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Marcus Officer joined the FOX 4 Kansas City news team in January 2017 and reports Monday – Friday on FOX 4 News at 5 p.m. with John Holt and Dhomonique Ricks and for the 6 p.m. newscast with Phil Witt and Loren Halifax.
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
  • Metro World War II vet celebrates 100th birthday days before Veterans Day

    CAMERON, Mo. — Ray Parker Sr. blew out his 100th birthday candles surrounded by three generations of his family on Friday. Giving his family and friends another memory to cherish. “There`s no better way than with great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, sisters, and children,” Ray Parker Jr., the eldest of Ray’s three children, said. Parker Sr. raised three children, two sons and one daughter, and was married for over 70 years. Sherry Duley, Ray’s daughter, said this years celebration is special. […]

  • 13 new tiny homes open for local homeless veterans with more planned for 2019

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thirteen new doors are opening for veterans inside the Tiny Homes Village on 89th and Troost. In just two months, the community has grown to 26 houses with a veteran who needs help inside of each one. “Our goal is for when these vets transition out that they don`t come back to us because we’ve done such a great job with them, and so far that`s proven to work really well,” said Mark Solomon, a Veterans […]

  • Patrick Mahomes jerseys flying off shelves, selling like crazy at KC stores and online

    OLATHE, Kan. — Christmas came early for Susan and Lyle Hutteger because they were able to find one of the hottest selling jersey in America. “Aren’t we lucky? We found a Mahomes. Wahoo!” Susan Hutteger said. Tammy Hamilton, the store manager of Rally House in Olathe, said finding a Patrick Mahomes jersey in a store has been like finding a needle in a haystack. “I would say it’s probably been one of the most popular items we’ve had in a […]

  • With longest ballot in Jackson County history, here’s how to speed up the voting process

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The clerks at the Jackson County Board of Election Commissioners have spent the last five weeks working some of the longest absentee voter lines the county has ever had. “We start absentee voting six weeks out. This has been going for at least five weeks. We’ve had people wanting to vote before we even had ballots printed,” said Tammy Brown, the director of elections in Jackson County. This year’s Jackson County ballot is the biggest the county […]

  • Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy involved in shooting near 39th and Woodland

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Law enforcement is investigating an early morning shooting that involved a Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Tuesday. The shooting happened before 8 a.m. near 39th and Woodland. Nearly a dozen patrol vehicles responded to the scene. Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte said one deputy sustained a minor injury to the hand. Sheriff Forte added that the Independence Police Department will handle the investigation. Officials have not yet said what led up to the shooting.

  • Tractor-trailer carrying nearly 30,000 pounds of Bagel Bites overturns at I-70 and I-435

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands of pounds of a popular snack have to be tossed in the trash after the tractor-trailer they were on overturned early Thursday. The tractor-trailer carrying nearly 30,000 pounds of Bagel  Bites  overturned along the ramp from westbound I-70 to northbound I-435 before 4 a.m. By 5 a.m. crews had cleaned up all the Bagel Bites. They were just working to upright the overturned tractor-trailer. No one was seriously injured. A passenger sustained minor injuries, but they were […]

  • DeLaSalle Education Center officials tell parents, students to be on lookout for suspicious vehicle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Students and parents at DeLaSalle Education Center are on alert Tuesday morning after noticing a strange SUV following students to school. Officials with the school say the suspicious vehicle seen near 37th and Troost is a large white Chevrolet SUV. It’s an early 2000 model with damage to the back end. The vehicle description has been reported to police as well as faculty and students. Parents or students who have additional questions or concerns should call […]

  • KCK Community College officially opens doors to new veterans’ center

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Service men and women will soon have a new place in the metro to earn a degree. The KCK Community College opened a brand new veterans’ center Tuesday. The new veterans’ center is the college’s way to serve those that have served or are currently serving in the military.  Military dependents can also take advantage of this center. The program provides veterans and their dependents with discounted credit hours, tutoring services and study areas. They also offer […]

  • 70 jobs created as crews turn Ford F-150s into plugin hybrids

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some Kansas City trucks are going green. Ford and Knapheide will begin work Monday outfitting F-150s to become plugin hybrids. This is not only good news for mother nature but also for the economy. These efforts will create about 70 jobs. The first fleet of trucks that will be converted into hybrids are used for utility and public works. A spokesperson for Knapheide said this process will allow their company to keep their current trucks while also helping […]

  • What could have been: What Walt Disney planned for a small Missouri town & his KC start

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you say the name Walt Disney to anyone in the world, you would be hard pressed to find someone that didn’t know who he was and what he built. But what few people know is the entertainment empire he built was cultivated in Missouri — Kansas City, specifically. Walt Disney called Kansas City home before taking his talents out west and forming what we now know as the Walt Disney Company. Not only did FOX4’s […]

  • New Kansas City ordinance hopes to strip thieves of easy cash

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City ordinance to crack down on illegal towing and cash payouts for cars and copper could soon be on the books. The Neighborhoods and Public Safety Committee met Wednesday to get community input on how to best implement the new codes. City resident Deborah White-Sanchez has seen first hand how the chase of easy money has impacted her neighborhood. “The vacant housing feeds into the crime, it feed into the meth epidemic, it feeds […]

  • Tiny home community for homeless veterans expanding in KC and across the country

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An idea born and cultivated in Kansas City to help veterans is going national. By this time next year, as many as three more cities will have developed tiny home community for homeless veterans like the ones at the Veterans Community Project on 89th and Troost. “It is just a movement that has been created by an idea surrounded or founded around tiny houses,” co-founder Mark Solomon said. “It`s a tiny concept that has grown into […]