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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.

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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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    Snow causes problems, challenges Thursday morning

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As predicted, people in some areas woke up to 1-4+ inches of snow and drivers found their commute longer and more stressful than usual. Scroll down to see  our live blog from Thursday morning on road conditions and updates from people out in the elements.  

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    Two new penguin chicks at KC Zoo

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two new Gentoo penguin chicks are eating regurgitated herring and trout, building up their strength after they were just hatched this week. The first chick hatched on Monday and the second on Wednesday. The third egg is expected to hatch by the end of the year. The little ones are part of the Junior League of Kansas City, Mo., Penguin Ice Paradise. They will begin to get their feathers at about three months. Gentoos are the […]

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    Gold tooth found in KC North Salvation Army red kettle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Salvation Army isn’t sure if a recent donation of a gold tooth found in a Salvation Army red kettle was an accident or on purpose. “I don’t know if it was intentional or an accident – maybe the person was keeping it in his or her pocket and it came out with some change,” said Major Rick Carroll with The Salvation Army.  “We’ll hold on to it, just in case they want it back!” Throughout […]

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    FOX 4’s favorite Christmas decorations

    Like you, our homes are decorated with items we’ve collected through the years. We love getting these things out of storage and displaying them for the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year’s. The FOX 4 News team is sharing with you pictures and the stories of our favorite decorations. We’d like to see and hear about yours too! Enjoy the photo gallery below. (We’ll add to it as each team members brings in their pictures…. so check back often!) After you […]

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    December 18 school/business closings

    **Click here to see all the closings**  

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    Watch FOX 4 News on this snow day

    Turn your t.v. to FOX 4 or Watch on live stream CLICK HERE  Click here for school closings. Click here for live updates in our snow blog. Click here for our weather page.

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    Mother accused of burning her 2-year-old with scalding water, industrial strength bleach

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A 25-year-old woman and her 51-year-old mother face charges of child abuse and neglect after police say the younger woman poured extremely hot water on her daughter, not yet three years old. Doctors at Children’s Mercy have been treating the child, born January 20, 2012, for second-degree burns on 12 percent of her body, including her face and back. The girl was brought to the hospital on Saturday,December 13 at about 9:30 p.m., over 24 hours after the abuse occurred. A […]

  • Slavica Delic, 56, was last seen at about 3:15 Sunday Dec. 14 walking northbound in the 4300 block of N. Jackson.

    Police, family want help finding woman

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman with health problems and who speaks very little English remained missing on Monday, and Kansas City Police asked the public for help in locating her. Slavica Delic, 56, was last seen around 3:15 Sunday afternoon. She was walking northbound near the 4300 block of North Jackson. Delic is from Serbia and has dark brown hair and eyes. She is described as 5’11” and approximately 140 pounds. She was last seen wearing black coat and […]

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    Delicious bread pudding from Broadway Butcher Shop

    Broadway Butcher Shop Foie Gras Bread Pudding: Stage 1 4 oz foie gras 1 c milk ½ c heavy cream 1/3 c onion 2 tbl bourbon 1 tbl salt Stage 2 4 oz Foie Gras – medium dice 1 c onion – small diced 1 c celery – small diced 1 c carrot – small diced ¼ c Sage – chiffonade 1 tbl salt 2 tsp black pepper 2 whole eggs 2 qt stale bread – large diced Stage 3 […]

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    Chief apologizes after young officer uses stun gun on 76-yr-old over expired tags

    VICTORIA, Texas — The chief of police in Victoria, Texas, visited a 76-year-old man at his home Thursday to personally apologize after an officer twice used a taser on the man during a traffic stop. According to the Victoria Advocate , Pete Vasquez was returning the car to the dealership when he was pulled over for an expired inspection sticker on the back of the car. What happened during the traffic stop was recorded on dash cam. Click here to watch. The video […]

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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 […]

  • Seven injured, two seriously, in explosion at rail car repair facility near Atchison

    ATCHISON COUNTY, Kan. — An explosion inside a GBW Railcar Services facility sent metal flying and workers to hospitals on Thursday. The 911 call was placed just after 2 p.m. The Atchison County Sheriff’s Office reported a rail car that was carrying fuel, possibly gasoline, exploded and sent seven employees to hospitals. Ambulances rushed two of the most seriously injured to The University of Kansas Hospital’s burn unit where they’re expected to undergo a full battery of tests. “Right now they’re getting all of […]