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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 GaryPinkel.com 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
  • Sriniva Kuchibhotla's wife, Sunayana Dumala, spoke about her husband during a news conference at Garmin Friday.

    Wife of man shot, killed at Olathe bar and grill says her family has lost a “very lovable soul”

    OLATHE, Kan. — The wife of the man who was shot and killed at an Olathe bar and grill spoke at a news conference Friday at Garmin, where her husband and one of the other shooting victims worked. Sunayana Dumala was the first to speak during the news conference. Her husband, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was one of the three men shot at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe Wednesday night. Kuchibhotla died from his injuries. She said, “The man who did this has taken […]

  • Adam Purinton

    Man charged in fatal Olathe triple shooting transferred back to JoCo. custody

    OLATHE, Kan. — The man accused of shooting three men at an Olathe bar and Grill Wednesday night has been transported back to Johnson County and is awaiting his first court appearance. According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s office, Adam Purinton , 51, has officially been booked into the Johnson County Jail. Purinton was charged with one count of premeditated first-degree murder and two counts of premeditated attempted murder related to the shooting at Austins Bar and Grill, 2103 East 151st […]

  • Sushma Swaraj

    India’s Minister of External affairs says she’ll help Olathe shooting victim’s family transport his body to India

    OLATHE, Kan. — India’s Minister of External affairs tweeted Thursday night that she recently spoke with the family of the man killed at an Olathe bar and grill Wednesday during a triple shooting, and she plans to help the family transport his body back to India. Sushma Swaraj says she’s spoke with Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s family and expressed her condolences.She always says she has agreed to assist in transporting his body back to India. “I have assured all help and assistance to the […]

  • Ian Grillot was shot outside of an Olathe, Kan., bar and grill Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

    One of the men shot at Olathe bar and grill was trying to stop shooter when he was also shot, his family says

    OLATHE, Kan. — The family of one of the men shot in an Olathe bar and grill Wednesday night say he was trying to stop the shooting suspect when he was shot. According to a GoFundMe page, Ian Grillot was one of the three men shot at Austins Bar and Grill, 2103 East 151st Street in south Olathe, west of Mur-Len. “Ian found himself in the wrong place trying to be a helping hand,” his sisters posted on the GoFundMe page. Grillot and […]

  • Windows and tires were shot out along the street.

    Gunfire damages nine homes and four vehicles in a neighborhood near 96th and Booth

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Multiple homes and cars were damaged Wednesday when shots rang out in a neighborhood near 96th and Booth. Police say around 9:55 p.m. they received several calls for service from people who said they heard shots being fired. Responding officers say they found multiple shell casings and found that in total nine houses and four vehicles were damaged. No physical injuries were reported in connection with the incident. Police did say a bullet struck a gas meter and caused […]

  • Clinton, Mo., police say a bartender at their local Applebee's helped lead them to the Olathe shooting suspect.

    Police say bartender at Clinton Applebee’s helped lead them to Olathe shooting suspect

    CLINTON, Mo. — Police in Clinton, Mo., are crediting a bartender at one of their local restaurants with helping them track down the man accused of shooting three men at an Olathe bar Wednesday night. Clinton police say they received a 911 call after 12:30 a.m. A bartender at the local Applebee’s told officers there was a man in the restaurant who confided in her that he was on the run, and eventually told her that he was involved in the Olathe shootings. […]

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    While running errands mom runs into New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntyre at Target in entertaining new ad

    Imagine this, you’re out running errands without makeup and recently spilled coffee on your shirt when you suddenly cross paths with your celebrity crush. What do you do? That’s the plot of the hilarious new commercial for the upcoming New Kids on the Block tour with Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul. The woman featured in the ad walks into Target, and as she’s walking down the aisles she notices Joey McIntyre shopping for oven mitts. For a moment she panics […]

  • Overland Park gas leak on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

    8 Overland Park homes evacuated due to gas leak

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Eight homes in Overland Park were evacuated Monday due to a gas leak. According to the Overland Park Fire Department, the gas leak occurred just before 11:30 a.m. near 147th Place and Outlook in the Lionsgate neighborhood. 17 people had to be evacuated from their homes. Kansas Gas Services put a stop to the leak around 12:18 p.m., and firefighters were working to residents back in their home. During the leak, traffic was stopped at 148th […]

  • KCK firefighters helped keep a house fire from spreading early Monday morning.

    Fire burns through center of KCK home, severely damages laundry room

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Firefighters across the metro were busy Monday morning battling flames, including those in Kansas City, Kan. KCK fire chief Paul Jones tweeted that the fire broke out along Shawnee Drive around 8:16 a.m. According to the chief, at one point the home was fully engulfed in flames, but the two people who were inside were able to escape safely. Firefighters quickly attacked the fire and conducted a primary search. They say the fire appears to have […]

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    Flames consume, destroy vacant KCMO home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City firefighters are battling flames at a vacant home Monday. Crews were dispatched to the home at 16th Terrace and Oakley after a neighbor called 911 to report seeing smoke in the area. When firefighters arrived, the home was completely engulfed in flames. Firefighters decided to battle the fire from outside the home in a defensive mode. No injuries have been reported. No one was believed to be inside of the home. The house appears to be a […]

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    Heartbreaking video shows return of fallen soldier

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Video of a fallen soldier’s return is causing people everywhere to tear up. Lisa Williams captured the heartbreaking moment on video and later shared it to Facebook, where it has more than 8.2 million views. “There was not a dry eye around me,” Williams said in her Facebook post. Williams told KTRK that when their plane arrived at Raleigh-Durham Airport passengers were asked to wait as they let someone off the plane first. She soon noticed several […]

  • Cupid's Undie Run Saturday, Feb.  18, 2017.

    Runners strip down to their underwear to raise money for Children’s Tumor Foundation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Saturday’s weather was so nice that some runners stripped down to their underwear and went for a run in downtown Kansas City. The annual ‘Cupid’s Undie Run‘ took place outside the Power and Light District. The “brief” one-mile run raises money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation and neurofibromatosis research.