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Posted at 8:05 AM

Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker announced Thursday that she plans to run for re-election in 2016.Baker, a Democrat and former state representative, had been considering a run for Missouri attorney general. The current attorney general, Democrat Chris Koster, is expected to run for governor, so the position would be open. Two Democrats – St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman and state Sen. Scott Sifton – already are running, as is Republican state...

Updated Jan 28, 2015 at 9:18 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield police chief says an officer – a Blue Springs native – who was shot while on the job earlier this week has "career-ending injuries."Chief Paul Williams said in a statement Wednesday...

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 5:17 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield police say they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of an officer.The Springfield News-Leader reported 30-year-old officer Aaron Pearson, a Blue Springs native, was seriously injured...

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 1:10 AM

Nearly 20 vehicles were vandalized outside of the AMC Independence Commons 20 multiplex over the past two weekends, police report.According to Independence Police Public Information Officer Tom Gentry, 10 vehicles – mostly pickup...

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 1:05 AM

The Independence Police Department conducted a prostitution sting operation in cooperation of various Independence businesses last week.According to an IPD release, the sting netted the arrests of six males and 10 females on Jan. 21 and...

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 1:02 AM

Independence police thwarted an attempted house burglary in Independence Saturday morning.According to the Independence Police Twitter account, the burglary took place at the 17000 block of East 34th Terrace at 7:55 a.m. on Jan.

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 1:01 AM

A police officer who was shot in Springfield early Monday morning is originally from Blue Springs.The Springfield News-Leader has identified the Springfield police officer as Aaron Pearson, a 2003 Blue Springs High School...

Updated Jan 26, 2015 at 7:57 PM

A pair of men living in Independence face charges after they were indicted in federal court Monday as part of an alleged $16 million drug trafficking conspiracy.Missael Guadalupe Soto-Vejar, 26, also known as “Missa,”...

Posted Jan 24, 2015 at 2:40 PM

In October 2010, the Missouri Supreme Court handed down a decision entitled Deck v. Teasley. Ostensibly, the purpose of court decisions is to clarify the law. Since the Deck case was decided, I can think of no decision in my 35 year legal career...

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 12:06 AM

The federal government has won more restitution in a contraband cigarette case centered in Independence.Gerald E. Barber, 68, of Virginia, on Friday pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and contraband cigarette trafficking...

Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 11:38 PM

The reward for anonymous information leading an arrest in the July 2013 homicide of Corey Laykovich in Independence has been increased $8,500. Laykovich’s mother, Michelle Metje, recently donated $500 to the reward.Laykovich...

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