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Woman now faces first-degree murder in slaying of Clinton Officer Ryan Morton

By Max Londberg And Ian Cummings  jlondberg@kcstar.com  icummings@kcstar.com April 18, 2018 09:05 PM Tammy Dee Widger’s charges in the fatal shooting of Clinton Officer Ryan Morton last month have been amended and now include first-degree murder, the Henry County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday. Widger also now faces two counts of first-degree assault. She originally faced […]



Woman charged with murder in shooting death of Clinton Officer Ryan Morton

By Ian Cummings And Max Londberg, icummings@kcstar.com, jlondberg@kcstar.com Updated March 15, 2018 09:18 AM Tammy Widger, 37, has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Clinton Officer Ryan Morton, by Henry County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  Widger allegedly committed felony murder because Morton was shot and killed “as a result of the perpetration […]



What does Gov. Greitens’ indictment mean? And what’s next? Metro attorneys break it down

Posted 10:44 pm, February 22, 2018, by Zac Summers, Updated at 10:11PM, February 22, 2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge. But what does it all mean legally? And what’s next? FOX 4’s Zac Summers spoke with two metro criminal lawyers to break it […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



Chicago Case Dredges Up Bad Memories in KC of Brutal 1984 Kidnapping.

Chicago case dredges up bad memories in KC of brutal 1984 kidnapping MARK MORRIS, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: January 9, 2013 The recent arrest in Chicago of two former cops who allegedly plotted a grisly kidnapping, extortion and murder scheme sent chills through two Kansas City […]



Curfew was broken by Jackson at work-release site on night of Waldo assault.

Curfew was broken by Jackson at work-release site on night of Waldo assault TONY RIZZO, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: May 16, 2010 Page: A1 The rapist recently preying on women in the Waldo area struck for the fifth time on Feb. 22. That same day, Bernard […]



For Inmate, Friends, & Family, Talk isn’t Cheap

For inmates, their friends and families, talk isn’t cheap in jail MARK MORRIS, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: News DATE: August 8, 2013 Granted, Joseph Camp is a chatty guy, but was all that talk worth $250 a month? That’s about what Jeannette Frank, a close family friend, spent […]



Lawyer – Jailed – Contempt – Springfield, Mo

Lawyer jailed for behavior in court LAURA BAUER, The Kansas City Star PUBLICATION: Kansas City Star, The (MO) SECTION: NEWS DATE: August 2, 2008 EDITION: 1 Page: B1 When Kansas City lawyer Carlos D. Romious represented a man accused of fraud in southwest Missouri earlier this summer, he became the talk of the county courthouse. […]