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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.

Thanks for coming to Come back often.

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    Blue Springs man sentenced for friend’s death in May 2015 100 mph crash

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A Jackson County judge sentenced a 21-year-old man, who admitted his responsibility in the death of his friend, 19-year-old Clint Reno, killed in a car crash in Independence on May 18, 2015 near Missouri 78 and Holke Road. The judge sentenced Julian Melissinas to two-and-a-half years in prison on Thursday. Melissinas was driving a car when he lost control at about 2:50 a.m. on that Monday morning in May 2015. The vehicle traveled through a field and then […]

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    Friends of Harrisonville teen hit and killed by SUV find comfort in being together

    HARRISONVILLE,  Mo. — A school community says its collective hearts are broken, grieving the death of a student walking home from school, who was struck and killed by another student who lost control of his car Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday morning before school began hundreds of students gathered to remember Corey Turner, 14.  Some held hands, others hugged, trying to cope with what happened Tuesday. They’ll do so again Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. on the west side of the high school. […]

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    Harrisonville teen mourned by community after SUV struck him while he walked down sidewalk

    HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — A Harrisonville High School freshman was killed Tuesday after police said the driver of an SUV lost control and hit him. Police said Corey L. Turner, 14, was walking on the sidewalk near the 1100 block of E. Elm Street, just a few blocks from the school, when he was hit. After hitting Turner, the driver crashed the SUV into a home. The day after the crash, Corey’s family released a statement through the Harrisonville School District. […]

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    Mother and young daughter killed in crash on US 50 Highway

    KINGSVILLE, Mo. — A mother and child died Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash at US-50 and Route Z in Johnson County, Mo. That is just west of the familiar landmark, Powell Gardens. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt., Collin Stosberg said the crash between the  passenger car and an SUV happened about 7:30 a.m.  The passenger car was traveling north, crossing over 50-Highway, while the SUV was traveling westbound on US-50. After the impact, both cars traveled off the north side […]

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    Use #fox4gameface on social media and enter our high school sports photo contest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Here we come! FOX 4 is on the move this high school football season, ready to visit your school and follow the action on the field. We look forward to highlighting the fun and competition of Friday nights! We know you take plenty of pictures while you’re at the game…. and we want your best shots! Grab your phone or camera and snap those selfies of you in your game face! Show you school spirit and […]

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    Father calls police, saying son is man seen on video stealing woman’s car, running her over in Independence

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A 25-year-old Independence man has been charged with 2nd degree robbery in connection to the theft of a car whose owner left the car running while she aired up the tires. According to the probable cause statement, Sean A. Clark’s father tipped off police, telling them ‘he was positive his son was the defendant in the video on the news.’ Early Wednesday morning, Maggie Tatum, 32, left her 2005 black Chrysler Pacifica running and her door was ajar as she was putting air in […]

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    Workshop encourages young adults to consider careers they may never have thought possible

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A back-to-school event, sponsored by the Full Employment Council Youth Program, helped young adults ages 16 to 24, imagine and plan for a career in which they can grow and earn a living. ‘Tracks to Success’ was held at the Young Adult Career Center, 1722 E. 17th Terrace, and introduced young adults to short-term classroom training. Representatives from seven higher education vendors were there to answer questions. The Full Employment Council team also described the training […]

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    The Kansas City Chiefs welcome brave guests on Military Appreciation Day

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs hosted members of the U.S. military at training camp Thursday for  Military Appreciation Day. The Chiefs and Mosaic Life Care provided VIP treatment to invited members of the armed forces, including soldiers stationed at local installations throughout Chiefs Kingdom such as Ft. Riley, Ft. Leavenworth, Whiteman AFB and Rosecrans Reserve ANGB. On closing day of Chiefs Training Camp, the Chiefs players and coaches invited the military guests onto the field to interact with them. […]

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    After he was shot, 9-year-old Kansas City boy snuggled up to his big brother and died, dad says

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police believe that at some point the people responsible for the murders of two boys early Saturday morning at 58th and College were inside the home. “I do not get it. I swear. We have to protect the future. He’s the future,” said Jayson Ugwuh, Jayden Ugwuh’s dad. Ugwuh was only 9-years-old and his cousin Montell Ross, 8-years-old. They were killed early Saturday morning when a gunman sprayed bullets into the family home where […]

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    Grandmother of murdered 8-year-old Kansas City boy thankful for her final day with him

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police continue to follow leads, trying to identify and arrest the person who killed two cousins by opening fire on the home they were in early Saturday morning at 58th and College. Montell Ross, 8, and his cousin Jayden Ugwuh, 9, were killed when their home was sprayed with bullets. Ross’ 16-year-old sister was also hit by gunfire, but is expected to survive. On Monday, when FOX 4 stopped by the home where the two boys were […]

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    Man receives two life sentences for fatal stabbings of Johnson Co. stepson and stepfather

    LENEXA, Kan. — The man accused of brutally murdering a stepfather and stepson in Lenexa in the summer of 2014 was sentenced Monday  in Johnson County to two consecutive life sentences and will not be eligible for parole for 50 years. Alex Brune, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Brian Baskind, 47, and Clifford Preston, 79. The two men were found dead inside their home in Lenexa on July 9, 2014. They were stabbed multiple times and […]

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    Puppy deliberately thrown off balcony in Kansas City, owner says

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The former owner of a border collie named Max reports Max was deliberately thrown off the balcony of a home in Kansas City. He was rushed to KC Pet Project by a Kansas City, Missouri animal control officer, suffering from a leg fracture; his front teeth were knocked out and his lungs were bruised from the fall. The KC Pet Project veterinary team applied a splint to his fractured leg and has been managing his pain, […]