When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.
The Lenexa Police Department has issued a statement about an arrest video that captured national attention, saying the officer acted appropriately. The video pictured an officer who made a traffic stop this week near 95th and Halsey because the individual was not wearing a seat belt. Officers learned the individual had warrants out for his arrest.
Willie E. Parker is accused of killing 54-year-old Michel G. Ziade on Tuesday. Parker was last seen near the hospital in the 3900 block of Rainbow Boulevard. He should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.
If you don’t mind veering off the beaten path a little, we have some ideas. We dispatched Kansas City Star writers in every direction to find some of the odder attractions in Missouri and Kansas. Some of these places might not be your final destination, but then again, if you like quirky, they could be. And several are right here in the Kansas City area.
Brett and Shannon Cottrell have each been charged with a felony after their dog attacked a 17-month-old boy on July 25 in their residence. Isaiah Francis suffered significant injuries, including skull fractures and more than 60 puncture wounds.
Jeff O’Rear and his partner found the 6-month-old dog near death inside a sweltering vehicle Saturday, sprawled inside its kennel and tongue dangling when they rescued it. O’Rear and his wife kept the adoption a secret from their two daughters until Wednesday.
Investigators believe the two men robbed the Commerce Bank at 6100 Troost Ave. about 2 p.m. Thursday. One man entered the bank armed, according to the FBI, while a second man waited in a vehicle in the parking lot.
Michel G. Ziade, the owner of a medical transportation company, was fatally shot Tuesday outside the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. His family remembers him as an amazing father to his 5-year-old daughter and as a respected employer.
Two males and a female were arrested after an auto burglary investigation that led troopers and other police agencies on a pursuit beginning in Shawnee, continuing in Tonganoxie to U.S. 59 and ending in Lawrence.
A woman called police to her house in the 8300 block of East 110th Street and reported that a young man who was staying at the home “lunged at her with an ax,” police said. After negotiations with police, the man exited and was detained.