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 Come back often.

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    Dearborn bank robber has distinct tattoos that the FBI hopes someone recognizes

    DEARBORN, Mo. — The FBI asks the public to help them identify a man who robbed a bank in Dearborn, Mo., Monday at approximately 8:50 a.m.  The suspect entered the Platte Valley Bank, 102 Main Street, carrying a black portfolio. He walked up to the teller with a note demanding money and then fled the bank with the cash. Investigators are not saying how much he was given. He did not display a weapon. His description: White male with a […]

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    4-year-old boy killed sitting in backseat of car caught in rolling gun battle in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 4-year-old boy was shot and killed early Monday morning near 8th Street and The Paseo, the innocent victim of a rolling gun battle. Police say it happened sometime before 2 a.m. The parents of  Mahsaan Kelley-Wilson, 4, rushed him to the emergency room after the bullet hit the child, but he was pronounced dead shortly after. Occupants of two vehicles were reportedly shooting at each other when a car with the boy and three other […]

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    Comments from celebrities who love ‘coming home’ to Kansas City for their Big Slick Weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Big Slick co-hosts Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, David Koechner and Eric Stonestreet held a short news conference Friday morning at Children’s Mercy Hospital about their 7th annual Big Slick Celebrity Weekend. They thanked friends and their families for working so hard to organizing the event and thanked the Kansas City community for ‘showing up’ for them to help them raise money for Children’s Mercy. Jason Sudeikis called it Kansas City ‘integrity, enthusiasm and genuineness.’ The […]

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    Kevin Farley brings laughter back to Kansas City

    He’s at Stanford and Sons Comedy Club the weekend of June 17!

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    Dogs go to Orlando to bring comfort to victims

    ORLANDO —  Comfort dogs from a Lutheran Church Charities K-9 mission are in Orlando, trying to help as many people as possible as they deal with the trauma of Sunday morning’s massacre at Pulse nightclub. The comfort dogs are trained to be calm for those grieving who want to pet and hug them, or cry into their coats. Lutheran Church Charities’ K-9 Comfort Dogs brought 12 golden retrievers from seven states. Many of these dogs have been there for people in other […]

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    Orlando triplets jump for joy for the trash men, now their friends

    ORLANDO — It may do Orlando citizens some good if they rewatched a Facebook video that was shared about three weeks ago, before all the terrible recent events consumed their news feeds. The Orlando area has suffered a trio of horrific events: The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history by a single gunman. The slaying of a young singing sensation, ‘Voice’ singer Christina Grimmie. The death of a 2-year-old boy snatched by an alligator at a Disney hotel. If only […]

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    Wade Davis meets homeless veterans, says he considers it a privilege

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A special guest showed up at a homeless shelter for veterans on Wednesday, listened to some stories, laughed, and signed his autograph. Kansas City Royals’ closer Wade Davis visited ReStart, 918 E. 9th Street, a shelter that helps veterans with temporary housing until they can find a more permanent place. ReStart is one of the Royals’ charities, a part of the Diamond of Dreams Gala. “These people have sacrificed a lot to do what we do, so […]

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    13-yr-old Gladstone boy chased by man trying to hit him with hatchet

    GLADSTONE, Mo. — Clay County prosecutors charged Joseph Havner, 21, with assault and armed criminal action after a 13-year-old says Havner chased him with a hatchet. According to the probable cause statement, the teen said he was walking past Havner’s residence with two friends when Havner accused him of stealing $40 several months ago. The boy says he told Havner he didn’t know what he was talking about. Havner then reportedly ran towards him and attempted to strike him with a […]

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    Intact body of 2-year-old Nebraska boy recovered from Orlando lagoon after alligator attack

    ORLANDO — The Orange County Sheriff and a Catholic priest delivered the sad news to the parents of a two-year-old boy from Elkhorn, Neb.,, who was vacationing with his parents and 4-year-old sibling at the Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando when an alligator pulled him into the water, killing him. The sheriff and priest told the parents, Matt and Melissa Graves, what they expected; that their son Lane had been found in the water, dead. “Of course the family was distraught […]

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    Watch live: News conference on 2-yr-old boy pulled into lagoon by alligator

    ORLANDO — A source has told CNN that the 2-year-old boy who witnesses said was pulled by an alligator into a lagoon near a Walt Disney World hotel has been found dead. A 3:00 p.m. CT news conference was scheduled, but was delayed. Organizers of the news conference told reporters it would begin at about 3:25 p.m. Click here for a live news conference. 

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    Frank White reads stories to bus riders

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Frank White, Kansas City Royals baseball legend and current Jackson County Executive, surprised bus riders on Tuesday by reading to them. It was part of Kansas City, Kansas Public Library’s ‘Stories on the Bus’ program to promote summer reading. His appearance was a surprise to riders, but the books he chose to read were probably not. ‘Goodnight Baseball’ by Michael Dahl describes a day at the ballpark, from the arrival at the stadium to the last […]

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    Mass murderer Omar Mateen was familiar face at gay nightclub, used gay dating app

    ORLANDO — The FBI is looking into claims the gunman in the Orlando nightclub shooting used gay dating apps and frequented the gay club he attacked early Sunday morning. Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire inside Pulse Night Club in Orlando, killing 49 people and injuring 53 others. He was shot and killed in a gun fight with law enforcement. To some, Mateen was angry and homophobic, spewing outrage at the sight of two gay men kissing, but he was also […]