Lawrence John Ripple pleaded guilty to robbing the Bank of Labor in Kansas City, Kan., last September. After the robbery, he said he would rather be in jail than be at home with his wife. His wife, however, attended the court hearing with him.
In most cases, the public still doesn’t know what — if anything — the Kansas Department for Children and Families did or could have done to protect the children. The Kansas Legislature in 2004 passed a disclosure law meant to provide transparency after a child’s death or serious injury. But a Kansas City Star investigation has found that the law is largely ineffective, allowing the department to operate in a cloud of secrecy.
Ruby Price, 72, of Bonner Springs; Tyler Korn, 27, of St. Ann, Mo.; and Amjad Daoud, 32, of Lutz, Fla., allegedly concocted a fraud scheme that targeted Kansas City-area homeowners facing mortgage foreclosure.
Sherrie Householder, 59, of Nixa, Mo., was sentenced to two years in federal prison and repay more than $8 million. She operated Flash Technology in Springfield, Mo., which sold counterfeit cellphone components across the country.
Two men who reportedly suffered brain injuries in separate beatings outside Country Club Plaza restaurants in 2015 are suing the Plaza and the men charged in the assaults. One defendant facing criminal charges, Justin Polson of Overland Park, is scheduled for trial in April.
Kansas City Mounted Patrol horse "Sully" is headed to pasture after 8 years of service. The horse is named in honor of Officer John J. O'Sullivan who died in the line of duty on December 12, 1978. O'Sullivan's daughter and many others gathered for a retirement party on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Mounted Patrol stable in Swope Park.
Keith MyersThe Kansas City Star
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