Recent Articles
  • Independence man charged after leading police on chase, threatening officer with rifle

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — An Independence man is facing charges after threatening a Lee’s Summit officer with a rifle after a police chase Friday. Richard Connely, 30, was charged in Jackson County with first-degree assault and armed criminal action, prosecutors said. Around 4:30 a.m. Friday, officers received a call about a prowler in Lee’s Summit at an apartment complex located on NW Obrien Road. Officers tried to pull Connely, who was driving a silver Ford Focus, over but after a […]

  • Man might lose arm after machete attack in KCK; suspect still at large

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A man has been severely injured and might lose his arm after being attacked Friday by a man with a machete, police say. KCK police said the attack took place near 18th Street and Ridge Avenue after the two men got in an argument. The victim has a major cut on his forearm that might cause him to lose his arm, but his injuries are not life-threatening. Police did not release any identifying information about the […]

  • Overland Park man arrested for rape for allegedly drugging coworker

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park man has been charged with rape, a first-degree felony, after he allegedly drugged a coworker. Court documents say the charges stem from an incident in March 2016 when a 21-year-old woman told police her coworker Logan Kleen, 28, had raped her. The woman said she went out with several coworkers and at the end of the night she fell asleep at Kleen’s home. She said she woke up to Kleen on top of […]

  • Independence man charged with child endangerment after baby tests positive for meth

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A Jackson County man has been charged with child endangerment after his child allegedly ingested meth, court documents say. Christopher L. Beauregard, 33, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, creating substantial risk, a first-degree felony. According to the probable cause of arrest statement, Beauregard and mother of the 8-month-old brought the baby to Children’s Mercy Hospital late on Nov. 13 after being transferred from North Kansas City Hospital. The parents said they brought the […]

  • KC Chiefs Alex Smith and Derrick Johnson will flip the switch on the Plaza’s holiday lights this Thanksgiving

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and linebacker Derrick Johnson get to light up the Plaza this holiday season. The two Chiefs will flip the switch for the thousands of lights that cover the Country Club Plaza at the 88th annual KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony. “I’m honored to have this opportunity,” Smith said. “This is a great Kansas City tradition, and my family and I couldn’t be more excited to help light up the Plaza with the Kansas […]

  • 8 people safely evacuated, roof damaged after adult day care catches fire in Grandview

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. — An adult day care center caught fire Thursday afternoon, fire officials say. According to the Grandview Fire Chief Ron Graham, the fire began near the front door of the center, located in the 12400 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard. There were six adult clients and two staff members in the building when the fire started. They were forced to evacuate through a back exit, Graham said. Families have been notified to come pick up their loved ones. […]

  • KC’s 3 big free agents Hosmer, Moose and Cain reject qualifying offers from Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — No surprise here. Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain have all rejected their qualifying offers from the Kansas City Royals. Last week, the Royals gave out qualifying offers to the three Royals stars. A qualifying offer is a one-year, $17.4-million contract to stay in KC. All three will now test the free agency waters. Of course, the Royals can still try to re-sign them. But what are the prospects of any of them staying here? Royals officials want […]

  • KC’s Bond Bridge temporarily closes in both directions Wednesday afternoon, causing traffic delays on I-29/I-35

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Traffic was backed up in both directions on Interstate 29/Interstate 35 as Bond Bridge was shut down for a police incident. As of about 4:15 p.m., the interstate is now open again, according to police. KC police and emergency responders were assisting a person who had threatening to jump from the bridge. Just after 4 p.m., police were able to convince the man to come back to safety, and he will be taken to a hospital […]

  • Man exposes himself to young girl, calls another an inappropriate name at KCMO apartment complex

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man exposed himself to a young girl Tuesday morning and called another girl an inappropriate name, police say. The man approached the two Tiffany Ridge Elementary School students at the Crossing at Barry Road in two separate incidents. The girls immediately told a trusted adult, who contacted the police. While she was inside, another child was heading to the bus stop. She saw the same guy, and he called her an inappropriate name. She got scared […]

  • Independence police looking for two persons of interest in armed robbery investigation

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police are trying to identify two men who are persons of interest in an armed robbery investigation. Police said the armed robbery took place in the 2900 block of South Englewood Terrace in Independence. If you recognize either of the men shown below, police are asking you to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or Independence police at 816-325-7777.

  • Police standoff with person of interest in laundromat shooting ends after man surrenders

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police were involved in a standoff Tuesday night with a person of interest in a laundromat shooting, officials say. The man peacefully surrendered. KCMO police said officers were dispatched to a residence  in the 4400 block of Tracy Avenue where they tried to contact a person of interest in a shooting that occurred earlier in the day. A person had life-threatening injuries after a shooting in the 3400 block of Independence Avenue at a […]

  • Court documents offer graphic details of inside of Lenexa U-haul where police found man, two children and wife’s remains

    LENEXA, Kan. — Court documents paint a graphic description of the inside of the Lenexa storage unit where police found the body of a woman who’d just given birth and her husband with their two children. The woman’s husband, 35-year-old Justin Rey, is charged with child endangerment of the couple’s newborn baby girl and two-year-old. According to court documents, Rey admitted to employees at the Lenexa U-haul that he had stayed inside the storage unit at least one night with the […]