• FOX 4 Team of the Week: Blue Valley NW Wrestling

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —  Our FOX 4 Hy-Vee High School Team of the Week hosts one of the toughest wrestling tournaments in the metro, and just like last year, the results were all good. FOX 4’s Al Wallace has the full report on Blue Valley Northwest wrestling in the video.  

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    Study shows kids who play football before 12 may have increased risk for brain damage

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Super Bowl is this Sunday, many of you have plans to watch the game with friends and family, and while many of us like football, a new study suggests young children should not be playing this contact sport. A new study just published in the journal Nuerobiology shows that letting […]

  • Mom says gunshots spray into KCMO home, narrowly miss sleeping kids in bedroom

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bullets fired into an East Side home overnight narrowly missed hitting two young children sleeping in bed. As a result, the family is counting its blessings. It happened just after midnight Tuesday near 67th and Park, where the incident has left the parents shaken. “I’m so thankful that it missed them,” […]

  • Fewer drunk driving arrests a sign that Kansas desperately needs more troopers

    TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol desperately needs more troopers to help cover more than 10,000 miles of roadway in the Sunflower State. They’re unable to recruit new troopers fast enough to replace retiring veterans and as a result, since 2008, the nubmer of troopers in Kansas has dropped 16 percent.  That leaves about […]

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    Crews set to detonate trusses of Fairfax Bridge this weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Crews are set to detonate additional portions of the Fairfax Bridge Saturday. The northbound and southbound lanes will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday so crews can safely detonate the southern portions of the truss spans over the river. Missouri Department of Transportation said both the Fairfax Bridge […]

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    Stem cell therapy shows potential in reversing disability of MS

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — There’s new hope for people with one disease that strikes in the prime of life and can take away movement and vision. An early study finds patients’ own blood cells may be able to reverse the disability of multiple sclerosis. Becky Hopkins began having numbness in her hands and torso. The […]

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    Man dead after family fight ends in shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man was found dead after a family fight early Wednesday morning. Police responded to the home at 45th and S. Benton Boulevard after a woman called police to report that her son had shot her husband in the face. According to police the shooting was the result of a fight […]

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    College basketball player likely died from chewing gum in sleep

    CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania university student and basketball player likely inhaled chewing gum into her lungs while asleep before being found dead in her dormitory over the weekend. The Washington County coroner’s office said 21-year-old Shanice Clark of Toronto was found unresponsive at about 3 a.m. Sunday at California University of Pennsylvania. […]

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    Man shot to death found near KCMO apartment complex

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man was killed Monday night in the 5600 block E. 84th Terrace according to Kansas City, Mo. Police Chief Darryl Forte. .@kcpolice Homicide 5600 blk of E 84th Terr, 1 male victim, Will update upon arrival. — chiefforte (@ChiefForte) January 20, 2015 Police confirmed that Anthony R. Convert, 20, died as […]

  • Crews demolish Fairfax bridge to build new bridge

    RIVERSIDE, Mo. — A connection that’s linked Kansas to Missouri for about 80 years came crashing down into the river this morning. The Fairfax Bridge is being demolished to make way for a new 4-lane crossing. The old two lane bridge has been a constant source of maintenance concerns for both the Missouri Department of […]

  • Wrestling event with Derek McQuinn, Trevor Murdock and wrestling enthusiast Bo Macan

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4 News anchor Nick Vasos chats with personal trainer Derek McQuinn, formally WLW wrestling’s “Dangerous Derek,” WWE three time tag team champion Trevor Murdoch, and five-year-old Bo Macan talk about their upcoming event and how it all got started. About Bo Macan: Macan, who is a type 1 insulin dependent […]

  • Woman with Down Syndrome wishes her insurance company would cover new weight loss drugs

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Four drugs have been approved for weight loss in recent years including one that was approved just last month. But doctors say there’s a huge barrier to patients getting those drugs. Many insurers won’t cover them. Shannon Pittman wages an unfair battle with weight. Because she has Down Syndrome, her metabolism […]