The jail that occupies the top floors of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City has not been used for nearly 40 years, but images from the archives of The Kansas City Star show how the facility got a reputation as a place where no one wanted to be.
Reports of shocking brutality, filth and incompetence within the walls of the Jackson County Detention Center have sparked multiple investigations and no shortage of controversy and embarrassment since the FBI started looking into reports of guards abusing prisoners two years ago. Now some public officials are calling for construction of a new, larger jail.
Dr John Doane at Discover Vision Center led seven years of FDA trials on a new type of laser eye surgery. The surgery, which is already popular overseas, was approved in September and Doane is now training other surgeons on it.
A naked man carrying a 5-gallon bucket stole a truck with a $25,000 swan statue in the back from a Lakeland, Florida business on May 19, 2017. The truck was recovered in Hillsborough County, but the swan was not. The man was identified as Ronald Thompson. He was arrested and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.
Philadelphia police are looking for suspect shown in surveillance video taking medications from the shelves and hiding them in his jacket at a Family Dollar Store. When he was approached by security he pulled a knife and fled.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety released dash camera video showing a serious crash involving a bus and car Wednesday. The car was travelling at a high rate of speed and hit the bus as it was going through a green light. Both drivers were in serious condition and the bus driver had part of her leg amputated, according to Wood TV 8 in Kalamazoo.
Judy O'Connor moved from Florida to California to help her son, Marty, attend classes and take notes while he worked towards his Master of Business Administration at Chapman University. On graduation day, Marty coordinated a surprise to thank his mom.
Residents inside of a house in the 4300 block of Forest Avenue angrily respond when Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker joined Historic Manheim Park Neighborhood Association leaders to hand-deliver a notice threatening to pursue legal action to seize their property.
Jackson County prosecutors on Wednesday threatened to take legal action against the owner of a house at 43rd Street and Forest Avenue in Kansas City that has been the source of repeated gunfire, street fights, unruly crowds and other illegal activity.