Located along a remote stretch of Highway 395, the Fort Independence Travel Plaza touts a dozen gas pumps, clean restrooms and made-to-order meals for travelers visiting California's Eastern Sierra.
Two leading Democratic Missouri lawmakers on Monday asked the state’s Republican governor to call a special session to pass legislation that would safeguard contraception and medical treatment for ectopic pregnancies after a near total ban on abortion was instituted.
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, television station KSN reported.
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.
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.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Court records say a Kansas City, Missouri, man fatally shot a Kansas man who offered to give him a ride because it was raining.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The family of a man who was shot and killed while riding an Amtrak train in Missouri is suing the railroad company and the alleged shooter for at least $100 million.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal shooting of a man by Independence police officers.
The shooting occurred Friday night after a police pursuit and traffic crash, patrol spokesman Sgt.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An Independence man made millions of dollars selling catalytic converters, many of which were stolen, federal prosecutors said.
James Spick, 56, who owns J&J Recycling in Independence, was indicted this week on a 26-count indictment, the Department of Justice said Thursday.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An outside firm will investigate how an Independence police officer was paid $160,000 in overtime last year, allegedly for doing construction work on the city's police building.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of another man on an Amtrak train near Lee’s Summit last month.
Marquise Webb, 21, was arrested Monday following an armed standoff with police at a Kansas City apartment complex, the Kansas City Star reporte d.
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — The victim of a fatal shooting on an Amtrak train Friday night has been identified as a 30-year-old man from Independence, Missouri, police said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City woman has been sentenced to six years in prison after a fatal crash that occurred while she was driving drunk, the Jackson County Prosecutor's office said.
(AP) — 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.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a toddler in suburban Kansas City has been arrested in Omaha.
Police have said the child died after a gun the 2-year-old was handling discharged Friday afternoon in Independence, Missouri.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A toddler from suburban Kansas City died when a gun the child was handling discharged, police said.
The shooting happened Friday afternoon in Independence, Missouri. The name of the 2-year-old child has not been released.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri law forbidding local police from enforcing federal gun laws is hampering efforts to protect the public, federal authorities say.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a man's murder conviction in a deadly 2018 shooting outside a suburban Kansas City shopping mall because he wasn't allowed to argue at trial that he acted in self-defense.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An investigation continues after two people were found dead inside a home in the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Independence.
KMBC-TV reports that a man and a woman were found Sunday afternoon by one of their parents.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A 19-year-old has been charged with fatally shooting his 15-year-old friend with a pink gun while playing with it at an Independence home, according to court records.
Elijah Soliz was charged Friday with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the Dec.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man was convicted Wednesday of raping a woman while he was working as a nurse at a hospital in Missouri.
Chukwuemeka U. Emmanuel, 37, of Overland Park, was found guilty of first-degree rape after a bench trial.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum is scheduled to reopen with limited hours on Thursday.
The museum in Independence will initially reopen on Thursdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A teenage girl was taken to a hospital in critical condition after a Sunday afternoon shooting in the Kansas City suburb of Independence, Missouri.
Independence Police spokesman Jack Taylor said the shooting happened near the intersection of U.S.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his cousin in the kitchen of a Kansas City-area Thai restaurant has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
The Kansas City Star reports that 27-year-old Porntrep Phonjaroen of Lee's Summit was sentenced Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man who threatened two Democratic U.S. congressmen was sentenced Tuesday to 2.5 years in federal prison.
Kenneth R. Hubert, 63, of Marionville, was sentenced for threatening Rep.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City suburb of Independence is the latest in the metropolitan area to ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth.
The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to prohibit mental health professionals from using conversion therapy.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The accidental shooting death of an 8-year-old boy in suburban Kansas City happened when his younger sibling found a gun in their home, police said.
The shooting happened early Saturday morning in Independence.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy has died in an accidental shooting in suburban Kansas City over the weekend, police said.
Police in Independence said the shooting happened early Saturday morning when officer were called to a home for reports of a shooting.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An Independence man has been charged in connection with a shooting that was initially reported as a suicide.
