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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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Recent Articles
  • Rachel Hollis from The Chic Site on facebook

    Mother of 3 posts picture of herself in bikini because she’s proud of stretch marks

    Many women are applauding a mother of three who posted a picture of herself in a bikini on a lifestyle Facebook page she created called “The Chic Site”. Rachel Hollis, 32, explains in the post why she loves the picture and why she loves wearing a bikini: “I have a belly that’s permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and I wear a bikini. My belly button is saggy…(which is something I didn’t even know was possible before!!) and I […]

  • Four Girls in Prom Dresses- (not related to Catholic school) 
Credit: Megan Maloy

    High school requires girls to get prom dresses pre-approved

    DELANO, Pa. — A Pennsylvania Catholic high school has warned its female students that they will need to get their prom dresses approved by school officials before they can attend. On March 1, the school began requiring girls to bring in a picture of their gowns for pre-approval. At past proms, girls who showed up at prom wearing dresses that the school considered inappropriate had to wait outside until their parents could bring them a change of clothes. Dr. Maureen […]

  • Robinson

    Complicated case against Kansas serial killer turns into complicated appeal 12 years later

    TOPEKA, Kan. — One of the longest, most complicated cases ever to be prosecuted in Kansas landed in the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday, as convicted murderer, John Robinson’s attorneys appealed his capital murder convictions and death sentences for killing eight women beginning in the early 80’s through 2000, when police found his last two victims stuffed in chemical containers on Robinson’s Linn County farm. Robinson, 71, was convicted in 2003 for those crimes and three other bodies police found in similar […]

  • 50-year-old Yuvett Santamaria was found dead in her Northland home on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

    Husband in police custody as officers investigate wife’s death in Northland home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating the death of a woman found inside her Northland home near NE 56th Place and North Drury on Tuesday morning, and officers are questioning her husband. Police say just after 8 a.m., they went to a two-story house to check out a domestic violence situation. James Crawford rushed to the scene and learned his friend, 50-year-old Yuvett Santamaria, was found dead on a floor in a downstairs bedroom. Crawford said cops then brought […]

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    Video shows suspect accused of assaulting Lenexa children running from police, yelling

    LENEXA, Kan. — A man assaulted three kids Monday morning at a Lenexa park, and while police apprehended him, the man first tried to escape. Another man working in the area shot video on his cell phone and shared it with FOX 4. Watch the video in the player above to see the suspect fleeing from police. You can hear police tell the suspect to stop, but the suspect continues to run away. The man who shot the video said […]

  • Courtesy: Jesse Nagy facebook

    Why uncle dressed in princess gown to take 4-yr-old niece to ‘Cinderella’

    FLORENCE, Ala. — A 25-year-old man obviously adores his four-year-old niece; so much so that when she was nervous about wearing her special princess dress to the movie ‘Cinderella’, her very own Uncle Jesse put on a gown, too. “She said ‘you could be a princess too,'” Jesse Nagy told ABC News. So, it was decided: They would both be princesses.  Four-year-old Izzy, however, got to wear the crown. When they got to their special date at the Carmike Cinema […]

  • Courtesy: FOX 5 in Springfield

    Naked man walked into Mo. State Univ. dorm rooms, stood over or touched female students

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State University is urging students to participate in a “lock your door” campaign after a naked man has frightened several female residents of Hammons Hall. Police have received eight reports of incidents between Feb. 4 and March 18.  A man, described as between 5’5″ and 5’10”, wearing nothing, except something covering his face, exposed himself in hallways, study rooms and dorm rooms. All the incidents happened between midnight and 4 a.m. In some of the reports, the […]

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    Kansas serial killer case goes before Kansas Supreme Court

    TOPEKA, Kan. — John Robinson, a serial killer who targeted women in Kansas and Missouri and was convicted in the murders of six women between the mid-1980s until his arrest in 2000, is appealing his death penalty conviction. His case is scheduled to be heard before the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 24. Click here for live webstream of the Kansas Supreme Court proceedings.  Robinson was ultimately charged and convicted of one count of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of capital murder, […]

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    Public clock in Mission, Kan. now showing correct time

    MISSION, Kan. — The city of Mission and its citizens are celebrating the gift of time, so to speak. A clock at the corner of Johnson Drive and Woodson at ‘Rotary Plaza’ was part of the redesign on Johnson Drive, and now displays the correct time. Ever since its construction, the clock’s hands have indicated it is two o’clock. “It’s not always 2 o’clock in Mission anymore!” the city said on its Facebook page. The Shawnee Mission Rotary Club donated the clock […]

  • children

    Man attacks children during field trip to Lenexa park

    LENEXA, Kan. — Three kids out on a field trip with their daycare were assaulted by a man Monday morning at a Lenexa park. It happened at Electric Park at 95th and Loiret.  Daycare workers were trying to get the kids back on the bus when the man approached and began hitting three of the kids. The victims, all under age eight-years old, tried to cover themselves and suffered cuts and bruises to their face, arms and hands. Daycare workers […]

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    Jury recommends ‘Hard 50′ for 20-year-old Lawrence woman, convicted of murder

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Jurors, who Friday declared Sarah Gonzales McLinn, 20, guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder, decided on Monday that the murder of her roommate, Harold “Hal” Sasko“ was committed in “especially heinous, atrocious or cruel manner.” This determination will allow a judge to sentence McLinn to the “Hard 50″, a mandatory minimum of 50 years in prison without eligibility for parole. Sentencing is scheduled for April 29 at 9 a.m. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson and Chief Assistant District […]

  • Northland family faces financial stress after thieves use ATM skimming device to steal from them

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Northland couple lost at least $600, apparently stolen by skimmers who took their credit card information when they stopped to get gas and paid at the pump with their bank card. Kristina Smith says she got  gas Friday at a Northland Quiktrip, but didn’t notice until Sunday that a large amount of money was missing. “I checked my account before we went to lunch and I noticed $300 had been taken out of my account twice,” said […]