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  • Overnight house fire spreads to second home near East 27th and Grove

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters responded to a house fire overnight. When they arrived at the home on East 27th Terrace and Grove Street, flames could be seen from the roof. Those flames spread to a home next door. FOX4’s Marcus Officer says one home is a total loss. FOX4 has not been able to confirm whether anyone lives in either home. Firefighters are still actively working the scene.

  • What to look for if you suspect your child is having trouble sleeping

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When you think of sleep disorders, it’s common to think of adults, but experts say children can have difficulties sleeping too. FOX4 sat down with a child sleep specialist to find out how much sleep children actually need, and when parents should reach out to a doctor for help. The National Sleep Foundation recommends children get anywhere between 11 to 18 hours of sleep depending on their age. Teens need at least eight and a half to […]

  • Signs and symptoms of sleep apnea and what you can do to treat it

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you find yourself pouring more coffee than you should each day and waking up feeling even more unrested than the day before, you may be wondering if you have a sleep disorder. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that each adult get seven to nine hours of sleep every night. So, if you’re getting the right amount of sleep, but you just never feel rested, it might be time to evaluate your quality of sleep. Doctors recommend […]

  • Who’s at risk of developing chronic insomnia and how it can impact your health

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have tried everything from quick fixes to therapy, but you still cannot sleep soundly, you may have chronic insomnia. University of Utah’s Dr. Kelly Baron said one in 10 people have chronic insomnia. “Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, waking up too early at least three times a week and happening for at least three months,” Dr. Baron said. The exception is when you`ve had a significant life […]

  • 5 things you’re doing that are actually sabotaging your sleep

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — How to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up rested — isn`t that what everyone wants? But, not everyone gets it. How much sleep you get and the quality of it impacts so many things including quality of life, productivity at work, healthcare costs, safety behind the wheel and  mortality. How much sleep should you be getting The National Sleep Foundation released the following guidelines for hours of sleep one should get by age. For example, if […]

  • Are you getting enough sleep & 7 easy things you can do to sleep better

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Do you dread bedtime? From the tossing and turning to staring at the ceiling–you just can’t sleep. Maybe it`s because of something you ate, or maybe your brain is just too ‘loud’ as it replays your day over and over. FOX4 sat down with North Kansas City neurologist Dr. Scott Shorten to find out what we can do to make it easier to sleep and how much sleep we really need. “It was a badge of […]

  • Fire forces Lee’s Summit family and two dogs from home overnight

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A Lee’s Summit family and their dogs escaped their burning home early Thursday without any injuries. Now, investigators are working to determine what sparked the blaze. The fire began around 2 a.m. at a home near 4th and Pryor. A police officer noticed smoke coming from the home and alerted firefighters. By the time firefighters arrived, flames were shooting out the backside of the home. Crews upgraded the blaze to a two alarm fire. The fire was […]

  • BREAKING NEWS: Las Vegas Music Fest Massacre

    BREAKING NEWS:  More than 20 dead, 100 hurt in Las Vegas shooting.  The suspect opened fire onto a music festival from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay. Police say the suspect is now dead.  They are searching for a “companion,” Marilou Danley.  More information continues to come into our newsroom.  We’ll have updates as we get them on the Fox 4 Morning News starting at 4:30am and all morning long.  

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