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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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  • FOX 4 Forecast: Thirsty Lawns Get A Drink!

    Winds have increased across the area this evening, and cloudy skies, combined with gusts to 28 mph will keep overnight temperatures from falling below the mid 40s. Sunshine returns on Thursday afternoon, with warmer air arriving…shoving afternoon readings into the mid 70s! And our best hope for beneficial rains is still on track for Friday. I’ll look at the details of the rain/storm event on Friday, n the updated Long Ranger…right here: Click here for FOX 4 Interactive Radar Click […]

  • FOX4 Forecast: Chilly start!

    We’ve got more clouds in the forecast today and highs will end up in the mid to upper 50s this afternoon.  Tomorrow winds will crank up out of the south and temperatures will return to the mid 70s!  Rain chances will also increase as the week progresses.  Watch the forecast here to find out if we can expect any storms in the forecast. Click here for FOX 4 Interactive Radar Click here for FOX 4 Interactive Radar Click here for […]

  • 70-year-old Overland Park man pleads guilty to distributing child porn while posing as woman

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — An Overland Park man pleaded guilty Monday to distributing child pornography on the Internet while posing as a 46-year-old woman. Frank Kurtz, 70, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted that an investigation by the Israeli National Police first identified emails in which Kurtz used the alias “Lisayearning46” to send child pornography to another person. The FBI in Kansas followed an electronic trail to Kurtz, who registered with Yahoo under the […]

  • Overland Park Fire Dept. answers the ‘What happened?” and ‘What now?’ questions

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —  The day after the eight-alarm fire at the multimillion-dollar CityPlace development in Overland Park, Kansas, firefighters are reflecting on the battle they faced and the losses suffered by the people they protect. The apartment complex under construction at CityPlace was the first to go up into flames on Monday at about 3:30 p.m. Then the intense heat caused neighboring homes to catch fire. Once one roof caught fire, embers jumped from roof to roof, spreading the […]

  • Neighbors spring into action as embers jump from roof to roof, destroying homes in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Neighbors helped neighbors, neighbors helped firefighters, pets, and so-called latch-key children, as a fire raged at an apartment complex under construction Monday afternoon in Overland Park. After what witnesses described as a ‘boom’ the apartment complex under construction at College Blvd. and U.S. 69 erupted into violent flames. Within minutes, surrounding homes caught fire as the intense heat from the apartment fire ignited their roofs and the wind carried embers to bring on more destruction. The four-story […]

  • Massive fire in Overland Park spreads rapidly to homes, destroys everything in path

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A fire is raging in Overland Park, spreading to surrounding homes as its flames and embers shoot high into the air Monday afternoon. The fire appears to have started at the new, mixed-use, development apartment complex at College Blvd. and U.S. 69 in Overland Park. One of the apartment complex buildings was reduced to rubble after the fire quickly burned it to the ground. An adjacent apartment complex also caught fire. The fire has spread to […]

  • Flames destroy apartment complex and several homes in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A fire raged at an apartment complex under construction Monday afternoon in Overland Park, then it spread to surrounding homes as the heat ignited the roofs and the wind carried embers away to start new fires. The fire started at the new, mixed-use, development apartment complex at College Blvd. and U.S. 69 in Overland Park. The four-story apartment complex, called CityPlace, was still under construction. Construction employees were inside the building working when the fire started with an apparent […]

  • Woman sentenced to nine years in fatal crash that killed 77-year-old Johnson Co. woman

    OLATHE, Kan. — Angeline Shelor, 26, of Olathe was sentenced on Monday to nine years in prison for the 2nd degree murder of Lelia Roberts, 77, who died in a crash caused by Shelor in August 2015. Angeline Shelor sentenced to 109 mos in prison for reckless 2nd degree murder for 8/20/15 auto accident in which Lelia M. Roberts was killed — Johnson County KS DA (@JohnsonCoDA) March 20, 2017 Several witnesses told police they saw Shelor driving dangerously fast, erratically and flipping […]

  • Starlight 2017 Ticket Contest

    Win a season pass to Starlight Ticket Contest! In the 2017 season, Starlight Theatre is presenting the following Broadway shows:  Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys, An American in Paris, Something Rotten!, The Bodyguard, Motown the Musical, and Grease. One grand prize winner will receive a pair of season passes to all these shows. The second place winner will receive a 4-pack of tickets to the Little Mermaid show on Saturday, June 3. and the third place winner will receive […]

  • FOX 4’s College Basketball Bracket Contest- 3 ways to enter & win

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Are you ready for some college hoops? Pick your teams and play all three ways for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Price Chopper. Good luck! CLICK HERE to BEGIN OR ADJUST YOUR BRACKET! http://fox4kc.collegehoops.upickem.net/collegebasketball/registration/login.asp http://fox4kc.collegehoops.upickem.net/collegebasketball/fans/mobilesignup.asp

  • A snowy Snake Saturday Parade 2017 in North Kansas City

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Snake Saturday Parade in North Kansas City kicked off a week of celebration of Irish culture and history. Typically bringing in about 100,000 people to historic, downtown North Kansas City, the crowd was a little smaller in 2017 due to the weather. The parade began at 16th and Swift, turned right on Armour Road, then another right on Howell and continuing to 16th Avenue. FOX 4 provided a livestream of the parade (See FOX 4’s team […]

  • Watch the fun at the Snake Saturday Parade 2017 in North Kansas City

    NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Snake Saturday Parade in North Kansas City kicks off a week of celebration of Irish culture and history, bringing in about 100,000 people to historic, downtown North Kansas City, for a day of fun and festivities on Saturday, March 11th. The parade begins at 16th and Swift, turning right on Armour Road, then another right on Howell and continuing to 16th Avenue. If you aren’t going, be sure to watch it on FOX 4’s livestream! […]