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Marcus Officer joined the FOX 4 Kansas City news team in January 2017 and reports Monday – Friday on FOX 4 News at 5 p.m. with John Holt and Dhomonique Ricks and for the 6 p.m. newscast with Phil Witt and Loren Halifax.
Marcus, a Texas native, spent the last two years working in Austin where he covered a number of stories including: The deadly hot air balloon crash near his hometown of Lockhart and the Bastrop Memorial Day floods. Marcus has also worked in College Station, Texas and San Angelo, Texas.
Marcus graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. You can find Marcus exploring the many sites Kansas City has to offer. He enjoys working out, sporting events, concerts, and traveling.
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Recent Articles
  • Shawnee woman wants KCP&L to repair family heirloom from 1800’s she says was broken by workers

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Jackie Weaver, 82, has been working for months to get a stone bench that has been in her family since the 1800’s fixed by the company she says is responsible for damaging it. “I was born in a little town near the Nebraska line and my four great grandpas had a stone barn there and after the years, somebody else was owning the barn but said we could have artifacts from anything we wanted from that barn,” […]

  • Hundreds expected to attend this year’s Oktoberfest in Lee’s Summit, organizers say they’ll need a bigger venue next year

    LEE’S SUMMIT — Year four of Oktoberfest is officially underway Friday in Lee’s Summit, and more than 2,000 people are expected to show up over the next three days. Doors opened at 4 p.m. to dozens of eager fans but over the next few hours dozens will turn into hundreds. Oktoberfest founder Steve Holley says he expects year four to be the biggest yet. Holley says festival attendance has exploded since first opening in 2014 and says the music and […]

  • KCPD’s ‘Eye in the Sky’ celebrates 50 years of aerial patrol

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You may have heard or even seen the Kansas City Police Department’s “Eye in the Sky” but they are serving more than just the officers on the ground. “What it’s doing is giving us the ability to be more than just one police officer in the sky. We can see a lot larger area than the officer on the ground can,” Officer Kevin Colmar, one of KCPD’s helicopter pilots, said. The unit is celebrating 50 years […]

  • While family mourns loss of teen killed in KC crash, they desperately hope her father emerges from coma

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The families of two victims still want answers – four days after a four-vehicle crash killed a 16-year-old and a 3-year-old. Police say a suspect in a black pickup truck was weaving and speeding prior to causing the fatal crash near I-435 and 23rd Street. A third victim is still fighting for his life. As family prepared to bury 16-year-old Samantha Raudales, they’re praying that her father can open his eyes for the first time since […]

  • Local program aims to aid families that have a loved one diagnosed with serious illness

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the Ersery family, each day presents different challenges as they care for 10-year-old Alonna, who suffers from a very rare disease. “The Mitochondrial Myopathy affects the power source of each one of your cells. Anything that she does, it will take her energy. For her heart to beat, for her eyes to open, for her to try to talk it wipes her energy out,” Janala Ersery, Alonna’s mother, said. Janala said she began to notice […]

  • Teenage victim in deadly crash at I-435 and 23rd Street identified; 3-year-old remains in critical condition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 16-year-old girl died Monday, less than 24-hours after she was critically injured in a multi-vehicle crash near Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. A 3-year-old little girl remained in critical condition Monday. Kansas City Police identified the 16-year-old as Emely Raudales of Shawnee, Kansas, her birthday was one day before the crash. Family tells FOX 4 she went by Sami or her full middle name Samantha, she was the youngest of two. They also say that her […]

  • Blue Springs students provide support system to help others fighting anxiety and depression

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Although Carlos Velasquez, a senior at Blue Springs High School, is walking the hallways alone, he is not alone in the effort to help those that need it most. “You Be You is this whole ethos that we`ve embraced. We`ve taken it up as our school theme, we`ve put posters up, talked about it during pep assemblies, we`ve made videos about it,” Velasquez said. You Be You is a mental health campaign to give students fighting […]

  • Street artists from around the world turning the Crossroads into a canvass

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Crossroads District is quickly turning into a hot bed for local and international artists. “I think that not only the city is growing but the arts in the city is growing,” Mark Allen, a local artist and photographer, said. Artists from across the world have put their “art print” on buildings, walls, electrical boxes, and other items around the Crossroads. There are murals on 17th and Locust, 20th and Southwest Blvd., and several other spots […]

  • Vandals saw 10-foot cross off of the top of Lawrence church

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Police are still looking for whomever cut a cross off the roof of a church. The vandal or vandals didn’t steal it, but just left it laying outside of Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church. “It was really frustrating and devastating. Very traumatic to see the symbol of our faith has now been vandalized,” said Reverend Jami Moss. How could someone do this? Why would someone do this? That`s the frustrating part of it.” Reverend Moss says vandals […]

  • KC police shoot, kill charging dog during drug, weapons arrest; Man says it was unnecessary

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chris Lee said he was lying on his stomach, with his hands on the ground, when Kansas City Police, who were executing a search warrant at his home in East Kansas City, shot and killed his eight-year-old dog, Axl. “What I did was open the door to tell the police that we are no danger, please don’t hurt the dogs and the dogs just bound out, there was nothing I could do because I was trying […]

  • ‘Iron Men of Metz’ reunited at World War I Museum

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is home to the reunion of the “Iron Men of Metz” – a group of World War II veterans that fought to liberate the French city of Metz in the 1940`s. More than 100 veterans and their family members reunited at the World War I Museum on Friday. It was the perfect day for World War II veteran Ceo Bauer to hit a high note. He and eight of his fellow World War II […]

  • Metro real estate agents headed to Texas to help with rebuilding efforts

    LENEXA, Kan. — The local branch of Keller Williams Realty will soon be joining thousands of agents to help home owners who’ve lost everything, another example of strangers helping strangers. “Originally the plan was to go down there and basically get smart on real estate stuff; how to grow my business, how to run a better business, how to take care of clients better,” Mark Solomon told FOX 4. Solomon and his Keller Williams coworkers were set to go to […]