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    Man shot at Northland CVS charged with kidnapping

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If he recovers, a 23-year-old Kansas City man faces kidnapping and armed criminal action charges in Clay County for allegedly holding a hostage at a CVS store in the 4900 block of NE Vivion Road Wednesday night. Kansas City police say they shot Brandon Sampson during the ordeal when they say he lunged toward them with a sharp-edged object. Police say when they arrived, they could see through the glass doors that the suspect was holding […]

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    One Direction to perform at Arrowhead Stadium

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Protect your eardrums because the squealing has commenced, as Kansas City fans of the superstar group One Direction learn that the boy band is coming to Arrowhead Stadium on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The Chiefs made the announcement on Thursday that “music is returning to Arrowhead.” The concert will mark the fifth concert to come to Arrowhead Stadium since 2011. Tickets for the July 28, 2015 concert will go on sale to the general public at […]

  • Man robbed at gunpoint of his World Series tickets outside Kauffman

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man hoping to sell his World Series tickets and buy his girlfriend an engagement ring  was robbed and assaulted Monday right outside Kauffman Stadium. At about 2 p.m. Monday, Jake Stewart, 36, from Overland Park, met a man outside the K, who claimed he wanted to buy the World Series tickets that Stewart had listed on Craigslist. The man said he didn’t bring cash, but would run to the bank and get the money. “He […]

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    Waiter gets a tip much better than 20% from Royals pitcher Wade Davis’ wife

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A waiter at Rock and Brews restaurant and bar in Overland Park is still pinching himself over his good fortune after spending Monday night at Kauffman Stadium watching the Royals in the World Series. Ryan O’Connor’s story just fell together. He usually works the night shift, but he was asked to work an extra shift at lunch, something he wasn’t really thrilled about because he’d just arrived back in town from Los Angeles. It just so […]

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    Royals pep rally, pre-school style

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In honor of the Royals, Country Club Christian Church Parents’ Day Out and Preschool program held a pep rally on Tuesday. Parents and staff were invited to cheer on the Royals and have a little fun with their kids. Notice the great hats they made for the occasion! The kids sung songs, cheered, played games, and ran bases!

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    Dust off the 1985 Royals souvenirs and make room for 2014’s

    For long-time fans, the memories of 1985,  with all the hope and celebration, came rushing back as the  Kansas City Royals won their way into the post-season. Now, with their team in the 2014 World Series, fans are flaunting their 1985 souvenirs. Many are still in pristine condition, preserved in anticipation of this very occasion. Flip through the photo gallery for some of the memorabilia that fans dusted off and shared with FOX 4. Add your own!  


    Quiz: Which Royals player are you?

    Take the quiz: Which Royals player are you? Click here to begin! (Note: This is not scientific, but Billy Butler took it and got himself! See his tweet below. Just have as much fun with it as the Royals do baseball!) I got ME! Nailed it! #16 | DH. Take the quiz to see what you get! http://t.co/NU1LIplPEt — Billy Butler (@BillyButlerKC) October 21, 2014 World Series Schedule (all games on FOX 4) Home Field advantage: American League Game 1 […]

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    An Open Letter to Kansas City, from BuzzFeed Sports

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “Is this real life? Is this actually happening?” BuzzFeed asks in an online article that outlines all the wonderful things they’re just discovering (but we home-towners have known all along) about Kansas City. “What did you do to get a team like this? What did you do to get an outfield as freaking talented as this one? What did you do to get a bullpen as dominant as this one?” they ask. And as they wrap […]

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    Average price of World Series ticket at Kauffman Stadium is…. (Wow! Yikes!)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The average price for a ticket to a Royals’ World Series home game is $1,563.71, as of Friday morning, Oct. 17, according to the online ticket site, tiqiq.com. (Pronounced tick-IQ). That exceeds the price of one ticket to the Giants home games, which was averaging $1,094.01 on Friday. This makes the tickets into Kauffman Stadium for the World Series the third highest price since 2010. In 2010, the cost for one ticket into AT&T Park in San Francisco […]

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    FOX 4 wants you to celebrate 65 years with us

      On October 16, 1949, WDAF-TV became the first television station in Kansas City. For 65 years we’ve worked to tell the stories affecting Kansas City and all those around it. In celebration of our anniversary, we’ve joined with the following businesses to bring you specials during our anniversary week. Mention the “FOX 4 Anniversary Deal of the Day” and enjoy these special discounts. It’s our thanks to you, for watching through the years. We have enjoyed Working for You and […]


    World Series-bound Royals: Appreciating fans, family

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — “Kansas City, You’ve got a World Series,” said Denny Matthews, the “Voice of the Royals” since 1969. “Bouncing ball. Moustakas. Fair ball.  Sets. Throws. Royals win it!” With more dominant defense, an opportunistic offense that plated two runs in the first inning and a bullpen that shut down the Baltimore Orioles once again, Greg Holland and the Kansas City Royals wrapped up a sweep of the AL Championship Series with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday. “To […]

  • Olathe boy describes cushioning Moose’s fall in ALCS Game 3

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An eleven-year-old boy was smiling ear-to-ear Wednesday morning at his elementary school in Olathe, wearing the same jersey her wore Tuesday night when he helped cushion Mike Moustakas as he leaped and crashed into the dug-out suites to catch a fly ball by Orioles Adam Jones. It was a play watched round-the-world, another glorious play by the Royals team, intent on their place in the World Series; and Max Roberts was right in the middle of the action […]