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    Police presence in neighborhood alarms residents

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — After several calls and inquiries into the FOX 4 newsroom about police activity in the area of 49th and Oak Grove Rd., Thursday morning, police confirmed they were setting up a perimeter to search for a homicide suspect there. They reportedly have a home or homes in their sights where the suspect may be, but they do not know for certain if the man is there or not. Call and emails from people in the area […]

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    Queen Elizabeth performs epic ‘photobomb’ during women’s selfie

    SCOTLAND – The Queen of England may have just surpassed all others for the best photo-bomb of 2014. Queen Elizabeth was in Scotland to greet the women’s Australia Commonwealth Games hockey team for their game against Malaysia. During her visit, many of the players took pictures of themselves for social media purposes. Unbeknownst to two members of the “Hockeyroos” team, the Queen popped into one of their pictures, and looks quite amused at her epic photobomb. “Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie,” […]

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    Family suspects couple killed in accident swerved to avoid animal on Missouri road

    PERRYVILLE, Mo. — A couple with two children was about 25 minutes from home when for a reason we may never know, the husband lost control of the car, and the two died instantly on a Missouri highway. Bret Chandler, 38 and Toree Chandler, 33, both of Chester, Ill., were in their 2002 Jeep Wrangler on Route T near Perryville, Mo., Saturday at about 9:10 p.m., when the Jeep failed to negotiate a right curve and left the road, according […]

  • Many tears and questions from Kearney wife whose husband died working on a bridge project

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Federal investigators returned to the scene of a fatal accident near Independence Ave. and Cambridge St.,  where an electrician, who was also a husband and father, died on Monday. David Craven, 53, fell off a bridge at that location. His wife of more than 25 years, Linda Craven, said David was on his way home when he decided to stop and check on one of his co-workers who was working on a bridge project in Northeast Kansas […]

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    Child seriously injured when hit by car

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A boy was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when he was hit by a car  near 14th Street and Askew Avenue. The driver stopped after the accident, which happened at about 2:30 p.m. The child’s injuries were serious, but he is in stable condition.

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    Police say worker died from fall off bridge in Northeast KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — A worker fell from a bridge in the northeast area of Kansas City Tuesday afternoon, and according to Kari Thompson, Kansas City Police sergeant, the person died from the injuries they suffered. It happened at Independence and Cambridge shortly before 4:30 p.m. An identity hasn’t been released, but FOX 4 has confirmed that the victim was a man and doing contract work for the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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    Two construction workers injured in Olathe in a crane accident

    OLATHE, Kan. — Two workers were injured Tuesday afternoon at a construction site at 106th St., and South Ridgeview in Olathe where a renovation project is ongoing at a John Deere facility according to the city inspector’s office. According to Olathe Fire Dept. spokesperson Mike Hall, one victim has minor injuries and the other has serious injuries. Hall said cranes were involved and knew the workers’ injuries happened as a result of a fall, but did not have the specifics.  

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    Man killed his girlfriend’s 11-yr-old daughter, tried to stage it as a suicide, police say

    MIAMI — Police in Miami arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion that he violently killed his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter during the couple’s bad breakup. Marta Guzman, 11, was found dead in her mother’s apartment in June, according to NBC in Miami. Police believe Miguel Ruiz Lobo broke into his girlfriend’s apartment, encountered her daughter and began fighting with her. They think he killed her and then tried to make it look like a suicide. They say he slashed the girl’s wrists so deeply that […]

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    Person found dead in pond near KCI identified

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have identified the woman whose body was discovered in a pond near Kansas City International Airport on Monday as 21-year-old Husenet M. Yassin.  Her cause of death has not yet been determined. The body was found Monday afternoon during a routine check by airport security. The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the person had died recently. Authorities are asking anyone who saw someone walking in the area Monday to call authorities.

  • Hear audio of deputies pursuing little girl’s alleged abductor

    ATCHISON, Kan. — As the family of 5-year-old Cady Harris mourns and prepares her funeral, a community waits to hear what charges will be brought against the man accused of abducting his estranged girlfriend’s daughter and killing her. As of late Monday afternoon, charges had not yet been filed against the man who allegedly fled from police and then engaged them in a shoot-out, and who is considered the one who killed Cady. However, officials planned a news conference Monday […]

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    KBI special agent: No evidence indicates little girl was struck by police gunfire

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Agents from both the Leavenworth Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation gave information regarding the alleged abduction and shooting death of a five-year-old Atchison girl during two different press conferences Saturday. The Chief of Police for the Leavenworth Police Department, Chief Patrick Kitchens, revealed Saturday morning in a news conference that five-year-old Cadence Harris was the child who was killed Friday night after she was allegedly kidnapped and shot when her alleged kidnapper fled from police and exchanged gunfire […]

  • Cadence Harris, from Atchison, was killed Friday night after an alleged kidnapping.
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    Leavenworth police identify girl shot & killed Friday night: Cadence Harris, 5 years old

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The Chief of Police for the Leavenworth Police Dept. revealed Saturday morning in a news conference that a five-year-old little girl named Cadence Harris was the child who was killed Friday night after she was allegedly kidnapped and shot when her alleged kidnapper fled from police and exchanged gunfire with them. Chief Patrick Kitchens also told reporters that the suspect and the child did have some kind of acquaintance with each other, but would not elaborate on the nature of […]