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    Accused of Tuesday’s triple murders in South KC, man appears before judge again

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brandon Howell, 34, appeared before a Jackson County judge Thursday morning, charged with the murders of three people Tuesday in South Kansas City. Prosecutors say Howell brutally killed Lorene Hurst, 88, her son, Darrel Hurst, 63, and Susan Choucroun, 69, in an armed robbery in the Woodbridge neighborhood near Wornall and Blue Ridge Blvd. During his arraignment before Judge Mary Weir, Howell was read the charges against him, which in addition to three counts of first-degree murder, also include […]

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    Timeline of South KC murders and arrest of suspect

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The following is information outlined in the probable cause statement filed by Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker on Wednesday, Sept. 3, as she brought first-degree murder charges against Brandon Howell, 34, for the deaths of Lorene Hurst, 88, her son, Darrel Hurst, 63, and Susan Choucroun, 69. At approximately 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, officers received a 911 call from #1 E. Woodbridge Lane in South Kansas City, from a woman who said, “Help at address, […]

  • Brandon Howell

    Suspect charged with 3 counts of 1st degree murder for South KC homicides

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 34-year-old man arrested late Tuesday while walking along Interstate 29 has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder for the brutal deaths of three people Tuesday afternoon in a quiet South Kansas City neighborhood. Howell is the same man who was once accused and stood trial for the double murder of two teenagers killed in 1998. Shortly before midnight, Brandon Howell was arrested almost 35 miles away from the South Kansas City neighborhood where 12 […]

  • Murder victim’s husband and witness share their grief, memories with shocked community

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Wednesday, police charged a 34-year-old man with the triple homicide Tuesday afternoon in South Kansas City, in a quiet neighborhood just north of Blue Ridge Blvd., and east of Wornall Road near the Blue Hills Country Club. Update: Brandon Howell charged with three counts of first-degree murder Brandon Howell is accused of killing Susan Choucroun, 69, Lorene Hurst, 88, and her son Darrel Hurst, 68. Police sources and neighbors told FOX 4 that the three victims killed in the […]

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    Couple, described as elderly, shot in their KCK home

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are investigating a shooting that injured two elderly people Wednesday afternoon at about 2:25 p.m., according to KCK Police Public Information Officer Amber Hickerson. The two shooting victims were at a house at 32nd and Georgia Avenue. Their injuries are not expected to be life threatening. Police are searching for up three vehicles that could have been involved in a possible rolling disturbance. The exact ages of the victims is unknown at this time.

  • Triple homicide in area of Wornall and Blue Ridge.

    Suspect in Motel 6 assaults arrested, link to triple homicide still being investigated

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the early morning hours on Wednesday police arrested a suspicious person walking in the area of I-29 and NW 72nd Street in Kansas City Mo. The 34-year-old man is suspected of assaulting three people at a Motel 6 near I-29 and Barry Road. At the time of his arrest police discovered a weapon. Police said he matches the description of a suspect in a triple homicide that occurred in south Kansas City on Tuesday afternoon. […]

  • Courtesy: NationalDogDay.com

    Video: Dog dances hip-hop on couch with owner

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On National Dog Day, watch as this dog imitates his owner, grooving to hip hop as they sit together on the couch listening to music. The man’s wife recorded the special bonding moment between man and his best friend and then shared it with the rest of the world! Show us your favorite dog! Upload pictures in the photo gallery below. Click here for more on National Dog Day.. and ideas to celebrate!

  • Ramy Demboski

    Police looking for stranger who was at the house when Ramy Demboski was abducted

    EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — The three-year-old Excelsior Springs girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert on Wednesday was back home with her father and getting some sleep on Thursday, according to her family, who was also spending the day resting. Wednesday was a trying day for them after Ramy Demboski, 3, disappeared  from the home in the 100 block of Persimmon Drive at about 3:20 p.m., around the same time a black woman driving a blueish-silver Dodge Charger knocked on the door and […]

  • Columbia man charged with murder of 6 year old.  Murder in the first degree and Armed Criminal Action. Charges are from Callaway County and he is currently in custody in Pettis County.

    Man, 27, charged with murder of 6-yr-old Fulton boy he was babysitting

    FULTON, Mo. — A 27-year-old man was charged Thursday with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of a 6-year-old family friend with whom he was living at a residence outside of Fulton, Mo., in Callaway County. Link: Willet’s girlfriend reacts to his arrest Police say Scottie Willet, formerly of Columbia and Sedalia, admitted to shooting the boy multiple times while Willet was babysitting him. The child’s mother had left for work at about 4 p.m. and […]

  • Courtesy KTVI-TV

    Awful smell as thousands of tomatoes rot in field

    COLUMBIA, Ill. — In a field about 15 miles south of St. Louis, tomatoes that have ripened too quickly in the sudden summer heat, are causing a rotting stench. “It smelled just like swamp,” said Michelle Forthaus who walked by the field with her daughter on their 3-5 mile fitness walk. “Once we turned the corner (the smell) definitely took us over,” she said. There were likely hundreds of thousands of pounds of tomatoes rotting in the 18-20 acre field, now […]

  • Courtesy: FOX 42

    Member of “Cops” TV show crew killed while filming in Omaha

    OMAHA, Neb. — A crew member with the television show “Cops” was killed by police bullets outside a Wendy’s restaurant as police exchanged gunfire with an alleged robber Tuesday night. However, the Omaha police chief confirmed in a news conference on Wednesday that the robbery suspect, Cortez Washington, 32, was shooting only an air gun that shoots BB pellets, but looks like a real firearm. Washington, according to the chief, has ties to Kansas City and was on parole out of […]

  • Antenna

    Our favorite sitcoms return

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FOX 4’s parent company, Tribune Broadcasting, is bringing the good ole days back to television. Eleven classic television shows will be added to Antenna TV’s lineup in 2015. Antenna TV, which airs in 89 markets across the United States, will add: Newhart The Jeffersons Mork & Mindy One Day at a Time Family Ties Evening Shade Leave it to Beaver Doogie Howser MD Mr. Belvedere Dear John Small Wonder Antenna TV is already showing some classic […]