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  • More metro families report waiting months for headstones purchased at local cemetery

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a Tonganoxie woman said she has been waiting months for a headstone she purchased in February, more families are sharing similar stories. Since FOX4’s interview with Mary Reno, she said she still hasn’t heard from Forest Hill Calvary Cemetery or their parent company, StoneMor. But a spokesperson with StoneMor tells FOX4 that Reno’s dates are inaccurate, and they’re within their window of delivery. But Reno isn’t the only customer who said they’re in this situation. […]

  • Jackson County children celebrate reuniting with families

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Each year hundreds of Jackson County children are removed from their homes. Saturday, a celebration was held at Sheila Kemper Dietrich Park in Kansas City to recognize the success stories of families and children who are successfully, and safely reunited. “At first I thought Children`s Division was evil, and they just wanted my kids. It turned out to be the best part of my life,” said Amanda Recob. Amanda Recob said she never thought she’d get […]

  • Grieving Tonganoxie woman left waiting months for her late husband’s headstone

    TONGANOXIE, Kan. — It’s been nearly two years since Mary Reno buried her husband. As she deals with grief, she said the situation is made much worse because of a company that won’t give her the headstone she paid for. “You know, you lose a loved one. It’s hard to get over it. You never get over it. I don’t care who you are. And to be treated to where you can’t finish the headstone, it’s sad. I just don’t […]

  • Working for you(th): Kansas City nonprofit helps send over a dozen students to college

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some impressive Kansas City students are getting a nice boost from a local nonprofit called Giving Hope and Help. Their initiative, the “Education is your Passport Scholarship Fund,” is helping send 15 metro students to college. The founder and president, Jessica McClellan, said it’s her mission to change lives. “I would love for the students to know that whatever it is you want to do, you can do it. Whatever college it is you want to […]

  • Nelson-Atkins exhibit showcases African American history through contemporary art

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is keeping emancipation history alive with a special exhibit, honoring the Juneteenth holiday. “It’s just an incredible opportunity that the timing would allow us to have ’30 Americans’ be the featured exhibition that would, in essence, be the theme for our Juneteenth celebration,” said Kreshaun McKinney, the audience engagement manager at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Juneteenth is a combination of June and Nineteen. It celebrates the official ending of slavery and the freedom […]

  • Kansas City man continues to promote music in schools, donating dozens of instruments

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — School is out for summer, but one Kansas City man is continuing with his mission to educate and inspire through music. “When we talk about drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, violent crimes, music builds character. It requires you to be in control of yourself and your mind. Through studying music, it allows you to go into places you’ve never been. Not only self discipline, but character,” said Darryl Chamberlain, creator of A-Flat Youth Orchestra. Chamberlain says A-Flat […]

  • Small Missouri community rallying behind Trenton officer recovering from shooting

    TRENTON, Mo. — A 24-year-old officer and mother is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the stomach Friday afternoon. Jasmine Diab works for the Trenton Police Department. It’s about an hour and a half northeast of Kansas City. That’s where FOX4 spoke with some of Jasmine Diab’s friends Saturday. Diab’s friends say she is recovering but has a long way to go. Doctors performed an emergency surgery Friday night and she’s set to have another one Saturday. Diab is […]

  • Ex-cons among graduates earning special certificate, new start through KC nonprofit

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Helping people transition from prison and back to society is the goal of the nonprofit Strategic Workforce Development, Inc. On Friday, the newly formed nonprofit held its first-ever graduation for 10 graduates from varying backgrounds. “I’m excited. I worked hard to get here. Just excited about moving ahead in my future,” said Steven Ross, a SWD graduate. As he prepared for the event, Ross said this is now his second chance. “When I was incarcerated, I […]

  • Spring Hill police officer honored for saving choking 3-year-old boy’s life

    SPRING HILL, Kan. — A fast-acting police officer in Johnson County is now being called a hero. Spring Hill Officer Austin Ashe saved the life of a young toddler who was choking on a hotdog last month. Before a city council meeting Thursday, the officer was honored before his peers, friends and family. He was even presented with a life-saving ribbon from 3-year-old Silas. “I appreciate the honor and recognition, but it’s part of my daily duties to respond to […]

  • Customer hits clerk with his car at Independence gas station; police searching for suspect

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A bizarre encounter between an employee and customer at Fav Trip gas station in Independence ended with the worker being hit by the car. The whole thing was captured on surveillance video. See the footage in the video player above. The employee, Sean Hatfield, who was hit, walked away without a scratch, but he said he’s still shocked at what happened. “I’ve been working at gas stations for 4 years now, so I’m used to weird things. […]

  • Belton police investigating $2,000 worth of damage at Memorial Park bathrooms

    BELTON, Mo. — Belton police are investigating what they believe is vandalism at Memorial Park that left behind thousands of dollars in damage. Damage to the bathroom area was reported to police Sunday evening at 9 p.m.  According to the police report, there are no cameras to show what happened and, right now, no suspects. Many Belton parents said this isn’t how they wanted to start off the summer vacation. “It’s crazy. The walls are torn up. I’m not here […]

  • Community celebration held on Prospect Ave. in hopes of encouraging crime free weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We are only halfway through the year, but the number of killings in Kansas City is concerning to those who have experienced violence in the past. So, far this year, 57 people have been murdered, an increase of six from 2018. Saturday, neighbors joined together. Hoping to make a bold statement, not only about crime, but about the future of their streets. “We want to celebrate Prospect because we’re building houses, townhouses, we are bringing Prospect […]

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