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Crews called to evening fire at Excelsior Springs’ apartment

August 17, 2018 –On Thursday, Aug. 16, at approximately 9:28 p.m., Excelsior Springs Fire Departmentcrews dispatched multiple agencies to a fire at 514 S. Kansas City Ave. in Excelsior Springs.


Should elementary schools ban fast food during school hours?

Photo: anatols (iStock)The school year got off to a bumpy start in Richmond, Missouri, where Dear Elementary school posted the following new policy on its Facebook page:

THETAKEOUT.COM - 2018-08-17 15:48:00

Man found guilty of raping woman he met on dating app Plenty of Fish

An Independence man has been found guilty of raping a woman he met on a dating website. Bradley D. Everhart, 31, was found guilty by a Platte County jury on August 7 after less than two hours of deliberation following a two-day jury trial.

PLATTECOUNTYCITIZEN.COM - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Independence man who killed wife while children hid gets life in prison

Roldan-Marron, 48, used four different knives and stabbed Gomez 13 times during the assault, according to trial testimony.

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-08-17 09:13:00

Kansas man charged with stealing 64 firearms from Missouri gun store

KANSAS CITY – A Kansas man was charged in federal court Wednesday with stealing dozens of firearms from an Independence, Mo., gun store, according to the United States Attorney.

STJOSEPHPOST.COM - 2018-08-16 11:22:48

The FDA approved a cannabis-based medicine. Here’s who will benefit — and who won’t

Colby Patterson’s seizures started when he was playing Candy Land.His big sister moved her piece, his mom moved hers and then it was 8-year-old Colby’s turn. But he froze.Within a moment, he was right back in it and moved his piece past Candy Cane Forest.Soon, he froze again, just for a second. And

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-08-17 05:30:00

15-year-old boy’s organ donation saves 9-year-old girl’s life

“He had a full life physically, but mentally he had the mind of a 15- to 36-month-old,” Eula Motelet said.

FOX61.COM - 2018-08-17 18:37:15

Woman shot, killed along I-470 near View High Drive

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A woman is dead following a shooting along I-470 late Thursday.It happened around 10:30 p.m. near I-470 and View High Drive along the ramp to westbound I-470.Witnesses told police they saw a man and woman arguing inside a stopped vehicle then the man shot the woman, possibly thre

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-08-17 10:58:55

2 bodies found in woods off Raytown Road

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Two bodies were found in woods off Raytown Road Wednesday.According to the Kansas City Police Department, officers were sent to the 12500 block of Raytown Road. Someone told police there were two bodies in the woods and led officers there.Homicide detectives and crime scene technic


I-470 southbound closed at 40 Highway in Independence due to work zone crash

This story is developingINDEPENDENCE, Mo. —The nightmare traffic scenario worsens.All southbound lanes of I-470 are CLOSED at 40 Highway in Independence after a crash in the work zone at that location.AdvertisementMotorists are advised to use an alternate route.No word yet on any injuries, or an exp


21-year-old KCK man charged with stealing 64 firearms from an Independence gun store

Police said one juvenile was taken into custody, however, a $10,000 reward was offered to help identify additional suspects.


Police discover two dead bodies at Longview Lake

Kansas City Police are on the scene investigatingKANSAS CITY, Mo. —The Kansas City Police Department is investigating two dead bodies found at Longview Lake.Officers were dispatched to the 12500 block of Raytown Road at 12:49 p.m. Police said a reporting party found two dead bodies deep in the woods


Mom Speaks Out After Child Dumps Nail Polish Remover on Age 7 Son & Sets Him on Fire

Every parent wants to protect their children. But you never expect the unthinkable to happen within the saftey of your own neighborhood.On Monday, Aug. 3, a 7-year-old boy from Independence, Missouri, was severely burned after an encounter with another child.According to theKansas City Star, Julien


Convicted felon passed FBI background check to buy gun used to shoot 3 KC officers

On July 15, after a 9-day manhunt, undercover officers spotted Mack at the Sky Vue motel on 40 Highway near Interstate 435. When Mack realized he had been found, KCPD Chief Rick Smith said, “He just popped up all of the sudden and engaged the officer."


Structure fire in Excelsior Springs calls out multiple departments

August 13, 2018—Around 11:10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13., dispatch called Excelsior Springs Fire Department to a structure fire to provide mutual aid to Wood Heights Fire Protection District at a house fire near Elkhorn.


Motorcyclist killed in Interstate 49 wreck was Grandview woman

Kansas City police have released the name of a 37-year-old woman who was killed Tuesday in a motorcycle crash in south Kansas City.Kristin E. Hammer of Grandview was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle southbound on the service road along Interstate 49 just north of Missouri 150 when she apparently lost co


Man charged in theft of more than 60 weapons in Independence gun store burglary

A Kansas City, Kan., man was charged Wednesday with helping to break into anIndependence gun store and steal dozens of firearms.Keyon D. Johnson, 21, was charged in federal court with stealing firearms from a licensed dealer and transporting stolen firearms across state lines.There were 64 guns stol


KCPD: Man gunned down near 35th, Prospect Tuesday

Kansas City police said a man was shot to death Tuesday night near 35th Street and Prospect Avenue. Investigators say it's the 79th homicide of 2018.


‘Armed cruising’ causing concerns, Missouri cops say. Video shows people firing shots

During a busy night on Independence Day, surveillance video showed at least a dozen cars parked at a gas station in St. Louis.One by one, the video points out individuals armed with guns and at least one wearing a ballistic vest.Then, something prompts people to leave, and several are seen getting i


7-year-old boy set on fire by other child, mother says | Tulsa's 24-Hour News, Weather and Traffic

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized after another boy poured nail polish remover on him then lit him on fire, the victim’s mother said.