Westport

KMBZ News Staff
October 03, 2018 - 11:37 am
A Kansas City man was was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for the fatal shooting of an off-duty Lee's Summit police officer at Californos restaurant in Westport in August 2017. Sean Steward changed his plea this morning, on the second day of his trial in Jackson County. Thomas Orr was a...
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Marc LaVoie
August 31, 2018 - 1:56 pm
One of the area's most popular entertainment districts is cracking down on security threats. In an effort to maintain its status as a nightlight hotspot, Westport is initiating enhanced security measures that will be in effect from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights. A pedestrian area...
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Bill Grady
July 10, 2018 - 4:20 am
Kansas City Mayor Sly James is expressing his frustration after last weekends shooting in Westport in which two people were injured. The victims did not suffer life-threatening wounds, and the suspected shooter has been charged. Last December's resolution to privatize sidewalks and add security...
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Bill Grady
July 09, 2018 - 3:29 am
A shooting in Westport early Sunday morning raised new concerns about the level of security provided in the entertainment district. A man fired a pistol into a crowd just before 3 a.m. at Westport Road and Pennsylvania. Two people were struck; their wounds are not considered to be life-threatening...
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Jim Cunningham
March 02, 2018 - 6:30 am
An evening of entertainment coming up in Kansas City features a lot of laughs from performers who are not like typical comedians. "An Evening With The 'Rents," is put on by men and women who are parents of children on the autism spectrum. Show producer and comedian Lindy Katzer has four kids, who...
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Bill Grady
December 22, 2017 - 4:24 am
Kansas City council voted to privatize some of the sidewalks in Westport, the entertainment district that has been the site of high-profile violent incidents in recent months. The vote was 8 to 5. The council members opposed to the resolution said options other than privatization should be...
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September 25, 2017 - 7:44 pm
A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the shooting of two others early Saturday morning in Westport. Kevon A. Powell, dob: 1/10/1997, faces two counts of Assault 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action. Court records show an off-duty Kansas City police officer saw the...
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September 20, 2017 - 5:56 pm
Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Police Department says a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the murder of a Lee's Summit Police Officer. Officer Thomas Orr was shot and killed at a gathering at Californo's Restaurant in Westport last month. Police say he was caught...
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August 23, 2017 - 10:56 am
Investigators have expressed frustration in the lack of leads in the case, as approximately 200 people were at the restaurant at the time, but have only spoken to less than a handful. The shooter remains on the loose.
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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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