SEDGEWICK, Kan. (KSNW) — One Sedgwick man will spend every Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium from here on out, without ever traveling to Kansas City. He brought the Chiefs Kingdom right to his front door.

Dennis Basye says he has always been a Chiefs fan. He’s gone to many Chiefs games in the past, but it’s not something he has been able to do lately. So, he used his creativity and art skills to create the best gameday experience possible right from his home.

It all started about six or seven years ago when Basye retired.

“I used to go to games quite a bit,” Basye said. “And since I retired, the ticket prices just weren’t in my budget.”

But he wasn’t going to let that stop him.

“I just brought Arrowhead to me,” Basye said.

That’s exactly what he did.

“I went out to shop and said let’s do it,” Basye said.

Many of the pieces in his yard he built and painted himself, even the field.

“Made myself some 3-D stencils,” Basye said. “I watch them guys up there and said, hey, I could do that.”

He also brings in his family to help add to the decorations, but more importantly, they enjoy the games together.

“Ever since he started doing this, it’s been fun coming over here watching all the championship games with him and just hanging out, having a blast with him,” Kyle Basye, Dennis’s grandson, said.

Among all the fun and joy his front yard brings, he built it for a special purpose.

“I did it on behalf of my deceased wife, and she was a big Chiefs fan,” Dennis Basye said. “It is what keeps me going and kind of a dedication to her.”

Her name was Joy. Multiple people in the community gave Dennis the same sign that reads “Joy to the Chiefs.”

“I got one in my house, and I got one on the front of my sled,” Dennis Basye said. “And I just like this. It’s the joy of my life.”

Dennis Basye said he’s not planning on stopping any time soon.

“I just keep adding to it, and as the Chiefs build their kingdom, I build with them,” Dennis Basye said.

Dennis Basye says people are always stopping by to take pictures of his front yard. He says he was blessed with an artistic gift, and he loves sharing it.


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MORGAN COUNTY, Mo. – Poor road conditions are being blamed for a St. Louis woman’s death on a central Missouri highway.

According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened in Morgan County on Sunday around 6:20 p.m. on U.S. 50, a half-mile east of Old Highway 50.

State police claim Bridget Burgoon was driving east on the highway in a 2007 Chevy Colorado when she lost control of her vehicle and spun into the path of an oncoming 2021 Chevy Silverado.

Burgoon was pronounced dead at the scene. She was 20.

The 43-year-old driver of the Silverado suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Sedalia.


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ST. LOUIS – A teenager is in custody in connection with a recent carjacking outside a south St. Louis church.

According to Evita Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, a 13-year-old has been remanded to the Juvenile Division of the city’s Family Court and is being held on a robbery charge.

Police claim the teen was one of two juveniles responsible for an armed carjacking Friday evening in the parking lot of Carondelet Baptist Church, located in the 7300 block of Virginia Avenue in the Patch neighborhood.

The victim, a 62-year-old man, told police he parked his 2016 Dodge Caravan just after 7 p.m. when he was approached by two youths, who demanded he exit the vehicle. The victim got out of the Caravan and gave the suspects his wallet. The teens got in the Caravan and attempted to drive away. However, the struck several cars in the process and ran off on foot.

The incident was captured on church surveillance cameras.



ST. LOUIS – The first $30 million of the City of St. Louis’ share of the NFL settlement is about to be spent on expanding the convention center downtown. Funding and bidding delays, along with supply chain issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, have pushed the project so far over budget that even the extra $30 million won’t be enough.

Ground was broken for the two-phase expansion in May, without enough funding to finish phase 2.

The project was initially touted as a $210 million expansion. St. Louis City and County each appropriated $105 million.

There is enough funding to reportedly finish the new façade and 92,000-square-feet of exhibit space along Cole Street, but not enough for the new grand ballroom and outdoor plaza that have been promised to people planning to hold conventions in late 2023 and early 2024.

The City of St. Louis received a $280 million share of the NFL settlement, with $30 million to either be spent on the convention center project or to be given to the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (RSA), which runs the dome where the St. Louis Rams used to play.

St. Louis County got a $169 million share of the settlement and the RSA received $70 million for upkeep of the dome.

