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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
  • Missouri lawmakers’ investigation into Greitens indictment will take time, taxpayers’ money

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An investigation on the state legislature level into the charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is going to take time and taxpayers’ money, officials say. On Thursday, a St.Louis grand jury indicted Greitens for a felony invasion of privacy charge. It involves a photo allegedly taken of a woman Greitens had an affair with in 2015. The Republican governor said he’s innocent, but that hasn’t stopped some Missouri lawmakers from discussing impeachment and calling for Greitens […]

  • As icy slide-offs abound, roadside assistance workers urge drivers to slow down and move over

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Icy roads have caused a lot of slide-offs and fender benders this winter. But the people involved in these crashes aren’t the only ones at risk. Many people who provide roadside assistance say often times cars come within inches of hitting them when they’re out on the road. “Those shoulders sometimes don’t accommodate the vehicles because those shoulders are narrow, and we might have to step out into that traffic,” said Floyd Bessard with the Missouri Department […]

  • Rapper Talib Kweli cancels KC show in response to venue booking controversial metal band

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A well known hip-hop artist has canceled his Kansas City show after learning his concert venue had also booked a controversial band for a show later this month. Talib Kweli was scheduled to perform at the Riot Room at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The night before the show, the artist notified Riot Room management that he wouldn’t perform  after learning the venue had booked the band Taake, a black metal band from Norway accused of having […]

  • Birthday vigil honors KC teen whose murder remains unsolved

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dozens of people gathered at a Kansas City area basketball court on Sunday to remember 19-year-old Brezelious Shackelford. Shackelford was killed on August 10, 2017 near 35th and Askew. Police are still searching for the person or people who are responsible for his death. “The impact that it’s caused on our family has been tremendously hard. We walk around here, we live around here. We could be speaking to the person who did this so it’s […]

  • Police identify sisters, ages 1 & 7, killed in crash on I-435 near State Line

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Two sisters are dead, and their two brothers are recovering in the hospital after being involved in a crash on Interstate 435 near State Line Road. Kansas Highway Patrol troopers said the crash happened after 4 p.m. on Sunday. A tractor-trailer traveling westbound struck the rear end of a minivan that had slowed or stopped along I-435. Four children and their mother were inside that minivan at the time of the crash. Two young girls, Teresa Vasquez, […]

  • Smoke and flame seen for miles as crews battle mulch fire at Missouri Organic

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Smoke and flames could be seen for miles in the Kansas City area on Saturday afternoon. Fire crews were called to 7700 East Highway 40 on reports of a fire at Missouri Organic Recycling. “We saw the flames, it looked pretty bad so we just started heading towards it and it’s about 5 miles from our house,” said Pam Davis, who stopped by to see what happened. Missouri Organic is a business that makes compost, mulch […]

  • New bill would get rid of requirement for vehicle inspections in Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new bill in Missouri is designed to save motorists time and money by getting rid of required vehicle inspections. Rep. J. Eggleston of Maysville recently sponsored a bill that would eliminate the requirement for vehicle inspections in Missouri. He said only about 16 states require these inspections. None of the states that border Missouri have this mandate in place. When introducing this bill, Eggleston presented a significant amount of research that indicates requiring these inspections […]

  • Attorneys now fighting to get Syed Jamal, Kansas man facing deportation, released on supervision

    PLATTE CITY, Mo. — The attorney for Syed Jamal, joined by his family and a group of supporters, gathered Wednesday outside the Platte County jail where Jamal is currently being held. Jamal arrived back in the metro around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after being held in custody in Hawaii. Jamal was in Hawaii when the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a second stay of deportation Monday. Jamal’s attorney Rheka Sharma-Crawford said Tuesday evening that they filed a motion to change venues, asking […]

  • Family finds young man shot in his apartment just days before his 26th birthday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro area family is searching for answers after Jacob Skowronski was found dead in his apartment. On Feb. 4, Kansas City Police were called to an apartment in the 9800 block of Hedges Avenue in regard to a dead body. Upon arrival, police spoke with the victim’s parents who had stopped by their son’s apartment to drop off some of his belongings. They found the front door unlocked and Jacob inside laying on the floor […]

  • Phone scammers pretending to be police target metro residents

    CLAY COUNTY, Mo. — The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be vigilant after reports of a phone scam targeting people and businesses in the area. Towards the beginning of the week sheriff’s deputies began getting calls about someone pretending to be a deputy. “Lately the scam that’s been happening is someone who has been spoofing phone numbers, calling unsuspecting citizens and letting them know that they are a part of the Clay County Sheriff’s office,” said Capt. […]

  • Night to Shine event in KC gives people with special needs a prom night they won’t forget

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the second consecutive year, Gail Schmitt is helping her 31-year-old son Eric get ready for the prom. “I always get the feels. It’s awesome. Eric looks so handsome when he dresses up,” Schmitt said. “As a parent, there’s nothing I want more than for my son to have a good time, to party just like every other person gets to do.” Eric has autism but that hasn’t stopped him from living his life to the fullest […]

  • Independence teen named Youth of the Year for KC area’s Boys & Girls Clubs

    KANSAS CITY, MO – An Independence teen has been named 2018 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. On Thursday night, Vanesa Rodriguez earned this year’s title after speaking in front of a panel of judges and an audience filled with community members and peers. “I was surprised because the candidates are really good,” Rodriguez said. “I did not think that I was going to be a finalist, but I’m just real excited […]