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An Independence man has pleaded not guilty in Lafayette County Court to a charge of killing his 10-week-old daughter.
Alex A. Gilbert, 24, of Independence, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his daughter.
An area of south Independence was being evacuated late Thursday as a precaution after a gas line break.
A key part of Interstate 70 in downtown Kansas City – the leftward exit where the interstate angles from northward to westward – was set to be open again for rush hour Friday morning.
The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders — a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors.
The Kansas City Royals have sent struggling reliever Kelvin Herrera to the minors.
An Independence woman faces years in federal prison on charges that she violated the civil rights of an African-American family by painting a swastika and the words “White Power” on their driveway and setting their home on fire with a Molotov cocktail.
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