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Missouri man gets prison term for killing friend in Kansas

Jun. 16, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for the shooting death of his friend in Wichita three years ago. Brandon Craig, 25, of Independence, Missouri, was sentenced Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court to 74 months in prison,...

Suspected serial killer charged in Missouri over 7th death

May. 28, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suspected serial killer already charged in six killings in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas has been charged with first-degree murder in a seventh death. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced the new murder charge Friday against Perez...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 17, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 16, 2022. Editorial: Break up this abusive football cartel The outright duplicity that guided the words and actions of Rams owner Stan Kroenke and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, among others, were widely assumed but...

Fire in Independence home leaves 4 injured, 2 critically

Apr. 23, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities said a fire Saturday morning in an Independence residence with 11 people in the household left four people hurt, including two juveniles. The Independence Fire Department responded to a call just after 8:30 a.m. and discovered heavy smoke coming...

Independence candidate sues after election winner dies

Apr. 15, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Independence City Council member Mike Huff is suing to retain his seat on the council after one of the winning candidates died shortly after the election. Huff was one of four candidates who ran for two council seats in the April 5 election. He came in...