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Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 12:15 AM

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A 20-year-old man was charged Thursday with capital murder in the death of a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer who was fatally shot while investigating a drive-by shooting, Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman said.

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 6:27 PM

An Independence man was found guilty of murder Thursday in the 2014 stabbing death of Victor Albarra.

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 12:18 AM

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The fatal shooting of a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was not part of a planned ambush, but the work of "another criminal" trying to evade arrest, authorities said Wednesday.

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 11:54 PM


Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 12:29 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. – Gavin Long was a man of mixed messages. He peddled self-published books with abstract themes about self-empowerment and spiritual enlightenment, but also posted rambling internet videos calling for violent...

Posted Jul 16, 2016 at 6:12 AM

I see that the legendary and honorable federal judge, Scott O. Wright, passed away this week at the age of 93. Judge Wright was unique – brilliant, gutsy, quirky, courageous, salty, down to earth, full of good humor, and not afraid...

Updated Jul 15, 2016 at 7:14 PM

An Independence man faces federal weapons charges after allegedly burglarizing a neighbor’s home using a stolen car. Randy R. Smith, 33, of Independence, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm in a complaint filed...

Posted Jul 13, 2016 at 5:21 AM

The Pioneer Woman is about to retake her place in Independence, helping to tell the story of the pioneers who passed through Eastern Jackson County a century and a half ago. “She should be in place by Santa-Cali-Gon,” said...

Posted Jul 9, 2016 at 6:36 AM

Some of the thoughts expressed on social media Friday by area police departments: Independence “Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Area Rapid Transit...

Posted Jul 9, 2016 at 6:12 AM

I recently went to court to seek court approval of a wrongful death settlement involving the death of an infant. The baby received profound brain injuries caused by the loss of oxygen during labor. Following cesarean section, the baby was not...

Updated Jul 8, 2016 at 10:53 PM
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