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 fox4kc.com. Come back often.

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    Championship titles for Mill Valley & Fort Osage

    The Mill Valley Jaguars beat the Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles 35-14 for the title in the Kansas Class 5A football championship game. In Missouri, Fort Osage took top honors, defeating Chaminade on Saturday in the Missouri Class 5 state championship game.

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    Happy 1st birthday to these boys and girls

    Celebrating birthdays the last week of November.

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    Crash during icy conditions kills man on 210 Highway

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man was killed after he lost control and overturned his pickup truck near Ameristar Casino Saturday morning just before 9:00. The driver and two passengers were headed west down 210 Highway near Eldon Road. The driver went over the curb, through the median, and hit a guardrail. His truck eventually landed on the other side of the highway. “It could just happen so quickly and unexpectedly that you just never know and that’s why if everybody does their […]

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    ‘Small Business Saturday’ highlights local businesses during busy shopping season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Saturday was “Small Business Saturday”, a day local Mom & Pop stores hope shoppers will drop during their Christmas shopping. FOX 4’s Carey Wickersham reports that local businesses went the extra mile for customers this year.

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    Mom watches from window as thieves steal car, with daughter’s special needs wheelchair inside

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A mother in south St. Louis was scared and is now sad and frustrated over the loss of what was inside her new car when it was stolen Wednesday afternoon outside her house. The thieves took Christmas presents and Thanksgiving groceries she had just bought, but it’s the special needs wheelchair that was inside that is especially devastating. “I see three guys standing at the very end of my step. It alarmed me, it scared me, so I ran […]

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    Police receive report that 7-yr-old KCK boy is missing; then find human remains

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are investigating the disturbing discovery of human remains at a home near North 99th and Hutton on Thanksgiving day. Police say at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, they were called out to a home in rural Wyandotte County for an armed disturbance. While checking on that, they learned a seven-year-old boy had been missing for some time and was possibly dead at a nearby location. They obtained a search warrant and while they were executing it on […]

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    Contest winners flash a smile when they win prizes from FOX 4

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4 has given away many prizes through the years to our FOX 4 viewers. We enjoy meeting our winners and are excited when they come sign the paperwork and collect their prize. It makes our day to make their day! It’s part of the fun! Below is a photo gallery of some of our recent winners. See!? People really do win. The odds are better that you’ll be a winner if you enter a local contest […]

  • The 80-year-old Johnson County man was found in Branson following the Silver Alert.

    Johnson Co. man located in Branson after Silver Alert issued

      OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —  Update: Shortly after the Silver Alert was issued, Temujin (Tem) Johnson, 80, was located in Branson. The police and Johnson’s family thank the community for their help. Johnson left the area of 75th and Lamar on Thursday at approximately 9:30 in morning, driving to Lake Quivira, Kan., but he never arrived at his destination. Mr. Johnson reportedly suffers from medical conditions which require medication.  Mr. Johnson did not have his medication with him.  

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    Loyal fans of Plaza Lighting Ceremony come prepared for rain

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Heavy rain has frustrated many who planned a night full of tradition on the Country Club Plaza. Some are still braving the chilly rain to see the spectacular show. FOX 4’s Megan Brilley has the story in the video player above and below.

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    Firefighters rush to Mission Hills home on fire

    MISSION HILLS, Kan. — Thursday evening, at about 5:50 p.m., firefighters from Consolidated Fire District #2 in Johnson County responded to a house fire at 6723 Willow Lane in Mission Hills. There was no immediate news on whether anyone was injured. Tune to FOX 4 newscasts for the latest Thanksgiving night.  

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    Clay County father accused of shaking his 6-month-old son, causing brain injury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Michael Nagel, 32, of Kansas City’s northland, is facing charges in Clay County Court after police say he caused bleeding on the brain of his six-month old son. Paramedics and firefighters responded to the home near North Agnes and I-435 because the child was having trouble breathing. When asked what had happened, Nagel said he dropped the boy. The boy’s grandmother told police that she heard her daughter talk on the phone to Nagel when he was […]

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    Brother of Overland Park man killed in accidental shooting asks people not to blame friends

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Overland Park Police are investigating a shooting that happened late Friday evening in the 8900 block of Reeder.  Police received a 911 call about 11:45 p.m. Friday night reporting a shooting.  When officers arrived they found one victim that had died from a gunshot wound. Initial investigation points to the shooting being an accident.  Detectives continue to talk with people who were at the scene as the investigation continues. FOX 4 learned on Monday that the […]