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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
  • Picture of Christmas lights and fish

    Take a swim through the first ever ‘Sea of Lights’ at Kansas City’s SEA LIFE Aquarium

    The Christmas Spirit is flowing through Kansas City, especially at the SEA LIFE Aquarium in Crown Center.

  • Shooting near Ohio Ave. and North 9th in KCK leaves one person dead

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — KCK police are investigating a deadly shooting Monday morning. It happened along Ohio Avenue near North 9th Street before 7:41 a.m. Several people called 911 to report that they heard multiple gunshots.  One neighbor told police there were two cars that were chasing each other, then they heard gunshots. Responding officers found one car along Ohio Avenue. That’s where they found the shooting victim. Police have not yet released the victim’s identity or a suspect description. […]

  • Local organization holding 2 events to giveaway free flu shots, turkeys and coats

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A local organization has a busy weekend ahead as they plan to give away 400 turkeys , coats and flu shots to metro families. According to staff for Mercy and Truth, families needing assistance in any of these departments do not need to bring anything. They just need to show up at one of two locations. The first giveaway runs from 8 a.m. to noon at the KCK Mercy and Truth, 721 N. 31st Street, Saturday, […]

  • On mission to discover more on ancient Egyptian history, local doctor performs scan of a queen

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of the most studied time periods in human history is that of ancient Egypt, and the remains of a queen from that time period are in Kansas City. Police helped escort the partial remains believed to be Queen Nefertari into Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City on the Plaza Tuesday morning so doctors could examine the arteries in her knees for possible atherosclerosis.  The remains that were examined are in town from the renowned Museo […]

  • Kansas driver’s license offices closed Monday in Johnson and Wyandotte counties

    Kansas drivers beware: The Johnson and Wyandotte County driver’s license offices will be closed on Monday as employees will spend the day training to improve their customer service. These sessions are happening across the state of Kansas in October and November. The Mission, Olathe, Overland Park and Kansas City offices are closed Monday, but will reopen Tuesday. The Wichita office was one of the first to close last week for this training, and several other metro towns followed. Ottawa, Atchision […]

  • 4 places you must see on your next trip to Independence

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence is a town full of history and there is no shortage of places you can go that tell a story. Our list includes several stops with such stories and a popular dining destination. Stop #4 – The National Frontier Trails Museum This museum focuses on the pioneers that traveled west during the 1800s. It’s the only place in the country where you’ll learn about the Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails. There’s no need to imagine […]

  • Known for its lake, don’t miss these 4 spots the next time you visit Smithville

    SMITHVILLE, Mo. — Our weekly journey across the metro brings us to Smithville on Friday. A town known for its lake has plenty to offer those seeking outdoor adventures and family activities. These are four places you must visit when you’re in Smithville. LoDoga Ridge Winery: All Missouri, all local, LoDoga Ridge Winery is a thriving winery here in Smithville that’s welcoming folks from across the state. “Usually they are happy when they get here because this is a happy […]

  • Police find man dead outside car on exit ramp from I-49 to Red Bridge Road

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man’s body was found early Monday morning near a car on I-49 Highway on the Red Bridge Road exit. Police say they were dispatched at 12:30 a.m. on a crash involving a pedestrian.  When officers arrived, they found an adult male with unknown injuries on the side of the road. Investigators at the scene said evidence gathered suggest the circumstances surrounding the man’s death are suspicious. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call TIPS Hotline […]

  • Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and other Chiefs spend time with 10-year-old girl battling rare brain tumor

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Chiefs fans are some of the most passionate football fans and have a strong connection to the players –this is especially true for a young Chiefs fan battling a rare brain tumor. Whitney Wells, who is just 10 years old, got the chance to meet her idols including Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Andy Reid and more at Chiefs Training Camp this week. Doctors diagnosed Wells with the rare tumor this summer. She has been going through […]

  • Police: No foul play suspected after delivery driver finds body in vehicle near Kansas License Bureau

    MISSION, Kan. — Police told FOX4 that they do not suspect foul play in a death investigation Tuesday morning. A delivery driver called 911 around 7 a.m. after noticing a body in a vehicle on the side of the Kansas License Bureau along Johnson Drive not far from 69-Highway. The victim appeared to have died from a gunshot wound, according to a statement from Mission police. The license bureau remained open during the investigation because police said there was not […]

  • 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 […]

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