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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: Our Fantasy February Continues!

    Tuesday afternoon highs hit the lower 70s, coming within 2 degrees of the record high of 75° set in 1935! Wednesday will definitely be a record breaker at KCI, and perhaps at the Downtown airport, whose record is much higher than that registered at KCI. It will be a close call! The chillier part of the forecast is still there…but it looks more brief…and not horrible. I’ll explain the changes to the updated Long Ranger…right here: Click here for FOX […]

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    Mo. Amber Alert: Convicted sex offender, armed with shotgun suspected of abducting child

    OVERLAND, Mo. — The Overland Police Department out of Missouri issued an AmberAlert for an abduction incident that occurred at 2200 Woodson Rd in Overland at 11:35 AM on Sunday. Overland is on the east side of the state, about 20 minutes north and west of St. Louis. The following is from the news release sent to the media: Brian Scott Pullen was taken by his non-custodial father, Brian Pullen. Pullen is a Missouri convicted felon and a registered sex […]

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    Johnson Co. deputy, 22, reveals painful details in court about night she was repeatedly raped

    OLATHE, Kan. — The two men accused of sexually assaulting a Johnson County deputy in October appeared before a judge Thursday afternoon and listened to the prosecution present its evidence against them. The deputy testified at the preliminary hearing for William Luth, 24, and Brady Newman-Caddell, 21. The details were so emotional and sensitive that she didn’t want anyone she knew to hear them. That included fellow Johnson County deputies and law enforcement officers, as well as her family and friends. Typically […]

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    Wall collapse at building already deemed ‘dangerous’ by city

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The outside brick wall of a building at 18th and Paseo collapsed Thursday afternoon. There were no reports of injuries. The building is on the city’s ‘Dangerous Buildings’ list. According to Jermaine Reed, city council member, the City took possession of the structure on Friday, Jan. 27th as part of a redevelopment plan. Reed blamed warm and gusty winds for the collapse. “Nothing can blow the City’s commitment down to revitalize the 18th and Vine District,” […]

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    Break in Holt, Mo., case where human remains were found in ditch leads to murder charges against two

    PLATTSBURG, Mo. — The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department held a news conference on Wednesday afternoon to provide information on the investigation into human remains found in a ditch Monday off S.E. Cannonball Road near Holt, Mo. Clinton County Sheriff Larry Fish identified the body as Donald Christopher Hadden, a man from Liberty who was reported missing on July 2, 2015. Clinton County Prosecutor Joe Gagnon said that two suspects are charged with murder. Micah L. Wynes and Joseph D. Seward both […]

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    Kansas City Royals laughing and working hard at Spring Training

    SURPRISE, Ariz. —  It’s the second full day of spring training in Surprise, Ariz., and while only pitchers and catchers are required to be there, 75 percent of the Kansas City Royals are there, gearing up for the charity game against the Texas Rangers on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2:05 p.m and then the exhibition game at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. The full squad reports on Thursday, Feb. 16, and the squad will have its first full workout […]

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    Judge recognizes first veteran to complete new program focused on treatment, not jail

    OLATHE, Kan. —  A Johnson County judge on Wednesday recognized the first graduate of a veterans program, which seeks to help veterans facing jail time get treatment instead of being incarcerated. The Veterans Treatment Court, or VTC, identifies veterans who need treatment and supervision. The program can last up to 18 months. The program considers veterans with low-level felonies or misdemeanors, which could include drug charges, drunk driving or domestic violence. Johnson County Judge Timothy P. McCarthy said it is gratifying […]

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    ‘Unclaimed’ Vietnam veteran who died in December buried with honors in Higginsville

    HIGGINSVILLE, Mo. — A Vietnam War veteran who died in December and whose body remained unclaimed until a Missouri coroner got involved, was laid to rest with honors Wednesday afternoon in Higginsville, Mo., surrounded by some of his relatives. Pettis County Coroner Robert ‘Skip” Smith found Dennis Gray’s discharge papers at Gray’s home in Sedalia, Mo., after the veteran passed away. Initially, no one knew how to contact Gray’s family members but with the help of the coroner and other […]

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    KC police chief admits frustration & says he’ll speak out about racism and threats against him

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tuesday morning at the Board of Commissioners meeting, Police Chief Darryl Forte spoke with passion about race, about treating people fairly, about threats to his family; and promised that he’ll continue to speak out on such issues. “Racism is everywhere and as long as I’m here, I’ll continue to talk about it. There might be some repercussions. I’m prepared for that too. I’ve been black all my life so I can handle whatever comes my way,” Forte […]

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    Kansas governor confirms consideration of Johnson Co. airport to compete with KCI

    OLATHE, Kan. — Governor Sam Brownback is considering a plan to build a new airport in Johnson County, although it could be years before approval and then more years before completion. “With more than 50 percent of MCI passengers coming from Kansas, we are exploring the possibilities of this project,” Brownback said. The Kansas City Business Journal reports building an airport in Johnson County would take years and cost more than a billion dollars. Kansas City, Mo., leaders have been […]

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    Car fire causes brief concern for Northland homes when wind spreads flames

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — According to Kansas City, Mo. police, a car fire sparked a grass fire in the Northland late Friday afternoon. Police say a car had trouble and pulled over on the side of the 152-Highway near Platte Purchase Drive and Green Hills Road. The car then caught fire, which spread to the grass and nearby trees and brush. The concern was that the winds would take it straight to the apartment complex. It was contained before it got there. As of […]

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    4-year-old girl adorably sings ‘Overcomer’ while in hospital yet again

    A mom in California named Lindsay Chapman-Carroll posted a video on Facebook that shows her 4-year-old daughter Leah singing and dancing to “Overcomer” by Christian singer Mandisa. Leah has a rare disorder called severe congenital neutropenia. It means she has low levels of a certain type of white blood cell and frequent infections. Her mom’s Facebook post says this happy little girl has been through two bone marrow transplants…. but as you can see in the video, she is most […]