Rob Collins is a weekend warrior. Turn on FOX4 News Saturday and Sunday and he’ll 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 worked the 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.

Rob’s the recipient of several awards. He says they’re in his desk along with a host of hot sauce bottles, a pack of protein bars, and several sleeves of gum.

Rob loves sports, bacon, BBQ, anything grilled, chips and salsa, ice cold beverages, country music, dogs, cowboy boots, and his wife and two kids…. but he contends the order depends on the day.

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    2015 American Royal World Series of BBQ kicks off at Arrowhead Stadium

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The 2015 American Royal World Series of BBQ is underway Friday morning at Arrowhead Stadium. More than 550 teams are in Kansas City cooking for BBQ supremacy, this year at arrowhead stadium. Parking is $20. Gate 1 is only for buses, taxis, shuttles, etc. All other gates are open to public. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or at the gate. Daily tickets or weekend pass available. ($15/$25 plus fees). Saturday tickets include a concert by “Big and […]

  • A teenage girl was shot in the leg in Shawnee, Kan., Thursday morning.

    Teenage girl shot in leg inside Shawnee apartment complex

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Police in Shawnee are investigating after a teenager was shot in an apartment complex Thursday morning. The shooting happened at the Fox Run Apartments in the 7600 block of Goddard Street around 1:30 a.m. Shawnee police say the girl was shot once in the upper leg and taken to a local hospital for treatment.  As of 6 a.m. she had been released and was cooperating with police. Police believe the shooter is also a teenager and lives nearby in Merriam.  […]

  • KCK police are investigating a homicide at 33rd and Delevan.

    22-year-old man killed during gunfight in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A young father is dead after a shooting early Thursday morning. KCK police say the shooting happened in front of a home near 33rd and Delavan. “We were all asleep and then we heard all those bullets and I rolled out of bed and my daughters and grandkids all hit the floor. Yes, we were scared for our lives, ” said Aireka Thomas as she wiped away tears. “I’m just so tired of all the violence in […]

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    Police search for suspects accused of going on robbery spree

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are asking for the public’s help to find two suspects who they say went on robbery spree.  Police say the suspects robbed a Dollar General, a Corner Store, and a Subway Wednesday. The robberies started Wednesday afternoon at the Dollar General at 11118 Blue Ridge Blvd. Police say the two black males entered the Dollar General. One was armed with a small handgun and made an employee open the register while the other […]

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    KC NOVA and local communities pair up for Take Care of Prospect initiative

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As part of a continued effort to make the Prospect Avenue Corridor more safe and attractive, supporters of the Kansas City No Violence Alliance, community organizations, and neighborhoods from that area will take part Saturday, Sept. 19, in the Take Care of Prospect initiative, clearing brush and clean up some troubling parts of the 35th and Prospect Avenue area. Volunteers, police, prosecutors, neighborhood leaders and residents will work together from 8 a.m. to noon in the […]

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    Car slams into power pole and leaves hundreds without power

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Power crews are working diligently to make repairs after a car crashed into a power pole early Friday morning and left hundreds without power. According to officers, the driver was headed north on Roanoke when they slammed into a power pole. Investigators tell FOX 4 that the driver had been drinking, which caused them to swerve and then crash into the pole. There were two people in the car at the time of the crash, officers say. […]

  • The minimum wage debate continues in Kansas City.

    Missouri lawmakers override 10 of Gov. Nixon’s vetoes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers finished their veto session Wednesday night by overriding 10 vetoes of Governor Jay Nixon. One of the biggest, the power of cities and counties to increase minimum wage. The legislation forbids Kansas City and other municipalities from increasing the minimum wage above the state-wide rate. The House tally was 114-46 and the Senate was 23-9. The City Council voted in July to gradually increase wages to $13 an hour by 2020, and a group […]

  • Crews are on the scene of a water main break that occurred Friday morning in Olathe.

    Water main break along Mur-Len Road in Olathe causes disruption for drivers

    OLATHE, Kan. — Police were on the scene of a water main break early Friday morning. The water main break occurred on S. Mur-Len Road at E. Sleep Hollow Drive around 4:30 a.m. Police blocked the northbound lanes of the road from Sleep Hollow to Sunvale so crews could make repairs. The break caused the road to buckle in some spots.    

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    Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey visits KC with new show

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey are back in Kansas City Friday through Sunday with their all new show “Legends.” The epic family fun show is full of tricks and comical acts that will make for a great night out for kids, teens and parents.

  • The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City presents first-ever Artisan Home Tour.

    The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City presents first-ever Artisan Home Tour

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan.  — Some homeowners across the metro are getting their homes cleaned and ready for the first Artisan Home Tour. The event shows off some of the city’s artistically crafted homes. The event benefits the Ronald McDonald House. Click here for more information.

  • A large tree fell Thursday morning and caused the northbound side of Ward Parkway near 59th Street to close.

    Large tree smashes moving car, temporarily blocks portion of Ward Parkway

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A portion of Ward Parkway was temporarily blocked off Thursday morning after a large tree fell down. The tree fell near 59th Street and hit a moving car. Police say the people inside of the vehicle were not injured. FOX 4’s Rob Collins reports that the vehicle had to be towed away from the scene. The fallen tree caused northbound Ward Parkway to close from 59th Street to 65th Street until just after 7 a.m. Officers on […]

  • 27-year-old Nicole Nelson and 2-year-old Dajahnay Nelson were last seen around 3 p.m. at a home in the 3200 block of 62nd Street.

    Family says KC mom with brain injury and two-year-old daughter returned home safe

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of a missing mom and daughter says the two  have returned home safe Friday morning. Family told FOX 4’s Robert Townsend that a Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy found the two walking near 5th and Barnett early Friday morning and were reunited with their family around 2 a.m. Both were reported as fine and did not need to go to the hospital. According to the family, the mom and daughter hadn’t been seen since Wednesday evening. According to […]