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 Come back often.

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    Enter the Keepin’ It Cool Sweepstakes for a new A.C.

    Stop sweating! Enter the Keepin’ It Cool Sweepstakes and you could be the lucky owner of a brand new central air conditioning system from Climate Control Heating & Cooling. It’s simple!  Fill out the form below and you’re entered. Be sure to read the rules to make sure you qualify. You must own your own single-family home and reside within 50 miles of the FOX 4 studios. You have until July 30th to enter! If you don’t see the form below, […]

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    Fireworks near me – Plan your Independence Day celebrations

      MISSOURI KC Riverfest Where: Berkley Park on the River between the Heart of America and Paseo bridges. When: July 4 from 4 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $5, children 12 and under are free. Admission is FREE from 4 to 5 p.m. Click here for more information. Parkville Fourth of July Fireworks and Festival Where: Downtown Parkville, MO. Fireworks shot over Missouri River. When: Firework display on Monday, July 4, at 9:45 p.m. (Other events such as carnival begins June 30) Shuttle services from South […]

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    Royal Treatment Sweepstakes: Watch for a chance to win 4 Diamond Club tickets

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4 and Kansas City fans continue to cheer on the Royals in the summer of 2016. During the month of July, we’re giving away Diamond Club Royals tickets, a parking pass and a $100 Kauffman Stadium  gift card. Four winners will be chosen each week. To enter, watch the FOX 4 Morning Show Monday through Friday. Between the hours of 6:00-7:00 a.m., we’ll give you the Word-of-the-Day. After you hear it, enter it in the form […]

  • Adam Scott

    Police: Man stole shuttle van from KCI, drove to downtown airport, arrested attempting to fly plane to Miami

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Charges have been filed in both Platte County and Clay County against a 21-year-old man who police say stole a Super Shuttle Van from Terminal B at Kansas City International Airport on Friday, June 17, and then drove to the downtown airport in an attempt to fly a plane to Miami. Adam Scott, 21, of Overland Park, Kan., is charged with two counts of tampering in the first degree, a class C felony in Clay County. […]

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    Police vehicles involved in serious crash at 77th & Prospect

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Investigators are looking into the cause of a serious crash reportedly involving two police cruisers late Monday morning at 77th and Prospect. The crash happened about 10 a.m. near East 77th Street and Prospect Avenue. FOX 4’s Sean McDowell was at the scene and spoke with officers. Safety crews had the scene cleared by noon, after the two Kansas City police cars collided. Sgt. Bill Mahone with the Kansas City Police Department’s traffic division said the two officers were in the […]

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    World Choral Fest at Kauffman Center brings together voices from around the world

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The World Choral Fest is scheduled for Thursday, June 30 at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. This is a good opportunity for the people of Kansas City who have not visited Kauffman Center to do so at last. It has been almost five years since its grand opening in September 2011. The World Choral Fest brings choirs and individuals together in one choir. Instead of a festival of many performing choirs, about 100 singers, age 16 […]

  • Brian Wachter

    Kansas City man charged with threatening Overland Park’s Beth Shalom Jewish congregation

    OLATHE, Kan. — A Kansas City man made an appearance in Johnson County Court on Thursday, charged with making a criminal threat against Beth Shalom, a Jewish congregation in Overland Park. FOX 4 was first to report the threat made on May 31 and the extra precautions that followed.  Brian Wachter, 40,  was arrested on June 22 and on Thursday, appeared before a judge via video conference, accused of threatening violence against Beth Shalom, 14200 Lamar Ave., and four people on the Jewish Community […]

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    200 geese removed from 2 Overland Park lakes, to be relocated to Hays, Kansas

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Bye, bye, Geese. Early Thursday morning, employees with the Overland Park Parks Department rounded up more than 200 geese to take them elsewhere. They’ve been pooping and interacting with residents more than they should, the Parks Dept. says. Crews started at about 6:00 a.m., kayaking into Kingston Lake and South Lake Park to herd the geese to shore. They put them in pens and tagged any that weren’t already tagged. Crews will move the geese to the Cedar Bluff […]

  • VIERNHEIM, GERMANY - JUNE 23: Heavily-armed police outside a movie theatre complex where an armed man has reportedly opened fire on June 23, 2016 in Viernheim, Germany. According to initial media reports, the man entered the cinema today at approximately 3pm, fired a shot in the air and barricaded himself inside. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)

    Gunman killed at cinema in Germany

    The assailant who attacked a German cinema Thursday has been killed, U.S. officials say, citing their German counterparts. The suspect entered the cinema, apparently heavily armed, around 3 p.m. local time, authorities said. An early report from German public TV said 25 people were injured. But it’s not clear if any of the injured were shot, or were hurt in other ways. Police said they won’t release any more details until the operation is over. The cinema is part of […]

  • From Lee's Summit Police Dept.

    In Lee’s Summit, 2 women wanted for questioning about forged checks belonging to assisted living center resident

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Police in Lee’s Summit want to identify and likely arrest two women pictured in surveillance photos. They believe they stole checks from a resident of an assisted living facility and then forged the resident’s signature to use the checks at various stores in Lee’s Summit, Oak Grove and Kansas City, Mo.  If you know who they are, police would like that information so they can question them. Please call the detective on the case at 816-969-1782.

  • Melissa Bardwell

    34-year-old Kansas City mom accused of buying alcohol for teen girls; one rushed to hospital

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 34-year-old Kansas City woman is charged with child endangerment after police say she provided  teenagers, including her 14-year-old daughter with alcohol. One of the teenagers, a 15-year-old girl, was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital on May 25 and was diagnosed with alcohol poisoning. Tests showed the girl had a blood/alcohol content of .225. Her condition was considered life-threatening. When police questioned the girl’s mother, she told them her daughter was supposed to have gone mudding with some friends. Further […]

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    Kansas woman writes, records beautiful song for Orlando victims

    She’s from Hays, Kansas. Her name is Kristie Stremel. She’s a songwriter, a performer, an author. As a gay woman, she was devastated by the murders at the Orlando nightclub and needed to act and help. In one day, she and her partner wrote a song called ‘Orlando (Keep Dancing)’ and decided to give 50% of the proceeds to Orlando victims. “We were both kind of sitting on the couch talking about it and we started playing together. I’ve never done […]