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Recent Articles
  • Moose brought to Kauffman by Higginsville taxidermist.

    Taxidermist brings full-size moose to Kauffman, claims it brings Royals good luck

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man says his life-size moose is a lucky charm for the Royals and he took it out to The K on Thursday so it could work its magic for the Royals in the first game of the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros. Jon Dittmer from Higginsville is a taxidermist by trade, a Royals fan always. He took the full-sized moose to Kauffman Stadium on Thursday and of course, thousands of people […]

  • Crown Me Baby t-shirts on sale for the FOX 4 Love Fund for Children

    Support the KC Royals and KC’s children with a 2015 ‘Crown Me Baby’ T-shirt

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Your enthusiasm for and support of the Kansas City Royals can now help local children in need. Every year, the FOX 4 Love Fund for Children meets the needs of hundreds of area-children.  Buy a 2015 ‘Crown Me Baby’ T-shirt and all proceeds will go to The Love Fund. T-shirts in sizes S-XL = $15 T-shirts in sizes XXL and XXXL = $20 We can take cash, credit cards and checks. *While supplies last           *Limited quantities […]

  • Larry Pearl won Royals tickets in our Royal Treatment contest!!!!

    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 […]

  • Take the Crown Rally

    Royals are healthy, excited and ‘chomping at the bit’ for post-season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Royals manager Ned Yost and general manager Dayton Moore announced Yordano Ventura will start in Game 1 of the AL Divisional Series, regardless of whether Kansas City plays the Yankees or Astros on Thursday night. Ventura, 24, has had his ups-and-downs this season, and was briefly sent down to Triple-A. Yost says he’s seen a change in him since Johnny Cueto joined the team. “I think it was Yordano’s time to turn it around. But I also think […]

  • Crowd at Kauffman Stadium for Take the Crown rally.

    Royals Rally at Kauffman on their Road to Gold

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Tuesday, Royals fans are celebrating the team’s 95 regular-season wins (the most since 1980) and also sending the team into post-game play with cheers, smiles and loads of fan love. Kansas City fans began pouring into the Kauffman Stadium parking lot at 10 a.m. The sea of blue, a reminder of how fun post-season is going to be. Royals manager Ned Yost and general manager Dayton Moore and will hold a news conference at 11:45 […]

  • East 85th and Hickman Mills Drive.

    Crash stops fleeing man wanted for questioning in Raytown homicide

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police took a man wanted for questioning in a recent murder in Raytown, into custody after he led them on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash with an innocent driver. Police say they were at 59th and Wabash when they spotted a gray Nissan Armada with two men inside.  One of the men, the driver, was wanted in connection to a recent homicide in Raytown. Police tried to pull over the driver, but he fled, sometimes […]

  • Police tape

    Gunshots blast into three KC homes from car outside

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman called police Thursday night when she heard gunshots hit her home at 74th and Arleta, just east of Paseo. The shots reportedly came from a white Chevy Impala, driven by a male. It’s believed there were two other males inside the car. The gunshots hit three different residences, with six residents living in them. Multiple shell casings were recovered from the road just in front of the three residences. There were no reported injuries and […]

  • Prowler near Corrington Ave and Eastern Ave.

    Man yelling ‘KCPD’ breaks into house, but flees when resident shoots at him

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police canvassed the area in the 11400 block of Corrington in Kansas City, Mo., early Friday morning, but were unable to locate the suspect who broke into a home at about 4:00 a.m., and while doing so reportedly yelled ‘KCPD’, as if he were an officer in the Kansas City Police Department. According to the police report, the victim told officers he heard the front window of his house shatter.  He told them he went to check it […]

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    Missouri Highway Patrol troopers involved in accident in Northland

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating an accident involving more than one trooper Friday morning at westbound 152 Highway just east of Highway 169. Dispatchers with the Missouri Highway Patrol say the troopers involved in the accident conduct driver’s examinations. The injuries are thought to be minor. FOX 4 has a crew headed to the scene and will have more, as they gather new information. Refresh this page for updates.  

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    Police: Woman tries to burn down parents’ house over mold, with instructions from God

    LIBERTY, Mo. — A 37-year-old woman is charged in Clay County, Mo., with arson in the first degree after police say she tried to burn down her parents’ Liberty house in June. In the probable cause document, police say the woman told authorities that she was reading her bible when God told her to kill her parents and burn down the house because of black mold. Firefighters were called to the home  located between 291 Highway and William Jewell College on […]

  • Mark Green, 53, arrested  by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

    Warrensburg man in custody on child molestation charges involving 10-year-old girl

    WARRENSBURG, Mo. — A 53-year-old man is now in the custody of the Johnson County, Mo., Sheriff’s Dept., after his arrest on charges of statutory sodomy and child molestation. According to the probable cause statement, the victim is a 10-year-old girl. She told authorities that Mark Green of Warrensburg, Mo.,  touched her in inappropriate ways and places three times between January and March. He is officially charged with statutory sodomy of a person under 12 years old and first degree […]

  • Outside The Roxy bar at 75th and Marty in Overland Park, a man was shot and killed Wednesday Sept. 16.

    24-year-old Olathe man shot, killed outside Overland Park bar

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police are investigating the death of a man found early Wednesday morning in a parking lot in the 7100 block of West 75th Street. The mobile command center is parked in the middle of the parking lot at The Roxy bar. Police were initially called out at about 1:30 a.m. for a disturbance.  When they arrived, they found 24-year-old Olathe resident Jurl L. Carter in the parking lot, already dead.  Witnesses say he may have been […]