Independence

Crime scene tape and police vehicles on residential street at night
KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
September 13, 2019 - 6:51 am
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A Jackson County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man Thursday evening in Independence. Deputies were trying to arrest the man, who was wanted on multiple felony warrants. The shooting was reported at 6:51 p.m. said Independence Police Officer John Syme. The deputy shot the...
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Independence Police
KMBZ News Staff
September 03, 2019 - 11:15 am
Independence, MO - Police are seeking a vehicle, and the people inside it, as part of a homicide investigation. The homicide occured early Monday, September 2nd, around 3:45am near E. 5th Street North and North Spring Lake Drive. Officers responding to a shots fired call found Desean L. Milligan,...
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Dan Weinbaum
April 19, 2019 - 7:33 am
Independence, MO - Dwindling retail sales tax revenue has landed the city in trouble, according to Independence city manager Zach Walker. "It's eroding dramatically and rapidly, and we are really standing on financial quicksand right now," Walker said. For years Independence relied on sales tax...
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KMBZ News Staff
January 30, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Independence, MO - Nancy Kerr, a mobile wedding officiant based in Independence, will be featured in a commercial for Head & Shoulders shampoo that will air during the Super Bowl. Just a few months ago she officiated both of the wedding ceremonies for Royals' catcher Salvador Perez, here in...
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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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