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  • With no cap and gown, Independence prankster banned from graduation celebrates with family

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An Independence teen who was banned from graduation celebrated with friends and family Saturday, but it would have been nice, he says, if he could’ve had a photo of himself in a cap and gown, too. On Saturday morning, Truman High School’s class of 2018 graduated in Independence. At the same time, senior Kylan Scheele and his mother met with FOX4 in their front yard. “Today, I would be walking if all the events didn’t lead up […]

  • Paralyzing injury can’t keep Excelsior Springs graduate from walking to receive diploma

    EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — It’s a rite of passage for many in the metro right now — walking across that stage at graduation. For one young man in Excelsior Springs, it took a lot more than just making the grades to get there. FOX4 told you about Greg Murphy before.  In 2016, an ATV accident paralyzed him from the chest down. Yet this weekend, he managed to walk across the stage. At Excelsior Springs High School Friday night, as Greg […]

  • Mental Health Day at the K aims to strikeout the stigma

    Suicide is the second leading killer of Kansans ages 10 – 25, according to National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Kansas. And it says it is the third leading killer of people in the same age range in Missouri. The organization says suicide is almost always preceded by mental illness. Sunday at the K, more than 500 people came out to raise awareness of mental health, including Kelly Specht. The Specht certainly know how to throw a party. Hot dogs, […]

  • Activists hope St. Joseph dog who survived two bullets to the head will prompt stricter laws against animal abuse

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Animal advocates congregated in Overland Park Saturday to meet and crown their new poster dog. Laggie is a pit bull, shot and left for dead near St. Joseph, Mo. in late April. She spent 10 days at Blue Pearl Veterinary Hospital, recovering from two bullets to the head. Her foster family wants her to become the face of change in animal abuse law in Kansas and Missouri. In a big home on the edge of Lee’s […]

  • Lawrence community rallies behind baby Grit in his battle with rare form of cancer

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Grit. It’s the perfect name for a Lawrence baby about to undergo his sixth surgery, and his fourth at St. Jude. It’s a scene many of us take for granted: a family together, playing in their family room. As father Nolan Henderson said with a smile, “this is the most time we’ve spent together in this house since January 8th.” Nine-year-old Ella Avant played near the fireplace. “We’ve been home, and I like it a lot, because […]

  • Flightless Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans unable to fly

    Almost 400 WWII veterans die a day, according to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. That’s why the Honor Flight exists; the organization flies veterans to the national memorials in Washington, DC for a day. But what about those veterans who are unable to fly? Kansas City has a solution; the Flightless Honor Flight. “A flightless honor flight,” explained organizer Scott W. Sheridan, “is for those who are not able to take the trip to DC.” Saturday marked the third […]

  • Kansas considers relaxing morning alcohol sales

    A bill making its way through the Kansas legislature could redefine what a day is; at least, when it comes to alcohol.  Right now, in the state of Kansas, you can only order alcohol between 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. But with this new bill, day drinking could start sooner. Just like every other morning at Eggtc in Shawnee, the business has a busy brunch crowd. Some people take their brunch seriously.  Danny Sands is one of them, who ordered […]

  • Church honors choir member lost in Saturday house fire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sharon Owens-Bradford died Saturday morning when her south Kansas City house caught fire. Investigators said the fire started in the front of her house on Cambridge Avenue. Sharon, they said, was in the kitchen. Owens-Bradford was supposed to help her church make its Easter Sunday breakfast. Instead, they made it from the recipe she left behind. As the song swells this Easter Sunday at Ward Chapel AME church on Prospect, “we’re missing someone who we would […]

  • Teachers cash in on conceal and carry discount classes

    It’s a controversial subject: teachers with guns in the classroom. President Trump suggested it, and Kansas’s Governor Colyer has already come out in support of the idea. A metro business is helping any teachers who want to carry a gun with discounted Conceal and Carry classes. In the classroom at the back of Frontier Justice in Kansas City Kansas, chairs sit at each of the long rectangular tables. Papers rest on those tables, and people take notes with pens, or […]

  • Independence to demolish Foundry Building

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Beginning Monday, a part of Independence will look a little different. The city is taking on blight. As part of that effort, it will demolish the Independence Foundry Building. The brick building, located at 1010 Hayward, has no roof. The windows are missing. The loading dock is filled with dozens of tires, a mattress, and a dresser. The old Independence Foundry used to be a company that made cast iron cooking implements and stoves. Now, it’s making […]

  • Prosecutor sheds light on Ray County couple’s alleged abuse of 9-year-old; questions still remain

    RAY COUNTY, Mo. — The Ray County prosecutor shed more light for FOX 4 on a couple’s gruesome alleged abuse of a 9-year-old girl, but there are still several unanswered questions. Police said a 9-year-old girl was abused by her uncle, who is also her legal guardian. Almost all of the abuse, the county prosecutor says, was done with the handle of an ax. Camille Johnston, the Ray County prosecutor, sat down with FOX 4’s Rebecca Gannon on Tuesday to […]

  • Metro parents, employees preparing for sad news as future of Toys ‘R’ Us stores up in the air

    LENEXA, Kan. — Parents across the United States are wondering about the fate of an American icon. Parents fear Toys ‘R’ Us, which is already going through Chapter 11 and closing some stores, may close all its remaining stores — more than 600. But if Toys ‘R’ Us stores close, it’ll impact more than just parents. On Monday, the doors to the Toys ‘R’ Us store at 95th Street and Quivira Road continuously opened as customers came to get what […]