| Jan 11, 2011
| 3:06 PM
More metro schools were closed on Wednesday morning, prompting some parents to ask: how and when does a school district decide to use a snow day?
For most of the schools across the area, Monday and Tuesday were snow days and with the bitterly cold air...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 7:27 PM
Snow plow crews across the metro hit the roads to try and keep up with the snow that hit the area on Wednesday night, but because of the heavy snow it may be a while before all the roads are clear.
According to FOX 4 Meteorologist Mike Thompson, anywhere...
| Sep 29, 2011
Wondering if your son is gay? Well, there's an app for that.
The major breakthrough in 'gaydar' technology is courtesy of Google's Android. For $2.68 you play a game of "20 questions" about your son. Some of the questions include:
"Does your son dress...
| Mar 25, 2007
Pundits leave no milestone unturned, especially one that's a political millstone, like last week's fourth anniversary of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Between rerun clips of Operation Rosy Prediction (Donald Rumsfeld: "
could be six days, six...
| Apr 22, 2007
Walt Handelsman of Newsday won his second Pulitzer Prize last week, and the big buzz in our little corner of the journalism world is that, for the first time, the judges accepted online animations. Handelsman submitted 10 of them, in addition to 10...
| Apr 9, 2008
IN a small, windowless laboratory -- far removed from romantic vineyard vistas -- scientists at the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) are attempting what most wine lovers would say is impossible. They are developing a test for terroir,...
| Apr 6, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A new bill would allow pregnant women to use deadly force to protect their unborn children.
The Use of Force for the Protection of the Unborn Act is expected to be approved by the Oklahoma Senate in a final vote; it will then be sent...
| Dec 16, 2008
| 11:46 PM
Al Wallace joined FOX 4's sports department in May 1985, and just celebrated his Silver Anniversary with WDAF, Kansas City's oldest television station. He anchors sports on Sunday through Friday evening, reporting on sports news for Kansas City's oldest...
| Dec 16, 2008
| 11:49 PM
Mike Thompson is the chief meteorologist for FOX 4 and provides weather for the 5, 6, 9, and 10 PM newscasts. Before joining FOX 4 in 1992, Mike was chief meteorologist at KCTV in Kansas City for nine years.
Mike was born in Wichita, Kansas, grew up in...
| Jul 25, 2008
The dynamics of human attraction can be thoroughly mystifying. "What does she see in him?" we ask ourselves. "How do they stay together?" Yet unlikely as any relationship might seem, it is, on some level, instinctive. Perhaps inevitable.
"In Heat" offers...
| Feb 18, 2007
It's a question asked by thousands of desperate airline passengers every year who end up trapped onboard grounded planes for hours on end, waiting for a takeoff that sometimes never comes: Why can't the plane just return to an airport gate so passengers...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
Thanks to our friends at The Big Lead for tipping us off to this story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the firing of controversial radio yakker Mark Madden. The wrinkle is that station GM Mike Thompson - formerly the program......