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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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  • Freddie Perez Cartagena

    Woman says she was raped during massage at Shawnee salon

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — A man working at a massage salon is out on bond, charged with the rape and sodomy of a customer in August. Johnson County prosecutors say Freddie Perez-Cartagena forced sex on a 29-year-old woman after her massage at Massage Serenity in Shawnee. According to an employee of the spa, Perez-Cartagena was not a regular employee, but a friend of the owner. She said on Aug. 13, the day the sexual assault allegedly happened, Perez-Cartagena allowed her to go home early […]

  • Carlos Ramirez

    KC man refuses to give carjacker his hard-earned money

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man approached by armed carjacker Wednesday morning  only gave the man half of what he wanted, handing over his truck but refusing to give the man his hard-earned money. Carlos Ramirez says a man with a gun forced Ramirez and a friend out of the truck Wednesday morning near Norledge and Drury. Ramirez says the man walked up to the driver side of his old blue Chevy, where Ramirez was sitting in the passenger seat and […]

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    Bloody clothes, shoe and blood stain left on KC sidewalk

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Detectives are investigating how and why bloody clothes and a bloody shoe ended up on the sidewalk near 19th and Holmes Wednesday morning. When construction workers found the bloody items, they called police. Police aren’t sure if a crime happened, but are investigating.

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    Arrest made in Olathe bank robberies

    OLATHE, Kan. — Police announced the arrest of a suspect on Wednesday who allegedly robbed an Arvest Bank branch in the 11100 block of south Pflumm Road on Tuesday afternoon. The Olathe Police Department also said the man they arrested is suspected of robbing Brotherhood Bank and Trust in the 17900 block of west 119th Street on October 28. The suspect has yet to be formally charged, so FOX 4 is not identifying him until charges are filed against him. Investigators […]

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    Your Halloween costumes

    What are you going to be for Halloween? Show us! Upload your photo with the “Submit Your Photo” button below. Be safe and have fun!

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    True Blue Fan contest: Upload a picture wearing your Royal blue

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We know you filled your closet with Royal blue for the ALCS and now for the Royals in the World Series! We’re looking for pictures of fans all decked out and cheering on the hometown team. Share a picture with us for the FOX 4 True Blue Fan Contest, and if your picture is randomly chosen you could win a 42″ Big Screen Samsung Smart TV. The prize is provided by Amini’s. Click here for complete rules. […]

  • Moore

    Citing unreliable evidence, Jackson Co. prosecutor dismisses charge in twisted murder case

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Jackson County prosecutors announced Friday that they are dropping all charges against Micah Moore, 25, once accused in the bizarre murder case of Bethany Ann Deaton, 27, who was found dead in the backseat of a van on Oct. 30, 2012, at Longview Lake. “My office concluded that we could not ethically continue to pursue the case given the current evidence against Micah Moore,” Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker stated. “The duty of the prosecutor is to seek […]

  • Yost

    Yost’s final words before World Series Game 7

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The long baseball season comes to an end tonight with the seventh and deciding game of the World Series. Wednesday night’s starting pitching has 39-year old Tim Hudson going to the mound for the Giants against Jeremy Guthrie of the Royals. This is a rematch of the Game 3 starters when the Royals won 3-2. Hudson is the oldest man to ever start a World Series seventh game. The San Francisco Giants are also starting Juan […]

  • ‘Royals Ready’ rap by Blue Valley grad, played during Game 2

    B DOUBLE E, a 28-year-old rapper who lives in California but graduated from the Blue Valley School District, rushed back to Kansas City to make this video for his song “Royals Ready.” The song was played Wednesday night at Kauffman in the game against the Giants. B DOUBLE E is also known for the popular rap “Red and Blue”, which KU fans will appreciate.

  • SwingAndMiss

    Royals can’t crack Bumgarner, lose 5-0 in World Series Game 5

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner smothered the Kansas City Royals for the second time in a week, pitching a four-hitter that led the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory Sunday night and a 3-2 World Series lead. Bumgarner struck out eight and walked none in improving to 4-0 in four World Series starts. He has allowed one run in 31 Series innings, an astonishing 0.29 ERA. “He’s got that arm angle and he’s got the cutter he can […]

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    Fan Challenge: From SF TV station to FOX 4 News

    On Friday morning, the news team at KTVU in Oakland, Calif., challenged FOX 4 and the Kansas City Royals fan base to prove who has the best, loudest, most supportive fans. Let’s do this for the Royals! All you have to do is like or share or retweet this picture! From KTVU: “Issuing a challenge to the FOX station in Kansas City; we want to show them that our fans are MORE fired up than their fans. LIKE & SHARE […]

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    Lathrop, Mo. student pulls gun during lunch period

    LATHROP, Mo. — Leaders in the Lathrop School District confirmed that a student pulled a weapon during lunch Friday at the middle school, and was quickly apprehended. According to a district official FOX 4 spoke to, the gun was not loaded and the principal was able to get the gun from the student. FOX 4′s Robert Townsend reports that the student is a 13-year-old boy and he is now in juvenile custody at the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, which is handling […]