• Woman, grandson struggle for normalcy after truck crash forces them out of home

    LIBERTY, Mo. — A delivery truck slammed into an apartment complex in Gladstone last Saturday and the recovery continues. Some residents lost their homes and the impact of the damage left behind is still being felt. “I said I wasn’t going to cry, but here I am. This is not normal for me,” said Cecelia Roe with tears […]

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    Joe’s Weather Blog: Slim Then Better Chances? (THU-7/31)

    Another great day from a comfortable side across the region today with temperatures in the 80s and dewpoints in the 50s…really can’t complain too much about this weather…right now (through yesterday) we are #4 in terms of coolest July months in KC weather history! Forecast: Tonight: Fair skies and pleasant again with lows in the […]

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    625 pound man says he is unfit for court, holds up unresolved 2-year-old crime

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — One man is blaming his weight and health complications for keeping a two-year-old crime unresolved. FOX 4’s sister station, FOX 17 in West Michigan, reported Jeffery Klein, who weighs 625 pounds, has missed a number of court appearances because of his health. At his weight he says he cannot function without pain […]

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    Grieving parents hit with $200,000 in student loans

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago, Steve Mason was as devastated as any father would be. He and his wife Darnelle immediately took in Lisa’s three children — ages 4, 7 and 9 at the time — even though they knew it would […]

  • Study finds no benefit or harm for heart with hormone therapy early in menopause

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A landmark study years ago found hormone therapy after menopause increases women’s chances of breast cancer, stroke and heart attack. But some research hinted the therapy might be good for hearts if women started it at a younger age closer to menopause. A new study suggests it isn’t helpful, but isn’t harmful […]

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    Ebola Fast Facts

    (CNN) — Here’s some background information about Ebola, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976. Facts: Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by one of five different Ebola viruses. Four of the strains can cause severe illness in humans and animals. The fifth, Reston virus, has […]

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    Light bulb goes on: He lost 100 pounds with plant-based diet

    (CNN) — Having to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight was one of Benji Kurtz’s biggest life humiliations. He also couldn’t shop at popular clothing stores — the clothing wasn’t large enough. When he found clothing that fit, he often didn’t have a choice in styles or colors, able only to purchase […]

  • Area woman benefit from “Step Up” program

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — About 50 poverty stricken women are getting a fresh start in their lives after outstanding warrants for traffic and parking tickets have been wiped from their records. They are beneficiaries of an annual program called “Step Up.” The women are all either victims of domestic violence living in shelters, or single […]

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    2 dead, 20 hurt after apparent twister hits campground

    (CNN) — Two people are dead and at least 20 were injured at a Virginia campground on Thursday after a possible tornado, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told CNN. The casualties are the result of a severe storm in Northampton County. It swept through the Cherrystone Campground in the Cheriton community, Geller said. Twenty-five […]

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    GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

    LONDON — Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency. The experimental shot is the most advanced candidate vaccine for malaria but results from previous trials have been disappointing. Research published in 2012 showed the shot only reduced malaria cases by about 30 percent […]

  • KCK announced as new home to national state-of-the-art soccer training center

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas Governor Sam Brownback joined Sporting Club, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and representatives from Schlitterbahn Water Park and EPR Properties to announce during a press conference on Wednesday that the National Soccer Training Center and Coaching Development Center will open up in Kansas City, Kansas. Soccer fans in the […]

  • A previous booking photo for Marcus McGowan, who was arrested under the suspicion of first-degree felony murder in addition to other charges in the killing of five-year-old Cady Harris. (Photo: Kansas Department of Corrections)

    Man charged with first-degree murder in death of Atchison girl

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A 30-year-old Atchison man appeared in court Wednesday morning charged with six felonies in the death of a five-year-old girl. Marcus McGowan is accused of killing his girlfriend’s daughter, Cadence “Cady” Harris. In addition to first-degree felony murder, he also faces two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated […]