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I love what I do, love working at FOX 4 because I’m interested in people and their stories. I especially love stories that show the human spirit– our kindness, survival skills, determination and stubbornness– all the things that motivate us and make us unique and exceptional.
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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Recent Articles
  • After almost 2 months, 3 Tonganoxie sisters located; KC police release man found with them

    TONGANOXIE, Kan. — Kansas City police confirmed on Tuesday that they were releasing a man they were holding on suspicion he may have been involved in the disappearance of three girls, after the girls were located and determined to be safe early Tuesday morning. It was initially reported that the sisters- 15, 14, and 12-years old ran away from their foster home in Tonganoxie on August 26, 2017. Kansas City Police spokesperson Darrin Snapp says that at about 1:00 a.m., […]

  • Authorities charge 2 men in Lawrence triple murder shooting, searching for others

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Two men, ages 19 and 22, are in custody Tuesday morning, accused in the shooting that killed three people in Lawrence early in the morning on Sunday, Oct. 1. The Douglas County Prosecutor’s Office planned a 2:00 p.m. news conference to provide additional information to the public. Watch in the player above or click here to open a new window with the Fox 4 livestream. Ahmad Malik Rayton, 22, of Topeka, Kansas, is charged with attempted 2nd […]

  • Two arrested, charged in triple murder shooting in Lawrence

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Two men, ages 19 and 22, are in custody Tuesday morning, accused in the shooting that killed three people two Sundays ago in a popular area in Lawrence known for shopping and nightlife. The shooting happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Police heard gunshots from the police department, which is less than a block away from the shooting scene at 11th and Massachusetts. When they arrived moments later, they found five people hit by gunfire. […]

  • Police arrest two men for Lawrence shooting that killed three young people

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Two men, ages 19 and 22, are in custody Tuesday morning, accused in the shooting that killed three people two Sundays ago in a popular area in Lawrence known for shopping and nightlife. The shooting happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Police heard gunshots from the police department, which is less than a block away from the shooting scene at 11th and Massachusetts. When they arrived moments later, they found five people hit by gunfire. […]

  • Fox 4 Forecast: Ample sunshine!

    Ample sunshine will push our chilly morning lows back into the upper 60s later today.  Watch the forecast here to see what the week ahead has in store for you: Be sure to download our apps and follow us on Facebook. iPhone fox4kc weather app Android fox4kc weather app. Fox4kc news apps:  iPhone and Android Click here for FOX 4 Interactive Radar                     FOX 4 meteorologists Mike Thompson, Joe Lauria, Karli […]

  • Chiefs fans cheer survivors of 7 forms of cancer during ‘Crucial Catch’ game at Arrowhead

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Every person who attended the Chiefs-Steelers game at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday received a white card and was encouraged to dedicate it to someone they know who has been affected by cancer. It was one of the many ways the Chiefs, in partnership with The University of Kansas Health System and the American Cancer Society, helped promote early detection during its ‘Crucial Catch’ initiative. All of #ChiefsKingdom, and even #Steelers fans, came together to support #ChiefsvsCancer today. […]

  • Now free, KCK man hugs woman who testified against him in murder trial that sent him to prison for 23 years

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Lamonte McIntyre, 41, a man convicted in 1994 of killing two men, was set free from prison on Friday after spending 23 years behind bars. The Midwest Innocent Project took McIntyre’s case, believing he was wrongly convicted due to coercion by police. During the hearing this week to determine whether he should be set free, receive a new trial, or return to prison, witnesses took the stand to recant the testimony they gave more than two […]

  • Long unhappy with Iran nuclear deal, Pres. Trump announces new strategy

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced a combative new strategy toward Iran on Friday, publicly rejecting the United States’ adherence to his predecessor’s nuclear deal but stopping short, for now, of scrapping the agreement entirely. The move to “decertify” Iran’s compliance in the nuclear pact doesn’t amount to ripping up the accord, as he promised to do as a candidate. Instead, Trump foisted the agreement upon Congress, which now has 60 days to determine a path forward. Republicans and Democrats […]

  • Belton man charged with deaths of 2 female friends faces judge in Cass County

    HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — Kylr Yust, 29, the man now charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of Kara Kopetsky, 17, and Jessica Runions, 21, is scheduled to make an appearance Tuesday afternoon in Cass County Court. In addition to the first degree murder charges, Yust is also charged with two counts of abandoning a corpse. He will be arraigned on these charges, as well. Kara Kopetsky, Yust’s former girlfriend, disappeared in 2007. Her remains were not found until […]

  • Fancy new airport features highlighted in design pictures just released by firm chosen to rebuild KCI

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Edgemoor Infrastructure, the Maryland company chosen to build a new $1-billion single terminal airport at KCI released its preliminary designs on Thursday. The company points out the following features in the pictures: A two-story fountain at the center of the terminal  that would project messages and cascade colorful water Convenience for travelers. Edgemoor says the design includes close-in parking, a two-level curbside pick-up and drop-off area and waiting areas at each gate Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill, […]

  • Boy with special needs lured, sexually assaulted inside Lee’s Summit West H.S. bathroom: Police report

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Police in Lee’s Summit are investigating reports that a teen with special needs was sexually assaulted several times by another Lee’s Summit West High School student. According to the police report, the assaults happened beginning Aug. 16 until Sept. 22. The police report indicates the student accused of sexually assault is a 17-year-old boy. The assaults allegedly occurred in the school’s bathroom. The victim’s parents said they began noticing in August that their child was expressing […]

  • Lee’s Summit North H.S. students witness shooting during Spanish class field trip to Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A group of Lee’s Summit North students on a field trip for their Spanish class witnessed violence Friday afternoon when a store clerk shot a robber at Royal Liquors, 801 Southwest Blvd. That account comes from a parent whose teenager was on the field trip. Police say two men went into the liquor store to rob it but the clerk pulled out a gun of his/her own and shot one of the suspects. Both fled. Police […]