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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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    Lee’s Summit gun range hosts fundraiser for detective with flesh-eating bacteria

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — As treatment continues so does support for the family of a  Lee’s Summit detective. Frontier Justice Firearms in Lee’s Summit is donating all its proceeds from range fees Thursday to help pay for Josh Ward’s mounting medical bills. “Josh is well-known in our community and for his work on the police force, anything we can do to help out him and his family we will,” co-owner Bren Brown said. Ward has been diagnosed with a flesh-eating […]

  • Trainer for the stars shared secret to getting a celebrity inspired body

    LEAWOOD, Kan. – The Body Lab incorporates a mix of Pilates, cardio and strength training all using a unique machine. The trainer behind the concept has helped shape the bodies of Sophia Vergara, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson and more. Sebastien Lagree is in town Friday to teach a class in Leawood so FOX 4’s Rob Collins decided to try it out.

  • Competitors eager for “American Ninja Warrior” auditions to start

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People from across the nation were camping out Thursday morning to audition for “American Ninja Warrior.” Auditions for the show don’t begin until Friday April 17. FOX 4’s Rob Collins had to opportunity to speak with a few of the eager competitors in the video above.

  • New program to help those with autism, Down syndrome, dementia and Alzheimer’s

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Police in Johnson County have created a new autism training center in Prairie Village, Kan. The “Take Me Home” program is designed to help those who have trouble communicating due to autism, Down syndrome, dementia and Alzheimer’s. The program is a database for officers to use if someone gets lost. The database includes a picture, disability info, physical description and contact information to help officers get the child or person back to their family quickly. Johnson County police have adorned one […]

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    Man shot to death in KCK, police investigate

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas City, Kan. police were investigating a homicide early Thursday morning. Around 3:30 a.m. police responded to a call  near Leavenworth Rd. and North 66th Terrace. Police said a female reported that she arrived at the home to find the door open and when she went inside she found a man who had been shot to death. The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Edwin C. Bradley. Police said they were not sure how many times the […]

  • Crews work to restore power after car hits signal box

    OLATHE, Kan. — Crews worked diligently to restore power to an area of Olathe, Kan. after an accident early Thursday morning. A driver lost control of their car as they were driving through the intersection at 151st and Black Bob and through a telephone pole then hit a signal box. KCPL crews were trying to fix the signal box. Crews had a tent over the signal box to keep things dry while they made repairs. Once the signal box is repaired, crews said […]

  • Parents and kids celebrate absolutely incredible kid day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Four metro kids were honored at the 19th annual breakfast at the Roasterie Bean Hanger Thursday as part of absolutely incredible kid day. President and CEO of Camp Fire Cathey Tisdale was present to help put on the ceremony. Camp Fire helps lead the celebration of absolutely incredible kid day. “We take a minute to tell some kids who is really special to us why they are special and how much we care for them,” Tisdale said. […]

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    Dad of victim killed in KC shooting says his son was turning life around

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is dead after a double shooting that happened on Wednesday night. Police said the shooting occurred in the parking lot of Tony’s Market, which is a gas station at 31st and Mersington.  The gas station is on the east side of Kansas City. Two people were shot according to Kansas City police. Police said both victims were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries where one was later pronounced dead. A family member of one of […]

  • Annual Green Eggs and Ham benefit breakfast raises awareness about early literacy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reach out and Read Kansas City hosted the 9th Annual Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast  at Crown Center Exhibit Hall Friday morning. The breakfast benefits reading literacy for local children. Reach out and Read is Kansas City’s only medically based early literacy program, according to the company. The organization helps provide more than 76,000 new books to 30,000 at-risk children each year. Clinics around town provide a new book to children ages birth to five at  the […]

  • Bill in Kansas working to ban use of gas chambers in animal shelters

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. —  A bill to ban the use of gas chambers to kill shelter animals is making its way through the House in Kansas. House bill 2030 would amend the Kansas pet animal act to eliminate death by gas chambers and improve animal welfare. The bill would also require pets in shelters and breeding facilities to have access to water and require inspection of the facilities. Kansas is one of 10 states where gas chambers are still available for shelters to euthanize unadopted animals. […]

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    Thacher Elementary to be demolished

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KCMO public schools voted to demolish Thacher Elementary in a meeting Wednesday night. The school board said the 115-year-old school could be demolished beginning late spring. The board has been considering tearing down the building for more than a year. A group called “Save Thacher, Save Our Schools” made efforts to save the school but could not solidify an interested developer. The building has been boarded up since 2011 when an alleged arson got inside the building and […]

  • Metro homeowners turning to technology to make their homes smarter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You have a smart phone, maybe even a smart car, but how brainy is the building where you live?  Smart homes are gaining popularity. With gadgets and gizmos that seem like they’re plucked from the famous cartoon The Jetsons, metro homeowners are outfitting their abodes with everything from thermostats that adjust to their habits to security systems that can be operated from a smart phone. FOX 4’s Rob Collins has more on increasing the IQ of […]