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He didn't mean to pay his water bill with crystal meth - but it's what employees found, Ark. cops say | The Kansas City Star

He didn't mean to pay his water bill with crystal meth - but it's what employees found, Ark. cops say "Check your bills for contraband before you put them in the dropbox." That's what Greene County Sheriff David Carter said after an Arkansas man was arrested when employees at the county water utilit

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-03-21 18:08:00

Owner of 4 Kansas City radio stations files for bankruptcy to reorganize

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The company that owns four popular Kansas City's radio stations has filed for bankruptcy. Steel City Media, which owns KFKF (94.1), KCKC (102.1), KMXV (93.3) and KBEQ (104.3) said in a news release Wednesday that it "filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11."

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-03-21 21:01:21

Nearly 100 Blue Springs middle school students go against school plans and walk out of class

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- An assembly was the original plan, but nearly 100 didn't go along with what school leaders had in mind. It's been more than a month since a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Since then, students across the country and around the metro have held walko

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-03-22 01:54:03

KC couple bound, blindfolded and robbed. Man said he had to pay baby's medical bills

Eric Shults returned home after walking his dog Monday night to a terrifying sight: his wife sitting at the dining room table, bound at the wrists and ankles and blindfolded by a kitchen apron tied down with hairdryer cord. Then a man brandishing a knife told him to sit down in the living room and t

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-03-22 03:38:00

One person critically injured in apparent drive-by shooting in Kansas City, police say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police say one person is in critical condition Wednesday after an apparent drive-by shooting. KC police said the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of Denver Avenue. One person was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. Police have no

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-03-21 21:07:53

Over half of the cases involve children under the age of six. The second category of victims are people between the ages of 20 and 59 years old.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's something that can happen in a heartbeat. A child grabs something they think looks yummy, only to be rushed to the hospital minutes later because it was poisonous. March 19 through March 23 is National Poison Prevention Week. It was designated by President Donald Trump in 201

KSHB.COM - 2018-03-22 19:48:01

New eats at Kauffman Stadium give Royals baseball season a delicious start

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - You may be ready for some Royals baseball, but are you prepared for what's new on their menu? FOX4's Sherae Honeycutt had the tough task of checking out all the new eats at Kauffman Stadium. "I would say to hit every piece of food in the stadium, you'd probably have to come to 20

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-03-22 21:59:03

Man, woman in custody after high-speed chase and shootout with Missouri trooper

A Missouri man is under guard at Liberty Hospital after a high-speed chase and shootout Monday with a highway patrol trooper. The incident followed a home invasion Monday in Ridgeway, near the Iowa line. The Harrison County Sheriff's Department broadcast a description of the suspects' vehicle, which


DNA leads to charges in May '17 rape and robbery of 89-year-old Clay Co woman

Liberty, MO - Charges have been filed in Clay County against an incarcerated felon for the rape and robbery of a then 89-year-old Smithville woman in May of 2017. The Clay County prosecutor charged Michael E. Whitford, 57, with rape in the first degree, sodomy in the first degree, burglary in the fi


Shootings on both sides of the state line; no witnesses

Two shootings, one on each side of the state line, and both victims refuse to help police fun the gunman. Kansas City, Mo. -- Two shootings, one on both sides of the state line, and both victims refuse to help police fun the gunman. Police in Kansas City, Kansas were dispatched to 10th and Gilmore a


Independence students face 5-day suspension for walkout to protest gun violence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Justice Burris would normally be getting home from school just after 2:30 p.m. Instead, on Monday, the freshman sat on her couch comparing one of her books to a show on television as a way to pass time during her suspension. "We just want to understand why we are getting such a h


Police investigate possible bat attack on vehicles

Warrensburg Police Chief Rich Lockhart said officers are looking for leads after responding to multiple reports of property damage to vehicles that occurred late Friday night into early Saturday morning. He said officers responded to seven different incidents in the area of Broad Street, Vest Drive


Police: Man grabs cash at Raytown store, rides away on motorcycl - KCTV5

Police in Raytown are searching for a man who they say robbed a store on Sunday and fled the scene on a motorcycle. It happened at about 11:58 a.m. at a store in the 9400 block of Missouri Route 350. When officers arrived, a witness told them that a white man described as being between 6-foot, 3-inc


Shooting victim found in car by Gladstone police dies in hospita - KCTV5

The Gladstone Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened late Saturday night. Police say they were dispatched to the 6500 block of N. Broadway on a call about a one-vehicle accident. After arriving, they found a unresponsive man suffering from a gunshot wound. Later identified as


First severe thunderstorm warning of season issued

WARRENSBURG - The National Weather Service issued the first severe thunderstorm warning of the season late Friday afternoon for Warrensburg and southern Johnson County. The storm resulted in "pretty significant hail" in the Holden, Chilhowee and Leeton areas, Troy Armstrong, Johnson County Emergency


Man found with gunshot wound in crash, homicide investigation underway

GLADSTONE, Mo. -- Police are investigating after a man with a gunshot wound died late Saturday morning. Officers were called to the 6500 block of N. Broadway just before 11:30 a.m. for a reported one-vehicle accident. When they arrived, they found the driver unresponsive and suffering from a gunsho


Police forward middle school shooting threat case to

The Douglas County District Attorney's Office is currently considering whether to file charges in two recently reported shooting threats against Lawrence public schools, authorities said. In the newest case, a staff member at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts St., reported


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


U.S. Bank robbed inside Truman Medical Center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - FBI agents said a suspect managed to rob a bank inside Truman Medical Center. Police and FBI were called to the hospital just after 10 a.m. Wednesday on a reported bank robbery at the U.S. Bank. An FBI spokeswoman said the suspect approached the counter and demanded money. He told


2 people taken to hospital after shooting near 39th and Mersington

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two people were shot Wednesday night in Kansas City, police say. The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday near East 39th Street and Mersington Avenue. Both victims were taken to the hospital, police on scene said. Their conditions are not known at this time. Police are on sce