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Much has changed since I took my first television journalism job many years ago. But it's still about you-- the reader, the viewer-- and telling stories that matter and supplying you with an assortment of news that you need to hear, that you'll find interesting or compelling.

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    Happy Holidays from FOX 4

      The holidays can be a stressful time. There’s so much to do! All of us here at FOX 4 hope you’ll take some time to enjoy the things that bring you joy during the holidays. To help you find and do all the things you need to get done at this time of year, we’ve put together a list of helpful links and resources for you. From recycling holiday lights to giving to your favorite organization, FOX 4 hopes […]

  • Lincoln Prep

    A dozen students interrupt Governor’s speech in school assembly to show “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Students at Lincoln Preparatory Academy changed the course of a school assembly Thursday morning when they took a stand against the situation in Ferguson in front of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Gov. Nixon was in Kansas City to congratulate Lincoln Prep for its National Blue Ribbon Award, but in the middle of the Governor’s speech, 12 students stood up, put their hands up in an action that signifies the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” slogan that was […]

  • This is Vanessa Rudd, and her son, Landon. They won passes to T-Rex Cafe and the Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular, at Kansas City's Sprint Center.

    Contest winners flash a smile when they win prizes from FOX 4

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4 has given away many prizes through the years to our FOX 4 viewers. We enjoy meeting our winners and are excited when they come sign the paperwork and collect their prize. It makes our day to make their day! It’s part of the fun! Below is a photo gallery of some of our recent winners. See!? People really do win. The odds are better that you’ll be a winner if you enter a local contest […]

  • Christmas party at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee , Photo Credit: Courtesy: USAF

    Santa sightings in Kansas City during the holidays

    Santa Claus Express Take a train ride with Santa Claus on “The Santa Claus Express!” See Santa in his own special decorated (built in 1898) passenger car, take pictures of your kids with Santa! Enjoy Hot Cocoa and a fresh baked sugar cookie for each passenger!!! Ride with Santa Claus on the Midland Railway’s “Santa Claus Express”!! Ride to Norwood and back and see Santa Claus on the train in his own specially decorated 1898 passenger car! Each passenger gets […]

  • Throw-a-Lotta-Snow-

    “Throw a Lotta Snow” Sweepstakes: Enter with the Word of the Day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4, together with Lumax Power Equipment, is giving away FOUR snow blowers in the coming weeks! For four lucky winners that will mean NO MORE slow, arduous shoveling in the freezing cold! The prize is an Ariens Compact 24 model 920021 with a retail value of $799. The Sweepstakes begins on October 30 at 6:00 a.m. and runs through November 27. To enter, watch The FOX 4 Morning Show Monday through Friday starting at 6:00 a.m. During that hour, […]

  • season pass

    Tis the season for The Salvation Army’s red kettles & season passes

    Every year, The Salvation Army workers and volunteers greet shoppers with their red kettles, bells and friendly faces, taking donations for the Salvation Army’s holiday drive. Sometimes it’s just too cold to dig in your purse or pocket for the cash you want to give, and that’s why The Salvation Army has established another way to give. It’s called the Season Pass. What’s the Salvation Army Season Pass? You wear the Season Pass button on your coat as a visible […]

  • The grandfather of Harold Chase IV and mother of LeAndre Smith grieve Angel and the arrest of their grandson and son.

    Family members of men charged with KC girl’s murder feel agony and sorrow

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Thursday, the families of two suspects accused of killing little Angel Hooper 28 days ago expressed their sorrow, confusion and devastation at the arrests of the two men they love, and the death of the little girl they’re accused of killing. “It’s hard to breathe, hard to sleep, nowhere to go to get away from it,” said Howard Chase, Jr. the grandfather of accused gunman Howard Chase IV, with whom he shares a name. On […]

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    Retired Jackson Co. judge volunteers to perform wedding ceremonies for gay couples

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County issued 34 same-sex marriage licenses on Friday, Nov. 7. Twelve same-sex marriages were performed. On Monday, 26 same-sex marriage licenses were issued. Fifteen same-sex marriages were performed. The Jackson County Recorder of Deeds began issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Friday after a ruling from the federal court in Western Missouri. Retired judge Vernon Scoville made himself available to perform marriage ceremonies, which were conducted in the legislative chambers of the Jackson County Courthouse in […]

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    Burglary suspects crash into each other trying to escape crime scene, police say

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police think home burglars making their get-away in two separate vehicles, crashed into each other on Bannister Rd. Friday afternoon. Police saw an F-150 truck run a stop sign at Bannister and Lane. The driver then sped up to about 80 mph, according to police, and slammed into another car, which didn’t stop at the scene of the accident, but kept moving. Police at first didn’t know why the car didn’t stop, as one normally would after an […]

  • Rachael Ray: All geared up to help with Thanksgiving

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rachael Ray is celebrating her 1,500th show.  If that isn’t enough to get the fast-talking chef excited, the TV host and author is also pumped about the upcoming Thanksgiving season. She says it’s an understatement to say the show really goes all out for Thanksgiving. “Thanksgiving A to Z” is how she describes it, and this year is bigger than ever. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Rachael Ray will be joined by fellow celebrity chefs […]

  • heart center

    Pediatric heart patients can now stay in KC for transplants

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Ward Family Heart Center has added two nationally recognized experts to lead the pediatric heart transplant team, and with that, the heart center will be able to perform pediatric heart transplants. This means young heart transplant patients will no longer have to go to St. Louis for the surgery. The Ward Family Heart Center is the first healthcare facility in the Kansas City region to offer the procedure to pediatric patients, according to Children’s […]

  • dennis clark

    Male nurse suspected of sexually assaulting more patients under anesthesia

    OLATHE, Kan. — After a nurse who worked at Providence Medical Center was charged Oct. 15, in Wyandotte County with sexual battery on a patient, authorities in Johnson County also began taking a closer look at suspect Dennis Clark, 47. Clark worked at Menorah Medical Center, 5721 W 119th St, Overland Park, from the year 2010 until 2012.  During that time, Overland Park Police say he was the suspect of two investigations, but no charges were ever filed. This month, the Wyandotte […]