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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    FOX 4 Forecast: Going To Extremes!

    Arctic air is on the move and it will drag Saturday morning temperatures down to near 10° with wind chills near -4°. The good news is, it’s a short affair, and the warm-up actually begins Saturday night into Sunday morning as the Pacific air comes charging back with a vengeance. Next week we may be talking record highs on one day, and I’ll discuss the latest in the updated Long Ranger…right here:  Click here for FOX 4 Interactive Radar Check […]

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    Teen accuses 3 Lee’s Summit boys of sexual assault

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A team of detectives spent hours in a Lee’s Summit neighborhood on Thursday investigating a 14-year-old girl’s claims that three boys sexually assaulted her inside a house near S.E. Seventh Street and Cumberland on Sunday morning. Investigators say the girl told them she was visiting someone when the boys, ages 14, 15, and 16 attacked her. The boys live in the home. When detectives arrived at the home, the police presence alarmed neighbors. “They had 15, 12, […]

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    Painters ascend 95 feet to reach Kansas City’s Union Station ceiling

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s Union Station is getting a new coat of paint on its decorative ceiling this week. Union Station’s managers say it’s a priority to preserve the look of this 101-year-old train station and, once in a while, that means painting the highest part of the building. The painters use a special hydraulic lift to rise 95 feet off the floor. Two of the painters took our FOX 4 camera’s for a ride to see the […]

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    Regional Braille Challenge underway in Kansas City, Kansas

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — More than 50 students from Kansas and Missouri competed Thursday in the Kansas Sunflower Regional Braille Challenge at the Kansas State School for the Blind, 1100 State Avenue. The event is the only reading and writing competition for the visually impaired, so participants are enthusiastic about the event and prepare for it. “It’s a day to celebrate. There aren’t many days when kids can celebrate reading Braille. It’s our chance to put the spotlight on kids […]

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    Here’s your chance to win Home Opener tickets to see your KC Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royal Treatment Contest begins Wednesday morning, February 3rd at 6:00 a.m., and ends March 4 at 11:59 p.m. Weekly prizes include $100 Kauffman Stadium gift cards, while the GRAND PRIZE includes two tickets to the Royals Home Opener, a parking pass and a $100 stadium gift card. To enter, watch the FOX 4 Morning Show between 6:00-7:00 a.m. and listen for the Word of the Day. Then enter it on fox4kc.com. (See form below) The […]

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    Body of missing Missouri 3-year-old found inside van; autopsy ordered

    IRON COUNTY, Mo. — Authorities in Missouri found the body of a missing 3-year-old boy on Wednesday following his disappearance early Tuesday morning. Titus Greyson Tackett disappeared while wearing only a diaper. He was found on Wednesday inside a van about a half-mile from his grandfather’s home, where he was last seen. A person who lives at the home where the van was found spotted the child’s body around 11 a.m and called police. A blanket was draped over the child’s body inside the vehicle, according to KTVI. Police […]

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    Public invited to military funeral of homeless KC veteran

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A disabled and homeless veteran who died January 20, will be buried in Leavenworth, thanks to a friend who believed he deserved more.  Three weeks ago, Eton Gilmore died disabled and homeless, with no family, in an abandoned house on Woodland Avenue. UPDATE: Hundreds gather to bid farewell to KC veteran they never met Maryannah Mosley, his friend and also a disabled Vietnam veteran, said during his time in the Army, he received awards, including the Purple Heart.  She […]

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    Harry Stone’s widow profoundly grateful that suspect has been arrested in 2012 murder

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Nearly four years after his murder, a metro family is relieved to hear a man is now arrested and charged in connection to the fatal shooting of Harry Stone. On Tuesday a heartbroken Bobbie Stone breathed a big sigh of relief that her husband’s suspected killer is finally in custody. “This is what we sought from the very beginning. On the morning of May 13, 2012, I kissed him goodbye as he left for his run for […]

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    Wind interfering with ATF’s investigation into deadly Raytown apartment fire

    RAYTOWN, Kan. — Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spent Tuesday setting up their equipment and gathering information and evidence to hopefully determine the cause of the weekend fire at a Raytown apartment building that has now claimed the lives of two people. They’re preserving contents of the building and interviewing first responders, firefighters who fought the blaze and residents. While they did go into the building, they said that was not their main focus today.  The wind was a […]

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    JoCo mom charged with endangering her baby after babysitter accidentally burns him

    OLATHE, Kan. — A call into Ask-a-Nurse resulted in charges against a Johnson County mother for allegedly failing to get help for her baby in a timely manner. Katherine O’Connor, 22, is charged with aggravated endangering a child and obstruction. According to the affidavit prepared by Overland Park Police, O’Connor called Ask-A-Nurse on August 7, 2015, to report that her 19-month-old son had burns on his neck, chest and back. O’Connor told the nurse on the phone that her son was […]

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    Fire at home in Mission Hills

    MISSION HILLS, Kan. — Firefighters were called out to a house fire in Mission Hills Tuesday afternoon.  The fire at the home, located at 2117 Drury Lane, one block west of State Line Road, is reportedly a two-alarm fire. FOX 4 has a crew at the scene. Refresh this page for updates. Fire crews from CFD2, Leawood, Overland Park respond to major blaze at Mission Hills house https://t.co/aQ3I8XEBew pic.twitter.com/85kFTMZAef — Prairie Village Post (@pvposter) February 9, 2016  

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    At last, charges filed in murder of man gunned down while jogging in Raytown

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — The Jackson County Prosecutor announced charges on Tuesday in the May 2012 drive-by shooting that killed Harry Stone, 60, as he was out on a routine morning run. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker held a news conference Tuesday morning to address the second-degree murder charges against Craig L. Brown, 24. Out for a morning run on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012, Harry Stone was ready for a day with family, but while running near the intersection of […]