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  • Try It Before You Buy It: Scratch-dini

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — No matter how well you take care of your vehicle, it’s nearly impossible to keep it free of scratches. But now there’s a product that promises to remove those scratches in just a matter of seconds. But does the Scratch-dini work? FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell took it to a metro body shop to put it to the test, and is Working for You with the report in this week’s Try It Before You Buy It.

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Grill Daddy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Summer time means it’s time to break out the grill. Unfortunately, that also means that it’s time to clean the grill—and that can be a dirty, greasy mess. But now there’s a product that claims it can remove baked-on food, grease and black residue with the power of steam. But does the Grill Daddy really work, or is old-fashioned elbow grease still the only way to get your grill clean? FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell is Working […]

  • Officer heads home

    Lee’s Summit detective finally returns home after numerous surgeries to remove flesh-eating bacteria

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After 24 surgeries in 90 days a local police detective, who was diagnosed with a rare flesh-eating bacteria, is finally going home. Detective Josh Ward has been in the hospital since April fighting for his life. He has worked with the Lee’s Summit police department for nine years. The 34-year-old walked out of the hospital for the first time in three months Monday afternoon. He held his wife’s hand as they were surrounded by members of […]

  • Police search for suspects in red Dodge Ram

    KCMO man says truck used in smash and grab was stolen from him

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating after a car crashed into a store early Friday morning in KCMO. According to police, the owner of New York Fashion, which is in the 4200 block of East Blue Parkway, says he got a call around 4:18 a.m. that reported a vehicle smashed into his business and the suspects in the vehicle took off with merchandise. Surveillance video shows a red Dodge Ram truck backing into the store. Then two suspects hop out […]

  • Try It Before You Buy It: Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Forget the drive-through. Now’s there’s a breakfast sandwich maker that promises a hot, homemade sandwich in just five minutes. We gave a metro family a Hamilton Beach Breakfast Maker and had them put it through the paces. Would they trust it with the most important meal of the day? FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell is Working for You with this week’s edition of Try It Before You Buy It.

  • Bounyadeth pleads guilty.

    Man accused of taking photos of women in JCCC bathroom pleads guilty

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — A local man who is accused of snapping pictures of women in a public restroom appeared in court Thursday morning. 39-year-old Saysavat Bounyadeth pleaded guilty to three felonies during his appearance at the Johnson County Courthouse. Bounyadeth was arrested at Johnson County Community College in April, which is where the crimes happened. At the time he told police he couldn’t help himself. Two female students say Bounyadeth violated their privacy. The women say he took pictures […]

  • Savlador Perez at Kauffman  during the storm Monday, July 6. Courtesy: His Instagram account Salvadorp13

    ‘Mucho rain’ says Salvy as rain cascades down the stairs at Kauffman

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Royals scheduled for Monday night was postponed due to tornado warnings in the Kansas City area. The game was called off about an hour before it was set to begin as heavy rain fell. Royals fans had to take cover inside of the stadium. Several families from out of town say the storm was their first experience with a tornado warning.  “We don’t have this weather in Idaho,” […]

  • Try It Before You Buy It: Curl Secret

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Beauty brand Conair says that it’s developed a new product that will give you the beautiful, shiny curls you’ve always wanted—but does it actually work? It’s called “Curl Secret,” and FOX 4 took it to Silver Screen Salon in the Crossroads to put it to the test. Salon owner Travis Crall says that he’s had a number of clients ask about Curl Secret, but has never actually tried it himself. “I’m excited to play with it […]

  • Whole Foods breaks ground on location near UMKC campus

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.– The wait is finally over for those wanting a new Whole Foods market in the metro. The project’s partners met on the steps of the UMKC administrative building Tuesday afternoon where they broke bread to celebrate the new development. The new Whole Foods will sit between Brookside Boulevard and Oak. The UMKC annex building will be torn down to make room. The Young Matrons historic club house will be move to a new location close by. The partners […]

  • Hundreds of hopefuls line up on Tulsa sidewalk for chance to audition for American Idol

    TULSA, Okla. — The Idol bus tour stopped in Tulsa, Oklahoma Monday to meet those who think they have what it takes to be the next American Idol. Singers spent the morning waiting along a sidewalk that led up to two tables where they found out if they had what it takes to make it to the next round. More than 2,000 people were expected to show up for the auditions Monday. American Idol Producer Brian Robinson said he is hopeful they’ll find […]

  • Man sentenced to 6 years in jail for Platte Co. crash that killed grandpa helping grandson with car

    PLATTE CITY, Mo. — Anthony Battaglia was sentenced to six years in jail for involuntary manslaughter and possession of a controlled substance Thursday. Battaglia pleaded guilty in April to killing Donald Rippy during an accident that happened on the side of 152-Highway near I-435, on February 10, 2014. Prosecutors say Rippy was trying to help his grandson after the teen’s car broke down. Rippy’s family says the last year has been tough. “I feel empathy for his family,” Carol Rippy said.  “They’ve lost […]

  • Troost Avenue Community Improvement District unveils new logo in an effort to better street’s image

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City street is getting a new look. The Troost Avenue Community Improvement District unveiled a new multi-colored tulip logo Friday that represents all the flowers that will be planted along the corridor. The crowd at the Cleaver YMCA was excited to see the design, which will soon be seen on banners, clothing and other promotional materials. The Community Improvement District, which was formed in 2013, serves Troost Avenue from 46th to 75th streets. The […]