Former corrections union boss faces prison

The former president of a union representing Jackson County corrections workers pleaded guilty today for stealing from the union. Jesse E. Morgan, 39, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud. He was president of the American ...
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Midtown homicide under investigation

Police say they were called to a residence in the 4200 block of Forest at 9:30 this morning in regard to a shooting. When they arrived, they found white female dead inside the home. She has since been identified as Teresa E. Kellough, born in ...
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Violent KC crime trending down

Violent crime is down in Kansas City, including the first big reduction in homicides in decades, the police chief reported this week. Chief Darryl Forte blogged the numbers Monday for crime stats so far this year. Homicides are down more than ...

KC man convicted in major drug case

For more than three years, a Kansas City man allegedly lived the life of a drug lord, with a luxury apartment on the Plaza, a downtown loft and a row of three busy east side drug houses. Federal prosecutors say 48-year-old Andre Taylor, also ...
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NoVA report and video released

Photo from Nova video. NoVA worker Michael Toombs tells a client, “You kinda got your life back, was that kinda good?” The client answers, “There ain’t no kinda about it.” The Kansas City No Violence Alliance on Tuesday released a ...
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Man charged in bizarre Midtown rampage

A Kansas City man was charged last week with a trying to hijack a city bus and other vehicles, among other transgressions. James M. Jackson, 28, faces 13 Jackson County charges for a series of crimes on June 30 in the area of 63rd and Prospect. The ...
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Alleged thief named in feathers and cape caper

The man charged with stealing a feathered hat and yellow cape from a downtown costume shop now has a name to go with his criminal charges. He is Trever Hemen, 19, of East Helena, Mont., according to updated charging papers released today. He ...
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Disc allows parents to monitor net use

From cyber bullying to sexual predator advances, parents can now know about it when it happens. The Jackson County Sheriff’s office is giving out copies of ComputerCOP, a disc that allows parents to monitor computer use. On Wednesday, Sheriff ...
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Bike share poll shows most interest in Valentine and Broadway, so far

Our poll on future bike sharing in Midtown is getting some interesting results. So far, the most responses have come from the Southmoreland neighborhood, followed by Roanoke, South Hyde Park and Volker. And the site most requested for bike ...
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Police find KC drug dealer’s PCP

A drug dealer hid his merchandise, just not well enough. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Kansas City man to 10 years in prison after police found PCP (phencyclidine) hidden in his rental car. Jamel Jackson, 37, pleaded guilty in December ...