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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
  • Ned Yost: I’m not a dope but not the smartest guy either

    SAN FRANCISCO — Ned Yost, Royals manager, was asked Thursday in San Francisco about the adjective often used to describe him: You know the one: “Stupid”. You’ve heard it said, “We’ve been ‘Yosted’ again.” His response: “”I don’t account for it. I don’t care about it. You know what? I understand how this game is. I know that if something good happens, I’m going to look smart. My players won a ballgame yesterday… you know what I did? Nothing. I […]

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    Fan Challenge: From Giants fans to KC fans

    On Friday morning, the news team at KTVU in Oakland, Calif., challenged FOX 4 and the Kansas City Royals fan base to prove who has the best, loudest, most supportive fans. Let’s do this for the Royals! All you have to do is like or share or retweet this picture! From KTVU: “Issuing a challenge to the FOX station in Kansas City; we want to show them that our fans are MORE fired up than their fans. LIKE & SHARE […]

  • Billy Butler’s dad: Enjoying the moment and so proud of his son & Kansas City

    SAN FRANCISCO — FOX 4’s John Holt and Al Wallace are in San Francisco, preparing for Game 3 against the Giants. As they were leaving Kansas City on Thursday, they ran into Billy Butler’s family at KCI. Butler’s mom and dad, Beth and J.D., and Butler’s mother-in-law Molly stopped to talk to them about what it’s like to see their son in the World Series. “I don’t know if it’s really set in yet. We’re just trying to enjoy the moment. […]

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    Magnificent performance of Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Kansas City Symphony

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This will give you chills! The Kansas City Symphony performed “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” for an occasion we haven’t seen in 29 years! After several symphony musicians shout, “Go Royals!” Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony Music Director, introduces the performance: “This is from all your friends in the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus. This is for you. Everytime we’re in Helzberg Hall, we try to hit it out of the park and you’re going to […]

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    Man shot at Northland CVS charged with kidnapping

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If he recovers, a 23-year-old Kansas City man faces kidnapping and armed criminal action charges in Clay County for allegedly holding a hostage at a CVS store in the 4900 block of NE Vivion Road Wednesday night. Kansas City police say they shot Brandon Sampson during the ordeal when they say he lunged toward them with a sharp-edged object. Police say when they arrived, they could see through the glass doors that the suspect was holding […]

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    ‘Royals Ready’ rap by Blue Valley grad, played during Game 2

    B DOUBLE E, a 28-year-old rapper who lives in California but graduated from the Blue Valley School District, rushed back to Kansas City to make this video for his song “Royals Ready.” The song was played Wednesday night at Kauffman in the game against the Giants. B DOUBLE E is also known for the popular rap “Red and Blue”, which KU fans will appreciate.

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    True Blue Fan contest: Upload a picture wearing your Royal blue

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We know you filled your closet with Royal blue for the ALCS and now for the Royals in the World Series! We’re looking for pictures of fans all decked out and cheering on the hometown team. Share a picture with us for the FOX 4 True Blue Fan Contest, and if your picture is randomly chosen you could win a 42″ Big Screen Samsung Smart TV. The prize is provided by Amini’s. Click here for complete rules. […]

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    One Direction to perform at Arrowhead Stadium

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Protect your eardrums because the squealing has commenced, as Kansas City fans of the superstar group One Direction learn that the boy band is coming to Arrowhead Stadium on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The Chiefs made the announcement on Thursday that “music is returning to Arrowhead.” The concert will mark the fifth concert to come to Arrowhead Stadium since 2011. Tickets for the July 28, 2015 concert will go on sale to the general public at […]

  • Man robbed at gunpoint of his World Series tickets outside Kauffman

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man hoping to sell his World Series tickets and buy his girlfriend an engagement ring  was robbed and assaulted Monday right outside Kauffman Stadium. At about 2 p.m. Monday, Jake Stewart, 36, from Overland Park, met a man outside the K, who claimed he wanted to buy the World Series tickets that Stewart had listed on Craigslist. The man said he didn’t bring cash, but would run to the bank and get the money. “He […]

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    Waiter gets a tip much better than 20% from Royals pitcher Wade Davis’ wife

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A waiter at Rock and Brews restaurant and bar in Overland Park is still pinching himself over his good fortune after spending Monday night at Kauffman Stadium watching the Royals in the World Series. Ryan O’Connor’s story just fell together. He usually works the night shift, but he was asked to work an extra shift at lunch, something he wasn’t really thrilled about because he’d just arrived back in town from Los Angeles. It just so […]

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    Royals pep rally, pre-school style

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In honor of the Royals, Country Club Christian Church Parents’ Day Out and Preschool program held a pep rally on Tuesday. Parents and staff were invited to cheer on the Royals and have a little fun with their kids. Notice the great hats they made for the occasion! The kids sung songs, cheered, played games, and ran bases!

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    Dust off the 1985 Royals souvenirs and make room for 2014’s

    For long-time fans, the memories of 1985,  with all the hope and celebration, came rushing back as the  Kansas City Royals won their way into the post-season. Now, with their team in the 2014 World Series, fans are flaunting their 1985 souvenirs. Many are still in pristine condition, preserved in anticipation of this very occasion. Flip through the photo gallery for some of the memorabilia that fans dusted off and shared with FOX 4. Add your own!