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  • Chiefs fans find some relief with tents, tarps and tailgating at Arrowhead in winter storm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tents, tarps, propane heaters and cardboard: They’re all things tailgaters told FOX4 are integral to a good tailgate experience in the snow. Tents and tarps provide some windbreak. Propane heaters provide welcome heat. And cardboard provides a layer of protection between the cold concrete of Arrowhead Stadium and feet inside boots. Taylor Buford used all of them Sunday. But the secret, he said, isn’t in materials. “It’s endurance. It’s being prepared, and it’s just pushing through. […]

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    Shoppers slam metro stores ahead of weekend snowstorm and approaching holidays

    As much as 8 inches of snow could fall in the Kansas City metro over the next two days. There are 10 shopping days left before Christmas. And, Sunday is a home Chiefs game against the Denver Broncos.

  • Free RideKC bus rides could start in June, some riders will get it Monday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monday morning, bright and early at 4:13, the new Kansas City Prospect Max bus line opens. This is the most popular line in the RideKC repertoire; the Prospect Max line will go from Barney Allis Plaza on 12th street in Downtown all the way to 75th street, via Prospect Avenue.  Click here to see the route on a map. For the next 90 days, it’ll be free, which would carry it through early March 2020 and […]

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    Metro woman uses holiday shopping needs to combat human trafficking in Kansas City

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Human trafficking; it’s not something that’s easily seen, but it is more common in the Midwest than many expect. However, one metro woman who is familiar with the risk and prevalence of the crime decided to try and help the best way she could — shopping. On Saturday, a few local businesses found their own way to help survivors of sex trafficking: the Holiday Pop-Up Shop at the Harris Park Community Center in Lee’s Summit. Roughly […]

  • A simple complaint to the right person gets Olathe teen a trip to Australia

    OLATHE, Kan. – We’ve all complained about something. The weather, your co-workers, you name it.  But how often do our complaints actually create change? A local student found out it can. Grace Riek attends Mill Creek school in the Olathe School District. Riek is on her school’s newspaper staff. The software the class uses wasn’t as user-friendly as she felt it should be. So she fired off an email to the company, Canva, and that’s turned into a free trip […]

  • Longtime Westport grinder shop closes on Small Business Saturday

    Shelia's Grinder Shop, formerly Mario's Deli, served its last grinder in the afternoon on Nov. 30. 

  • Mayor Lucas wants funding routed to trauma and mental health services

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – “You should be able to not have to have gunshots waking you up, or being a soundtrack of your life,” Mayor Quinton Lucas told a crowd at his first Town Hall on Saturday. Lucas calls public safety in Kansas City his paramount concern. Since he took over the mayoral office almost exactly five months ago, Kansas City has had more than 60 homicides — including two this weekend. The latest was just before two o’clock Sunday […]

  • Kansas City Mayor Lucas hosts his first town hall since taking office

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Almost five months ago, Quinton Lucas became Kansas City’s 55th mayor. On Saturday, he held his first town hall. “Welcome to the first of my Mayor Q and U!” he announced to a room of roughly 100 people at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum near 18th and Vine. Despite having more than 80 chairs, the town hall was standing room only. It’s a chance for Kansas City citizens to meet with the mayor and share what […]

  • 200 kids take over Chiefs practice field in annual Flag Football Championship

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What happens when you put 200 kids on the Chiefs practice field playing flag football? Absolute chaos? Life lessons? Depends on who you ask. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City had its annual Flag Football Championship on Sunday. This year, for the first time ever, Boys and Girls Clubs from both sides of the state line participated; children from Springfield, Topeka and Columbia, among others, drove to Kansas City for the opportunity to […]

  • Do you know this WWII veteran? Metro woman seeking family of mystery Missouri man

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — This Veterans Day, a Kansas City metro woman needs your help finding the family of a man she has never met. Her father served in World War II. When he died, he left behind a lot of mementos from his service, and one of them turned out to be a mystery. That mystery comes in the form of a photograph. “Walter remains a mystery to me,” Judith Meeks-Mayo said. “Who was Walter, and what happened?” She […]

  • ‘We just love it when these cities finally lift their bans’: Independence considers lifting its pit bull ban

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Liberty and Kansas City, Kansas have already done it. Now Independence may follow suit. Pit bulls are banned in the city of Independence and have been for the last 13 years. Since a man was almost killed back in 2006 Independence residents have been unable to own pit bulls. At 4400 Raytown Road, more than 100 of the dogs at the Kansas City Pet Project shelter are pit bulls or pit bull mixes. As its Chief Communications […]

  • After years of humorous signs, Prairie Village church gets first negative reaction

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. – If you’ve been in Kansas City for any length of time, you’ve seen the sign: the sign at Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, to be exact. It’s known for its humorous take on Kansas City sports. But for the first time ever, the one up this week hasn’t had a purely positive reaction. Thousands of people see Asbury United Methodist Church‘s sign off 75th Street every day. “That sign has been wonderful,” as the […]

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