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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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  • She's A Pistol shooting suspects, charged with the 1st degree murder of  Jon Bieker.

    Suspect in ‘She’s A Pistol’ murder to plead guilty, while 3 alleged accomplices prepare for murder trial

    OLATHE, Kan. — Three of the four young men accused of killing Shawnee gun shop owner Jon Bieker during a botched robbery in January are to be in Johnson County court this week for their preliminary hearing, in which the prosecution presents its evidence against the suspects. The four men charged in the ‘She’s A Pistol’ store robbery and murder are: De’Anthony Armond Wiley, 20 Hakeem Willie Malik, 18 Londro Emanuel Patterson, 20 Nicquan Ke-Aaron Midgyett, 20 De’Anthony Wiley will […]

  • Dewayne A Cornelius, dob: 10/10/1979, faces charges of Murder in the 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action

    Man charged with murder of 27-year-old KC woman

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Jackson County prosecutors charged a Kansas City man with the May 25, 2015, murder of Nicole Appleberry, 27. According to police, they received a call from a woman who said she returned to her home near 28th and Walrond and found her friend dead inside just after 10 p.m.  Appleberry had been shot in the back. A witness told police that the victim had argued with Dewayne Cornelious, 35, that day. Another witness told police the defendant came to her […]

  • Mom hopes sketch will help catch man who attacked, raped daughter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police released a sketch Friday of the likeness of a man they say raped a girl on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in an empty lot near Cleveland and 42nd Street. The 18-year-old high school senior said at about 2:30 on Dec. 5 she got off the school bus and started to walk to her dad’s house. She said she noticed the suspect cross the street when she did and then attack her. The victim told police […]

  • Skylar Ware, charged with invasion of privacy in Jackson Co.

    Invasion of privacy charge against man who allegedly took pictures of girl in Kohl’s dressing room

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A 20-year-old man is accused of taking pictures of a girl in a dressing room at the Kohl’s store, 18800 E. 39th Street in Independence, Mo., on July 3.  Skylar Ware is also now charged with Invasion of Privacy in the second degree in Jackson County. According to the probable cause statement, the juvenile child was trying on clothes in the dressing room while her mother waited outside. The mother told police she noticed a man with […]

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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 […]

  • Woman who used tire iron to help rescue baby from hot car receives award

    MERRIAM, Kan. — The woman who helped rescue a child from a hot car over the weekend was recognized Friday morning at the Mother & Child Health Coalition. Sarah Oropeza tried to break through a car window with a tire iron on Saturday outside a Merriam strip mall. The Mother & Child Health Coalition recognized Oropeza Friday at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road.  The coalition was also scheduled to discuss ‘Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Vulnerable Communities’, but set aside time to recognize Oropeza’s ‘bold […]

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    Clay County Sheriff’s Dept tweets reply to person looking for ‘weed’ on twitter

    A twitter-user who appears to be a young man, tweeted his need for weed and willingness to buy it on Thursday, and the Clay County Sheriff’s Department saw the tweet and sent him a public reply, offering to meet up with him. The Kid_Kennedy twitter account has few followers, and it’s unclear if anyone came through for him. I need some weed I'm willing to buy #JSO — Brandon Kennedy (@Kid_kennedy89) July 23, 2015 Well… if you find any let us know […]

  • Missouri Senate report outlines specific sexual harassment allegations against senator

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri Senate report is detailing an intern’s claims that Democratic state Sen. Paul LeVota of Independence sexually harassed her. The report released Wednesday includes findings from an internal Senate investigation that came after two University of Central Missouri students left early from an internship for LeVota during the legislative session that ended in May. It says the intern claimed “unwelcome messages and explicit requests for sexual activity.” According to the investigation report, the intern said […]

  • Sarah Oropeza used a tire iron to bust a window to retrieve a child locked in a car on a hot July day.

    Woman who busted car window to get to child to be recognized

    MERRIAM, Kan. — The woman who rescued a child from a hot car over the weekend by relentlessly trying to bust through the car window with a tire iron, will be recognized Friday morning at the Mother & Child Health Coalition. Sarah Oropeza told FOX 4 she couldn’t help but cry while she tried to break into the car parked at a Merriam strip mall, where she is manager at the Famous Footwear. As I was hitting the window tears were […]

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    Noah Wilson’s Bandage Project now selling T-shirts with support of Royals

    A seven-year-old boy’s legacy is living on and so is his love for the Royals. Noah Wilson lost his battle to cancer last month. Noah had started a campaign to collect colorful band-aids for patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Now Noah’s bandage project is selling a T-shirt. The Royals let the bandage project use the logo. So far, about 400 have been sold. They are $22 a piece and available through August 4. All proceeds go to Noah’s Bandage Project. […]

  • Use the zipper merge when traveling through I-70 construction

    SEDALIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation is asking drivers to use a ‘merge technique’ that may not be popular among some drivers. At 65 Highway and I-70 near Sedalia, construction work has the highway down to one lane. The backup is significant, causing a delay of at least 45 minutes during the day. MoDOT is asking drivers to use the zipper merge if they’re traveling this route. That means using both lanes until you get to where it’s […]

  • Woman runs out of burning house, screaming for help in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A family in Kansas City, Kan., faced a scary situation and a close call when a fire started in their home Wednesday morning at Fitzgerald and Shawnee Roads. A workman says he was parked along Fitzgerald Road on lunch break when suddenly a woman came running at him, screaming “Help! Help! Call 911!” The woman said everyone was out of the house except for her three dogs, which she and the workman gathered to safety. Neighbors […]