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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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    Janitor finds gun inside backpack at Olathe Northwest H.S.

    OLATHE, Kan. — Olathe Northwest High School, 21300 College Blvd, was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon due to reports that a student had a gun in the school. Police say a janitor found a backpack that had a gun inside of it. The school was put on lockdown as authorities began searching for the student. Sources tell FOX 4 that the student was seen on surveillance leaving the school at about 2:30 p.m. Police say there was an I.D. inside […]

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    Overland Park man under house arrest after allegedly threatening restaurant and patrons

    OLATHE, Kan. — Jorge Restrepo, 46, of Overland Park was ordered to remain under house arrest upon his release on bond after he was charged in Johnson County with aggravate criminal threat. Prosecutors charged Restrepo because they say on November 30th, he went into the Burg and Barrell restaurant, 7042 West 76th Street in Overland Park and while intoxicated, made threats to ‘shoot up the business’ according to police. The manager and staff said they are familiar with him and that he made […]

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    Fire Up the Furnace 2016 Sweepstakes- Your chance to replace your furnace

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One winner will receive a grand prize of an 80% Efficiency American Standard Silver SI furnace – model AUE1B080-A936. Includes tear out of old unit, installation of new unit. The furnace must be installed at a residence owned by winner within 50 miles of the FOX 4 studios, 3030 Summit, Kansas City, MO 64108.  The winner must allow for the install within 8 weeks of winning or forfeit the prize.  No attic or crawl space installations.  […]

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    Breitbart News encourages readers to boycott Kellogg’s cereals

    LOS ANGELES — Breitbart News is going to war with Kellogg’s after the cereal maker decided to pull its advertisements from the far-right news site in protest of its political views. Describing Kellogg’s decision as an insult to what it claims are 45 million monthly readers, Breitbart launched a petition Wednesday afternoon aimed at encouraging readers to stop buying all Kellogg products, including Frosted Flakes, Pringles and Eggo waffles. “For Kellogg’s, an American brand, to blacklist Breitbart News in order […]

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    Hy-Vee says no to increased price of KC Royals sponsorship, so contract ends

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hy-Vee, Inc. and the Kansas City Royals have ended their partnership, after the Royals asked for ‘significantly more’ money from Hy-Vee to renew its sponsorship contract. The Des Moines Register reports that the West Des Moines-based grocery chain has been the official grocer of the Royals since 2001. That has meant a ‘Hy-Vee gate and section in the upper-deck and firework displays sponsored by Hy-Vee. Now, as the Royals have earned more prestige with their World Series […]

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    Kansas judge rules sperm donor does not have to pay child support

    TOPEKA, Kan. —  A Kansas judge has now ruled that a Topeka man who donated sperm so two women could have a baby together isn’t legally the child’s father and doesn’t have to provide financial support. The state Department for Children and Families had not decided as of Tuesday whether it would appeal last week’s ruling by Shawnee County District Judge Mary Mattivi. The department sought to force William Marotta to pay child support for the girl born in December 2009. […]

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    Theater fans (and actors) return year after year for KC Rep’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Now through Christmas Eve, Kansas City’s Repertory Theatre is filling people with the holiday spirit with its annual production of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ FOX 4’s Loren Halifax was joined by two actors;  Jacob Aaron Cullum, who plays young Ebenezer Scrooge and Emily Shackelford who plays his love interest Belle. This is Cullum’s fourth year in the show and Shackelford’s first. Watch the video in the player above to see the chemistry during their first meeting, before Ebenezer became the bitter […]

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    Dog dies in fire, family escapes from the Kansas City home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One adult and four kids were inside when a home caught fire Tuesday afternoon at 80th and Garfield. They all escaped and were treated on the scene for smoke inhalation. A dog died in the fire. Firefighters have not determined a cause.

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    Overland Park man receives 14 years in prison for crash that killed pregnant woman

    OLATHE, Kan. — The driver accused of causing a crash that killed an expectant mother in January pleaded guilty in August to reckless second degree murder and aggravated battery and on Monday, Nov. 28, Raphael Sherman, 22, received a 14-year prison sentence. Denisse Lopez, 25, was 39 weeks pregnant when Sherman ran a red light at 75th and Metcalf on January 10, colliding with the truck she was a passenger in, and a Toyota Sienna minivan. Lopez was thrown from […]

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    Topsy’s Popcorn Sweepstakes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Be festive and always ready for guests with a tin of popcorn from Topsy’s. FOX 4 and Topsy’s Popcorn are giving away 10 tins of popcorn in our 2016 holiday sweepstakes. Fill out the form to enter!  Good luck and happy holidays!

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    Mizzou basketball family receives sad news about coach’s 6-yr-old daughter fighting cancer

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — On Thanksgiving Day, the family of assistant basketball coach Brad Loos received devastating news about their daughter. Loos’ daughter, six-year-old Rhyan Loos, has been fighting Stage 4 neuroblastoma. The family learned Thursday that doctors found a brain tumor in the front of Rhyan’s head. She’s in intensive care due to the tumor’s location and will have surgery after doctors look for further tumors Friday. (Information on a Facebook page set up to update her progress) . “We are hurting, scared, anxious, […]

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    Bonner Springs opens new park with lights and music game on playground

    BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. — The city of Bonner Springs cut the ribbon to open a new playground at Lions Park on West Morse Avenue on Tuesday. The new playground includes your typical equipment like a merry-go-round and slides and jungle gym but it also has a Neos 360, an electronic game system that uses lights to get kids moving. This is the only play system of its kind in the region. The closest one is in St Louis. “It’s electronic.  The […]