“There’s this $30 million basically appropriated to the city specifically for the convention center expansion. If we don’t use it for that purpose, it reverts back to the RSA,” said Alderman Jack Coatar (Ward 7), who represents downtown St. Louis. “So, from my perspective and city leaders’ perspectives, let’s go ahead and use this money to at least get some of the second phase of the convention center expansion done. We need more bodies, more people, downtown.”

Coatar has proposed a bill to authorize spending the $30 million as planned instead of having it fall to the RSA (dome). The St. Louis Board of Aldermen’s Conventions, Tourism, Arts, and Humanities Committee will consider the bill on Wednesday.

“So, what we’ve asked the convention center leadership (Explore St. Louis President Kitty Ratcliffe) to do is to say what does a pared-down Phase 2 with just this $30 million look like? I don’t know where they’re going to find $80 million or so,” Coatar said. “I don’t think there’s an appetite from city leadership to take it out of our additional $250 million in Rams settlement money.”

Ratcliffe did not respond to FOX 2 for comment.


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ST. LOUIS – A seasonably-warm Saturday near the end of January gave many a reason to venture out of their homes and explore around the St. Louis area.

Crowds gathered as St. Charles held its first-ever Bowl and Brews festival at the Foundry Art Centre. The event has it all, including chili beer, music and a chance for the vendors to walk away with some prizes.

“Today’s been awesome. The sun’s out, love being here, love being with my friends and my husband and doing something different,” said Elisabeth Brown with the Foundry Art Centre.

“Here you can come on in, sample all the chili and the beer and then were having a contest,” said Beth Norviel, director of communications and special events for the City of St. Charles. “You can vote for your favorite at the end of the day. We’re awarding first prize for beer, and first prize for chili. … We had a great turn out, and we are just looking forward to continuing to grow the event.”

While those guests spent their Saturday indoors, others wanted to take a nice adventure to the Gateway Arch and take advantage of what the weather had to offer.

“It feels really good outside, me and my people just walking trying to figure out what to eat,” said Ashley Lathon.

“It’s beautiful,. A little bit windy, but gorgeous weather,” said Alejandra Madrid.

Some people say with the weather being like this, it makes it a lot easier to ride on their skateboards.

“It’s actually pretty good,” said Dante Noel. “It’s warm with the cold air, It’s pretty easy riding skateboards and everything.”

“We had so much snow last week that being able to come outside and enjoy the sun is just wonderful. And it’s a great place to be, right under the Arch,” said Brennan Huser.

While the weather feels nice Saturday, a cold front is coming in overnight, which means it’s time to prepare.

“Mostly to just stay in the house. If you go into work, probably go early, so you won’t be in the weather that much,” said Noel.

“Probably stay in the house, put some salt down on the steps, get some food, get some water, you never know with St Louis weather,” said Lathon.


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ST. LOUIS – A well-known eatery is teaming up to protect fellow St. Louisans from the cold.

Hardee’s and Heat-Up St. Louis prepare for the 23rd annual ‘Rise and Shine For Heat’ fundraiser. The restaurant donates some of their dishes for Missouri and Illinois locals who are unable to qualify for federal assistance to help with their utilities.

Volunteers can sign up at the fundraiser on Friday, February 10 at


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ST. LOUIS – Two young carjackers did not make it far after stealing a man’s minivan in the parking lot of a south St. Louis church.

Police say a 62-year-old man pulled into the parking lot of the Carondelet Baptist Church around 7 p.m. Friday. Around that time, he was approached by two armed teenagers. Investigators believe the suspects were between 13 and 15 years old.

After taking the man’s wallet and minivan, the pair attempted to drive off from the church, located in the 7300 block of Virginia Avenue. Investigators say they crashed into several parked cars in the lot. After that, the teens got out of the car and ran away from the scene.

The church captured surveillance footage of the crime on video and shared parts of it with FOX 2. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is still looking for the suspects.


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ST. PETERS, Mo. – Six months have passed since historic flash flooding slammed much of the St. Louis metropolitan area.  

One group of Lutheran Christian servants spent part of the weekend helping people in a St. Peters subdivision repair their homes.

