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Live: Businesses & vehicles in Independence under water after heavy rain

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — More than a dozen cars and a few businesses are under water in Independence, Mo., after heavy rains moved through Friday morning.

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-05-25 13:37:10

5 kids in protective custody after deputy finds chickens, pig, fleas, ticks inside Peculiar, Mo. home

Tiffany Burton, 32, faces five counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree in Cass County in connection to the case.

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-05-24 18:04:05

Heavy morning rain wreaks havoc on KC roadways

BREAKING: I-35 FLOODED @ Pennway,@JadeDeGoodis seeing a LOT of problems on the roads and@lnandersonsays the RAIN will keep falling for a while. Be careful this morning!pic.twitter.com/E6jcUkOkES— Lindsay Shively (@LindsayShively)May 25, 2018

KSHB.COM - 2018-05-25 12:12:17

Woman robs man she met on Tinder after he posts cash on Snapchat

The man agreed, but when the woman came over on May 23, she was joined by two other men who attacked the victim, cutting his head and fracturing his nose.

KSHB.COM - 2018-05-25 17:43:54

Police: 12-year-old boy hits kidnapper with a skateboard

KMBC-TVreportsa Harrisonville woman told officers her son was walking home Thursday afternoon when a van drove up. When the driver, who was wearing a mask, told the boy to get in to the van, the boy hit him with his skateboard and ran off.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-05-25 13:44:04

Man who smuggled items into Jackson County jail sentenced

A former jail guard, 30-year-old Jalee Caprice Fuller, of Independence, and two other people are awaiting sentencing in the scheme.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-05-24 11:20:45

City Council votes to pass two measures impacting future of American Jazz Museum

“Information has sometimes been hard to come by related to the organization that it would be fitting to have an individual from the city to be in that role as a direct conduit of information between the organization and the city council members,”Scott Wagner, City Councilman for Kansas City’s 1stDis

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-05-25 03:28:04

Mom facing charges after 5 children were found living in filth with feces and fleas in Peculiar

Tiffany M. Burton, 32, faces five counts of endangering the welfare of a child out of Cass County.

KMBC.COM - 2018-05-24 20:51:00

Harrisonville 12-year-old fends off would-be kidnapper by hitting him with a skateboard

A mother told officers her 12-year-old son was walking home from a business on the square near Butler Drive and Wall Street when he was approached by a van. The driver of that van, who was wearing a mask, told the boy to get in.

KMBC.COM - 2018-05-24 23:33:00

Johnson County teens arrested after robbery victim was lured using Snapchat

A man who posted a picture of himself holding a large amount of money was the victim of a beating and robbery attempt, according to Overland Park police.Two teenagers from Johnson County and a Kansas City, Kan., man were arrested in connection to the incident.The victim suffered a broken nose and a

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-05-25 09:56:00

KS agency approves Westar, Great Plains merger

Under the announcement, Westar Energy will merge with Great Plains Energy – the parent company of Kansas City Power and Light – as equals under a new parent company, Evergy, Inc.

KSHB.COM - 2018-05-24 23:05:20

Incoming Harrisonville school superintendent puts focus on relationships

From the schools to the greater community, Paul Mensching, the incoming superintendent for the Harrisonville School District, believes building relationships is essential to building a successful school district.“A big part of this role is getting to know the staff, students and community, so you ca

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-05-24 08:00:00

Pregnant mother battled cancer, gave birth to healthy baby boy

LEAWOOD, KS (KCTV/CNN) – When a Kansas mother found out she had breast cancer 10 days after learning she was pregnant, she went through a mastectomy and chemotherapy in order to deliver a healthy baby boy.

TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS - 2018-05-24 07:56:04

Roeland Park Police arrest three for dealing drugs in Bishop Miege parking lot

Two of the teens, 18-year-old men, were transported to the Johnson County Jail to await charges. A third teen, 17, was taken to the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center.

KSHB.COM - 2018-05-24 14:36:21

Standoff underway after shots are fired at deputies attempting to serve a warrant in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. —Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies are involved in a standoff at a home in Overland Park.That incident started around 3 p.m. when deputies tried to serve a warrant at a home near 143rd and Antioch and heard shots.AdvertisementAfter those shots were fired, authorities backed out o

KMBC.COM - 2018-05-23 21:10:00

Overland Park standoff situation called off after man found deceased

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police called off a standoff situation at an Overland Park home after it was discovered that the subject inside had taken his own life.Police surrounded a home on Goodman Street between 141st and 142nd, after hearing a single gunshot while attempting to serve a warrant around 3

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-05-24 02:05:15

Motorcycle driver has serious injuries following crash in Olathe

OLATHE, Kan. — A motorcycle driver is fighting for their life following a crash Thursday.The crash happened at 3:30 a.m. near 155th and West Old 56-Highway.A Johnson County Fire Dispatcher says the motorcycle driver was taken to the hospital and listed in critical condition.

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-05-24 11:24:50

Sugar Creek Police asking for help to find missing 13-year-old

Savannah Soldanels ran away on MondaySUGAR CREEK, Mo. —The Sugar Creek Police Department is asking for help to find a missing 13-year-old girl.Police said Savannah Soldanels was last seen in Sugar Creek on Monday.AdvertisementNo additional details were provided.Anyone with information on her whereab


Prairie Village police say man arrested after Porter Park chase was likely not 'watching children in the park'

Police arrested 24-year-old Nathan Zerba, a former SM East student, at the Blue Moose after he chased an 11-year-old girl from the park on her bike when she took a photo of his van. The girl had seen the man and his van at the park on previous occasions, and reported to her mother that he made her n

SHAWNEEMISSIONPOST.COM - 2018-05-24 12:22:16

1 dies, 1 injured in crash after Kansas City police chase

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police say a man died and another person was critically injured shortly after police had stopped pursuing one of the vehicles.Police say the collision happened early Wednesday in central Kansas City.KCTV5 reports the chase began when officers tried to stop a Dodge for