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Former Independence pastor arrested on child sex charges

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According to Wisconsin police, a former Kansas City area pastor was arrested after being caught using online dating apps to entice someone he thought was a teenager for sexual interaction. Scott Patschke ...

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AG Jeff Sessions to speak in Kansas City today

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United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Kansas City today to hear testimony from local law enforcement on escalating crime. The goal is reducing violent crime in the metro which ...

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3 charged in murder of local woman who retired to Belize

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Three people connected to disappearance of a Blue Springs woman in the Central American country of Belize have been arrested and charged with her murder. The body of 68-year-old Sherris Stringham had been ...

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Two charged in Church of the Resurrection shooting

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Two men have been charged in a shooting that erupted after a high school graduation at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood. The May 17 shooting wounded two people, including ...

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Local church discovers secretary stole half million dollars

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A Blue Springs church is dealing with the reality that a beloved church secretary was a thief. For almost a decade, the employee and member of a St. Robert Bellarmine Parish got ...

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Suspect arrested for robbing lemonade stand at gunpoint

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North Carolina authorities arrested a juvenile Wednesday, Aug. 8, they say robbed a 9-year-old lemonade vendor of $17 at gunpoint, a stickup that prompted an outpouring of sympathy and donations for the ...

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Violence over weekend frustrates business and police

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It was a busy weekend for violence in Kansas City.  Police efforts to end a string of violent shootings was unsuccessful starting on Aug. 3. Since that day 23 people were shot, ...

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Son sells home to repay church money embezzled by mother

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A 70-year-old woman who was jailed after she embezzled more than $95,000 from her church in the U.K. has repaid the amount after her son and daughter-in-law sold their own house to ...

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Police search for suspects in brutal beating of elderly man

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California police continue search for multiple suspects involved in the beating of an elderly man on Independence Day. He was allegedly beaten to a bloody pulp by a woman with a brick, ...

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Two Kansas deputies arrest two police chiefs in 5 months

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The sheriff’s deputies in Allen County, Kansas have been forced to arrest two police chiefs this year alone. In fact, they’ve done it in the past 5 months. The Wichita Eagle explained ...

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Harrisonville police investigate theft of gold chalice from church

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Harrisonville police are investigating the theft of a golden chalice from a local church. A police spokesman said a gold plated silver chalice was reported stolen Friday, June 29 from Our Lady of ...

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Attorney General Hawley fights to get rape kits tested

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The almost 4,890 Missouri rape kits sitting in police evidence lockers or hospital storage likely represent only a fraction of the untested evidence across the state, according to the state Attorney General’s ...

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Funeral plans scheduled for murdered police officers

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Funeral arrangements have been announced for two Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputies who were killed in shooting Friday while transporting a prisoner from a court hearing. The inmate shot Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies ...

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Kansas City gets rain of shootings over weekend

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Kansas City is living up to its reputation as a violent city after a flurry of shootings over the weekend. The violence took place in a variety of places including a Raytown ...

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After murder of wife and son, pastor wrestles with faith

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On the afternoon of Oct. 10, 2011 — his wedding anniversary – Les Ferguson’s world came crashing down as his wife, Karen, and the couple’s son Cole, 21, were shot to death ...

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