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  • 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 […]

  • Local church hosts vigil to remember those murdered in S.C. church shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City residents prayed for a Charleston, South Carolina Thursday afternoon after a gunman shot nine people, who were attending a bible study Wednesday night at a historic black church. A number of people gathered in the sanctuary of Bethel AME Church Thursday afternoon to pray for the church in Charleston. They say they were shocked to learn about Wednesday night’s shooting and the vigil is the least they can do. The person who shot and killed […]

  • Streetcars on track to be completed by fall

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a year of construction, KC streetcars are almost finished. Getting around downtown has been a huge pain since work started on the streetcar line, but construction crews say the project is now more than 80 percent complete and cars could start running in a little more than three months. KS streetcar constructors say work is expected to wrap up sometime this fall and streetcars could be seen on the road for testing shortly after that. The […]

  • Kansas City rain gardens work overtime to soak up excess water

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — The metro has seen a soggy few weeks, and as of Monday even more rain is in the forecast. Kansas City’s rain gardens are working overtime to soak up the excess water. The water services department maintains about 15 acres of green infrastructure, which includes the rain gardens. The rain gardens are designed to help reduce the amount of water that flows into the city’s sewer system when it rains. That helps reduce the number of […]

  • Lenexa breaks ground on multi-million dollar civic center

    LENEXA, Kan. — Lenexa officials broke ground on a new civic center Friday morning. City officials said they want to attract new businesses and young families to the community and they think the center will help do so. The $75 million complex, which was funded in part by a 3/8th cent sales tax voted in six years ago, is expected to be open in 2017. Plans for the building were first released in November of 2015. In addition to a new city […]

  • Landscapers busy working to prevent flooding in metro basements

    FAIRWAY, Kan. – Area landscapers have been busy lately due to the amount of rain which has recently fallen. As a result many homes throughout the metro have experienced water creeping into their basements. Watch FOX 4 Kerri Stowell’s report from Fairway on how to prevent damage to your home in the video players above and below.

  • Speedway Swap Meet starts out with disappointing numbers because of rain

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Organizers of Friday’s Speedway Swap Meet in Kansas City, Kan., blame the morning rain for a lower number of shoppers than expected. However, they’re hoping to catch up later in the afternoon on Friday or on Saturday. While the number of vendors has doubled, sales are down. “A lot of the swap meets are at fairgrounds or different areas and have to deal a lot with the mud. Luckily for us at Kansas Speedway we have all […]

  • Children’s Mercy patients spend day building with LEGOLAND crew

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –A steady stream of patients of all ages made their way to the first floor of Children’s Mercy Thursday afternoon for a surprise visitor. The LEGOLAND  crew, including master builder Jeremiah Boehr  and the LEGOLAND mascot were waiting to surprise them. As a part of LEGOLAND building day, children got to work with the LEGOLAND crew and build their best creation. Noah Nims said he was thrilled that LEGOLAND visited the hospital. The 15-year-old has been in and out of the hospital […]