Clay County

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KMBZ News Staff
September 10, 2019 - 6:12 am
LIBERTY, Mo. -- There was even more bickering in Clay County Monday as Commissioners openly had a war of words over restoring the Sheriff's budget after a judge's appeal. Commissioners Gene Owen and Luann Ridgeway objected that the meeting called by Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte may have...
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KMBZ News Staff
August 29, 2019 - 5:17 am
LIBERTY, Mo. -- A controversial plan for a new county annex in Clay County was approved Wednesday, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a done deal. County Commissioners Leann Ridgeway and Gene Owen cast the majority votes to approve the annex at 152 and North Brighton in Liberty, rebuffing...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Bill Grady
May 15, 2019 - 5:39 am
The Clay County prosecutor's office has filed four criminal counts in a nightmarish murder case in which the victim was shot and dismembered. Kansas City Police say firefighters found Matthew Calkins' remains wrapped in a tarp in the basement of a home on North Poe on May 5. Calkins was 35. Colton...
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Marc LaVoie
April 16, 2019 - 5:48 am
The state audit that began in December continues in Clay County, in spite of what the Missouri Auditor calls continuous stalling. About 9,000 county residents signed a petition that was circulated by a group called Citizens for a Better Clay County. They are asking the state auditor's office to...
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Missouri State Auditor
Kara Marxer
April 09, 2019 - 7:19 am
Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beteem issued a ruling Monday that denies a request by Clay County commissioners to put a stop to an audit by Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway's office. Two of the county's three commissioners wanted a preliminary injunction that would have kept Galloway from issuing...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
February 05, 2019 - 6:23 am
Hostility continues between Clay County officials and Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, after a judge issued a stay of the auditor's subpoena for county records. The auditor's subpoena, issued last week, was part of an ongoing audit requested by a group Clay County residents who say they are...
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KMBZ News Staff
January 29, 2019 - 4:50 pm
Liberty, MO - A Clay County woman was charged Tuesday with murder and other counts in the deaths of her two daughters after falling asleep in her vehicle in the summer of 2018. Jenna Boedecker, 30, was indicted on two counts of second-degree murder, four counts of child endangerment, one count of...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
KMBZ News Staff
July 05, 2018 - 4:22 am
The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of two young girls who died under mysterious circumstances. The sisters, both under the age of five, were found at a home in a rural area, near Missouri Highway 92 and Cameron Road. The mother found her daughters outside of the home not...
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Marc LaVoie
June 04, 2018 - 6:54 am
A special election that will determine who fills an open Missouri State Senate seat is getting attention from people far outside the Northland district if affects. Republican Kevin Corlew, an attorney, and Democrat Lauren Arthur, a former teacher, are competing for Clay County's District 17 Senate...
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March 20, 2018 - 12:41 pm
Liberty, MO - Charges have been filed in Clay County against an incarcerated felon for the rape and robbery of a then 89-year-old Smithville woman in May of 2017. The Clay County prosecutor charged Michael E. Whitford, 57, with rape in the first degree, sodomy in the first degree, burglary in the...
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