The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said Saturday that 36-year-old Myles Blesz has been charged with second-degree murder and several other charges in the death of Waylon Williams on Oct.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his wife last year.
Larnell McDonald, 64. was sentenced Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the killing of 44-year-old Kimah McDonald, the Kansas City Star reported.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Even after his death, a Missouri police officer has helped a fellow officer in a time of need.
Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, 22, graduated from the police academy just two months ago and was fatally shot by a suspect on Wednesday.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A group of about two dozen people gathered Saturday to pay their respects to the 22-year-old Independence police officer killed in a shooting earlier in the week.
The small crowd gathered outside Centerpoint Medical Center as a motorcade escorted Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans's body from the hospital to the Jackson County Medical Examiner's office.
A Missouri officer who graduated from the police academy two months ago was shot and killed by a man being sought on burglary and theft charges, authorities said. The suspect also died in a shootout with officers.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An Independence, Missouri, police officer is hospitalized with critical injuries and another man is dead after a shooting Wednesday morning.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman who is charged with fatally shooting her boyfriend one week after she was accused of disabling her electronic monitoring device and fleeing.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The driver of a motorcycle died early Sunday after crashing into another vehicle.
Kansas City Police Department spokesman Capt. Leslie Foreman said the crash was reported near Independence and Spruce Avenues shortly after 2 a.m.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An Oak Grove man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for a shooting that killed a woman and injured a man in Independence in 2018.
David Harris, 21, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years for second-degree murder and armed criminal action and 10 years for assault and armed criminal action.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman who was found fatally injured inside a crashed car in Kansas City had been shot, police there said.
Officers were called around 8 p.m. Monday to the Parkview neighborhood for reports of a crash along Independence Avenue, police said in a news release.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park rangers and Wyoming sheriff's deputies seeking a murder suspect held a vacationing family at gunpoint for an hour without adequate cause, a lawsuit claims.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A Lee’s Summit man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the fatal shooting of an Independence man last year.
Arieous K. Walton-Merritt, 24, was given two consecutive 10-year prison sentences for involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action for the killing of Matthew Bland-Williams, federal prosecutors said Friday.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The Independence City Council rejected an ordinance that would have banned therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors.
The council voted 4-3 Monday against the ordinance, which was requested by the city's Human Relations Commission, The Examiner of Independence reported.
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (AP) — Police say they were led to human remains buried on the property of a home in unincorporated Jackson County outside of Kansas City, Missouri, by a teenager who has accused the homeowner of sexual abuse.
Authorities have found human remains on a residential property in unincorporated Jackson County amid a missing person investigation, officials said Wednesday.
Officer John Syme, spokesman for the Independence Police Department, said he could not identify the missing person or release any other details about the remains, which were found near Grain Valley, The Kansas City Star reported.
RAYMORE, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban Kansas City have arrested a man accused of killing a woman last week in her Raymore home.
Dale Williamson, 41, of Independence faces charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and a weapons count in the death of 39-year-old Katie Kellen, police said.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — After nearly two years of renovations complicated by COVID-19 restrictions, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is ready to welcome visitors back with an updated focus on how Truman's legacy resonates today.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Police in the Kansas City suburb of Independence are investigating after a teenage girl was found shot to death.
Police responding to a call found the victim Wednesday afternoon inside a home.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A motorcyclist was killed Saturday after crashing into a pickup in Independence, police said.
Officers were called to the crash around 8:15 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of U.S.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A former Independence police officer was not protected by qualified immunity after he seriously injured a teenager with a Taser and by dropping him face down on the pavement, a federal appeals court has ruled.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Higginsville man in the shooting deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in a bullet-riddled sport utility vehicle in Independence.
The bodies of Billy Davis and Ashley Walker were found Sunday in the SUV, which was parked behind a house in Independence, police said.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Two drivers were killed and one of the drivers' teenage daughter was seriously injured in a crash in suburban Kansas City earlier this week, authorities said.
The crash happened Tuesday evening, when a speeding Porsche tried to pass a car on U.S.