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I have two adult daughters. They keep me young and make me old at the same time. It’s also interesting– and sometimes frustrating– to see life through their eyes (and their Gen-Y/Millennial perspectives!)
Much has changed since I took my first television journalism job many years ago. But it’s still about you– the reader, the viewer– and telling stories that matter and supplying you with an assortment of news that you need to hear, that you’ll find interesting or compelling.
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  • Fox 4 Forecast: Cloudy & cool

    The rain may have moved out but the clouds linger this afternoon. Temperatures will struggle to make it out of the 60s. Tonight, the clouds hang on and temperatures drop back into the upper 50s. The Fall-like weather hangs on for the rest of the work week before our next warm up. We’ll discuss the details in the updated Long Ranger here: Click here for FOX 4 Interactive Radar     FOX 4 meteorologists Mike Thompson, Joe Lauria, Karli Ritter, […]

  • Sign up today: ‘It’s in the Bag’ Love Fund fundraiser to help children in Kansas City

    OLATHE, Kan. — If you’ve never joined the fun at the ‘In The Bag’ fundraiser for the FOX 4 Love Fund for Children, this is the year! For $65, you’ll be fed, enjoy the company of others who love new and gently used designer handbags, plus you’ll benefit kids in the Kansas City area who haven’t been able to get their needs met through other resources.   The Love Fund has provided mattresses for kids without beds, eyeglasses for children […]

  • Chiefs’ two leaders, Andy Reid and Alex Smith clearly frustrated by President Trump’s comments

    Andy Reid On the 24-10 win over the Chargers: All in all a good game. The turnovers obviously on their side allowed us to get some early scores. I thought our defense played well. They came up with some big interceptions on those turnovers. I thought that the interceptions by T. Mitch were big plays and good for him. I mean when you’re playing opposite all pro corner, you’re going to get tested and I thought he did a nice […]

  • St. Teresa’s Academy students who made swastika from plastic cups during drinking game face discipline

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the words of St. Teresa’s Academy,  the school and church community was ‘challenged this past week’ by under-aged drinking and by some students’ decision to create a racist symbol from their drinking cups. The administration and board of directors sent a letter to parents and the community to explain the challenge as best they could, without violating student privacy rules. According to the letter, during the beer drinking game, plastic cups were placed in a […]

  • Sixth man charged in baseball bat attack of Kansas City pizza delivery driver

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County prosecutor charged a sixth suspect,  a 19-year-old KC man, in the recent assault of a pizza delivery man in south Kansas City. Like the five other suspects, Ketrail Collins was charged Friday with robbery in the 1st degree and armed criminal action. The five other Kansas City residents, ages 18 to 20-year-old, have already been charged in connection with a beating of the pizza delivery man FOX 4 spoke to after the attack. Jackson […]

  • Suspect in violent Prairie Village home invasion pleads guilty

    OLATHE, Kan. — After pleading guilty on Friday to a violent Prairie Village home invasion of an elderly couple, Joseph Shultz, 30, was told he will learn how long he’ll spend in prison when he returns to court on November 16th. A year ago, just before daybreak, masked men broke into the Prairie Village home occupied by the Douglas family. The burglars took a revolver, jewelry, cash, a safe and other items. “When they turned on the bedroom light, they were standing […]

  • Kansas City child shot after getting ahold of a gun inside apartment, neighbors say

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City paramedics and police rushed to an apartment home near Blue Ridge Cutoff and 61st Terrace to try to save a child who reportedly shot himself or herself early Thursday afternoon. “A shooting has occurred. A child was injured. All the details we have at the time,” said Kari Thompson, KC Police spokesperson in a brief email reply to FOX 4. According to dispatchers who receive 911 calls, an adult in the apartment was getting […]

  • Suspicious package taped to SUV parked in KC driveway detonated, now being inspected as evidence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Both the fire department and the police department responded Thursday morning to a call from residents at N.E. 109th Street and N. Ditzler, who said there was something suspicious under their black Cadillac SUV parked in their driveway. The suspicious package was somehow taped underneath or onto the SUV.  The Bomb and Arson Unit was called in and they detonated the device. They then collected the pieces and will try to determine what it was.  Nobody […]

  • Parents of Ruskin H.S. teen severely beaten at school enraged over attack, worried about son’s condition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Wednesday, a 38-year-old Kansas City father and his 17-year-old daughter were charged with assault for an attack on a teenager at Ruskin High School, 7000 E 111 St.  While prosecutors announced the charges against them, the teen they’re accused of attacking remained in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit. FOX 4’s Kera Mashek spoke to the victim’s parents, an interview you’ll see only on FOX 4. They are still trying to wrap their minds […]

  • Balloons left as memorial at site of Kansas City crash that claimed lives of two girls, ages 3 and 16

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bright pink and silver balloons fly from a post at I-435 and East 23rd Street, where a crash on Sunday ended the lives of two girls. One was 16-years-old. Her name is Sami Raudales.  The other was 3-years-old. Her name is Ryan Grace Hampel. Balloons flying now at site of Sunday's accident that's now claimed life of 16 & 3 yr old girls. #fox4kc — Kera Mashek (@KeraFox4KC) September 19, 2017 Ryan Grace and Sami […]

  • Pesticide spill closes I-435 eastbound at Quivira

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Eastbound lanes of I-435 closed Wednesday morning at Quivira because of a crash that injured the people involved and sent pesticide onto the pavement. Overland Park police sent out a tweet from their account, saying the lanes would be closed for a significant amount of time. The crash occurred at eastbound I-435 west of 69-Highway at about 8:30 a.m.  Overland Park police say it involved a pesticide truck that was carrying about 330 gallons. Some of […]

  • In letter to Tonganoxie community, Tyson Food says it’s putting plans for plant on hold

    TONGANOXIE, Kan. —  Tyson Foods has issued a letter to the Tonganoxie community, saying the company will put on hold its plans to build a new plant there, after Leavenworth County Commissioners rescinded their support Monday amid protests and frustrations from residents. Commissioners took back a “resolution of intent” that pledged $500 million in revenue bonds to build the plant. Since Tyson made the announcement two weeks ago, residents have strongly resisted the plant. Those residents were worried about pollution, smells and […]