Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announces last cold case funded by federal grants.

Prison inmate, 61, charged for rape committed when he was 32

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announces last cold case funded by federal grants. Jackson County prosecutors on Thursday used DNA evidence to charge a man for a 1986 rape in Kansas City. It is among more than 50 charged cases funded ...

Most crime is too common, but …

By Joe Lambe One morning last year, a 67-year-old south Kansas City man put his lunchbox into his truck and started to go to work. So began his trip into the annals of strange crime. A man pleaded guilty today to kidnapping that plucky victim, ...

KC businessman cheats on taxes, will pay with prison time  

A Kansas City businessman who collected taxes from employees and used the money to gamble and buy cars and a lake house will have time to reflect on the error of his ways. A federal judge in Kansas City on Tuesday sentenced Joseph Patrick Balano, ...
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Bus service announces new security measures

In a move aimed at making buses safer, the Kansas City Police Department is adding two full-time officers to the bus system for the first time. Those officers will be an addition to the off-duty officers. In addition, the Kansas City Area Transit ...
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Fight blight to reduce homicides, police chief says

Police Chief Darryl Forte last week doubled down on his call to combat violent crime by demolishing vacant buildings, eliminating strewn trash and more. In his blog last week, he expanded on earlier comments to the Board of Police Commissioners. It ...
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Want in on the latest health care system? Sure you do

Thieves for years set up fake companies with fake offices and employees and even fought civil court fights in those roles while they cut new fraud deals. Among those they impersonated were representatives of Cerner Corporation, a global supplier ...
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Four charged in vicious armed robberies of pedestrians

Cleveland Williams, Joshua Hanley, Tyrone Willard and Sheldon Wrightsman. Four Kansas City men are charged in a series of armed robberies this week that often included beating victims with pistols. The spree began late Monday at 41st and Baltimore ...
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Technique lacking: Quick bank robbery, quick arrest

A federal judge in Kansas City this week found a Kansas City man guilty of robbing a Midtown bank. David E. Clark, 36, faces up to 20 years in prison at a later sentencing. According to court records and a media release by federal prosecutors: On ...
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People tour new police station, crime lab

At the new East Patrol police station, an outside  walkway is enclosed by a wall with ceramic bowls tossed by neighborhood children and residents. Those bowls symbolize reconciliation between police and citizens, including people who lost homes ...
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Have you seen this man?

Police are looking for any information regarding the identity of the pictured suspect who committed an armed business robbery. The robbery occurred at 319 E. 63rd on Nov. 17 at 2 a.m. Please call TIPS at 816-474-TIPS with any information or ...