Independence

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KMBZ News Staff
November 28, 2018 - 7:05 am
The folks at Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity say the person or persons who stole property from their organization also stole time from families who are waiting on new homes. When a Habitat crew arrived Nov. 21 to set up their job site, they found a broken lock on their construction trailer...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 24, 2018 - 2:55 pm
Independence, MO - The Jackson County Prosecutor announced a charge of robbery for the 17-year-old who was seen on video holding a gun to the head of another teen. Alexander A. Schrader was charged with Robbery 1st Degree, a Class A felony in Missouri, according to prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. The...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 23, 2018 - 12:42 pm
Independence, MO - A teen connected to a disturbing video showing someone pointing a pistol at a juvenile has turned themselves in, according to Independence police. Police were looking for Alexander (Alex) Schrader, 17 for questioning, and police say they have two people in custody. WARNING: The...
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Marc LaVoie
August 30, 2018 - 7:13 am
An Overland Park man who owns two stores in Independence is charged in federal court with taking part in a conspiracy to commit arson against a rival business and another man's home. William Reneau, 41, owns two Gold Rush Exchange locations in Independence. A federal complaint charges Reneau with...
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KMBZ News Staff
July 26, 2018 - 2:54 pm
Independence, MO - An Independence man is facing child sex assault charges involving a 1-year-old girl. Sean Fye, 21, is facing sodomy in the first degree. According to court documents the baby's mother called 911 when she noticed blood in the baby's diaper. Staff at Children's Mercy Hospital...
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KMBZ News Staff
July 18, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Independence, MO - Police have released video surveillance of a shooting on June 29th hoping to generate more leads. The video captures an unidentified man shooting at three males as they run into a hallway at an Independence apartment complex in the 9500 block of E. Winner Road. As the men burst...
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A black Honda Accord is seen in traffic camera footage
Independence PD
KMBZ News Staff
June 14, 2018 - 3:54 pm
Independence police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a 10-year-old girl around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday on Overton Road near 18th Street. The girl told police the man pulled up in a dark colored car, exposed himself, performed a lewd act and then drove off. Police are now...
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KMBZ News Staff
June 13, 2018 - 5:07 pm
Independence, MO - Jurors brought back a verdict of involuntary manslaughter against Christopher Taylor, 40, for the shooting death of a woman during an apparent road rage incident in October 2016. Taylor had been charged with 2nd Degree murder in the shooting death of Whitney Gray. According to...
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Missouri Dept. of Transportation
Jim Cunningham
June 07, 2018 - 8:21 am
A heavily-anticipated and possibly dreaded road closure takes place this weekend in Kansas City & Independence as MoDOT will close Interstate-70 - in both directions - between I-435 and I-470 all weekend. Three bridges over the freeway are being demolished - Pittman, Crysler & Phelps. The...
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March 16, 2018 - 11:54 am
More than 200 chickens rescued from a cockfighting operation in southwestern Missouri are now in Independence in the care of the Great Plains SPCA. A week ago, the Stone County Sheriff's department searching for drugs dismantled a cockfighting operation on a farm near Branson. Berry Davis, 52, is...
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