Jackson County

KMBZ News Staff
July 31, 2018 - 4:40 pm
Kansas CIty, MO - A court ruling issued Tuesday has invalidated the scheduled democratic primary election for Jackson County Sheriff. BREAKING: Primary election for Jackson County Sheriff cancelled. Judge orders so. County Dem and GOP committees will select candidates for Nov general election. #mo...
Read More
Bill Grady
July 13, 2018 - 4:53 am
Jackson County officials are holding their first public hearing to talk about potential revisions to the county charter. The charter is a set of rules for running the county government, similar to a state or national constitution. The public hearing begins at 2:30 p.m. Monday in legislative...
Read More
Bill Grady
June 27, 2018 - 2:54 pm
Kansas City, MO - Some families were reunited today during a Family Unity Day event put on by the Jackson County Family Court. Family unity is the best for eveyone. Congatulations to the families and @JacksonCountyMO Family Court for the hard work to reunite families. It was an honor to celebrate...
Read More
KMBZ News Staff
June 26, 2018 - 5:50 pm
Lake Lotowana, MO - The National Weather Service confirms an EF-0 touched down in this small community east of Kansas City in Jackson County. Our survey crew has returned and created a map of today's EF-0 tornado path through Lake Lotawana. Max wind speed is estimated at 80 mph, path length was 3.4...
Read More
Jackson County, Missouri
Bill Grady
May 24, 2018 - 5:18 am
Acting Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte is acquainted with all the problems facing the Jackson County Jail, and he understands it may become his problem in the near future. In his first one-on-one interview since taking the oath of office in Jackson County, Forte said the jail has been...
Read More
Bill Grady
May 15, 2018 - 5:38 am
The scathing grand jury report on the Jackson County Detention Center is still making waves. Issued late in the business day Friday, the 72-page report addressed jail overcrowding, understaffing and poor management of funds. The facility was found to be filthy, with a crumbling infrastructure. KMBZ...
Read More
KMBZ News Staff
May 11, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Kansas City, MO - A grand jury has returned with a detailed 71-page review of the conditions, policies and practices at the Jackson County Detention Center - and it doesn't paint a good image. The grand jury writes in its report that it has concern for the safety and security of the corrections...
Read More
IPD Facebook Page
Marc LaVoie
May 11, 2018 - 6:05 am
A former employee of the city of Independence has filed a lawsuit that claims she was subjected to several incidents of sexual harassment and assault, many of which, the plaintiff says, involved Police Chief Brad Halsey. The woman says she resigned as an analyst for the police department because of...
Read More
April 18, 2018 - 11:23 am
Kansas City, MO - Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp is resigning. Details are emerging about a financial and sexual relationship Sharp had with a Sheriff's Office employee who became the department's highest-paid civilian employee. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp intends to resign as details of...
Read More
April 11, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Kansas City, MO - The Jackson County Prosecutor has filed a murder charge against David Jungerman, 80, of Raytown for the shooting death of attorney Thomas Pickert on the front walk of his Brookside home on October 25, 2017. Read the charging documents Jungerman was under scrutiny after the...
Read More

Pages