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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.

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  • 306 Oakley, KCMO

    Police say victim found inside KC burned home was 61-year-old man

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police released the name of the man found dead by firefighters, after they put out a fire at a home in the 300 block of Oakley Sunday morning. The death of William Simmons, 61, is suspicious, police said. Firefighters responded to a home at about 8 a.m., and shortly thereafter called in bomb and arson and homicide detectives from Kansas City Police. On Sunday, FOX 4 spoke with a young man who said he knows the […]

  • Coach Andy Reid

    Reid, Smith and DeVito on Chiefs heading into third pre-season game

    On getting ready for season play: “There’s shape and then there’s football shape that you have to get into. So, it’s two different things,” said Coach Reid. “You can be great distance running, lifting, but there’s the football-playing part that you have to get used to doing,” said Coach Andy Reid. Are four pre-season games too many? “I’m a coach; as much evaluation time for teaching time that I can have, I want,” he said. On Dontari Poe, recovering from […]

  • Judge tells white supremacist he cannot explain why he killed three victims

    OLATHE, Kan. — Frazier Cross, Jr., the man who has admitted killing three people in April 2014 outside two Jewish centers in Johnson County, spoke to the jury Monday morning in opening arguments of his death penalty trial. 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 […]

  • Laurence Cantu

    Missing 68-year-old KC man has been found

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say a missing 68-year-old Kansas City man has been located. According to police, Laurence Cantu, 68, who had been reported missing Friday, has returned home and is safe.  Police thanks everyone for helping in the search. Cantu had last been seen since 5 a.m. Friday in the 5800 block of North Cypress. He left there driving a 2004 black Chevy Malibu with Missouri license plates WB0-X3H.

  • Staley H.S. families wear teal ‘Fight with Class’ shirts to support freshman girl recovering from shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reagan Class, 14, remains in the hospital on Friday after she and her mom were shot in their Northland home on the morning of Tuesday July, 7. If it weren’t for the gunman, Reagan would have started her freshman year at Staley High School. The Northland teen has missed a lot of big moments: her birthday, first day of high school and her first football game as a freshman. Many of the students at Staley don’t even know her, […]

  • Jason Clark, charged with theft of storage locker contents

    ‘Get a real job’ JoCo storage facility owner would tell thief who broke into units

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Jason Clark, 42, is charged in Johnson County with 23 separate theft felonies amounting to thousands of dollars of stolen property. Prosecutors accuse him of breaking into a storage facility called Double Diamond Storage in March. The owner of the storage facility says two men were seen on surveillance video coming in at the back of his property. “They cut the fence back by the trash dumpster, said Dave Krause. They left behind locks that they […]

  • FOX 4 investigation leads to happy helmets, happy teams

    KANSAS CITY,  Mo. — As part of a FOX 4 News investigation last fall, area schools and youth football leagues were asked to provide records on their equipment, with a focus on helmets. Our goal was to check to see if schools and youth programs were using helmets certified by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). If a helmet has the NOCSAE seal of approval, it’s been tested and certified, according to the Overland Park based […]

  • Danielle Wilson, 36

    Investigation: Police seek tips about homicide of 36-year-old KC woman

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police were called out to an alley in the 2900 block of Myrtle Friday afternoon after someone found the body of a woman lying in the grass. According to police, it appears she has been dead at least two days. There were no immediate signs of trauma and the woman’s body was submitted for autopsy. On Monday, police announced her death would be investigated as a homicide.  They also identified the victim as Danielle […]

  • KC family comes together as police dig for body of mother missing 22 years

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For a second straight day, about a dozen cops, crime scene technicians and  city workers dug up a backyard near 98th Street and Hardesty in south city looking for the possible remains of Laura Mason, who went missing 22 years ago. As searchers buzzed around on a backhoe in the backyard, miles away at the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime’s office near 31st and Prospect, Mason’s daughters eagerly waited for word on what police would find […]

  • Driver crashes into man with disabled car on I-435

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man with car trouble on the side of the road was hit by another driver Thursday night along I-435 and N.E. Cookingham Drive. It happened at about 7 p.m. According to a police source, a woman hit the man and his disabled car. Both the driver and the man went to the hospital. The man suffered a severe leg injury in the crash. The driver had more minor injuries. Another man was there, a friend […]

  • Chris Lewis

    Man charged with murdering two brothers in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A man now faces charges in a double homicide this week in Kansas City, Kan.  Prosecutors charged Christopher Lewis for the two murders on Tuesday.   Police say Lewis killed brothers Deron and Antonio Rucker near 18th and Quindaro.  Lewis is scheduled to appear in Wyandotte County District Court on Friday.   Prosecutors charged him with two counts of first degree murder.

  • Deputy testifies about lying in own blood as he called for help in KCK robbery

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It was an armed robbery spree that took place on both sides of the State Line in February and March of 2015. The violence escalating each time, witnesses say, until a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy was shot and critically wounded. Wyandotte County prosecutors laid out their case today against the three men who they believe robbed 5 businesses and shot a deputy, so a judge can decide if there is enough evidence to send this case […]