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Woman accused of shooting husband dead had asked for protection

April 26, 2017 6:33 PM By Katy Bergen kbergen@kcstar.com and Glenn E. Ricegrice@kcstar.com A Johnson County woman who reportedly told police that she fatally shot her husband had filed orders of protection against her estranged partner less than a month before his death, according to her attorney. Jema Donahue, 31, of Knob Noster, faces eight […]

Irwin’s Metro Lawyer Pleased Following Family’s ‘Dr. Phil’ Appearance

Posted 9:09 pm, February 3, 2012, by Jason M. Vaughn, Updated at 10:31PM, February 3, 2012 This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City-based attorney for […]

‘Nothing good could have come from today’: Lee’s Summit teen sentenced for crash that killed 2 friends

Posted 4:32 pm, December 15, 2016, by Shannon O’Brien, Updated at 05:22PM, December 15, 2016 Facebook205TwitterPinterestRedditLinkedInEmailMore INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An 18 year-old Lee’s Summit man will spend time in jail for a February crash that killed two of his best friends. The victims’ families had stated their wishes that Collin Carter serve no jail time […]

Missouri man faces new charge after sodomy charges dropped

Missouri, December 11, 2016 12:16 PM, The Associated Press TUSCUMBIA, Mo. A south-central Missouri man faces a new charge about a year after a judge ordered authorities to drop charges accusing him of sodomizing an infant. Aaron Michael Fisher, 28, was recently charged with first-degree assault after a judge in October 2015 ordered two charges […]

Lee’s Summit teen pleads guilty in vehicle crash that killed two friends

By Glenn E. Rice, grice@kcstar.com, October 14, 2016 A Lee’s Summit teenager has admitted to driving nearly twice the speed limit while trying to pass in a no-passing zone that caused a wreck that killed two friends. Collin J. Carter, 19, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of second-degree […]

KCPD failed to investigate child sex, abuse cases, documents reveal

Delays in investigations of major crimes by Kansas City Police Department’s crimes against children unit prompt suspensions of detectives and close scrutiny of the program. The Kansas City Star By Glenn E. Rice grice@kcstar.com and Donna McGuire dmcguire@kcstar.com and Ian Cummings icummings@kcstar.com For years, Kansas City police detectives failed to properly investigate some rapes, serious […]

KC Man Acquitted in 2015 Shooting Death of a Grandmother

By Glenn E. Rice grice@kcstar.com A Jackson County jury on Friday acquitted a 34-year-old man accused in the 2015 shooting death of a grandmother of seven that took place outside a residence in east Kansas City. Antwan L. Fayne of Kansas City was charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Jossette Beeks, 46, who […]

Teen On Bike Killed During Police Chase, Driver Faces Murder, DUI Charges

Teen On Bike Killed During Police Chase Driver Faces Murder, DUI Charges UPDATED 7:28 AM CST Nov 09, 2007 INDEPENDENCE, Mo. —A 17-year-old boy on a bicycle was hit and killed during a police pursuit Thursday night. The pursuit started at 39th Street and Lee’s Summit Road when police spotted two speeding cars that seemed […]

Wilfredo Pujols Sentenced For Hit-And-Run

Wilfredo Pujols Sentenced For Hit-And-Run Chris Cooper Killed When Police Chase Ends In Crash UPDATED 9:20 AM CDT Apr 23, 2009 KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The man who killed a teenager in a hit-and-run collision was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years in prison. Wilfredo J. Pujols pleaded guilty in December 2008 to second-degree murder in […]

A Year of Questions Finds Few Answers In Baby Lisa Case

A year of questions finds few answers in Baby Lisa case CHRISTINE VENDEL and GLENN E. RICE, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: September 29, 2012 Deborah Bradley hasn’t seen her daughter, the tot she calls Baby Lisa, for nearly a year. Still, she occasionally buys toddler clothes […]