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    National Drug Take Back Day offers residents opportunity to dispose of medications with no questions asked

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The DEA says prescription drug abuse in the U.S. is alarmingly high, as is the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses. Jackson County wants to help by giving folks a chance to get rid the drugs as part of National Drug Take Back Day. A kickoff event is scheduled from 10 a.m., to noon at Ruskin Way Park to raise awareness of about the dangers of unwanted or expired drugs. Across the metro 70 locations on Saturday […]

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Swiftly Sharp

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Are you tired of dull blades squashing your bread and squishing your tomatoes? There’s a product that promises to restore your knives with the push of a button, but does it work? FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell tries the Swiftly Sharp knife sharpener before you buy it. Watch her full report in the video.

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    Gov. Nixon signs bill to help save college students thousands of dollars

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a new bill on Thursday that is expected to help Missouri college students save thousands of dollars. Gov. Nixon spoke at the Student Success Center where he also signed copies of House Bill 2003. The bill is the budget for next year’s higher education, and it freezes tuition for undergraduates. The bill also provides an additional $70-million for higher education — including scholarships. Nixon believes the bill helps put affordable college degrees […]

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    32 people displaced and more than $750,000 in damages after fire at Olathe apartment building

    OLATHE, Kan. — Dozens of Olathe residents are searching for a place to live after a fire destroyed their apartment building Monday morning. Firefighters were dispatched to the Edge Apartment Complex near 122nd and Strang Line Road around 12:15 a.m. When they arrived flames were coming from the middle of the roof. After fighting the fire for close to six hours, the roof is now gone and 24 apartments in building 12263 have water and smoke damage. As a result, nearly 32 people […]

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Engrave It Pro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Are you a do-it-yourselfer or an arts and crafts aficionado? There’s a product that promises to take your creativity to the next level, but does it work? FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell tries the Engrave It Pro before you buy it.

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    Olathe residents anxiously await results after tests show potentially high lead levels in neighborhood’s water

    OLATHE, Kan. — Residents in one Olathe neighborhood are still waiting Thursday to hear if they can use tap water after results from Friday showed potentially high lead levels in the water supply. Those who live in the Ridgeview South Neighborhood  say they are anxiously waiting for lead testing results. It usually takes about three weeks for the lab to get back with results, but the city of Olathe put a rush on the order with hopes of getting the results back […]

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    Accreditation president resigns following Wright Career College’s closure

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Last week, Wright Career College unexpectedly closed its doors for good. Now, the president of the organization that accredited the school is resigning. The school has been mostly silent on the resignation of Dr. Albert C. Gray, President of the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is responsible for accrediting more than 900 colleges including Wright Career College, and has also worked with other schools that have had issues in the past, including ITT […]

  • Have you seen Shiloh?

    KC couple hires pet investigator to help find missing dog

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City couple who has been searching for their dog for days recently hired a team of investigators to help with the hunt. A small search party hit the streets of midtown Friday afternoon in hopes of tracking Shiloh, a cream-colored Shiba Inu, down. Ryan and Ashley Hammontree say Shiloh took off on Tuesday from the area of 36th and Gillham, and they’ve been looking for her ever since. Because they haven’t had any luck searching on their own, […]

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Veggetti

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you like spaghetti — but don’t like the carbs — you’re in luck. There’s a product that claims it can turn veggies into spaghetti in seconds, but does it work? FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell tries the Veggetti before you buy it. Watch the full report in the video.

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    Kansas and ACLU battle over voting laws

    TOPEKA, Kan. — The state of Kansas is facing a federal lawsuit over its voter registration laws. The suit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in February and challenges a law requiring proof of citizenship when people register to vote at state motor vehicle offices. A U.S. District judge listened to arguments on whether to temporarily block the state from requiring proof of citizenship to vote.  At the hearing at the federal courthouse in Kansas City, Kan., the […]

  • Mentors offered to local youth

    Mentor Day provides local at-risk youth chance to build connections, apply for jobs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the weather warms up, local leaders want to make sure it’s a safe summer for both teens and police officers. Local law enforcement spent time at the Young Adult Career Connections Center Wednesday with at-risk youth as part of Mentor Day. The Full Employment Council hosted the event. At-risk youth ages 16 to 24 were invited to connect with a mentor and apply for jobs in the area. The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners was also […]

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    Fountain Day brings the city together to celebrate spring

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The spirit of Kansas City will start flowing again on Tuesday as part of Fountain Day. The 48 publicly-owned fountains across Kansas City will be turned on at 11 a.m., for the spring and summer months. “Fountain Day in Kansas City, it’s a sign of spring,” said Heidi Downer with the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation. Downer refers to Fountain Day as a joyful tradition for many families. “It brings the city together and […]