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  • Rock the Red Kettle Campaign

    Burns and McDonnell employees raise more than $80,000 for Salvation Army in just one hour

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Burns and McDonnell challenged employees on Thursday to raise thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army’s Rock the Red Kettle Campaign. The goal was to raise $60,000 in just one hour. CEO Greg Graves and his wife, Deanna, who are honorary chairs of the Salvation Army’s Christmas campaign, challenged Burns and McDonnell employees to make donations. More than 2,600 people work at Burns and McDonnell. To reach the $60,000 goal, each person needed to donate about […]

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    Crews dealing with the aftermath of Tuesday night pipeline explosion

    PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — Tuesday night’s pipeline explosion sent a towering inferno into the air and alarmed residents for miles around. The blast happened in a rural field near Mellon’s Bridge and Covered Bridge Road not far from the airport. Investigators and clean-up crews are now dealing with the aftermath. Thankfully the explosion didn’t hurt anyone or cause any damage to homes. Crews on scene are working to clean up the damage, and investigators are trying to figure out what caused […]

  • Devondre Sanders and Sierra Mitchell have been charged through the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office with First Degree Murder.

    KCK police searching for two suspects in death of four-year-old girl

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas City, Kan., police say they are searching for two suspects in the death of a four-year-old girl. Devondre Sanders, the young girl’s father, and Sierra Mitchell, Devondre’s girlfriend, have been charged through the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office with first degree murder for the death Honesty Sanders. Honesty’s death was ruled a homicide in mid-November. KCK police say on May 27 officers responded to the 700 block of Vermont Ave., and found Honesty laying unresponsive on […]

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    Cuban Americans in the metro react to death of Fidel Castro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro on Saturday kicked off a somber week in the Caribbean island nation. Tens of thousands of people are expected to fill the streets of the capital city of Havana to attend a ceremonial salute to the controversial revolutionary figure. The Cuban government declared nine days of mourning starting Monday, ending Dec. 4 when Castro will be buried. Reactions to the news in the United States have been far […]

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    Cyber Monday tips to protect your identity and back account information

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shoppers across the country are hitting the web Monday to surf for the best deals of the year, but before you make a purchase there are some tips you should know. The Overland Park Police Department shared the following tips: Make sure your computer has security software and a good firewall installed Do not respond to requests to “verify” your password or credit card information unless you initiate the contact Beware of “bargains” from companies with which you […]

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    Try It Before You Buy It: The Red Copper Pan

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s a product that promises to help you cook– especially eggs– effortlessly. It’s called, very simply:  the Red Copper Pan. FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell met with Chef Matt Chatfield, of Roth Living, to ‘try it before you buy it.’ “It’s got a nice thickness to it. It’s not too think, so that’s going to make it a more even-cooking surface,” said Chatfield. The Red Copper Pan retails for $20. It’s made of ceramic and copper and […]

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    Police report says speed a factor in crash that killed Blue Springs teenager

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Blue Springs police are shedding new light on of a Nov. 16 crash that claimed the life of a 15-year-old girl. They said Wednesday that speed was a factor in the accident. A police report says the car that Macie Rice was traveling in heading eastbound on Oppossum Hollow Road near 23rd Street when it left the roadway and crashed into some trees. Three teenagers were leaving Blue Springs South High School on their way home. […]

  • First repsonders in Olathe are on the scene of a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead Monday morning.

    Police identify 44-year-old man who died in single-vehicle crash along 119th west of Ridgeview

    OLATHE, Kan. — One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash along 119th west of Ridgeview Monday morning. Johnson County Fire Dispatch tells FOX 4 they were dispatched to the scene around 9 a.m. Witnesses say a black pick-up truck lost control, drove off the road and hit a light pole. The truck then caught fire. The only person in the truck, 44-year-old Terry L. Heathman Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers closed 119th between Ridgeview and Nelson for nearly […]

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    Neighborhoods United working to take homes from blighted to beautiful

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Blighted to beautiful: that’s the goal for one local neighborhood. A number of organizations are teaming up to “restore the core,” and Tuesday, they’re showing their plans to make it happen. FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell was at 20th and Walrond where organizers detailed their goals and how they’re going to achieve them. Neighborhoods United is partnering with a number of organizations for this project, working to show you don’t need a grant or city approval to improve […]

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Dial Vision

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — So many things can happen to your prescription glasses; they can break, get lost or your prescription can change. There’s a product that claims it can give you crystal clear vision without a trip to the doctor, but does it work? In the video, FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell tries Dial Vision before you buy it.

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    Four days after fire erupts, historic downtown KC church is still smoldering

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four days after a massive fire destroyed a historic church in downtown Kansas City, the building is still smoldering as neighboring businesses get back to work. Firefighters were called to the Evangelistic Center Church near Truman and Troost around 5:30 a.m., Sunday when a driver passing by noticed the smoke coming from the building. Investigators were able to tear down some walls and gather enough evidence to determine that the fire was not intentionally set and found […]

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    More than 3,000 turkeys donated so KC families can have Thanksgiving main course

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local woman is making a difference this holiday season. She’s donating hundreds of turkeys to the Salvation Army, enough for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. At the Salvation Army, a yearly tradition continues. Cyd Jokisch donates hundreds of turkeys to the organization every year. This year is no exception. A truck full of nearly 400 turkeys was unloaded this afternoon. The Salvation Army plans to use the turkeys for its annual Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. This […]