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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.

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

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    Friends fear Kansas City woman’s text shows she encountered someone evil

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Family and friends are worried and concerned about a young, Kansas City woman who has been missing for two days. Toni Anderson, 20, hasn’t been seen since early Sunday morning, after she told co-workers she was headed to a gas station at 31st and Southwest Boulevard, but she never made it there. “She’s a great person, really nice. We’re all worried sick for her,” said Pete Sanchez, Anderson’s boyfriend. Sanchez says Toni works as a server at the […]

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    FOX 4 Forecast: A Brief Glimpse Of Sun…

    The sun peeked through the clouds on the western edge of the metro as it was setting, Tuesday afternoon. A few spots hit the 40s today, and some remained in the upper 30s. Wednesday will start off sunny and bright, but the sun will fade as a system surging northward from the southern plains sets up a chance for a few sprinkles/showers Wednesday night into Thursday. This will be a light and spotty rain event at best, but it’s all […]

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    Chiefs-Steelers game moves to Sunday night due to ice

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Due to safety concerns in Kansas City’s icy forecast, the NFL announced it is moving Sunday’s Steelers-Chiefs Divisional Playoff game to 7:20 p.m. According to a tweet from the Chiefs, parking lots will now open at 2 p.m. All gates will open at 5 p.m. The Kansas City Chiefs will host a news conference at 3:30 p.m. FOX 4 will be live streaming that news conference. The game was originally set to start at 12:05 p.m. In […]

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    If you really must, here’s how to drive on ice

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If ice is covering the streets and highways, the best action to take is to surrender: Stay inside and don’t start your car until the ice has melted or been removed from the pavement. Experienced drivers agree that ice is tougher and riskier than snow to drive on. If you must drive somewhere during icy conditions, remember the following facts and tips (provided by Triple A). First, prepare a winter driving kit which includes: Bag of abrasive […]

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    KC city manager on potential ice storm: ‘Be prepared for the worst’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Troy Schulte, City Manager for Kansas City, Mo., says the city is ready to deal with the potential ice storm forecasted to hit the area over the weekend. However, he requests patience and preparation and asks people to avoid travel. Schulte acknowledged Thursday afternoon that this is a big weekend for Kansas City, as we’re ‘hosting 80,000 people on Sunday so we want to be good hosts.” The Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL are […]

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    Kansas City parish bans parishioner for violating agreement to stay away from kids

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 70-year-old man has been banned from a Kansas City Northland parish because diocese leaders say he has violated an agreement to stay away from children, according to a letter sent to Saint Patrick school families. The 70-year-old man is a parishioner at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1357 N.E. 42nd Terrace in Kansas City, North. The letter to parishioners indicates the man was being monitored by the diocese. FOX 4 is not identifying the man and […]

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    Win a party package (a TV & party food gift card) for the big game on Feb. 5th

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wow! What a prize! You have until January 27th to enter FOX 4’s Big Game Watch Party Sweepstakes. Nebraska Furniture Mart is providing part of the prize– a Sony 55″ 4k HDR Ultra HDTV and Price Chopper is perfecting the prize package with a $500 gift card for the perfect party for the big game! Fill out the form below and be sure to share it with your friends– who better invite you to their party […]

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    Schwab family reaches civil settlement with Schlitterbahn Water Park owner

    OLATHE, Kan. — The family of Caleb Schwab, killed August 7, 2016, at Schlitterbahn Waterpark while riding the Verruckt waterslide, has reached a settlement with KC Waterpark Management LLC and Zebec of North America, Inc., for the wrongful death of their 10-year-old son and brother. Attorneys filed a ‘petition for approval and apportionment of wrongful death and minor settlement’ on Wednesday in Johnson County, Kansas court. The petition does not specify the amount of the settlement but only indicates one has […]

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    Mo State student who refused to counsel gay couples settles with university

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State University has agreed to pay $25,000 to a former student who sued after he was removed from a counseling program because he wouldn’t counsel gay couples. The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/2i9UoQJ ) the settlement with Andrew Cash was final last month. The newspaper reported the details after submitting an open records request. Cash sued the university in April, saying he was removed from the university’s master’s counseling program in 2014 after he said his religious […]

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    Snow Globe Picture Contest: You could win a night at Crown Center, $200 gift certificate and more!

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — To enter, you must take a picture of yourself and the Fox4 Snow Globe Billboard at 39th Terrace and Broadway in Kansas City, MO, use hashtags #fox4snowglobe & #sweepstakes, & post on Instagram or Twitter (with photos set for public viewing). Entrants who use the Fox4 Snapchat geofilter while sharing their pictures on Twitter or Instagram will be awarded a bonus entry. Grand prize is a one-night stay for 2 at The Westin Kansas City at […]

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    Drivers who travel Ward Parkway at 77th wish repairs had come quicker

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Water crews repaired a water leak on southbound Ward Parkway near 77th Street that caused icy conditions and peril for drivers, but the orange barrels and lane closures still wreaked havoc on Thursday morning’s commute through the area. Drivers who normally take Ward Parkway were forced over to State Line Road. Eight days ago, on December 28, the city received a report from a citizen about the hazards there. The citizen’s report said: “Water mainbreak–ICE!!! People […]

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    Police identify man found dead in Riverside as authorities continue search for gunman accused of killing him

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Together, Kansas City, Mo. police and Riverside police searched for a homicide suspect accused of shooting and killing a man Tuesday afternoon in the Northland. Police responded to an apartment complex in Riverside after receiving a call about gunfire. Police were looking in the woods for the suspect, but the search ended with no arrests. Police continue to investigate to try to locate and arrest the suspect in the deadly shooting. “We were dispatched to the area up […]