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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
  • Chiefs fans react to national anthem protests

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Controversy surrounding NFL National anthem protests has been reignited following comments made by President Donald Trump in a speech in Alabama on Friday. During the address Trump criticized players who choose to sit during the national anthem, urged owners to fire players who do and encouraged fans who are offended by it to walk out of stadiums. Those comments have sparked reaction from NFL owners, players and many other professional athletes. On the following Sunday afternoon […]

  • Shocking statistics estimate that 60 percent of car seats on the road are not installed properly

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Could your child be at risk the next time you hit the road? According to the Missouri Coalition of Roadway Safety nearly 30-percent of children in our area are not restrained properly, and their parents have no idea. During National Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 17 – 23rd) national and local agencies are pushing for more education on proper car seat, booster seat and seat belt safety practices. Kansas City’s Safety and Health Council works to […]

  • Park Hill parents outraged following reports of suspicious man making lewd acts, approaching students

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Parents in the Park Hill school district are on high alert after learning of a man suspected of inappropriately approaching students. Administrators sent out alerts to all parents in the district informing them of a recent string of incidents involving students coming into contact with an unknown suspicious person. “We sent something out to the parents and our community letting them know that the Kansas City Police Department had let them know that there were multiple […]

  • Two found dead, another hurt as police investigate incident at KCK park

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Two people are dead and another was injured in a Kansas City, Kansas park. Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputies say they were called to Kensington Park around 7:15 p.m. to respond to a reported shooting. They arrived to find two deceased males, and another male with possible serious injuries. Deputies have yet to confirm any details about the victims, or if there is a suspect in custody. There is a church adjacent to the park where a […]

  • Arson leaves metro area non-profit scrambling to transport medical equipment

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -– An arsonist has destroyed a vital tool used to provide medical equipment to the disabled. Someone set fire to a truck used by Mid America Alliance for Access on Thursday. The non-profit accepts donations of gently used medical equipment, repairs them then sells them at a fraction of retail costs. The truck that was burned was used to transport donations to and from various locations. Now, thanks to the criminals that burned the truck, their operations […]

  • Armed with a number of concerns, hundreds pack Tonganoxie park for forum on proposed Tyson plant

    TONGANOXIE, Kan. — Hundreds gathered in Tonganoxie’s Chieftain Park on Friday evening to hear the latest on a proposed Tyson Chicken Plant coming to Leavenworth County. Since the September 5th announcement many residents have come out in opposition of the company building near Tonganoxie with concerns over pollution, noise and smell among other things. “Clean air, clean water and the way that they handle contract farming, makes our proud farmers over time become indentured servants to big ugly corporations…. those […]

  • Teacher vacancies rise in Kansas, leaving leaders looking for alternative methods to fill void

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Kansas State Board of Education is working to resolve a critical teacher shortage within the state. Board members learned on Tuesday there are currently 443 teacher vacancies, up from 413 last year. Some believe barriers like teacher pay rates and lack of support from lawmakers has contributed to this shortage. “The biggest change in Kansas has come due to the funding cuts, by our legislature. Our teachers haven’t had any raises, or minimal raises for […]

  • KCK archdiocese suspends reverend during investigation into financial misconduct

    GARDNER, Kan. — The Archdiocese of Kansas city in Kansas has suspended a priest while authorities investigate financial misconduct within the church. The Archdiocese recently received information about what they`re calling ‘financial irregularities’ at Divine Mercy Parish in Gardner, Kansas. Archbishop Joseph Naumann has placed the pastor of the parish, Reverend Joseph Cramer, on administrative leave until a thorough investigation can be completed. The Archdiocese has not said if any money is missing, but they did say the church wasn’t […]

  • KS lieutenant governor says state plans to bid for new Amazon headquarters, touting that its in good position

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer visited Overland Park on Sunday. He’s eager to bring retail giant Amazon to the Sunflower State. Colyer says Kansas is in a good position to bid for the company. He thinks the state’s low cost of living, good highways and first class schools could be big selling points. Kansas already has two Amazon fulfillment centers, which have created about 2,000 jobs. The states past relationship with Amazon, and other large companies […]

  • Recent rash of violence in Westport has KCPD stepping up patrols for 38th annual Art Westport fair

    KANSAS CITY, MO — The 38th annual Art Westport kicks off this weekend featuring hundreds of local artist. The three-day art fair is a place to buy and sell local art. It offers everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and food. Roughly 30,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event. With crowds of that size expected in an area of town that has seen its share of violence in recent months, safety and security are topics of concern. […]

  • KC Pet Project agrees to take in 12 of the 30 dogs staying in KC seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Animal Control spent much of Saturday afternoon working to find shelter for 30 dogs who are in Kansas City until their owners can return home to Florida. The Lavara Family made the trip in three days, taking just the essentials. “They actually were driving 1,000 miles over from this small town near Tampa to be here,” said Maria Lavrava, through translator and family friend Marcelo Mata. “Not even luggage, just the families and the dogs, […]

  • KC animal control steps in to provide shelter for 30 dogs that arrived in KC with families fleeing Irma

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Animal Control is busy working to find shelter for 30 dogs who are in Kansas City until their owners can return home to Florida. Animal control was dispatched to a home near 32nd and Brooklyn Saturday afternoon on what they believed was a case of animal abuse. During their investigation they determined the 30 animals belong to six families that traveled to Kansas City from Tampa, Fla., to escape the hurricane. The families told […]