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  • New poll: 43% of Democratic primary voters in Missouri favor Joe Biden

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new poll shows Missouri’s Democratic primary voters favor former Vice President Joe Biden by a wide margin. The survey, conducted July 10-11 found that 43% of likely 2020 Democratic primary voters would vote for Biden if the election were held on the day of the survey. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was a distant second with 15%, followed by California Senator Kamala Harris at 13%. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg had 5% support, followed by Vermont […]

  • Five injured, including teens, in rollover crash at 79th and Oldham

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Five people were injured in a Monday rollover crash in south Kansas City. Officers responded to a one vehicle crash near E 79th Street and Oldham Road Monday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. According to investigators a 17-year-old girl  was driving a white Hyundai  north on Oldham Road at a high rate of speed when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a large utility pole. The Hyundai then came back on the roadway, overturned and […]

  • Former DeSoto High School nurse charged for sex acts with underage students

    DE SOTO, Kan. — A former high school nurse is facing charges for alleged sexual contact with underage students. Richard Paul Finazzo, 44, is charged with two counts of unlawful sexual relations in Johnson County court. In October 2018, a school administrator at De Soto High School notified law enforcement about Richard Finazzo, who had just resigned from his position as a school nurse. Staff members had raised concerns about the amount of time female students were spending in his […]

  • Kansas City woman sentenced to 15 years for fatal 2018 crash

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for causing a fatal crash in May 2018. Riana Sanders pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the crash that killed 23-year-old James Palmer. According to court documents, Sanders was stopped by police after hitting a car in the area of 39th and Gillham the afternoon of May 1, 2018. When officers asked her to roll her window down, Sanders fled the scene and ran a […]

  • Bonner Springs police seize 75 pounds of meth during traffic stop

    BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. — A traffic stop on July 11 ended in arrest after officers confiscated 75 pounds of meth. Thursday afternoon, the Bonner Springs Police Department officer stopped the vehicle on I-70, according to a Facebook post by the department. An initial investigation revealed a large amount of methamphetamine. Investigation officers were called in to assist, and even more meth was found. The driver was arrested and officers say a total of 75 pounds of meth was recovered. The Bonner […]

  • Smithville woman sentenced to 9 years in DWI crash that killed her daughter

    Court documents say when police arrived at the scene of the crash, they found Jones’ gray KIA Optima with extensive damage in a ditch on the north side of the road.

  • Photo of missing lizard

    Wild tail: Blue Springs man searching for missing 4-foot-long lizard

    Isabella is a black and white Tegu lizard who measures 4 feet long and weighs about 15 pounds.

  • Police say 12-year-old bicyclist failed to stop at stop sign before collision with Hummer

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police say a 12-year-old bicyclist failed to stop at a stop sign before his bike crashed into a Hummer near 26th and Indiana Avenue on Wednesday. Initially, police believed the boy to be between the ages of 15 and 17-years-old, but they’ve since learned his identity and say he is 12. The crash happened at 5:40 p.m. Witnesses told police the boy was riding his bike in the area when he failed to stop […]

  • Westside residents upset after vandals spray paint over mural featuring the Virgin Mary and Caesar Chavez

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Westside residents are upset after someone vandalized a a pair of treasured community murals, one of which features the face of labor leader Cesar Chavez and an image of the Virgin Mary. The Westside Community Action Network Center posted on Facebook this afternoon that the murals, located at 23rd and Jarboe and 17th and Washington, had been desecrated with spray paint. “When you talk about preservation, this is an attack on the preservation of culture in […]

  • Metro men sentenced in federal court for crime spree that ended in deadly shoot out

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two metro men have been sentenced for their roles in a string of armed robberies that ended in a fatal shoot out with law enforcement. Demetrius Nelson, 26, of Kansas City was sentenced to eight years in federal prison without parole and Parrise Black, 27, of Grandview was sentenced to 10 years without parole Thursday. Nelson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to one count of commit robbery, four counts of robbery and gun charges. Black pleaded guilty […]

  • Teen bicyclist critically injured in crash with Hummer near 26th and Indiana

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –A teenage bicyclist suffered critical injuries after a collision with a Hummer Wednesday afternoon in Kansas City. According to Kansas City police, a teenage boy was riding his bike in the area of 26th and Indiana around 5:40 pm. when he collided with a Hummer H3. The victim is described as a heavy-set black male between the ages of 15 and 17- years-old. He was taken to the hospital and is currently in critical condition. Police are […]

  • Kansas City police investigating east side shooting that left man with life-threatening injuries

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating a shooting that left a man with life-threatening injuries. It happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday near E 17th and and Oakland Avenue on the city’s far east side. Police were called to the scene on a shooting and found one man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The suspect allegedly stole the man’s truck and drove away. The next day, police said they found […]

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