Stephanie Graflage is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism with an emphasis in Magazine Journalism and a minor of business. While at Mizzou she was a proud member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She also served as a student assistant for the Mizzou Football team. While working for the Mizzou Football team, Stephanie was a part of the team that created and helped increase the Mizzou Football presence on social media.
Stephanie is a St. Louis native who loves sports, especially college football. Her obsession with college football stems from her long time family tradition of attending home Mizzou football games.
She is a lover of Mexican food, Starbucks and chocolate and loves to be outdoors when the weather permits. On a nice day she can most likely be found hanging out near a pool or a lake listening to country music. In her free time, she also enjoys catching up on the latest episode of the Bachelor, Scandal or Nashville.
Most importantly, Stephanie is excited to be in Kansas City and have her family, which includes two older brothers and one younger sister, all in the same place for the first time in 15 years.

Recent Articles
  • Endangered Person Advisory issued for missing 15-year-old Grain Valley girl

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — An Endangered Person Advisory was issued Thursday for a missing 15-year-old from Grain Valley. McKayla L. Rykiel was last seen Tuesday, July 18 around 11 p.m. at 1219 Scenic Drive in Grain Valley, Mo. She was wearing a multi-colored sweatshirt and blue jean shorts. Police describe Rykiel as 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. She has shoulder length brown hair, brown eyes, with a pierced nose and upper left ear. Rykiel has been missing for two […]

  • Police locate grandmother of little girl found in Old Northeast

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police say they have located the grandmother of a little girl found in the Old Northeast Thursday morning. Police say she was found near 119 North Drury a few hours ago, and they were searching for a guardian. “Officer’s efforts to find her family have stalled and we need your assistance,” police said in their initial news release. By 9:15 a.m., police said they had located her grandmother. Police have located her grandma! Thanks […]

  • Resident shoots robbery suspect dead in south KC at Timber Lake apartments, police say

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are on the scene of a deadly shooting near Red Bridge Road and Montgall Avenue Tuesday. According to police, the initial call came in around 5 a.m. to report a disturbance involving shots fired. Responding officers found one person dead about one block away from where the initial call came in. It took those officers about an hour to locate the victim. Kari Thompson with the Kansas City Police Department said the man who was killed was […]

  • Man shot near Harrison Street and Bannister Road has died from his injuries

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who was shot in Kansas City Monday night has died from his injuries, and police are now investigating it as a homicide. Police were dispatched to a home near Harrison Street and Bannister Road around 9 p.m. Responding officers located a man inside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition but later died from his injuries. The female suspect, a friend of victim, was taken into […]

  • Investigation into ‘pedestrian and train accident’ shuts down 2 Olathe railroad crossings for nearly 3 hours

    OLATHE, Kan. — Santa Fe and Harold railroad crossings were closed in Olathe, Kan., Monday for nearly three hours. According to a tweet from the city, a “pedestrian and train accident” occurred between Mulberry and Harold Street, but Olathe police say the person thought to have been struck by the train told officers he was able to maneuver away from the train and was not struck. By 11 a.m., all railroad traffic was running normal again. In a separate incident, […]

  • 2 dead after 2-vehicle crash in Miami County

    MIAMI COUNTY, Kan. — Two people are dead following a two-vehicle crash in Miami County, Kan., Monday morning. The crash occurred around 7 a.m. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the drivers of both vehicles died. There were no other occupants.

  • Lake of the Ozarks’ Tan-Tar-A resort sold, rebranded as Margaritaville

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. –- A popular resort at Lake of the Ozarks has been sold and will be rebranded as Margaritaville. Renovations at Tan-Tar-A, one of the largest resorts in Missouri, are expected to begin immediately. Driftwood Acquisitions & Development purchased the property and plan to transform it into a ‘casual-luxe’ destination. The 500 room lakefront property will remain open during the phased conversion. “We are thrilled to combine the fun and escapism of our brand with these iconic locations, and […]

  • Deadly wreck along SB I-435 just past I-70 near Sports Complex shuts down interstate for 3 hours

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Traffic along southbound I-435 was diverted onto westbound I-70 near 40-Highway Thursday morning as first responders investigated a deadly crash involving three vehicles. The crash happened along southbound I-435 near Raytown Road.  Several vehicles were involved in this crash. Southbound I-435 was closed at I-70 for nearly three hours. Police forced traffic off of southbound I-435 onto westbound I-70. “We’re looking at probably another hour of our investigation here on the scene, and then we’ll get the road […]

  • Water restored after second water main break at KCI this month

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Water is flowing again at Kansas City International Airport after a water main broke early Thursday morning. For a short period of time there was no water in Terminal B and low water pressure in Terminal C. “Aviation Department crews used valves to work around the water main break & restore water service,” a spokesperson for the airport tweeted. “Water is on!” On July 5 there was a water main break at Terminal B. Porta potties […]

  • Man killed in tragic crash at K-7 and Parallel Parkway identified as retired KS fire captain

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The man killed in a tragic crash at K-7 and Parallel Parkway Thursday has been identified as a retired Kansas fire captain. Captain Paul Scott, 68, was a 29 year veteran of Consolidated Fire District No. 2. He was from Tonganixe, Kan. “Consolidated Fire District No. 2 deeply saddened to announce the death of a retired captain,” the district said in a statement. Scott started his career in 1969 and retired in 1998. “Paul was a great […]

  • 68-year-old Tonganoxie man killed when his car is crushed between truck and another SUV at K-7 & Parallel Pkwy

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A deadly crash that occurred Thursday around 10:30 a.m. shut down northbound K-7 at Parallel Parkway for nearly three hours. Police say the crash involved a white SUV, a box truck, another car and the victim’s SUV. “The SUV was stopped at the light…..The white SUV, traveling at a high rate of speed, traveling westbound on Parallel struck right to the back of our victim’s vehicle and that vehicle basically got sandwiched in between the fast-moving […]

  • Violence strikes again on KCATA bus as 25-year-old man is stabbed

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 25-year-old stabbing victim is undergoing surgery Thursday after sustaining a serious injury to his stomach. Police say the victim and the suspect were on a KCATA bus somewhere between 40th and 43rd heading north on Prospect when there was a scuffle that occurred near the bus driver. The victim was stabbed in the abdomen. Police say they found the suspect, an older man, near 40th and Prospect. It is not clear what they were fighting […]