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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    Olathe police say one victim in Austins Bar and Grill shooting has died; suspect arrested in Missouri

    OLATHE, Kan. — Police arrested a man early Thursday morning who is suspected of shooting three other men in an Olathe bar Wednesday night. The shooting happened at about 7:15 p.m. at Austins Bar and Grill, 2103 East 151st Street, which is west of Mur-Len in south Olathe. The shooter fled the scene as the victims were taken to a hospital, and one man originally listed in critical condition has died according to police. Olathe police say that at about 12:40 a.m. […]

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    Olathe police investigating shooting at Austins Bar and Grill where 3 men were hurt

    **Update: Police arrest suspect early on Thursday morning** OLATHE, Kan. — Two men are critically injured and another seriously hurt in a Wednesday night shooting at Austins Bar and Grill. Johnson County Med-Act reports that all three have been taken to a hospital. Med-Act adds that all three victims are believed to be in their 20’s or 30’s. The shooting happened at about 7:15 p.m. The latest update from the University of Kansas Hospital is that two men have stabilized, but […]

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    Overland Park police say missing 67-year-old man with dementia has been found

    **Update: Overland Park police say Mr. James has been found** Mr. James has been located. Thanks to all that re-tweeted. — John P. Lacy (@OPPD_PIO) February 23, 2017 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man with dementia who was reported missing on Wednesday. Howard James, 67, was last seen in the area of 89th and Metcalf at about 11 a.m. He was driving a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with Kansas tag […]

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    Suspect in violent Prairie Village home invasion is arrested in Arkansas, facing burglary charge

    OLATHE, Kan. — Police in Arkansas arrested a man for his suspected role in a violent Prairie Village home invasion last November. Joseph Shultz faces a charge of aggravated burglary. In November before daybreak, masked men broke into the Prairie Village home occupied by the Douglas family. The burglars took a revolver, cash, a safe and other items. “When they turned on the bedroom light, they were standing at the foot of the bed with their guns pointed at us,” Elaine Douglas […]

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    Grain Valley police arrest 16-year-old boy suspected in series of thefts from unlocked cars

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — A teenage boy is under arrest on Wednesday for allegedly stealing property from five parked cars overnight. A news release says that shortly after 4 a.m., officers went to a home near SW Nelson Drive and Hereford Drive for a theft call. Around the same time they got another call from a neighbor saying that a male was inside their parked car. The teen then fled and set off a search. Officers saw him go into […]

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    Former Overland Park police officer pleads guilty to misdemeanors related to threatening Facebook post

    OLATHE, Kan. — A former Overland Park police officer who was fired for making a Facebook threat to a mom in Texas faces possible jail time if he violates his probation. Rodney Wilson pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts on Wednesday, and was sentenced to a year of probation with an underlying jail sentence of 90 days. The Johnson County district attorney originally charged Wilson with a felony for making a criminal threat when a Dallas mother said that he made […]

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    Involuntary manslaughter sentence in Platte County case leaves victim’s family outraged

    PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — A guilty plea closed the case on a crash that killed a metro woman, but her former husband says justice wasn’t served. Nearly four years after KCK mom Catherine Nienaber died in the crash, the man charged in the case is behind bars, but his sentence left Steve Nienaber outraged. On October 29, 2013, Catherine Nienaber was looking forward to celebrating her 49th birthday, but was taken in an instant when the driver of a semi […]

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    Searchers discover boat while looking for teen at Douglas County lake; mission moves from rescue to recovery

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Kan. – Crews searching for a teenager on Monday pulled a boat from Douglas County State Lake, and that search has now entered recovery mode. The teen disappeared over the weekend when a boat that he and another teen were fishing from capsized on Saturday night. The other boy managed to make it to shore and was treated for minor injuries. Multiple agencies continue to search the lake for the body of the teen who went into the […]

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    Wellington-Napoleon basketball players return home following crash between their bus, wrong-way driver

    WELLINGTON, Mo. – A school bus loaded with kids never made it to its destination on Thursday after a wrong-way driver caused a crash. The bus was carrying the Wellington-Napoleon boys and girls basketball teams to games in the metro, but before they got there, the driver of a car travelling the wrong way hit them on 291 Highway, and the driver of that car died. The school system’s superintendent told FOX 4’s Dave D’Marko she was even emotional when […]

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    Belton Schools superintendent serves punishment warning following seventh school threat in February

    BELTON, Mo. — Threats of violence against two local schools have parents on edge — including one social media post that promised to “shoot up a school.” There’s enough concern that some parents are holding their kids out of extracurricular activities. District leaders in Belton say there have been seven threats, and one of those promised violence comparable to the mass shooting in Columbine. “Roses are red. Violets are blue. February 15th is going to be Columbine part two…” That’s […]

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    Fire consumes bus in Blue Springs, a blaze investigators consider suspicious

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A school bus caught fire on Thursday afternoon on Northeast Ridge Creek Drive. Everyone managed to get off the bus safely before the fire raged out of control. The Central Jackson County Fire Protection District says the fire happened just before 3 p.m., and a Blue Springs School District spokeswoman says that there were five or less students on the bus in addition to the driver. The fire protection district says the fire likely started inside the […]

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    No one injured in Blue Springs bus blaze, but investigators consider fire suspicious

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A school bus caught fire on Thursday afternoon on Northeast Ridge Creek Drive. Everyone managed to get off the bus safely before the fire raged out of control. The Central Jackson County Fire Protection District says the fire happened just before 3 p.m., and a Blue Springs School District spokeswoman says that there were five or less students on the bus in addition to the driver. The fire protection district says the fire likely started inside the […]