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  • Overland Park firefighters extinguish blaze ignited by a grill

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Crews were dispatched to the 5200 block W. 121st Street for a two-alarm fire Sunday evening that caused significant damage to a duplex. The incident was eventually upgraded to a three-alarm fire and OPFD spokesman Jason Rhodes said it reportedly started as a deck fire caused by a grill. The fire eventually extended to the roof of the duplex. The fire forced responding crews to fight it defensively from the exterior of the home as the roof […]

  • MSHP identifies two killed in dump truck accident on Interstate 29

    PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — Two people from Kansas City, Kan. were the victims of a fatal dump truck accident on Saturday. Crystal L. Harris, 35, and Robert S. Richardson, 51, were killed after Richardson lost control of the vehicle and traveled through the embankment and crashing upright into Bee Creek. Both Harris and Richardson were pronounced dead on scene by paramedics. It was the 32nd reported highway fatality in MSHP Troop A that took the 38th and 39th victims in […]

  • Pastor helps former gang member turn his life around

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jacob Brown was a teenager that looked like any other teen, but lived a life on the streets as a gang member that was much different. All of that changed, however, when Brown decided to turn his life around, and made the decision to head to school in hopes of one day becoming a minister. That is when Pastor George Westlake III said he felt he had to do something if Brown was willing to turn […]

  • Family and friends gather to mourn mother, daughter killed in homicide

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It is a murder case that has shocked a Kansas City community. On August 23 a relative made the gruesome discovery of a mother and her young daughter dead inside of their home. Family and friends said their final farewells to Myeisha Turner and Damiah White on Saturday. Turner was only 28 years old; she was a daughter, a mother, a student, a caregiver. Her daughter, Damiah White, was just three years old. Her family said […]

  • Police, neighbors plead for info in murders of mother and daughter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The murder of a mother and her three-year-old daughter has united a neighborhood who said they are angry that someone is not stepping forward to help find out who killed them. On Sunday night, they gathered at the scene of the crime near 55th and Wabash in Kansas City for a vigil.  Police detectives and even the Jackson County prosecutor attended the vigil, telling FOX 4 News they are working around the clock on this case.  […]

  • Family wants answers after double homicide

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City family wants to know why anyone would want to hurt their loved ones, including a three-year-old child. On Saturday night, that family gathered for a vigil and urged whoever has information into the killing of Myeisha Turner and her daughter, Damiah White, to step up and help in this case. Damiah was set to start preschool soon and turn four next month. But all of that changed when someone killed her and her […]

  • Victims in single-engine plane crash identified

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Family members have confirmed the identities an Ohio couple killed in a small-engine plane crash near the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport on Sunday as John K. Lallo and his wife, Diana. Samantha Lallo, one of the Lallo’s four children said her parents arrived in Kansas City on Thursday to visit another daughter of theirs, Melissa Lallo-Johnson. John Lallo was the President of McRoyal Industries, which makes products for the food industry. His wife was a retired […]

  • Mayor throws “Rock the Block” event at Union Station

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Mayor Sly James proved once again that he can throw a great party. Crowds showed in droves to the mayor’s ‘Rock the Block’ event at Union Station on Saturday night. Between free food, activities and live entertainment there was something for everyone. “We have had ‘Rock the Block’ last year on the bridge we decided this year to do it in a more central location this year to get more people,” Mayor James said. This is […]

  • Family of accident victims hires lawyer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of a couple killed on 49 Hwy on July 25 has hired a lawyer to look into the accident. John E. Miller, 68, and Barbara A. Miller, 64, were on their way to the hospital the morning of July 25. Barbara was scheduled for knee surgery that day, but around 7:10 a.m. the unthinkable happened. Police said the Millers were killed when their vehicle entered the highway and hit the right side of a […]

  • My Little Pony fans hold ‘Brony’ convention

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — It was a hit show from the 1980’s and now people are gathering in Overland Park to express their love for my little pony. Close to 300 people are attending what is called ‘Brony Fest’ some coming from as far away as Minnesota, Hawaii and even Australia to take part. They are all people that have found a love for the show My Little Pony. Many of them said they fell in love with the show […]

  • Dog missing after burglary rescued, reunited with owner

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Saturday, Greg Razer hit the streets in hopes of finding his four-legged pal, Rufus. The nine-year-old Basset Hound disappeared after burglars broke into Razer’s home on Friday and left a door and gate open. On Sunday, it’s a much happier story. “Last night, a little after the broadcast, I got a phone call from a gentleman that said, ‘I think I know who has your dog,'” Razer said. That initial phone call came just after […]

  • UPDATE: Dog found, reunited with owners after burglary

    UPDATE: A FOX 4 viewer saw Sharita’s story on Saturday evening and was able to reunite Rufus with his owner. Greg Razer, the dog’s owner, wants to thank everyone who helped search for the pup and bring him home. Hear from him tonight on FOX 4 News at 9 and 10. —- KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Burglars targeted a Kansas City home and now the homeowners are looking for something much more valuable than their belongings. At just nine-years-old, Rufus has touched […]

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