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Shayla comes to Kansas City from KY-3 in Springfield, Mo. She’s from Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Missouri State University.

“My career in journalism has taken me to many interesting places. From reporting on the deadly 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri to covering the Kansas City Royals World Series games in California – I can truly say I’ve met some amazing friends and I’ve enjoyed sharing their unique stories,” Shayla said.
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Recent Articles
  • Homeowners watch on phone as armed intruder tries to break in to Kansas City home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Broken plastic and tire marks are all that’s left after a single-car crash in one South Kansas City neighborhood. “[The driver of the car] had to have been flying,” Sara Egan said. A short time after the car crashed into a utility pole, a woman inside the wrecked vehicle showed up at Egan’s doorstep. “The first thing she tries to do is open the doorknob and push the door open. She realizes it’s locked, she touches […]

  • Exonerated inmate launches nonprofit to help others who are innocent behind bars

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pastor Darryl Burton ministers to thousands every month. “This is not only my passion and my mission, but this is my purpose,” Burton said. He takes nothing for granted after spending years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. “I was sent to prison in 1984, 22 years old for the crime of capital murder,” Burton said. Originally sentenced to life without parole, Burton was exonerated after spending 24 years at the Missouri State Penitentiary. […]

  • Are sunglasses enough to protect your eyes from harmful sun rays?

    MISSION, Kan. — There’s plenty of sunshine in the metro this summer, but the UV rays could be harmful to your eyesight. “It’s not just one exposure that can do a lot of serious damage. It happens over time,” said Jason Pingel, head optometrist at Mission Eyecare. Pingel said the sun’s rays are very powerful and can impact our eyes when we don’t even know it. “The clouds will block visible light. But we have to remember that ultraviolet radiation […]

  • New Lawrence-based grocer could bring fresh food options to downtown KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The empty parking lot near 5th and Minnesota in KCK could soon be home to a new grocery store, bringing much needed fresh food options to downtown KCK. On Monday, Wyandotte County leaders announced the Unified Government signed letter of intent with Lawrence-based The Merc Co+op to manage the downtown grocery store. The agreement is a non-binding letter of intent. Both parties are now in the process of negotiating a management agreement. The KCK store would […]

  • Crews still trying to determine cause of KCK fire that killed 4-year-old girl

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Officials are still trying to determine what caused a large fire that killed a 4-year-old girl Saturday in KCK. Firefighters spent much of the day battling the deadly fire at College Park Townhomes on North 70th Terrace. The call came in just after 10 a.m. When crews arrived, they learned there was someone trapped in one of the units. The fire was burning so hot and spread so quickly, they couldn’t get to the little girl. […]

  • Johnson County election officials busy preparing for primary, looking for poll volunteers

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — New voting machines are ready to go in Johnson County, just in time for the August Primary election. County election officials are testing more than 1,000 new machines that will be used for the first time next month. The new technology allows for a more accurate count by allowing voters to print out a ballot to double check their vote is correct before submitting it. “We have significant improvement in the technology available to us. They’re […]

  • KC residents gather together for neighborhood clean-up after Fourth of July fun

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Paul Rojas says Kansas City’s Westside neighborhood is the place to be on the Fourth of July. “There’s all kinds of food, people come from all over the city here,” Rojas said. But the big celebration leaves its mark on the neighborhood. “Piles and piles and piles and piles [of trash], unbelievable,” Rojas said. So starting late Wednesday night and continuing on Thursday, neighbors got together to clean up the mess. “We all start cleaning up, […]

  • With sweltering heat, local experts talk prevention and repair of most common A/C issues

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If your air conditioner stops working during these hot summer months, you’re in trouble. While it might be tempting to go on YouTube and try to fix things yourself, experts say not so fast. Local HVAC technicians said almost half of their calls could be avoided with regular maintenance to the unit. “If when you’re out here and you see it starting to get dirty, don’t be afraid to get it wet. If you’re worried about getting […]

  • Kansas City residents join national rally against immigration policies

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Organizers  of the KC Families Belong Together Rally estimate upwards of 1,500 people gathered on the lawn of the Liberty Memorial on Saturday  to speak out against the Trump Administration’s immigration policies. In April, the White House enacted a controversial new policy toward undocumented immigrants that prompted the separation of thousands of children from their parents at the US Southern border. “For the last five decades since I crossed the border as an immigrant, as a […]

  • Movers face extreme heat on their busiest weekend of the year

    OLATHE, Kan. – Kansas City’s heat wave happened to hit during the busiest moving weekend of the year. Local moving company owners say business explodes during the summer months , and especially during this last weekend in June. He says it’s because people want to get settled in before school starts back up and summer vacation season winds down. But the busiest time of year, also happens to be the hottest. With nearly triple digit temperatures in the forecast all […]

  • Police seek tips, witnesses of Northland attempted abduction

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — New video has surfaced following an attempted abduction in Kansas City’s Northland. Police say few tips have come in since a man tried to grab a teen who was jogging in the area of NE 108th Street and Eastern Avenue on Saturday morning. Police are trying to identify the two women seen walking in that area around the time of the attempted abduction occurred. They released footage of the two women that was taken on school […]

  • New solar panels bring green energy to city of Lee’s Summit

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Dozens of solar panels used to generate electricity for animals, visitors and staff were recently installed next to the Lee’s Summit Animal Shelter. City leaders say the 30 kilowatt system with 96 panels will help power the building with energy powered by the sun. “For a 15-year lease, this is about $47,000, but over that 15 years we’ll realize about $19,000 in actual savings,” Mark Dunning, Lee’s Summit Assistant City Manager said. That savings will eventually […]