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Liquor card compromise takes shape

“Bar Hard Rock Cafe Prague” by Clock – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons A final compromise on liquor card permits is in place, city council members announced Thursday. Lawyers did not get that done ...

Man charged with sex assault at downtown bar

A man has been arrested and charged with attempting to rape an unconscious woman inside a downtown bar, Jackson County prosecutors announced Monday. Dennis A. Skeen, 38, of Blue Springs is charged with one count of attempted rape, one count ...

Busy criminal, frequent prisoner

A federal judge in Kansas City on Thursday sentenced a prolific Kansas City criminal to 16 years for robbing a Brookside bank. Casey M. Widman, 60, was sentenced as a career criminal because it was his 15th felony conviction and his seventh ...

Child pornography flows from prison?

Prison did not stop at least one child pornographer, who used cell phones there to distribute “violent and disturbing” material. A federal judge in Kansas City today sentenced Eric Lee Bederson, 37, to 42 years for distributing child pornography ...
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Tips sought in unsolved P&L District murder

The police are looking for helping on an unsolved murder from December. Nicholas Preuitt was founded dead in the 151 E. 13st Street parking garage in the Power and Light District. He died from an apparent gunshot wound in the passenger seat ...
The neighborhoods around Roanoke Park have worked together on cleaning up the park and improving play equipment. Now they're meeting to discuss potential joint efforts to increase safety and security.

What can Midtown neighborhoods do to improve their own safety?

The neighborhoods around Roanoke Park have worked together on cleaning up the park and improving play equipment. Now they’re meeting to discuss potential joint efforts to increase safety and security. Residents of the neighborhoods around ...
The Board of Police Commissioners got a report on the proposed gun court yesterday.

Agreement possible on local gun court, mayor says

The Board of Police Commissioners got a report on the proposed gun court yesterday. By Joe Lambe Mayor Sly James, who has long unsuccessfully attacked state gun laws, is working with Republicans on a possible court for armed offenders. He and ...

Sloppy effort douses arson scam

An arson conspiracy went up in smoke after a Kansas City man set his pants on fire and shed them in the street. John S. Wayne, 31, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Kansas City to conspiracy to commit arson, arson, use of fire to commit ...
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Police seek information in woman’s death

Police have notified the community that the body of Janina Vasquez was found in a flood control well in Berkley River Front Park on February 19. The investigation into the manner and cause of her death is still on-going. However, detectives ...
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DNA leads to charges in brutal sex attack

Jackson County prosecutors have used DNA evidence to charge a Kansas City man with kidnapping, robbing and repeatedly raping a woman in 1987. During the attack, Vincent E. Williams, 49, also beat the 31-year-old woman and locked her in a car ...
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