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    Man killed his girlfriend’s 11-yr-old daughter, tried to stage it as a suicide, police say

    MIAMI — Police in Miami arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion that he violently killed his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter during the couple’s bad breakup. Marta Guzman, 11, was found dead in her mother’s apartment in June, according to NBC in Miami. Police believe Miguel Ruiz Lobo broke into his girlfriend’s apartment, encountered her daughter and began fighting with her. They think he killed her and then tried to make it look like a suicide. They say he slashed the girl’s wrists so deeply that […]

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    Person found dead in pond near KCI identified

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have identified the woman whose body was discovered in a pond near Kansas City International Airport on Monday as 21-year-old Husenet M. Yassin.  Her cause of death has not yet been determined. The body was found Monday afternoon during a routine check by airport security. The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the person had died recently. Authorities are asking anyone who saw someone walking in the area Monday to call authorities.

  • Hear audio of deputies pursuing little girl’s alleged abductor

    ATCHISON, Kan. — As the family of 5-year-old Cady Harris mourns and prepares her funeral, a community waits to hear what charges will be brought against the man accused of abducting his estranged girlfriend’s daughter and killing her. As of late Monday afternoon, charges had not yet been filed against the man who allegedly fled from police and then engaged them in a shoot-out, and who is considered the one who killed Cady. However, officials planned a news conference Monday […]

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    KBI special agent: No evidence indicates little girl was struck by police gunfire

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Agents from both the Leavenworth Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation gave information regarding the alleged abduction and shooting death of a five-year-old Atchison girl during two different press conferences Saturday. The Chief of Police for the Leavenworth Police Department, Chief Patrick Kitchens, revealed Saturday morning in a news conference that five-year-old Cadence Harris was the child who was killed Friday night after she was allegedly kidnapped and shot when her alleged kidnapper fled from police and exchanged gunfire […]

  • Cadence Harris, from Atchison, was killed Friday night after an alleged kidnapping.
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    Leavenworth police identify girl shot & killed Friday night: Cadence Harris, 5 years old

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The Chief of Police for the Leavenworth Police Dept. revealed Saturday morning in a news conference that a five-year-old little girl named Cadence Harris was the child who was killed Friday night after she was allegedly kidnapped and shot when her alleged kidnapper fled from police and exchanged gunfire with them. Chief Patrick Kitchens also told reporters that the suspect and the child did have some kind of acquaintance with each other, but would not elaborate on the nature of […]

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    Watch live: Police give update on deadly shooting of little girl

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Police scheduled a news conference Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. to provide an update into their investigation of the kidnapping and killing of a little girl Friday night in Leavenworth. Police say Cadence Harris, 5, was killed after she was kidnapped Friday evening from Atchison, Kan. Authorities pursued the suspect’s vehicle until it became disabled  on westbound Highway 7 near Metropolitan. At that point, police say the suspect got out of the SUV and fired his gun […]

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    Live: Police give info. about shooting death of kidnapped girl

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Police scheduled a news conference Saturday morning at 11 a.m. to talk about the difficult case they’re now investigating from Friday night in which a man is suspected of shooting and killing a girl he reportedly kidnapped. The shooting happened after his vehicle became disabled following a pursuit that ended on west bound Highway 7 near Metropolitan. Click here for more details on the shooting and pursuit. Click here for the live stream on your mobile device.

  • Parents of Craigslist shooting victim quickly drive into town to see him, relieved to find him alive

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While police continue their investigation into the Craigslist car sale that ended in gunfire Wednesday outside an apartment complex just south of Swope Park, the family of the man shot is grateful he will survive. The victims are a 53-year-old man and his 55-year-old wife. They were shot and robbed while trying to buy a car they saw on Craigslist. The couple from Liberty and their 16-year-old son met a guy at an apartment on East […]

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    Man charged in Craigslist Xbox robbery, suspected in 2nd Craigslist shooting

    KANSAS CITY,  Mo. — Jackson County prosecutors charged a 24-year-old man with robbery after police say he stole an Xbox from a man selling the system on Craigslist. They are also investigating Debvon Buckner’s possible connection to the shooting of a father Wednesday night, who thought he was meeting a man selling a car on Craigslist. The man remains in the hospital; his wife and 16-year-old son were also with him to see the car and escaped serious injury. According to court records,  a few […]

  • Lawrence accident investigation: Man likely electrocuted when guttering touches power line

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — A 54-year-old Lawrence man was killed Friday morning as he worked to repair guttering on one of Lawrence’s oldest buildings, located at 9th and Rhode Island. Investigators suspect Thomas Sheppard got too close to the power lines as he was working on the Turnhalle buuilding in East Lawrence. A fellow worker, identified only as a 56-year-old man, was also at the scene, and made the 911 call. when he noticed his co-worker on the ground Sheppard was pronounced dead at […]

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    American Idol auditions come to Kansas City: Monday, July 21

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Take the day off, exercise your vocal chords (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do!) and get ready to stand in a pretty long line at the University of Missouri, Kansas City campus for this year’s American Idol auditions! Auditions will be held from about 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, on Monday, July 21, at Swinney Commons, 5030 Holmes Road, on UMKC’s Volker Campus. Participants must be between 15 and 28 years […]

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    Some ideas for your weekend

    Saturday: Sunday/Monday: Additional events: The 10th annual KC Fringe Festival is an uncensored sampling of Kansas City’s cultural arts and runs July 17th-27th, 2014. The 11-day festival is jam-packed with live theater, dance, performance art, visual art, spoken word, puppetry, storytelling, film and fashion. The KC Fringe Festival develops audiences, stimulates economic growth and supports the creative community at large. It is the festival’s 10th season. There are 19 venues across the Crossroads, Midtown, Westport and the Plaza. Miami County […]