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.

Thanks for coming to fox4kc.com. Come back often.

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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 […]

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    Win in the $50,000 Holiday Wish List contest

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    Teen accused of making false claim about Staley High School threat

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Staley High School Principal Clark Mershon sent a message to the Staley community on Tuesday, telling them that a student is under investigation, accused of filing a false claim about a threat on the school, which he says is a violation of the Safe Schools Act. North Kansas City School District spokesperson Michelle Cronk confirmed a 15-year-old student was arrested but would not say if the student was male or female. On Monday, a number of […]

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    Germany cancels soccer match after intelligence suggests terrorists plan to set off explosives

    HANNOVER, Germany — Serious plans for explosions” forced the evacuation of a stadium in Hannover, Germany, on Tuesday night before a Netherlands-Germany friendly soccer match, the police chief for Germany’s Lower Saxony region told Germany’s public broadcaster NDR. Chief Volker Kluwe told NDR that authorities “had concrete intelligence that someone wanted to set off an explosive device inside the stadium.” The two tips forced officials to cancel the Netherlands-Germany match about 90 minutes before kickoff. “We do take this intelligence […]

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    FOX 4 Love Fund for Children raises money for KC-area kids with an annual purse auction

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you see women flaunting their new designer purses, it may be that they are proud for another reason, too. On Saturday, Nov. 14, The FOX 4 Love Fund for Children held its highly anticipated annual fundraiser called “It’s in the Bag.’ Throughout the year, donors give new and gently used designer handbags to the Love Fund so they can auction them on the Saturday afternoon in the fall. This year, the event was held at […]

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    Two men in early 20s killed in middle of afternoon in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are trying to find the person or people who killed two men at about 1 p.m.  in the 1300 block of North 4th Street. Police were called out about the gunshots and upon arrival, officers located two black males, in their twenties, outside, dead from apparent gunshot wounds. FOX 4 has since learned the victims are 21-year-old Laron J. Grant and 20-year-old Jordan L.M. Williams. Both were from Kansas City, Kan. If you can help find […]

  • A woman lays flowers at the scene of the Paris shooting of Le Petit Cambodge restaurant. Parisians wandering around in shock, looking at the bullet holes in the windows.

    One of 3 suicide bombers claimed to be Syrian refugee, admitted into Europe

    Europe’s worst security nightmare appears to be coming true: At least one of the terrorists who attacked civilians in Paris on Friday entered the European Union hidden among the wave of refugees arriving on European shores. One of three bombers who detonated himself at the Stade de France late Friday arrived on the Greek island of Leros on October 3 among numerous Syrian refugees, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour reported, citing an unnamed French senator who was briefed by the Ministry of […]

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    University of Missouri vs. BYU kicks off Saturday in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Missouri Tigers take on the Brigham Young Cougars Saturday night at Arrowhead Stadium. The Cougars are 7-2; the Tigers are 4-5. Mizzou is wearing all white uniforms in its ‘white-out’ theme. Watch their debut in the video player below: Fans attending the game should realize that parking costs $30. They should also be prepared to follow NFL’s security measures. Use clear bags for belongings. Banners larger than 3′ x 5′ will not be allowed. […]

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    Former Kearney teacher admits he had sex with student, changes plea to ‘guilty’

    KEARNEY, Mo. — A former Kearney, Mo., teacher charged with having sex with a 14-year-old student changed his plea from ‘not guilty’ to ‘guilty’ and is scheduled to appear in court in January for his formal sentencing. Rhett Rigby, born in 1987 and from Oak Grove, Mo., admitted to having sex with the teen girl inside a classroom on two occasions at Kearney Junior High School, according to court documents. Two other incidents happened at the girl’s home, documents showed. The […]

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    Strong winds take out trees, power lines, and bring damage

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The high winds have caused damage and threatened the safety of some throughout the metro. In Parkville, a large grass fire was reported in the 5700 block of Meadow Lake. South Platte Fire and Kansas City Fire were called to the scene. FOX 4 was told the fire could threaten houses and people may have to be evacuated. Thankfully, by the time the FOX 4 crew arrived, firefighters had put out the fire. Additionally, local power […]

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    ‘It’s in the Bag’ event puts the ‘fun’ in ‘fundraiser’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This year’s ‘In The Bag’ fundraiser for the FOX 4 Love Fund for Children will bring hundreds of designer handbag enthusiasts out to the Intercontinental Kansas City, 401 Ward Pkwy . The silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 14 features nearly 400 of new, designer label and gently-loved purses, handbags, totes and wallets! It’s a lot of fun. You roam around, look for the item that catches your eye and then make a bid and keep watch. If you’re overbid […]

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    Thank you, Veterans: Free meals on Veterans Day

    FREE/DISCOUNTED MEALS  (More restaurants will likely be added. Check back for new additions.) 54th Street Grill & Bar – Honor your veteran and bring them into any Five-Four for a free meal on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. Up to $12.00, proof of service required. Applebee’s Free Meal – On Wednesday, November 11th, from open to close, veterans and active duty military can choose from a free signature Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee’s favorite items, including a 7 […]