The quest for discovery of evidence in an alleged priestly abuse case in Kansas City is turning more complicated. A Jackson County Circuit Judge has ordered a third party to turn over records. And its executive director says he will not.
Thursday on Central Standard, we're searching for clues about the real lives of FBI agents and Private Investigators. We'll ask how much of their time is spent in a trench coat chasing dames vs. doing ordinary desk work.
The 19 year old Johnson County Community College student missing since Friday, December 16th , has been found unharmed, five days after her disappearance from the University of Kansas-Edwards campus in Overland Park. Police say Aisha Khan had not been abducted.
Leads have thinned into the second and third tier variety as police in Overland Park and Olathe try, for a fourth day, to learn what happened to Aisha Khan. Investigators are questioning classmates, teachers and friends of the 19 year old Johnson County Community College student.
The married student who lives in Olathe with her husband of five months was last believed studying in an outside alcove at the K.U. Edwards Campus where she had a semester final test she never took. She vanished about an hour before the noon class last Friday.
It’s been three days since a 19-year-old married college student went missing in Overland Park, and police have scoured several square miles looking for Aisha Kahn. The woman had called her sister complaining of a man harassing her.
A reward has been increased, and the FBI has extended the search.
The Johnson County Community College student hasn’t been seen since last Friday near the KU Edwards campus where she took classes. A backpack, books and a cell phone were found. Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass updated reporters this afternoon.
A 28-year prison sentence has been ordered for the career criminal who beat, slashed and left a Prairie Village, Kan., woman for dead more than a year ago.
The attacker tried to take back his guilty plea in mid-sentencing hearing. Brian Pennington, 27, asked to remove his admission to attacking Marti Hill in September 2010, but Johnson County District Judge James Franklin Davis turned him down and issued the prison term.
The 2011 National Drug Threat Assessment put Kansas City on the map, but not in a good way. For the last four years, the assessment has compiled national trends about drug usage and distribution throughout the United States. The maps featured in this year's assessment show Kansas City as one of the major routes for the distribution of illegal drugs.
Kansas City, MO. – A quarter million dollar, cash only, bond is being asked to jail a man accused of shooting a child who had been asleep in her bed. The Jackson County Prosecutor is at a loss to explain the shooting.
Kansas City Police accounts say the ten year old girl awoke in her mother's bed, middle of the night November 15th to see a man she knew holding a gun, then felt a pain in her hand. The girl was sleeping in bed with her mother in their home near 19th and College.
Kansas City, MO. – A man who admits he and others made a million dollars from selling methamphetamine in the western Missouri area has given up the fight against those and other charges. The downfall of Brad Webster came in a raid on a Lees Summit hotel.
Webster pleaded guilty today to dealing Mexican made meth funneled by the pound through a Kansas City Kansas smuggler.
Kansas City, MO. – There are novel ideas going into place that could remake the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department on multiple levels. One of them is the way violent crime is being attacked. For what may be the first time, criminals will be asked to lend their expertise.
Liberty, MO. – The Bishop of the Kansas City- St. Joseph Diocese stepped away from criminal prosecution of charges today as he agreed to face monthly questioning of a prosecutor for the next five years. A conviction on the misdemeanor charge alleging mishandling of a child pornography case carried a one year penalty.
Kansas City, MO. – Kansas City Police say a child-interview professional is conducting an interview today with the half brothers of the baby girl missing for more than a month from Kansas City's Northland.
The interview takes place on the day before Lisa Irwin's first birthday. The child was reporting taken from her parents' home on October 4. The day after, the boys, ages 8 and 5, were interviewed by police and social workers. The parents had refused permission since.
Kansas City, MO. – With the perplexing disappearance of 11 month old Lisa Irwin unresolved, an apparent dispute between legal advisers complicates the investigation. The stories from siblings remains largely unexamined.
The Kansas City lawyer representing the parents has quit, contesting accounts that she, Cyndi Short, was fired by a New York Lawyer who signed on earlier.
Short's assessment reported by Associated Press was, "He can't do that. I work for the parents."
Kansas City, MO. – Mass changes are underway inside the Kansas City Police Department. All but a half dozen top commanders have been reassigned in a reorganization that includes demotion of two deputy chiefs to different administrative jobs.
There is a new face to the way the department does business. The changes come at direction of the new police chief.
Darryl Forte was sworn in five days ago after an extensive candidate search by the Board of Police Commissioners.
Kansas City, Mo. – A state court grand jury empanelled in Kansas City has indicted the Bishop and the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on charges of failing to report child abuse. It is the first criminal indictment of a Catholic Bishop in the history of child abuse cases in the United States.
TOPEKA, Ks. – Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor says he will once again prosecute domestic battery cases from Topeka. Taylor's office and the Topeka City Council had been in a month-long standoff over who should prosecute the crimes.
After taking a budget cut, Taylor's office stopped prosecuting misdemeanor domestic abuse cases from Topeka.
Kansas City, MO. – Kansas City's next police chief will be a man who came up from bottom ranks of the department and is the first African American to lead the force. Darryl Forte' was unanimous choice of the Board of Police Commissioners.
The current deputy chief handling finance has worked as a district officer and supervisor of a homicide investigation squad. He has been a Kansas City police officer for 26 years.
Kansas City, Mo. – The Board of Police Commissioners announced this morning that Deputy Chief Darryl L. Forte, 49, lifelong Kansas City resident and 26-year department veteran, will be the next KC Chief of Police. Forte, who oversees the financial and capital improvement units in the department, is the city's first black police chief.
Kansas City, MO – The search for missing 10 month old Lisa Irwin has become more complicated in the last 12 to 14 hours. There are claims and counterclaims about the child's parents willingness to work with police.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The case of a missing 10-month-old took sudden unexpected turns last night as a conflicting statements were released by the family and police.
Police captain Steve Young's 7PM announcement was seemingly rebutted by a member or Lisa Irwin's family later in the evening. Young said the parents of the missing girl are no longer cooperating with police, "but our door is always open."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After cutting back to a minimal investigative force overnight, Kansas City police and cooperating law enforcement agencies are resuming their full-scale search for a missing 10-month-old girl.
Police say the parents of little Lisa Irwin are cooperative and there's no reason to disbelieve their story that the little girl disappeared from her bedroom in the middle of the night.
Kansas City, MO. – In the second day of searching for a 10 month old girl believed taken from her Kansas City, North home, the parents of little Lisa Irwin met reporters with an entreaty to the presumed abductor or abductors. KCUR's Dan Verbeck was there and reported it was difficult to watch and hear.
The child's father Jeremy Irwin and mother Deborah Bradley stepped from delivery by police car to stand near the police command post off Missouri Highway 210.