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Murder charges filed in I-70 shooting in Independence

Murder charges filed in I-70 shooting in Independence | The Kansas City Star By Toriano Porter, tporter@kcstar.com September 30, 2017 7:59 PM Michael T. Dumas, 26, was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action one day after a man was found shot to death in a car in the parking lot of an Independence […]

Not guilty plea entered for man accused of slaying off-duty Lee’s Summit police officer

The Kansas City Star By Glenn E. Rice And Joe Robertson grice@kcstar.com September 21, 2017 1:34 PM A 22-year-old man charged with firing handgun into a crowd during a party in Westport and killing an off-duty Lee’s Summit police officer made his first court appearance on Thursday. The court entered a plea of not guilty […]

His body was decomposing for 8 months in a truck at the airport while his family searched for him

Randy Potter’s decomposing body was found at Kansas City International airport on Sept. 12. Potter’s wife, Carolina Potter, looks for answers about her husband’s death. (KSHB) While Randy Potter’s family and friends were searching across states to find him for the past eight months, his body was decomposing in a truck at a nearby airport. […]

Missing man’s body sat in a truck in an airport parking lot for eight months

Carolina Potter describes her frustrations at how Lenexa and KCI Airport police handled her missing person report on her husband Randy Potter. He was missing for eight months until Kansas City police found Potter’s body last week at KCI Airport when they were alerted to a foul odor coming from a truck. He appeared to […]

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 […]