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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 Come back often.

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    Judge decides John Hinckley Jr., who shot Pres. Reagan, can live full-time outside mental hospital

    Wednesday morning, a judge ruled that the man who shot Ronald Reagan can live full-time outside mental hospital.  John Hinckley Jr., fired a gun at President Reagan’s entourage as he left the Washington Hilton on March 30 , 1981. Reagan was shot along with three others, including Press Secretary James Brady, who died from his injuries in 2014. “I don’t think anyone who owned a television in 1981 would have expected that we would talk about Hinckley being released,” says Dr. […]

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    A big night in Philadelphia: Follow along on the second night of the Democratic National Convention

    PHILADELPHIA — Representatives for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are in discussions for the Vermont senator to formally nominate Clinton onto the Democratic party ticket in an effort to showcase party unity after the convention roll call vote Tuesday, a senior Democratic Party source told CNN. Democratic National Convention schedule: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (CDT) Call to Order U.S. Representative and Convention Chair Marcia Fudge Invocation Dr. Ima Sherman Jackson Presentation of Colors Colonel Charles Young American Legion Post […]

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    Overland Park man, 78, killed when another driver crashes into him head-on

    SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. — A 78-year-old man from Overland Park as killed Monday when another driver crashed into him in Sunrise Beach at the Lake of the Ozarks. According to the crash report, the 30-year-old driver from Versailles, Mo., lost control of her Chrysler Concorde on wet pavement and crashed into Arthur McNaughton’s Ford F150, which was traveling in the opposite, eastbound lane. McNaughton was rushed to the hospital in Columbia, but could not be saved. His wife Bettie, 79, […]

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    Enter to win a Hallmark Keepsake signed by Salvador Perez 13

    The Royals fan who wins or unwraps this during the holidays will be thrilled! Click here if you don’t see the form to enter the Salvy-signed keepsake from Hallmark.

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    Burglar stabs dog in face, leaving behind bloody scene at Kansas City home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A burglar who broke into a home near 55th and Holmes Friday afternoon left behind what looked like a homicide scene in the kitchen, after stabbing the home’s 11-year-old bulldog in the face. The homeowner, C.J. Hutto, is grateful to a lot of people for the way they handled the attack on his best friend.  He thanks the shelter, the veterinarian, and the police officer who continued to try to get in touch with Hutto because he […]

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    Cancer patients and survivors give each other essential support, through painting

    OLATHE, Kan. — Cancer patients, survivors and their families spent Monday morning chatting and painting, sharing their experiences and creating new art for Olathe Medical Center’s new cancer center that will soon open. Paintfest America chose Olathe Medical Center to be part of the annual event, in which one hospital from each state is chosen to bring together people through painting. “When patients are going through a disease like cancer it’s always helpful to have support groups, people that are going […]

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    Remembering Capt. Dave Melton

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Friends and family, strangers and supporters are taking their seats at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday morning to honor police Capt. Dave Melton, killed July 19 when a suspect opened fire on him as he tried to avoid arrest. Capt. Melton has three children, including one adult daughter, another young daughter and a son. His girlfriend is pregnant with his fourth child. Capt. Melton had recently led the funeral arrangements for Kansas City, Kan., […]

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    Man found guilty in fatal crash that split victim’s Honda in half in Kansas City, Mo.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Jackson County jury found a 31-year-old man guilty of involuntary manslaughter for killing another man three years ago by slamming into him with his car just as the man was getting off of work. Larneal Davis was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the third degree, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while his license was revoked. The man he killed on July 6, 2013, was Michael Chou, a crime scene technician. He […]

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    Funeral arrangements announced for Captain Dave Melton

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Mourners are invited to the visitation for Capt. Melton on Friday, July 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Jack Reardon Civic Center, 520 Minnesota Avenue. The funeral is at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at Children’s Mercy Park, One Sporting Way. The public is invited. For those who would like to make donations to the Melton family, the following ways are available below. Melton leaves behind one adult child, two minor children, and […]

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    Kansas City, Kan. police chief says anti-police speech has to stop because it has fatal consequences

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Two suspects being held in connection to the murder of Captain Dave Melton, 46, were described Wednesday during a news conference as two ‘young men’, one 18 and the other 20-years old. Neither has a significant criminal history, according to the police chief. Sources tell FOX 4 that the 20-year-old man is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder. The 18-year-old is being held on suspicion of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and use of […]

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    Oldest employee caring for preemies at Overland Park Regional turns 90 years old

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Nurses and staff at Overland Park Regional Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit threw a birthday party on Wednesday for the unit’s oldest employee, Larry Antovoni. Antovoni turned 90-years-old and has worked at Overland Park Regional, 10500 Quivira Rd., for ten years. There’s a very good reason he received quite the birthday celebration. In spite of his admitted crankiness, he is cherished and adored by his co-workers and parents. “We have dedicated employees in all areas […]

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    Three third-party candidates

    Many historians and political experts argue that the Founding Fathers would be sickened by the 2016 Presidential election and the two-party political system. “The Founding Fathers were vehemently against a national party (faction) system, especially a two-party model. The first three presidents – George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson- delivered strong cautionary worlds against the threat of political parties….,” writes in an article about the history of third-party candidates. An ABC News/Washington Post poll from June 26 showed evidence that […]