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  • Art teacher transforming Northland elementary’s hallways with colorful murals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s way better than looking at some plain white walls, that’s for sure. Leaders at Maplewood Elementary decided their hallways were missing something — like maybe a little color. Now they’re getting a whole lot of it! Art teacher Josh House said he was given permission to paint multiple murals throughout the halls to brighten things up. He’s created pieces capturing school spirit, the Kansas City skyline, the Royals’ World Series win and more. But now […]

  • ‘He’s on hay!’ Kearney farm creates massive hay bale masterpiece of Patrick Mahomes

    KEARNEY, Mo. — You can make art from just about anything, and one metro family just proved that includes hay bales. Frick Farms has been creating hay bale art for about 15 years now, but this year their design took a Kingdom approach. “We were going to have a family bonfire, and we wanted to do something fun for our family, our friends in the community,” Penni Frick said. “So we started with a John Deere tractor.” Now they have […]

  • Unusual alliance hopes Clay County shares its dark history with lynching memorial

    Editor’s note: Some of the photos included in the video above and story below could be considered graphic to some viewers.  LIBERTY, Mo. — A 17-year-old Liberty High School junior, Audrey McBride has always had a love of history. But she had no idea. “It’s never really occurred to me that such a horrendous event could have happened,” she said. But it happened in her home county — twice. She had no idea until her family took a Christmas break […]

  • KU professor who has played five recitals at Notre Dame Cathedral said the awe was never lost

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — When the Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire, one of the many concerns was the church’s organ. FOX4 spoke with a professor at the University of Kansas who has had the unique opportunity to play that organ many times. James Higdon told FOX4 that the church holds many memories for him, and he was scheduled to play  in the Musique Sacrée series on Sept. 1, 2020. “I was really looking forward to it,” Higdon said in a news […]

  • Crews working hard to get Kauffman Stadium ready for Royals Opening Day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals’ Spring Training continues, but Opening Day is just over a week away. The team kicks off their season against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium on March 28. It’s the fourth time in five years that the Royals’ regular season opener has also been their home opener. But it’s also the Royals’ earliest Opening Day in franchise history. That means crews are busy spring cleaning, trying to get the K ready on a […]

  • Kansas City serves up its own Mardi Gras fun

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tuesday marked Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, the last day of revelry before Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season begins. While the big party is in New Orleans, Kansas City was serving up some of its own Mardi Gras fun at “Beads, Beans, and Booze.” FOX4 photojournalist Jon Haiduk takes you to the American Jazz Museum on 18th and Vine in the video.

  • Metro company trying to keep up with crazy demand for custom Chiefs cookies

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro business is cashing in on Chiefs fever with custom cookie creations. FOX4 photojournalist Jon Haiduk spent some time in the Northland with MackCanvas&Cookie, a metro business specializing in custom cookies. With Chiefs fever at a pitch, the owners are delivering hundreds of their creations decked out in team colors. Owned by Mackenzie and Taylor Vincent, MackCanvas&Cookie has been in business since June and accepts orders for specially-decorated cookies. Along with their Chiefs creations, the owners […]

  • 81-year-old veteran gets new tiny home through local nonprofit after losing home to arson

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A heinous act left an 81-year-old veteran without a place to live, but fortunately, someone who thought that wasn’t right did something about it. Leonard Morris’ home was destroyed by firebombing, and he was forced to stay in a shelter. That is, until the Veterans Community Project stepped in. The nonprofit was started by fellow veterans focused on helping homeless veterans get housing and services to help them be self-sufficient. They built a community made up […]

  • Moving moment captured at KC’s Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Fountain

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the heart of Kansas City a memorial pays tribute to Vietnam veterans. David Baker designed the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Fountain that sits at Broadway and West 42nd Street, and crews installed it in 1985. The wall of the memorial contain the names of 336 KC-area Vietnam veterans who were killed or missing action. The fountains in front of the semi-circular wall represent the county’s growing involvement in the war culminating in two pools symbolic of […]

  • Abandoned Army ammunition plant in Johnson County won’t be fully cleaned until 2028

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — A sprawling tract of land just outside the metro won’t be ready for homes, shops or offices anytime soon. Cleaning up the old Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant is taking longer than local leaders would like. The facility stretches across 15 square miles of land just south of K-10, near De Soto, Kansas. For 50 years, Sunflower supplied the Army with chemical propellants used the shoot shells and rockets. The facility was big enough to need it’s […]

  • Take a trip inside the classroom of this year’s Christa Mcauliffe Pioneer in Education Award winner

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  For fifteen years, Lindsey Hatcher has been helping second graders shine at Chapel Hill Elementary in the North KC School District. This year the district honored her with the “Christa Mcauliffe Pioneer in Education Award.” Only one Northland teacher per year gets the award named after the pioneering teacher who died the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. Photojournalist Jon Haiduk spent some time with her. See a day in her life in the video player above.

  • London’s calling: North KC High School band preparing for exchange concert across the pond

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In less than two weeks, the North Kansas City High School band is heading across the pond for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. On March 18, Hornet band members will leave for London where they’ll get to perform with another high school band and have some fun, too. “I can’t imagine doing the things I’ve done without music, and i’m hoping that I’m giving them the same experiences,” NKC band director Carrie Epperson said. Epperson said it’s […]

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