Undercover drug buys lead to sentences

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced five Mexicans involved in smuggling cocaine and methamphetamine into Kansas City. The judge in Kansas City sentenced Alejandro Valencia, 32, to 24 years and four months and Eric Octavio Rangel-Ortega, 33, ...
A memorial to Aaron Markarian, a senior at the UMKC Conservatory of Dance and Music, has been erected in the yard where he was murdered on March 21. Two suspects have ben charged with the crime after being identified by other victims of the robbery at the South Plaza home.

Second sentence in murder of music student

A second defendant has been sentenced to prison in the 2013 murder of Aaron Markarian, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter Baker has announced. Markarian was an opera singer with at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance who would have graduated ...

Man charged with inept Brookside bank heist

Banks may be where the money is, but a Kansas City robber got little from a Brookside bank and not for long. Frank L. White, 35, was charged in federal court today with stealing $1,971 on Saturday from Commerce Bank, 6336 Brookside Place. According ...

Thief who stole from jail workers’ union goes to prison

A federal judge in Kansas City on Monday sentenced to prison the former president of the union representing Jackson County corrections workers. Jesse E. Morgan, 39, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty previously to wire fraud for embezzling when ...
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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 ...