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Man who admitted sodomizing baby faces new charge; case outraged Ozarks area

In a case that outraged the Lake of the Ozarks community, Aaron Michael Fisher had been charged with sodomizing and beating his 5-month-old daughter after watching porn. Fisher admitted the crime, but a judge later freed him, saying Fisher’s right to a speedy trial had been violated. Now, Fisher is back in jail on a new charge relating to the same incident.

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Judge orders new trial in KC sleeping juror murder case

A Jackson County judge ordered a new trial Friday for Christopher V. Perkins, 50, who had been found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death last year of Kelvin Paige, 53, near 25th and Campbell streets. A member of the jury had been spotted sleeping, the judge wrote.

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A Christmas tree tradition expands in Parkville

Parkville residents rallied together last week to secure MoDot permits to continue a community tradition - the decoration of 9 Highway trees. On Friday, a group gathered to bring holiday cheer to the highway.
Katy Bergen The Kansas City Star
A Christmas tree tradition expands in Parkville 1:20

A Christmas tree tradition expands in Parkville

Kansas City police investigate homicide on Troost Avenue 0:59

Kansas City police investigate homicide on Troost Avenue

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Rogue One: 'A Star Wars Story' commercial says #CreateCourage

Explosives bring down Platte Purchase Bridge 1:29

Explosives bring down Platte Purchase Bridge