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Recent Articles
  • Local psychologist discusses effects of border separations on children

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, since early May more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s a consequence of a new immigration strategy by the Trump Administration that was reversed on Wednesday after Trump signed a new executive order designed to help keep migrant families together. UMKC psychology professor Erin Hambrick said one of the most glaring problems with the new order is that it […]

  • Voters approve funding for $250 million KC streetcar extension along Main Street

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Thanks to voters, Kansas City’s streetcar is about to be a rapidly growing transit system. “We just celebrated our second birthday, and we have over four million rides within those two years,” said Donna Mandelbaum, communications director for the KC Streetcar Authority. The streetcar authority wants to extend the current route to attract more riders. “Right now we have a downtown streetcar line that goes from River Market to Union Station. The Main Street extension would […]

  • Warren Buffet visits metro to announce new GEICO service center, 500 new jobs in Lenexa

    LENEXA, Kan. — Warren Buffett is bringing what he calls his favorite company to the metro. GEICO Insurance will open a service center in Lenexa, bringing 500 jobs. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and billionaire CEO Warren Buffett joined representatives from the city of Lenexa, Johnson County and Geico on Tuesday morning to make the announcement. Colyer said the company’s decision to expand in Lenexa brings a $10 million investment in the area. GEICO, owned by Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway, is renovating […]

  • KC officials searching for man caught in Snapchat video violently kicking cat at local high school

    Editor’s note: Some viewers might find the video above graphic due to violence and profanity.  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officials are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who violently kicked a cat at a KCMO high school. The abuse happened on the field at Center High School. John Baccala, a spokesperson for KCMO Animal Control, said the time stamp on the Snapchat video says May 22, and the Center High School principal alerted animal control on May […]

  • Friends describe Deputy Theresa ‘TK’ King as kind, genuine and positive

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Meg Rauh says the four horses on her ranch meant a lot to her friend Theresa King. “This is Roper, that is Coke and Coke just turned 21. This is Flash and this is Piper. Piper is the youngest,” Rauh said. The four horses are the reason Rauh and King met in the first place. “She had posted on Facebook that she needed a place closer to home for her horses because she was not able […]

  • Neighbors recall terrifying standoff before KC police shoot, kill sword-wielding woman in Northland

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Grant Braaten says he was home when his normally quiet Northland neighborhood was placed on lockdown and flooded with police activity Thursday. Police said a sword-wielding woman, later identified as 28-year-old Ashley Fulkerson, refused to come out of one of Braaten’s neighbor’s homes in the area of N.E. 38th Street and N. Jackson Avenue.  “The police came to my door a little after one, and they said somebody is in my neighbor’s house. They think she has […]

  • Two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputies shot in downtown KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. —  Sources are telling FOX4 that two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputies were shot Friday morning in downtown Kansas City, Kan., not far from the courthouse and sheriff’s office. FOX4 is waiting to learn their conditions. Sources say one has critical injuries. The shootings happened during a transport from the court annex back to the jail, the source added. FOX4 has learned the suspect was also shot, and all were taken to hospitals. FOX4 has a crew at […]

  • Boulevardia beer and music festival returns to KC: Here’s what’s new and what you need to know

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Boulevardia returns to the metro for its fifth year this weekend, and more than 40,000 people are expected to attend. It’s a two-day beer and music festival held this Friday and Saturday in the Stockyards District of Kansas City. The event features Boulevard beer, food trucks, local vendors, carnival games and rides and a VIP patio sponsored by local business Hop Cat.  Oh, and don’t forget the lineup of musical guests, including headliner Tech N9ne. Organizers […]

  • Garmin’s new fitness smartwatch developed in Olathe brings music to your wrist

    OLATHE, Kan. — The latest fitness smartwatch hit the market Wednesday, and it was designed right here in the metro. The Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch from Garmin can play music, track your steps and it even acts as a digital wallet so you can pay for things on the go through Garmin Pay. Product designers said they worked hard to stand out from products like the FitBit or Apple Watch that boast similar features. “What really sets us apart is […]

  • Mission police officer to be awarded department’s first Law Enforcement Purple Heart award

    MISSION, Kan. — A  police officer in Mission will be the first in her department’s history to earn a very prestigious honor. On June 20, Officer Samantha Kunzler will receive a Law Enforcement Purple Heart award. Different than the military honor, this award is given to officers who are injured or disabled in the line of duty. On March 9, Kunzler had been on the job just six weeks when she was punched in the face and severely injured while […]

  • Young leaders work to inspire Kansas City’s youth

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new grassroots movement aims to improve inner city neighborhoods one person at a time. 800 Degrees Kansas City is a group made up of young adults from the city’s urban core who want to improve outcomes for future generations. The group started during the summer of 2017 after a successful one-time youth summit sparked a desire in Earnest Muhammad to affect long-term change in his community. “I talked to a few young people that was […]

  • Four-year-old struck by stray bullet in shooting at liquor store

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A shooting near E. Red Bridge Boulevard and College Lane left one child with non-life threatening injuries Saturday evening. Police still investigating a gun battle that took place in the parking lot just outside the busy Discount Smokes and Liquor store, leaving several people caught in the crossfire and sending a four-year-old child to the hospital. Witnesses said two men started shooting each other in the parking lot of the convenience store. Several people inside the […]