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Tax preparer sentenced for fraudulent tax returns

Apr. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 45-year-old tax preparer who filed dozens of fraudulent returns has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison without parole. Onrea Knox-Lewis, of Kansas City, was sentenced Thursday and was ordered to pay $238,666 in restitution to the government. She pleaded...

Ex-Boy Scout leader sentenced for distributing child porn

Apr. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former St. Joseph Boy Scout leader has been sentenced to six years in prison without parole for distributing child pornography over the internet. Federal prosecutors say Michael Goeller was sentenced Thursday. He was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release after...

GM Veach gets to place stamp on Chiefs with his 1st draft

Apr. 18, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — From the moment he took over the Kansas City Chiefs' front office, general manager Brett Veach has been willing to go out on a limb, whether it was signing a big-name free agent or swinging a trade or releasing a well-known player. Now, he will finally have a chance to show what he...

Truman Medical in Kansas City receives $10 million donation

Apr. 18, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Truman Medical Center says it has received a record $10 million donation from the Sunderland Foundation. The donation announced Thursday brings Truman Medical more than halfway to its $18.8 million goal to expand and improve its neo-natal intensive care unit. The Kansas City Star...

Teen charged with killing man who was trying to fix vehicle

Apr. 18, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A teenager who is suspected of fatally shooting a man as he was trying to fix a vehicle in Kansas City has been arrested at his father's home in Columbia. Eighteen-year-old Bryant Brown was taken into custody Tuesday and charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and armed criminal...

Woman convicted of killing man in Kansas City home

Apr. 18, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman has been convicted in the shooting and stabbing death of a man in her Kansas City home. The Kansas City Star reports that 46-year-old Michelle Dunkin was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death...

Man dies of electrocution in suburban Kansas City home

Apr. 18, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after being electrocuted while working in the garage of a suburban Kansas City home. The Kansas City Star reports that police say the man's death Wednesday morning in Shawnee, Kansas, is under investigation but appears to be an accident. The name of the...

Lawmakers upset with Missouri-Kansas City chancellor

Apr. 17, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Republican Missouri lawmakers are calling for the resignation of University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal over what they say was his inadequate response to the disruption of a conservative speaker's appearance last week. Lawmakers also threatened to...

2 men charged in 11-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, killing

Apr. 16, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two men have been charged in an 11-year-old home invasion killing in Kansas City, Kansas. Prosecutors announced Monday that 29-year-old Corey Mason, of Kansas City, Kansas, has been charged with first-degree murder and 35-year-old Daniel Kidwell, of Kansas City, Missouri, with...

Man convicted of 5 murders in Kansas City cul-de-sac in 2014

Apr. 15, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man with a violent past has been convicted of killing five people in 2014 in a quiet cul-de-sac in south Kansas City. Brandon Howell, 39, was found guilty Monday on five counts of first-degree murder and seven other felonies in the killings. Prosecutors have said they intend to...