• Michael Snider was arrested in Morgan County, Mo., on February 10, 2016 following a months-long search for him related to alleged kidnapping and domestic assault. (Photo: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)

    Jackson County fugitive sought for 2 kidnappings arrested near Lake of the Ozarks

    MORGAN COUNTY, Mo. — Authorities captured a fugitive wanted for kidnapping on early Wednesday morning who’s been on the run for months. The Grain Valley Police Department says that Michael P. Snider, 36, was arrested at a home near Gravois Mills, Mo., and is in the custody of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department. Snider will be […]

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    Pregnant women say they’re delaying prenatal care because of KanCare backlog

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Many people have been waiting months to get health insurance through KanCare, the Kansas Medicaid program. The backlog of 10,000 applications includes pregnant women who say they are going without prenatal care as a result. Bianca Palos is barely showing, but she is five months pregnant. So far, the prenatal vitamins […]

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    Police presence high as suspects in rapper’s murder appear in court

    OLATHE, Kan. — Two men suspected in the September killing of an aspiring Kansas City rapper appeared together for a preliminary hearing in court on Tuesday. James Willis was arrested on Dec. 31 for the shooting death of 24-year-old Jurl Carter outside the Roxy Bar in Overland Park. Willis’s brother, Dale, was arrested a little over a week […]

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    ATF joins investigation to help determine cause of Raytown apartment fire

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — A fatal Raytown apartment fire is one of the worst fires in the city`s recent history. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms National Response Team has been summoned to investigate the fire that took the life of a 4-year-old boy. When the ATF shows up to investigate, it is a crime […]

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    Nick Vasos tries experiments that focus on force and mass and they’re hilarious

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In honor of Super Bowl 50, Digital Dave Smythe brought a few experiments with him that focus on force and mass. FOX 4’s Nick Vasos tried out a few of the experiments and the results are pretty funny.

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    Charter school plan puts public school in danger of closing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City School District’s plans to develop a new charter school is drawing fire from some residents who say their neighborhood school would be closed as a result. Wendell Phillips is a fully-accredited elementary school, one of the few in its school district. Those who live nearby said it has taken […]

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    NTSB eyes lowering legal limit for DUI to .05 BAC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s normal to have a few drinks with dinner, but that could soon cost you as the National Transportation Safety Board wants to lower the DUI limit. It wants to lower the legal blood alcohol limit on the roads from .08 to .05. Power and Light is known as a drinking […]

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    Swimmers back in pool after dining at restaurant with norovirus

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment confirms one of the people who ate at an Overland Park Buffalo Wild Wings and became ill tested positive for norovirus. Affected customers dined there January 27th, the day of a fundraiser for the Shawnee Mission South Swim and Dive Team. “The day […]

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    Health dept. confirms norovirus at Overland Park Buffalo Wild Wings

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — – The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has received confirmation of one positive case of norovirus associated with the investigation at Buffalo Wild Wings,  7030 W 105th Street. The Overland Park Buffalo Wild Wings is under investigation from local health authorities after several patrons reported illnesses. The Johnson County Department  of […]

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    Illness at Overland Park medical facility treated as norovirus; cleaning procedure underway

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Another possible norovirus outbreak is being investigated in Overland Park. This time it’s at a medical facility for children for treatment of mental illness and behavioral problems. There are up to 10 patients, and eight staff members at the University of Kansas Hospital`s Marillac Campus who have reported symptoms including nausea, […]

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    Suspect in Plaza Middle School threat comes forward

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The student accused of making a threat in the bathroom of Plaza Middle School came forward to Thursday, according to a post on Park Hill School District’s Facebook page. The following message went to Plaza families from Principal Dr. Lezlee Ivy via phone message and email: Hello, this is Lezlee Ivy, […]

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    Park Hill South parents concerned that school gave no details of threat

    RIVERSIDE, Mo. — Administrators of the Park Hill School District notified parents of a threat written on a bathroom wall at Park Hill South High School on Monday. The school only said that it was a threat of violence, but did not share any other details, leaving many parents concerned and wanting to know more. […]