Patrick Bales and his wife Brianna have lived in the Copperfield neighborhood along Barrington Drive for seven years. When their basement flooded after historic rainfall last summer, they salvaged what they could and put their valuables in the garage.

“Due to the overflow of the sewer, we had probably about 12 to 18 inches in our basement,” said Bales. “We ended up losing all of our appliances, and a lot of computers and stuff like that down there, because that was kind of our gaming nerd space.”

They lost appliances like their water heater, HVAC unit and washer/dryer. However, they are getting help replacing them thanks to a group with the Lutheran Early Response Team.

Ryan Taylor is a pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in St. Charles. He learned about the homes impacted after several of his congregation members experienced flooding.

“It’s all the work of volunteers who just want to come out and do this,” said Taylor. “We don’t contract anything out, and the group of guys and gals who are out here doing this just want to do it. They come out every day with joy, and they’re so thankful to be able to do something like this on behalf of their neighbors here in St. Peter’s.” 

“There has been about 75 different volunteers over the six months that have been here from four different states and 13 different Lutheran churches,” said Chris Schult, volunteering with LERT.

Since July’s historic flooding, water from a nearby creek entered dozens of homes in the Copperfield subdivision alone. Since then, volunteers have been able to raise more than $60,000 to make repairs in over 60 homes.

“We use that grant money for buying drywall and tools and other material and lunches and water and everything it takes behind the scenes to be able to do something like this,” Schult said.

Repairs will continue for the next couple weeks as the group finishes up the final ten homes on their list.

“It’s just been a wonderful act of mercy that we’ve been able to do for all of these people out here who really may not have had the means to, to fix anything that they had,” Taylor said.

“I am so grateful to the Lutheran Church. They’ve helped out so many houses in our neighborhood,” said Bales.


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BALLWIN, Mo. – More than 100 people volunteered Saturday with Islamic Relief USA in an effort to alleviate hunger in the St. Louis area.

The nonprofit teamed up with the Muslim Youth of St. Louis to pack up 25,000 meals this weekend at the Daar-UI-Islam Gymnasium in Ballwin.

The goal is to help provide nutritious, nonperishable food to populations in need, regardless of race, gender, or creed.

Islamic Relief USA programs benefit millions of people each year across 40 countries worldwide. For more information on the program, click here.


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DENVER (AP) — Alex Newhook scored on his birthday for the second straight season, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Saturday for their seventh win in eight games.

Evan Rodrigues, J.T. Compher and Matt Nieto also scored for Colorado, and Logan O’Connor had two assists. Alexandar Georgiev stopped 26 shots.

The Avalanche had won six in a row before Thursday night’s 5-3 loss to lowly Anaheim. But the reigning Stanley Cup champions bounced back nicely in their final game before their bye week and the NHL All-Star break.

The banged-up Avalanche (27-18-3) could get some key players back after they return. Defensemen Josh Manson and Bowen Byram have been sidelined with lower-body injuries, but they have started skating in non-contact jerseys.

Ivan Barbashev and Brayden Schenn scored for St. Louis (23-24-3) in its fourth consecutive loss. Jordan Binnington made 27 saves.

The Blues were without second-leading scorer Robert Thomas, who left Thursday’s loss at Arizona with a lower-body injury.

Newhook, who turned 22 Saturday, scored his 12th of the season and third in the last four games at 9:22 of the first period.

Compher made it 2-0 when he scored on a rebound at 11:36, and Rodrigues made it 3-0 with his 11th goal 4:48 into the second.

Schenn scored on the power play at 16:27 of the second to get St. Louis on the board. Barbashev trimmed Colorado’s lead to 3-2 when he scored on a partial breakaway at 9:40 of the third. It was Barbashev’s ninth of the season.

Binnington came off for an extra skater with 1:26 left and Nieto scored into the empty net with 2.7 seconds left, his ninth of the season.


Avalanche RW Valeri Nichushkin missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury. … With Thomas sidelined, Nikita Alexandrov centered St. Louis’ fourth line after being recalled from the minors. … The Blues have lost four or more games in a row three times this year.


Blues: At Winnipeg on Monday.

Avalanche: At Pittsburgh on Feb. 7.


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