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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
  • Allergy-free pantry

    Fundraiser for nation’s first allergy-free food pantry located in Overland Park

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — SPIN! Pizza is teaming up with Food Equality Initiative, which opened the nation’s first food bank for food allergies and celiac disease, to help raise money to keep the pantry stocked for families who need specialized foods. Food Equality Initiative Inc., is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve health and end hunger for people with food allergies and celiac disease. Emily Brown, CEO of Food Equality Initiative, said the idea came during the struggles her […]

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    On livestream: The funeral of Detective Brad Lancaster

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The family of Kansas City, Kan., detective Brad Lancaster, 39, who was killed Monday in the line of duty, invited the media to broadcast his funeral on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., so that the Kansas City community could participate in honoring him. Lancaster’s wife and two daughters, ages 9 and 10, have received an outpouring of support from fellow officers, as well as citizens, grieved by his murder. Lancaster was responding to a call of a suspicious person […]

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    KCK students wear blue and bring in more than $800 for Brad Lancaster’s daughters and wife

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Students at St. Patrick’s Catholic School, 1066 N. 94th Street, wore blue on Thursday to honor Kansas City, Kan., detective Brad Lancaster, killed on Monday in the line of duty. Children who brought a donation to school were able to wear a blue Royals shirt of a Kansas City Fire Department shirt rather than their usual uniform. The one-day effort raised more than $800 for the Lancaster family. Brad Lancaster was 39-years old. Left behind to […]

  • Fire at 827 West 57th Street

    Fire kills two dogs at house near Kansas City’s Loose Park

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters were called to a home Thursday afternoon where large flames were shooting from the back of it. The fire at 827 W. 57th Street started at about 1:45 p.m. in the basement. The home is near Loose Park, south of the Country Club Plaza. Firefighters say it is a total loss. The homeowners also lost their two dogs to the fire. The homeowner told FOX 4’s Megan Brilley that he can deal with the loss […]

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    Kansas City teenager’s suffocation death in March suspicious, police say

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An 18-year-old girl found dead in a motel room in March died of suffocation, Kansas City, Mo., police spokesperson Kari Thompson says. Daizsa Bausby’s death is now being investigated as suspicious. The Southwest High School student was found dead on March 21 inside a room at the 4 Acre Motel, 8220 Hickman Mills Drive. Bausby’s mother had filed a missing person report the day before. As high school seniors celebrate graduation this month, but for Daizsa’s family, the […]

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    14-year-old inventor says adults don’t take him seriously, even after $30 million offer

    A 14-year-old boy who invented the idea of vending machines that sell first-aid supplies rejected a $30 million offer to buy his idea. “Imagine that you’re at an amusement park and your child falls and scrapes their knee. Well, instead of having to wait in that long EMT line for an hour wasting possible fun time, you can walk up and go to a machine and get quick and easy access. I played baseball for 9 years and every time […]

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    KCK police officers to wear Royals caps to honor murdered detective Brad Lancaster

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — “In honor of Brad’s memory, we’re going to allow our officers to wear Royals caps from now until the funeral. He loved the Royals and we’re going to do that for him,” said Kansas City, Kansas police chief Terry Zeigler at a news conference Tuesday afternoon to talk about Brad Lancaster, 39, a Kansas City, Kansas detective killed on Monday when he was shot twice by a suspect. “Loved his children, loved his wife. Just your […]

  • Patty Moore, 68, was shot in the shoulder Monday while driving on 71-Highway.

    Woman shot while driving to hospital to visit husband, allegedly by man accused of killing KCK cop

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A bullet remains lodged in a woman’s shoulder after she was shot while driving near 71-Highway and Bannister Road Monday afternoon. Patty Moore, 68, was heading to the hospital to visit her husband Lonnie. Within moments, police say suspected cop killer Curtis Ayers was speeding away  from police when he fired at Moore’s car with a shotgun. She was hit twice in the shoulder on the day after Mother’s Day. “I had just been to her house […]

  • Zeigler on Lancaster

    Watch live: KCK police chief speaks on father, husband, & detective killed Monday

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police chief Terry Zeigler will speak Tuesday afternoon at police headquarters about Brad Lancaster, 39, the Kansas City, Kan., police detective shot and killed on Monday. Click here for FOX 4’s livestream of the news conference on fallen detective Brad Lancaster. Lancaster graduated from West Platte High School in 1994 and served two tours of duty overseas while in the Air Force. He worked briefly for the Platte County Sheriff’s Department before becoming a Kansas City, […]

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    U.S. to create pink-tinted coin to fund cancer research

    NEW YORK — A new pink coin will be developed by the U.S. Mint to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for cancer research. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Monday that federal officials will hold a contest for the artwork to be displayed on the coin. The New York Democrat introduced the legislation to develop the coin. According to the Chicago Tribune, the law specifies that the coin will be at least 75 percent gold and have a $5 […]

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    Woman without children receives ‘Mom of Year’ award for snatching gun from 11-year-old on Chicago street

    CHICAGO — A southside Chicago church honored a woman as ‘Mother of the Year’ on Mother’s Day for taking a stand against guns.  Stacie Davis is not a mother, but her motherly-instincts kicked in last month. She was driving in her car when she saw an 11-year-old boy walking down the street with what looked like a gun in his waistband. She stopped, jumped out, scolded him and took the gun, which turned out to be a toy. A passenger […]

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    Colorado family sees tornado form, huddles in bathroom while home disappears around them

    WRAY, Colo. — Severe weather whipped across Colorado Saturday. Several tornadoes were reported in the area of Wray, near the Nebraska border. Storm chasers captured some intense video of the funnel. Authorities say at least five people were injured. Click here for more video from severestudios.com. One family in Colorado’s eastern plains ran into a small basement bathroom to take cover. They huddled together there for safety. When the tornado passed, they discovered much of their home was gone. Their bathroom […]