Turn on FOX4 News Saturday and Sunday and Rob Collins will be there, usually sporting cowboys 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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    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 […]

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    Cracking the code: Find out the real meaning behind your kids’ cryptic smartphone phrasing

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    One dead after motorcycle crash near Buck O’Neil Bridge

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A motorcyclist is dead following a crash near the Buck O’Neil Bridge early Friday morning. Police say around 2:30 a.m., three men were headed home from the Riverside area after work when one of the guys who was driving a motorcycle crashed along southbound 169-Highway. Investigators believe the motorcyclist took off at a high rate of speed and moments later hit an airport exit sign. The two other guys driving behind him in a passenger vehicle say they […]

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    Suspect in custody following standoff in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — One person was taken into custody Friday morning following a standoff in Kansas City, Kan.,  that lasted nearly two and a half hours. According to police, a woman inside an apartment complex along 7th Street and Minnesota called police and said  the father of her child was in the apartment with a gun. The woman claimed the man was threatening to kill people. Police say a family member, who they believe was the suspect’s mother, came to […]

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    Tips to stay cool, save cash during the heat of summer

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — Staying cool might be a tough chore Thursday with triple digit temperatures and heat indices nearing 110. Although the hot temperatures may not be breaking news and seem typical of the metro in July, the CDC reports that more than 650 people in the U.S., die from the extreme heat. Heat safety tips: Don’t leave children or pet in cars Check on neighbors Take breaks outside If you don’t have air conditioning: Use fans You can […]

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    Motorcycle driver in critical condition after police say he crashed into vehicle trying to turn into hotel parking lot

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police in Kansas City, Kan., are investigating a crash that sent a motorcycle driver to the hospital early Friday morning. Police say around 2:16 a.m., at 48th and State Avenue a motorcycle crashed into the side of a vehicle. Amber Thomas with KCK police says the preliminary investigation shows the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on State Avenue while the white car was trying to make a left turn into a hotel parking lot. Thomas says the motorcycle then […]

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    Bar K has plans to bring new, unique dog park to KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s not much currently on the Missouri Riverfront at Berkeley Riverfront Park, but a new development could soon give you a place to play with your dogs. David Hensley says Bar K will be a fully staffed two-acre dog park, bar and restaurant along the river front. “Dogs will be able to completely run free,” Hensley said “Then we’ll have a large deck and a beer garden area where dogs can be on-leashed and people can get a […]