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  • Arrive Alive tour stops in KC, allows people to try drunk driving simulator

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Arrive Alive tour stopped in Kansas City on Wednesday and people a chance to simulate what it is like to drive while intoxicated. The group set up the simulator near 119th and Wornall at Avila University. Team leader Tyler Herbsteith says a lot of people are surprised just how difficult it is to stay focused and drive safe while in the simulator.

  • A new paint can crusher was unveiled in Johnson County.

    New paint can crusher unveiled in Johnson County

    MISSION, Kan. — The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will hold a ribbon cutting for its new Household Hazardous Waste site on Tuesday. The ribbon cutting will take place at 9 a.m. at the recycling center, which is near I-35 and Lamar in Mission, Kansas. The machine cost $10,000, but Johnson County received a grant to pay for 60 percent of the cost. The recycling center plans to make back the money by selling crushed cans to recyclers. […]

  • Amy Alexander

    Woman thanks first responders, nurses, doctors who helped save her life after head-on collision

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local woman who was involved in a traumatic car crash spent Monday morning thanking the people who helped save her life. Amy Alexander’s life changed forever when she was driving south on 69-Highway and another driver heading the wrong direction hit her head-on. The crash happened in February and left Amy’s car looking like a mangled mess. Amy had to be rushed to the hospital and treated for chest and hip pain. After undergoing several tests […]

  • A Lee's Summit family took their case to court on Friday. Their homeowner's association says their purple playset violates neighborhood rules.

    Lee’s Summit family takes swing set case to court

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A family who has been fighting for their swing set since last spring appeared in court Friday. The Stout family has been fighting against their neighborhood homeowner’s association who says they did not approve the structure or the color. The family moved to the Raintree Lake neighborhood in Lee’s Summit almost ten years ago. Last April they purchased the swing set and painted it a deep purple stain. According to the homeowner’s association’s website children’s play […]

  • Teen accused of killing Overland Park man in suspected drunk driving accident pleads guilty to charges

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A teen accused of killing an Overland Park man and seriously injuring a woman in a suspected drunk driving accident pleaded guilty to his charges on Thursday morning. Conner Estrella stood in front of a judge and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery. Estrella faces up to 14 years in jail. Police say Estrella was drinking and driving last August  when he crashed his car near 84th and Tomahawk Road. Kevin Moroney was killed in the accident, and […]

  • Abandoned homes torn down in effort to spruce up the streets in south KCMO neighborhood

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A construction company tore down abandoned and dilapidated homes Tuesday to help give a local neighborhood a unique face-lift. The demolition is part of an effort to spruce up the streets. Kissick Construction started demolishing a home in the 8400 block of Flora Avenue around 10 a.m. and it took them about 15 minutes to knock the whole home down. The home was built in 1954 and is the 10th that Kissick has torn down this […]

  • Try It Before You Buy It: Does The Ped Egg give a good pedicure?

    It’s sandal season! That means your feet are your best accent. There’s a product that claims it can give you the pedicure you want in the comfort of your own home. But does it work? FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell Tries It Before You Buy It.  

  • “Empire” fans come out for chance to be next superstar on hit show

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “Empire” is one of the most popular shows on TV and you could be its next star. The show spent Wednesday looking for talent in the heart of Kansas City. The shiny gold tour bus was parked outside of the Power and Light District and hopeful contestants spent the day waiting for their chance to be on the show. “FOX’s Next Empire Artist” bus tour kicked off in July and made a plan to stop at 15 cities […]

  • Great Clips donated $500 and supplies  to "Hope Tote" program.

    Great Clips donates money, supplies to help “Hope Tote” program

    BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. — Great Clips is stepping up to help the community by supporting the Random Acts of Kindness Campaign. Great Clips donated $500 and supplies on Tuesday to Cross-Lines Community Outreach. Cross-Lines is an organization based in Wyandotte County and helps thousands of low-income families every year. The organization uses its food kitchen, food pantry, rent and utilities, to help fill financial gaps. Great Clips’ donation will help the “Hope Tote” program. The totes are full of toiletries such as soap, […]

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    KCMO police search for two suspects in bank robbery

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Missouri police are searching for two suspects they say were involved in bank robbery late Friday morning. The robbery happened at 9:12 a.m. at Bank Midwest in the 7900 block of Ward Parkway. The suspects were last seen heading east away from the bank in a silver Ford pickup with an undisclosed amount of cash. The first suspect is described as a light-complected black male, 6′ tall and 185 pounds. He was wearing a […]

  • Try It Before You Buy It: Potato Express

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The new Potato Express product claims it can cook all types of potatoes in minutes. With our busy lives, fast dinners are a necessity and potatoes are often out-of-question because of their cooking time. So, FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell got one to Try It Before You Buy It.  

  • Kansas City named one of the best cities for startup companies

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Entrepreneur Magazine recently named Kansas City one of the best cities for a startup company. The magazine features nine different cities. Kansas City made the list as being the best for specialty foods. A local business was also featured in the article.