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Clay County Lawmakers Propose Giving Voters The Right To Recall Commissioners

Some residents of Clay County, Missouri, are so frustrated by what they say is a lack of transparency in county government that they've asked for a state audit of the Clay County Commission. Now, two Clay County legislators have introduced bills that would give Missouri voters the right to remove co


Kearney man charged with sexually abusing, taking nude video of child in Independence

A 49-year-old Kearney man has been charged with sexually abusing, and taking nude photos of, a young boy. Robert D. Kenagy is charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with two counts of sodomy of a child younger than 12 and three counts of invasion of privacy.


Former Catholic priest faces new charges after abusing boys in Illinois, Missouri and California

CLAYTON, Mo. -- A former Catholic priest is facing new charges a decade after being declared sexually violent and admitting he abused about 30 boys in Illinois, California and Missouri.


Amid turmoil in Clay County, Northland rep says he plans to run for a commission seat

Concerned about Clay County’s political turmoil — allegations of corruption, lack of transparency and attempts to stave off an examination by the Missouri State Auditor — Missouri Rep. Jon Carpenter plans to run for a commission seat in 2020.


Man gets life for killing Missouri mom who made daughter fake illness

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. • A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of a Missouri woman who forced her daughter to use a wheelchair and to have unnecessary medical tests so she could collect gifts and charitable donations.


Proposition A would fund two new schools

Feb. 22, 2019 – The Excelsior Springs School District hopes Proposition A will allow them to build new schools and make improvements throughout Excelsior. Jaret Tomlinson, deputy superintendent, said he thinks it will be a modest increase for the amount of work that will be completed.


Can This Politico Clean Up Clay County?!?!

A bold declaration inspired by a local government tumult among middle-class white people that has ensnared politically active Northland residents for more than a year with very little progress besides some well-intentioned grassroots political action. Take a look:


FBI and DOJ investigating Missouri prison where workers are accused of sexual assault

Federal agencies are investigating a western Missouri women’s prison where current and former workers have been accused of sexually assaulting inmates. Karen Backues Keil is one of four women who have sued over the alleged abuse at Chillicothe Correctional Center. But court documents filed this mont


Family upset they weren't notified when murder suspect posted bond

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A family in central Missouri is frustrated after not being told by authorities or the courts that the person accused of killing their loved one was out on bond.


Cannabis conundrum: Missouri banks already turning away marijuana-related businesses

ST CHARLES, Mo. — You work hard for your money, and when you put it in the bank you expect it to stay there. But what if your bank shut down your account with little to no warning?


Judge dismisses charges over boy's death on Kansas City water slide

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A judge dismissed criminal charges Friday against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016.


Charges dropped against Schlitterbahn officials

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Wyandotte County judge on Friday dismissed all charges against Schlitterbahn Waterpark officials, saying he found multiple abuses by the Kansas Attorney General's Office in the grand jury process.


Missouri House passes bill to ignore mandatory sentencing laws

Mandatory sentencing: It provides clear directions for judges when they hand down punishment to convicted offenders. However, it has also been part of the reason for over-crowded prisons both in the Show-Me State and nationwide.


KC Zoo says adult giraffe, Hamisi, who fathered Dixie and Maxwell has died in tragic accident

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Zoo announced Friday that for the second time this week a beloved animal has died. Hamisi, one of the zoo's adult giraffes, died Wednesday morning due to a tragic accident the zoo said in a post on their Facebook page.


Investigators searching for federal fugitive from Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a federal fugitive with ties to the Kansas City area. A federal arrest warrant has been issued for 24-year-old Dominique Lester Wilson.


Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A 68-year-old Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to receiving disability payments intended for her mother, who died nearly 50 years ago. Federal prosecutors say Marsha Gail Coy, of St. Peters, received more than $230,000 in the scheme. She pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fraud.


Man found in burning Missouri home had been reported missing

ST. LOUIS – Authorities say a man whose body was found last month in a burning St. Louis home had been missing since Christmas Eve. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that authorities identified the man Thursday as 26-year-old Chrishaun Hilliard. His body was found Jan. 17 in the back bedroom of th


U.S., China trade war hits Missouri soybean farmers

CENTRALIA — New numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggest soybean farmers in mid-Missouri and elsewhere might be hurting this year. A graphic released by the USDA said total soybean exports for the 2018-19 marketing year are 13.5 million metric tons behind last year's pace. Expo


Teen charged after allegedly shooting KC woman over joke about not paying rent

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An 18-year-old is now facing charges in one of three deadly shootings that happened last weekend in Kansas City. Police say this shooting all stems from a “joke.” Marlon Davis Jr. has been charged Thursday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 22-year


Clay County may get 287-mixed unit subdivision

CLAY COUNTY — In a move that may bring hundreds of housing options and millions of dollars in development to Clay County, commissioners are considering a development plan and first and second plat of the Prairie Field subdivision.