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  • Missouri launches new effort to clear backlog of more than 5,000 of untested rape kits

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new approach may solve a problem the state of Missouri’s been fighting for years. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt acknowledges there are thousands of sexual assault kits sitting in evidence lockers at police stations and in storage at hospitals across the state. It’s an issue FOX4’s been following for years. In 2015, a FOX4 investigation uncovered more than 1,300 untested rape kits in storage at the KCMO Police Department. Last year, an audit by the […]

  • Local man looking for owners of dozens of 1930’s letters discovered in Savoy Hotel

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro man is hoping to track down the family of a woman who wrote dozens of letters in 1938. Marcus Turner said he worked on a renovation crew that transformed the Savoy Hotel downtown. Turner said he made quite the find when he walked into the historic building one day in 2017. “I was picking up trash in the demo area room, and I guess they had knocked the ceiling through. Letters just started falling from […]

  • Lake Lotawana teen collects 50,000 pairs of shoes for kids in need around the world

    LAKE LOTAWANA, Mo. — It started with a simple request. Now, a Lake Lotawana teen is being recognized for making an impact on the lives of tens of thousands of strangers. “When I was 8, I decided to get shoes instead of gifts for my birthday because I already had enough,” Chloe Christensen said. She received 85 pairs of shoes that year. Fast forward six years, and Chloe’s simple request is now a full-time job. The Lake Lotawana teen is collecting […]

  • Dangerous wind chills have local Special Olympics chapter changing plans for winter games

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Frigid cold and even colder wind chills have Special Olympics Kansas changing plans for dozens of young athletes. The organization doesn’t want to take chances with with winter impacting its Winter Games. The opening ceremonies for the games were supposed to happen Wednesday evening. But once organizers heard about the unbelievably cold forecast, they decided that wasn’t happening. Dozens of Special Olympics athletes have their eyes on Snow Creek in Weston, Missouri, this week. IT’s the sight […]

  • KC family sues Hickman Mills School District, alleging mentor sexually assaulted 9-year-old

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City family has filed a lawsuit against the Hickman Mills School District, alleging a mentor hired at an elementary school had inappropriate sexual conversations with a student. In a statement, the district said the mentor is no longer working for Hickman Mills. The family’s lawsuit says the paid mentor gave his cell phone number to a Warford Elementary fourth-grade girl and texted and called her. The family says phone records show the mentor and the […]

  • Missouri company making limited-edition footballs celebrating Chiefs QB Mahomes’ season

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – There’s one gift you can give this holiday season that the Chiefs fan in your family doesn’t have: a special Patrick Mahomes football that isn’t even in stores yet. Nikco Sports, based in Chesterfield, Missouri, is producing a special football commemorating Mahomes’ amazing season. Nichole Forsythe with Nikco Sports said the company is only making 2,018 of the Mahomes footballs. “It’s going to be commemorating his rush records, his TD records, and it’s going to have a breakdown […]

  • Metro pre-schoolers helping make a Pennsylvania teen’s final Christmas wish come true

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Preschoolers are just learning how to read and how to write. They already know how to give, and it’s that giving spirit that’s making a stranger’s final Christmas wish come true. The children at the Northland Early Education Center are too young to really know how much a simple gesture means. Whitney Horn is the lead teacher at the center. She heard about 14-year-old Maddox Hyde who lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has terminal cancer.  The […]

  • Kansas City mailman caught dumping mail

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cameras in the area of 45th and Garfield caught a mail carrier in the act of dumping mail Thursday afternoon. Alan Ashurst, a Kansas City codes inspector noticed the bundles of discarded mail that look to be pitched down a hill there. ‘I looked on the other side of this hill,’ said Ashurst. ‘I realized he’d been dumping bundles and bundles of junk mail down the side of this hill.’ Once the mail carrier is identified,  […]

  • Cost Cutters: Free $ at Whole Foods!

    Kansas City, Mo. — If you love shopping at Whole Foods, make sure you check out Groupon today. The deal site is offering a $10 gift card for just $5! If you’re interested, you’ll want to act quickly. Quantities are limited! Click here for all of the details. Update: Click here to find out how to use your gift card to get $17.00 worth of food! If you’re interested in another way to save on organic foods, check out this […]

  • Cost Cutters: Going organic at Aldi

    Kansas City, Mo. —  Organic options are growing at your local grocery stores.  That includes Aldi!  If you haven’t dropped into your neighborhood location, you may be surprised at what you find. A quick trip through the produce department and you could find things like organic bananas or grape tomatoes.  Like other selections at the grocery store chain, don’t expect to find a huge selection.  The good news is that you may be able to pick up some of your […]

  • Cost Cutters: My $100 grocery haul

    Kansas City, Mo. — Can you even believe the price of groceries?! There’s a study out that found chicken, beef and bacon prices have jumped around 20-percent since 2011. Yikes!! Don’t even get met started about fresh fruits and veggies! After this week’s haul I can’t believe we have any grocery money left for next week’s shopping trip. Before you take a look at the list, it’s going to take some work. Again, I look at this like it’s my […]

  • Cost Cutters: Free Milk WYB Cereal!!

    Kansas City, Mo. — One of the questions I am asked the most is how to get healthy stuff and still save money.  This week is a GREAT example!!  Keep in mind that It’s not convenient and takes time.  But I look at it like it’s my second job.  (I save way more than I’d make actually working a second job.  I know because I’ve done it.  Plus my husband and I SOMEHOW bought a house where every single store […]

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