Marcus Officer joined the FOX4 Kansas City news team in January 2017 and reports Monday – Friday on the FOX4 Morning Show. Marcus, a Texas native, spent the last two years working in Austin where he covered a number of stories including: The deadly hot air balloon crash near his hometown of Lockhart and the Bastrop Memorial Day floods. Marcus has also worked in College Station, Texas and San Angelo, Texas.
Marcus graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. You can find Marcus exploring the many sites Kansas City has to offer. He enjoys working out, sporting events, concerts, and traveling.
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Recent Articles
  • Kansas City Chiefs kick off 2019 Training Camp in St. Joseph

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Chiefs Kingdom, football is back! Rookies and quarterbacks will soon be arriving at Missouri Western State University’s Mosaic Training Fields in St. Joseph, Missouri to kick of the Chiefs 2019 Training Camp. The first practice open to the public will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27. There’s a $5 admission fee to get in that first day, and also on Sunday, July 28, and Saturday, Aug. 3. Otherwise, practices are free to attend. But […]

  • Man in his 20s found dead on sidewalk near 63rd and S. Benton

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A homicide investigation is underway in Kansas City, Missouri  Thursday morning after police say someone found a man dead on the sidewalk. Police say they were dispatched to 63rd Street and South Benton around 5:45 a.m. The victim is described as a man in his 20s. Police did not release any further details. Anyone with information in this homicide is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS. There is a $25,000 reward for information […]

  • Hospital in Clinton diverts ambulances because of “potentially infectious patient”

    CLINTON, Mo. — A potentially infectious patient’s arrival at the emergency department at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton Tuesday prompted the hospital to divert ambulance traffic. Through the utilization of routine screening, medical personnel quickly identified the potential risk and implemented Centers for Disease Control (CDC) protocol to ensure the safety of patients and staff, the hospital said through a news release late Tuesday night. While treating the patient, the emergency department was on diversion to ambulance traffic. An […]

  • New swim beach and marina opens in Olathe, which was once ranked one of the best beach towns

    OLATHE, Kan. — If you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, there’s a new swim beach and marina in Olathe, Kansas. It’s located at Lake Olathe, which is at Santa Fe and Ward Cliff. The marina opens at 10 a.m. and the beach opens at 11 a.m. Admission to the beach is $7 for Olathe Residents, $9 for non-residents, and $3 for individuals 62 and older. Children two and under are free. They offer canoe, kayak and paddle […]

  • Shooting near E. 35th Street and Montgall Avenue leaves one person dead

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is dead following a shooting early Monday morning, according to Kansas City police. Authorities say it happened just before 5:47 a.m. along East 35th Street near Montgall Avenue. Police have not yet said what led up to the deadly shooting. The victim has been identified as 59-year-old Reginald L. Rembert. Captain Tim Hernandez with the Kansas City Police Department said they are also still working to put together a suspect description.

  • Zip Trip: Make sure you stop to see these 4 places the next time you’re in Liberty

    LIBERTY, Mo. — Plenty of cities and towns across the Sunflower and Show Me states have history and fun to offer for those willing to take the time to visit them. Liberty is packed with an array of activities and destinations you can add to your “Must Do” list, and this is ours. STOP 1: Jesse James Bank Museum A robbery which lasted less than 15 minutes more than 150 years later is still infamous. Located on the Town Square, […]

  • Polls are open: KC residents to elect new mayor, vote on various issues

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Election Day is underway in Kansas City Tuesday. Polls in Missouri opened at 6 a.m. There are 125 different voting locations across the area, and many different ways to get to where you need to go. RideKC buses are even offering free fares for the day. Don’t forget, you can print off a sample ballot, mark it and take it inside with you to make the voting process go even faster. Be sure to take a […]

  • Zip Trip: 4 things you must check out while visiting Wamego, Kansas

    WAMEGO, Kan. — A town that’s made its name around an all-time classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” Wamego features events and activities rooted in history and focused on family. “Wamego is just a great place. Something a lot of folks, like me, with young families chose to raise their kids here. The proximity to Topeka and Manhattan makes it very attractive for somebody looking for a little bit of a smaller town to live in,” said Daryn Soldan, the […]

  • Driver hit and killed man as he was sitting on a bench at bus stop near 67th and Troost

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man sitting on a bench at a Kansas City bus stop is dead after a driver jumped the curb, crashed into the bus stop and also struck him. It happened around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday near 67th and Troost. Police said the driver was in a dark gray Chevrolet Impala. After the crash, witnesses said the man left the car behind and ran east away from the bus stop. First responders took the man to the […]

  • Mickey’s Hideaway is coming back to Westport where McCoy’s once was

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A popular Westport restaurant and bar will be getting a second lease on life. Just months after closing down, McCoy’s will reopen later this year, and it will be rebranded as Mickey’s Hideaway. The same ownership group than ran McCoy’s will run Mickey’s Hideaway. In December 2018 when McCoy’s closed their doors, they shared a statement that said market conditions and a competitive brewery environment made it difficult to continue.

  • Body found inside burning vehicle near 13th and Askew

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An investigation is underway after Kansas City officers and firefighters found a body inside of a burning vehicle Wednesday morning. Police have not released many details, but they did say the vehicle was parked near 13th and Askew. The vehicle was still burning when firefighters responded to the scene. They worked quickly to extinguish it once they noticed there was a body inside. Authorities have not yet released the victim’s identity or said whether they think […]

  • Zip Trip: Four places you have to stop at during your visit to Lexington

    LEXINGTON, Mo. — FOX4 has come up with a few places worth paying a visit to during your next family-travel trip. Our first of several Zip Trip visits begins in Lexington at the Battle of Lexington Historic Site. It features a museum detailing the historic battle along with a home that sat in the middle of the Battle of Lexington in 1861. “The Anderson house is a staple in the city of Lexington. It’s a place where you can go […]

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