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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 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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  • 27-year-old Nicole Nelson and 2-year-old Dajahnay Nelson were last seen around 3 p.m. at a home in the 3200 block of 62nd Street.

    Family says KC mom with brain injury and two-year-old daughter returned home safe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of a missing mom and daughter says the two  have returned home safe Friday morning. Family told FOX 4’s Robert Townsend that a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy found the two walking near 5th and Barnett early Friday morning and were reunited with their family around 2 a.m. Both were reported as fine and did not need to go to the hospital. According to the family, the mom and daughter hadn’t been seen since Wednesday evening. According to […]

  • From Parker family, Alison seen here in this photograph provided by her family, was a reporter at WDBJ. Parker and photographer Adam Ward were shot and killed by Vester Flanagan on August 26, 2015.

    Slain TV reporter’s boyfriend, father ask for dialogue over gun violence

    ROANOKE, Va. — One day after reporter Alison Parker, 24, and her cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, were gunned down on live television near Roanoke, Virginia, Parker’s boyfriend said merely remembering their lives is not enough. “There needs to be some action that is taken out of an event like this — out of an event like Sandy Hook, like Charleston, like Aurora, Colorado… where these things just don’t occur anymore,” Chris Hurst told CNN on Thursday, citing a litany of […]

  • Suspect from robbery at Valley View Bank, located at 8100 W 151st Street.

    Man in memorable hat robs bank in Overland Park, flees police in stolen pickup

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police responded to an armed robbery at Valley View Bank, 8100 W 151st Street, Thursday afternoon at about 4:45. Bank employees told officers a man displayed a handgun and demanded money from the teller. The teller complied and the suspect left the bank.  No one was injured during the robbery. As officers were arriving the suspect was seen fleeing the area in a pickup truck. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; however the vehicle failed to stop for officers. […]

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    Rear window shatters in Lenexa police vehicle due to stress fracture, not gunfire

    LENEXA, Kan. — Police determined Thursday afternoon that the rear window of  police vehicle experienced a stress fracture that caused the window to buckle, and that no shots were fired at the officer. Police say the veteran officer at first thought he had been fired upon in the area of Prairie Star Parkway and K-7, where he was conducting radar/speed enforcement. The officer was stopped on the side of the highway when the he felt a percussion in his chest […]

  • Anthony Snyder

    Man accused of enticing boys to take sexual pictures released from jail in Platte Co.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man accused in Platte County of nine counts of sexual crimes against minors is now out jail. Anthony Snyder, 31, could face up to 58 years in prison if convicted of two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor child and seven counts of promoting obscenity. Snyder was arrested in June. This week, Snyder requested a reduction in his $200,000 bond, but the judge denied him. Then Snyder came up with the money and got out […]

  • River, being cared for by Great Plains SPCA

    KC dog named River because of where he was found suffering from severe mange

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An area shelter is investigating a case of animal neglect. Volunteers at Great Plains SPCA are busy caring for a dog with an extreme case of mange. The eight-months-old bulldog mix, named River, was brought into the shelter after being found behind a dumpster near the Little Blue River on Monday. River will need about a month’s worth of treatment to recover from mange, which is a result of severe neglect. “It looks really bad. He […]

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    Use #fox4gameface on social media and enter our high school sports photo contest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Here we come! FOX 4 is on the move this high school football season, ready to visit your school and follow the action on the field. We look forward to highlighting the fun and competition of Friday nights! We know you take plenty of pictures while you’re at the game…. and we want your best shots! Grab your phone or camera and snap those selfies of you in your game face! Show you school spirit and […]

  • One killed in crash at I-29 and Cookingham during evening rush hour

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was killed Tuesday during evening rush hour when the driver lost control of the vehicle on I-29 in the Northland, causing it to leave the highway and crashing on Cookingham Drive. A portion of the street was closed as a result, and will remain closed for around an hour. The accident happened at about 5:00 p.m. Police say 54-year-old Cynthia R. Free was driving a pickup truck traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-29. They say […]

  • The father of Reagan Class says she is continually making strides after being shot inside of her home last month.

    Celebration, as Northland teen moves out of ICU after gunman tried to kill her

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reagan Class, the 14-year-old girl shot July 7 at her Northland home by a gunman still on the run, is out of the intensive care unit, according to her father, Dan Class, who has been keeping a caring community apprised of her progress on Facebook. Class says Reagan had the tube removed from her trachea, something he’s been longing to happen so she could breathe on her own and better communicate with those she needs and […]

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    Handgun found in Olathe middle school parking lot, quickly secured

    OLATHE, Kan. — A parent dropping off their student at Pioneer Trail Middle School, 15100 West 127th Street in Olathe, spotted a handgun laying in a parking spot and notified the front office Tuesday morning. According to the principal at Pioneer Trail Middle School, the weapon was immediately secured by a resource officer and the Olathe Police Department. In a letter sent to parents, Principal Elaine Carpenter said, “We believe that a parent, dropping off a student just prior, was […]

  • Harley Cameron Lumpkins

    Bates Co., Mo. suspect accused of knocking man unconscious then returning to kill him with knife

    MERWIN, Mo. — A 27-year-old man is charged in Bates County, Mo., with the murder of a 62-year-old man. According to police, Harley Lumpkins is the suspect in the beating and stabbing of Charles Keough. Keough’s roommate told police that before Lumpkins was at their home when he hit Keough in the face, knocking him out.  She says Lumpkins left and returned 20 minutes later with a large knife. She says he went to the bedroom and stabbed Keough multiple times, […]

  • Frazier Cross Jr., opening statements.

    Frazier Cross’ opening statements focus on his belief in genocide, more witnesses to testify on day 2

    OLATHE, Kan. —  Opening statements began Monday in the death penalty trial of Frazier Cross, Jr., the man who has admitted killing three people in April 2014 outside two Jewish centers in Johnson County. The victims are Reat Underwood, 14, Reat’s grandfather Dr. William Corporon, 69. Both were killed outside the Jewish Community Center as Underwood was there to audition for the KC Superstar contest. Terri LaManno, 43, was gunned down outside Village Shalom, a retirement complex, where she was visiting her mother. […]