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Researchers' Killer Later Died in Murder-Suicide: Prosecutors

Investigators had hoped Alexa would provide answers in Kansas City case

(Newser) - Update: Prosecutors in Kansas City said Thursday that the killer of two South American medical researchers has died in a murder-suicide. In a statement, officials said Kevin Ray Moore, 42, killed the two and then set their apartment on fire. Moore was found dead in a car near Worlds of...

FBI Arrests Kansas Detective 12 Years After His Retirement

Roger Golubski allegedly used his position to sexually abuse two Black women

(Newser) - A homicide detective in Kansas used his position to sexually abuse two Black women, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. Roger Golubski, 69, who retired from the Kansas City Police Department in 2010, has been arrested by the FBI. The indictment charging him with six counts of deprivation of civil...

Pastor's Sermon Goes Viral for Eyebrow-Raising Guilt Trip

Carlton Funderburke berated congregation for not buying him Movado watch, among other items

(Newser) - It's not surprising to occasionally feel guilty in church. But one Missouri pastor's recent sermon has gone viral after he dressed down his congregants and told them he was "disgusted" with them for not buying luxury items for him. NBC News reports that the sermon delivered by...

Suit: Muslim Woman Not Allowed to Shoot at Firing Range With Hijab

Lawsuit alleges religious discrimination, range says it's a safety issue

(Newser) - A firearms store and gun range in suburban Kansas City refused to let a Muslim woman use the range unless she removed her hijab, a Muslim civil rights organization alleged in a federal lawsuit. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the law firm of Baldwin...

Police Chief Saved Baby From Drowning, Then Beat Her Dad

Greg Hallgrimson pleads guilty to assaulting suspect accused of trying to kill infant

(Newser) - A former suburban Kansas City police chief was credited with saving the life of a 6-month-old girl after her father walked into his police station in December 2018, allegedly announcing that he'd just drowned the infant in an icy pond . Greg Hallgrimson and another Greenwood, Mo., police officer raced...

43 Years After He Was Jailed, Prosecutors Admit 'Error'
43 Years After
He Was Jailed,
Admit 'Error'

43 Years After He Was Jailed, Prosecutors Admit 'Error'

They say Kevin Strickland, who had an alibi, is innocent of 1978 murders

(Newser) - Kevin Strickland has spent two-thirds of his life—43 years—behind bars for a triple murder. The problem is he wasn't even at the scene, according to prosecutors in Kansas City. "This is a profound error we must correct now," Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said...

Stray Bullet Pierces Reporter's Window, Killing Her

Aviva Okeson-Haberman worked for an NPR affiliate in Kansas City

(Newser) - A horrifying story out of Kansas City, where a 24-year-old journalist was in her apartment when she was struck and killed by what appears to have been a stray bullet that came through a window. Aviva Okeson-Haberman was found unconscious Friday afternoon by a co-worker who was concerned she wasn'...

Girl in Coma After Crash Involving Chiefs Coach Wakes

But Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach may still be out of a job

(Newser) - A 5-year-old girl who suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash with a Kansas City Chiefs coach earlier this month is out of a coma. Ariel Young awoke Monday, 11 days after Britt Reid struck her family's vehicle on a highway on-ramp near the team practice facility in Kansas City,...

City's Longtime Newspaper Offers an Apology

Kansas City Star says Black people were long depicted as 'criminals living in a crime-laden world'

(Newser) - The Kansas City Star has apologized for decades of coverage in which the city's Black residents were treated as "invisible"—unless they were involved in crimes. In an essay, " The Truth in Black and White ," editor Mike Fannin acknowledges that for much of its 140-year...

Motorbike Crash Turns Into Much, Much More

Man in Kansas City suffers three accidents at once

(Newser) - There's crashing your motorbike, and then there's this. Police say a man racing his bike in Kansas City on Thursday managed to crash, shoot himself, and get hit by another vehicle at roughly the same time, KCTV5 reports. According to police, "a weapon in his waistband discharged"...

2 Police Officers Shot in Kansas City Incidents

One was shot in the head and is in critical condition

(Newser) - A shooting Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri, left a suspect dead and a police officer in critical condition after being shot in the head, police said. It was the second shooting that injured a Kansas City officer Thursday, the AP reports; three people including a police officer were shot earlier...

2 Dead, 15 Injured in Nightclub Shooting

No motive known yet in Kansas City

(Newser) - Police say a gunman opened fire on a line of people waiting to get into a Kansas City nightclub Sunday night, with two people dead and 15 injured in the aftermath, reports the Kansas City Star . Police think the gunman was one of the two people killed after being shot...

Radio Station Cuts Deal to Air 'Russian Propaganda'

That forced RM Broadcasting to register as a foreign agent

(Newser) - Kansas City radio lovers can now hear six hours of Russian state-owned media per day, the Hill reports. That's because a Florida-based company, RM Broadcasting LLC, has agreed with Radio Sputnik to broadcast its Russian media through the Alpine Broadcasting Corp, which airs on three frequencies around Kansas City...

After a Year, KC Voters Rescind MLK Honor

Majority of voters want The Paseo back in Kansas City

(Newser) - Both sides say they're fighting to retain history. Now, the day after a contentious election, the side that fought for the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. has lost that battle. The AP reports Kansas City voted "overwhelmingly"—almost 70% of the vote, per unofficial late-night returns...

A Man Vanished Into Thin Air. A Dirt Biker Solved the Mystery

Ryan Linneman of Missouri is in critical condition after car crash left him in a ravine for a week

(Newser) - A dirt biker out for a ride stumbled across a horrifying sight on Wednesday: a smashed-up car at the bottom of a ravine, with what he thought was a dead body inside. As Fox News reports, that horror story soon became a miraculous one, as the man inside the car...

Cop Charged After 2nd Shooting With Similar Details

Sheriff's deputy Lauren Michael charged with assault after scooter incident in Kansas City

(Newser) - A 29-year-old sheriff's deputy in Jackson County, Mo., has been charged with felony assault and criminal action, and an investigation has been launched regarding a 2017 incident for which she'd received a medal of valor. "Laws that protect law enforcement's actions are a high hurdle for...

Suspect Arrested After Mass Shooting in Kansas City Bar

Second gunman is still at large, police say

(Newser) - One suspect has been arrested after a mass shooting in a Kansas City bar that killed four people and injured at least five others early Sunday. Police say Javier Alatorre, 23, was arrested across the state line in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday afternoon, hours after authorities released surveillance photos...

4 Killed, 5 Hurt in KC Bar Shooting

Shooter still on the loose, no motive known

(Newser) - Authorities say four people have been killed in an overnight shooting at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, reports the AP . KSHB-TV reports that officers were called Sunday at 1:30am to the Tequila KC Bar for a shooting. Police said someone entered the bar and opened fire, fatally wounding...

Man Guilty of Murder in Death of Fleeing Victim

Case sparked changes to 911 system

(Newser) - In August 2017, Kansas City woman Shannon Keithley fled her home and died when her SUV slammed into a concrete pillar as she was calling 911. Police found Orlando Taylor hiding under the back deck of her home and charged him with rape and burglary. On Wednesday, a jury found...

Doctor Pulls Brown Recluse From a Woman's Ear

Spider moved in but didn't bite

(Newser) - That swishing sound in Susie Torres' ear sounded like water. Maybe it was caused by a recent allergy shot, she thought. The slight pain didn't let up, so she decided to have her ear examined after work. A medical assistant had one look and went for help, KSHB reports....

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