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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.

Thanks for coming to Come back often.

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  • Courtesy: KC Pet Project

    Puppy deliberately thrown off balcony in Kansas City, owner says

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The former owner of a border collie named Max reports Max was deliberately thrown off the balcony of a home in Kansas City. He was rushed to KC Pet Project by a Kansas City, Missouri animal control officer, suffering from a leg fracture; his front teeth were knocked out and his lungs were bruised from the fall. The KC Pet Project veterinary team applied a splint to his fractured leg and has been managing his pain, […]

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    Man, 25, charged with murder of Ford employee Brandon Nunnally

    CLAYCOMO, Mo. – The man accused of killing a father of three in the parking lot of the Ford Plant early Thursday morning was charged on Friday with first-degree murder by the Clay County prosecutor. Witnesses say they know the suspect, Deonte Buffington-Hardy, 25, of Kansas City, Mo., as a longtime, childhood friend of victim Brandon Nunnally, 26, who was shot three times; twice in the chest and once in the head in the parking lot of the Ford plant […]

  • Caleb and dad

    At funeral for his son, Caleb Schwab’s dad tells stories that show Caleb’s love and humor

    OLATHE, Kan. — Friends and family of Caleb Schwab, 10,  who died Sunday, Aug. 7 at Schlitterbahn Water Park gathered Friday at LifeMission Church,  16111 S. Lone Elm Rd., in Olathe, to celebrate his life. Caleb leaves behind his mother, Michele Schwab and father, Scott Schwab, a Kansas state representative, along with three brothers, one older and two younger. He has many friends from Heritage Christian School, from his church, on his baseball team, the Mudcats in Lenexa and on the […]

  • Head for the Cure

    Register for the ‘Head for the Cure’ 5k race at Corporate Woods

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Sunday, Aug.28, at 8 a.m., runners will be lined up at Corporate Woods for the 2016 Head for the Cure 5K to raise money in the fight against brain cancer. Since 2003 and the first Head for the Cure 5K in Kansas City, more than 80,000 people have participated in the 5K event and together with donors, brought in more than $6 million. There’s still time to register for the race! (Click here.) Registration fees are currently $35. Day-of […]

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    Olathe church provides livestream of memorial service for Caleb Schwab

    OLATHE, Kan. — Caleb Schwab, 10,  died Sunday, Aug. 7 at Schlitterbahn Water Park. He leaves behind his mother, Michele Schwab and father, Scott Schwab, a Kansas state representative, along with three brothers, one older and two younger. He has many friends from Heritage Christian School, from his church, on his baseball team, the Mudcats in Lenexa and on the Sporting Blue Valley soccer league team. Click here for a  livestream of the memorial service for Caleb Schwab, provided by LifeMission […]

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    Rio 2016 Day 6: The day belongs to Simone Manuel, Simone Biles and Michael Phelps

    It was a night of triumph and history for the United States in two of the Olympics’ showcase sports at the Rio Games. Swimmers Michael Phelps and Simone Manuel stole the show at the pool Thursday night, and superstar gymnast Simone Biles became the fourth straight American woman to win gold in the individual all-around event — and she has opportunities to earn more next week. Manuel entered the history books in multiple ways at once — to start with, […]

  • City Union Mission

    Final report details severe rodent infestation at City Union Mission warehouse

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Health Department completed its investigation at City Union Mission’s food warehouse and released its findings on Thursday. In its report, the health department described the series of events that began with a phone call  on Tuesday, Aug. 2nd from Mark Heim, USDA inspector, about the City Union Mission warehouse facility at 1020 E. 10th. Heim reported that the facility had a severe rodent infestation and said the unsanitary conditions were ‘among the worst […]

  • U.S. Citizenship Ceremony at Truman Courthouse

    At Truman Courthouse, 20 immigrants from 20 different countries take citizenship Oath of Allegiance

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed 20 new U.S. citizens, from 20 different countries Thursday afternoon during a ceremony at the Truman Courthouse, 121 W. Lexington Ave. “Before like a resident permanent, I feel not very sure, not very sure or whatever. Now I feel very good,” said Isabel Bateman about her new citizenship. “Right now I can vote, I can participate in the stuff like a citizen in this country.” Bateman was born in Colombia, […]

  • The Children's Place

    Kansas City Chiefs play Charity Game to raise funds for children facing challenges

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Members of the Chiefs Community Caring Team including Kansas City Ambassadors visited The Children’s Place on Thursday prior to the Chiefs Charity Game, which raises money for the organization that focuses on the needs of children who have suffered trauma. Former Chiefs and current Chiefs Ambassadors, Dave Lindstrom and Anthony Davis, played with the kids at The Children’s Place, 2 E. 59th St. The visit promoted the 2016 Chiefs Charity Game, which will be played on […]

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    Macy’s closing 100 stores

    Another 100 struggling Macy’s stores are disappearing. Macy’s announced plans on Thursday to close about 15% of its department stores, the latest effort to adapt to shifting consumer preferences for shopping online at Amazon and elsewhere. Macy’s did not disclose which stores it will close, but said most of them will be shut down in early 2017. The locations of the 100 stores will be announced at a later date, once the company makes final decisions, they said. This is of […]

  • Shots were fired at Kansas City city workers Wednesday and their vehicle was stolen.

    Shots fired at Kansas City city workers and their vehicle stolen

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is in custody after police say he fired gunshots at city workers who were replacing a ramp for people with disabilities Wednesday morning in the area of 8th and Park. According to a police dispatcher,  the suspect who put the workers’ lives in danger and also stole their city vehicle. It happened at about 10 a.m. just southwest of Independence Ave., and Prospect Ave. Workers told police when they heard the first shot and saw a […]

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    Kansas City anti-violence group says stopping violence isn’t just the responsibility of law enforcement

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several groups working hard to stop the violence around them, stood before a Kansas City City Council committee on Wednesday to declare their support in the fight against violence in their communities. The groups represented included 100 Men of Blue Hills, Share the Love House, Pastor Calvin Wainright and The Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KC NoVA). The groups each do their part to meet the needs of their community and find ways to mediate conflict […]