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    Business is booming this week at Royals’ Team Store

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A second straight playoff season for the Kansas City Royals means good business for those who want fans to wear royals blue. If you’re looking for something Royals to wear, there’s an excellent chance you will find something at the Royals’ Team Store. The store prepared for this week at Kauffman Stadium, stocking up on gear and designing new shirts. And it’s a good thing, too, because fans are shopping. The store is seeing an increase […]

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    One person dead and another injured in fire at Grandview apartment complex

      GRANDVIEW, Mo. — One person died and a firefighter was injured Monday when the ceiling of apartment complex in Grandview, Mo., collapsed after the building caught on fire. The fire broke out in the 800 block of Main Street just before 10 a.m. Smoke and flames could be seen coming from the complex, which is located above a hair salon. Upon arrival, first responders noticed four people on the second level calling for help. Firefighters were able to rescue three of the […]

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    Puppies pulled from Oak Grove puppy mill finally ready for adoption

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Dozens of purebred dogs are looking for a forever home and will be available for adoption starting Saturday. The dogs were rescued from a hoarding situation last month and at least 10 of the dogs are healed and ready for adoption. Deputies pulled a total of 48 American Eskimo dogs out of an Oak Grove woman’s home. Every dog was covered in fleas. Some had ticks and skin issues. The shelter’s staff and volunteers worked hard to help […]

  • Clothes Mentor reopened on Thursday after weeks of making repairs due to storm damage.

    Lee’s Summit clothing store reopens three months after tornado ruins inventory, causes other damage

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A Lee’s Summit clothing store reopened Thursday, three months after it was heavily damaged by a tornado. Owners of Clothes Mentor at Douglas Station Shopping Center say the road to recovery has been an expensive one. The storm knocked out utilities and air conditioning. The walls and counters were damaged. The entire inventory of clothes had to be thrown away. The owner says he started over — and it’s been a long three months with no income. […]

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    Metro residents learn Mexican papermaking in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – National Hispanic Heritage Month begins in September and runs into October. People are celebrating across the metro with everything from community parades to classroom demonstrations. On Tuesday FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell was at Maple Woods Community College where a special presentation on papermaking was going on. Jennie Frederick, a retired faculty member and artist, returned to the school to show art students how it’s done. She stood in front of the room, sharing videos from her […]

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    Rockhurst University hosts Pope-2-Congress watch party to better engage students with Pope’s speech

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Across the country college students took a break from the classroom to watch the Pope’s speech Thursday. Rockhurst University held a watch party and invited students to the auditorium. The Rockhurst watch party was one of more than a hundred watch parties of its kind. It was called Pope-2-Congress and was organized through a solidarity network. Students followed along with the Pope’s speech using Pope-2-Congress bingo cards. Students also had an opportunity to have their picture taken […]

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    Crime commission and Chief Forte host meeting to discuss crime and safety

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crime and safety were hot topics Monday afternoon at a town hall meeting The town hall event started around 11 a.m. at Penn Valley Community College. The event was not open to the public. Inside was a conference room  full of local law enforcement and community leaders. The topic of discussion was “police and business communities working together to make a difference.” The Metropolitan Crime Commission and Police Chief Darryl Forte invited guest speaker Chuck Wexler to the […]

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    Try It Before You Buy It: Will the Turbie Twist cut down on your blow drying time?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For every man who dreads the words: “it won’t take long.  I just need to do my hair,” there’s a product for you! It promises less blow drying. In other words; less time in the bathroom. But does it work? FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell tries it before you buy it. Watch it in the video player above.

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    Pope Francis appoints new bishop for Kansas City-St. Joseph

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Holy See Press Office announced on Tuesday morning that they have selected a new bishop for Kansas City- St.Joseph. Pope Francis appointed Springfield–Cape Girardeau Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr., as the seventh bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Bishop Johnston’s official installation will be in Kansas City on November 4th, but he spoke to Well-Wishers Tuesday about his plans to move the Diocese forward. In his speech he said he doesn’t know why the Pope chose him […]

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    Mo. Gov. Nixon visits LMV Automotive Systems to celebrate economic growth in Liberty

    LIBERTY, Mo. — Governor Jay Nixon is celebrated economic growth in Liberty on Monday as he toured an automotive parts plant. Gov. Nixon joined local leaders for a tour of the multi-million dollar facility at LMV Automotive Systems. LMV is a division of Magna International,which is the world’s second largest automotive supplier. The company broke ground on the building in Liberty in 2012. Gov. Nixon was at the plant then and he returned Monday to join other leaders for a tour and […]

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    Local animal shelter searches for funds in hopes of keeping its doors open

    MISSION, Kan. — A local animal shelter announced on Thursday that they need big bucks to stay open and they only have two weeks to get the money. Unleashed Pet Rescue says they have more than 150 animals looking for a home. The rescue center currently leases the building on Broadmoor Street and has done so since January 2012. About a year ago, the people who own the building decided to sell. The founder of the rescue wanted to stay […]

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    Can the ‘Eggstractor’ peel an egg better than you?

    Sometimes it’s easy; other times you wonder, ‘Why can’t I peel this egg?!?” The egg white comes off with the shell and you’re left with a disappointment. There’s a product that appeals to that frustration. The Eggstractor promises to make egg-peeling simple. FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell took it to culinary expert to see how it works.