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  • After weeks below freezing, people throughout the metro don’t let beautiful weather go to waste

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was long overdue. After weeks of below freezing temperatures, Kansas City finally got some pretty nice weather — at least for January. Fox 4 photojournalist Jon Haiduk caught up with some people in the metro who weren’t going to let Monday’s beautiful weather go to waste. See what Kansas Citians were up to in the video above.

  • ‘The Toy Man’ delivers thousands of toys to Kansas City metro kids this holiday season

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — He’s known as “the Toy Man.” Each year, Exide Technologies lets Michael Bergen take some time off to collect and hand out thousands of toys for metro children. “It’s Christmas, man. Getting together, putting smiles on little kids’ faces, children is what it’s about,” Bergen said. In November and December, he and his wife have handed out toys to about 6,000 kids. There are times when he’s tired, but the smiles are worth it, Bergen said. […]

  • KC area’s last living Pearl Harbor survivor recognized at ceremony in Mission

    MISSION, Kan. — Each year a Pearl Harbor ceremony takes place in Mission, Kansas. Several Pearl Harbor attack survivors  used to attend. Now there’s only one left in the metro. Dorwin Lamkin, a 95-year-old Navy veteran who served on the USS Nevada, is the last living survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack in the Kansas City area. “I knew there was trouble,” Lamkin said Thursday of that day 76 years ago. “It was hectic. I’m at a loss to describe.” On Thursday, Lamkin […]

  • An evening of decorating evil gingerbread cookies

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Those who love an untraditional twist to their holidays enjoyed their night in North Kansas City on Tuesday. It all seemed typical enough with the cookie decorating and watching a Christmas movie. These weren’t your typical gingerbread cookies, though. These were EVIL gingerbread men or women. The most evil bakers/decorators received prizes. After that, the group watched Krampus about a disillusioned boy who turns his back on Christmas. His lack of festive spirit unleashes the […]

  • Kansas City floral artist helps First Lady Melania Trump decorate the White House for the holidays

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Earlier this week First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the Christmas decorations at the White House — and one metro woman was part of that decorating process. KC floral artist Andrea Grist spent eight days at the White House, helping to prepare “the people’s house” for the holidays. “I’ve seen the White House from the outside, but this was an amazing experience to be inside,” she said. See the White House’s holiday decor and some of Grist’s special […]

  • Christmas tree shortage, trucking problems cause scare for local Boy Scout troop that sells trees for fundraiser

    MISSION, Kan. — Boy Scout Troop 199 has been selling Christmas trees for more than 50 years. But when a Christmas tree shortage crossed with a trucking snafu, the scouts wondered if they would have to close up shop early this year. “We were pretty nervous about it. I mean, it kind of scares all of us when we’re running low on trees,” Troop 99’s Camden Blake said. Luckily, their second truck of trees finally arrived Monday. “This is our […]

  • Olathe man who served our country for 10 years surprised with home bathroom remodel

    OLATHE, Kan. — A retired Marine from Johnson County received some much needed home improvements Wednesday– and they didn’t cost him a dime. Nate Dufriend, who is now a single father of five, served 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in the military he was injured overseas and lost his best friend. To meet the generous company that did the repairs for the deserving veteran, watch the video above.  The repairs Dufriend called “truly a blessing” took […]

  • Armed with a chainsaw, artist transforms trees into his own masterpieces

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As far as canvasses go for artists, this is about as natural as they come; no paintbrush needed. FOX 4 photojournalist Jon Haiduk introduces us to the man who’s more comfortable making art out of trees with power tools!

  • Historic Jackson County jail tour is a paranormal experience

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Feeling frightened on Friday the 13th? Why not take a haunted tour? If you’re not brave enough, we sent FOX 4 photojournalist Jon Haiduk to a historic Jackson County jail, watch his report in the video.

  • Liberty students climb aboard a jumbo jet for a unique classroom experience

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — They left their desks and chalkboards behind – and climbed aboard a jumbo jet. Students from Epic Elementary in Liberty went to Kansas City International Airport for a full-day of learning. In the video, FOX 4 photojournalist Jon Haiduk takes us along.

  • B-29 ‘Superfortress’ from World War II, Korean War eras touches down in Gardner

    GARDNER, Kan. — They call it the “Superfortress.” The huge B-29 flew in World War II and the Korean War, and some were built in Kansas. FOX 4 photojournalist Jon Haiduk was on the tarmac in Gardner on Thursday where one of them landed, watch his report in the video.

  • FOX 4 explains what caused the hazy sky and bright orange moon on Labor Day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Did you look up at the sky Monday evening and notice a haze around the moon? Believe it or not – it was caused by smoke coming from wildfires in the western united states. In the video, photojournalist Jon Haiduk and FOX 4 Chief Meteorologist Mike Thompson explain the phenomenon.