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 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.

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 fitness, playing sports, hanging out with his kids and using a pen on crossword puzzles.

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    Police chase ends when car crashes into fence near Shawnee apartment complex

    SHWNEE Kan. — An overnight police chase in Johnson County ended in a crash in Shawnee early Friday morning. Police say the chase started  near 74th Street and Lackman around 2:45 a.m. and ended nearly a mile away near 68th Street. According to officers, the chase began as a routine traffic stop but when the vehicle refused to stop police pursued it. Police say the driver eventually crashed into a fence. Police say the suspect then fled from their vehicle and as of […]

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    Great Plains SPCA intake center closing its doors after 50 years, consolidating with adoption center

    MERRIAM, Kan. — A metro animal intake shelter announced on Thursday that they will be closing their doors after 50 years of service because of deplorable conditions. The Merriam Great Plains SPCA’s Lost Pet & Intake Center, formerly known as “Animal Haven,” located along 67th Street is expected to close its doors by Feb. 26. “After being the center point of animal welfare in Johnson County for 50 years, the building just simply can’t keep up with the volume of animals,” Great Plains […]

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    Firefighters battle blaze at Sugar Creek landfill

    SUGAR CREEK, Mo. — Firefighters are battling a fire Thursday at the landfill in Sugar Creek. The Sugar Creek Fire Department told FOX 4 that they got a call just before 11 p.m. Wednesday from a driver that there was a fire at the landfill located near 291 Highway and 24 Highway. According to the fire department, fire crews are actively fighting the fire, but they may have to let some of it just burn. The facility only has one fire […]

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    KCMO police search for clues after man and woman killed outside home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Mo., police are investigating a double homicide Friday morning. Police say the victims are a man and a woman. The woman lived in the home at 45th and Indiana where they were killed. Police identified the victims Saturday as Donald Robinson, 32, and Miranda Bradford, 33, both of Kansas City, Mo. Officers were called to the home shortly after midnight on reports of a shooting. Officers found one of the victims in the street and […]

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    Merriam business owners to participate in active shooter training

    MERRIAM, Kan. –In wake of the San Bernardino shootings, the Merriam police department is preparing business owners for an active shooter scenario Friday. There are two training sessions scheduled at the Merriam Visitor’s Bureau, one at 9 a.m. the other at 2 p.m. According to police, several business owners requested the training following last month’s workplace shootings in San Bernardino. During the training, some of the business owners will be taught what to do if an active shooter event happens […]

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    Two people in custody after firing shots at Lenexa officer

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — Two people are in custody and awaiting charges Thursday morning after an alleged aggravated assault on police Wednesday night. Police say two suspects fired shot at the officer during a police chase. According to Shawnee police, the officer was in an unmarked police vehicle while conducting surveillance. “Undercover officers were on a surveillance when a vehicle came into the area they were watching,” Lenexa officer Dan Friesen said. “They left a few moments later, the officer followed […]

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    Officers make preparations for NYE, say they plan to have more officers on patrol

    OLATHE, Kan. — As many in the metro get ready to ring in the New Year, police officers are getting ready to make sure the roads are safe. The Olathe police department is conducting “saturation patrols” Thursday night to deter drinking and driving. Additional officers will be out thanks to a grant by K-DOT, and they will be looking for intoxicated drivers. Officers know they have a busy night ahead and are preparing to drop the hammer on anyone who […]

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    “Star Wars” fans stop for a selfie, say they love the new film

    OLATHE, Kan. — Star Wars fans are hitting the movie theaters in full force Friday to catch the latest episode in the franchise. Plenty of people woke early or stayed awake to see the 2:15 a.m. showing of “The Force Awakens” at the AMC theater in Olathe, Kan. Fans all over the metro lined up to see the show Thursday night,  which premiered in many places around 7 p.m. “The Force Awakens” is the seventh movie in the series and […]

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    Kids and Overland Park police officers will share smiles during Operation Rudolph shopping

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — It’s the fourth year for Operation Rudolph in Overland Park. On Friday, officers from the Overland Park Police Dept., and others from Lenexa were at theTarget at 121st & Blue Valley Parkway. The shopping begins at 2 p.m., when the children will be picked up and brought to the Target to shop with a police officer. Many kids end up buying gifts for others rather than for themselves, even though they know they don’t typically get […]

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    Christmas tree catches fire, forces mom and 3 children from KC home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A mother and three young children were being treated in an ambulance Thursday morning after a fire ripped through their home at 7th and Jackson. There was significant damage to the floor’s second floor home. The fire department said an electrical heater was too close to a Christmas tree, causing the tree to catch fire and then spread throughout the house. The call came into the fire department at about 4 a.m. Thankfully, everyone got out […]

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    Vehicle strikes, kills 58-year-old man on SB I-35 in Olathe

    OLATHE, Kan. — One person is dead after being struck by a vehicle along I-35 Thursday morning. The accident happened along southbound I-35 at 119th Street and just before 3 a.m. Police say the victim was walking along the highway when they were struck. The victim is 58-year-old Michael Seaman of Olathe. No other injuries were reported. I-35 was closed at 119th while police investigated. The scene was cleared just after 7 a.m. Investigators have not yet determined the cause […]

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    Rain does not stop Black Friday shoppers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The rain didn’t stop shoppers from lining up outside of stores across the metro Friday morning as they prepared to do some Black Friday shopping. FOX 4’s Matt Stewart, Rob Collins and Kim Byrnes stopped by a few stores to see what deals caused people to get out of bed early and endure the cold.