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  • Kansas City man sentenced to two life terms in killing of 18-year-old daughter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jerry Bausby will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder and sexual assault of his daughter, Daizsa Bausby. Bausby was sentenced to two consecutive life terms, one each for second-degree murder and sodomy. He was also sentenced to an additional four years for incest and seven years for sexual abuse. Eighteen-year-old Daizsa was found dead at the Four Acres Motel on Hickman Mills Drive on March 21, 2016. Investigators say she was […]

  • Fake electrical worker breaks into Blue Springs home, kidnaps homeowner, court docs say

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — An Independence man is facing charges for robbery where the suspects allegedly dressed up as electrical workers and kidnapped a Blue Springs homeowner. Joshua Lopez, 30, is charged with robbery, kidnapping, two counts of armed criminal action and two counts of possession of a controlled substance in Jackson County court. On Sept. 18, Jackson County deputies were called to the 3200 block of Burris Road on a suspicious person report. A woman reported that two men, […]

  • Independence teen charged in stabbing at Bingham-Waggoner Estate

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An Independence teenager is facing adult charges for allegedly stabbing a city worker at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate this summer. Selvin Cruz, 17, faces felony charges of robbery, assault and two counts of armed criminal action. On June 17, Independence police were called to the estate in the 300 block of N. Pacific Avenue on a reported robbery and stabbing. When they arrived, they found a woman suffering from multiple stab wounds to the face and torso. The […]

  • Let’s see them aliens: Main Event offering discounts on Area 51 raid day

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Instead of going to the actual “raid” on Area 51 in the Nevada desert, Main Event is hoping you’ll come in for a game of laser tag. The party and event space is offering discounts nationwide Friday to coincide with the “Storm Area 51” events. “The feedback, so far, people have been very excited,” said Rachel Webb, general manager of the Independence location. Main Event, which has three locations in the Kansas City metro, is offering 51 […]

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    Congressman Emanuel Cleaver endorses Biden in 2020 democratic primary

    WASHINGTON — Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver has made an endorsement in the 2020 democratic presidential primary. Cleaver announced his endorsement for front-runner Joe Biden Thursday. “As a pastor, my values, morals, and faith have been a guiding light throughout my life and time in public service,” Cleaver said in a news release. “From becoming the first African-American Mayor of Kansas City to becoming a member of Congress, my strong convictions have given me the foundation necessary to fight for jobs, […]

  • New construction at KCI will restrict lanes beginning Wednesday night

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Construction on the new single terminal at KCI will impact traffic beginning Wednesday night. Beginning at 11 p.m. traffic between terminals B and C will be restricted to one lane while crews work to build garage space for the new airport. Return to terminal traffic will be routed onto Cookingham Drive to Paris Street, then left across the bridge and back toward the terminals. Drivers may also use Bern Street to return to the terminals. People […]

  • Jury rules for Catholic diocese in lawsuit where teacher claimed she was fired for being pregnant

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City jury has ruled in favor of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joe in the case of a local school teacher that claimed she was fired for being pregnant and unmarried. The jury deliberated for seven hours Wednesday before ultimately rejecting the claims of the teacher, Michelle Bolen. Bolen worked at St. Therese Catholic School in the Northland from 2000 to 2015. Bolen’s lawsuit alleged she was terminated and subjected to harassment after […]

  • Metro man decorates shelter dog’s room and moves in to get her adopted

    MERRIAM, Kan. — One metro man wants to get a shelter dog a new home, so much so that he decorated her room and move in with her! Queen is a 3-year-old terrier mix that is currently available for adoption at Great Plains SPCA. Although Queen is in good hands with shelter staff, she has been getting a bit lonely not having a home of her own. That’s where Scott Poore comes in. Poore has dedicated his life to helping […]

  • Lenexa man convicted of rape, kidnapping charges after trapping girlfriend in apartment for weeks

    LENEXA, Kan. — The trial of a Lenexa man charged with trapping his girlfriend in an apartment for weeks and raping her has ended in a guilty verdict. Jurors in Johnson County court found Anthony Darryl Allen guilty on two counts of rape and one count of aggravated kidnapping Wednesday. The victim had been living at the Lenexa Pointe Apartments in 2015, where she fled from Minnesota to get away from Allen, the building’s manager said at the time. Police […]

  • Johnny Depp makes surprise appearance at KC’s Uptown Theater

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rock and roll fans at the Uptown Theater were treated to a surprise show from actor and artist Johnny Depp Tuesday night. In a move that even surprised staff members at the venue, Depp was invited on stage to perform a set with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Jeff Beck. “He played a couple of songs toward the end. He came out on stage and shredded the guitar,” said Uptown Theater box office manager […]

  • With increasing homicides, Mayor Lucas says Kansas Citians shouldn’t get used to the violence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — So far this year there have been 109 homicides in Kansas City. That means the city is on track to tie 2017, the deadliest year for Kansas City homicides in 24 years. None of this is lost on newly-elected Mayor Quinton Lucas. “I don’t want a third homicide on my third day as mayor,” he said. Then, on his third day in office, he got a third homicide and then a fourth. The reality of gun […]

  • SNL cast member Heidi Gardner to flip switch at Plaza Lighting Ceremony

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Plaza Lighting Ceremony just got a whole lot funnier. That’s because SNL funny woman and Kansas City native Heidi Gardner has been announced as the honorary switch flipper. Gardner, who graduated from Notre Dame de Sion, was announced as a cast member on Saturday Night Live as a featured player in 2017.   The ceremony will take place on Thursday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving night. “We are proud to have Heidi Gardner join us at 90th Annual […]

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