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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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    Kansas City Chiefs fans prepare for weekend of opponent-determining football

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs fans will be paying close attention to this weekend’s Wild Card games, which will determine the team the Chiefs will face in the Divisional Playoff game on January 15. Wild Card Match-ups: First up to watch: The Oakland Raiders vs. the Houston Texans.  They are Number 5 and Number 4 seeds respectively and the Chiefs could face the winner of their Saturday game if Miami (6 seed) wins their game against the Pittsburg Steelers (3 seed) […]

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    Team appreciates Coach Reid’s trust in them to use the bye week wisely

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs are trying to get some rest during their bye week, as they also wait to find out which team will be their opponent for the divisional round of the AFC Playoffs at Arrowhead Stadium. Although some say a bye week can potentially kill momentum, overall the Chiefs agree they would rather have it; take some time off, get rest, get healthy and play a guaranteed home game in the playoffs. The Chiefs […]

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    Kansas City neighbors can’t shake sad news that crash they heard outside their house killed 2 men

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Residents were awakened by the crash of an out-of-control car early Monday morning, and feel rattled and saddened by the discovery that both people in the car were killed. The single car crash near Samuel L. Rodgers Health Center at Brooklyn and East Ninth Street is the first traffic-related fatality in Kansas City in 2017. “Boom! Just boom! You know something hit hard,” said Nancy Stump, a neighbor. “We’ve seen a lot of accidents down at […]

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    Life-saving gifts celebrated, honored at Rose Parade

    PASADENA, Calif. — The colorful and lively Rose Parade proceeded safely Monday under cloudy skies — and the watchful eyes of more than 1,000 law enforcement officers. No major problems were reported after security and other safety measures were beefed up. A large law enforcement presence was also seen at the nearby Rose Bowl, for the game between USC and Penn State. The 5½-mile parade featured marching bands, horseback riders and dozens of ornately decorated floats covered with flowers. Highlights […]

  • ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO - JANUARY 2: Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak gets emotional as he announces that he will step down as head coach for the Denver Broncos at the UC Health Training Center on January 2, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.  Kubiak led the Broncos to 24 victories during his tenure, the most of any coach in his first two seasons including a Super Bowl victory in 2015. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

    Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak announces retirement

    DENVER — Less than a year after winning the Super Bowl, Gary Kubiak is leaving his position as Denver Broncos head coach. In a press conference on Monday, an emotional Kubiak said that he was retiring from coaching because the demands of the job were becoming too much for him. “Coaching is a very demanding business,” he said. “Tough business. And I’ve always prided myself. You know, I’ve been a head coach for 10 years. And each of us as coaches… […]

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    Chiefs know they worked hard to win division and now have more work to do

    Travis Kelce “Everybody’s just around each other again. The system that Coach Reid has, both the offense, defense, and special teams. Everybody’s playing together and you know, it’s just a fun team to be on. In the locker room, everybody’s having a blast.” On Alex Smith…. ‘Alex Smith, man. You can’t say enough about the guy… He’s my Q-B and I’m rockin’ with him every single day. I can’t wait to see where we can go with this.” On Chiefs […]

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    Standoff ends: Man armed with rifle at I-29 rest stop gets out of truck, surrenders peacefully

    DEARBORN, Mo. — Interstate-29 near Dearborn was shut down Friday because a man in a semi truck at a rest stop was armed with a gun, and was reportedly waving it around, pointing it at drivers on the interstate.  The situation began between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m., Friday and ended at about 1:05 p.m., when the man simply came out of the truck and surrendered. However, for more than three hours, the interstate was shut down and the rest stop […]

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    Man accused of raping Johnson Co. deputy now charged with 2nd rape

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Brady Newman-Caddell, 21, one of the men accused of kidnapping and raping a Johnson County, Kan., deputy, was charged Friday with another rape in Independence in February 2016, Brady Newman-Caddell faces Rape 1st Degree, two counts of Sodomy 1st Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. According to court records, police say Newman-Caddell told them he and another man went to the victim’s apartment and had sex with her, while her child was in the bed […]

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    Troopers trying to disarm man with rifle at I-29 rest stop; drivers diverted off interstate

    DEARBORN, Mo. — Interstate-29 near Dearborn is shut down Friday because a man in a semi truck at a rest stop is armed with a gun, and was reportedly waving it around, pointing it at drivers on the interstate.  The situation began between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m., Friday. The rest stop at Old Pike Road has been evacuated because of the danger, while troopers try to get the man to put down the gun. The interstate has been shut down and drivers […]

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    Independence teen charged with 1st degree murder

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An Independence teen, just 16, was charged Friday with Murder in the 1st Degree in connection with the Sept. 22nd  fatal shooting of James Hill in Independence. Tyrell Young is also charged with two counts of Robbery in the 1st Degree and three counts of Armed Criminal Action. Two accused of shooting, killing a man in Independence Walgreens parking lot According to court records, on Sept. 22nd witnesses told Independence police that the defendant brandished a gun […]

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    Independence man, 36, charged in manhunt, police chase

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Independence man who fled from police in Blue Springs on Thursday before he was stopped in Independence was charged Friday with multiple felony counts. Stephen Lundemo, 36, faces Assault 2nd Degree on a Law Enforcement Officer, Burglary 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Robbery 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, two counts of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and Armed Criminal Action. Police search wooded area off I-70 in Blue Springs for man considered armed and dangerous According to court […]

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    Woman pulled over for erratic driving in KC had been shot

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating a shooting after they pulled over a driver at about 1:30 a.m. Friday at 31st and Cleveland. Police said she was driving erratically but when they approached, police realized she had been shot and bullet holes were evident in the car door, the roof, the fender, and the tire was flat. She told police she was driving on I-70, but didn’t know the exact location, when a white Impala began shooting at her. She was […]