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  • 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 […]

  • Truman Library in Independence joins YouTube to modernize president’s history

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Truman Presidential Library and Museum is jumping on YouTube to get more people interested in the past. The presidential library in Independence launched a YouTube channel at the end of March. “Our goal is to make sure we have material digitized that can go online,” archivist Lori Austin said. “And then that it’s well-described so that people can find it.” Austin started working at the Truman Presidential Library a year ago. During that time she digitized […]

  • 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,  […]

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