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  • Former UMKC distance runner qualifies for the Olympic Marathon Trials

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Next year, we could very well see a former UMKC distance runner competing on the world stage for Team USA. Quinlan Moll recently qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials. Now he’s getting ready for perhaps one of the biggest races of his life. It takes a special kind of athlete to compete in the marathon. It’s over 26 miles of agonizing pain. “The whole last mile and a half or so, I was checking my watch, […]

  • Metro man reconnects with former foster family after nearly 20 years

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Darrin Babson was looking for closure, but instead found a new beginning with his former foster family. After nearly 20 years apart, he’s reconnected with the Stivers. “Most people can go back and look at baby pictures and videos. I don’t necessarily have all of those things. They were a pretty significant part of my life,” Babson said. Before Babson found a permanent home with his adoptive parents at age two, he was in long-term foster […]

  • Many in the metro tired of the non-stop rain and flooding

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The non-stop rain has caused areas across the metro to flood. The bike and walking trails around Indian Creek at Fox Hill North Park, among many places covered in water. Fox Hill North Park’s bike and walking trails have been mostly empty this afternoon because of flooding. Pathways completely submerged in flood waters from Indian Creek “I was going to go riding this morning. But, it’s like nope, not today,” Overland Park resident, Barton Stanley said. […]

  • KCATA regifts older, used buses to smaller cities across the country

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — Thousands of people across the metro have hitched a ride on these old KCATA buses before. Now that they’ve reached their use of life, they’re heading to a different location. The buses have journeyed the streets of Kansas City for roughly 10 to 15 years. Now, it’s time to hit the road to a new home. Next stop? Lubbock, Texas. “It makes us feel great. When you think about the history of public transportation and the […]

  • KCPD makes six arrests in prostitution sting on Independence Avenue

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Joyce Jones is fed up with seeing sex workers near her dry cleaning business on Independence Avenue. “Jokingly. Over the years, there will be someone working the corner out here. I go out and I tell her, ‘I work this corner. We just work it in a different way. It’s my corner, and there’s no room for both of us,'” Jones said. Jones said the pimps, johns and sex workers have called this area home for […]

  • Patients at Children’s Mercy surprise Sporting KC’s Graham Zusi with All-Star bid news

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Graham Zusi’s routine visit to Children’s Mercy Hospital turned into a special surprise. Greeted by balloons, signs and cheers — the kids were the first to let him know of his MLS All-Star bid, the seventh of his career. The Sporting star was overcome with emotion Tuesday as tears fell from his eyes during the big surprise. “Seeing the kids and nurses that help so much, it made it quite a special day for me,” he […]

  • In Lawrence, young golfers marvel at KU alum Gary Woodland’s US Open win

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Former KU golfer Gary Woodland held off Brooks Koepka on Sunday to capture his first major championship, winning the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. It was all the talk Monday in Lawrence where a lot of kids hope to grow up to be the next Gary Woodland. They hit the links at the Jayhawk Club for KU’s annual golf camp. Many campers were walking with a little extra hop in their step after Woodland’s dramatic win at […]

  • Friends and family hold vigil for victims involved in Miami County deadly crash

    PAOLA, Kan. — You can still see the remnants of a deadly crash from this past weekend in Miami County. There’s glass on the bridge and a broken concrete pillar that the car went through when the 18-year-old driver lost control. There were four people in the car when the driver lost control just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Brandon Guilfoyle-Pace, 22, of Greeley, and 17-year-old Jocelyn Razo, of Paola, died from their injuries. The driver was taken to an […]

  • Trenton community holds vigil for officer injured in shooting

    TRENTON, Mo. — Jasmine Diab’s friends describe her as fun, bubbly, selfless and someone always willing to go above and beyond for other. As the 24-year-old officer and mother continues to recover in the hospital, Trenton community members gathered to pray for a complete recovery. Head bowed and eyes closed. Trenton community members gathered on Sunday to pray for police officer Diab. “We come together trusting in something that’s greater than us and do what we cannot do,” Trenton Fire […]

  • Local soccer players working towards dream of one day playing in the World Cup

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — It’s hard to find an empty soccer field in Kansas City. Across the metro, you’ll find plenty of girls hard at work honing their skills. “Kansas City has been known for quite a while now as a hotbed for youth soccer players, especially on the female side,” Sporting Blue Valley Club Director, Colin Bulwich said. His soccer club has produced its fair share of elite talent. One of its latest is Amelia Horton. She’s a star […]

  • Some Jackson County residents upset after seeing big hikes in property tax assessments

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A lot of folks around Jackson County are not happy after receiving this year’s property tax assessments. “This is definitely the biggest hike, extremely. It was sticker shock for me when I open my tax appraisal,” Waldo resident Julie McLarney said. McLarney said her Waldo property was appraised at just over $140,000 a year ago. Now, it’s valued at over $250,000. “Everybody’s reaction is pretty much the same. A majority of the people’s are extremely high […]

  • Off-duty officer and nurse help resuscitate 3-year-old after nearly drowning

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A day at the pool turned into a frightening one for a family in Lee’s Summit. A 3-year-old  girl nearly drowned in a neighborhood pool. This story could’ve been a tragic one. But thanks to some quick thinking from the girl’s aunt, an off-duty police officer and a nurse, there’s a happy ending. Rain Tree Lake Pool in Lee’s Summit is uneventful now. But on Saturday, there was pure chaos. The girl’s great-aunt tells FOX4 she […]

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