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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 […]

‘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 […]

Bishop Finn and Diocese in Court Today

Bishop Finn and diocese in court today JUDY L. THOMAS and MARK MORRIS, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: September 5, 2012 Almost a year after Bishop Robert Finn and his diocese were charged with failing to report child-abuse suspicions, they will appear in court today to lay […]

Wounded teenager denies misdeed Officer shot boy wielding BB gun

Wounded teenager denies misdeed Officer shot boy wielding BB gun CHRISTINE VENDEL The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: METRO DATE: January 30, 2002 EDITION: METROPOLITAN Page: B2 A 15-year-old boy, who was shot in the chin by a Kansas City police officer in December, has denied pointing a weapon at the […]

Judge says boy did not aim at police. “We’re very pleased,” said Attorney John Picerno

  Judge says boy did not aim at police CHRISTINE VENDEL The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: METRO DATE: March 8, 2002 EDITION: METROPOLITAN Page: B4 A juvenile court judge has ruled that a 15-year-old boy wounded by police in December did flee from the officer but did not point a […]

Boyfriend of mother sentenced to 30 years as part of plea bargain.

Man confesses to killing girl, 4 Boyfriend of mother sentenced to 30 years as part of plea bargain. JOE LAMBE Staff Writer PUBLICATION: The Kansas City Star SECTION: JOHNSON COUNTY/METRO DATE: April 21, 1995 EDITION: JOHNSON COUNTY Page: C3 Four-year-old Briiana Buersmeyer’s mother said the girl would cry when she went to work and left her […]