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
  • FOX4 Forecast: Mid-Week Worries…

    After a few more showers pass through during the early evening hours, skies will clear out overnight, setting up a cool start to your Tuesday!  The return of warmer and more humid air, will spark another stormy period through mid-week, and the threat for severe storms cannot be ruled out. I’ll explain the transition back to the heat in the updated Long Ranger…right here: Click here for FOX 4 Interactive Radar FOX 4 meteorologists Mike Thompson, Joe Lauria, Karli Ritter, […]

  • Man found dead in driveway after car crashes into Northland home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The driver of a car that wrecked into a home was taken into police custody after being questioned about the crash as well as the man found dead in the driveway of the home. It happened in the 9400 block of N. Kentucky Ave., early Sunday morning. Police received the call at about 4 a.m., to respond to an accident. When they arrived, they found a man dead in the driveway and a vehicle wrecked into […]

  • Plaza restaurant closed because of roach infestation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  The Kansas City Health Dept., closed the Mexican-American restaurant called Zocalo, 620 West 48th Street on the Plaza,  so it can deal with its roach problem. Health inspectors were at the restaurant last week and found the roaches. They did follow-up inspections and found the restaurant still had roaches. A sign on the door said it would be closed for the weekend. The restaurant is now working to fix the problem. The following notes were written […]

  • KC mom charged with ‘abandoning corpse’ after 8-yr-old son found dead in bathtub

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 29-year-old woman who police say jumped off the Bond Bridge last week in an apparent attempt to take her own life after her 8-year-old son was found dead, has now been charged in Platte County with abandonment of a corpse. Aushena Warren, 29, of Kansas City North, was pulled from the Missouri River on Tuesday, June 13th, the same day her 8-year-old son, Audrick Warren, was discovered dead by his father in the bathroom of […]

  • July 2017 fireworks near me

    MISSOURI KC Riverfest Where: Berkley Park on the River between the Heart of America and Paseo bridges. When:  Tuesday, July 4 from 4 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $5, children 12 and under are free. Limited $10 parking, free shuttles. Click here for more information. Parkville Fourth of July Fireworks and Festival Where: Downtown Parkville, MO. Fireworks shot over Missouri River. When: Firework display on Tuesday, July 4, at 9:45 p.m. (Other events such as carnival begins June 29th) Shuttle services from South Platte […]

  • Southwest Blvd. fire: Three-story building packed full of furniture consumed by flames

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Smoke is filling the sky on the westside of the city Tuesday afternoon, as a building is on fire at 29th and Southwest Boulevard. The three-alarm fire is at Friday’s Only Furniture Store where no one was inside when the blaze began. Nearly 100 Firefighters immediately went into a defensive attack, and KCFD Chief Paul Berardi says they will be on scene until at least 8 p.m. Nobody is allowed in the collapse zone, and engineers […]

  • Raging furniture store fire attracts many spectators, including those at neighboring lumber yard

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A three-alarm fire at Friday’s Only Furniture Store,2915 Southwest Blvd.,  brought out nearly 100 firefighters, trying to keep it from spreading to other nearby structures like Schutte Lumber. No one was inside the furniture store when the blaze began at about 2:50 p.m. Repair crews had been inside earlier to fix damage done during the weekend storm, but had left at about 1:30 p.m., after working on the roof. “We ended up today doing the hand demolition. […]

  • Project Eldercool delivers new window unit air conditioners to those in need

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman who turns 101 years old next Wednesday received an early birthday gift on Thursday. She got a free window AC unit, thanks to Project ElderCool- Bishop Sullivan Center. She is one of dozens of people who will be cooler this summer, thanks to the donations and work of others. Project ElderCool, which provides AC units to eligible elderly residents and others with medical conditions. FOX 4’s Kathy Quinn was also there when a woman named […]

  • Music video about arthritis features Charcandrick West and 10-year-old singing partner

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Charcandrick West, Chiefs running back, teamed up to make a music video with a little girl named Jillian Reid, age 10, because both of them have arthritis. The music  video is meant to raise awareness. It features Charcandrick singing the song “Body of Steel”. You can scroll down to watch and listen to the music video on YouTube. Some of the lyrics: We fight every day into the morning light We try to do the impossible. That’s […]

  • Unanswered questions about 8-yr-old Northland boy’s death, and mom’s suspected suicide attempt

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police confirmed Thursday that the mother of the boy found dead Tuesday in a Northland town home is the same woman whom police rescued from the river after she jumped off the Bond Bridge. On Tuesday, Audrick Warren’s father found him dead in the bathroom of their home in the 5800 block of North London Avenue. That same morning at about 10 a.m., someone reported seeing a woman jumping into the river from the Bond Bridge. […]

  • Long line at Arrowhead Stadium for U2 tickets

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County residents stood in a long line Friday morning at Arrowhead Stadium to get their hands on the first U2 tickets up for sale. Because the concert is at Arrowhead, which is supported by Jackson County taxpayers, residents of Jackson County get first dibs on the concert tickets. The legendary Irish rock group added seven additional North America stadium shows of The Joshua Tree Tour, including a stop at Arrowhead Stadium on Tuesday, September 12. […]

  • Police: Suspect in Raymore church break-in says he was ‘mad at God’

    RAYMORE, Mo. — A 19-year-old man is charged in Cass County with burglary in the 2nd degree and property damage in the 1st degree related to a break-in at a church, 904 S. Madison on Tuesday, May 30th. Police say Malik McClinton admitted to them that he was mad at God for not doing anything for him so he broke the glass doors of the church and then destroyed items including a drum set, speakers, electronics, and ripped a camera […]