National Crime Victims’ week a local person is honored for their work protecting children. This year Craig Hill was the recipient of the award. Hill worked for the Leawood Police Department for 33 years. Then about five years ago, Hill moved to the National Center for Missing and exploited Children. The U.S. Attorney’s Office presented Hill with his award, which was named in the memory of two young women who were victims of horrible crimes. […]

  • Volunteers from Cerner help others by washing wheelchairs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Volunteers from Cerner helped wash wheelchairs Wednesday afternoon as part of “Wheelchair Wash Day.” The wash was held at the Rehabilitation Institute and happens twice a year.  The wash was offered to everyone, not just patients at the institute. Volunteers cleaned chairs with various sized brushes including toothbrushes, and helped with “14-point inspections.” More than 30 appointments were scheduled throughout the day. “When you think about it, these are wheelchairs that people are in all day long, […]

  • Boy paralyzed after shooting gets big surprise

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of a boy who was shot and paralyzed almost a year ago received a big surprise Friday. The family of Ka’Vyea Tyson was given a new van to help make life a little easier for them. “I would have to literally  to pick him up, place him in his chair, take him to the car, pick him back up and try to maneuver him in the back of a car,” grandfather Forest Tyson said. 11-year-old […]

  • Mayor highlights homeless prevention program

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mayor Sly James announced Thursday that Kansas City neighborhoods have teamed up with Wells Fargo to support revitalization. Mayor James made the announcement at the Liberty Memorial where the city and Wells Fargo’s neighborhood-lift program presented a $500-thousand grant to eight nonprofit organizations. Mayor James said the city and Wells Fargo want to bring awareness to the issue of homelessness in the area, espcially homelessness among veterans. The organizations will share the money, according to the […]

  • Local group working to improve transportation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local group is taking action and hoping to improve transportation in the metro. The group has been studying public transportation on both sides of the state line and figuring out ways it can be better. “The Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity”  is one of six groups in the country to get an award from the “Transportation Equity Caucus.” The award was for $25,000. The group said they believe it’s important to study public transportation and make […]

  • Man arrested after crashing car into KCMO apartment complex

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An apartment complex is damaged after a car ran into the building early Tuesday morning. Police said the driver lost control of the car, missed his turn and hit a building at the Casa Royale Apartments. Neighbors said the crash was so loud that it woke them up. When neighbors responded to the scene they said they were shocked to see the car smoking and two people stuck inside. Witnesses said they immediately helped the driver and his […]

  • 40 Highway bridge set to reopen prior to opening day at The K

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — MODot crews have been working diligently to repair a bridge that will make traveling to Kauffman Stadium easier for baseball fans. The 40 Highway bridge sits between Van Brunt and Manchester Trafficway and carries traffic over the Blue River. The bridge is set to reopen Friday around 5 p.m., which will make the commute for those going to opening day at The K a little less hectic. “We’ve been watching this bridge for a long time […]

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    A guide to ‘Salem’ Season 2’s newest characters + living on location

    SHREVEPORT — Salem is shot in a small town about 45 minutes outside of Shreveport called Grand Cane.  It’s a place where southern hospitality and southern food reign supreme.  The town welcomes the cast with open arms.  FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell shows us how the cast and crew are adjusting to life away from the glitz and glam. Season 1 of “Salem” was all about the conniving and tortured Mary Sibley, whose mission was to complete the Grand Rite and […]

  • Cast of ‘Salem’ lives in Louisiana during filming, enjoys southern cooking

    SHREVEPORT, La. — Salem is shot in a small town about 45 minutes outside of Shreveport called Grand Cane. It’s a place where southern hospitality and southern food reign supreme. The town welcomes the cast of ‘Salem’ with open arms. “What I love is it doesn’t have a Hollywood vibe. So it’s people who are genuinely authentic and inspired to work on a series. It’s really refreshing,” said Seth Gabel. FOX 4’S Kerri Stowell shows us how the cast and […]

  • Behind the scenes of ‘Salem': An entire town built in the Louisiana woods

    SHREVEPORT, La. — The witches of Salem are back. Full of horror, revenge, even romance. And this season, their playground is bigger and better. A majority of the scenes are shot on 30-acres of land outside Shreveport in a small town called Grand Cane. An entire village was built in the middle of the woods. There’s a church, a doctor’s office and homes. And this season, a new poor side of town called Knocker’s Hole. “We are sitting right here […]

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    Overland Park police search home of alleged shoplifter

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park police continued Thursday to search the home of a woman they believe shoplifted a large amount of goods. Police said they obtained a search warrant for the home in the 13700 block of Horton Drive after making a shoplifting arrest Wednesday. The suspect was under surveillance for a while, according to police. Public records from Johnson County indicate a 45-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of theft between the amounts of $1,000 and $25,000. Police could […]

  • ‘Salem’ actor describes Season 2: ‘Too demented to go into’

    SHREVEPORT, La. — The spellbinding drama “Salem” is back, as the show kicks off its second season on WGN America on Sunday, April 5th. Salem’s backdrop is 17th century Massachusetts, a dark and mystical period in American history. In this show, witches are very real and they’re running the infamous witch trials. But they’re not always who or what they seem. Salem stars Janet Montgomery (“Made in Jersey,” “Human Target”), Shane West (“Nikita,” “ER”) and Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” […]