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    Longtime local grocery store owner honored for his dedication and service to community

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City grocery store owner was honored Wednesday for decades of community service work. From desegregating the local grocery industry to helping people who might not otherwise have a place to shop, Leon’s Thriftway has been a fixture in the community since 1968. Another fixture is Leon Stapleton himself. Today, the 91-year-old was honored for his achievements and a lifetime of work. Jackson County Executive Frank White presented him with an award. His proud family […]

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    Police say man acting suspiciously at La Benite Park ditched vehicle in wooded area then took off running

    SUGAR CREEK, Mo. — Police say they will continue to investigate the actions of a driver at La Benite Park on Tuesday. A Sugar Creek police officer says people at La Benite Park, just east of 291-Highway along the Missouri River, called in to report a man acting suspiciously. When officers arrived, the man took the black sedan, similar to a Lincoln Town Car, he was driving and drove through the area that says no trespassing, ditched the car in a ravine […]

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    68’s Inside Sports and SAFEHOME team up to teach kids lessons on soccer and life

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — It’s President’s Day, and that means kids are out of school and looking for something to do. Pro Football Hall of Famer Will Shields is helping keep student athletes busy and out of trouble, teaching some life lessons at the same time. The second annual SAFEHOME Soccer Clinic just wrapped up at 68’s Inside Sports, Shields’ indoor sports facility. SAFEHOME is an emergency shelter designed to help survivors of domestic violence. Members of the KC Comets and FCKC ran […]

  • Gov. Brownback sent a letter Friday, Feb. 17 to President Donald Trump and asked him to defund programs that support abortion.

    Gov. Brownback sends letter to Pres. Trump, asks him to cut federal funding to programs that support abortion

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — As a nation, we’ve wrestled with the question of abortion for decades, but on Friday Kansas Governor Sam Brownback sent a letter to the White House that asked President Donald Trump and his administration to consider cutting federal funding to organizations that support abortion. In the letter Gov. Brownback calls Kansas a “Culture of Life state.” He said he wants Trump’s administration and both houses of Congress controlled by pro-life majorities to support his ideas, which include banning against abortion and […]

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    Three arrested during ‘Day Without Immigrants’ march at city hall

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of people gathered on city hall’s steps Thursday morning as part of a nationwide effort called “A Day Without Immigrants.” The peaceful march kicked off at 10 a.m. and lasted about four hours, much longer than originally planned. Police tell FOX 4 that three people were arrested; one for blocking the street, one for assault for spitting on an officer and another for interfering with the arrest of the accused-spitter. At about the 34:53 mark in […]

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    Death investigation underway after woman and dog found dead near 9th and Brighton Avenue

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A death investigation is underway after a woman and a dog were found dead following a fire on Kansas City’s Northeast side Wednesday morning. Around 5:45 a.m. firefighters were called to a shed near Brighton and Hardesty. As firefighters put out the flames, they found a woman’s body inside. Bomb and arson crews are on the scene investigating. A neighbor tells Fox 4 his sister converted the back of the shed into a bedroom and slept there Tuesday night with a female […]

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    Kansas City homes go on sale for $999

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For $999, you could become a homeowner. A word of warning, these houses need some work. The Kansas City Land Bank hosted an open house until 1 p.m. Tuesday. There are 50 houses for sale. They’re located in several neighborhoods including Blue Hills, South Townfork Creek, Ivanhoe Southeast and Oak Park Southeast. New owners will have 120 days to bring the houses up to code, and one year to finish rehabbing — an estimated $20- to $30,000 in […]

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    Bed of Bags makes use of old plastic bags to help the homeless

    When it comes to recycling, America is behind the times. While rates have dramatically improved in the last five decades, the US lags way behind many European countries. A local woman has now created a new way to take some of that waste and put it to good use, while helping others at the same time. At Cross-Lines Community Outreach, the organization is dedicated to helping those in the community who need it most. Now Cross-Lines is the one getting some help. […]

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    KC for Refugees raises $8,000 to help three local groups provide basic necessities for refugees

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Refugees often need help resettling in the metro, and there are a number of organizations dedicated to making the transition as easy as possible. From teaching them how to speak English to helping them find a job, employees and volunteers at Della lamb help refugees get on their feet. But those organizations say sometimes more help is needed, which is where a group called KC for Refugees steps in. KC for Refugees is a group that shows support […]

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    Mission Transit Center takes on new look

    MISSION, Kan. — The Mission Transit Center is getting a facelift, starting Wednesday. The center is ditching the old “Jo” logo and adopting the new regional transit brand. It’s important to note, no bus routes will be disrupted during the work. Contractors are removing five monuments at the center for re-branding. That includes three monuments that house digital display signs showing real-time schedule information. The new monuments will be painted blue with the Ride KC logo in white lettering. The […]

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    After closing for a week for upgrades, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is ready to reopen

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After being closed for a week to make improvements, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is ready to reopen Tuesday. The museum’s president, Bob Kendrick, said there’s never a good time to close but the work needed to get done. Kendrick said they just had to picked a week to install new carpet and complete some repairs to the exhibit. The carpet was last replaced five years ago. According to Kendrick, the museum has seen an increase in attendance […]

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    Law enforcement stepping up DUI patrols over the weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Football’s biggest game of the year is on Sunday and millions of people will crowd around TV’s to watch, but law enforcement says they will be stepping up patrols to prevent drunk driving. Football fans will spend an average of $75 on Super Bowl Sunday between food, decorations and team apparel, but 80-percent of that money is expected to go to food and drinks. Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest drinking days of the year right […]