I work in the web world at FOX 4 and bring our on-air product plus a lot more right to your fingertips through online, mobile and social platforms. I joined the FOX 4 Newsroom in 2012.

While I’m originally from Arlington, Texas; Missouri has been my home for the most part since August of 2005 when I began attending the University of Missouri in Columbia. I am a proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and hold both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the school.

I’ve worked in a variety of facets as a journalist, including a stint as a graphics artist for the Columbia Missourian newspaper, an online editor and writer for The Lutheran magazine in Chicago and as an assignment/web editor for KOMU-TV. My experience at KOMU led me down I-70 to Kansas City.

I enjoy bringing a compelling blend of both interesting and important stories to fox4kc.com. I particularly enjoy writing stories about crime, sports and the offbeat, wacky stories that make you chuckle.

When I’m not at my desk looking over Signal Hill, you can probably find me at a sporting event. I’m an avid Mizzou fan and still love the teams I grew up with in DFW, particularly the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars. Kansas City is a lot happier when the Chiefs and Royals are playing well, so I root for them most of the time and root for Sporting Kansas City all of the time.

I look forward to the days when the Sprint Center has a professional hockey or basketball team and still hold out hope that the Missouri/Kansas rivalry will find its way to a court or field sometime in the near future.

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    Kansas City police engaged in standoff with homicide suspect

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Operation 100 is ongoing in the 2500 block of Lister Avenue on Tuesday night. Officers were sent to the scene just after 6 p.m. when a 911 caller said he heard fighting, a gunshot, and then saw someone slumped over in a car. Kansas City police revealed at about 8 p.m. that the woman shot has died. A tactical team has been deployed outside a home where the shooting suspect is believed to be holed up […]

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    Independence police investigating deadly shooting

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Homicide investigators are in the 1500 block of S. Cedar Avenue on Tuesday evening following a deadly shooting. Independence police say officers went to the scene at about 4:45 p.m. where one adult black male victim was found. Emergency crews took him to a hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. This is a developing story and police say investigators are still at the scene. If you know anything that will assist officers in their investigation, call […]

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    Kansas City police investigating triple homicide at apartment complex; two others hurt

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City homicide detectives are investigating three deaths on Thursday night at a Kansas City apartment complex. Officers responded to the 8600 block of E. 62nd Street at about 9:30 p.m., on a shots fired call. FOX 4’s Katie Banks reported from the scene that two others were seriously hurt in the shooting, including a juvenile who was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital. All five victims were from the same apartment, but it’s unclear if they were […]

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    Full list of area closings for Friday, January 13

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The threat of icy weather on Friday has some schools and other organizations preemptively canceling activities for Friday, January 13. Check this page for the latest developments as the number of closures continues to increase throughout Thursday night. Here are some of the bigger districts who have closed but have yet to appear: Blue Valley USD 229 Olathe School District Download our app to stay up to date on closings where ever you are. (Click here for Androids.) […]

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    Full list of closings/delays due to snow in the metro

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow in the metro Thursday, schools, churches and other organizations have closed for the day or will open up late on Thursday. Please scroll down below the chart for more closings at districts that did not call in to the automated closing system. Download our app to stay up to date on closings where ever you are. (Click here for Androids.)   For a full list of closings/delays, click on […]

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    Man brings 300,000 pennies to DMV to ‘inconvenience’ the state

    LEBANON, Va. — A man used 300,000 pennies to pay taxes on two cars at a DMV office in Lebanon, Virginia on Wednesday, the Bristol Herald Courier reported. Nick Stafford, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, told the paper he wheeled the pennies into the office to prove a point and get back at state government. He claimed he was given the runaround and forced to sue the state after he was denied direct phone numbers to DMV offices in his area following […]

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    Investigators say 20-year-old Kansas City man was sitting in car when shooter opened fire, killed him

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a homicide on Tuesday night in the area of 12th and The Paseo. One man is dead according to an officer on the scene, he was reportedly in a car when he was shot. Officers responded to the scene before 9 p.m. where they found the car riddled with bullets, witnesses reported hearing between five and six gunshots. Currently there is no suspect in custody nor description given, the only detail provided is that […]

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    Winnetonka Principal Matt Lindsey charged with statutory rape in Richmond case from late 90s

    RICHMOND, Mo. — Prosecutors in Ray County charged Winnetonka High School’s principal on Wednesday with sex crimes dating back 1997 and 1998. Matthew Lindsey, 48, faces two counts of statutory rape in a case where he’s accused of having sex with a female student while he was the vice principal and basketball coach at Richmond High School. A probable cause statement says that Lindsey had a sexual relationship with a basketball cheerleader that started when she was a junior and […]

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    Felon allegedly armed with pistol leads police on foot chase through Kansas City Walmart

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal affidavit filed Tuesday says that a convicted felon allegedly armed with a Bersa .380 semi-automatic pistol ran from officers and had to be wrestled to the ground inside a Walmart on Monday night. Jeremiah W. Flathers, 34, faces a federal count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition after he was arrested in the Walmart at 11601 E. U.S. 40 Highway. The affidavit says that Flathers was seen on surveillance after […]

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    Kansas City restaurateur charged with raping two women

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local restaurateur has been charged with rape, as well as other crimes against two women; one alleged sexual assault happened in 2015, and the other in 2016. Arturo Cabral, 44, is the owner of El Patron Cocina and Bar on Southwest Boulevard and he has been charged with raping two women. Family members say Cabral is best friends with the most recent victim’s father. That the 19-year-old has known Cabral her whole life. According to […]

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    ‘Sandlot’ kittens rescued during snowstorm after being abandoned in box

    CLEVELAND — Four kittens named after “Sandlot” characters are looking for new homes after being abandoned in a box on the side of a Cleveland road during a snowstorm. A woman found the kittens Thursday night, when temperatures were in the teens, and called police, according to Cleveland Animal Protective League President and CEO Sharon Harvey. “If that wonderful woman hadn’t called the police to say ‘What do I do,’ and brought them into her house, they wouldn’t have lasted long,” Harvey said. After […]

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    Full list of closings and delays for Friday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While the snow may have ended, bitterly cold temperatures forecast for Friday may result in late starts or closures of schools, businesses and churches. Download our app to stay up to date on closings where ever you are. (Click here for Androids.) For a full list of closings/delays, click on this link If you need to sign up with our closings system, click on this link