Kansas City

August 17, 2018 - 6:08 pm
The Kansas City Zoo has a special rhino that's kept hidden from the public. An eastern black rhinoceros named Imara spends all day inside a barn or a small shaded pen because of a skin condition that makes it dangerous to be in the sun. Kirk Suedmeyer is the zoo's head veterinarian. He says Imara...
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August 17, 2018 - 8:44 am
Kansas City police are investigating the death of a woman who was found dead along an interstate ramp. Police say the woman was found Thursday night suffering from gunshot wounds on a ramp near Lee's Summit. She was taken to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The victim's identity has...
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August 14, 2018 - 7:19 pm
A man who fought with and threatened security officers outside a federal office building in Kansas City has been sentenced to 15 years without parole. James Everett Jr., 32, of Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced Tuesday for threatening a federal law enforcement officer, resisting a federal law...
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August 13, 2018 - 8:52 pm
Officials with Lee Jeans say the company plans to move its headquarters from Merriam, Kansas, to North Carolina. The company announced Monday that the move to Greensboro, North Carolina, is part of a reorganization and split by its parent company, VF Corp. Lee Jeans will join Wrangler jeans in...
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August 07, 2018 - 6:42 pm
A man has been sentenced to three consecutive life sentences on federal hate crime charges for killing an Indian immigrant and wounding two other men in a Kansas bar. The Johnson County District Court had already sentenced Adam Purinton to life in prison for first-degree murder in the February 2017...
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August 05, 2018 - 8:40 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are again calling for the community's help in addressing violence following a night of deaths and injuries. The Kansas City Star reports that one woman died of a gunshot wound and police suspect foul play in another woman's death between Saturday night and...
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August 01, 2018 - 5:52 pm
Police agencies in northeastern Kansas are opposing a proposal from the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office to study potential wrongful conviction cases. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree recently sought funding from the Unified Government Board of County Commissioners to...
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July 30, 2018 - 9:45 pm
The top federal public defender in Kansas has asked a judge to reconvene a hearing on whether prosecutors improperly used secret recordings of conversations between inmates and their attorneys at a federal prison in Kansas. Public Defender Melody Brannon says in a court filing Monday that the...
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July 30, 2018 - 6:06 pm
A grassroots organization's goal of a weekend in Kansas City without any murders has again been spoiled. The Kansas City Police Department had been reporting more than 60 homicides heading into this past weekend. Organizer Ronell Bailey says these types of events bring out the family to a safe...
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July 28, 2018 - 5:19 pm
The interim superintendent for the Kansas City, Kansas, school district has resigned after less than a month leading the district. Julie Ford resigned Friday, effective immediately. She did not explain her decision, which comes just days before incoming superintendent Charles Foust begins his...
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