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    Man charged in Craigslist Xbox robbery, suspected in 2nd Craigslist shooting

    KANSAS CITY,  Mo. — Jackson County prosecutors charged a 24-year-old man with robbery after police say he stole an Xbox from a man selling the system on Craigslist. They are also investigating Debvon Buckner’s possible connection to the shooting of a father Wednesday night, who thought he was meeting a man selling a car on Craigslist. The man remains in the hospital; his wife and 16-year-old son were also with him to see the car and escaped serious injury. According to court records,  a few […]

  • Lawrence accident investigation: Man likely electrocuted when guttering touches power line

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — A 54-year-old Lawrence man was killed Friday morning as he worked to repair guttering on one of Lawrence’s oldest buildings, located at 9th and Rhode Island. Investigators suspect Thomas Sheppard got too close to the power lines as he was working on the Turnhalle buuilding in East Lawrence. A fellow worker, identified only as a 56-year-old man, was also at the scene, and made the 911 call. when he noticed his co-worker on the ground Sheppard was pronounced dead at […]

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    American Idol auditions come to Kansas City: Monday, July 21

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Take the day off, exercise your vocal chords (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do!) and get ready to stand in a pretty long line at the University of Missouri, Kansas City campus for this year’s American Idol auditions! Auditions will be held from about 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, on Monday, July 21, at Swinney Commons, 5030 Holmes Road, on UMKC’s Volker Campus. Participants must be between 15 and 28 years […]

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    Some ideas for your weekend

    Saturday: Sunday/Monday: Additional events: The 10th annual KC Fringe Festival is an uncensored sampling of Kansas City’s cultural arts and runs July 17th-27th, 2014. The 11-day festival is jam-packed with live theater, dance, performance art, visual art, spoken word, puppetry, storytelling, film and fashion. The KC Fringe Festival develops audiences, stimulates economic growth and supports the creative community at large. It is the festival’s 10th season. There are 19 venues across the Crossroads, Midtown, Westport and the Plaza. Miami County […]

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    KC police officers take a break, play basketball with kids who compare them to NBA players

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man identified on facebook as a teacher of special education at J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kan., posted a video to his page of police officers playing basketball with kids. It happened in Kansas City, Mo. It had been shared almost 1,000 times by Thursday afternoon. Samuel Krazy-sam Lockridge said “S/o (shout-out) to kcmopd for taking time out to block off the street and play ball wit the kids.” People posted comments in praise […]

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    Woman sues KC diocese for firing her over sexual orientation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A parish food pantry worker who was fired over her marriage to another woman is suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Colleen Simon says a human resources director wrote a letter to Simon stating that the reason for her termination was because of “an irreconcilable conflict between the laws, discipline and teaching of the Catholic Church.” It listed her relationship to a person of the same sex as one of the reasons for […]

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    Photo gallery: FOX 4′s Yard Wars sweepstakes

    Here are some of the entries we’ve received for the Yard Wars sweepstakes. You have until July 28 to submit your picture and be eligible to win a $500 gift card (grand prize) or a $100 gift card to Van Liew’s Home and Garden. Click here to enter the contest.  

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    City presents plans for millions in improvements at major intersection, public housing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  The city of Kansas City presented its plan on Wednesday for improving the area of Paseo Blvd. and Independence Ave., an intersection that some call the “Gateway to the Urban Core” because of its location near the intersection of three interstates. The presentation outlined the plans to demolish and replace Chouteau Courts Public Housing, make the intersection safer, and improve the surrounding Paseo Gateway Community. “When somebody`s visiting this town, and they come off on Paseo, what […]

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    Man charged with assault for gunfire that struck KC preschool boy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who told police he was trying to clear a gun when it went off, shooting the ammunition through a door and wall, where it hit a 4-year-old boy, was charged on Tuesday with Assault in the 2nd Degree. According to court documents, Delaney Singleton, 22, first told others who reported hearing fireworks coming from the bathroom, “I don’t know, it fell on the floor and went off.” The little boy who was hit was standing […]

  • Police arrest four possibly responsible for rash of car break-ins in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police arrested four people early Tuesday morning, suspecting them of breaking into a number of unlocked cars in two Overland Park neighborhoods between the hours of 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. The four suspects included two 18-year-old men and two 17-year-olds. Early Tuesday morning, at least one neighbor saw three of the thieves walking through his neighborhood in the 15300 block of Robinson St., an area normally considered safe and relatively crime-free. “It just so happened where I […]

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    There’s no such thing as over-packing when the Chiefs load up trucks for training camp

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Early Tuesday morning, the Kansas City Chiefs loaded up trucks with all their equipment and supplies necessary for training camp in St. Joseph. The massive load includes 1,700 pairs of shoes, 1,000 towels, and 400 footballs. There are also gloves and tights and shoulder pads and helmets, and on and on the list goes. “We individually pack every players’ locker,” said Allen Wright, Chiefs Equipment Manager. “We do that because when players get involved things get […]

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    Watch live: Corpse flower almost ready to bloom, will smell like rotting meat

    WINFIELD, Kan. — About three and a half hours southwest of Kansas City, a unique and somewhat disgusting flower is almost ready to bloom. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The so-called ‘corpse flower’ is set to bloom at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan.  When it does, it won’t have the enticing aroma of a rose or a lily. The Amorphophallus titanum, as it’s officially called, will instead smell of rotting meat. The college has set up a […]