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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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Recent Articles
  • Police seek white hatchback involved in robbery, death of Kansas City comic book store owner

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police want the public’s help to find the white car, a Suzuki Aerio Hatchback, that they say hit Jim Cavanaugh, 67, a local comic book fixture, who then died from his injuries Friday as he tried to stop a robber at his comic book store. Police say that on Friday at about 12:40 p.m., the suspect went into Clint’s Comics near 39th and Main Street, grabbed a handful of comics and ran out. Police believe Cavanaugh tried to […]

  • Baby unconscious, possibly from electrical shock at Wichita carnival

    WICHITA, Kan. — A 15-month-old girl is in the hospital after being seriously hurt at a carnival. The girl was injured Friday night while standing outside a bounce house with her dad while her mom and big sister were inside. The little girl’s grandparents told KWCH-TV that she touched a fence near a bounce house at Towne West shopping area when she went limp and lost consciousness. Lynn Bartonek says her granddaughter was swinging back and forth on a wire in […]

  • 3-year-old Kansas City boy killed when gunman opens fire on car

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A family and community are mourning the death of a three-year-old boy, killed Friday afternoon at 54th and Park when a man reportedly started shooting at the car he was in. Marcus Haislip III was in the car with his father and great uncle, who were also injured when the man on foot opened fire. They arrived at the hospital and hospital staff reported the victims to police, who then went to find the crime scene at 54th […]

  • Longtime Olathe residents compete on Family Feud on Friday

    OLATHE, Kan. — A family from Kansas was lucky enough to do what many families try to do every year. They played a game of Family Feud with Steve Harvey; and their game will be on television on Friday, May 12th at 3:30 p.m. The Day family lived in Olathe for about 15 years and Dan and Jana Day’s two older daughters graduated from high school there. The Days own ‘Dream Dinners’ in Overland Park. Two years ago they moved […]

  • Firefighters, paramedics treat person at Kansas City house fire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters responded to a fire at a home at 505 Monroe Ave., Friday afternoon.  

  • Two skimmers found at Overland Park gas station, likely stealing customers’ credit card numbers

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Overland Park Police Department reported Friday that someone attached two skimming devices to a gas pump credit card reader at the Phillips 66 at the 7400 block of Metcalf. The credit card skimming devices steal credit card numbers of customers when the customers swipe their cards to purchase fuel. The criminals then use the card to make unauthorized purchases. Overland Park police ask customers to call 911 if they see someone tampering with a gas […]

  • Shawnee man sentenced to 11 years for crash that killed 17-month-old in November of 2015

    OLATHE, Kan. — The man who caused a three-vehicle crash that killed a child in November 2015 was sentenced Thursday in Johnson County. He received more than eleven years (140 months) in prison. In March, Boyd Chism, 41, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated battery for the crash that  took the life of 17-month-old Addilynn Poole and seriously injured another child. On that Saturday afternoon, November 7th, 2015, Chism was speeding and crashed into the car Addilynn, her mom, dad and brother Harry […]

  • Gunfire outside Blue Springs home as neighbor draws gun to stop burglary suspects

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — What was likely supposed to be a quiet burglary at a home near Third Street and Sherwood in Blue Springs on Thursday, turned into much more. Police say three young men broke into the home, ransacked it and stole two guns, including an AK-47 long rifle and a handgun. A get-away driver waited outside in a gold car, police say. According to neighbors, the man who lives next door heard a gunshot inside his neighbor’s house, so […]

  • National Guard ring lost in Independence returned to the veteran’s hand where it belongs

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A Missouri National Guard veteran and the woman who found his service ring laying on the ground in a Payless Shoe Store parking lot, met on Thursday in the same spot where it was lost in Independence. When the woman, Wendy McConnell, found the engraved ring more than a week ago she made it her mission to find out more about it and to find the owner. She posted a picture of the ring to social media and […]

  • Person found dead in park after shooting at 12th & Prospect

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police responded to reports of gunfire Wednesday afternoon at 12th and Prospect and when they arrived they found a person dead in the park. The shooting happened just before 1:30 p.m. FOX 4 will add more to this story when more information is available and have the latest in our newscasts.

  • Homeless as a child, a young KC woman receives scholarship to University of Missouri

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A young woman who grew up homeless in Kansas City during much of her formative years received acclamation Tuesday from the Jackson County legislature. Alera Stewart attended the KIPP Academy, 2700 E. 18th Street, a college-preparatory charter school, and despite the challenges before her, she persisted and studied and has received a scholarship to the University of Missouri. She plans to study psychology. “I was surprised but at the same time, pressure. I felt a lot of pressure. I […]

  • 31-year-old Kansas City man charged with involuntary manslaughter in 2016 death of bicyclist

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than a year after a 32-year-old Kansas City man was hit and killed by a car while riding his bicycle, another Kansas City man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for his death. According to the court documents, Joseph Lasala, 31, is also charged with leaving the scene of the accident on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Witnesses told police that the driver of the silver Lexus was driving eastbound on Independence Ave., while Anthony Saluto, […]