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Man gets 20 years for fatal Midtown accident

Drew Ryland A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced an Independence man to 20 years for causing a fatal accident in Midtown while drunk. Drew M. Ryland, 26, had been drinking in Westport on Sept, 20, 2014, when police tried to stop his ...
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Murderer takes plea deal

A Jackson County judge has sentenced a man to 15 years for shooting a woman to death after she left Starlight Theater. Calah Johnson, 35, pleaded guilty yesterday rather than start trial. Prosecutors agreed to the plea deal after consulting ...

Lawyer admits to stealing from St. Luke’s

A former Kansas City attorney pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $1.2 million from St. Luke’s Health System. Alan B. Gallas, 64, pleaded guilty in federal court to mail fraud for stealing the money while he was a lawyer and partner ...

Man charged for kidnapping, robbing woman in Westport

Charges have been filed against a man for kidnapping and robbing three women last weekend, including one who got into a stolen car she thought was an Uber ride in Westport. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, a Jamerl M. Wortham, 30, ...

Folk hero slander: “Robin Hood” slings heroin 

A federal judge in Kansas City today sentenced a heroin dealer who used the alias Robin Hood to 30 years without parole. Robin M. Sims, 51, was convicted last year of participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin  from June 2012 to June ...

Man pleads guilty to Craigslist robberies

A Kansas City man pleaded guilty in federal court today for his role in robbing people related to  Craigslist items. Debvon Buckner, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery conspiracy, five counts of aiding and abetting the robberies and ...
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Police seek armed robber of Subway shops

The reward for a suspect or suspects who keep robbing Subway restaurants is increased to up to $2,500. Since January 25, more than eight of the restaurants have been robbed in cities that include both Kansas Cities, Lee’s Summit and Olathe, ...
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Bank on Troost robbed

Police and the FBI are looking for this man who robbed the Commerce Bank this afternoon. The robbery was at 12:35 p.m. at the bank at 6100 Troost Ave. A black man produced a demand note and left on foot, going north with an undisclosed sum ...

Man killed KC mother and 3-year-old daughter, police say

A federal judge in Kansas City has sentenced a Kansas City man to 30 years on drug and weapon charges after he was linked to five murders, including those of a mother and her 3-year-old daughter. Law enforcement officers testified that Rashawn ...
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Sad return to “normal” last year for KC homicide numbers, police chief says, but could have been even worse

A big increase in Kansas City homicides last year was bad but would likely have been much worse without the Kansas City No Violence Alliance, the police chief said yesterday in his blog. In 2014, NoVA is credited with reducing homicides to ...