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  • Janina V

    Family of KC woman found dead inside well hope to find people named Nicole and Allen

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of the 27-year-old woman, whose body was found inside a well near the Missouri River on Thursday, Feb. 19, is asking for the community’s help in finding out what happened to her. Janina Vasquez was discovered at about 1 p.m., in a 25-feet-deep well owned by the city at Richard Berkley, 101 North Lydia, near Front Street and River Front Road. In a statement released a week after her death, her family requested anonymous […]

  • Esparaza

    Man released from Wyandotte Co. custody after his $150,000 bond was entered as $15,000

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A man accused of dealing cocaine was mistakenly released from custody after his bond was paid, but for an amount much less than what was required by the court. Prosecutors in Wyandotte County charged Jose A. Jimenez-Esparza with felony possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute it. When police arrested him in January, they said he was in possession of more than a kilogram, an amount that would indicate distribution according to the law. Jimenez-Esparza’s bond was set […]

  • Standoff ends; burglary suspect taken into custody in KCMO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say a standoff near Jackson Ave. and Anderson, which was responsible for blocking a neighborhood street for several hours, has ended in an arrest. The standoff began at about 7:00 a.m. A man got caught breaking into a house, but when police showed up, he refused to come out. Members of the tactical unit were called in at about 8:30 a.m., and arrived wearing bulletproof vests. At one point, neighbors say the man climbed onto the roof […]

  • Crystal

    Woman clears snow-covered sidewalk from her wheelchair

    BRAINTREE, Mass. — One Massachusetts woman who needed to get to the post office had a Eureka moment as she cleared a path for herself for the trip. Crystal Evans has a neuro-muscular disease and moves with the help of a wheelchair. As she headed out on her errand, she took a shovel and used it to clear the way. “With the shovel, I can put it down between my foot rest, and roll with the chair and make a […]

  • Texas cars

    Pictures show how well other states are dealing with ice, snow

    WOODWARD, Okla. — Strange, cold, icy and snowy weather in the Southeast and Southwest has caused some real concern for drivers there. While the week of February 23 looks cold and temperatures below-average for Kansas City this time of year, we can also be thankful we’re not enduring what’s happening elsewhere. The pictures below show some of the more memorable images from the week so far, beginning with this picture of a multi-vehicle highway accident in Texas: Dedicated Bostonian builds […]

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    Girlfriend speaks out about KC police officer indicted for shooting her unarmed boyfriend

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A police officer who shot a man last summer now faces charges after a Jackson County grand jury decided to indict him. The officer, Jacob I. Ramsey, 31, is charged with Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action. On Friday, Ramsey appeared in court for arraignment, pleading not-guilty and waiving his right to a jury trial. A judge will hear evidence and decide his case. Sources say the charges are related to the June 2014 shooting of […]

  • Woman who drove from Texas to Mo. to kill husband’s lover sentenced to 20 years

    GLADSTONE, Mo. — A Texas woman convicted of killing a Gladstone psychiatrist who was having an affair with her husband, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with eligibility of parole after 14 years, Friday afternoon in Clay County Circuit Court. Shannon O’Roark Griffin, 55, was convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Dr. Irina Puscariu of Gladstone three years ago. Jarrett Johnson, Griffin’s attorney says he’s grateful for the judge’s ruling, because he says it […]

  • Erich Milton Nowsch

    Las Vegas Police unaware family of murdered mom knew suspect well

    LAS VEGAS — A 19-year-old man faces three felony charges including murder, attempted murder and unlawful discharge of a gun from a vehicle connected to the murder of Las Vegas mother of four, Tammy Meyers, 44. The charges come after Erich Milton Nowsch’s arrest Thursday at a home one block away from Meyers’ home, where she was gunned down following a road rage incident earlier in the night of Thursday, Feb. 12. In a new development after his arrest, Meyers’ husband Robert, told reporters […]

  • police at well

    Woman’s body found in well at KC’s Berkley Riverfront Park

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police investigated the discovery of a woman’s body inside a well near the Missouri River at Richard Berkley Riverfront Park on Thursday. Police identified the body as 27-year-old Janina Vasquez. The discovery was made at about 1 p.m., and the woman’s body was found in a 25-feet deep well owned by the city. The park is located at 101 North Lydia, near Front Street and River Front Road. Police say it is not possible that the woman flowed in […]

  • Brooks

    Former KCMO councilman won’t be charged in alleged choking incident

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A special prosecutor announced Thursday that former Kansas City Councilman Michael Brooks will not face charges related to allegations by his council aide that he choked and assaulted her. “Michael is extremely happy that this is over with. We are not surprised in the least that no charges were filed, it is what we expected based on the evidence and Michael’s statements about what happened,” said Brooks’ attorney, John Picerno Thursday afternoon. Last month, Brooks resigned his seat, […]

  • Wichita Police Dept. news conference

    Wichita’s Louie the Clown recovered at sex offender’s home after 10 years missing

    WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita Police Department held a news conference Thursday to announce the retrieval of Louie the Clown, mascot of the now-closed Joyland Amusement Park. Louie disappeared from the Joyland property in 2005 or 2006, but an official report wasn’t filed until 2010. Wichita Police Department Detective Matt Lang said a phone tip led to the discovery of Louie at the home of a sex offender who used to work at the park. Damian Mayes, 39,  is serving […]

  • On left: Photo from Joni Edelman's twitter acct @joniboloney. On right: Getty Images Peter Cade

    Once a size 4, mom says she is ‘much happier’ being fat

    Joni Edelman, 40, of California has started a internet conversation over her online essay about her “rollercoaster” ride of weight loss and weight gain. The mother of five describes why she gained weight and lost weight with factors such as losing a child, divorce, breastfeeding, 12-hour shifts, a broken ankle, and many other life events that played a part in what the scale said. Once a size four, Edelman said to maintain that size and weight she had to eat only […]