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Lee's Summit Police Dept.
August 22, 2017 - 7:27 am
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) - Police in suburban Kansas City are on the hunt for a man accused of stealing a TV while wearing a T-shirt with the phrase "I'm Broke Baby" on it. The Lee's Summit Police Department says on its Facebook page Monday that "yes, we realize his shirt is ironic!" A photo on the...
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Missouri Dept. of Corrections
August 22, 2017 - 6:58 am
Story updated 22aug17 2:54pm Missouri Governor Eric Greitens issued a stay of execution for Marcellus Williams, who was facing an execution by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre for the 1998 stabbing death of Lisha Gayle. The onetime St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
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Bill Grady
August 22, 2017 - 6:13 am
Kansas City police are discouraged by a lack of leads in the shooting death of Thomas Orr, a police officer with the Lee's Summit Police Department. Orr was shot Sunday evening while trying to intervene in an argument on the patio of a popular restaurant in Westport. "There were over 200 people at...
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Jim Cunningham
August 22, 2017 - 5:45 am
The Kansas City area was in the bullseye of a storm system that dumped six to eight inches of rain overnight, causing historic flooding for the second time in a month. Johnson County received the most rain. Overland Park firefighters performed at least 16 rescues overnight, mostly people who were...
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August 21, 2017 - 7:42 am
Kansas City, MO - A man shot to death in front of about 200 diners at a Westport restaurant Sunday evening was a Lee's Summit police officer. The Lee's Summit officer's date was also shot, reportedly in the arm. The victim is Thomas Orr, 30, a school resource officer at Campbell Middle School,...
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Bill Grady
August 21, 2017 - 7:19 am
The United Daughters of the Confederacy has requested a monument be removed, and the Kansas City Parks Department has agreed. The monument, vandalized with communist graffiti, will be moved to a safe place this week, possibly a museum. For now, it is covered with plywood. Recently, a Prairie...
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www.kptv.com
August 21, 2017 - 4:58 am
Everyone has heard the warnings, but to resist looking at the solar eclipse could be a challenge. A man in Oregon told KMBZ his story should remind people to be careful. Louis Tomososki was 16-years-old in 1963 when he experienced a solar eclipse for the first time, and despite the warnings, he...
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August 19, 2017 - 11:53 am
The Daughters of Confederacy statue has been tagged with a hammer and sickle. The memorial off 55th and Ward Parkway is facing scrutiny after last weeks deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. No word yet on who vandalized the 83-year-old monument. The city parks board will look at removing...
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August 18, 2017 - 4:54 am
Gov. Sam Brownback has announced pay raises at state prisons in the wake of inmate disturbances that have drawn public attention to staff shortages. Uniformed officers across the state would receive about a 5 percent raise. Officers at El Dorado Correctional Facility will see raises of about 10...
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www.senate.mo.gov
August 18, 2017 - 4:51 am
Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal delivered an official apology Sunday for the Facebook post in which she said she wanted President Donald Trump to be assassinated. "I made a mistake," Chappelle-Nadal said at Wellspring Church in Ferguson. Some top politicians, including Democrats had...
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