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Missouri man alleging sexual abuse by priest seeks $10 million from diocese
By Carey Gillam INDEPENDENCE Mo. (Reuters) - It has been 30 years, but Kansas City's Catholic diocese still should pay a heavy price for allowing a now-dead priest to repeatedly sexually abuse a former altar boy, a lawyer for the alleged victim said in court Monday, kicking off a $10 million lawsuit against the diocese. Jon David Couzens, then age 10, said he was molested 20 times over two years ...
October 23 2014
Teen critically injured after police use stun gun on him
Family and friends are questioning the use of force by Independence police after a struggle with an officer sent a 17-year-old to the hospital.
October 05 2014
States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid
If all goes according to plan, next year many Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to make monthly contributions to so-called Health Independence Accounts. Those who don't may have to pay more of the cost of their medical services, and in some cases may be refused services. Supporters say it will help nudge Medicaid beneficiaries toward becoming more cost-conscious health care ...
August 01 2014
Arkansas may become the next state to make Medicare members contribute to HSAs
If all goes according to plan, next year many Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to make monthly contributions to so-called Health Independence Accounts. Those that don't may have to...
August 01 2014
KCK man pleads guilty in Independence triple murder
A Kansas City, Kan., man has pleaded guilty to his role in the triple murder in Independence that resulted from a drug-trafficking conspiracy in November 2012.Raul Soto, 23, of Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to one count of participating in a conspiracy to possess 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and one count of using a firearm during the ...
July 29 2014
On the anniversary of son’s murder, mom still seeking justice for Corey Laykovich
Kansas City, Kansas
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Exactly one year since her son’s murder, an Independence woman is pleading for anyone with information to come forward and help solve the case. The family of 22-year-old Corey Laykovich had a balloon release and candlelight vigil Sunday night in hopes of sparking fresh leads for detectives. Laykovich returned home from a […]
July 28 2014
September execution date set for Kansas City-area killer Leon Taylor
Saint Louis, Missouri
He who murdered a service station attendant in Independence, Mo., in 1994.
July 24 2014
18th Annual Operation Car Care - Pittsburg, KS.
Independence, kansas
Covenant Harvest Church King's Automotive will give around 100 free oil change services to single mothers and widows on July 26th.
July 01 2014
Shared Care clinic closes its doors
Independence, kansas
While those speaking about Medicaid expansion typically have a conversation couched in terms of the conditional “if,” the Shared Care Free Clinic's former medical director Bridget McCandless prefers to speak in a more definite tense.“When Medicaid expansion occurs, a lot of our patients won't be seen here anymore,” she said referring to the stalled Medicaid expansion packaged with the Affordable ...
July 01 2014
United Spinal's 3rd Annual Roll on Capitol Hill: Wheelchair Users and Disability Advocates Lead
Independence, kansas
NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), gathered in Washington, D.C. on June 22-25 for Roll on Capitol Hill to shape policies that impact the health, independence and quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). Roll on Capitol ...
July 01 2014
Private Option Backers Roll Out Next Phase
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Supporters of the private option introduced the planned creation of health savings accounts for medicaid expansion recipients on Tuesday. A healthcare independence account allows recipients to save money monthly to go towards healthcare costs. Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson says anyone making above $5,700 annually will receive a health savings card. "These are folks ...
June 25 2014
Arkansas twister was EF-4, matches '08 storm rating
Independence, Missouri
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Forecasters say a tornado that hit Little Rock's suburbs and killed 15 people had winds approaching 200 mph. Sunday's storm was rated as a "high-end" EF4 on a scale of tornado strength.
May 29 2014
Mental health merger discussed at coffee
STROTHER FIELD — A merger between the Cowley County Mental Health and Couseling Center and Four County Mental Health Center, based in Independence, was announced formally Friday morning at a coffee hosted by the Arkansas City and Winfield area chambers of commerce.
May 16 2014
Baltic states lead push to cut Russia gas reliance
Independence, Kansas
(AP Photo/Hoegh LNG). This Jan. 26, 2014 photo provided by Hoegh LNG on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 shows Hoegh's gas vessel 'Independence' during her sea trial.
