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    Independence man facing involuntary manslaughter charges from July crash that killed couple

    OLATHE, Kan. — An Independence, Mo. man is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, along with a number of other charges stemming from a July traffic accident that resulted in the deaths of two people. Harold Benton Cyphers III, 36,  has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence, felony possession […]

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    Following hack into election systems, officials try to confirm security of upcoming election

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Hackers have breached databases for election systems in Illinois and Arizona, according to state election and law enforcement officials. In Illinois, hackers accessed a database for the Illinois Board of Elections, compromising up to 200,000 personal voter records according to Ken Menzel, General Counsel for the board. The FBI is investigating the […]

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    Boil order lifted for Ottawa, Princeton

    OTTAWA, Kan. — The boil order has been lifted for Ottawa, Kan. and nearby Princeton. City officials said a water main coming from the city’s water treatment plant broke around 7 p.m. on Saturday which caused a loss of pressure. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. It is unclear […]

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    Musicians, vendors still awaiting payment after rain washes out weekend festival in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – More than a handful of musicians and vendors who were hired for this past weekend’s Rhythm ‘N Balloons festival told FOX 4 the event’s promoters owe them money. The event was cancelled on Friday due to weather and cancelled on Sunday due to, “unforeseen circumstances related to weather the past few […]

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    Woman says male inmate at Jackson County jail got into her cell, raped her; claims long delay in getting guards’ help

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In her own words, a woman who was an inmate talked to FOX 4 about being raped inside her cell at the Jackson County jail, and she’s not the only victim who reported an attack. “I heard the door being opened to the cell, and when I turned around, or tried […]

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    City of Randolph leaves hold on woman’s driver’s license despite ticket being paid years ago

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — If you were unfortunate enough to be slapped with a ticket while driving past the tiny town of Randolph, Missouri’s most notorious speed trap, good luck trying to take care of it. Sandra Shannon of Blue Springs has spent the last two weeks trying to get someone at Randolph City Hall to […]

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    Johnson County peach might set a new Guinness world record for heaviest peach

    OLATHE, Kan. — Mark Angermayer of Tubby Fruits in Bucyrus, Kan. knew his peach was big, but he wondered, was it the biggest in the world? So he asked agriculture agent Rick Miller and horticulture agent Dennis Patton with the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension in Olathe to weigh his peach for submission to […]

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    Joe’s Weather Blog: More storms then a nice break (MON-8/29)

    As I type out this weather blog…storms are again forming in the heat of the afternoon. Temperatures in the area are 85-90° and the dew points are into the 70s. the atmosphere is uncapped so the clouds are having no issues growing vertically. Right now there are a hand full of hit or miss cells […]

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    Transition your skin from summer to fall with these skin care tips

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When summer begins to fade and fall becomes more prominent our skin changes. Julianne Fowler, lead esthetician at Bijin Salon & Spa visited FOX 4 on Monday, Aug. 29 with some of her favorite skin care tips to get you through the transition. Micro-Exfoliating Scrub Promotes healthy skin surface renewal without damaging or […]

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    New app sends someone to wash your car with eco-friendly system

    A typical car wash uses about 38 gallons of water. If you do it at home, it uses about 100 gallons. So a new business brings the car wash to you, using very little water. The results? Watch Tech Reporter Rich Demuro’s report in the player above.

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    7-year-old boy rides to school in style with KCPD officers after missing his bus

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro 7-year-old unknowingly missed his school bus, and as a result he waited at the bus stop for more than two hours. Kansas City police officers found him and decided to change his bad morning into an afternoon he’ll never forget. A concerned neighbor called police thinking Savion Lathrop may […]

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    Kansas City’s largest school bus provider facing driver shortage as quick fix is expiring

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Public Schools and several others around the metro are facing a bus driver shortage. Transportation provider, First Student, has warned a temporary solution to the problem is about to come to an end. With school starting here earlier than other parts of the country, First Student has been able […]