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Driver flees scene of crash
One person was in custody and another was taken to the hospital following a collision in northwest Leavenworth, a police spokesman said. The crash was reported at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at 20th and Ottawa streets.
Suicide among veterans: Their silent protest over broken VA system
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Mike Douglas shot and killed himself inside his truck at the VA parking lot on June 13. He suffered from PTSD and, most recently, cancer. Douglas served in the Navy during Vietnam. He loved guns, knives and swords.
Motions hearing scheduled in battery case
A motions hearing has been scheduled in the case of a Leavenworth man who is accused of battering his infant son, according to court records. The pretrial motions hearing in the case of Robert F. Green is scheduled for Jan. 16. The hearing date was selected Friday during a pretrial conference.
2 Missouri, 2 Colorado men indicted for $1.7 million marijuana conspiracy
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Two Missouri men and two Colorado men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute more than $1.7 million of marijuana.
16-year-old shot, killed in Kansas City, KS
KANSAS CITY, KS. (KCTV) -- Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old. Police say Taveon Brooks was killed early Sunday when a car packed with youths came under fire in the area of the 2600 block of North 52nd Street.
Republican special convention slated for Monday
With only one likely nominee, a Republican convention to fill a vacancy on the Leavenworth County Commission probably won’t take very long. “It should be pretty quick,” said Rett Rogers, chairman of the Leavenworth County Republican Party.
Hundreds in Leavenworth pay respects to veterans with wreaths
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- At Leavenworth National Cemetery, wreathes were laid on the graves of fallen soldiers after metro volunteers came out to pay their respects. It was for the annual holiday wreath laying ceremony for Wreathes Across America. Friends, family, and perfect strangers filled the fields
Kansas City man sentenced to 30 years for fatal shooting
LIBERTY, MO (KCTV/AP) -- A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shotgun killing of another man. Kevin Michael Moore was sentenced earlier this month for the January shooting death of Jacob Wood in Gladstone.
Surprise honor for serviceman at Ft. Leavenworth ceremony
(FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan.) Hundreds of volunteers placed wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America on Saturday.
Leavenworth County Historical Society planning expansion
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - The Leavenworth County Historical Society has launched a campaign to build and endow a research center at the Carroll Mansion Museum. The society has been preserving and promoting Leavenworth’s history for nearly 65 years.
Police identify 15-year-old found shot to death at KCK crash scene
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Kansas City, Kansas police identified the 15-year-old boy shot and killed early Sunday as Taveon Brooks. The shooting that led to a car crash, and ultimately Brooks dying happened around 2:45 Sunday morning at 52nd and Georgia; that’s near Parallel Pakway and 59th.
Bonner Springs officials investigating vehicle that threw firearms and meth out of car
BONNER SPRINGS (KCTV) – Bonner Springs officers are investigating a vehicle that threw firearms and baggies of Methamphetamine out of the car during a pursuit. Officers pursued a vehicle and during that pursuit, an occupant threw one of the firearms and one of the baggies of Methamphetamine out of t
Security guard shot and killed overnight in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri police are investigating after an Independence man was shot and killed early Sunday morning. KCPD said around 5:30 a.m. officers responded to the area of 87th and Elmwood in regards to an ambulance call.
Man who killed 3-year-old Kansas boy given lengthy sentence
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 41-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to 109 years and six months in prison for abusing and killing his girlfriend's 3-year-old son, whose body was found encased in concrete in the garage of a Wichita rental home they had lived in.
Suspect injured during alleged burglary
A burglary suspect suffered significant injuries from an altercation that occurred after the man allegedly broke into a Leavenworth residence over the weekend, a police spokesman said.
Kansas teen dies while waiting for new lungs
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Kansas teen with cystic fibrosis has died in a Missouri hospital less than a week after Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz serenaded her as she waited for a second double-lung transplant.
KCK police officer shot, suspect killed in officer-involved shooting
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Two police officers are injured Thursday morning, one shot another hurt. Kansas state police are investigating. It all started because officers were called to a neighborhood because someone said the suspect was exposing himself.
One killed in early morning crash, young child and infant in vehicle
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KCPD officers responded to a deadly vehicle crash Sunday shortly after 5 a.m. in the area of Hidden Lakes Drive and North Hickory Street. According to police, a grey Toyota Camry traveling west on Hidden Lakes Drive struck a bridge. It is currently unknown why the vehicle left the
Leavenworth teller pleads to stealing thousands
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNT) - A former bank teller pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling from a savings and loan where she worked, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Theresa Williams, 49, Leavenworth, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of theft by a bank employee. In her plea, she admitted she embezzl
Police: Missing 11-year-old Kansas boy found safe
SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities reported Sunday that missing 11-year-old boy has been found and is safe, according to Wichita Police. Just after 10:15a.m. Thursday, Joan Ibarra walked away from Hamilton Middle School, 1407 South Broadway in Wichita, according to office Paul Cruz.