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Nearly 100 Blue Springs middle school students go against school plans and walk out of class

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- An assembly was the original plan, but nearly 100 didn't go along with what school leaders had in mind. It's been more than a month since a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Since then, students across the country and around the metro have held walko

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-03-22 01:54:03

Late child’s lock of hair stolen from mother’s car

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri woman feels like she's reliving her daughter's death after discovering a lock of hair she kept of the 3-year-old has been stolen from her car. KMBC-TV reports that Jaime Hampel told Independence Police she found her car had been ransacked Tuesday night. Among the

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-23 17:24:59

Owner of 4 Kansas City radio stations files for bankruptcy to reorganize

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The company that owns four popular Kansas City's radio stations has filed for bankruptcy. Steel City Media, which owns KFKF (94.1), KCKC (102.1), KMXV (93.3) and KBEQ (104.3) said in a news release Wednesday that it "filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11."

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-03-21 21:01:21

He didn't mean to pay his water bill with crystal meth - but it's what employees found, Ark. cops say | The Kansas City Star

He didn't mean to pay his water bill with crystal meth - but it's what employees found, Ark. cops say "Check your bills for contraband before you put them in the dropbox." That's what Greene County Sheriff David Carter said after an Arkansas man was arrested when employees at the county water utilit


KC couple bound, blindfolded and robbed. Man said he had to pay baby's medical bills

Eric Shults returned home after walking his dog Monday night to a terrifying sight: his wife sitting at the dining room table, bound at the wrists and ankles and blindfolded by a kitchen apron tied down with hairdryer cord. Then a man brandishing a knife told him to sit down in the living room and t

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-03-22 03:38:00

Feds: Rival drug dealer allegedly tracked Independence homicide victim with GPS device

Federal prosecutors have charged an alleged drug dealer with using a GPS device to track another man who was fatally shot on March 14 in Independence. Lester Brown, 30, allegedly employed the GPS device "with the intent to commit a crime of violence" as part of a conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-03-23 16:51:00

Public defender crisis leaves woman with no lawyer, jailed in police officer's death

Tammy Widger, after more than two weeks in a Henry County jail and facing a felony murder charge in the shooting death of a police officer, still does not have a lawyer. Unable to afford an attorney, she has applied for a public defender. But the head of her local public defender's office has said i

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-03-23 02:22:00

Marshall attorney disbarred, name removed from the roll of attorneys in the state

According to the state Supreme Courts order signed by Chief Justice Zel. M. Fischer, a Marshall attorney has been disbarred by default, following a Missouri Supreme Court order on Tuesday, March 6. After multiple DWI convictions earlier this decade, and a complaint from a former client, Joby J. Rain

MARSHALL DEMOCRAT-NEWS - 2018-03-23 05:00:00

Joe's Weather Blog: I'm wondering about a chilly early April (FRI-3/22)

Good morning...it's been an interesting week of weather from the west coast...through the Plains...towards the eastern US...and pretty much almost everywhere in between...except maybe the desert SW. Rain...flooding...incredible hail...tons of snow...and a few tornadoes. Late March can be wild and wo

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-03-23 12:48:00

One person critically injured in apparent drive-by shooting in Kansas City, police say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police say one person is in critical condition Wednesday after an apparent drive-by shooting. KC police said the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2200 block of Denver Avenue. One person was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. Police have no

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-03-21 21:07:53

DNA leads to charges in May '17 rape and robbery of 89-year-old Clay Co woman

Liberty, MO - Charges have been filed in Clay County against an incarcerated felon for the rape and robbery of a then 89-year-old Smithville woman in May of 2017. The Clay County prosecutor charged Michael E. Whitford, 57, with rape in the first degree, sodomy in the first degree, burglary in the fi


New eats at Kauffman Stadium give Royals baseball season a delicious start

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - You may be ready for some Royals baseball, but are you prepared for what's new on their menu? FOX4's Sherae Honeycutt had the tough task of checking out all the new eats at Kauffman Stadium. "I would say to hit every piece of food in the stadium, you'd probably have to come to 20

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-03-22 21:59:03

Over half of the cases involve children under the age of six. The second category of victims are people between the ages of 20 and 59 years old.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's something that can happen in a heartbeat. A child grabs something they think looks yummy, only to be rushed to the hospital minutes later because it was poisonous. March 19 through March 23 is National Poison Prevention Week. It was designated by President Donald Trump in 201

KSHB.COM - 2018-03-22 19:48:01

Man, woman in custody after high-speed chase and shootout with Missouri trooper

A Missouri man is under guard at Liberty Hospital after a high-speed chase and shootout Monday with a highway patrol trooper. The incident followed a home invasion Monday in Ridgeway, near the Iowa line. The Harrison County Sheriff's Department broadcast a description of the suspects' vehicle, which


Shootings on both sides of the state line; no witnesses

Two shootings, one on each side of the state line, and both victims refuse to help police fun the gunman. Kansas City, Mo. -- Two shootings, one on both sides of the state line, and both victims refuse to help police fun the gunman. Police in Kansas City, Kansas were dispatched to 10th and Gilmore a


Independence students face 5-day suspension for walkout to protest gun violence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Justice Burris would normally be getting home from school just after 2:30 p.m. Instead, on Monday, the freshman sat on her couch comparing one of her books to a show on television as a way to pass time during her suspension. "We just want to understand why we are getting such a h


Police investigate possible bat attack on vehicles

Warrensburg Police Chief Rich Lockhart said officers are looking for leads after responding to multiple reports of property damage to vehicles that occurred late Friday night into early Saturday morning. He said officers responded to seven different incidents in the area of Broad Street, Vest Drive


Police: Man grabs cash at Raytown store, rides away on motorcycl - KCTV5

Police in Raytown are searching for a man who they say robbed a store on Sunday and fled the scene on a motorcycle. It happened at about 11:58 a.m. at a store in the 9400 block of Missouri Route 350. When officers arrived, a witness told them that a white man described as being between 6-foot, 3-inc


Shooting victim found in car by Gladstone police dies in hospita - KCTV5

The Gladstone Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened late Saturday night. Police say they were dispatched to the 6500 block of N. Broadway on a call about a one-vehicle accident. After arriving, they found a unresponsive man suffering from a gunshot wound. Later identified as


First severe thunderstorm warning of season issued

WARRENSBURG - The National Weather Service issued the first severe thunderstorm warning of the season late Friday afternoon for Warrensburg and southern Johnson County. The storm resulted in "pretty significant hail" in the Holden, Chilhowee and Leeton areas, Troy Armstrong, Johnson County Emergency