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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    Some Independence residents not happy with graffiti associated with crash that killed two teen boys

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A local school is trying to clean up some graffiti related to Monday’s fatal accident along 291-Highway at Salisbury Road. It is not uncommon for those mourning the loss of loved ones to create make shift memorials where wrecks happen, but the problem some people in Independence have is what surrounds the memorial. Those in the area are complaining about the messages written on the concrete up and down the street and graffiti at a nearby school. […]

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    Police arrest 3 suspects believed to have been involved in carjacking on Plaza

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Police in Kansas City, Mo., may still be searching Thursday morning for carjacking suspects who they believe could be armed. Police say the alleged carjacking occurred around 2:50 a.m., on the Country Club Plaza at Mill Creek Park. According to police, several suspects who were armed led police on a chase. Police say the suspects were in a vehicle that had dealer plates. Three people were taken into custody near 42nd and Prospect. Police did not say how many total suspects […]

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    Salvation Army and Kansas City Power and Light team up to cool community by giving away 500 electric fans

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With another hot day ahead Thursday, air conditioning or a pool is ideal, but for many, that’s not an option.  The Salvation Army and Kansas City Power and Light are teaming up to help people during the summer swelter by handing out free electric fans. Dispersing of the fans starts at 8 a.m., Thursday. It’s basically a drive through system. Those hoping to get a fan simply drive up to the Salvation Army headquarters at 11th and […]

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    Armed robbers rapidly target at least five victims, pulling off robberies in midtown Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are looking for suspects following a string of armed robberies in midtown Kansas City. The robberies started Wednesday night just after 9:00 at 41st and Main. Police say the suspects basically moved down 41st Street and over to 43rd. All of the robberies happened within minutes of each other. During the spree, police tell FOX 4 a gun was fired. At least two victims were pistol-whipped and had to go to the hospital. There was […]

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    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — One person is in custody Friday morning after they allegedly led police on a high-speed chase, crashed into a police car and caused damaged at a local restaurant. Police say they noticed the suspect driving erratically near 31st and Broadway around 3 a.m., so they decided to follow the driver. According to officers, the suspect drove down the hill at 31st and smashed into patio furniture at Minsky’s Pizza. The collision knocked off the suspect’s  front bumper. As […]

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    Real estate firm seeks tax help in development of Northland Costco

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    Driver claims he was trying to avoid hitting animal in road moments before swerving, rolling over vehicle

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    Roads around town temporarily closing due to Hospital Hill Run

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    Chiefs QB Alex Smith partners with HyVee to make big donation to Variety KC

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    Kansas superintendents await word from lawmakers before they can move forward with maintenance to schools

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    Storms leave flooded roads and downed trees in their path

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thursday’s storms left many roads flooded and knocked down plenty of trees in its path as they moved through the metro. FOX 4 has a look as some of the damage. Smithville, Mo.  One of the areas hit the worst by the flooding was Smithville. Main Street is closed Friday morning, and fire officials were called to make several water rescues overnight. Smithville police say three different motorists ignored the barricades and tried to drive through the high waters. The […]

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    Prairie Creek Elementary School closed Thursday after lightning strikes building, causes fire

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