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  • Welcome home to the ‘Dirty 30’: Kansas guardsmen return home from Afghanistan

    Paola, Kan. — The “Dirty 30” are back in Paola, Kansas. For the last 11 months, 30 Kansas National Guardsmen in the 130th Battalion were deployed overseas in Afghanistan as part of the New War on Terror. Paola is a town of roughly 5,500 people. For almost a year, it’s been missing 28 of them. That changed this week. Most of the Dirty 30 arrived home Thursday afternoon. And on Saturday, more than 11 months after they were deployed, they […]

  • Suspect killed in shootout, three officers shot and hospitalized in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say three officers shot in Kansas City on Sunday are expected to survive, and the alleged gunman is dead after a shootout with police. Investigators say that shooter was a suspect in the recent killing of a UMKC student. Suspect was under surveillance for the killing of the UMKC student at 54th and Prospect two Friday’s ago. — Rebecca Gannon (@GannonReports) July 15, 2018 Investigators say two officers were initially shot when they encountered the […]

  • Pet adoption centers struggle with overflow in capacity

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Animal shelters around the metro are at capacity right now, for a few reasons.  One — this is the busy season.  Two — a surge of recent animal abuse and neglect cases. Nearly 900 animals at KC Pet Project alone need a home.  It’s Zona Rosa location is full, and it sounds like it. So Misty King, an adoption counselor at the shelter, has her hands full of treats for the dogs, and her plate full […]

  • Residents sift through rubble after fire rips through KCK townhomes

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Twenty four hours after a fire killed a child and displaced more than two dozen people, KCK investigators continue to sift through the debris for clues, and families sift through the debris for their belongings. Investigators say it will be awhile before the cause of the fire at the College Park Townhomes near State and Turner is determined. The damage is extensive. Seven families are looking for new homes. Most of those families spent Sunday sorting […]

  • West Bottoms celebrates 10 years of “First Friday Weekend”

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The West Bottoms neighborhood is celebrating ten years of First Friday Weekend celebrations this month. The district had been the home of warehouses and stockyards for decades, but had fallen into disrepair into the 1980’s.  In 1988, the haunted houses in the district encouraged antique and boutique store owners to move into the area and open on the first Friday weekend of every month. FOX4’s Rebecca Gannon toured several of the stores and talked with community […]

  • Croatia fans fill St. John’s Catholic Club in KCK for World Cup watch party

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — There are more than half a dozen TVs on the walls of the St. John’s Catholic Club in Kansas City, Kansas.  Directly across from one, Goran Dordevich is waving the Croatian flag. “This is my life,” he said. “This is what I live for.” Dordevich left Croatia 19 years ago. But for a few hours Sunday, he was back (figuratively, of course). “Two hundred, 250 people, my people,” he said, “that are born here, in these […]

  • Community rallies to stop the violence in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Even before Friday’s shooting that claimed the lives of two Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputies, people in Kansas City, Kansas had enough of the violence. Organizers planned a rally to end community violence months ago. Despite heat radiating from the parking lot at 9th and Quindaro, a group of 20 Gateway High Steppers kept the beat in their silver sequined shoes. Using only whistles, drums, and their feet, they stomped our a rhythm and carried a message […]

  • Local family uses Star Wars to teach children life lessons and about hope

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This weekend, solo: a Star Wars movie opened, it`s expected to rake more than $80 million at the box office. Some of that came from the Rogers family, which has made Star Wars a family affair. You could say the force is strong in the Rogers’ house. Mother Karen has a Star Wars room in her home, and in a place of honor, a light saber. “How fun, huh?” she asked. “His is Rey’s or would’ve […]

  • Ofc. Wagstaff attends Fraternal Order of Police fundraiser

    For the second year, the Fraternal Order of Police hosted a bowling event to raise money for first responders.  Last year, it was to benefit officer Tom Wagstaff.  On Saturday, he was there in person to experience it. The rules in bowling are simple: knock down all the pins.  If one pin takes a hit, the others still stand, though possibly not as strong as before. It’s true in law enforcement too.  Officers still stand together, even when there are […]

  • Mo. lawmakers look to crack down on ‘fake’ service dogs

    Assistance, therapy, and service animals: many people use the words interchangeably. The animals have made headlines a lot lately — mostly for their misuse, such as an emotional support peacock on an airline flight, or an emotional support dog that attacks people. Missouri lawmakers wants to crack down on those fake service animals. Nineteen states, including Kansas, have laws that criminalize passing off pets as service animals. Missouri would like to join those ranks. It happens at crowded places, and […]

  • Folks affected by Down Syndrome show love and support with ‘Lucky Few’ tattoo

    It’s a club a select few are members of: families affected by Down Syndrome. Roughly one out of 700 children brown in the United States will have Down Syndrome. According to the CDC, that’s approximately 6,000. Members of that select club are coming up with a way to identify themselves. From the outside, and the inside, Illustrated Man tattoo doesn’t look like a family establishment. But that’s exactly what it was on Sunday. Families filled its lobby, and four tattoo […]

  • KC March for Our Lives event draws nearly 6,000 people pushing for stricter gun laws

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As many as 6,000 people in Kansas City took part in the nationwide March For Our Lives event Saturday. It was inspired by the students of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. That was the site of a deadly school shooting in February. See photos from the various marches below. The four-hour Kansas City March For Our Lives event included a three-hour rally at Theis Park, and a march through the Plaza. Many of those […]

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