The most avid newshounds among our blog community always seem to appreciate this quick collection of alleged misdeeds, police action, court news and all manner of reporting related to this increasingly violent town.
Checkout Hotel Killer Search
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are calling a deadly shooting at a North Kansans City hotel Wednesday a homicide, and the Metropolitan Area Major Case Squad was activated Thursday to help investigate. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the American Inn located off Armour Road just before 5 p.m.
Lesson In Destruction
Police in Shawnee are looking for two people suspected of vandalizing Mill Valley High School Wednesday night.Custodians leaving the school about midnight reported the damage, which involved spray paint and broken glass. Investigators said the vandalism happened Wednesday between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
College Tragedy Postscript
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- A 24-year-old is now facing charges in the death of a University of Central Missouri student who was unintentionally shot in his apartment. Jeremy Manley, also a UCM student who is from Kansas City, has been charged with second-degree involuntary manslaughter in Johnson County, Missouri.
Northland Audit Impact
The Clay County Sheriff's Office is at risk of losing more than $280,000 in federal funding Friday because the county hasn't submitted a 2018 audit that looks at whether it's following required financial and accounting practices. The money is used to combat drug trafficking and narcotics.
Justice After Tragic Kansas City Front Porch Murder
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man was sentenced in Jackson County court Thursday to 20 years in prison for the 2010 deadly shooting of Lance W. Rutter during a robbery. Jackson County convicted 27-year-old Danzel Reese of two felony counts, involuntary manslaughter and first-degree robbery.
Show-Me Lady On Ice
JOPLIN, Mo. - Authorities are searching for a woman after finding her husband's corpse in a freezer inside her southwest Missouri home, where it may have been stored for nearly a year. Sixty-seven-year-old Barbara Watters, of Joplin, was charged Wednesday with abandonment of a corpse.
Fed Double Take
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, man who was wrongfully convicted in a so-called "doppelganger case" pleaded guilty on Thursday to separate charges, according to federal prosecutors. Richard Jones, 43, pleaded guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Heavy Weed Bust
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol seized 60 pounds of marijuana after a crash Thursday morning. MSHP spokesman Sgt. Bill Lowe said troopers were called to the scene of the non-injury crash around 4:00 a.m. It happened on Interstate 70 near mile-marker 51 in Lafayette County.
Priest Confronts New Trial
A priest who served in Kansas City, Kansas and Overland Park is being retried on charges of sexual misconduct with a child, stemming from incidents that prosecutors say happened in 2015. Fr. Scott Kallal faces two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Kansas Authorites Publish Door Knock Naughty List
Kansans can now access an online list of door-to-door peddlers who have been prohibited from doing business in the state. Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release that the Kansas Legislature passed a law in 2016 making it a crime for a person to violate a court order prohibiting that person from engaging in door-to-door sales.
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