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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.

Thanks for coming to fox4kc.com. Come back often.

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    ‘Kids 1st, game 2nd’, says family of Lee’s Summit West football player who collapsed at practice

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A Lee’s Summit West football player remained in the hospital Friday, three days after collapsing at practice Tuesday because of the heat. Junior center Jacob Williamson approached a trainer during practice, saying he didn’t feel very well and then collapsed. Players who were there say he was unresponsive and taken away in an ambulance. On Friday, Williamson’s family issued a statement about their son, with a reminder about priorities. “Although he remains hospitalized in a serious condition, Jake […]

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    Elephant approved at Overland Park wedding

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — With the approval of city leaders, an elephant will be part of a wedding in Overland Park next month. The council approved the request after the couple agreed to certain safety precautions outlined by police. “We received a request from a petitioner who wanted to have an elephant in the parking lot of the Marriott,” explained Gary Mason, Public Information Officer for Overland Park. “Actually (the elephant) would walk around the parking lot carrying the groom […]

  • Some KC police believe hanging memorial ribbons was in poor taste, meant to incite

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Some Kansas City, Mo.,  police officers are questioning the motive of those who hung ribbons around the city to celebrate what would have been the 27th birthday of a man killed by a Kansas City, Mo., police officer. In December, Kansas City police officer Donald Hubbard shot and killed Kansas City firefighter Anthony Bruno during a fight between the two. Witnesses said, and an investigation later determined, that Hubbard was justified in shooting Bruno after Bruno allegedly […]

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    Looting in Ferguson, store owners stand guard, as police stand down

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Police were present again on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., Saturday morning after the Missouri State Highway Patrol reportedly ordered officers from St. Louis County to ‘stand down’ as looters attacked businesses overnight. According to one peaceful protester, several protesters and business owners literally put their bodies in between the looters and the different businesses. The protester feels they were forced to do so after several police officers got into their cars and drove away while the looting […]

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    Not a perfect kid, but surrendering when he was shot, family spokesmen say

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Three spokesmen for Michael Brown’s family stood in front of many microphones in a news conference late Friday afternoon in Ferguson. They reiterated the statement made earlier by the family, outraged that police released video and pictures of a robbery, in which they say Michael Brown was a suspect. The family spokesmen allege that police are conducting a character assassination on Michael Brown, who was shot and killed in a police-involved shooting on Saturday, August 9th.  The police […]

  • Irish Fest

    Irish Fest at Crown Center

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For $15 a day, those craving a little Irish escape should plan to be at Crown Center for Irish Fest 2014 beginning Aug. 29. The Elders will be there! Also, Gaelic Storm, Mundy, Carbon Leaf, The Hot Sprockets, Shana Morrison,  Jim Cosgrove,  Bob Reeder, and many other bands and entertainers.  Click here for a complete schedule of what’s coming to the seven stages set up at Crown Center. Hungry? Food vendors are about as numerous as […]

  • Some tough talk on this weekend’s new releases: The Expendables 3 and The Giver

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “Pretty stupid and completely over the top.”  That’s what Shawn had to say about The Expendables 3, while Russ points out the “campy dialogue.” But all that said, how many popcorn bags did they give it? Watch their review in the video player above, which also includes the new release The Giver. Hint on The Giver: “Meryl Streep was… the worst part of the movie,” said Shawn. ALSO OPENING THIS WEEK: KC’s own Rob Riggle stars along with […]

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    One man, one stage: So much laughter

  • Courtesy Linda Fann facebook

    We asked for spider pictures, and you gave us spider pictures

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After sharing a story from FOX 4 sister station KCPQ in Tacoma, Washington, in which a viewer sent in a picture of a mysterious spider and asked for help in identifying it, we decided to solicit your spider pictures from the Kansas City area. Truth be told, we regret that a little. If you can help identify any of these, please do. Note the picture from one of our facebook fans, Linda Fann. She posted a […]

  • Two young boys slip away for a walk, found wandering alone

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo. police received a call to go to Elmwood and Independence Ave., after two small children were found wandering alone at about 11:35 on Friday. Police say the two boys are brothers, ages three and four-years old. The boys told police they wanted to go on a walk and slipped out of a door when the person caring for them looked away. The boys were located within two blocks of where they live.  FOX 4 spoke […]

  • Courtesy: Using with permission from Kevin Moroney's family. From facebook

    Overland Park man, 52, killed when teen driver crashes into parked car, pedestrians

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park teenage driver could face charges in a deadly pedestrian crash.   The 17-year-old hit a legally parked car, and a man and a woman standing along the street near 85th and Tomahawk Road just before midnight Thursday night, according to police. The man died and the woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries to her face and legs. The man was identified late Friday morning. Kevin Patrick Moroney, 52, was pronounced dead […]

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    Wear and share wristbands to remember: You Matter

    The following mental health agencies partnered with FOX 4 to distribute YOU MATTER wristbands from FOX 4. Please note: All bracelets have been distributed. None of these locations has any more inventory of bracelets. Take care of your physical health. Take care of your mental health. Whether you have a wristband or not, remember: You matter. For mental health questions or help, you can contact one of these locations: ReDiscover www.rediscovermh.org 816-966-0900 Wyandot, Inc www.wyandotinc.org 913-328-4600