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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 teenage 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.

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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    Olathe’s Vanya Shivashankar co-champion in 2015 National Spelling Bee

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vanya Shivashankar spelled her way to a co-championship in the 2015 National Spelling Bee, sharing the title with Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Mo. The two were flawless during the championship round, nearly exhausting the 25 words in the round and by rule will share the title. Here are the words Vanya spelled correctly in the final round: cytopoiesis backfisch bayadere cibarial bouquetiere thamakau tantieme urgrund myrmotherine zimocca hippocrepiform scacchite bruxellois scherenschnitte The bee hadn’t ended in a tie for […]

  • Kansas City awarded Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship through 2020

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship is staying in Kansas City through 2020. The conference announced that in addition to hosting the 2016 men’s tournament, the Sprint Center and KC will host it from 2017-2020. KC and Sprint Center KEEP Big 12 Men’s bball tourney through 2020! #fox4kc — FOX 4 Sports (@fox4sports) May 28, 2015 “Kansas City, once again, stepped up and made a substantial offer. As always, made promises and always over-delivered on those promises,” […]

  • FOX4 Forecast: Drips Ahoy!

    This morning’s thunderstorm complex dominated the rest of the day, and now a new round of storms is underway in about the same spots out west.  Chances are fair that we’ll see another round of thundershowers early Friday. Plus a cold front arriving late in the day  may spark a second round on Friday evening.  Bottom line…Plan “B” is necessary for Friday, and a jacket is required for the weekend!  Details on the rest of the active Long Ranger can […]

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    Contest winners flash a smile when they win prizes from FOX 4

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4 has given away many prizes through the years to our FOX 4 viewers. We enjoy meeting our winners and are excited when they come sign the paperwork and collect their prize. It makes our day to make their day! It’s part of the fun! Below is a photo gallery of some of our recent winners. See!? People really do win. The odds are better that you’ll be a winner if you enter a local contest […]

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    Another mudfest? Rockfest 2015 could look a lot like Rockfest 2010

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’ve been a regular to RockFest in Kansas City, you probably remember 2010 as a good time, that is,….  if you’re someone who doesn’t mind the mud. (Be sure to watch the video in the player above for our story from May 2010.) Many Rockfesters didn’t mind at all, and even said the mud made the festival all the more fun. The grounds of Liberty Memorial became a mudslide; all the straw laid down helped very little. […]

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    Make your yard the best it’s ever been: Enter FOX 4’s Yard of Dreams Sweepstakes

    **This contest has closed and FOX 4 is in the process of notifying the grand prize winner.** Please come back to fox4kc.com/contests for future contests. Click here to see some of the many winners from the KC-area and the prizes we’ve given away. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s Spring in KC! There are flowers to grow and yards to mow! Whether you consider it a chore or love gardening and maintaining your landscaping, FOX 4 wants to help you with […]

  • Man found bleeding at Lawrence fast food restaurant, dies from apparent stabbing

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Shortly after 6:00 Monday morning officers and medical personnel were dispatched to the parking lot of McDonalds, 1309 West 6th Street, following a 911 call reporting an individual outside the restaurant was bleeding.  First responders treated the victim and transported him to Lawrence Memorial Hospital where he later died.  The victim is a male in his forties.  No arrests have been made in this investigation. The crime is being investigated as a homicide, based on the nature of the […]

  • Sandra Sutton and Zachary Sutton

    Family uncertain about their safety while grieving murders of mother and son

    CLINTON, Mo. — He was 17-years old and she was 46-years old; a son and his mother found murdered in a home in Clinton, Mo. early Thursday morning, May 21. The day after their murders, their family continues to feel the loss and the grief, remembering their last contact and conversation with Sandra Kay Sutton and Zachary Sutton. Sandra’s daughter Cassandra Pottoroff  said the last time she spoke to her mom was on May 19, the day before she was […]

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    Watch live: Update on the manhunt for Missouri double murder suspect

    CLINTON, Mo. — Authorities have planned another news conference at 3:30 p.m. Friday to update the news media on the manhunt for James Horn, suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend Sandra Kay Sutton, 46, and her son Zachary Sutton, 17. (Scroll down to watch it in the player below.) Their bodies were found early Thursday morning in Clinton, where they’d been staying with relatives following Sandra’s escape from a box in Sedalia on April 30. She told police that for four […]

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    Woman battling anorexia at 40 pounds gets help after plea on social media

    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Rachael Farrokh, 37, weighs roughly 40 pounds, suffering from a severe form of anorexia for more than 10 years. After making a desperate plea for survival in a video posted to YouTube, Farrokh told CNN on Friday that she has raised enough money for her to start treatment for her eating disorder. Farrokh and her husband, Rod Edmondson, created a GoFundMe page that’s exceeded $120,000 in donations to cover her medical costs. Farrokh took to social media […]

  • Chippendales and Chef-endale make roasted beet salad

    Roasted Beet Salad with Hazelnut Brittle Makes four servings Ingredients: Four striped beets 1/3 cup hazelnut brittle (recipe below) 4 cups fresh arugula Salt & pepper to taste 1/3 cup olive oil 1 tsp. sugar 3 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar 6 oz. goat cheese 1/3 cup pecan pieces Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil or spray a baking sheet before placing the beets in one layer on the sheet. Roast for about an hour.  Cool the beets […]

  • KC Starlight brings in the Million Dollar Quartet

    The Million Dollar Quartet opens Starlight’s 65th Broadway season Friday night and runs through Memorial weekend. The show features the music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, telling the story of the night in December 1956 when they came together to make rock ‘n’ roll history. For tickets, click here.