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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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    Overland Park man, 52, killed when teen driver crashes into parked car, pedestrians

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park teenage driver could face charges in a deadly pedestrian crash.   The 17-year-old hit a legally parked car, and a man and a woman standing along the street near 85th and Tomahawk Road just before midnight Thursday night, according to police. The man died and the woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries to her face and legs. The man was identified late Friday morning. Kevin Patrick Moroney, 52, was pronounced dead […]

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    Wear and share wristbands to remember: You Matter

    The following mental health agencies partnered with FOX 4 to distribute YOU MATTER wristbands from FOX 4. Please note: All bracelets have been distributed. None of these locations has any more inventory of bracelets. Take care of your physical health. Take care of your mental health. Whether you have a wristband or not, remember: You matter. For mental health questions or help, you can contact one of these locations: ReDiscover www.rediscovermh.org 816-966-0900 Wyandot, Inc www.wyandotinc.org 913-328-4600

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    Truck driver suffers diabetic reaction, loses control of truck on I-29

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Southbound I-29 closed at 64th Street Friday morning when a trash truck caught on fire at about 9 a.m.. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating, but initial information indicates that the driver suffered a diabetic reaction and began weaving in and out of lanes. Several drivers called 911 when they noticed the danger. Sgt. Bill Lowe with the Highway Patrol said at one point the truck hit another car slightly. After a few minutes, a trooper got […]

  • Why Mo’Nique scolded Rob and hugged Karli

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We don’t even know where to begin as we try to give you the highlights of what happened Friday morning on the FOX 4 Morning Show. Mo’Nique was such a pleasure! Just watch the videos for her commentary on socks, Mayor Sly James,  Police Chief Darryl Forte, and Ollie Gates.  (And expect to see her with bbq sauce on her face this weekend at Gates.) Somehow she and fellow comedian Tone X take over the show…. […]

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    With every word he says, the ‘apparently’ kid steals hearts

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Noah didn’t mean to become a national star when he answered a reporter’s questions about his trip to the fair, but that’s what happened while he was being his 5-year-old self. His rise to stardom began Friday at the Wayne County Fair when he did an interview with FOX 4 sister station WNEP. While answering reporter Sophia Ojeda’s questions, he said the word ‘apparently’ eight times. The masses loved it. When asked later about his interview, the 5-year-old […]

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    Iselle weakens to a strong tropical storm

    Hawaiians hunkered down overnight as Tropical Storm Iselle whipped the island chain with winds and heavy rains. Iselle weakened as it approached Hawaii, its winds dropping below hurricane strength to 70 mph. Click here for continuing coverage from Hawaii. Had the storm remained a hurricane, it would have been the first to hit Hawaii in decades. As the storm approached, the shelves of many supermarkets were swept bare as schools and government offices closed. Sandbags were placed around homes and hotels, […]

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs won their preseason opener Thursday night, beating the Cincinnati Bengals 41-39 at Arrowhead. It was far from perfect, but it was entertaining.  After falling behind 10-0, the Chiefs answered with a pair of explosive plays only a few seconds apart. Rookie De’Anthony Thomas returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown. “We just been working hard in our training camp,” Thomas said after the game. “And a lot of guys, we just want to win, […]

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    Two dogs sealed in box, tossed from moving truck recover from fleas & deprivation in Overland Park

    MERRIAM, Kan. — Two dogs, now named Itchy and Scratchy because they are infested with fleas, are receiving urgent care, including a blood transfusion, after someone threw them from a moving truck on Wednesday. They were taped inside a cardboard box that was labeled “Garage Sale”.  Thankfully, a person driving behind the truck noticed a head pop out of the box and stopped. The driver/rescuer took the dogs to the Merriam Veterinary Care Center. They were then transferred to BluePearl Veterinary Partners for a blood […]

  • Wife laments loss of beloved husband who died in ambulance crash

    NEVADA, Mo. — A Nevada man is dead and two emergency responders are hospitalized after an ambulance crash. It happened Wednesday night on northbound Interstate 49, just north of Harrisonville. Thursday we learned two highly respected paramedics at the Vernon County Ambulance District were both injured when their ambulance crashed. A beloved assistant pastor died in the crash. “Wonderful husband, wonderful dad and wonderful grandparent,” Tricia Brandt said. That’s how Tricia remembers her childhood sweetheart and husband of 44 years, […]

  • Chiefs talk about kicking off the preseason; get Arrowhead parking info here

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Parking at Arrowhead Stadium will be a little different for the club’s first preseason game on Thursday, August 7, and if you aren’t prepared, it could throw you for a loop, so to speak. On Wednesday, the Chiefs announced enhancements to the parking operation. The news release said the changes come “after a significant, encompassing review of traffic and parking issues facing fans on gameday.” The changes include: All traffic will flow in a counter-clockwise direction […]

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    Vacation Bible School kids evacuated from church when building collapses in Northeast KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — All children and adults were safe after the building they were in, a church at Independence Ave. and Benton Blvd., partially collapsed Thursday morning. Initially there were reports that first responders were preparing for injuries, but after arriving and evaluating, Kansas City, Mo., police tweeted that everyone was out and there were no injuries. The building is used by Rios De Aqu Diva, a church. There were children attending a Vacation Bible School at the time the […]

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    Woman asks social media to identify strange, disturbing spider

    TACOMA, Wash. — A  woman reached out to FOX 4 sister station KCPQ-TV, asking for help to identify a spider that will surely make many squirm. Hailee Graff described it as a “creepy unknown species,” in her Facebook post. She said her friend,June found it floating in a decorative watering outside her home. June described it as roughly an inch long, 8 legs and what seem to be antennas on the bulbous section. “No clue what it is, alien!? Can […]