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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 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.

Thanks for coming to fox4kc.com. Come back often.

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    Man in custody but couple hoping to buy Craigslist 1966 Mustang missing

    ATLANTA — Authorities say the man who last had phone contact with a Georgia couple  missing after driving across the state to check out a classic car they saw on Craigslist has turned himself in on charges related to the case. Investigators had obtained warrants for Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns, 28, on charges of giving false statements and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception. Authorities said Towns was taken into custody Monday morning. He hasn’t been accused of harming  Elrey “Bud” […]

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    Normal pregnancy, normal sonograms, but Arizona baby born without eyes

    MESA, Ariz. — Doctors and parents of a three-month old boy named Richie still have no answers as to what caused the child’s eyes to never develop. Kelly Lopez, Richie’s mom, says she became concerned a few hours after he was born because he still had not opened his eyes.  At first the staff thought Richie’s face was just swollen from birth, but thirteen days later, the hospital performed an MRI and it showed Richie did not have eyes. Richie now […]

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    Dad rebukes African-American daughter for using the “N” word

    MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man who many would easily call racist, lost his job after another father posted a video on Youtube describing the mean Snapchats his adopted African-American daughter received, allegedly from the first father’s twin boys. But now, Brad Knudson and his wife Wendy, have also admitted their African-American daughter also used racist terms herself. It all started, Knudson says, on New Year’s Eve. Knudson says a set of twins from Prior Lake High School sent his daughter a […]

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    “It could be anybody” mother says of son’s unknown killer

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A mother continues to try to raise money to add to the award fund offered for help finding and prosecuting her son’s killer. Corey Laykovich was 22-years-old when he was stabbed in July 2013, likely while he was walking back to his Independence home at about 2 a.m. His brother alerted his family when he noticed Corey was breathing with difficulty. They found him bleeding in bed and called 911, but Corey died a few hours later. […]

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    Party time! Enter to win a party platter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Are you a KU or MU basketball fan? Got your eye on the Super Bowl? Whatever your event, a party platter is always a big hit for your guests’ stomachs! FOX 4 and Price Chopper want to add to your party fun with gift card for party food. Four random winners will be selected on or about January 27. Click here to enter the contest.

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    Enter your recipe in the Soup Bowl Sweepstakes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — (This contest has ended but enjoy some of the recipes in the slideshow!) We all have various remedies to warm our bodies and souls…. and soup tops many people’s lists. It’s usually an easy meal to make for yourself, your family or your guests…. and as we approach the big game (even if its without our Chiefs)  FOX 4 and Price Chopper are looking for your original soup recipes. Enter your recipe in the Soup Bowl […]

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    Missouri city agrees to stop ticketing drivers who flash headlights at speed traps

    KANSAS CITY, MO – The Grain Valley Police Department will no longer issue tickets to drivers who flash their headlights to communicate with other drivers, often times to warn them of speed traps. The announcement came after The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri sued the city of Grain Valley on behalf of Jerry L. Jarman, Jr., who complained that he flashed his headlights to communicate with other drivers that they should proceed with caution. Jarman had noticed a a […]

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    Contest winners flash a smile when they win prizes from FOX 4

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4 has given away many prizes through the years to our FOX 4 viewers. We enjoy meeting our winners and are excited when they come sign the paperwork and collect their prize. It makes our day to make their day! It’s part of the fun! Below is a photo gallery of some of our recent winners. See!? People really do win. The odds are better that you’ll be a winner if you enter a local contest […]

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    President Obama at the University of Kansas

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — President Obama is scheduled to speak at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion on the University of Kansas campus at 11:20 a.m. Thursday. After the speech, he’ll take off for Topeka and leave on Air Force One, although he may make a few more stops before departure. (KU basketball coach Bill Self hoped to shoot some hoops with him, but it remains to be seen if they could fit that into the presidential schedule.) After he left the hotel Thursday morning, President Obama visited […]

  • Choreographer who’s worked w/Bieber, Beyonce and more teaches weekend class in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — World-renowned choreographer, Jeremy Finny from Tiger Style Crew returned home to lead a big class on dancing.r a big class. Finny has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Beyonce, Glee, among many other incredible stars and dancers. Tiger Style Crew’s The Resolution: is a workshop like no other! They say: “There will be six amazing choreographers leading you through an all day dance Intensive that will inspire you to the core! On top of classes, there […]

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    West coasters try to pronounce “Olathe” and other Kansas towns, cities

    OLATHE, Kan. — Question: How do unfamiliar West Coasters pronounce “Olathe” when they read it? Better yet, how do they pronounce the towns of Osawatomie, Tonganoxie, Chautauqua and Iuka? The answer: Badly Watch this video from Movoto Originals, showing six West Coasters trying to pronounce the names of Kansas towns.

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    President Obama wins Kansas during Thursday visit

    LAWRENCE, Kan. – In his speech at the University of Kansas Thursday, President Barack Obama focused his attention on affordable childcare and the benefits this would have for every family, not just the middle class. The President said that the typical cost of child care in 31 states is more than a year’s tuition at a state university, leaving families feeling burdened. Obama explained that he wanted to propose a tax cut up to $3,000 per child per year to help […]