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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.

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    KC woman with ignition lock device already on car, charged with driving drunk with 2-year-old son

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 33-year-old woman is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest, and DWI because police believe she was driving drunk when she hit two other cars while her two-year-old son was in the backseat. Witnesses say Amy Moss was driving fast and erratically near southbound Interstate 470 and Wood Chapel Road at about 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. They say Moss, in her Dodge Durango, was following them too closely and […]

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    Police looking for man in his 50’s, driving Jeep, who has repeatedly approached women while naked

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Over the weekend, Overland Park Police took five reports in less than 24-hours from women who reported a nude male approached them in local parking lots. Now police are hoping to find the man before he frightens or threatens anymore women. The man is described as a white male, in his 50’s, having an “athletic build”, with thinning gray hair and wire rimmed glasses. He was seen driving a red or maroon Jeep, with no tags […]

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    Crane places heavy fire pits into Brush Creek for 10th annual WaterFire festival

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Now in its tenth year, WaterFire KC is planned for Saturday, Oct. 1, on the Country Club Plaza, and on Thursday crews began putting together the floating fire pits and placing them in Brush Creek. The crane is provided by J.E. Dunn, which lifts the 225-pound braziers with anchors and puts them in the creek. In addition to the fire pits, WaterFire KC will also entertain with live music, singers aerial and contortion dancer, puppets, fire spinners, and […]

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    Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street hopes to increase holiday traffic with gift card option at 50 businesses

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — For people who enjoy strolling downtown Lee’s Summit to shop and eat, now might be the time to start ‘dropping hints’ to those who buy you Christmas gifts. Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street has launched their new gift card program, just in time for the 2016 holiday season. The new gift card will be accepted at more than 50 downtown Lee’s Summit businesses and restaurants. “This is our first years for the gift cards. It’s brand […]

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    Chapel Hill Elementary in NKC School District named prestigious Blue Ribbon School

    GLADSTONE, Mo. — Chapel Hill Elementary School in the North Kansas City School District celebrated on Wednesday after it was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Secretary of Education. In order to be deemed a Blue Ribbon School, Chapel Hill had to be among the top 15% of all schools in the state, when ranked according to state assessment results. Each of the school’s subgroups had to perform within the state’s top 40%, utilizing the same measure. Chapel […]

  • Groundbreaking on the MC Power solar power project

    Independence residents sign up for solar power

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Leaders in Independence put on their blue hard hats, picked up their shovels and tossed some dirt on Wednesday for the official groundbreaking of the Independence Power & Light Community Solar Farm. MC Power Company is building the solar power ‘farm’, and the solar power will be distributed through Independence Power & Light and billed through IPL. The project consists of 11,000 solar panels at the facility that will be built at 24451 E. Bundschu Road. “It is […]

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    Man pleads not guilty for Blue Springs crash that killed two kids

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. —  The man accused of killing two children and paralyzing their father in a crash along I-70 in Blue Springs on Sept. 5, pleaded not-guilty on Monday before a Jackson County judge via video arraignment. James L. Green, 60, of Odessa, Mo., faces two counts of 2nd degree murder, two counts of 2nd degree assault, driving while intoxicated, and driving while revoked for his involvement in the Monday, Sept. 5 tragic crash. He told police he was trying to change […]

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    Gunman dies in shootout in Houston; police say he was lawyer and had car full of weapons

    A gunman who died in a shootout with officers in Houston Monday was a lawyer who lived in the neighborhood and left a car full of weapons near the scene, the city’s police chief said. “We are bringing in the bomb squad to secure it safe,” Acting Police Chief Martha Montalvo told reporters. Attorney Nathan DeSai has been identified as the alleged shooter, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told CNN. DeSai was a lone gunman who was disgruntled over matters at […]

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    Comments, analysis from Coach Andy Reid about game against the Jets

    “Shout out to the fans for the support yesterday. It’s a great environment to play in,” Andy Reid said during his news conference Monday following the Chiefs 24-3 win against the Jets on Sunday. “I thought the coaches and the players; coaches put together a good game plan, players executed it well. There was good enthusiasm and support on the sideline.” “There were times in that game that it could have gone either way as far as, whether it was […]

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    Rain or shine, the Plaza Art Fair will draw an enthusiastic crowd

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 85th Annual Plaza Art Fair will bring even larger crowds to the Country Club Plaza over the weekend. Nine blocks of the Plaza have been transitioned into booths and displays for people to roam and enjoy.  The event welcomes a crowd of over 250,000, which hopefully won’t be discouraged by the rain because the Plaza Art Fair goes on rain or shine! There is no charge to enter the fair but you’ll want to bring […]

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    K-9 officer bites suspect hiding in closet after allegedly breaking into Brookside homes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County prosecutors charged a 34-year-old Kansas City man, already a convicted felon, with attempted burglary in the 1st and 2nd degrees after police arrested him inside a Brookside home on Wednesday morning. According to court records filed Thursday, a resident in the 400 block of W. 59th Terrace watched a man try to open a sliding door on the west side of his home. The resident called police. Officers working undercover nearby responded. The officers […]

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    Ford Motor Company donates new transit van to Salvation Army

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Salvation Army happily accepted Ford Motor Company’s donation of a customized Ford Transit van on Thursday; a van which was made at the Ford Assembly Plant in Claycomo. “It’s going to help them to provide food, beverage, blankets, clothing, temporary shelter, communications support, all those things,” said Tony Rinehart, Ford Motor Company. Major David Harvey, Divisional Secretary for the Salvation Army in Kansas and Western Missouri called it a ‘game-changing gift.’ “On behalf of the […]