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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NoVA model to cross the state

Kansas City Mayor Sly James welcomed St. Louis law enforcement officials, in town today to learn about Kansas City’s No Violence Alliance. St. Louis law enforcement officials – fighting big increases in homicides – met today with counterparts ...
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Violent armed robber charged

Edward K. Thomas. A KCK man has been charged with a series of armed robberies, two of them in the Westport area. Jackson County prosecutors announced three counts of first-degree robbery and three counts of armed criminal action against Edward ...

Arrest in weekend armed robberies

A local TV station is reporting that one suspect has been charged in a series of armed robberies across Midtown last weekend. Police think he is part of the group of young men responsible for at least six armed robberies on Friday and Saturday ...
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Man gets 25 years for second knife attack

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced a Kansas City man to 25 years for attacking a man with a butcher knife For Gary Lovelady, 50, it will be his second long prison term for a knife attack. In 1985, he was convicted of robbery and other ...

Man sentenced for drug deal, firearm possession

An man who ripped off an undercover officer and got caught after a high-speed chase showed no remorse. He should have shot the undercover officer, he told police who cuffed him. Luis Alberto Vasquez-Pena, 24, of Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal ...

Scheme used homeless to cash checks

A federal judge this week sentenced three men for their role in a scheme that used homeless people to cash counterfeit payroll checks. The three pleaded guilty previously for the scheme that passed more than $400,000 in checks in Kansas City. ...
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