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MODOT on the hunt for potholes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation is asking drivers to report any serious potholes they see on Missouri highways and roads.

Officials said they will check facebook posts on their page and tweets sent to them reporting potholes.

“The rain and the change in temperature really make the potholes blossom in the spring,” said Ed Hassinger, MoDot District engineer.

They also want to remind people to be look out for road workers and construction zones.

 

“So, if you see these guys out there, give them some space, because there’s going to be people on the pavement patching those potholes. And, we want to make sure they’re safe and go home safe every night,” he said.

 

Burned body found inside vehicle in Cass County

CASS COUNTY, Mo. — Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office discovered a body inside a car they were removing from a pond on Monday afternoon.

Deputies were removing the partially submerged vehicle from the Bittern Bottoms Conservation Area around 1:00 pm when they made the discovery.

They say the body had been burned.

Investigators have not identified the victim and have not determined the nature of the death.  The Kansas City Crime Lab was called in to assist.

Bittern Bottoms Conservation Area is located at East 307th near St. Rt. DD southwest of Harrisonville

Useful, money-saving sites for Spring Break

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — It’s that time of the year when many people seek warmer temperatures and good travel deals. Several new websites can help travelers save money on flights and hotels.

If your plans are flexible, GetGoing.com can help you save money on airfare.

Start by picking two places you’d like to go, then your travel dates and flight times. GetGoing will then tell you the price for a trip and how much you’ll save.  Once you commit, Get Going will choose one of the trips to book.

“As long as there are two places in the world that you would like to go to, we can definitely get you a discount,” said Alek Vernitsky, co-founder and CEO of Get Going.  “You’ll see that our prices are much lower than the price you see on other people’s websites on other websites.”

Why more parents aren’t vaccinating their teens

(CNN) — A new survey finds even though vaccines for certain teenage illnesses are available and are found to be safe, many parents aren’t having their teens inoculated. The question is why?

Researchers looked at parent questionnaires collected through a national survey called “Reasons for Not Vaccinating Adolescents: National Survey of Teens, 2008-2010.” Investigators wanted to better understand why moms and dads aren’t taking their older children in for recommended inoculations.

“These vaccines are safe and effective and people should really have their teens get them,” says Dr. Paul Darden, lead author of the study and professor of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. “Parents say pediatricians are telling them about the vaccines, yet they just don’t seem to understand why they are necessary or are skeptical about their safety.”

Delivery man beaten in head says he forgives attackers

BELTON, Mo. –  A Chinese food delivery driver talks for the first time since police said he was brutally beaten in the head with a bat months ago.

Jordan Cheng, 51, spent his first weekend at home and has a surprising message for his alleged attackers.

Cheng said he it is very excited and happy to be home.

Cheng lives with his father, Danny Cheng.  Both are from Taiwan, telling Fox 4 they moved to the states more than a decade ago for a better life.  But Cheng’s father’s restuarant business went under and Cheng said he started working as a delivery driver for Mandarin House Chinese Restaurant in Independence to help with bills.

But a delivery took a very scary twist for the two one January night.

“My son is very good.  Every night before he would come home, he would call me and said, ‘Daddy, I’m coming home.’  But on that night, he didn’t call me,” Cheng’s father said.

Make Your Own Vinaigrette

Make Your Own Vinaigrette

All you need:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1/2 cup acidic liquid (vinegar, citrus juice or wine)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot or red onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey or clear agave nectar (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons dried herbs
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

 

All you do:

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.

Tips:

  • Add 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard  as an emulsifier.
  • Try assorted herbs and spices for a  variety of delicious flavors.

 

Morris Chestnut Chat with the Stars!

LOS ANGELES, CA — Morris Chestnut has been acting since his debut in 1991′s “Boyz n the Hood.” He chats with Fox 4 Film Critic Shawn Edwards about his new film “The Call” and about working with Academy Award winner Halle Berry, for the first time.

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