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Updated at 12:05 AM

Authorities on Saturday identified the man who was shot and killed by an Independence police officer Thursday night following a car chase as 47-year-old Harless Scott of Kansas City. The chase ended and the shooting happened in the residential area of 113th Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard. According to Kansas City Police, which is handling the investigation because the shooting happened within Kansas City limits, an Independence officer spotted a white pickup truck near 23rd Street and...

Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 7:06 AM

Some area police departments will be starting their Police Citizens Academy classes soon. The departments offer their classes to help citizens develop a better understanding of its goals and day-to-day challenges. Here's some information about...

Posted Feb 6, 2016 at 6:22 AM

My esteemed colleague and co-author of this column, Ken Garten, wrote an excellent column about the value of expert witnesses last week and I can certainly not add much to his discussion. I use expert witnesses on most of my cases. On medical...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 2:11 PM

A man who led Independence Police on a car chase into Kansas City late Thursday night was shot and killed by an Independence officer. After Kansas City Police arrived in the area of 113th Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard, south of Red Bridge...

Posted Feb 5, 2016 at 5:31 AM

Five years ago, Chief Wayne McCoy said, the Blue Springs Police Department had dire needs of modern communications equipment, personnel and space. The city asked the citizens for help, specifically with a public safety sales tax...

Posted Feb 5, 2016 at 5:29 AM

The city of Independence recently welcomes its newest public safety officers. 

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 10:42 PM

Eleven defendants were indicted in federal court Thursday for their roles in a $1.2 million Oxycodone conspiracy that involved pharmacies in Blue Springs, Independence and Lee's Summit. Charged in the 27-count indictment were Robert G. Joy,...

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 1:39 AM

Four of the five men arrested Tuesday following a police chase that wound through and around Independence face multiple charges related to events in the city that preceded the chase. Anthony Donlan, 17, and Joseph Anderson, 18, both of...

Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 11:56 PM

Kansas City police are investigating the death of a Sugar Creek man on Saturday as a homicide. Thomas E. Kuzila Jr., 52, a resident of Sugar Creek, was shot and killed at about 1 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Brooklyn Avenue in Kansas...

Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 11:55 PM

A police chase that started after a disturbance at an Independence McDonald's and a robbery at a cigarette outlet Tuesday afternoon ended with male suspects arrested off Interstate 435. The chase ended when the suspects' car veered off the...

Updated Feb 1, 2016 at 11:48 PM

Independence Police are looking for 16-year-old Courtney Simons, a white female runaway who hasn't been seen since Jan. 8 in the 3300 block of South Scott Avenue in Independence. Since Simons first was reported missing the Independence...

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