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Shayla comes to Kansas City from KY-3 in Springfield, Mo. She’s from Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Missouri State University.

“My career in journalism has taken me to many interesting places. From reporting on the deadly 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri to covering the Kansas City Royals World Series games in California – I can truly say I’ve met some amazing friends and I’ve enjoyed sharing their unique stories,” Shayla said.
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Recent Articles
  • Kansas City business owner rescued from flash flooding didn’t think he’d survive

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Fire Rescue teams performed nearly 40 water rescues between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Many of the rescues involved people whose cars had gotten stuck in high water. In one of the more extreme rescues, two business owners had to be saved by boat from Coach’s Bar & Grill. “I didn’t think I was going to make it. Honest to God I thought it was over,” said Brian Darby, Owner of Coach’s Bar and Grill. […]

  • Lawrence Humane Society leaders say they’ve outgrown building, raising money for new shelter

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Lawrence Humane Society takes in more than 4,000 dogs and cats per year, and serves as Douglas County’s only humane society. They’ve been operating out of the same building for more than 20 years and now administrators say it’s no longer suitable for their growing needs. “This building that were in right now was built in 1995. It was built at a time when animal shelters were meant to house animals for three days,” said Kate Meghji, […]

  • Branches falling on power lines likely cause of house fire

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Residents spent much of Sunday cleaning up after strong storms cause damage to several KCK neighborhoods. Lou Suarez tells FOX 4 his family’s home of 17 years was destroyed by a fire on Sunday morning. He says strong winds came through the area pm Saturday night causing a tree in his backyard to fall on power lines. He believes the power lines may have sparked the fire destroyed his home. “We lost power last night; one […]

  • Heart transplant recipient enjoys Buck O’Neal Legacy Seat at Kauffman Stadium

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — During every home game at Kauffman Stadium, one lucky fan gets to enjoy the game from the Buck O’Neal Legacy Seat. On Saturday, Robert Beck of Lenexa earned that honor because of his courage and commitment to helping others. “I was the first heart transplant at KU on October 19, 2016. I had been sick for about seven or eight years beforehand,” said Beck. Robert says during that time he felt sad, angry and scared at […]

  • Local foster families rejoice after Gov. Greitens restores funding

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Missouri’s reimbursement rate for foster families is the 48th lowest in the country. On July 1, state budget cuts took effect reducing that amount for families by another 1.5 percent. “Many families will loose about $6 a week with the cut, so that takes your money down to about $13.50 a day to take care of a kid. It was hard enough to do it with $15 a day, but it’s really difficult to do now with […]

  • Salvation Army running water collection drive to address critical shortage during sweltering heatwave

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Emergency relief was deployed throughout Kansas City on Thursday to help people in need stay safe in the heat. Volunteers with the Salvation Army spent part of the day traveling to parks and neighborhoods to give out cold water to people who live there. “Because of the heat index, every day this week the Salvation Army is going and giving out water,” said Major David Harvey with the Salvation Army of Kansas and Western Missouri. The […]

  • Science Happy Hour at Prairiefire sheds light on everything expected for Total Solar Eclipse

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — With just over a month to go until the total solar eclipse, many are trying to finalize plans and make sure they get a good view. On Wednesday the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park held a Science Happy Hour to help educate the public on all things solar eclipse. Dan Johnson with the Astronomical Society of Kansas City spoke about what makes this eclipse so unique, the best local viewing spots and how to protect […]

  • Westport residents seek safety options after gunman fires into crowd

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three people are hospitalized following an early morning shooting in Westport. Police say at at around  2:40 a.m. officers patrolling the area of 40th and Pennsylvania saw a man actively shooting into a crowd of people. A KCPD officer shot the man who was then and transported to a local hospital in critical condition. “There were just so many people out in Westport last night, just to think of somebody shooting into a crowd with as many people that […]

  • Jumbo jet arrives at KCI to serve as STEM classroom for students

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A two-story jumbo jet arrived at the Kansas City International Airport Saturday evening that will be converted into a mobile classroom for students. Local non-profit group TriStar Experience is behind the project. Their goal is to convert the L-1011 jet into a space where kids can come to be immersed in science and technology based hands-on learning. The program will accompany a STEM curriculum which can be used in classrooms to help inspire more children to […]

  • 68-year-old believes woman posing as healthcare worker stole her pills

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police are looking for a woman suspected of stealing pills from a 68-year-old woman in Overland Park. It happened in the 1800 block of Santa Fe Drive. The victim says a woman posing as a healthcare worker asked to gain entry into her apartment by saying she was sent by a local hospital to check on her well-being. “A lady came to the door, she knocked and said she was from Shawnee Mission Home Health and […]

  • Metro family left longing for closure after jury is deadlocked a second time in daughter’s murder trial

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — For the second time a murder trial for 22-year old Kelsey Ewonus ended in a hung jury. On Thursday jurors left the Wyandotte County Courthouse with a split decision as to weather to convict Antoine Fielder for her murder. In June 2015 the body of 22-year-old Ewonus was discovered in her car in KCK. Prosecutors say she was shot. Fielder has been charged with second degree murder in the case. It’s gone to trial two times, […]

  • Metro area companies join ‘Net Neutrality Day of Action’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands of companies participated in a Net Neutrality Day of Action on Wednesday, July 12. Many took a stance by adding pop-up’s or banners on their website to educate the public about the issue. Net neutrality is the concept of having free access to the internet. In 2015 the Federal Communications Commission or FCC introduced a set of regulations requiring internet service providers to grant access to all content or applications regardless of the source. In […]