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 ...
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Man charged in brash Midtown murder

A Kansas City man is charged with murder in a Midtown shooting death. Jackson County prosecutors charged Abdul Q. Glast, 25, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action, they announced today. He allegedly shot Michael Dawkins, 55, at ...

Former prominent KC lawyer pleads guilty

 A former prominent Kansas City lawyer today  pleaded guilty in federal court to money laundering. James C. Wirken, 69, was a principal at the Wirken Law Group in the Country Club Plaza until the Missouri Supreme Court disbarred him two years ...
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Murder and other crimes are down

Homicides and crimes against persons and property are all down so far this year, police reported today. Homicides, as of noon, stand at 22 compared to 32 at the same time last year. There have been 2,421 crimes against persons, eight percent ...