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Independence teen mom gets Christmas surprise with free Santa photos

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Taking pictures with Santa is a tradition for many families, but for some, the expense of those photos you take at the mall can be a lot. Especially for one teen mom in Independence who, thanks to a good Samaritan, got an unexpected Christmas gift.

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-12-18 00:32:25

21-year-old from Independence killed in crash Saturday in Cass County

CASS COUNTY, Mo. — One person died and two were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Cass County Saturday. It happened at 10:30 a.m. at MO-2 and Highway K. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report, 21-year-old Colton W. Parker was traveling south on Route K and ran a stop sign

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-12-17 13:38:47

Family wants answers after Independence man shot and killed during security guard shift

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A metro family is looking for answers after an Independence man was shot and killed early Sunday morning working as a security guard. Officers responded to a 911 call around 5:30 Sunday morning and found 20-year-old Lee McNowelly dead in his car in the parking lot at 87th and Elm

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-12-17 04:10:05

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.

KCTV 5 - 2018-12-17 22:10:00

Perfectly timed surprise brings relief to volunteers at Independence animal shelter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The old saying goes, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” but in this Pay-it-Forward, a local shelter is finding senior dogs new forever homes. Kim Shelton rescued her dog, Lucky, from Animals Best Friends in Independence, but she told FOX4 she’s really the lucky one so she de

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-12-17 16:22:16

Jury levies $6.5 million in assault by Independence officer

INDEPENDENCE — A federal jury Friday awarded Bryce Masters, who nearly died after being shot in the chest with a Taser by former Independence police officer Timothy Runnels in 2014, more than $6.5 million in damages against Runnels.

COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-12-15 23:59:00

Ray Rice says he doesn't want a second chance -- he already got one

When hotel security video surfaced last month showing Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt in a physical fight with a woman, it reminded many people of another incident involving NFL player Ray Rice nearly five years ago.

CBS NEWS - 2018-12-18 12:39:20

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.

KCTV 5 - 2018-12-17 20:14:43

Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD tour making a stop at Sprint Center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Travis Scott will perform at Sprint Center in early 2019. The rapper announced a second leg of his ASTROWORLD tour Monday on Twitter. Scott is slated to perform in Kansas City on Feb. 17, with a stop in St. Louis the following night.

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-12-18 00:38:15

Kansas City law firm analysis of fatal crashes finds tenth-mile stretch of Hwy 24 most deadly

In Missouri, St. Louis has the highest density of fatal crashes while Independence has the deadliest length of highway, according to a study conducted by a law firm. Wendt Law Firm P.C. compiled vehicle crash data from 2015 and 2016 to determine if there were stretches of highway where fatal crashes

THEMISSOURITIMES.COM - 2018-12-17 15:48:08

Police identify Kansas City woman killed in weekend crash with infant and young child

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri police have now released the name of the woman who was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning. Emergency crews responded to the crash shortly after 5 a.m. The driver of a grey Toyota Camry was traveling west on Hidden Lake Drive when for unknow

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-12-17 18:05:22

Kansas City, Kan., police officer shot; suspect killed after grabbing officer’s gun

A shooting at a popular Johnson County park injured three people Sunday evening, according to the sheriff’s office. Johnson County Park Police responded about 7:45 p.m. to Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road in Merriam, on a report of a disturbance involving a weapon.

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-12-17 13:32:00

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.

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-12-17 15:27:35

A stop sign violation is blamed for a fatal crash in Cass County

CASS COUNTY, Mo. – A young man from Independence is dead and a child hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash. in Cass County Saturday morning. The investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol determined that Colton W. Parker, 21, of Independence failed to stop for a stop sign on southbound

KMZU - 2018-12-15 07:00:00

One dead following shooting, crash in KCK

KANSAS CITY, KS. (KCTV) -- Police in Kansas City, KS. are investigating an overnight homicide that happened on Sunday. Kansas City, KS. Police Chief Terry Zeigler says the department is investigating in the area of the 2600 block of N. 52nd Street.

KCTV 5 - 2018-12-16 13:02:15


Notice the uptick in Kansas City homicide during the X-mas season as the so-called progress to curb the local murder count is quickly evaporating. CRITICS OF MAYOR SLY AND COUNCIL REMIND VOTERS OF THE KANSAS CITY MURDER SPIKE UNDER THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION AS WE APPROACH THE ELECTION SEASON!!!

TONYSKANSASCITY.COM - 2018-12-15 13:11:00

Two attain Scouting's highest rank

Troop 228 in Independence recently celebrated the advancement of two Boy Scouts to the rank of Eagle. JC is the son of Robert and Nicole Bicknell. He began his Scouting career with Cub Scout Pack 228, where he earned the Arrow of Light in November 2011. He joined Troop 228 in December 2011.

BLUE SPRINGS EXAMINER - 2018-12-15 22:00:00

Kansas City man charged with murder in connection with fatal shooting

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – According to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, a man is facing multiple charges, including murder, in connection with the fatal shooting of a man on Monday.

KCTV 5 - 2018-12-14 23:35:48

Missouri man dead, 2 hospitalized after crash

CASS COUNTY — One person died in an accident just before 10:30a.m. Saturday in Cass County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Ford Focus driven by Colton W. Parker, 21, Independence, was southbound on Missouri 2 at Highway K. The driver failed to stop at the stop sign.

STJOSEPHPOST.COM - 2018-12-16 04:43:42

The Kansas City Sunday Look

Quick glimpse at the local discourse today . . . TimesUK: Why Victoria’s Secret fashion shows have had their day. BizIn: 'Giving stuff away for free won't work' for Victoria's Secret and Pink (LB)

TONYSKANSASCITY.COM - 2018-12-16 14:16:00