May 10 2014
CASA volunteer helps girl find new family
An Independence family credits a Jackson County CASA volunteer with helping them adopt a young girl who had been in foster care for four years.
May 08 2014
Man charged in death of fan at Arrowhead Stadium
A suburban Kansas City man has been charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Kansas City Chiefs fan who was beaten to death in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot after passing out in the wrong vehicle. Joshua T. Bradley, 23, of Independence, Mo., was arraigned Friday and is being held on $75,000 cash-only bond. He is accused of striking the blow that killed Kyle Van ...
February 22 2014
Senate bill seeks tighter death sentence appeals
Independence, Kansas
State and county prosecutors prepared to testify Tuesday on behalf of a bill crafted to force the Kansas Supreme Court to more quickly process appeals of capital punishment defendants.
January 20 2014
Man charged in deadly wreck had license suspended or revoked 13 times
Independence, Kansas
An Independence man has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal wreck on Monday in east Kansas City.
January 14 2014
Two crash victims remain hospitalized; police release dashcam video of chase
Independence, Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Independence man has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal crash that happened...
January 14 2014
Independence man charged with murder in deadly wreck
An Independence man has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal wreck on Monday in east Kansas City.
January 14 2014
Driver charged for causing fatal crash in KC while fleeing police
A 22-year-old Independence man on probation for driving with a revoked license was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder for allegedly killing a Kansas City man in a Monday morning traffic crash.
January 14 2014
Independence man ordered to repay $13,000 for Medicaid Fraud
Walter Gibson, 43, was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $13,292.19 to the Kansas Medicaid program by Judge Gary House in Montgomery County District Court.
January 10 2014
Independence, Kan., man accused of fatally stabbing girlfriend
INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) -- A 41-year-old Independence man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of his 35-year-old girlfriend.
January 10 2014
Independence, Kansas Man Charged With Murder Of His Girlfriend
An Independence, Kansas man is being held on a $1 million bond after police found a woman dead inside a home in the 200 block of South 2nd Street early Monday.
January 09 2014
Suspect’s bond set at $5 million in slaying of family
Lincoln, kansas
The suspect in the murders of Cami Umbarger and her three children is being held on a $5 million bond pending the formal filing of charges. David C. Bennett Jr., 22, of Cherryvale, was transported to the Labette County Jail in Oswego after having been arrested Tuesday night in Independence following a manhunt involving several area law enforcement agencies.
December 08 2013
Two men arraigned in shooting death
Park, kansas
Two men were arraigned Monday in the apparently random shooting death of a Raytown man who was sleeping in his Jeep on a quiet Independence street Oct. 30. Charles T. Carr III, 23, of Kansas City was charged over the weekend. He faces second-degree murder and armed criminal action charges in the death of Erik S. Schwartz. Those are the same charges filed against Chad D. Terry Jr., 19, who is ...
December 01 2013
Man charged in Independence shooting death
By Sheila Davis A homeless man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Erik S. Schwartz in Independence on Oct. 30. Chad D. Terry Jr., 19, faces one count of second-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action in Schwartz’s death. Robbery was the apparent motive, The Jackson County Prosecutor’s office reported. Schwartz, of Raytown, [...]
November 30 2013
History Center welcomes visitors at the courthouse
Reading, kansas
On the first floor of the newly renovated Truman Courthouse is the History Center, the “first point of contact” for the Jackson County Historical Society. It’s where books ranging from “Truman” to “Hospital Hill” are for sale. It’s where tours of the courthouse on the Independence Square begin. It’s where people come with questions about their family history, a piece of property or something ...
November 01 2013
3 injured in crash on Hwy 141 sent to hospital
Independence, virginia
Three people have been taken to the hospital after an accident on Arkansas Highway 141 near KAIT Road Monday morning.
October 17 2013
Prosecutors charge man for shooting, killing 78-year-old mother
Home, kansas
Jackson County prosecutors charged an Independence man with the Friday night murder of his mother.
August 23 2013
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