Flash flooding a primary threat as rain persists in KC metro overnight into Friday

Mary Pulley joined the FOX 4 news team July 2010, as a weekend evening anchor and reporter.

This is a homecoming for Mary in more ways then one. She was raised in Kansas City, Kansas, and was an intern at FOX 4 while in college. Mary, a UMKC graduate, is thrilled to be back in the Kansas City metro area.

Before joining FOX 4, she was a weekend anchor, producer, and reporter at WHSV in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
You can catch Mary Pulley on the Anchor Desk with Rob Collins, Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm, 9pm, & 10pm.

In her spare time, Mary enjoys the great outdoors with her husband Randall, and their son Landen.
Mary also serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Wyandotte County.
If you have any news tips or story ideas for Mary, please submit them at mary.pulley@wdaftv4.com

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    Soaking rains cause a flood of problems in the Northland

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Monday’s soaker caused problems for metro homeowners. There were several reports of flooded basements in the Northland, and some folks living in townhomes in the bottom say a pool of water is causing them to make a muddy detour. FOX 4 was able to measure the water at more than 12 inches in a space leading up to the residents’ front doors. They say there is a drain below all that water that was apparently not working. When […]

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    Kansas universities reacting to bigger cut in education funds than expected

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — A higher cost for higher education in Kansas; to balance the state budget, Governor Sam Brownback made a bigger cut to higher education funding than universities expected. The University of Kansas and other Kansas universities asked the Board of Regents for tuition rate increases Wednesday before the governor’s action. Gov. Brownback signed a bill that cuts state funding to higher education by 4-percent instead of the 3-percent that was expected. The move means KU will have roughly […]

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    KCPS to shred personal records left behind in vacant school building

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri School District weighed in after FOX 4 broke a story about old school records abandoned inside Bingham Junior High. The school closed down 15 years ago. The district now says it will shred those documents, or destroy the documents in the next 24 to 48 hours. An anonymous viewer provided FOX 4 with a box of the old records. Former students who heard about it are appalled. They said they went to the […]

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    Step Up program proves it’s never too late to finish school

    OLATHE, Kan. — More than a dozen graduates cross the stage Wednesday night, ready for the next step in their journeys. They received their high school diplomas years after life got in the way. Character, courage, and perseverance are the trait all of the graduates needed to get to this point. The graduates are part of the “Step Up” program through the Olathe School District. They are adult learners, who have decided to go back and get the high school […]

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    Witnesses recount tense moments being near officers involved in shootout with suspect on 71 Highway

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several people were in the area of 71 Highway and Bannister Road when the shots were fired Monday afternoon. That includes one woman, who says she drove right past an officer with a weapon drawn. Seconds later, she heard shots fired. Police say Curtis Ayers fired shots at a woman he was trying to carjack before police shot him. Being that close to gunfire didn’t sit well with those who experienced it. “Very scary. Very, very scary,” said Karla […]

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    KCK detective shot, killed near Kansas Speedway identified; suspect shot, apprehended on 71 Highway

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A Kansas City, Kan., police detective was shot multiple times near Kansas Speedway and rushed to the University of Kansas Hospital on Monday afternoon. Doctors performed surgery on the detective, but he died according to several police sources. At about 5:15 p.m., KCK police confirmed the detective died at KU Hospital earlier in the afternoon. The KCK Fraternal Order of Police identified the detective as Brad Lancaster, and KCK police confirm that his family has been notified. […]

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    Neighbor says vacant home was littered with trash before it went up in flames

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A vacant home went up in flames for a second time in about three years. A Wednesday night fire happened at the home at 59th and Bellefontaine. A nearby property owner says he saw someone dumping just before the fire, and says he heard loud booms and saw smoke and flames coming from the home. No word on a damage amount but the home appears to be unlivable. A homeowner tells FOX 4 the end of that street has […]

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    Group addresses KC food desert problems by bringing grocery store to customer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If people can’t get to the store, you bring the store to them. That’s how one group is helping solve problems in urban food deserts around Kansas city.  FOX 4 caught up with “Rollin’ Grocer” as it made a stop at 25th and Troost Tuesday afternoon. There FOX 4 met Joyce Scott. Getting to the store for Joyce can be tough, not only because she uses a wheelchair, but because her closest grocer is almost two miles […]

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    Neighbors’ noise complaints may cut into Olathe winery’s bottom line

    OLATHE, Kan. — A local winery is waiting to learn its fate, after complaints from neighbors. On Tuesday night the city of Olathe will make a decision that could have a big impact on business for Stone Pillar Winery. In the chill of the day, George Hoff can be found checking on his investments. Grapes that will someday make delicious bottles of wine help carry on the Hoff tradition. The Hoff family has owned the land at 11000 Woodland for 150 years. […]

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    KC Fire Department helps brothers in blue get out of a tight spot at police academy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We call police when we need help. As it turns out, police needed to call the Kansas City Fire Department when they ended up stranded in a tight spot! Gregg Favre from the St. Louis Fire Department tweeted out a picture of the rescue. An elevator malfunctioned inside the police academy near 435 and Pleasant Valley Road. This shot of @KCMOFireDept #Firefighters rescuing @KCPolice from a stalled elevator wins the internet for today. pic.twitter.com/2O0ArPzPIm — Gregg […]

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    Witnesses say driver lucky to be alive following high-speed collision with power pole

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A quiet neighborhood was interrupted by chaos Wednesday, when a woman lost control of her car and hit a power pole. Witnesses say her car flew into the air bringing down several branches from a tree she was briefly stuck in. Rescue workers on the scene says the woman had critical injuries, and was hospitalized. People who witnessed the wreck, and aftermath, say the woman is lucky to be alive. It happened near 92nd and Askew. […]

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    Emergency managers endure long day of tracking stormy weather through Johnson County

    OLATHE, Kan. — Johnson County Emergency Management kept an eye on the weather throughout Tuesday. Officials activated the emergency management center at a level 2 in the afternoon. This level of response is just above normal operations, and means that administrative staff actively monitor storms as they approached. A level 3 or 4 response would mean emergency management would bring in other other departments or organizations. It made for a long day for Johnson County emergency managements. A round of storms […]