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Missouri prosecutors to seek death penalty in killing of court employee and police officer

May. 22, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri prosecutors said Wednesday that they intend to seek the death penalty against a Kansas City-area man who is charged with murder in the killings of a court employee who tried to serve an eviction notice on him and a police officer who responded. ...

Man confesses to killing hospitalized wife because he couldn't afford to care for her, police say

May. 06, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-area man who's charged with killing his hospitalized wife told police he couldn't take care of her or afford her medical bills, court records say. Ronnie Wiggs made his first appearance Monday on a second-degree murder charge and was referred...

Voters reject stadium tax for Royals and Chiefs, leaving future in KC in question

Apr. 03, 2024 06:16 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The future of the Royals and Chiefs in Kansas City was thrown into question Tuesday night when residents of Jackson County, Missouri, resoundingly voted down a sales tax measure that would have helped to fund a new downtown ballpark along with major renovations to...

Missouri police charge man with 2 counts first-degree murder after officer, court employee shot

Mar. 01, 2024 18:08 PM EST

A Kansas City-area man whose home was sold as he struggled to pay delinquent taxes killed a court employee who tried to serve an eviction notice and a police officer who responded, authorities said Friday in announcing charges. Larry Acree, of Independence, Missouri, is charged with...

Court worker serving an eviction notice and a police officer fatally shot in Missouri, police say

Mar. 01, 2024 10:12 AM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A court employee trying to serve an eviction notice at a home in Independence, Missouri, was shot and killed Thursday and two police officers who responded to help him also were shot, one fatally. “I’m very tragically sorry to report that we lost one of...

A court worker serving an eviction notice and an officer were fatally shot in Missouri, police say

Feb. 29, 2024 18:48 PM EST
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A court worker serving an eviction notice and an officer were fatally shot in Missouri, police say.

Authorities say two police officers have been shot and wounded in Independence, Missouri; their conditions are not known

Feb. 29, 2024 15:48 PM EST
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two police officers have been shot and wounded in Independence, Missouri; their conditions are not known.