Crime & Courts

Crews battle blaze early Wednesday near Perry Lake

Fire crews in Jefferson County were battling a blaze early Wednesday near Perry Lake, authorities said.

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Police calls — update for Jan. 16, 2018

People booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with felonies.

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Police calls — update for Jan. 15, 2018

People booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with felonies.

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27-year-old woman’s body found inside burned dumpster in KC suburb

GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Police in a Kansas City suburb say a 27-year-old woman’s body was found inside a burning dumpster.... Read more

Missouri man sentenced to prison for DUI fatal crash

PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A drunk driver who rear-ended another car on Interstate 29 in northwest Missouri, killing the driver, has been... Read more

Filipino woman arrested in Kansas sentenced for theft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Filipino woman arrested last year in Kansas has been sentenced to prison for stealing nearly $100,000 from... Read more

Police calls — update for Jan. 12, 2018

People booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with felonies.

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Prosecutor in Kansas City clears police in 5 shootings in 2016, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A committee that reviews deadly police shootings in the Kansas City area cleared officers in five such shootings... Read more

Kansas woman gets probation after $200,000 embezzlement

WICHITA — A Kansas woman who embezzled more than $200,000 from her Sedgwick County employer was sentenced to five years of probation... Read more

Junction City woman indicted in connection with producing child pornography

A Junction City woman was indicted in connection with producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said Wednesday.

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Kansas man convicted in confrontation at federal courthouse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas man has been convicted of fighting with and threatening law enforcement officers at the federal courthouse... Read more

Prairie Village sued over woman’s death during police chase

PRAIRIE VILLAGE — The family of a pregnant woman who died when the vehicle she was in was hit by a driver... Read more

21-year-old man wounded by Wichita police booked into jail

WICHITA — A 21-year-old man who was wounded after a police chase in which he was accused of shooting at officers has... Read more

Man charged in KC area police chase that ended in crash

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A man has been charged in a suburban Kansas City police chase that ended in a head-on collision and... Read more

2 charged in deadly shooting during attempted drug robbery in KC area

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Authorities say two people have been charged in a deadly shooting outside an Independence apartment complex during an attempt... Read more

Kansas City police: Officers killed man after he pointed gun

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say officers have shot and killed a suspect in Kansas City after the man pointed a gun... Read more

Kansas man arrested after his wife’s body found in Missouri

OVERLAND PARK — Authorities have arrested a Kansas man after his wife’s body was found across the state line in Missouri.... Read more

Leavenworth man sentenced to 105 months in meth trafficking case

A Leavenworth man was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said Tuesday.... Read more

2 men shot, killed in southwest Wichita

WICHITA — Police say a young man shot and killed two people who were trying to break into a Wichita home during... Read more

FBI: Kansas man shot in altercation with federal officer on his way to a spiritual retreat in Arizona

PHOENIX — The FBI says last week’s shooting of a Kansas man on his way to a spiritual retreat in Arizona occurred... Read more

Police calls — update for Jan. 8, 2018

People booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with felonies.

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Police calls - Update for Jan. 5, 2018

People booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with felonies.

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Police calls — update for Jan. 5, 2018

People booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with felonies.

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Body of suspect in northwest Kansas double homicide found

HILL CITY, Kan. — A suspect in a homicide in northwestern Kansas has been found dead.

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Kansas nurse sentenced to nearly 13 years for sexual assault of patients

OLATHE — A former nurse at two Kansas City suburban hospitals has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for sexually... Read more

Van carrying person of interest in Kansas killing leads police on chase

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A van carrying a person of interest in a Kansas killing led officers on a wild chase as... Read more

Kansas City man, 37, charged with stealing Jeep with boy inside

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Court records say a Kansas City man stole a Jeep with a toddler inside before driving up to... Read more

Pastor complains about searches by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at his Kansas church, nonprofit

BALDWIN CITY — A Baldwin City pastor says Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies were unnecessarily aggressive when they searched his church and a... Read more

KC man sentenced to life for 1996 rape, strangulation of a 15-year-old Maryland girl

FREDERICK, Md. — A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison in the 1996 rape and strangulation of a 15-year-old... Read more

Police say car found safe after Kansas City carjacking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say a toddler who was inside a vehicle when it was carjacked in Kansas City has been... Read more

Kansas City police find man’s body

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas City police say officers have found the body of an apparent homicide victim.

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Missouri man facing charges in 2 Kansas counties after chase

EMPORIA — A 35-year-old man who allegedly led Kansas officers on a chase with his 5-year-old daughter in the car is accused... Read more

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