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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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    Olathe man thinks he hears thunder, but discovers it’s a car slamming into his garage

    OLATHE, Kan. — Police are looking for a black Toyota Matrix whose driver slammed into a home in Olathe early Friday morning and then took off. The driver left behind a rear view mirror and a fender, which police were able to use to identify the kind of car it came from. The crash and commotion happened at 123rd Terrace and Ridgeview Road at about 3:30 a.m. “I heard, I thought, thunder and I looked outside to see if it […]

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    Manhunt: Man flees police in stolen car, then abandons it and disappears in Blue Springs

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A car theft turned into a car chase and then a manhunt Thursday afternoon. It began at about noon when a man stole a car in Lafayette County. The driver then took the stolen car into eastern Jackson County and when it crossed the county line deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office joined the Missouri Highway Patrol in the pursuit. While trying to elude authorities, the suspect crashed into another driver in Blue Springs on 7-Highway near Vesper. The innocent […]

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    Visually impaired children enjoy their independence and the fresh air for White Cane Safety Day

        KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Children and teachers celebrated their independence on Thursday and visited people in the community on ‘White Cane Safety Day.’ About 70 students and teachers went on a walk, using their canes during their visits to KCPT, Conklin Fangman Cadillac Buick GMC, Lufti’s Fried Fish, LaMar’s Donuts, Crown Center and Indigo Wild. “The plan is to walk a few blocks and back, handing out treats and raising awareness,” Lisa Lind, CCVI’s Director of Children/Family Services […]

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    Garage sale in Overland Park raises $46,000 for children’s brain tumor research in honor of 3-year-old girl

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A massive garage in Overland Park in honor of Allie Fisher, a three-year-old girl who passed away from a brain tumor four years ago, will be open until 6 p.m. on Saturday. As her parents grieved, a neighbor came forward, believing a garage sale in Allie’s honor would help them, with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Brain Tumor Project, to fund research for a cure. The sale is being held at Valley View United Methodist Church at 95th […]

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    Kansas City middle school students receive wisdom from Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hopefully the kids at Central Middle School, 3611 E. Linwood Blvd., were listening and someday, when it’s important, will remember Chiefs’ wide receiver Chris Conley’s words and stories he gave them on Tuesday during a pep rally. Conley joined in the school celebration with City Year, an organization promotes learning and assists with education needs in high-poverty communities, such as tutoring, after school support, and student engagement. Conley seemed to be in the right place. His […]

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    Chiefs Chris Conley finds himself in a Twitter debate when he criticizes Trump’s ‘locker room’ talk

    ST. LOUIS — Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed the vulgar comments he made about women on a 2005 videotape as “locker room talk,” denying the acts he was describing on a hot mic was “sexual assault.” CNN’s Anderson Cooper, the debate’s co-moderator, asked Trump whether he understood his remarks referenced sexual assault. “No, I didn’t say that at all,” Trump said. “I’m not proud of it. I apologize to my family. I apologize to the American people. Certainly I’m not proud […]

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    Investigators hope to release sketch of man who stalked, kidnapped, sexually assaulted sheriff’s deputy

    OLATHE, Kan. — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in the search for two men who brazenly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a female deputy late Friday night. Authorities will hold a news conference Monday at 3 p.m. to give the latest details in the case.  Click here to watch live. They’re looking for two men in a newer model dark blue Mazda 4-door or similar body-style, make and model. Police said around 11:30 p.m. Friday the […]

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    Police pursue shoplifting suspect after she allegedly hits Raytown officer with car during escape attempt

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say they pursued a shoplifting suspect from 350 Highway and Gregory into Kansas City, Mo., where the suspect bailed from the car Friday morning at about 11 a.m. At the beginning of the incident, the suspect hit a Raytown police officer as she was trying to flee from them in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Raytown at 350 Highway and Gregory. The impact knocked the officer to the ground but the officer was not seriously hurt. When police […]

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    Stepmom of 7-year-old boy whose remains were found in KCK livestock pen, pleads guilty to murder

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The stepmother of a 7-year-old boy pleaded guilty on Thursday in Wyandotte County Court to two counts of child abuse and one count of first degree murder for the little boy’s brutal death. Prosecutors say Heather Jones, 30,  accepted a plea agreement, admitting to the murder of her stepson Adrian, whom they called A.J. They also say she admitted to denying the boy food, chaining him up and tasering him. Police found A.J.’s remains on Wednesday, Nov. 25,  2015, […]

  • Jennifer Miller and her daughter Jubilee rest laying on the floor of a makeshift shelter at the Timberlin Creek Elementary School in St. Augustine, Florida, on October 6, 2016, ahead of hurricane Matthew.
Some 1.5 million people are under evacuation orders in Florida in preparation for mighty Hurricane Matthew to make a direct hit on the state, the governor said Thursday. Matthew has already killed 27 people as it barreled its way through the Caribbean, with the Bahamas the last to be hit.
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    Pictures: Pets and kids, relying on the grown-ups during Hurricane Matthew

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    Town hall debate in St. Louis between Presidential candidates will be very different from the first debate

    ST. LOUIS — The campus of Washington University is transforming into the epicenter of presidential politics.   On Sunday, Washington University will host a town hall debate, fielding questions from undecided voters seated nearby. In an added dose of unpredictability, the format allows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to move around the state, putting them in unusually close proximity to each other. Hosting the debate will cost the University approximately $5 million.  University officials believe the investment is well worth it. “It’s […]