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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

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

Excelsior graduate injured in crash: MSHP report

On Friday, May 18, Excelsior Springs High School student Danton K. Allen, 18, of Excelsior Springs, was injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 69 Hwy. and Cameron Rd. in Clay County.


Drivers in this area of Kansas City beware: Traffic enforcement crackdown is coming

Starting Friday, the Missouri Highway Patrol, the Kansas City Police Department and the Platte County Sheriff's Office will begin a special traffic enforcement effort targeting unsafe driving in the area in an attempt to reduce the number of crashes. The crack down will last for several months.

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2018-05-24 16:47:00

Proud Kansas City Rapper Ditches Dark Alleys For A Storefront At 18th And Vine

Maybe what Kansas City’s slow-to-redevelop 18th and Vine district has needed all along isThe Popper.The entrepreneurial rapper, whose real name is Walter Edwin, recently opened a storefront just south of the historic street corner. True to his hometown cheerleading, the name of the shop echoes the t

KCUR.ORG - 2018-05-25 00:00:00

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

KCPD releases surviellance video of man they believe has info. about deadly shooting outside Uptown Theater

Someone shot Silas outside the Uptown Theater around 11:28 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Rapper Yo Gotti had performed at Uptown earlier in the evening, and police say a fight inside the theater spilled out into the parking lot.

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-05-25 19:18:34

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

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


After meth 'bender', man smeared with spit and snot arrested at Missouri truck stop

A man found asleep and snoring in a restaurant booth at an Oak Grove truck stop is now facing federal drug and firearm charges.James Pettus, 39, was arrested Monday inside the Iron Skillet restaurant at the Petro truck stop after police were called because he could not be awakened.Oak Grove police r


Kansas City police want to make the acquaintance of 'Mr. Unknown'

Kansas City police on Wednesday released surveillance photos of a convenience store robber they are calling "Mr. Unknown."The suspect, who has a black cast or brace on his left arm, drapes clothing over his head to hide his identity during robberies.Police said he also carries a gold cell phone and


New ALDI location planned for Excelsior Springs

The application by ALDI, Inc. to accommodate the relocation of their supermarket at the corner of McCleary and 69 Highway was approved to the recent City Council meeting held on Monday, May 7.


2 Kansans, 1 Missourian accused in 'rent-a-vet' scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Federal prosecutors are alleging that two Topeka businessmen and another from the Kansas City area participated in a scheme to defraud the federal government by setting up companies to gain federal contracts meant for specific groups, such as disabled military veterans.

KSN.COM - 2018-05-24 02:23:49

Lenexa police say they've identified man suspected of punching good Samaritan

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Lenexa police said they have identified a man suspected of punching a good Samaritan at an intersection on Sunday.Police said a woman was punched and her phone was stolen Sunday afternoon when she tried to intervene as a woman was being beaten in a car next to her.AdvertisementThe

KMBC.COM - 2018-05-24 14:18:00

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


One person dead, another taken to hospital after crash near 31st and Jackson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One person is dead and another is in the hospital following a two-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning.It happened near 31st and Jackson around 3:05 a.m.KCPD Sgt. Bill Mahoney said the driver of a Dodge Charger was traveling south along Jackson at a high rate of speed when he cr


Woman shot while driving near Bannister and Blue Ridge Tuesday

Police said she was grazed in the neck by a bulletKANSAS CITY, Mo. —The Kansas City Police Department is investigating after a woman said she was shot while driving Tuesday evening.That incident happened around 5:30 p.m.AdvertisementThe woman told officers she had been driving near Bannister and Blu


Shoplifting charge holds Leavenworth woman

According to Chief Mike Wilson, security staff confronted Cari L. Chicago, 27, at about 9 a.m. Friday, May 18, at Walmart Supercenter, prompting her to flee the scene. An Atchison County Sheriff's deputy stopped her vehicle on US-73 Highway about six miles south of Atchison, leading to her arrest in


Body of missing Smithville Lake boater found in cove near where boat grounded

Searchers found the body of a missing Smithville Lake boater Saturday in a cove near where his unoccupied boat was found grounded and running.Authories weresearching for Charles O. Roe, 37, of Smithville, after he was reported missing on Thursday.A relative filed the missing person report Thursday m