• MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 21: Jason Trusnik #93 of the Miami Dolphins is unable to prevent Joe McKnight #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs from scoring a touchdown on September 21, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Chiefs defeat the Dolphins 34-15. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

    Former Chiefs player Joe McKnight shot to death in reported Louisiana road rage incident

    TERRYTOWN, La. — Former NFL player Joe McKnight has been shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says it happened about 2:43 p.m. Thursday in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans. Normand says 28-year-old McKnight was standing outside his car when he was shot by 54-year-old Ronald Gasser. Normand says Gasser stayed at the scene and relinquished his weapon to responding officers. He says Gasser is in custody and being […]

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    KCK Police Department’s Headquarters reopens after being evacuated due to gas leak

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. —  The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department was evacuated Thursday morning due to reports of a gas leak but has since reopened. All officers and employees, about 20 people at the time, were asked to leave the building around 7:44 a.m., when Police Chief Terry Zeigler reported smelling gas in the police department’s parking garage. Around 8:04 a.m., KCK Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted that the police headquarters had been cleared, and crews believe the leak is […]

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    Contractor partially buried in trench collapse freed by firefighters, transported to hospital

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City firefighters have freed the contractor that became buried up to his waist in a trench collapse along Monroe Avenue Wednesday. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene around 11:42 a.m. A tweet from the Kansas City Fire Department describes the rescue as a result of  a ‘direct collapse’ in an area with mud. The trench was described as 12-feet deep. The contractor was described as alert without any serious physical injuries during the trench rescue efforts. […]

  • Thousands of residents and visitors have been evacuated from Sevier County after dangerous wildfires spread rapidly through Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge overnight.

    Three people have died as Gatlinburg fires blaze into third day

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Three people died in raging wildfires that scorched roughly 15,000 acres in a resort-heavy area of eastern Tennessee, showered residents with embers and forced tourists to evacuate from their accommodations. The wildfires spread with little warning Monday from the Great Smoky Mountains into inhabited areas of Sevier County, including the town of Gatlinburg and an area around Pigeon Forge. While some major tourist attractions were spared, more than 250 buildings in the county were damaged or destroyed in […]

  • Early Wednesday, November 30, 2016 morning, a tornado ripped through Jackson County, which is located in the northeastern tip of Alabama, and touched down shortly after midnight killing three people and injuring multiple others.

    Alabama tornado leaves three dead

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — A suspected tornado that tore through Alabama early Wednesday killed three people and injured at least two others, officials said, as a powerful band of storms passed through the state. The storm ripped through Jackson County in northeastern Alabama, causing destruction over a 1.5-mile path, knocking down power lines and mangling mobile homes near the community of Rosalie. “We can’t tell what kind of damage we’ve got (due to the dark),” Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips […]

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    Attacker dead, 11 injured in knife attack on Ohio State University campus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University student who carried out a knife attack on campus Monday said in a Facebook post he was “sick and tired” of seeing fellow Muslims “killed and tortured,” according to federal law enforcement officials. Investigators are examining Abdul Razak Ali Artan’s Facebook page to determine whether the attack was terrorism, though law enforcement officials said it will take time to ascertain motive. In a Facebook post shortly before the Monday morning rampage, the Somali […]

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    Three dead, five sickened after Thanksgiving dinner organized by California church

    ANTIOCH, Calif. — Health officials say they are trying to determine if three people who died and five who were sickened after eating Thanksgiving dinner at a church event got sick there or at the assisted living facility where they all lived. Dr. Louise McNitt, of the Contra Costa County Health Department, said Monday there is no risk to the general public. It’s unclear exactly what caused the illness. Health officials are awaiting test results and interviewing those who are […]

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    Barber visit leaves man with life-altering condition; insurance won’t cover treatment

    MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin man is living with a life-altering condition that’s become debilitating, and without the financial means to get a procedure he desperately needs. Keith Crowell developed “keloids” on his skin about 12 years ago, according to WITI. Keloids are described as a scar composed primarily of collagen. “I had a bad reaction when I went to a barber and he gave me shave and nicked me on both sides,” Crowell said. The nicks didn’t heal. Instead, mounds of skin […]

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    Joe’s Weather Blog: Mild winds + a bit of rain (SUN-11/27)

    The 6th warmest November continues for KC as temperatures today are again nicely above average for late November. The 30 mph wind gusts from the south are helping us to stay warm and those winds tonight will keep the temperatures from dropping much, if at all. Meanwhile radar is dotted with some shower activity that has barely moistened the ground locally, although there are some better downpours and fast moving showers developing as I type this Forecast: Tonight: Clouds with occasional […]

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - NOVEMBER 10: President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at the U.S. Capitol November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day president-elect Trump met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

    Clinton campaign to aid recount efforts; Trump blasts action as ‘a scam’

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump ripped the election recount on Saturday, calling it “a scam” and “ridiculous” and noting that Hillary Clinton had already conceded. Trump charged in a statement that the effort was nothing but a fundraising ploy by the Green Party and its nominee, Jill Stein. “This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than one percent of the vote overall and wasn’t even on the ballot in many states, to fill her coffers […]

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    Pit bull badly injured in fireworks attack makes tremendous turnaround

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A pit bull injured by powerful firecrackers four months ago has made a remarkable turnaround. In July, FOX 4 first showed you the heartbreaking video of a weak, bleeding, malnourished pit bull rescued by Chain of Hope. Police say someone intentionally threw several powerful, M-80 firecrackers at “Helen,” severely injuring the dog and crushing her spirit. But now, four months later, a refreshed and happier Helen is enjoying this day after Thanksgiving with her foster mom, […]

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    With firefighter PTSD in focus, KCFD shows how mental health for its organization is a top priority

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The emotional stress of seeing death and destruction on a daily basis can take a toll on our firefighters. Now the suicide of a fire chief in Florida has shined a brighter light on the problem. Vero Beach Battalion Chief David Dangerfield was well-known in his community and well-liked by his fellow firefighters, yet he was struggling on the inside. Dangerfiled posted this message on Facebook before taking his own life in October: On Friday FOX 4 […]