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September 30, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Officials at a southeast Kansas zoo say a cougar that got out of its enclosure has been recaptured. The cougar got loose Monday morning at Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo in Independence. City officials said later Monday the animal was captured and it had not left the zoo. Zoo officials had...
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September 14, 2019 - 7:21 pm
A sanitation worker for the southeast Kansas town of Independence has been killed in the crash of a truck. The Wichita Eagle reports that the crash happened Thursday on U.S. 160 as the truck was on its way to the county landfill, killing 20-year-old Taylor Lee Edwards of Independence. Edwards was a...
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May 08, 2019 - 6:14 pm
Authorities say a man has died after crashing an all-terrain vehicle into a tree in southeast Kansas. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office identified the man Tuesday in a Facebook post as Jacob Morse, 29. The post says deputies went to an Independence hospital Monday after Morse was rushed there...
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March 15, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Charging documents say a Kansas sheriff who's charged with two misdemeanors tried to interfere in the drunken driving arrest of his then-girlfriend. The affidavit released Thursday in the interference and witness intimidation case against Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks says the woman was...
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March 06, 2019 - 7:43 pm
A southeast Kansas sheriff has been charged with two misdemeanors stemming from a driving under the influence arrest. Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks was charged Friday with interference with a law enforcement officer and witness intimidation. His first appearance was Wednesday. The Kansas...
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January 25, 2019 - 7:28 pm
A Missouri woman who was raped in front of her daughter, 2, several months before prosecutors say her assailants abducted and sexually assaulted a Kansas sheriff's deputy is accusing police of mishandling her case. The Independence, Missouri, woman said Thursday that officers who investigated her...
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January 24, 2019 - 7:50 pm
A man who raped a Kansas sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to a second rape in Missouri. William Luth, 41, pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the attack on an Independence, Missouri, woman in February 2016. The sentence will run concurrently with a forty one year...
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May 11, 2018 - 7:48 pm
Applebee's is suing a Kansas City area franchise owner over the closure of a restaurant where two black women said they were falsely accused of not paying for meals in an earlier visit. The Kansas City Star reports that the chain claimed "significant brand and reputational damage" from the "...
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