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    Two-year-old found dead, 4-year-old severely burned in KC home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A two-year old girl was found dead inside an apartment at 13th and Vine Thursday afternoon and a four-year-old boy was transported to the hospital with burns on the front and back of his body. An investigation is underway to determine what happened to them and who is responsible. Authorities say there is evidence a fire had occurred there recently. In addition to these two children, an older child, possibly eight or nine years old, and an […]

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    Lawrence mom with multiple DUIs back in jail for allegedly contacting victim on social media

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — A 31-year-old Lawrence woman convicted of numerous violations for driving under the influence, has been ordered back to jail by a Johnson County judge. On Monday, Feb. 23, Mary Womack was in a Johnson County courtroom, appearing visibly frustrated and asked a judge to reduce her $25,000 bond. The judge denied her request because prosecutors call Womack “a danger to society.” However, court records do show that she posted bond on shortly after 5 p.m., on that […]

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    Woman, 72, and her grandson, 25, died in St. Joseph house fire, brother says

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Two people died early Thursday morning in a house fire at 16th and Olive in St. Joseph. The fire broke out at about 7 a.m., and when crews arrived they could see heavy smoke and fire. FOX 4’s Melissa Stern spoke with the brother of the woman who lived in the home. He said his 72-year-old younger sister was one of the victims. The other victim is reportedly her 25-year old grandson who was in the basement at the […]

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    315 students at Olathe Northwest High School to be tested for TB

    OLATHE, Kan. – A student at Olathe Northwest High School has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis and now health officials deemed it necessary that 315 students be tested for the disease. “Our primary strategy is to identify individuals who have had contact with the individual who has the disease to determine their risk, to do testing if that’s what’s appropriate,” said Lougene Marsh, Director of the Johnson County Health and Environment Department. Letters of information about TB were to go […]

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    Gunfire exchanged when man breaks into KCK home

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police have surrounded a house on 123rd Street, between Parallel and Leavenworth because a suspect has barricaded himself into a home after allegedly breaking into a neighbor’s home. It began at about 11:15 a.m., when police say a man in his 30s broke into a house while the homeowners were still at home. There was an exchange of gunfire, according to Amber Hickerson, with the police department. The man fled the house and went to a […]

  • Pastor: Wife and teenage son ask for prayers for WyCo deputy shot in chest & face

    LENEXA, Kan. — The congregation of the Lenexa Christian Center plans to gather Wednesday night to pray for the Wyandotte County deputy shot multiple times early Wednesday morning when he encountered armed robbers at a convenience store. According to authorities, the Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy walked into the 7-Eleven off Shawnee Drive and  I-635 around 1 a.m. to get something after his shift. The deputy was inside at the counter when three men walked into the convenience store. They pistol-whipped the clerk […]

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    Ft. Leavenworth Youth Center employee, 22, charged with rape of 13-year-old girl

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A 22-year-old man is charged with rape in Leavenworth County because authorities say they have evidence that he got a 13-year-old  girl drunk and then had sex with her. The child’s mother first reported Nicholas Clark, an employee of the Youth Center at Ft. Leavenworth, on Sept. 5, 2014.  She said she discovered text messages on her daughter’s phone that were sexual in nature to and from someone named “Nick.” When the girl’s mother found the messages, she went […]

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    Keith Urban to perform at Kids Night Out 2015, raising funds for KC youth programs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City is gearing up for Kids Night Out, an event to raise much-needed funds for club programs. Kids Night Out has a very special guest this year: Musician Keith Urban, four-time GRAMMY® winner. The fundraiser includes a pre-party, dinner, silent & live auctions and, of course, Urban. Proceeds from Kids Night Out will benefit the youth development programs offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs right here in the Greater […]

  • Thieves steal instruments, gear from Chicago band traveling through KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A trailer full of instruments and musical gear belonging to a band from Chicago was broken into late Saturday night or early Sunday morning while it was parked in the street by the Comfort Inn, 770 Admiral in Kansas City. The band, Chicago Afrobeat Project, had just performed in Lawrence, Kan., and was headed back to Chicago when they stopped at the Comfort Inn for the night. They say the security guard wouldn’t allow them to park in the hotel […]

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    Grief, shock in small southern Mo. town of 50 people after nine were found dead

    TYRONE, Mo. — The victims of last week’s murders in the small southern Missouri town of Tyrone will be put to rest this week. Friends and family will gather in Willow Springs, Mo., about 20 miles south of Tyrone, to remember Garold, Julie, Harold and Janell Aldridge. The two married couples were killed Thursday night, at the hands of their cousin Joseph Aldridge, 36, according to the police investigation. Police were alerted to the bloodshed when a girl managed to […]

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    Countdown: How many days until Spring?

      Eager for Spring 2015?  It’s not that far off!  It arrives Friday, March 20. Click here for the down-to-the-second countdown!  

  • Authorities identify Texas County, Mo. murder victims

    TYRONE, Mo. — Eight people found dead late Thursday night and early Friday morning after a string of murders in Tyrone, Mo., in Texas County have been identified by authorities. Texas County is 260 miles southeast of Kansas City and 210 miles due south of Jefferson City. According to a news release from Texas County, the victims are: Garold Dee Aldridge, 52 Julie Ann Aldridge, 47 (These two are husband and wife.) Harold Wayne Aldridge, 50 Janell Arlisa Aldridge, 48 […]