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  • Prairie Village church to hold prayer services for Mahomes’ injured ankle

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes continues to play through an ankle sprain he suffered in Week 1. Fans realized how serious the injury could be after the Colts sacked Mahomes in Week 5. The injured ankle tarnished some of the Mahomes Magic as reality caught up to the star quarterback and his fans. Now a metro church is asking for a little help, a little divine intervention, you could say. “With the last two games, we kind […]

  • Smithville Middle School football team’s behind-the-back trick play gets national spotlight

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — A play on a metro football field is making headlines, but it was a middle school team that designed and executed this trick play. “Kinda bragging rights, but you gotta stay humble, you know?” Smithville 8th-grader Calvin Steffen said, talking about the behind-the-back pass he caught for a two-point conversion. Ayden Ambroson, normally a tailback for the Smithville Warriors designed the play. He also switched positions and was the one to throw the ball. But according to […]

  • Father and ‘Hero’ among those killed in Tequila KC Bar shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Families are making funeral arraignments for the four people shot and killed inside Tequila KC Bar Sunday morning.  All four of them are Hispanic, and are being mourned by loved ones in the metro and beyond. Alfredo Calderon, 29 Visitation for Alfredo Calderon is from 5:15 to 7:00 on Wednesday evening.  It will take place at Porter Funeral Home at 1835 Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.  A funeral mass will be held Thursday morning at […]

  • Court records detail criminal history for both suspects in KCK mass shooting at Tequila KC

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Hugo Villanueva-Morales and Javier Alatorre are each charged with four counts of first-degree murder for Sunday’s mass shooting at Tequila KC bar. The shooting happened in the early morning hours just before closing, killing four people and injuring five others. This is not the first run-in with the law for either suspect.  In fact, police arrested 29-year-old Villanueva-Morales for attacking a Jackson County deputy outside of a night club two months ago. The deputy was off-duty […]

  • Beware of these four risks when you share your DNA with a genetic testing company

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a quick test that can unlock the secrets of the past, present, and potential risks in the future. But is the DNA test dilemma worth the risk? According to MIT, more people took consumer DNA tests in 2017 than ever before. Most of those results were mailed to homes in the United States. If you crunch the numbers, about 25% of American adults have taken one of the popular at-home tests. Massive price drops in […]

  • Friday is ‘National Cheap Flight Day’… or is it?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — August 23rd is National Cheap Flight Day.  It’s a day that promises to offer travelers a steal on airfare deals. Created in 2015, National Cheap Flight Day is believed to be the day that both domestic and international airfare will hit their lowest rates. According to online travel agency CheapOair, it’s because fewer people travel during late summer and early fall. Families have returned from summer vacations and they aren’t traveling yet for the holidays. “Coming off the expensive summer travel season, this four-week period is […]

  • 12-year-old boy calls 911, saves his firefighter dad who suffered sudden cardiac arrest

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A metro firefighter used to running toward danger ended up needing some help of his own. That help came from his 12-year-old son — and an entire group of people. And now, he’s still alive to say “thanks.” “I’ve definitely got people above me looking down on me, helping me, but I actually have a true (hero) living here today,” Pat Gantt said. March 19 was the day the Overland Park fire captain nearly died. Gantt […]

  • Water-damaged Jackson County Courthouse still waiting for repairs six months later

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six months ago, the Jackson County Courthouse suffered significant water damage. To this day, repairs haven’t started. On Tuesday, FOX4 got a look inside the 90-year-old building to see the watery aftermath and find out what’s stalling the work. “In the courtrooms, the mill work, the woodwork is all historic. That almost all needs to be redone,” Judge David Byrn said. Busted water lines caused millions of dollars of damage to the courthouse. Six months later, […]

  • Metro company offering sunglasses with day-to-day colorful customization

    LENEXA, Kan. — A metro sunglasses company has a new vision for your shades. The idea behind WYCO Sunglasses started in the metro several years ago. Kasey Skala said he and a couple other people bought the company about 18 months ago. “We saw the market was either expensive sunglasses or just a pair of black boring sunglasses,” Skala said. “We thought there was a market for quality sunglasses at an affordable price, but also ones where you could reflect […]

  • With baby girl born, St. Luke’s East celebrates 20,000 babies delivered at hospital

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — St. Luke’s East Hospital has reached an impressive goal more than a decade in the making. On Wednesday, the entire hospital took time to celebrate 20,000 babies born. The lucky little one that helped them hit the mark was a sweet baby girl named Nevaeh. In a special swaddler, she was dressed for the special occasion. Nevaeh was the 20,000th baby born at St. Luke’s East since the hospital started delivering them in 2006. The entire hospital threw […]

  • Still waiting for answers, friends plan memorial for man killed in KC house explosion

    KANSAS CITY Mo. — A month after friends identified a man who died in a fiery house explosion, Lee Mecker’s friends plan to celebrate his life. They say the gathering will happened even through the circumstances of his death remain a mystery. Close friends identified Mecker as the man first responders found dead inside a house near 15th and Fremont on April 10. Melinda Hudgens first met Mecker nearly 35 years ago. She described his as a kind, loving man […]

  • After bricks fall from 3 buildings, Liberty officials plan drone inspections downtown

    LIBERTY, Mo. — The city of Liberty is going to new heights to make sure buildings on its historic square are safe. According to the city, bricks fell from three buildings in the area over the past several months. An employee with the city said the buildings don’t pose risk to anyone — at least not yet. “These are just cosmetic. They are not structural,” said Sara Cooke with the city of Liberty. “But because of that, we are bringing […]

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