INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — In 2000, Erin Brockovich became a household name when actress Julia Roberts played her in the movie, “Erin Brockovich.” The environmental activist helped win a multi-million dollar settlement and, in the process, open doors for women. Brockovich grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, but now travels the nation as a champion for the environment, fighting for safer drinking water and giving women a stronger voice. Recently she was in Independence, Missouri, speaking at the awards banquet for the […]
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas’ new governor Jeff Colyer wrapped up his first full day in office Thursday. The 57-year-old surgeon turned politician took the oath Wednesday to become the 47th governor of Kansas. One day later, he was already settling into his new office — now marked with his name on the door — and meeting with lawmakers. Colyer replaced former Gov. Sam Brownback who is now the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Sunshine State’s new governor promises […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman in hospice care in Kansas City voiced one of her final wishes; she wanted to go to the American Royal. On Saturday, the right people came together to make it happen for her. Arlene Lamar, 89, spent her life with horses. She was a trick-horse rider in her youth. She saved up her money to buy her first horse and then taught herself how to ride and then went further still and taught herself […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An older man driving near the Country Club Plaza Monday morning barely escaped driving into Brush Creek. Ed Kill says he swerved to avoid an oncoming car that turned into his lane. His car then jumped the curb and slid down the hill towards Brush Creek. According to Kill, small bushes stopped his car. “I didn’t even know Brush Creek was there until I got stopped,” Kill said. “And it was a scary thing. If that brush […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KCMO Police Chief Darryl Forte confirmed to Fox 4 Wednesday that after five and a half years of serving as police chief he is leaving the force. He says he feels that he is at a time in his life when he needs rest. Chief Forte tells Fox 4 his last day with the KCMO Police Department will be May 20. Forte feels like he is leaving at a high point in his career and the high point for the department. […]
Monday night marks the season finale for FOX’s hit-show “Lucifer.” During the season finale, the devil gets framed for murder. The devil himself, Tom Ellis, chatted with FOX 4’s Mark Alford about what it’s like playing the evil character. Ellis even shared where he draws inspiration for his character. He also said that he has really enjoyed the opportunity to sing on the show. The season finale of “Lucifer” airs on FOX 4 at 8 p.m., Monday, April 25.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With warmer weather comes more motorcycle wrecks. Many times, it’s the fault of the driver of a car or a truck. FOX 4’s Mark Alford has been riding for four years and knows first-hand the importance of motorcycle safety. “I can’t stress how important a motorcycle safety foundation course is if you plan to ride,” he said. “It not only makes you a better motorcyclist, it also makes you a […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thanksgiving is a time for family – and for some that includes not only your immediate family, but your in-laws, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, etc. But how much family togetherness can you handle? FOX 4’s Mark Alford is Working for You with the report.
Do you take your own lunch to work to try to save money by not eating out? I do, and so do many of my coworkers. In fact, a couple of years ago, we had to buy two new refrigerator freezers to hold all the food that people bring. We also have two microwave ovens, and they are all in a break room not too far from the studio. In recent months though someone has been taking food that is […]