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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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    Clay County judge rules 15-yr-old boy will be charged as adult in slicing assault of neighbor

    EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — A 15-year-old, charged with burglary, assault and armed criminal action for an attack on a 43-year-old Excelsior Springs woman in March, will stand trial as an adult, according to the Excelsior Springs Police Dept. The teen, whose name has not been released until now because he was still facing juvenile charges, has now been identified as Desmond L. Johnson. Police say he was an eighth grader when he broke into the home of Tiffany Yelton, 43, in March […]

  • Dangers from exotic animals, leaving kids in hot car: Mo. couple charged with wide variety of child abuses

    RICHMOND, Mo. — A Richmond, Mo. couple, accused of killing their three-week-old baby in 2012, is now charged with abuse and neglect of their other children and exposing them to dangers from snakes, lizards and alligators. Dennis and Rebecca Matthews are now both in jail, while their three children, ages two to six years old, are in protective custody. The first charge against them is for the death of their infant daughter in 2012.  The little girl had broken ribs […]

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    Child passenger, 11-yrs old, dies in Independence car accident

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An 11-year old child was killed Friday morning in a car accident, reportedly caused when a pickup truck turned in front of the car the child was in. The boy is not being identified until all family members are notified. Police say he was not wearing a safety belt. The crash happened at about 10:20 a.m. when the driver of a 1996 Chevy Silverado pickup made a left turn off Sterling Ave onto Blue Ride Blvd., turning into the […]

  • Jonathan and Reginald Carr

    Death sentences overturned for brothers who terrorized and killed four people in Wichita

    WICHITA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court announced it has overturned the death sentences of two Wichita, Kan., men, who killed three men and a woman in a snow-covered soccer field in December 2000. In overturning their death sentences, the six justice-majority said they did so because the trial judge failed to separate the penalty proceedings against them. Jonathan and Reginald Carr were tried jointly in Sedgwick County.  After they were found guilty, Reginald Carr was given four death sentences, […]

  • sexual assault

    Police seek man who sexually assaulted woman in her apartment

    OLATHE, Kan. — A 25-year-old woman and Olathe Police hope the public can help identify the man who sexually assaulted and battered the woman early Thursday morning at her apartment. Police say they received the call to her apartment on North Lennox Street at about 12:50 a.m. The woman says the man was a black male, stocky build, wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and “Timberland” style work boots, along with a white baseball cap. She estimated his age at […]

  • Chiefs training camp

    Plan your visit to Chiefs training camp

    Information from the Chiefs on fan visits to Training Camp 2014: ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Training camp officially kicks off on Thursday, July 24 with a 3:30 p.m. practice and conclude with the club’s final practice on Aug. 14 at 8:15 a.m. All practices beginning on July 24 will be open to the public. Practices conducted indoors due to inclement weather at Missouri Western will not be open to the public. Groups of players will sign autographs following each practice session. […]

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    Queen Elizabeth performs epic ‘photobomb’ during women’s selfie

    SCOTLAND – The Queen of England may have just surpassed all others for the best photo-bomb of 2014. Queen Elizabeth was in Scotland to greet the women’s Australia Commonwealth Games hockey team for their game against Malaysia. During her visit, many of the players took pictures of themselves for social media purposes. Unbeknownst to two members of the “Hockeyroos” team, the Queen popped into one of their pictures, and looks quite amused at her epic photobomb. “Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie,” […]

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    Family suspects couple killed in accident swerved to avoid animal on Missouri road

    PERRYVILLE, Mo. — A couple with two children was about 25 minutes from home when for a reason we may never know, the husband lost control of the car, and the two died instantly on a Missouri highway. Bret Chandler, 38 and Toree Chandler, 33, both of Chester, Ill., were in their 2002 Jeep Wrangler on Route T near Perryville, Mo., Saturday at about 9:10 p.m., when the Jeep failed to negotiate a right curve and left the road, according […]

  • Many tears and questions from Kearney wife whose husband died working on a bridge project

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Federal investigators returned to the scene of a fatal accident near Independence Ave. and Cambridge St.,  where an electrician, who was also a husband and father, died on Monday. David Craven, 53, fell off a bridge at that location. His wife of more than 25 years, Linda Craven, said David was on his way home when he decided to stop and check on one of his co-workers who was working on a bridge project in Northeast Kansas […]

  • Police

    Child seriously injured when hit by car

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A boy was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when he was hit by a car  near 14th Street and Askew Avenue. The driver stopped after the accident, which happened at about 2:30 p.m. The child’s injuries were serious, but he is in stable condition.

  • bridge worker

    Police say worker died from fall off bridge in Northeast KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — A worker fell from a bridge in the northeast area of Kansas City Tuesday afternoon, and according to Kari Thompson, Kansas City Police sergeant, the person died from the injuries they suffered. It happened at Independence and Cambridge shortly before 4:30 p.m. An identity hasn’t been released, but FOX 4 has confirmed that the victim was a man and doing contract work for the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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    Two construction workers injured in Olathe in a crane accident

    OLATHE, Kan. — Two workers were injured Tuesday afternoon at a construction site at 106th St., and South Ridgeview in Olathe where a renovation project is ongoing at a John Deere facility according to the city inspector’s office. According to Olathe Fire Dept. spokesperson Mike Hall, one victim has minor injuries and the other has serious injuries. Hall said cranes were involved and knew the workers’ injuries happened as a result of a fall, but did not have the specifics.