Man charged in Troost murder

Jackson County prosecutors on Monday announced a first-degree murder charge against a Kansas City man for killing a man outside a bar on Troost. Ray A. Johnson, 37, is also charged with armed criminal action in the April 23 shooting death of ...

Attention Coen Brothers: Grist for a movie

By Joe Lambe Robert C. Caldwell kidnapped a 67-year-old Kansas City man, beat him, stuck a gun in his mouth and worse. The victim fought back during the seven-hour ordeal and finally escaped. A federal judge in Kansas City on Thursday sentenced ...

Anarchy advocate goes to prison for Midtown firebombing

A federal judge has sentenced a man with an anti-government bent to 10 years for firebombing U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s Midtown office. Eric G. King, 29, pleaded guilty to using an explosive device to commit arson. From a media release by ...

KC woman who cheated IRS off to prison

Pay taxes or gamble, in more ways than one? The woman who owned Carlisle’s “Garden of Peace” avoided almost $400,000 in taxes – and gambled heavily – while caring for mentally and physically handicapped group home residents. A ...
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Man charged in Midtown street robberies

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a series of Midtown armed robberies, Jackson County prosecutors announced today. Derrick M. Sims, 27, faces charges of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and two counts of armed criminal ...
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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 ...