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Updated at 8:27 PM

A Blue Springs man faces several charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at a downtown Kansas City bar.Dennis A. Skeen, 38, of Blue Springs was charged with one count of attempted rape, one count of sodomy and one count of sexual abuse, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Monday.According to court records, three witnesses were passing by a bar called Duke’s on Grand at 1501 Grand Ave. in Kansas City just after 6 a.m. Saturday when they saw...

Posted Apr 18, 2015 at 8:26 AM

Among the many requests and tasks I get asked to do as a simple country lawyer residing in the suburbs of our fine metropolis is to collect money that is owed to my clients by someone or some company that is either disinclined, unwilling or...

Posted Apr 18, 2015 at 6:06 AM

Eileen Swatzell and Teri Sandlin said they were shocked to learn that they would be receiving the awards given to them Friday night – but certainly no less grateful.Swatzell, who has worked for the Independence Police Department for...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 7:35 PM

Two Kansas City men will spend several years in federal prison for their roles in a drug-trafficking organization that distributed methamphetamine in Independence and Kansas City.U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner sentenced Alberto Manuel...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 6:08 PM

An Independence man faces a statutory rape charge after allegedly having sex with a 9-year-old girl.Vincent T. McWilliams, 18, of Independence was charged Thursday with one count of first-degree statutory rape and two counts of...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 12:45 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — Minors convicted of first-degree murder could receive a less-severe punishment than the current requirement of life in prison under legislation advanced Wednesday in the Missouri Senate.The bill aims to address...

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 7:42 PM

An Independence man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges from a home invasion that resulted in shootings that killed a teenager and wounded the homeowner.Philip A. Kisner, 41, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, first-degree...

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 1:01 AM

 Police have identified a Blue Springs teenager who died Sunday while fleeing police in a vehicle that had been reported stolen.Marcus Fanning, 17, of Blue Springs was killed in the crash, Blue Springs Police public information...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 8:02 PM

A Lee’s Summit man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison Tuesday for attempting to produce child pornography.Joel D. White, 41, received a 30-year sentence without parole from U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple in federal court...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 12:40 AM

Sugar Creek Mayor Matt Mallinson says the notices in the mail have come to many addresses in the area.The language is stern. “THIRD NOTICE” the mailers say in bold, underlined letters, followed by “How much longer...

Updated Apr 11, 2015 at 1:24 AM

Four Independence young adults allegedly conspired to rob and kidnap a man during a deceptive tryst earlier this week.James T. Hunter, 23; Zachary A. Donahoo, 18; Sydney M. Adams, 19; and Tristen W. Bishop, 18, all of Independence, have...

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