Turn on FOX4 News Saturday and Sunday and Rob Collins will be there with a smile and a pair of cowboy boots. Rob’s a proud native Texan and says he’s thrilled to be a part of what he calls “Kansas City’s most dysfunctional lovable morning show family.”

Collins comes to K.C. from Champaign, IL where he spent 10 years as a Sports Anchor/Reporter and 6 years as a Morning News Anchor. Rob says he left some boot prints in Rockford, IL and Sherman, TX along the way.

Rob’s covered the World Series, Super Bowl, The NCAA Basketball Championship, Several Indy 500’s, a couple of Rose Bowls, and a cache of chili cook-offs. Collins has even traveled to Sweden and Mexico City for stories and of course souvenirs. Rob is a thrill seeker and actually jumped out of a perfectly good airplane for a feature story.

In over 20 years of television, Rob’s won of several awards. He says they’re in his desk along with a host of hot sauce bottles and protein bars.

Rob enjoys lifting weights, playing sports, hanging out with his wife and kids and of course interacting with FOX4 viewers.

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    Shots fired at deputy as suspect leads officers on high-speed chase

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A man is in custody Friday morning after allegedly shooting at police officers during a high-speed chase. Police say the chase started in Lafayette County and ended at 23rd and Harvard in Independence. Several police departments and the Jackson County sheriffs were involved in the high-speed chase. A witness captured video moments before the man in the truck finally stopped. If you watch the video in the video player above, you can see sparks flying from underneath the […]

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    Man in his 20s dead following shooting at 27th and Mersington

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Kansas City police are investigating a shooting at 27th and Mersington that left one person dead early Friday morning. The call came out just before 6 a.m. Police say responding officers found one person in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. That victim later died from their injuries. Police described the victim as a male in their 20s. So far no one has been taken into custody and there is no suspect description. Anyone with information regarding the homicide is […]

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    Officers ask drivers to avoid distracted driving as they step up patrols over holiday weekend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Many folks are hitting the roads to squeeze in one last weekend of summer fun, but  the Missouri Highway Patrol will also be out, putting the squeeze on drivers. CARE stands for Combined Accident Reduction Effort, which means if you are driving while distracted or after drinking, Highway Patrol officers are going to be in your rear view. Highway Patrol officials say last year 10 people were killed and 508 were injured in the state of Missouri in 1094 […]

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    KCK police investigate 26th homicide of the year

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — One person is dead following a shooting in Kansas City, Kan., late Wednesday night. Police say just before midnight, they were dispatched to a home in the 100 block of S. 12th Street where they found a Hispanic man lying in the street. The man was dead from gunshot wounds. Investigators believe it was a drive-by shooting. Police say they do not have any suspects at this point and did not give any vehicle description. Police have […]

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    Chiefs take on Green Bay Packers in final preseason game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs host the Green Bay Packers Thursday night to wrap up the preseason schedule. During the game, many of the bench players will get the start. Tyler Bray is starting at quarterback with Aaron Murray taking over at some point. Thursday will likely be Murray’s last appearance with the Chiefs. The team has to make roster cuts from 75 down to 53 by Saturday at 3 p.m. Murray is expected to be traded or released […]

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    Two lightning strikes suspected as cause in Lenexa and Overland Park apartment & house fires

    LENEXA, Kan. — Two apartment buildings in Lenexa were evacuated Friday morning after a fire at the Park Edge apartments on Renner Rd., across from Shawnee Mission Park. Residents of the complex say the fire started just before 2:00 a.m. at one of the apartment buildings. “It woke me up with a big clap of thunder and then a big boom. I thought, ‘Oh my. That was very close with the lightning strike,” said Peggy Minter, who lives next door. […]

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    Heavy rain causes Overland Park creek to look more like a river

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — With all the rain moving through water levels across the metro are beginning to rise, and one metro creek was starting to resemble a river. Indian Creek is infamous for rising quickly when it rains, and Thursday was no exception. FOX 4’s Rob Collins reports the water flowing swiftly through the creek and seeing debris and branches washed up onto the rocks of the creek bank. Rob also said the area around the creek was slippery, […]

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    Knife pulled during large fight at northland bar after game of pool; about a dozen involved

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say two people were stabbed at about 2:00 a.m. after a game of pool at Arthur’s Lounge at I-29 and Barry Road on Friday. While two people were stabbed, others were injured in other ways, with cuts and bruises because approximately a dozen people were involved in what police described as a melee. One person was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries but that person is now expected to recover. One person was injured […]

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    Two suspects in custody following another midtown armed street robbery, police still looking for more

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo.,  police are looking for suspects after another armed street robbery in Midtown Friday morning. Police say an armed street robbery happened at 2:25 a.m., at 43rd and Warwick. Police say four to five people were involved.  Officer spotted a  vehicle matching the description and started chasing the suspects at 39th and Holmes. The chase ended at 54th and Olive where the suspect ditched the car. Two people were taken into custody, but police say they’re […]

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    Man’s body found on athletic fields of Blue Valley North High School

    LEAWOOD, Kan. — The body of an adult male was found on the athletic fields of Blue Valley North High School Friday morning. Police say an adult male came to the athletic fields Thursday night to workout, but after he failed to return home, relatives began searching for him. The man was eventually found on the athletic fields of Blue Valley North High School unresponsive. The man was pronounced dead at the scene around 1:30 a.m. Police say no foul […]

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    Suspects accused of more than dozen burglaries taken into custody following chase, crash

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — A crime spree across state lines ended Thursday morning after two suspects crashed a stolen SUV near a home in Prairie Village. According to police, the driver of the stolen vehicle lost control at Belinder Road and Somerset and crashed near a home in the 2600 block Somerset Drive. No one inside the home was injured, but the two suspects were transported to the hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries. Police say they have been following the suspects […]

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    KC City Council to vote on light rail plan

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City-City Council is expected to vote Thursday on ballot language for a light rail plan for the city. For more than 20 years Clay Chastain, an electrical engineer who has spearheaded many light rail initiatives over the past 20 years, has a new plan for KC city council. His current plan seeks three sales taxes totaling three-quarter cents for 25 years each to help build  a light rail and electric bus system from Kansas City international airport to the Cerner […]