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  • Here’s how you can help those affected by flooding in the Midwest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The relief that nonprofit organizations provide, like bottled water and shelter, is critical to flood victims. The Salvation Army and Red Cross are asking for your help collecting donations and stocking the shelves. After sounding the alarm for bottles of water, the Salvation Army received more than 200 cases in the Kansas City area. “We were able to get those waters to Holt, which the levee just broke and so the water was there in time […]

  • Grain Valley police using technology to put the brakes on residential speeding

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Law enforcement in Grain Valley has reached its limit with speeding in residential areas. So the Grain Valley Police Department is using technology to deter drivers. Jack Francis lives in the neighborhood where police put up one of their two digital radar indicators. He said his 16-year-old spotted it first. “She’s like dad there’s a speed sign out here be careful. I guess she thought it would maybe be taking pictures or what not,” Francis said. […]

  • Flooding in Parkville, Missouri turns into public attraction

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — The  gravity of the flooding situation in Parkville, Missouri has lowered and turned into a public attraction. Dozens of people visited the city to see the rising water. “Seeing it like this, it’s always crazy,” former Parkville resident Samuel Anderson said. “It’s pretty unreal. You wouldn’t think that it would get so high,” Corey Roth said. Bill and Penny Arbuckle showed up for their usual Sunday evening exercise, but ran into a bigger problem than they expected. […]

  • St. Joseph makes plea for public’s help to bag sand as residents prepare for flooding

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — From St. Joseph, Missouri to Kansas City, we’re seeing moderate flooding. This comes in the aftermath of the “bomb cyclone,” which occurs when there is a rapid drop in atmospheric pressure. Flooding is expected to get worse for some areas. It’s a simple process, sacking sand – but it could end up saving people’s lives and businesses. That’s why Trail Morehead decided to pitch in. “It’s nice to do something for the community and help out […]

  • Buchanan County woman heeds advice and evacuates home as Missouri River rises

    BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo. — Gov. Mike Parson stressed the importance of being proactive instead of reactive when it comes to likely flooding along the Missouri River. Ruth Niemann is heeding the advice and evacuating her home in Lewis and Clark Village in Buchanan County. “I don’t have flood insurance, so I don’t know what I’ll do,” Niemann said. “If I can clean it up and sell it, I will. I don’t know.” Niemann has lived there for more than 40 […]

  • Fan Experience gets shut down due to strong winds, but doesn’t ruin Big 12 fun

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — No matter what colors fans are sporting in downtown KC, everybody’s there to have a good time at the Big 12 Tournament. On Thursday, strong winds shut down the Fan Experience that’s outside the Sprint Center for fans to enjoy before heading inside for the games. Some younger fans FOX4 talked to were a bit disappointed. “I really wanted to do the three-point contest, but since it’s shut down I couldn’t. It’s hard,” 11-year-old Hudson White […]

  • Memory of fallen Clinton officer lives on through family donation

    CLINTON, Mo. — It’s been one year since Officer Christopher Ryan Morton died in the line of duty. But his selfless nature lives on through family members’ donations. “It is still just really, really difficult for all of us, every single one of us,” Capt. Paul Abbott said. Clinton law enforcement are taking that pain and using it to train officers so they don’t see situations like this again. “It’s still something that we think about every single day.” Abbott […]

  • Three KU students rescue boy from the water while on spring break in Florida

    DESTIN, Fla. — While on spring break from classes at KU, three Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers were put to the test on a beach in Destin, Florida. “We were all just sitting in our lawn chairs, and a mom comes running up from the water and is frantically yelling for a lifeguard or for help,” Cole Firmature said. Conor Churchill, Jared Cox and Firmature saw no lifeguard around and sprang into action. “I kind of started looking around, and by […]

  • World-class artists give old instruments new life to help young musicians

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Artists are designing and assembling masterpieces for a benefit auction called “Art that Blows”. The only catch? They must use worn-out instruments as the pieces. These musical sound makers are being repurposed into art at the Hallmark workshop to help the charity, FOX4 Band of Angels. Chairman Mike Meyer says the money will help send local children to music camp and even repair instruments to give to them. The masterminds creating the masterpieces are considered to […]

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